Another change under Keefe-- a rookie behind an NHL bench, but one with a parallel view to Leafs basic supervisor Kyle Dubas about how the game need to be played-- was practice routines."There's no nights off in the league," Keefe said."We feel good about the game we're coming off of," said Keefe, whose team will likewise visit Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton on the upcoming trip. The bad news is the Leafs have 13 wins and 30 points through 30 games and sat 22nd in the overall standings heading into Friday's action."He's always been a quite calm and collected guy," said winger Kasperi Kapanen, one of a number of Leafs who played for Keefe with the AHL's Toronto Marlies.
Sheldon Keefe's period as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs couldn't have actually begun any much better.
The problem is the Leafs have 13 wins and 30 points through 30 games and sat 22nd in the total standings heading into Friday's action. At the exact same phase in 2015, they had 20 success, 41 points and were second in the 31-team league, while they had 19 wins, 39 points and inhabited 5th in 2017-18.
Although things aren't coming as simple as they were in his first week, Keefe's demeanour hasn't changed.
"He's constantly been a pretty calm and collected guy," stated winger Kasperi Kapanen, among a number of Leafs who bet Keefe with the AHL's Toronto Marlies. "He never actually stresses, which is an advantage.
"You never desire a coach that's shouting and screaming and panicking."
A mid-season hire by Dubas in the OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2012, Keefe stated there's no way to understand how long it will take his players to get a handle on the brand-new systems.
"Each situation's various," he stated. "They're gon na comprehend it in their own time."
Matthews trying to climb up out of depression
Leafs centre Auston Matthews, who had 2 objectives and a help in Keefe's first two games in charge, however simply one point in the last five, stated it's a matter of absorbing information so they're reacting without a second thought.
"It just does not take place overnight," he said. "When you're making these huge modifications you're going to make errors, you're going to get caught out there believing a little bit because you've been so used to something."
"We're trying to roam around the offensive zone a little bit more than we did before," Kapanen included. "Structure is big for [Keefe], but at the exact same time, he lets the boys play, which is big for this group with all the ability that we have."