Found October 24, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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DETROIT -- There was no sign of goaltender Jimmy Howard at Red Wings practice Monday at Joe Louis Arena, but there was a perfectly good reason for that. Howard and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their first child Sunday, a boy named James Russell Howard IV. "Congratulations to Howie and Rachel -- James Russell the fourth," coach Mike Babcock said. "It's a pretty good handle. Kind of like my name, we've got Mikes in my family, too, can't think of any other names. They must be the same." Babcock and his wife, Maureen, have three children but he didn't really offer Howard any advice on being a dad. "What I said to him is kids are a gift from God," Babcock said. "It's the best thing that'll ever happen to you. It's the one thing they give you, they give you kids without any training, without you knowing what you're doing or what you're getting into. But it's a gift and now you've got an obligation to do a gre...
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