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Sheldon Keefe stops Leafs practice - punishes team for lack of effort, physicality

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe's jobs are on the line this season, as expectations remain high for this team that can't seem to escape the first round of the playoffs.

With some of the finest young players in the NHL, the Leafs are cup favorites heading into the 2022-23 season. However, the team is testing Keefe's patience.

During a Tuesday morning practice, Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe abruptly dropped everything and called out his team due to a lack of effort and physicality.

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The Maple Leafs head coach stopped their practice suddenly today and demanded "a lot more" from the group. He stopped it shortly after again, angry with what he was seeing, and had the entire team do sprints for the remainder.