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POLL: Did Sheldon Keefe Deserve A Contract Extension?

POLL: Sheldon Keefe Contract Extension. Did he deserve it?

When the Sheldon Keefe contract extension was announced last week, it caught many people by surprise considering the recent playoff performance of the Maple Leafs.

Entering the final year of his deal, Sheldon Keefe is now under contract through 2023-24 after he agreed to a two-year extension.

Did he deserve it?

Despite compiling a record of 62-29-12 through his coaching career with the Maple Leafs, it’s more about Keefe not getting them through a single round of the playoffs after losing to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and then watching his team choke against the Montreal Canadiens last year.

So why would you extend the contract of a coach that hasn’t delivered anything?

Many have suggested that it was partially impacted by the Amazon Prime Video docuseries, ‘All or Nothing’ where Sheldon Keefe was arguably the star of the show.

I have to admit, it did change my opinion of Keefe to some extent — but does it warrant a contract extension?

 

“Keefe’s Speech” | All Or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs | Prime Video

Was the Sheldon Keefe contract extension a gift from Kyle Dubas?

In a relationship that started ten years ago in the OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Dubas shocked the hockey world when he fired Mike Babcock and replaced him with Keefe on a three-year contract.

With zero coaching experience in the NHL, it was Dubas that dumped Babcock and essentially brought in the coach of the Toronto Marlies as his successor.

Since taking the helm as GM, Dubas has shown no problem spending MLSE money in failing to effectively manage the Maple Leafs salary cap.. why not guarantee Keefe gets paid one more time when the Leafs fail to go deep in the playoffs again and both likely get fired at the end of the season.

Money well spent or golden parachute? Vote now..

 

  • Did Sheldon Keefe Deserve A Contract Extension?

    • Yes – Sheldon Keefe is a good coach, pay him!
    • No – Sheldon Keefe hasn’t done anything. Win the Stanley Cup first!

What do you think?

Written by StupidInToronto

I'm pretty much a lousy writer and my grammar is worse, so you'll see lots of polls and quizzes featured here most of the time.. Born in Toronto, love my TO sports sh*t and have fought the losing battle since birth. I'm stupid too!

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