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Babcock sticking with Petr Mrazek for Game 3 the right move

One thing about Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock: When he tells you what he is going to do, you can take it to the bank. Babcock can be pretty blunt when you ask him about his team’s play on any given night, or a certain player’s performance. He will give you his honest […] The post Babcock sticking with Petr Mrazek for Game 3 the right move appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Bench Mark: Flyers options for next head coach

  View image | Now that Craig Berube is officially out as Flyers head coach, the search begins for the next leader behind the bench for the Orange and Black. There's only one problem. That coach may not be available just yet. According to Tim Panaccio, the Flyers top three coaching options are all still employed by their current teams, which could make the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mrazek to start Game 1 Thursday against the Lightning

Mike Babcock has his guy in net, for Game 1 at least. The Red Wings head coach confirmed Monday that the team would go with Petr Mrazek in round one game one against Tampa Bay over 2-time All-Star Jimmy Howard who has 45 postseason games under his belt. Mrazek, who has zero NHL postseason experience recorded a 2-0 shutout in the final game of the season agains the Carolina Hurricanes...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Potential Destinations For Mike Babcock

The Detroit Red Wings have been persistent in attempting to hammer out a deal with long time distinguished head coach Mike Babcock. However, now as the season is drawing to it’s conclusion, the reality of Mike Babcock no longer behind the bench is becoming very real. It’s not for a lack of trying as general manager Ken Holland and Red Wings management tried consistently throughout...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Playing With Future In Balance

As the final week of the regular season commences, there is no team with more to lose than the Detroit Red Wings. Owners of the longest post season streak at 23 consecutive appearances, the Red Wings have been a staple of the playoffs for decades. While many experts had the Detroit Red Wings pegged to be in the middle tier of the Eastern Conference and potentially missing the playoffs...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: End of the Mike Babcock era? Not the end of the world

Watching the Detroit Red Wings play hockey right now is like an awkward guy trying to use cheesy pickup line to get a girl’s number. The odds are not in his favor. With no confidence and no game plan it’s a recipe for disaster. Sure occasionally he might get bailed out by his wingman, but it takes a lot practice and coaching to ensure satisfactory results. The Red Wings are stuck...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Keeping us guessing

Which Detroit Red Wings (38-19-11) are going to show up on a nightly basis? Is it going to be the group that lets in the first goal of the game, but regroups to mount a comeback? – AKA Monday against Edmonton. How about the team that can’t find a way to generate any offense and is lackluster on the penalty kill? – AKA Thursday against Columbus. Or the rare times when they...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way out, the news came as a surprise...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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