MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Head Coach Mike Babcock Praises Julien, Bergeron, Bruins

Photo via qmiphotos.photoshelter.com     With the Red Wings coming into town forGame 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Mike Babcock, the Head Coach of the Detroit Red Wings, had nothing but kind words for Claude Julien, Patrice Bergeron, and the Bruins organization as a whole.     Babcock worked with Julien and Bergeron during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, in which...
Via BruinsLife
18 hours 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
22 hours 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
1 day 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins-Red Wings Series To Start On Friday, April 18

The Boston Bruins will wrap up their regular season on Sunday afternoon in New Jersey and will then spend the rest of the week waiting, apparently. The Bruins’ first-round playoff series with the Detroit Red Wings will begin on Friday night in Boston, Detroit head coach Mike Babcock told reporters following his team’s win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. According to Babcock...
Via NESN.com
5 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
5 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings defeat Sabres, need one point to clinch playoff spot

Mike Babcock has achieved much in his coaching career already, but Tuesday’s milestone was yet another impressive one. Babcock passed Jack Adams for first place in career wins with the Red Wings with victory No. 414 as the Red Wings defeated Buffalo, 4-2. Possibly more importantly, along with Babcock’s achievement, the victory moved the Red Wings (38-27-14, 90 points) to within...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 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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