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Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock

On the heels of a five-game losing streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock in Wednesday. The team has named Sheldon Keefe as their new head coach. Keefe comes from the Leafs AHL affiliate the Toronto Marlies.

Babcock finished his tenure with a record of 173-133-45 in four-plus seasons. His teams made the playoffs the last three seasons, but were eliminated in the first round each time. Babcock had successful spells as head coach with the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2008. He signed an eight-year, $50 million contact in May 2015 to take the Maple Leafs head coaching job, making him the highest paid coach in the NHL.

With a record of 9-10-4, the Leafs currently sit in 5th place of the Atlantic Division, and 10th in the Eastern Conference.


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