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Mike Babcock: 'If you don’t want to be coached, don’t come here'

So you don’t like the way Mike Babcock coaches? You don’t like his aggressiveness or grind it out practices? Well the Red Wings coach has two words for ya… Okay maybe he doesn’t but during an interview with 105.1′s Ryan and Rico Thursday morning, Babcock was pretty candid when addressing the rumors that it was his coaching style supposedly keeping top-notch free agents...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock speaks bluntly during interview on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock appeared on Detroit Sports 105.1 FM's Ryan and Rico show this moring, and he addressed the hot-button topics--his contract status and the return of Daniel Cleary--as well as many other issues over the course of nearly 13 minutes' worth of interview time: WXYZ's Brad Galli "live-Tweeted" the interview... Mike Babcock...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Ken Holland And Mike Babcock Talk

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, These are interesting times for the Detroit Red Wings. They’re coming off a season in which they just made the playoffs after moving to the far inferior Eastern Conference, went 0-for-everyone in free agency and have a mix of wobbly veterans and kids that could well see their run of 23 straight seasons in the playoffs come to an end. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock not worried about contract extension

Mike Babcock still doesn’t have a contract extension. And he isn’t sure one will be worked out before the start of the regular season. But, as his assistants were coming and going Monday, Babcock was adamant about one thing: He isn’t going to be talking about his future once the season begins. “By that time (regular season), it’s hockey,” Babcock said. “It’s about...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Granato thrilled to join Wings as assistant coach

They once famously exchanged words, but now they'll be working together on the Red Wings bench. It was 2008 and Wings coach Mike Babcock and then-Colorado Avalanche assistant coach Tony Granato had a little "debate" from bench to bench. Now Granato comes to Detroit to work with Babcock. The two have both seen the picture and laughed about it. "I've gotten a...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings morning news: Babcock discusses past/future assistant coaches, prospect talk & Brownov III

Amongst this morning's Red Wings-related news stories: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock made an eyebrow-raising comment to the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan regarding his contract status and his desire to either wrap up an extension prior to the regular season or to wait until the conclusion of the 2014-2015 campaign to talk contract turkey: "By that time (regular season...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock Won’t Negotiate Contract During Season

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...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock On His Contract Situation

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock wants an extension done by fall, or else he'll wait for spring. Winter is not a time to talk — which makes sense. Babcock has been busy looking for assistants — he just got word that Tony Granato will be joining him with the Wings. There has been less work done regarding Babcock...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wings hire Tony Granato as assistant coach

The Red Wings have found one assistant coach but are still looking for another. According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Tony Granato will be on the bench alongside coach Mike Babcock this coming season.  Granato was most recently an assistant to Dan Bylsma in Pittsburgh, where he had been since 2009. In his 14-year NHL career, Granato had 248 goals and 244 assists in 773 games with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock got yelled at by his wife for childbirth comments

Babcock apologized for Wed. comment Datsyuk & Kronwall should play b/c "their wives are giving birth. Not them." Was scolded by Mrs. Babcock — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 24, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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