If it's Toronto, Babcock won't win there, ie second round of the playoffs for three years at least. If they sign him it's to get a big gate boost and a big name coach in hopes of signing big name free agents.
Holland has fallen in love with the young guns and I think, to his detriment, the *new* NHL and the way deals get done and big name players move kind of paralyzes him. He's afraid to pull the lever on a big deal.. If he goes big and it doesn't work he gets rightly critisized. If he does nothing and just points to GR then life is easier.