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Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is regarded by many as the best in the NHL. He has one year left on his contract, and if Detroit wants to eliminate any concerns/worries about possibly losing him next summer, the Original Six club should do everything it can to work out an extension before the 2014-15 regular season begins. “We get it done by fall, or I won’t bother,” Babcock recently told Helene Elliott of the Detroit Free Press. “I’m not doing it during the season.” Where does the situation stand right now? “On his end, (Red Wings GM Ken Holland) said that he and Babcock have talked briefly about an extension — in so far as Holland has told Babcock that the Wings would like to keep him,” St. James writes. With younger players such as Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser and Tomas Jurco becoming key parts of the team’s success, the Red Wings need to make sure Babcock stays long term because he’s a great teacher, motivator and leader. For comparison’s sake, the 51-year-
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