Yeah, the Babs firing/Keefe hiring is beginning to look like the "there is no spoon" moment for this team. They just look next level scary right now. Kinda what we all expected with an offence that stacked.
I had mentioned before how I believe that Babcock will get another shot .... I was wrong.Babs is finished.
Issue with Babs is $ even more than than the stories that have come out. They'll be no 50 million bidding war for his services again. hat team will offer 6 million per to make up for the 18 he'll get the net 3 year?Babs will get his shot elsewhere and soon. Some team will want an old school warden, one who is out for revenge and has something to prove to the world. And he’ll want to be in our division. I’d guess he’s busy becoming proficient in French....
Well! Somebody obviously doesn’t like grinding fourth line hockey.Nah, some of the pundits have been asking GM's about Babcock and they've all been saying they can't see him being hired; at least they would never hire Babcock themselves. It's going to be a while before he's back, and the league is much better for it overall.
if Keefe leads the Leafs to multiple 110+ point seasons and deep playoff runs, that won't be the narrative at all. It will be that ******* Mike is the new Keenan. Look at how he treated poor little Mitchy during his rookie season and for more Babcock analysis we turn to TSN's new insider, Mike Commodore.Sounds like some of you are cheering for babs not to get a shot. I want him hired tomorrow. Don't want Toronto to be the destination where careers come to die. If we can kill Bab's career we can kill anyone's...or so the narrative would be.
Most fans are 1) Pretty blind to analytics, to the point of either pure ignorance or if they do have some grasp of them, are doubtful towards their validity and 2) More susceptible to the prevailing media narratives of the momentI think he'll get another shot.
I know quite a few people who I usually find to be pretty thoughtful who genuinely believe that our struggles to begin the year were products of injuries/schedule/more Hutch starts and that we would've turned it around with this schedule even without the coaching change which I personally find a bit puzzling since the numbers are so across-the-board significantly better.