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BABS. ALL. DAY.

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I'll never forget where I was when it was announced that the Leafs are the metaphorical prettiest girl at the metaphorical dance. Shanahan and Dubas went out and got their man.

Welcome to Toronto, Mike Babcock. Sorry in advance for the eight years of cock puns (and thank you to those who donated their puns for this post).

"If the Leafs sign Babcock we're committed to being the smuggest people in the entire world about it." -Chemmy

Yes. Yes we are.

The Babcock-tease is Over

What would the Leafs be getting in Mike Babcock? - Anthony Petrielli

Mike Babcock chose to climb the highest mountain- Bruce Arthur

Maple Leafs give Mike Babcock his biggest challenge - Chris Johnston

Babcock's impact on Sabres, Red Wings, Maple Leafs - Elliotte Friedman

Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings, signs with Maple Leafs - Winging it in Motown

The end of the Mike Babcock era: A Red Wings fan's thoughts - Winging it in Motown

Sabres front office "livid" about how Babcock handled last two days - Die by the Blade

Toronto Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as head coach - The Leafs Nation

Initial thoughts on what Mike Babcock means for Toronto - The Leafs Nation

Mike Babcock faces a challenge, and that's how he wants it - James Mirtle

Babcock to the Leafs a bad thing? Only if you don't like winning - The Hockey News

Summarizing the Detroit media's take on Babcock's departure - Kuklas Korner

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Outside the Centre of the Hockey Universe

Don Sweeney named general manager of the Bruins - Stanley Cup of Chowder

Andrew Hammond signed to 3 year deal - Silver Seven

Shaw's head-butt goal remarkable, but disallowed - NHL.com

Martin Brodeur named assistant general manager of St. Louis Blues - Puck Daddy

The dangers of dumping the puck out - Jen LC