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MIKE BABCOCK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gave: Babcock should be 'all in' before Wings commit to major trade

The wisest thing the Red Wings could do in the month leading up to the March 2 NHL trade deadline is play Let's Make a Deal -- with their coach. Mike Babcock has been saying since his team was spanked by Boston in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring that he'd like to add a right-shot defenseman to his club. And not just anyone with a pulse. He wants one who can...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: A force to be reckoned with

The experts can continue to doubt all they want, but the Detroit Red Wings (29-12-9) proved once again this week they are the real deal and are a genuine threat to win the Eastern Conference. Coming out of the All-Star break the Red Wings survived a near third period collapse against the Florida Panthers to win 5-4. The Tampa Bay Lightning put them back in their place Thursday by...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock denies report stating he signed a contract extension

There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the last few months surrounding Mike Babcock’s future. The most recent came from the Windsor Star which stated Babcock was about to sign a contract extension to remain with the Detroit Red Wings. Considering all of the rumors/reports/speculation we’ve seen suggesting the seasoned coach is on his way out, the news came as a surprise...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs inquired about Mike Babcock

It looks as though Mike Babcock could be a hot commodity on the free agent market this NHL offseason. The Detroit Red Wings head coach reportedly turned down an extension from the team, and he might already have received another offer. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Friday that the Toronto Maple Leafs inquired about Babcock’s status during a call with the Red Wings earlier...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings’ Mike Babcock Rejects ‘Firm Offer’ To Stay With Team

Mike Babcock will be getting plenty of phone calls from suitors when his contract with the Detroit Red Wings expires at the end of this season. The Red Wings, however, want to make sure that doesn’t happen and reportedly have sent at least one “firm offer” for him to stay in Detroit. According to The Hockey News, Babcock has turned down the offer. Publicly, Babcock and general...
Via NESN.com
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock is not answering questions about his future

Where will Mike Babcock coach beyond 2014-15? That’s the question everyone has been asking and Babcock is tired of talking about the matter. Following his team’s morning skate, the Red Wings announced he will not be answering any questions regarding his coaching plans for the future. Interestingly, Babcock post-morning skate presser began with Wings PR guy saying Babcock not...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 17, 2014  |  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...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Mike Babcock isn’t going anywhere

Love it or hate it, Mike Babcock is gradually becoming a Detroit Red Wing for life. Babcock is the winningest head coach in Red Wings’ history by surpassing Jack Adams 413 career wins last season. With a year left on his current contract there is already speculation that he might jump ship. It’s a claim that frustrates me because it’s constantly brought up by reporters and...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Next season could be finale for Red Wings coach Babcock

Mike Babcock will coach the Detroit Red Wings through the end of next season. That's a certainty. But beyond next year, it's really up to Babcock. When the Wings gathered to take their team picture and clean out their lockers a little over a week ago, Babcock made his intentions perfectly clear. For now, he'll continue to coach in Detroit in some capacity because his daughter will...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Babcock got yelled at by his wife for childbirth comments

Babcock apologized for Wed. comment Datsyuk & Kronwall should play b/c "their wives are giving birth. Not them." Was scolded by Mrs. Babcock — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 24, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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