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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock after practice

Mike Babcock on Auston Matthews: “His game has really come on here of late…...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Wednesday, discussing the new line combinations in practice (Johnsson-Tavares-Marner / Hyman-Matthews-Nylander / Marleau-Kadri-Kapanen / Lindholm-Gauthier-Brown), the...
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Colorado Avalanche

Game #45 Review: Colorado Avalanche 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Here we are — the first real bout of adversity this season. Your game in ten: 1.  The Leafs have lost five of their last seven...
Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock Post Game, Avalanche 6 vs. Leafs 3: “Since Christmas, we haven’t been...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, the Leafs' fifth loss in their last...
Trevor Moore of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Trevor Moore to two-year contract extension

Trevor Moore has been signed to a one-way, two-year contract extension worth $775,000 AAV, the club announced on Sunday. After signing as an undrafted player...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock Post Game, Bruins 3 vs. Leafs 2: “I liked our energy, our...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night, closing the gap to just two points over...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock after practice on Monday, January 15

Mike Babcock on Morgan Rielly: “He makes elite plays every night”

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Friday, discussing Frederik Andersen's possible return versus Boston, a big Saturday-night matchup against the Bruins, Nikita...
Mike Babcock Post Game

Mike Babcock Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Devils 2: “I really liked our heavy...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night, improving the team's road record to...
Mike Babcock post-practice

Mike Babcock on evening out the two power play units: “I still like when...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Wednesday, discussing the shake up of the power play units, William Nylander blocking out the noise...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock Post Game, Predators 4 vs. Leafs 0: “We got a lesson from...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-0 loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night. On the team's performance: I didn't mind us through...
Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock Post Game, Leafs 5 vs. Canucks 0: “We worked… We had most...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 5-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. On the team's performance: I thought we worked. We...
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock

Mike Babcock Post Game, Wild 4 vs. Leafs 3: “You’ve got to learn how...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday afternoon. On how the game played out: I thought their...
Kyle Dubas of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Kyle Dubas on ‘Next-Gen’ Day: “When we first arrived here, there were a lot...

Kyle Dubas joined the Sportsnet broadcast on Thursday afternoon to discuss the organization's connection with young fans, contract negotiations with Auston Matthews and Mitch...
Mike Babcock post-practice

Mike Babcock: “The backup goalie position is a hard position mentally”

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Wednesday, discussing the injury status of Frederik Andersen, Garret Sparks' adjustment to the NHL backup role,...
Team Canada vs. Team Russia

New Year’s WJC Open Thread: Sweden vs. Kazakhstan, Canada vs. Russia

Happy New Year to everyone here at MLHS! From a 105-point 2017-18 season, to John Tavares signing on July 1, to a 26-11-2 start to...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock: “We had a pretty good 2018 and won lots of games. In...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Monday, discussing the team's progress through the calendar year 2018, the latest injury updates on Frederik...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock Post Game, Islanders 4 vs. Leafs 0: “That’s how it gets as...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders, ending the Leafs' five-game winning streak. On the team's performance: They...

The Toronto Maple Leafs acquire Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that they have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in...
Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs after a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers

Mike Babcock Post Game, Leafs 4 vs. Blue Jackets 2: “[John Tavares] knows where...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Leafs' fifth win in a row and league-leading...
Mike Babcock post-practice

Mike Babcock: “When I met with [William Nylander] today, all I showed him was...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after practice on Thursday, discussing Andreas Johnsson's progress this season, William Nylander's play despite his slow production, Patrick Marleau's leadership,...
Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock Post Game, Leafs 5 vs. Red Wings 4 (OT): “They find ways...

Mike Babcock addressed the media after his team's 5-4 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Leafs' 25th win of the season through...

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