Mike Babcock is Not on the Pittsburgh Penguins Radar: 5 Other Possible Destinations

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Apr 11, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the offices of the Air Canada Centre before the final game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are said to be a top contender for Mike Babcock’s service.  And, with the amount of money they are able to spend, it’s hard not to see a fit here.

Toronto is a fairly short drive from Detroit, and after expressing how much his family loves Detroit, that may be a factor.  The question is whether he wants to step into a complete rebuild type of situation, or if he wants a chance at winning quickly. Considering that he only has one cup thus far, I imagine a team that is close to being a contender would peak his interest more than the Leafs.

Of course, there is a lot of prestige that comes with the Leafs organization.  And, how would you like to be the guy that turned it all around after all these years of disappointment?

This one will be a tough decision.  Toronto’s Management will make it extremely hard to say no.