Toronto Maple Leafs announce the firing of head coach Sheldon Keefe

Tyler Ball
May 9, 2024  (10:12)

Toronto Maple Leafs former head coach Sheldon Keefe speaking to the media in Toronto.
Photo credit: NHLPA

After yet another disappointing season for the Toronto Maple Leafs ending in a playoff defeat changes have been made. Today the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the firing of head coach Sheldon Keefe.

The Toronto Maple Leafs season ended on a heartbreaking goal scored by David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins. After the loss head coach Sheldon Keefe took a major shot at his team and their inability to win in the playoffs.
"When teams play the Leafs, they set up the game for the Leafs to beat themselves."

Sheldon Keefe on the Leafs game 7 loss.
These comments signaled the end of the Sheldon Keefe era to many in Toronto. Now today the Toronto Maple Leafs made it official with an announcement and reports posted on X.
With the firing of Sheldon Keefe the focus now turns to the next head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the last several days one name that has been linked to the Maple Leafs is Craig Berube.
Did Biz just call Craig Berube's bluff on being the Leafs' next coach?
The Leafs have expressed interest in former Blues HC Craig Berube this summer.
As the process progresses expect Craig Berube to be a name that is a heavy favorite to land in Toronto. As for what is next beyond a coaching hire the Maple Leafs could look to change up their core players. If this ends up happening look for Mitch Marner to be the first domino to fall.
Once there is an update on the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs we will pass that information along to you.