Late last week, in the aftermath of Mike Babcock's firing, rumors swirled about his time as Leafs head coach

One of the most prominent ones involved Mitch Marner's rookie year, when Babcock allegedly had him create a list of the hardest and least hardest working players on the team, and then went on to release the list to the team. 

Of course, this was all hearsay until today, when Marner acknowledged that the incident had actually happened and gave his thoughts on it.





Of course, the coaching technique has since been questioned by many analysts and fans alike, and Babcock has said that he realized it wasn't a good idea and apologized to Mitch at the time. 



Of course, Mitch and the entire squad are looking forward to leaving these sort of incidents behind them, and will go into their three-game week riding a two-game win streak and a perfect record  under new bench boss Sheldon Keefe. 

(H/T: Twitter/Kristen Shilton and Darren Dreger)