Sheldon Keefe’s Future Is Up To Him – And How Far His Marlies Can Go

The Leafs’ less-than-graceful exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23rd has now been well-documented, and enough has been said about the future of current head coach Mike Babcock that all we can do now is wait and see if anything comes of it. On the Babcock front, at least.
If we’re looking for more noise on the coaching front, look no further than the Toronto Marlies, now one game away from sweeping their second-round series against the Cleveland Monsters. The AHL club is now well into a second consecutive playoff run, and appear poised to challenge for back-to-back Calder Cup championships.
And that’s where things get interesting.
Marlies bench boss Sheldon Keefe’s name has been thrown around for weeks now as a potential suitor for a National Hockey League coaching job – particularly since it was reported that Keefe was ironing out a historic deal to stay in Toronto; a rich deal indicative not just of Keefe’s elevated paygrade, but also of his potential, in the Leafs’ system and beyond.
The deal has been reported as having an out-clause should Keefe land an NHL position, and as the Marlies continue to tear through the American …

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Author: ThatsKappy / The Leafs Nation

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