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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.

Topics:

  • 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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