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MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why Nick Lidstrom Turned Down Babcock

As many know, Mike Babcock’s assistant coaching staff moved on this summer. Tom Renney left the organization when he was hired as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. Shortly after, Detroit’s other assistant coach, Bill Peters, was hired as the new head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, after three seasons with the Red Wings, working primarily with Detroit’s...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Regner: Wings coach Babcock should wait and see

Mike Babcock, a 1986 graduate of McGill University in Quebec, Canada, moved to Great Britain to become a player-coach with the Whitley Warriors in 1987. In just 49 games for the Warriors, he had 45 goals and an astounding 127 assists to go along with 123 penalty minutes. And Babcock's team finished the year two points away from winning the league title. It was his first coaching...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock (mostly) discusses hockey and life philosophies in Saskatoon

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock appeared on News Talk 980's John Gormley show yesterday as he was in Saskatoon to promote a golf tournament raising funds for prostate cancer, and Babcock did address the fact that he would consider coaching a Canadian team like Toronto at some point--though Babcock stated that he loves where he's working, that he has a fantastic GM and that he...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Happens If Mike Babcock Says No?

Most of us are aware Ken Holland will be talking to Mike Babcock about a contract extension once the Wings arrive in Traverse City for training camp. Babcock has one year left on his contract and will be considered a "lame-duck" coach if he enters the season without an extension. Babcock has stated he will not discuss an extension once the regular season starts which...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings afternoon news: Buckets for Babcock and ‘what it’s all about’

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock spends a signifcant portion of his "free time" advocating for pediatric cancer charities like the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, he hosts a family battling cancer at every home game, and it's rumored that Babcock tends to show up unannounced at Children's Hospital in Detroit and the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor to...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings Sign GM Ken Holland To Extension; Mike Babcock Could Be Next

The man primarily responsible for making the Detroit Red Wings one of the most consistent franchise in NHL history will be staying in Detroit for a few more seasons. The Red Wings announced Thursday that executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland has signed a four-year contract extension. The new contract will keep him in Detroit through the 2017-18 season. Holland...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  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...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 15, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  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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