Elliotte Friedman shares key insights on the future of Sheldon Keefe.

Elliot Ben Jacob
June 12, 2023  (8:12 PM)

Sheldon Keefe's Future Post Kyle Dubas' Exit

The recent termination of the former general manager of the Maple Leafs, Kyle Dubas, set the rumor mill churning, with many speculating that Sheldon Keefe, his close associate and the team's bench boss, would soon follow him out. However, the anticipations of Keefe's quick exit proved incorrect.
Brad Treliving, the newly appointed general manager, stated his intent to discuss the team's future with Keefe before making any decisions about his position as head coach. However, after several weeks, Keefe's future in Toronto remains shrouded in uncertainty.

Insights from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman

Recently, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman shed some light on this ongoing situation, providing insight into the delay of any formal decision. On the 32 Thoughts Podcast, he remarked,
I had heard this was going to get sorted out early this week, now I'm not even convinced it will be.

Friedman's comment suggested that many had expected Treliving to resolve the situation much sooner than it has panned out. Further adding to this, Friedman expressed his doubts about the Leafs' pursuit of a new head coach for the upcoming season. He questioned,
One thing I've tried to look into is, is Toronto interviewing anybody else? I can't find anyone. I think the answer is no, they haven't talked to anybody else.

Implications for Sheldon Keefe's Continuation as Head Coach

These insights seem to hint at the likelihood of Keefe retaining his position as the head coach of the Leafs. Although his future remains uncertain, current indications suggest that Keefe might hold on to his role.
As the offseason continues and conversations extend, the possibility of Keefe returning for another season as the Maple Leafs' head coach grows stronger.