Yesterday afternoon, the Toronto Maple Leafs gave coach Sheldon Keefe a two-year extension which will keep him with the team through the 2023-24 season.
Keefe took over on November 20th, 2019 after the Leafs fired Mike Babcock. Since Keefe took over, the Leafs have had a regular season of 62 wins, 29 losses, and 12 overtime or shootout losses. In the playoffs, the Leafs have six wins and seven losses with no series win under Keefe if you count the play-in series against Columbus. Keefe has been part of the scrutiny pretty much everybody in the organization has been under after yet another disappointing finish to a season.
Even with this extension, Keefe will most likely be fired along with general manager Kyle Dubas if the Leafs yet again lose in the first round this upcoming season. We’ll see how this season plays out with a team that is not as talented as last year’s team, Keefe and the Leafs need to make something happen because this year will be a defining moment for almost everybody’s future as a Leaf. With a huge season looming we’ll see if for once the Leafs can make something great out of this season.