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Red Wings are upbeat, confident despite loss to Bruins

DETROIT -- If you expected the Red Wings to search for answers after their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday, you were wrong. Despite being manhandled by the Bruins, the Wings were upbeat and confident after Monday's practice at Joe Louis Arena. "I've been here nine years and we've done this nine times, and you go through it each and every year," said...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TMR Evening Line: Mike Babcock says Red Wings were ‘ineffective’ in Game 2

I will try to cobble together a solid wrap-up later, but as I look back at the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to Boston in Game 2 (shockingly, Glendening and Miller were on the ice for 3 of the Bruins' 4 goals--2 at even strength--and Lashoff was on the ice for both PPGs against, so that may show you that the Bruins wanted Glendening to battle and lose against Krejci's line), some...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nose-picker perfectly executes photobomb of Red Wings coach

I am going to assume that this Bruins fan knew exactly what he was doing during the Bruins and Red Wings game 2 in Boston on Sunday. The gentleman was able to successfully pull off a very deep nose-pick while Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock was being interviewed. Well done, sir. [TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Bruins Game 1 game-day updates: no lineup changes but plenty of Babcockian bluster

The Detroit Red Wings hope to upset the mighty Boston Bruins as the teams' first-round playoff series gets underway this evening (7:30 PM on FSD and NESN locally, NBCSN and TSN nationally and on 97.1 FM; does Octopi Hockeytown extend to Boston?), and while the Bruins skated quite early... Welcome to game day. pic.twitter.com/pAEgpbq6CZ — Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock Is A Constant In Red Wings’ Injury-Plagued Season (Video)

As the lowest seed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Red Wings have their work cut out for them in their quarterfinal series against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins. Detroit seems up to the challenge, though, thanks in large part to the stabilizing presence of head coach Mike Babcock. The Red Wings head man, who is the only coach...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli On The Detroit Red Wings

from Jeff Pini at Boston.com, “Getting back a healthy Daytsuk; that makes them more dangerous,” Chiarelli said. “Who knows what will happen with Zetterberg, he’s lurking in the wings, and [Detroit GM] Kenny [Holland] and [Coach Mike Babcock] will probably pull him out at some point. They’ve had a ton of injuries, and Tatar, Reilly [Smith’s] brother [Brendan]...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Khan, St. James: Red Wings-Bruins series won’t start until Friday

Big news in the scheduling department from MLive's Ansar Khan and the Free Press's Helene St. James: Mike Babcock said Red Wings will play at Boston Friday and Sunday. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 13, 2014 Babcock said Games 1 and 2 are Friday and Sunday in Boston. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 13, 2014 Wings thought...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings’ Babcock unclear if Zetterberg can return

Mike Babcock doesn’t expect the Detroit Red Wings to have forward Henrik Zetterberg in the lineup at the start of the playoffs. “I don’t know if Zetterberg is even in the picture or not, but the rest of the guys are feeling good,” the Red Wings coach said Thursday on Hockey Central at Noon. “(Defenceman Jonathan) Ericsson won’t play either. Obviously, that’s a big...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babock's whacky road to Detroit

Mike Babcock might have his players to thank for achieving the most coaching victories in Detroit Red Wings history, but Wings fans should thank the bungled project known as Crossroads of America. If the backers of this ambitious project could have secured the financing, Babcock's reign behind the Detroit bench might never have happened. Here's how Babcock's path to Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock records career win 414 passing Jack Adams

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With his team one point away from clinching its 23rd straight playoff birth, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is focused on today. Babcock, who passed Jack Adams on the Red Wings all-time list with 414 career coaching victories in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, will not reflect on his achievements until the summer. “I’m thrilled and in order...
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