Coaching - Career - THE BABCOCK EFFECT



Legend - games/wins/losses/ties/OTL percentage  result


2002-03 Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL       82 40 27 9 6 0.579 Lost in Finals


2003-04 Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL       82 29 35 10 8 0.463 No Playoffs


2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 58 16 0 8 0.756 Lost in round 1


2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 50 19 0 13 0.689 Lost in round 3


2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL Head 82 54 21 0 7 0.701

Won Championship


2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 51 21 0 10 0.683 Lost in Finals


2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 44 24 0 14 0.622 Lost in round 2


2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 47 25 0 10 0.634 Lost in round 2


2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 48 28 0 6 0.622 Lost in round 1


2012-13 Detroit Red Wings NHL               48 24 16 0 8 0.583 Lost in round 2


2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL               82 39 28 0 15 0.567 Lost in round 1


2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL                82 43 25 0 14 0.610 Lost in round 1


2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL            82 29 42 0 11 0.421 No Playoffs


2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL            60 28 20 0 13  0.566 We shall see...



​YA, HE'S A REALLY GOOD COACH, LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS...

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THE BABCOCK EFFECT
Ryan Gray-Wheeler and Andrew MacDonagh
Feb. 28th 2017

Not often thought of when crediting our teams success, Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Mike Babcock has done something recently that is absolutely amazing.

With Mitch Marner out of the line-up with an injury that has gone from day-to-day to week-to-week, Babcock has been forced to mix the lines around making 3 key significant moves:

1) Reuniting Nylander with Matthews


2) Leivo in Nylanders spot with Kadri & Leo


3) Brown in Marners spot with JVR & Bozak


"100 percent buy-in is happening in the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room"


These moves amaze me primarily for the fact that he changed 3 lines in hopes it could fill the void of the teams leading scorer at the time in Marner.  Three lines to replace one man. This is a coach who not only understands each individual player but also how they affect each other as an entire eco-system.


Understanding that much like the "Butterfly Effect", one move tends to create a domino reaction which means more moves will be required.  Many coaches will not risk doing this in the name of "chemistry"  (see Ken Hitchcock who is now fired) and the concern of upsetting that. Babcock controls chemistry.


The fact that this was done so seamlessly also illustrates how much of a 100 percent buy-in is happening in the Leafs dressing room.  No controversy or conversations with the press.  Just adjustment.  The no-nonsense approach that is now Toronto Hockey.  The Babcock Effect.


The results, while not perfect, have to be a huge vocal point (written here)  as to why Mike Babcock was one of the most sought after coaches in the league when he was a free agent and the best in the business. Pure and Simple.

In the the 3 games in Marners absence at the time of this writing:

Nylander 2G 2A, Brown 2G, and Leivo 3A combining for 9 points on the clubs 12 goals in those 3 games

While Matthews has had 1G 5A back with William Nylander, and Komarov with 2G 3A (1/4 of his season total) with Leivo on his other wing.
In other words not a beat has been missed, now we just have to figure out how to beat Montreal.

Ladies and gentlemen, THE BABCOCK EFFECT