The deed has been done.
After a well-below average start to the 2019-20 NHL season, Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Kyle Dubas and President Brendan Shanahan have relieved Mike Babcock of his coaching duties.
Toronto has lost six straight games since losing Mitch Marner to injury, sitting at fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 9-10-4 record.
The ex-Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs was hired by the club in May 2015. Toronto was one of many suitors to put Babcock behind their bench. When all was said and done, the former Detroit Red Wings bench boss had signed an eight-year contract worth approximately $50 million.
More to come.