Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe speaks during a press conference.
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Sheldon Keefe puts Matt Rempe on blast following Saturday's game

Published March 3, 2024 at 3:53 PM

Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena was buzzing with anticipation as the Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the New York Rangers. Fans were eagerly awaiting the showdown between enforcers Ryan Reaves and Matt Rempe, and boy, did they get what they came for!

The game itself was a nail-biter, with both teams going back and forth in an entertaining matchup. Yet not everyone left the arena with a smile on their face. Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe wasn't too pleased, and he made sure to let everyone know, especially Rangers rookie Matt Rempe.

Keefe Calls Out Rempe: A Coach's Frustration

Keefe didn't hold back in his criticism of Rempe, particularly focusing on a hit he delivered to Maple Leafs defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin in the second period. According to Keefe, it was a reckless hit that resulted in an injury for Lyubushkin. He didn't mince words, saying, "Comes a long way. Leaves his feet. Hits him in the head. Injury."

Keefe wasn't done there. He also felt that Reaves had every right to go after Rempe, considering the hit on Lyubushkin earlier in the game. "I thought it was good, especially considering the guy knocks one of our guys out of the game," Keefe added.

With the regular season matchups between these two teams over, all eyes are now on the possibility of a playoff showdown. Will this rivalry continue to heat up on the biggest stage? Only time will tell
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Sheldon Keefe puts Matt Rempe on blast following Saturday's game

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