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Former Leaf fires shots at Babcock following allegations

Published September 13, 2023 at 8:39
BY RYAN SMITHERAM

Yesterday, former NHLer Paul Bissonnette accused former Leaf Head Coach Mike Babcock of taking players' phones and rifling through their photos to learn what type of people they were. Bissonnette shared screenshots of texts he received saying that the reports were true, while Babcock, Blue Jackets' Captain Boone Jenner and forward Johnny Gaudreau said the reports were not true. The NHLPA has also opened an investigation into the situation.

Former Leaf and current analyst Frank Corrado, who found himself in the doghouse of Babcock during his time in Toronto, took to social media to fire a shot at the former Leafs coach. Corrado posted a series of photos with the caption "If Babs went through my phone when I played for the Leafs..." The photos included two of him holding a giant bag of popcorn and his photo on a milk carton with the caption "Missing" referencing him constantly being a healthy scratch under Babcock when he played for the Leafs.


Not everyone is a Babcock fan. Corrado, like Mike Commodore, has been very harsh towards Babcock over the years, as he felt as though he was treated unfairly by the veteran coach. Yesterday's social media jab was no different.


Corrado was originally a fifth round pick of the Canucks in the 2011 draft and was unable to secure a full-time role in the NHL and managed to play just 76 games. He spent most of his career in the AHL before playing his final two seasons overseas before retiring following the 2021-22 season.
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