A bet is a bet, and when you make that bet with your coach, you better believe he is going to hold you to it.
— Kevin McGran (@kevin_mcgran) February 21, 2018
William Nylander lost a bet to head coach Mike Babcock, and in turn was forced to wear the red and white at the Maple Leafs’ practice today.
Turns out, this was from a bet Nylander made with Babcock over World Juniors outcome. Babs had to supply the jersey, just happened to be today. https://t.co/4KyL1LRoBU
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) February 21, 2018
Nylander, who represents Sweden in international competitions, bet coach Mike Babcock that the Swede’s would win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships. It took a while to pay up, but Babcock finally brought the jersey.
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 21, 2018
Babcock is turning into quite the shark as the former head coach for the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team also cashed in on a bet he made with Leo Komarov.
Komarov, who was born and raised in Finland, thought he would try his luck with Babcock. He bet his coach that Finland would defeat Canada in Olympic men’s hockey competition and once again, big stakes Babs won, forcing Komarov to rock a Canada sweater as well.
Pretty safe to say that if the Leafs locker room has learned anything, it is that you do not make a bet with Mike Babcock.