Via Pro Hockey Talk’s Dhiren Mahiban and Sportsnet, this is no surprise:

My understanding is Maple Leafs have acquired permission to talk to Mike Babcock. TOR regime likely at front of line. Aggressive group.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 10, 2015

Leafs also believed to have permission to talk to Todd MacLellan. Expected Brendan Shanahan headed to worlds this week, may have task there.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 10, 2015

At very least Leafs will have serious talks with Babcock and MacLellan. As @FriedgeHNIC reported, some think MacLellan is headed to EDM.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 10, 2015

DET and SJ would get a 3rd pick as compensation if Babcock or MacLellan sign elsewhere.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) May 10, 2015

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