It seems like the end is nigh for Mike Babcock and the Leafs, and we are past the point of no return on his time as the Leafs coach. Whether you agree with that being the right decision or not, the fact that the fans, the team, the league, the media, etc. are collectively holding their breath for the inevitable announcement likely means that a couple of wins won’t really change a whole lot, and frankly at best close off the concerns about the immediate losing streak, not the overall underwhelming start to the season, and certainly not the past playoff failures.
The Leafs have checked a couple of critical boxes on whether or not we would see Babcock departing.
There’s been the closed door, players only meeting that has never been a good sign when it comes to a coach’s employment status. And while players will assert that these meetings do happen with frequency throughout the year, they certainly have a way of popping up with losing streaks and concerns over coaches.
There’s been a handful of articles, insider radio hits discussing the potential that Mike Babcock has lost the room and players don’t …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation