P.K. Subban demands that Maple Leafs fire coach Sheldon Keefe

P.K. Subban demands that Maple Leafs fire coach Sheldon Keefe

He rips into the bench boss!



P.K. Subban has always been vocal : in the dressing room, on the ice and now as an analyst, and now more than ever as he’s been watching the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs.

On Thursday night, ahead of the Leafs’ game against the Calgary Flames, Subban took to social media with one special demand on how to fix the team: fire head coach Sheldon Keefe.

“It’s time for the Toronto Maple Leafs to move on from Sheldon Keefe,” Subban began in a video posted on X (formerly known as Twitter).

“I think the Toronto Maple Leafs are doing themselves a disservice by wasting the years of the talent that’s there and here’s why I say it: It’s ice time.

“How you manage players’ ice time is so important, but when is it too much? When is it too much focused on Auston Matthews? When is it too much focused on (John) Tavares, Mitch Marner, William Nylander?”

Subban is not the only one asking for the Maple Leafs to fire Keefe - after all Troonto’s record is 6-5-2 heading into tonight’s game, fans have been suggesting the same thing, but the focus has also been on the team’s questionable defenseman.

“This team is in a position as a core group that could win a championship,” Subban continued.

“But I’m sorry, where’s the defensive structure? That’s all coaching, that’s all preparation, that’s getting guys to buy in.

“If you are practising it and you are preaching it and you can’t get players to buy in, that’s a completely separate issue. So, all fingers go back to the coaching.”

Keefe is clearly Subban’s target since he points out that GM Brad Treliving is handcuffed by the salary cap and cannot do much when it comes to trades. He points back to Keefe.

“It’s time for Sheldon Keefe to go it’s time to get this team defensively structured properly and get guys to buy into playing winning hockey.”

Do you agree with Subban?

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