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Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe and Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery
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Jim Montgomery Is Going Viral For Embarrassing Sheldon Keefe

Published February 4, 2024 at 7:31 PM
BY SAMER
     
During the NHL All-Star Game, Toronto Maple Leafs fans enjoyed watching their favorite players team up with other NHL stars in an exciting 3-on-3 tournament.

Auston Matthews' team was coached by Jim Montgomery of the Boston Bruins, with pop star Justin Bieber making a special appearance behind the bench.

Following a challenging first game where the Matthews and Marner duo posted a -3 rating, coach Montgomery made a crucial decision for the second game of the tournament.

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Montgomery Cures The Toronto Maple Leafs In A Matter Of Minutes



Montgomery opted to separate Marner and Matthews for the second game, and the decision paid off as both players looked fantastic and collectively scored four points.


"Coach Jim Montgomery on splitting Matthews and Marner for the championship game: 'Well, one line was minus-3 in the first game.'"


Montgomery Outshines Sheldon Keefe at All-Star Game



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Montgomery's swift adjustments and successful line changes garnered attention, especially when compared to the strategies employed by Sheldon Keefe.

Social media reactions highlighted the contrast, with one comment suggesting that Montgomery resolved an issue that Keefe had struggled with for years in a matter of minutes.

"Our coach has been struggling with this for five years and he figured it out in minutes."



Despite the undeniable chemistry and past successes of Matthews and Marner, their on-ice performance has been inconsistent. Keefe's consistent pairing of the two has sparked debates among hockey fans.

Do you believe Keefe should be replaced as the Maple Leafs head coach?

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Montgomery humiliates Keefe by using the right tactics with Matthews and Marner
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Jim Montgomery Is Going Viral For Embarrassing Sheldon Keefe

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