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Sheldon Keefe addresses social media after being fired

Published May 9, 2024 at 12:38

After being bounced out of the first round once again, The Toronto Maple Leafs have said enough and decided to fire head coach Sheldon Keefe on Thursday Morning. Keefe took his business to social media where he sent his immense gratitude for being apart of the Leafs organization.

Sheldon Keefe sent a heartfelt video to social media after being fired this morning.

Leafs nation. Time has come to say goodbye. Writing down a note and sending it out didn't seem like enough. And I do plan on taking a little break from media. So here I am. Um. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's a dream come true for a boy from Brampton.
I want to thank Kyle Dubas, Lou Lamorello, Brad Treliving, Brandon Pridham, Brendan Shanahan, Larry Tannenbaum and the MLSC board for giving me this opportunity to work with the Marleys and Leafs. I didn't get it done in the playoffs. I didn't help push our team over the line and deliver.
I accept responsibility for that. No excuses. That's the job. I didn't get it done. It's the reality of the business and I accept it. To the players. I appreciate all your efforts, your talents and your work ethic made me look good on a lot of nights. Anyone who suited up for blue and white, I appreciate you.
To the support staff of the Maple Leafs, your tremendous people and your elite at what you do. Players and support staff will drive the team to success. I believe it will win. Beliefs nation. You deserve your Stanley cup. Your passion at, uh, home and on the road is unmatched.
It's an incredible honor to coach the maple Leafs, to try to deliver for you. To the media that, uh, had to deal with you every single day. Sometimes twice a day, three times a day. I appreciate your process.
I respected the fact that you're honest and fair and had a job to do. I hope you appreciated the fact that I helped you do it. I don't know what comes next, but I know I'll be ready for it. In the meantime, I'll enjoy giving my family the time that they deserve.
Love you all and be well. Bye.

The time has come for the Leafs to hire a new head coach, candidates have been all over the place with the names of Dj Smith, Claude Julien and Bruce Boudreau all making the rounds but the likely favourite will be former St.Louis Blues coach Craig Berube.
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Sheldon Keefe addresses social media after being fired

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