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The overnight report: Babcockian overload; on Howard, Nyquist and the Joe

After four days' worth of chasing down Mike Babcock rumors at a much higher clip than has been usual since he made nebulous comments regarding his future last April--mostly because Detroit coming to Toronto all but seemed to yield a Toronto media assumption that the Wings would just leave Mike Babcock on Brendan Shanahan's doorstep or something. I sincerely hope that both...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mad dash: Babcock, Carlyle discuss personnel prior to Red Wings-Maple Leafs, round 2

Amongst this evening's pre-game coaches' presser comments ahead of tonight's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings (7 PM on FSD/CBC/NHL Network U.S. with the requisite Center Ice blackout/97.1 FM): Franzen is still a game-time decision tonight. Should he not be able to go, Stephen Weiss will make his season debut for the #RedWings. —...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Report: Leafs inquired about Mike Babcock

It looks as though Mike Babcock could be a hot commodity on the free agent market this NHL offseason. The Detroit Red Wings head coach reportedly turned down an extension from the team, and he might already have received another offer. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Friday that the Toronto Maple Leafs inquired about Babcock’s status during a call with the Red Wings earlier...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Daily: Toronto, Babcock on OT, Around the NHL and More

Red Wings Updates Mike Babcock not sure why he didn’t play Nyquist in OT The Red Wings had the chance to win in OT against Boston Wednesday night. They had plenty of chances during regulation as well, but that’s a different story. They concluded the OT period with a 4-0n-3 power play, in which Mike Babcock decided to NOT ice leading scorer Gustav Nyquist. Even he admitted to...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Leafs talked to the Red Wings about Mike Babcock

If you want to add a little bit of intrigue to tonight’s, Red Wings/Leafs game tonight (not that it’s much, if at all), here you go… According to’s Nick Kypreos, the Maple Leafs apparently made a phone call to the Red Wings earlier this year to discuss an array of topics including head coach Mike Babcock. Kypreos adds that the conversation took place prior to...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings’ Mike Babcock Rejects ‘Firm Offer’ To Stay With Team

Mike Babcock will be getting plenty of phone calls from suitors when his contract with the Detroit Red Wings expires at the end of this season. The Red Wings, however, want to make sure that doesn’t happen and reportedly have sent at least one “firm offer” for him to stay in Detroit. According to The Hockey News, Babcock has turned down the offer. Publicly, Babcock and general...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock is not answering questions about his future

Where will Mike Babcock coach beyond 2014-15? That’s the question everyone has been asking and Babcock is tired of talking about the matter. Following his team’s morning skate, the Red Wings announced he will not be answering any questions regarding his coaching plans for the future. Interestingly, Babcock post-morning skate presser began with Wings PR guy saying Babcock not...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre McGuire talks about Red Wings-Bruins tilt, Babcock’s future on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM

NBC commentator Pierre McGuire spoke with Detroit Sports 105.1 FM's Matt Dery on Tuesday, discussing the Red Wings, tomorrow's Wings-Bruins game, Mike Babcock's future and more in a 9-and-a-half minute interview, and he was nothing less than incredibly charming, engaging, thoughtful and funny. Seriously!
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock’s Stare: Ouellet, Babcock and Breast Cancer Awareness Night

The first game of the Red Wings season is in the books and they boys played a very solid against the team that sent them packing in April.  It was a pretty impressive performance all around but their schedule isn’t getting any easier with a game tonight against Anaheim, Boston back in town on Wednesday and then a home and home with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tonight’s matchup...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings practice news: Mike Babcock’s radio rounds; Cleary, Weiss ‘out?’

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock made the radio rounds this morning, and CBS Detroit's Ashley Dunkak reports that Babcock discussed the tiff regarding Xavier Ouellet's demotion on 97.1 FM's Stoney and Sara show: “We go through this every single year at this time, so if it’s controversy today, it’d be 10 straight years,” Babcock said. “The bottom line is I...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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