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Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s return demands a roster shuffle

The little song and dance with the St. Louis Blues and Ken Hitchcock has officially come to an end. After courting Mike Babcock and losing him to loads of money in Canada, General Manager Doug Armstrong called Ken Hitchcock back and told him let’s give it another year. That’s right. A one year deal brings back a coach who hasn’t gotten past the second round in his last four...
Via STLSportsMinute
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey: Mike Babcock is Not the Solution in Toronto

View image | The Toronto Maple Leafs finally won something. On Thursday, the team announced the signing of veteran coach Mike Babcock to an eight-year, $50 million dollar contact— making him the highest paid coach in NHL history. The news broke Wednesday afternoon, and while early reaction has been positive from fans, does this really make the Leafs a better...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  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,”...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Arthur temporarily knocks TSN off the air

The Toronto Maple Leafs introduced Mike Babcock as their new head coach Thursday, and Canada’s version of ESPN temporarily lost the live feed moments before the news conference began. Toronto Star columnist and TSN contributor Bruce Arthur was talking about Babcock’s competitiveness when this happened: The broadcast quickly cut to TSN’s insider panel of James Duthie, Darren...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock interrupts Argonauts press conference There is no secret that the Maple Leafs are the top dogs in Toronto.  They surpass the Blue Jays and they definitely surpass the CFL’s Argonauts.  During a major press conference for the Argos Wednesday, (Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of the Maple Leaf Sports Network) has purchased the team and will relocate it to BMO Field), the Leafs’ hiring of Mike Babcock caused...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock signs for $50 million with Maple Leafs

It’s the end of an era for the Detroit Red Wings as head coach Mike Babcock has reportedly signed a $50 million dollar deal over eight years with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the signing, Babcock becomes the highest-paid head coach in NHL history.  He heads to Toronto taking over a Maple Leafs squad that finished eighth in the Atlantic Division, with a 30-44-8 overall record...
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock sweepstakes down to Detroit and Buffalo?

Unless you’re Drew Sharp and truly believe your own tired schtick, it’s a big week for the Red Wings and presumably a number of other NHL teams looking to land arguably the best coach in the NHL Mike Babcock. This Wednesday, we’ll (hopefully) be learning where the coveted head coach will end up in the 2015-16 season ending what seemed to be never ending speculation on his...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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