I think babcock will get another shot with a new team or an older team.
If he is as smart as he thinks he is, babcock may even realize that having another resource like the resources dubas employs can only help him to do his job more successfully.
I use to hire guys with a different perspectives than my own .... if you dont understand it, then get the very best who do, and have them as your buffer/advantage to be able to compete with the other business.
It is a changing world .... numbers can lie but it all depends upon the stats being used to influence your decisions. If you have the correct people and you trust their perceptions, then it becomes a win/win solution imho.
If babcock is a smart guy, he will use this new found source of info to make his product more sound and competitive.
Unfortunately, I do believe that hockeylover was correct in her summation of babcocks underlying problems ..... spite and ego.
Not to wax poetic too much, but I think if I could some up the difference it's that under Babcock, the Leafs were Babcock's team. Under Keefe, the Leafs are Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, and John Tavares' team.