Head coaches Todd McLellan and Craig Berube
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Maple Leafs expected to announce new head coach on Monday per rumor

Published May 12, 2024 at 4:54 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are rumored to be hiring their new head coach on Monday.

Maple Leafs fans might not have to wait much longer to learn about their new head coach. There's speculation that the announcement could come as early as Monday, with Craig Berube emerging as a top contender for the position, handpicked by general manager Brad Treliving.

While Berube's coaching track record might not boast exceptional regular-season or playoff success, his crowning achievement of a Stanley Cup win with the St. Louis Blues in 2019 holds significant weight.

However, it's not just his trophy that excites Leafs fans; it's Berube's coaching style characterized by grit, hard work, and an unyielding pursuit of victory. This approach could inject the Leafs with the necessary intensity to make a deeper impact in the playoffs.

Reports suggest that the Leafs are leaning towards a coaching change, prioritizing candidates with extensive head coaching experience, making Berube a fitting choice.

It's seen as "more likely than not" the Leafs will undergo a coaching change, with Craig Berube seen as a top candidate. The Leafs are thought to prefer a coach with more experience in the head coach role.

If Berube does join the Leafs, it could mark the dawn of a new era for the team, transitioning from the flashy regular-season success under Sheldon Keefe to a gritty, playoff-ready squad. Under Berube's guidance, the Leafs may finally break through and contend for the elusive Stanley Cup.

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