Sports Leafs’ Babcock credits his success to coaches he’s ‘stolen’ from

16:07  07 december  2017
16:07  07 december  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

Leafs’ Babcock, Flames’ Gulutzan are brothers-in-arms of a sort

  Leafs’ Babcock, Flames’ Gulutzan are brothers-in-arms of a sort Leafs’ Babcock, Flames’ Gulutzan are brothers-in-arms of a sortFor some people, no matter what you do, where you go, how many Stanley Cups or Olympic golds or all-time achievements you collect, you are still from Saskatchewan. Babcock, of course, was born in Manitouwadge, Ont., but was raised in Saskatoon; Gulutzan was born in The Pas, Man., but grew up in tiny Hudson Bay, which isn’t near a bay. They are Saskatchewan guys, for everything that means.

The Maple Leafs head coach remembers when he started coaching in the NHL, sneaking into the Minnesota Wild’ s practice to steal tips from Jacques Lemaire. “I watched his morning skate and how fast everything was going compared to my morning skate, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me here?

blog 'gregmohney.blogdetik.com' is not exists. On My Honor, I Will: How One Simple Oath Can Lead You to Success in

Mike Babcock says he's been stealing from rivals since he was coaching at Red Deer College.© Bernard Weil Mike Babcock says he's been stealing from rivals since he was coaching at Red Deer College.

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock owned up to what has made him one of the most decorated coaches in hockey: Stealing.

“When I started at Red Deer College, there was a guy — Perry Pearn — at NATE and his teams were better than mine, so I just stole everything he did,” said Babcock.

“Then the same with Billy Moores at U of A, just try to take everything. Same with Clare Drake.

“When I got to the Western Hockey League, I was in Spokane and the best coach was Don Hay in Kamloops. Stole everything we could from him. You do that all the way.” Finally, when Babcock made the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks, Jacques Lemaire was coaching the Minnesota Wild.

Maple Leafs’ Nylander-at-centre conversation has been renewed again

  Maple Leafs’ Nylander-at-centre conversation has been renewed again The conversation around placing William Nylander at centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs was renewed after Tyler Bozak missed Monday’s practice with an illness. Nylander skated between James van Riemsdyk and Marner in his absence – a development of debatable news value given Babcock’s daily use of the blender and the fact Toronto’s next game isn’t until Wednesday night against Calgary.In all likelihood, Nylander was nothing more than a practice placeholder.The 21-year-old will have to show Babcock that he can handle the defensive zone responsibilities before he’s consistently penciled in down the middle.

blog 'brandoncobb.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The Credit Games epub pdf txt.

blog 'geoffreycampbell.blogdetik.com' is not exists. How to work with others and come up with results (Steps to Success ) ebook.

“I watched his morning skate and how fast everything was going compared to my morning skate, and I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me here? Different league.’

“I remember sneaking into his practice — Jacques would stop practice if he saw you — so I would sneak and hide behind a pole. I call a drill we do the Jacques Lemaire Forecheck Drill. He said, ‘I never did that drill.’ I said, “I stole it from you.’

“He said, ‘You changed it then.’ ”

Babcock laughed.

“I think you learn from all people. Some people help you on purpose and some people you just admire how their team plays, so you watch and learn. That’s the same for everything in life.”

Loose team: Auston Matthews believes there’s a “pretty loose” vibe around the Maple Leafs. “That’s the way we want it. We’re obviously focused when it comes to game-day on what we need to do. When we are loose, we play better instead of everybody being uptight. Things have gone pretty well for us as of late. We don’t want to let that slip away.”

Martin calls Tkachuk's spear 'child's play,' says he didn't feel it

  Martin calls Tkachuk's spear 'child's play,' says he didn't feel it Flames agitator Matthew Tkachuk appeared to spearMaple Leafs tough guy Matt Martin from the Calgary bench during Toronto's 2-1 shootout win, but Martin says it didn't have much of an effect. "I didn't feel it at the time," he told TSN's Mark Masters. "If he's going"I didn't feel it at the time," he told TSN's Mark Masters. "If he's going to do stuff like that he should make it count. That's child's play.

blog 'amybrown.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Success Without College epub pdf txt.

blog 'juliefranklin.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Smart or Lucky: How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success eBook.

Minutes monster: Frederik Andersen continues to lead the league in minutes played, rarely getting a night off, as the Maple Leafs No. 1 goalie. He says he’s getting used to the workload. “Last year was really the first year I was supposed to be the No. 1 guy,” said Andersen. “The more you do it, the more you get used to it.”

Wake up: It appears the morning skate is back in the Maple Leafs arsenal. For a while, coach Mike Babcock had allowed the players to use the skate as an optional, especially after a day of practice. But the slow starts to their game have hastened a change. The morning skate is no longer optional. “I just know that when we don’t (have a morning skate), we don’t start on time. I just did the math,” said Babcock.

Impressive rookie: Swedish defenceman Andreas Borgman has not looked out of place at all on the Leafs’ bottom pairing. His booming shot has helped the offence and he has a tough physical presence. “At the start, he’s got to learn how to play defence,” said Babcock. “He has those skills, he’s got great evasiveness, he has unbelievable edges and a big body so he can take a hit and still make a play. When he gets into the most trouble is when he has too much time, he gets thinking out there. When he just plays fast, he’s fine. His game is going to evolve over time, it takes a long time in the National League when you first come. It’s way harder as a D-man. I think he’s doing a real nice job for us.”

Leafs’ Morgan Reilly believes he can join elite blueliners

  Leafs’ Morgan Reilly believes he can join elite blueliners Leafs’ Morgan Reilly believes he can join elite bluelinersRielly arrived home a happy man for that reason, and others. Hhe was given the role of top shutdown defenceman by Leafs head coach Mike Babcock last season but, thanks in large part to an ankle injury, eventually Rielly crumpled under the weight. Babcock switched the tough assignments to Jake Gardiner’s pair by the end of the year, including the playoffs. Rielly was superb in Toronto’s six-game loss to Washington, but the season ate at him. It was not, he decided, who he wanted to be. He watched the best defencemen in the game, and how they could move, attack, defend. They could, he knew, do it all.

blog 'christinabrown.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The BabySteps Roadmap To Internet Marketing Success

blog 'christinewalker.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Cromwell and his times (Ten cent pocket series) epub pdf txt.

Uncle Patty: Sounds like the Leafs were betting on the kind of relationship that is emerging between veteran Patrick Marleau and young players like Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. “It’s a home run for us,” said Babcock. “I had Nicklas Lidstrom, now I have Patrick Marleau. Those are fine, fine, fine players to say the least. They make people better. They don’t say nothing, they just do what they do every day and they do it better than everybody else. Now he’s got 100-whatever game winners, and been in the league for 1500-whatever games. He’s been doing what he loves to do. He comes in and works hard. It’s not a bad concept. We’re hoping it rubs off.”

2017 NHL team values: How much more valuable are the Leafs? (Provided by Forbes)

NHL Team Values 2017: <p>The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second consecutive Stanley Cup in 2016-17, but the New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuableteam, worth $1.5 billion. This is the 19th rendition of Forbes’ NHL and the third consecutive year the Rangers hold the top spot. </p><p>This year the Toronto Maple Leafs, worth $1.4billion, usurped the Montreal Canadiens for second place. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Leafs and NBA’s Raptors, inked a 20-year, $640million arena naming rights deal with Scotiabank beginning next season. </p><p>The average NHL team is worth $594 million, 15% more than one year ago (Note: all figures are in U.S. dollars). The big market NHLteams have gotten a boost to their values from the ever-increasing premium being paid for teams in all the major sports. The $500 million expansion fee paid by the Las Vegas Golden Knights has helped increase the values of the smaller market teams in the league. Assisting the seven Canadian teams on our was a stronger Canadian dollar. For the 2016-17 season one U.S. dollar equaled U.,S. 80 cents, 6.7% more than the previous season (Canadian teams pay their players in U.S. dollars). </p><p>Revenues and operating income (earnings beforeinterest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) are for the 2016-17 season and net of revenue sharing and arena debt service. Our income statements do not include the expansion fee from the Knights that was divvied out to the other 30 teams in the league. We use revenue multiples to calculate our team values (equity plus net debt) based on the economics of each team’s current arena deal. If a team has definite new arena, media deal or sponsorship agreement kicks in subsequent to the 2016-17 season, we estimate its impact on the enterprise value.</p> NHL Team Values 2017

Oilers’ McDavid might be better player, but Leafs’ Matthews has better support .
Oilers’ McDavid might be better player, but Leafs’ Matthews has better supportAnd when asked about the responsibility of having young Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin — two generational players, the likes of which you cannot buy — at the start of his tenure in 2006, Shero was honest.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!