Daily Podcast: The Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock

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On this morning’s show:

The Toronto Maple Leafs dismissed head coach Mike Babcock in the middle of a road trip, with a surprise firing on Wednesday afternoon. Justin Cuthbert joins the show to talk about what new head coach Sheldon Keefe has to offer the team, and why Babcock had to go.


  • Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock. Why now?

  • Tracing back the root cause of why Babcock had to go

  • What Sheldon Keefe brings to the table

  • How can Keefe differentiate himself right away

  • Raptors handle Magic at home with a routine win

  • A suspension for spitting in the NHL

  • Bianca Andreescu in line for another trophy this season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs parted ways with head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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