Maple Leafs powerplay set to do some serious damage next season

Graham Montgomery
May 23, 2024  (10:15)

Former Calgary Flames assistant coach Marc Savard doing an interview before a practice
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The Toronto Maple Leafs powerplay could look a lot different next season with changes to both the roster and coaching staff possibly making the team more dangerous on the man advantage.

The Leafs have already replaced head coach Sheldon Keefe with Stanley Cup champion Craig Berube. Now the rest of the coaching staff looks to change as well as Berube brings in his own guys. One coach that is rumored to be joining the team is Marc Savard. According to recent rumors, he is set to leave the Flames to join Berube's staff in Toronto.
Marc Savard is set to leave the Calgary Flames and is expected to join Craig Berube's staff with the Leafs.

[source: @simmonssteve]


The first half of this rumor has already come true. The Calgary Flames announced today that they have mutually agreed to part ways with assistant coach Marc Savard. The timing of the move is certainly suspicious to say the least, given the rumors going around.
The #Flames and Marc Savard have agreed to mutually part ways.

Leafs fans are already anticipating Savard joining the team. Many think he will be able to provide new ideas and strategies on the man advantage that should boost the Leafs over what they had with Guy Boucher. In all fairness, the powerplay was a serious issue in the playoffs for the Leafs this year.
Going from Guy Boucher to Marc Savard coaching the PP might be the biggest upgrade any NHL team makes this off-season

That being said, the Flames did not exactly have a great powerplay this season either. However, the Flames top scorers simply can't compete with the Leafs, so maybe Savard will be able to cook up a really nice powerplay when he has the Likes of Auston Matthews and Willian Nylander to work with.
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Maple Leafs powerplay set to do some serious damage next season

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