It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs will be left at the altar by the top two coaching free agents: Mike Babcock and Todd McLellan.

Babcock is leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis, a source told the Star.

Babcock told the Detroit News he would meet Tuesday with Wings GM Ken Holland “to re-visit everything one more time . . . I’ve talked to all the teams I’m talking to.”

Fresh off his gold-medal stint behind the bench at the world hockey championships, McLellan was expected to be introduced Tuesday as the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, according to Sportsnet.

With Edmonton going for McLellan, and Philadelphia hiring college coach Dave Hakstol, the market for Babcock is getting thinner, with the Wings in the lead ahead of the Leafs and Sabres.

Both Toronto and Buffalo can meet Babcock’s salary demands — believed to be more than $3-million a year — but neither team is in a position to be considered a playoff team, much less a Stanley Cup contender.

Babcock had initiated a meeting with the San Jose Sharks. It was the Sharks who fired McLellan, Babcock’s friend and former assistant, when they failed to make the playoffs The Sharks are closer to being a playoff team and have good young talent. But they are a tight-run team in terms of budget and may not be able to make Babcock the league’s highest-paid coach.