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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon game 7 locker room speech
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Sheldon Keefe embarrasses himself with soft pre-game speech

Published May 5, 2024 at 8:46 PM
BY SAMER
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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe is facing backlash for his soft pregame speech before last Saturday night's crucial game 7 against the Boston Bruins.

The Toronto Maple Leafs put up a tough fight in game seven but ended up losing in overtime, leading to intense criticism of their coach, Sheldon Keefe.


His post-game press conference hinted at expecting dismissal. Now, footage of his pre-game speech has surfaced, disappointing Maple Leafs fans who are eager to see Keefe replaced as head coach.



While the footage only showed a portion of the pre-game routine, it appeared lackluster, with Keefe simply advising his team to relax, breathe, and have fun. This drew comparisons to more passionate coaches like Craig Berube. Predictably, social media responses were harsh, with many calling Keefe's speech pathetic. It's highly unlikely he'll stay on as coach beyond this week.

Pathetic speech by Keefe, like he is talking to kids.


Although Keefe's pre-game speech may not have been the deciding factor, the team's consistent playoff failures suggest that a coaching change could spark success.
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Sheldon Keefe embarrasses himself with soft pre-game speech

Do you think Craig Berube would do a better job with the Toronto Maple Leafs then Sheldon Keefe?

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