The Maple Leafs likely have some substantial changes to make this offseason. I don’t know if moving on from Mike Babcock is one of them. He makes a lot of money on a long term contract and we can’t be sure how the organization sees him relative to how the media and fanbase is starting to. That said, while a decision like that certainly isn’t foregone, it seems like everything is on the table for Kyle Dubas this summer after a disappointing albeit weird season in Toronto.
We can talk all we want about trying to take positives out of 2018-19, about how the playoffs actually showed some encouraging trends with this team. And that’s understandable to a point, the Bruins were one of the best teams in the league this year and if you look around at the other contenders that dropped out of the postseason early, the Leafs got eliminated in the least-concerning way.
But we’re not talking about those other teams like the Lightning and Jets. The Leafs have their own vision for what they want to do, and “it was a weird season for the whole league” won’t cut it …
Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation