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Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock holds final press conference

Mike Babcock The now former Detroit Red Wings coach, Mike Babcock walked into the Joe Louis Arena for the last time as head coach Friday morning to clean his office. Later that day he decided to call a press conference because he felt he couldn’t just leave without saying goodbye. Babcock was head coach the Red Wings for ten years and extended the playoff streak to 24 years and...
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Babcock bids emotional farewell to Red Wings in Detroit

  Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address. He became choked up after about a minute of talking, and at one point he even held up an old newspaper from a decade ago. ''I dug it out here today - I'm going through and cleaning out my office,'' Babcock said. ''There it is. That's my first day on...
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Slava Fetisov wants to prevent young Russians from playing in the NHL

Are young Russian hockey players going to be restricted from playing in the NHL? That’s the hope of former Detroit Red Wings skater Slava Fetisov who aims to ban young hockey players from joining the NHL until they’re 28. Fetisov currently serves as a Senator in Russia and hopes a new federal law will be put in place to keep young hockey stars in Russia. The report, as seen...
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Slava Fetisov wants to prevent young Russians from playing in the NHL

Are young Russian hockey players going to be restricted from playing in the NHL? That’s the hope of former Detroit Red Wings skater Slava Fetisov who aims to ban young hockey players from joining the NHL until they’re 28. Fetisov currently serves as a Senator in Russia and hopes a new federal law will be put in place to keep young hockey stars in Russia. The report, as seen...
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Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) A day after being introduced as the new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was back in Detroit, speaking with reporters in the Red Wings' dressing room. In what was something of a farewell address to the organization and the city, Babcock thanked Detroit owner Mike Ilitch, described the past decade as the best 10 years of his life - and said he went back...
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Mike Babcock says goodbye to Detroit with a full page ad

After signing a record 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M with the Maple Leafs, former Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock took out a full page ad in the Detroit News thanking Detroit fans for their 10 years of support. The message reads with an image of his family and himself hoisting the Stanley Cup won with Detroit back in 2008: “Thank you for an amazing 10 years! We’ll never...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from going to NHL

MOSCOW (AP) Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL. Fetisov, who is now a senator in Russia, tells Russia's R-Sport news agency that federal law should be used to stop Russian players from moving to North America before they turn 28. The aim is to...
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PHOTO: Mike Babcock takes out full page ad thanking Detroit

Classy gesture by new Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock.  Bye Felicia. Free Press
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Babcock: 'I feel bad' for Sabres but had no deal in place

The Sabres swung and missed on Mike Babcock on Wednesday, when Babcock agreed to a massive deal with the Maple Leafs, and they're moving on to Plan B in their search for a new coach.But before Babcock was able to completely move on to his new gig in Toronto, he was asked at his introductory press conference Thursday to address reports that the Sabres were "livid" with the way he...
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Mike Babcock: Maple Leafs job a 'massive, massive challenge'

Mike Babcock knows the task of turning around the Toronto Maple Leafs is taller than the CN Tower. Babcock officially was introduced as the new head coach of the Leafs on Thursday, and despite a reportedly enormous contract in the NHL’s most passionate market, Babcock did all he could to temper expectations in his first news conference. “This is going to be a long process,”...
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Mike Babcock Is The New Leaf’s Head Coach

Leafs fans everywhere have been on the edge of their seats and are happy to have a named revealed for the 30th head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Who is it? Mike Babcock. Take a look below as Brendan Shanahan introduces Mike Babcock setting his place in Maple Leaf history. \ The post Mike Babcock Is The New Leaf’s Head Coach appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
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Twitter reacts to Leafs' hiring of Babcock

The weeks-long saga that was Babcock Watch came to an end Wednesday when the Maple Leafs announced that they had hired the sought-after Mike Babcock as their next coach, beating out the Sabres and his former team, the Red Wings, for his services.And when news broke -- first that Babcock would not be returning to Detroit, then that Buffalo was out and then, finally, that Toronto would...
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This is the season, change change change

by Redwing77Ok, first I see my Red Wings bow out early.  That's ok, I didn't expect them to make the playoffs (none of the pundits did either).  Now... lots of change.First, Hakstol bolts for the Flyers.  Ugh.  I don't like the Flyers.  Better there than Buffalo or Toronto, perhaps, but still....  it stinks.  I never saw it coming.  That being said, I talked to Hakstol in...
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After failing to land Mike Babcock, what comes next for Buffalo?

According to multiple reports, the Sabres went "all in" to try and land Mike Babcock as their next head coach, only to strike out. Babcock chose to leave the Red Wings, and pass on Buffalo in order to head north of the border, becoming the next head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.After failing to land their desired candidate, the Sabres are still in need of a head coach. Who might...
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After Babcock's departure, Red Wings' focus turns to Blashill

  The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach - and right now there's only one clear candidate. Jeff Blashill might not end up getting the job, but he's the man general manager Ken Holland will talk to first now that coach Mike Babcock has left for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ''Once I have that meeting, I'll know what the next step is,'' Holland said. ''I'm not...
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After Babcock's departure, Detroit's focus turns to Blashill

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach - and right now there's only one clear candidate. Jeff Blashill might not end up getting the job, but he's the man general manager Ken Holland will talk to first now that coach Mike Babcock has left for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ''Once I have that meeting, I'll know what the next step is,'' Holland said...
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Babcock reportedly getting megabucks from Leafs

Throughout the process, Mike Babcock said all the right things, of course, about his job selection being about more than just money. But in the end, he left one of the league's most successful franchises in recent history for one of its worst and most dysfunctional in recent history, and as would be expected, he will be compensated for his move very, very well. According to TSN...
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Blues miss out on Mike Babcock, but that’s not a bad thing

The last few days saw the St. Louis Blues unexpectedly thrust into the middle of the battle for Mike Babcock. The Blues never appeared to be a contender or a favorite for Babcock, but the Blues at least made it known they were interested in his services. Babcock ultimately signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blues fans took to social media to lament the team missing out on the...
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Mike Babcock leaves Red Wings to coach Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan announced Wednesday that Mike Babcock has been named the 30th head coach in the club’s history. Babcock, 52, joins the Leafs after serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the past 10 seasons. Under his leadership in Detroit, Babcock posted a 458-223-105 regular season record.  While coaching Red...
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Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock coaching the Red Wings The Mike Babcock saga has ended after were rumors flying amid silence from the Babcock camp we finally have the answer today. Mike Babock took no further questions from any teams of media so he could mull over the decision he has come to the conclusion that next season he will be coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto...
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VIDEO: Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock interrupts Argonauts press conference

Sportsnet.ca There is no secret that the Maple Leafs are the top dogs in Toronto.  They surpass the Blue Jays and they definitely surpass the CFL’s Argonauts.  During a major press conference for the Argos Wednesday, (Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of the Maple Leaf Sports Network) has purchased the team and will relocate it to BMO Field), the Leafs’ hiring of Mike Babcock caused...
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Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock signs for $50 million with Maple Leafs

It’s the end of an era for the Detroit Red Wings as head coach Mike Babcock has reportedly signed a $50 million dollar deal over eight years with the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the signing, Babcock becomes the highest-paid head coach in NHL history.  He heads to Toronto taking over a Maple Leafs squad that finished eighth in the Atlantic Division, with a 30-44-8 overall record...
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Babcock leaving Detroit for Maple Leafs head coaching job

The Mike Babcock era in Detroit is over. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply offered the Red Wings head coach an offer he couldn’t refuse, which was a reported 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M. (Read More at The Majors National)
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AP source: Buffalo Sabres out of running for Mike Babcock

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are out of the running to hire Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team is not discussing its coaching search to replace Ted Nolan. The development comes a day after Babcock and Sabres general manager Tim...
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Maple Leafs hire Mike Babcock as their new head coach

The Mike Babcock era in Detroit is over. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Toronto Maple Leafs simply offered the Red Wings head coach an offer he couldn’t refuse, which was a reported 8-year deal worth an estimated $50M. Sources say Mike Babcock has been hired by the Maple Leafs. Mammoth 8 yr contract believed to be […]
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