Mike Babcock 1-on-1: On analytics, critics, picking a captain and becoming ‘lifelong friends’ with Kyle Dubas

Mike Babcock 1-on-1: On analytics, critics, picking a captain and becoming ‘lifelong friends’ with Kyle Dubas

Mike Babcock’s office is just as you’d imagine it. It’s organized. There doesn’t appear to be a single item out of place. His desk at the team’s practice facility in Toronto’s west end is dotted with notebooks, loose sheets of paper covered in plastic, a book, and pictures of his family. It’s what you’d expect for the uber-prepared, hard-charging head coach of the Maple Leafs.

Maple Leafs goalie coach Steve Briere has a plan

TORONTO – Steve Briere’s dreams come with blueprints.

Before making the prestigious, prodigious leap to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Briere’s goaltending journey took him right through the guts of middle America hockey, with a British detour.