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From Good To Bad To Babcock

There were nine teams that appeared in both the 2014 and 2015 postseasons: the Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks, the Minnesota Wild, the St. Louis Blues, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Detroit Red Wings.As always, several teams made surprise appearances in the playoffs, while several others failed to...
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Detroit Red Wings Officially Name Jeff Blashill New Head Coach

DETROIT — The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was introduced Tuesday as Detroit’s new head coach. Blashill has coached Detroit’s minor league affiliate...
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs Hire Mike Babcock As Coach On Eight-Year, $50M Contract

Mike Babcock moved from one Original Six franchise to another Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year, $50 million deal to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs announced the hiring to put to an end months of speculation about Babcock’s future with the Detroit Red Wings, where he spent the past 10 seasons and won a Stanley Cup in 2008. Babcock will...
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres had press conference planned for Babcock, ‘livid’ on how things were handled

With Mike Babcock headed to Toronto to become the head coach, the Buffalo Sabres are quite ticked off about how things were handled over the last few days. The Sabres seemingly had Babcock locked down, but he changed his mind at the last minute and went with the cities closest neighbor. Apparently they were so sure they were going to land him, they had a press conference planned...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Babcock leaving Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

After reports yesterday strongly suggested he would become the next coach of the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock did a heel turn and is now set to become the next coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs per TSN’s Darren Dreger.  Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be around $50 million. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Babcock in negotiations to become Sabres coach

The Associated Press is reporting Mike Babcock, the NHL’s biggest coaching free agent ever, is in contract talks with the Buffalo Sabres to become their next head coach. The person said negotiations were taking place by phone between Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim Murray on Tuesday afternoon. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Mike Babcock stay with the Detroit Red Wings?

Babcock coaching the Detroit Red Wings Mike Babcock is the coach of the Detroit Red Wings until, June 30th when his contract expires. The Red Wings have given him permission to speak to other teams around the league. So will Babcock stay in Detroit or will he go to another team? Babcock is on the Czech Republic for the World Juniors where he is also meeting with other teams....
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has permission to speak to other teams

The most sought after free agent in the NHL this offseason might not be a player. Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, whose contract expires on July 1, was granted permission by the Original Six club Friday to speak to other teams about potential jobs. If he signs with a team before the expiration of his contract, his new team would owe the Red Wings draft-pick compensation...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Cherry advises Mike Babcock to coach in San Jose

Where will Mike Babcock coach next season? That’s the question everyone has been debating since the Detroit Red Wings were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Predictions over where Babcock will land have shifted seemingly every time the coach makes a statement to the media. Don Cherry has a suggestion on where Babcock should head for...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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