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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>blowing_the_zone</b></div><div>Yeah, Bancock confuses the hell out of me. Just once I'd like to hear him own something himself instead of throwing his players under the bus whenever something goes wrong. His schtick is getting old and I imagine he's close to having a bunch of players tune him out entirely. That certainly didn't look like a team that was playing for their coach last night, or even understood how their coach wants them to play the game.

That said, the leafs best players really need to step it up. Game after game it's the 3rd and 4th liners that are showing up. If they dont turn it around by the quarter season mark I think Babcock is gone. After that everyone should be put on notice that they could be next if they don't elevate their game to the level of their paycheck.</div></div>

Babcock doesn't confuse me... He's a incompetent idiot who thinks he's smarter than everybody which will lead to his long-overdue dismissal. I'm pretty sure most if not all of the players have tuned him out except maybe his favourites like Hyman, Andersen, Tavares, Kap and the new guys (for now).

The big boys need to step up but no matter how good you are every player will go through slumps and when they do it's good to know that your depth players can step up in their absence, plus it's still early give it some time and I'm sure they'll come around, and if not.... Then Babcock gets fired and we can trade some assets away at the TDL (Barrie) for nice returns to help restock our prospect cupboards, so either way, it's a win-win for us fans IMO.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>blowing_the_zone</b></div><div>

Expectations are high this year and will be more so moving forward, and I'm not sure how much patience there is for mediocrity. And I think that dynamic holds true for every player on the team. Firing Babs, if it came to it, would be a helluva wake up call to everyone else on the team.
^ especially with Berrie in the fold for this year only unless he for some strange reason decides to take an extremely team-friendly deal (which obviously won't happen), you gotta think Dubas is giving Babcock enough rope to hang himself and he seems happy to oblige.

The most interesting part of the game last night for me was the quick shot of Dubas and Shanny just when overtime was about to begin. Dubas seemed just as perplexed by who was starting 3 on 3 as you and I were..
I saw that and thought the same thing as well, like I said above Babcock seems to be the only one who doesn't know he's on the hot seat as his lack of creativity or just complete ineptitude seems to be the voice in his head telling him he's going to be the leafs coach for as long as he wants because he's doing a great job, when in reality....

The other interesting aspect re Babcock's future is that the leafs slow start isn't helped by the fact that Keefe has the Marlies flying out of the gate. If Babcock does get canned it's not like the leafs need to go searching high and low to find his replacement. I think it's already baked in the cake.</div></div>

Keefe will be the leafs next head coach for sure I don't think any leaf fan will dispute that, that being said they still have to make it look like they're doing their due diligence so they will probably interview at least a few candidates.