Leafs source says they're hopeful on Babcock. Won't say more at this point.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 20, 2015
Updated 2:00 p.m. – Mike Babcock is the Toronto Maple Leafs new head coach, agreeing to an 8 year deal worth around $50 million, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
1:30 p.m. — Mike Babcock informed the Detroit Red Wings this morning that he won’t be returning to Detroit and also informed the Buffalo Sabres that he’s going in another direction. With the two perceived front runners now out of the picture, all of the focus is on Babcock becoming the Toronto Maple Leafs next coach.