There is no way to avoid it.
The rumours about whether or not Mike Babcock will return to be the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs is constant and nowhere near to quieting down.
Like an annoying fly swirling around your ear, for the rest of the offseason until something is said or done, there is going to be tons of hypothetical situations to talk about.
It’s already starting early, with Elliotte Friedman going on Sportsnet 960 and discussing the head coaching options for the Leafs this summer.
Friedman had a radio hit on SN960 where he spoke extensively about Dubas, Babcock, and Keefe. I transcribed just about all of it below. The most interesting part is whether or not Dubas picks Keefe to prevent losing him to BUF (or another team). pic.twitter.com/Nb64byQLpE
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The part of this that is slightly new information — might be pure speculation from Friedman as well — is the fact that Keefe might be in position to take over the vacant head coaching role for the Buffalo Sabres.
Moving to a division rival could be extremely interesting for the storylines, but as Friedman says later in the radio …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation