At the time, it was either him or fucking Guy Boucher. I can't imagine these young Leafs 1-3-1'ing their way to any kind of development, growth, or success.I may have done that yesterday. Some pretty amazing stuff.
Some Leafs fans were pretty reserved, though. You have to remember how beaten down they were back in 2015. Many understood that it wasn't going to be a panacea, but virtually everyone DID think that he was *the* coach to take them to the promised land within those 8 years.
summary for us plebs?The Marlies and Leafs are on the same page when it comes coaching in terms of their systems, but that doesn't mean there aren't differences.theathletic.com
old article that details what babcock and keefe do differently in terms of systems
I'll admit I had high hopes... but it was completely based on Babcock not being a damn idiot and Sandin being in the lineup to shore up the loss of Gardiner.Like, its no secret to anyone with a brain that the leafs are underperforming. And no one with a brain was thinking they were going to win the cup this year.
hoping the coach change makes a difference, but I don’t think were going to magically change overnight.
Habs have improved from last year for sure, and the Sens look better too (although I thought they had an ok ish start last year too?)
leafs wont go anywhere playing how they’ve been playing, even when they were winning.
EDIT: I challenge Something Creative to find a post of myself saying were going to win the cup this year, even. I don’t know if any NHLERA leafs fan would have said anything of the like either, non sarcastically.
I'll admit I had high hopes... but it was completely based on Babcock not being a damn idiot and Sandin being in the lineup to shore up the loss of Gardiner.
Alas, Babcock doubled down on his stupidity (but with less stretch passes, hooray) but then he sent Sandin to the marlies and thus ruined any chance the Leafs had of winning.
There is a slight chance for success this season under keefe, but it depends on how quickly he can implement the Marlies system and they need to string a LOT of wins together to do it.
Possible, but not likely. Makes me sad.
We're in a monster division
Connor Brown and Ron Hainsey are 2 big reasons the Leafs suck now.
Um. Consider a team like the Senators and how well they're doing? They're as good as the Cup favourite Toronto Maple Leafs. Even the league worst Detroit Red Wings are only 5 points behind the Cup favourite Toronto Maple Leafs.