Brad Treliving, General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs
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Toronto Maple Leafs already have new coach according to source

Published May 9, 2024 at 6:33 PM

A person with insight into the Toronto Maple Leafs organization says Sheldon's Keefe replacement as head coach of the team already has a verbal agreement in place

Sheldon Keefe is barely out the door as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, but a person with an in with the team says his replacement is already in place. That's despite General Manager Brad Treliving saying he would take at least some time.

"Sheldon Keefe has been relieved of his role as head coach. The organization will immediately begin the search for a new head coach."

A well-placed source says he knows an agreement with a new coach is already in place, as he is a friend of a lifelong friend of former St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube. He insists all that's left is to sign a contract.

"You will see. Leafs are going to give a week or so. But there has already been a verbal agreement. Details and structure of contract are not done yet. I'm being dead serious."

Even before Keefe was officially fired today, analysts had already been talking a lot about Berube being his possible replacement. There was chatter that he had talked to the Ottawa Senators about possibly taking over as bench boss there, but the Sens went with Travis Green, with Berube's price tag being a major factor in that decision.

"Elliotte Friedman on the Jeff Marek show mentions Ottawa and Berube went far but tiptoes around the fact that money was the issue there."

The Toronto Maple Leafs have no issue whatsoever with whatever asking price, as long as it's they're spending it on the person they want. Berube has his name on the Stanley Cup as head coach of the Blues in 2018-19, when they went on an unbelievable run in the second half of the season after being dead last in the league.
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Toronto Maple Leafs already have new coach according to source

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