Joined: Mar 2018
1 - Fire Babcock (not that hot of a take). PP shouldn't have been this bad with all the skill they have on it. It was brutal except the first 2 months of the season when the league figured them out and they didn't make adjustments. Let them down in playoffs. Let DJ Smith walk to. He's the assistant coach that was responsible for the d-zone play and PK, we all seen how that went. Sheldon Keefe can be the new head coach and hire his own assistants.
2 - Leafs management needs to consider (I'm not saying for sure) but consider moving Freddy Andersen and finding a new goalie (hot take). His value is probably at an all time high with how good of a playoff he had in the first 5 games of a series, so they could cash in big on it (obviously return comes with a goalie). But his playoff history says he may not be the guy that can win a cup. His career game 7 numbers are brutal. He hasn't played well in either of the last 2 game 7's that he's played in Toronto. & when the Leafs has the chance to close out the series at home, Freddy didn't play well again. It's becoming a trend. Certain guys are good, but don't show up in big moments. Freddy might be one of them. I'm not saying it was his fault they lost the series, he's was undoubtedly their MVP and best player, but he didn't show up when it counted and yet again it's another first round exit. Plus he'll be a UFA in 2 years so it might be smart to look for a replacement that can perform in playoffs now before the times too late.
Don't tear my head off too much Leafs Nation.