Darren Dreger reveals the favorite to be the next Leafs head coach

Tyler Ball
May 8, 2024  (7:43 PM)

Former St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube lifting the Stanley Cup after winning it in 2019.
Photo credit: Sportsnet

This afternoon a new report from NHL insider Darren Dreger has given an inside look into the Toronto Maple Leafs head coaching situation. He has revealed who the favorite is at the moment to be behind the bench in Toronto for the 2024-25 season.

The expectation since the end of the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs has been that current head coach Sheldon Keefe will be fired. At the moment no decision has been made but according to insider Darren Dreger, the expectation is still for a new head coach to come in this offseason.
TSN's Darren Dreger certainly has that feeling and expected that the Maple Leafs will announced that Keefe is fired.

As he continued on Darren Dreger also pointed out that the Toronto Maple Leafs likely already have a preferred candidate. According to his sources he expects Brad Treliving and the Toronto Maple Leafs to make an aggressive push for former St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube.
Without question, he is a top candidate if the Toronto Maple Leafs make a coaching change. He is a hot common around the National Hockey League, as we know, Craig Berube did interview for the position of head coach of the Ottawa Senators, though they unveiled Travis Green now as their new head coach,» Dreger explained whilst pointing to New Jersey as highly interested in Berube as well.

Darren Dreger is the latest source to indicate that the Stanley Cup winning head coach could be the man in Toronto. After turning down the job with the Senators and being a candidate in New Jersey many wonder if he is waiting to see if he gets an offer from the Maple Leafs.
It's seen as "more likely than not" the Leafs will undergo a coaching change, with Craig Berube seen as a top candidate. The Leafs are thought to prefer a coach with more experience in the head coach role.
This would be a move that many fans would be on board with as well. After the Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins fans compared the coaching styles of Sheldon Keefe and Craig Berube and praised the latter for his intensity.
Sheldon Keefe definitely pumped the Leafs up with his pre-game speech. It's going to be refreshing when Craig Berube takes charge behind the bench
All there is left to do now is wait patiently until the Toronto Maple Leafs make the official announcement regarding Sheldon Keefe's future. Many expect this announcement to come on Friday during Brad Treliving's scheduled press conference.
Once the news does break regarding the head coaching position of the Toronto Maple Leafs we will bring you all of the latest updates.