Chris Chelios doesn’t care if he hurts your feelings: the former NHL star always tells it like it is.
On Wedneaday night during a live TV interview, Chelios wanted to wish his best to former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, who has been linked to rumors stating he could get the job in Seattle once the 32nd expansion team lands there.
However, while it could see Joel take on the job, Chelios has an even bigger win; for Quenneville to steal Mike Babcock’s job as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The rumors of Babcock being in trouble in Toronto have recently intensified. On Monday, the Maple Leafs head coach questioned organizational depth and it got people wondering, and this includes NHL insiders: what is going on in Toronto? It wasn’t the first time Babcock has taken shots at management for not filling the holes on the roster ever since the team was pretty quiet at the trade deadline.
Some people see his comments as an attack on general manager Kyle Dubas and started wondering if we are heading towards a nasty divorce in Toronto? Here is Elliotte Friedman’s take on the situation, which might not reassure Leafs fans…
“You know what it reminds me of? Bill Parcells in 1997. Five days after taking the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl (a 35–21 loss to Green Bay), he left the organization, uttering the famous line: “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries,” Friedman wrote in his introduction to his 31 Thoughts column on Sportsnet.
“The focus should be on repairing the problems and focusing on the playoffs. This is too important a time of year. Babcock’s not walking away, but is anyone else wondering if this marriage is in trouble?”
Chelios’ comments will surely get fans going even more! Would you like his solution Leafs fans?