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Coach Mike Babcock
« on: May 20, 2015, 01:59:34 PM »
As I predicted months ago, Mike Babcock is now the coach of our Toronto Maple Leafs!

Dreger reporting he has been hired. 8yr / 50 million
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REPORT: Leafs hire Babcock
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 01:59:45 PM »
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Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million.

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 02:00:19 PM »
To be honest...didn't think this would happen.
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Re: REPORT: Leafs hire Babcock
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2015, 02:00:43 PM »
$6M+ per . . . that's quite the contract.
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Re: REPORT: Leafs hire Babcock
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 02:00:57 PM »
FriedgeHNIC: 8 years, maybe an out after five.

FriedgeHNIC: Front-loaded deal...high salary in first two years

FriedgeHNIC: May also have discussed Shanahan taking GM role, or Babcock/Shanahan having final say over personnel decisions.
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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 02:02:51 PM »

Well, I suppose that's how you take out your, uh, doodle and throw it down on the table.
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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015, 02:03:26 PM »
**** yeah!  Woo.


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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 02:03:40 PM »
Ouch

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 02:03:40 PM »
DGB nails it, as usual:


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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2015, 02:04:27 PM »
Let the rebuild now begin.

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Re: REPORT: Leafs hire Babcock
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2015, 02:04:34 PM »
FriedgeHNIC: 8 years, maybe an out after five.

FriedgeHNIC: Front-loaded deal...high salary in first two years

FriedgeHNIC: May also have discussed Shanahan taking GM role, or Babcock/Shanahan having final say over personnel decisions.

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To make this day even crazier, Guy Boucher is meeting with TOR. Assistant coach?

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2015, 02:04:40 PM »
FriedgeHNIC: To make this day even crazier, Guy Boucher is meeting with TOR. Assistant coach?

Curiouser and curiouser. Flexing that financial muscle?
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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2015, 02:05:00 PM »
I played it pretty cool before when I said I didn't care if we signed Babcock or not, but this is great. Especially if he's in it for the long-haul as his contract would suggest.

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2015, 02:06:16 PM »
FriedgeHNIC: To make this day even crazier, Guy Boucher is meeting with TOR. Assistant coach?

Curiouser and curiouser. Flexing that financial muscle?

I wondered if they'd talk to Paul MacLean, who was an assistant under Babcock in Detroit. But that would be good too. Nobody will likely offer Boucher a head coach job right now. Get him as an assistant and maybe somebody pays you a 3rd rounder for him later. Genius.

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 02:06:30 PM »

Well, I suppose that's how you take out your, uh, doodle and throw it down on the table.

Agreed. 

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Re: Mike Babcock is the Leafs new Coach!
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2015, 02:06:30 PM »