Originally written on Puckrant.com  |  Last updated 5/6/14

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings talks to the media after a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Now that I've had more than enough time to sulk and pout about the season being over, and the Boston Bruins advancing into the second round over the Detroit Red Wings, it's time to talk about things that need to be figured out this offseason. Who stays and who goes this summer? Did an early exit from the playoffs show the team that there's more than just the historic streak on the line? What about Mike Babcock, is he going to have many more years coaching the team? There's tons of questions, comments, and concerns this offseason and what this summer means for next season.  Bench Boss Coach Mike Babcock has one year left on his contract, and the guy is playing smart. Babcock is interested in seeing what direction the Wings are headed in before committing to a contract extension, and it's scary how comfortable he is with waiting it out. When Babcock was asked about the possibility of an extension, he said, "No priority, whatsoever. I'm real comfortable with the owner (Mike Illitch...
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