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Don Cherry gives Detroit coach Mike Babcock career advice

Detroit coach Mike Babcock is reportedly speaking with many people about the next step in his coaching career, but it is unknown whether he spoke with former NHL coach and current media analyst Don Cherry. Cherry won the Jack Adams Award, the NHL's highest coaching honor, in 1976, but he is known more now for his zany commentary and even more outlandish wardrobe than his coaching...
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Don Cherry advises Mike Babcock to coach in San Jose

Where will Mike Babcock coach next season? That’s the question everyone has been debating since the Detroit Red Wings were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Predictions over where Babcock will land have shifted seemingly every time the coach makes a statement to the media. Don Cherry has a suggestion on where Babcock should head for...
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Don Cherry advises Mike Babcock to coach in San Jose

Where will Mike Babcock coach next season? That’s the question everyone has been debating since the Detroit Red Wings were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Predictions over where Babcock will land have shifted seemingly every time the coach makes a statement to the media. Don Cherry has a suggestion on where Babcock should head for...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings' Babcock says he's still uncertain about coaching future

  Mike Babcock says he's not rushing into any decisions about his future. The Detroit coach, whose contract is expiring, expects to meet with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland at some point in the next 10 days to talk things over, and Babcock said Friday he also needs to consult his wife as he figures out where he wants to coach next season. ''What I've found is every time I...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters)

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, who concluded his 10th season with the team, has not made a decision on his future. Once the playoffs end, Babcock becomes the biggest free agent in hockey and could become the highest-paid coach in NHL history. ...
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks for the Memories Mike Babcock…

I’ll say it. I didn’t think I would be saying this in October of last year but after ten season of solidifying his Hall of Fame credentials, maybe now is the time for Mike Babcock  and the Detroit Red Wings to part ways. I say this with no anger, the man has more than earned […]
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Babcock says he's still uncertain about coaching future

DETROIT (AP) Mike Babcock says he's not rushing into any decisions about his future. The Detroit coach, whose contract is expiring, expects to meet with Red Wings general manager Ken Holland at some point in the next 10 days to talk things over, and Babcock said Friday he also needs to consult his wife as he figures out where he wants to coach next season. ''What I've found is every...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock has no interest in being a GM, should have a plan for coaching future in 10 days

The biggest offseason question mark surrounding the Red Wings this offseason in undoubtedly the future of head coach Mike Babcock who enters the summer without a contract in place for 2015-16. It’s been a sticking point for Detroit and a situation of vast speculation as to what Babcock will do. How much more money will it take to keep him in Motown? Will he get swept away by...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings GM: 'Our hope is that Mike wants to stay'

One of the biggest names on the NHL coaching market, Detroit coach Mike Babcock, is not actually on the market yet, and the Red Wings sound like a team that will try to keep it that way. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland spoke to local outlet M Live Thursday and told the paper that the organization plans to make coach Mike Babcock an offer to stay. "There's an element of urgency...
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Leafs could look to Jon Cooper-like candidate as new coach

If highly coveted coach Mike Babcock does not land in Toronto, the Maple Leafs could still have a bright coaching future in another talented bench boss from the Red Wings organization. Jeff Blashill, the current 41-year-old head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, is a young coach in the Detroit system who, like Lightning coach Jon Cooper, is regarded as a great communicator and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some suggest Detroit's Babcock a bad fit for Toronto

The mantra all year in Leafs nation has been "wait for Mike Babcock". But according to one writer from SportsNet, Babcock might not be the solution to all of the Maple Leafs' problems. The writer, Jordan Heath-Rawlings, pointed out that Babcock has no experience rebuilding a club like Toronto and notes that the draw for Babcock in Toronto would be money and fame more than anything...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Babcock's future behind bench the focus as Wings head into offseason

  For the Detroit Red Wings, early exits from the postseason are becoming all too common. That's not something that sits well with the storied franchise. The Red Wings were eliminated by Tampa Bay in the first round when the Lightning edged Detroit 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The focus will now turn to the future of coach Mike Babcock, who was in the last year of his contract...
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Babcock's future the focus as Red Wings head into offseason

DETROIT (AP) For the Detroit Red Wings, early exits from the postseason are becoming all too common. That's not something that sits well with the storied franchise. The Red Wings were eliminated by Tampa Bay in the first round when the Lightning edged Detroit 2-0 in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The focus will now turn to the future of coach Mike Babcock, who was in the last year of...
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Report: Todd McLellan among candidates to be Sabres head coach

  Two people familiar with the Buffalo Sabres coaching search have told The Associated Press that former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan and minor-league coach Luke Richardson are among the team's initial candidates. Neither has been interviewed yet, and the list is expected to grow in what is anticipated to be a lengthy process, both people said. They spoke on the condition...
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AP Sources: McLellan on list of Sabres coaching candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Two people familiar with the Buffalo Sabres coaching search have told The Associated Press that former San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan and minor-league coach Luke Richardson are among the team's initial candidates. Neither has been interviewed yet, and the list is expected to grow in what is anticipated to be a lengthy process, both people said. They spoke...
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Cup Dumps 4/30/15

What everyone is talking aboutThe first round has finally ended. There were a few surprises and there should be a surprise or two in the round to come, right? Let’s ask people with considerably more brainpower than me. Fox, CBC, TSN ScoreboardTampa Bay 2, Detroit 0 – Mike Babcock sees it all end without a goal for the home side (potentially) Tweet of the Moment looking for...
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Babcock won't talk new contract but does drop subtle hints

Detroit coach Mike Babcock refused to discuss where he'll be coaching next year in his post-game press conference following Detroit's loss in Game 7 to Tampa Bay Wednesday night. The coach's contract in Detroit expires after this season, and while Babcock remained steadfast in his refusal to talk about the expiring contract all year, the discussion around the NHL for the majority...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

The future of Mike Babcock: Did Wings coach drop hints after Game 7 loss? (Yahoo Sports)

“Our team’s not as good as it was." Mike Babcock didn't want discuss his coaching future after Game 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the longtime Detroit Red Wings bench boss sounded like someone who was thinking about moving on.
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PHOTOS: Mike Babcock faces for days

This post is about nothing except Mike Babcock faces.  Mike Babcock faces for days. AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
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History, money might make Buffalo front-runner for Mike Babcock

The most coveted coach in the NHL, current Detroit head coach Mike Babcock, isn't even unemployed yet, but fanbases are already fighting over his services. Rumor has it that the Maple Leafs desperately want Babcock, but the Buffalo Sabres might be a great contender as well. Babcock, whose contract with the Red Wings expires this year, has a history with Buffalo general manager Tim...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mrazek shuts out Lightning for second time, Red Wings take 3-2 series lead

Petr Mrazek and the Red Wings defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 this evening to take a 3-2 series lead in the opening round best of seven. However the outcome of today’s game was just part of a few interesting factoids that have developed in this game and series so far. First, we’ll talk about Petr Mrazek in the second but the resiliency of the Red Wings as a whole has been...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings Game 4 preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6 p.m. Mike Babcock stuck with Petr Mrazek in Game 3, and the Detroit goaltender shut out the NHL's top-scoring team from the regular season. If he's able to do it again Thursday night, the Red Wings will head back to Tampa with a shot at closing out their first-round series with the Lightning. Playoff rookie Mrazek, Babcock...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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