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Detroit coach Mike Babcock: 'We stole Game 1 and they just stole this game'

Detroit coach Mike Babcock is not the kind of coach who traditionally speaks to his team after games, but he broke from the norm after Thursday night's overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning to lift the spirits of a team down on its luck. The Red Wings had a 2-1 series lead entering Thursday night's Game 4, and they played well enough to extend that lead to 3-1, but the Bolts...
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Red Wings answer Babcock's call for more in Game 3

Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said ahead of Game 3 that he thought the team had a lot more to give. The Red Wings answered their coach's call on Tuesday night by shutting out the Lightning, 3-0, to take a 2-1 series lead. There were multiple factors in Tuesday night's win, but the key for the Wings was increased physicality, better defense and more depth among the lines. The...
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Rob Ford tweets plan to fix Maple Leafs

You haven't heard the last of Rob Ford. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Hockey Hall of Fame and continuing to work on the city council, Rob Ford spent his Tuesday afternoon offering up his plan to fix the Maple Leafs.   Mike Babcock currently coaches the Detroit Red Wings, but many expect Babcock will leave Detroit after the season once his contract expires...
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Babcock on Cooper: 'Wherever he goes, he wins'

Mike Babcock was full of praise for his Tampa Bay counterpart. Although many in hockey consider Babcock to be one of the best coaches in the league, Babcock focused instead on Lightning coach Jon Cooper, whom Babcock called a winner no matter what the environment."[Cooper's] been successful," Babcock told the Tampa Bay Times. "When you look at guys that are serial winners -- wherever...
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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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8 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...
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16 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...
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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: '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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