Detroit Red Wings

Is Mike Babcock Leaving The Red Wings?


DETROIT, Michigan –

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, there is speculation that Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock could be on his way out of the Motor City. His potential job wouldn’t take him too far away, though. Dreger tweeted that Babcock could be the successor of University of Michigan coaching legend Red Berensen. The Wings head coach has reportedly said the reports are not true, and that he is happy coaching the Red Wings. Mike Babcock has 2 years remaining on his contract with the Red Wings.



Mike Babcock (Grand Rapids Press)


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  1. Kathy Martin

    April 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm


  2. Greg Pond

    April 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Mike Babcock aint that stupid!

  3. P.j. Goodman

    April 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Settle down…not true…..

  4. Adrian Zetterberg

    April 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    not happening.

  5. Sabrina Darbonne

    April 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Seriously….he’s not going anywhere

  6. Bryan Piepenbrok

    April 26, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    he’s not going anywhere, he doesn’t want to go anywhere, and Holland isn’t dumb enough to get rid of him.

  7. Adam Waller

    April 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    He’s going nowhere! He’s a great coach!

  8. Sam Herman

    April 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    he’s not going anywhere I think he is using it as a negotiating tactic but hes not leaving

  9. Kevin Conlon

    April 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I’m strangely comfortable with this. It seems the players haven’t been too enamoured with him lately.

  10. John Francis Bretz II

    April 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hope it’s true…. no one wants to play for this guy.

  11. Michael Teshich

    April 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Patrick Sporka

    April 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    That tweet is dum

  13. Jim McCaig

    April 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Wow. And Jim Leyland is leaving to go coach the Mud Hens. Brady Hoke to coach Temperance, Michigan mods.

  14. Elijah Rushing

    April 26, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Bullshit he by far best coach in state of Michigan and u say players dnt wanna play for him? Who? Cuz we barely have good players as is and the ones that are great won champions with him as coach

  15. Frank Vajcner

    April 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I don’t believe it. However, depending on what happens on Saturday will determine how hot his seat will be going into next season.

  16. Andrew Markowycz

    April 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Shame on you idiots to post this crap…

  17. Erica Volansky

    April 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Lol did any of you guys read the full article?

  18. Matt Austerberry

    April 26, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Bring Back Stevie and the boys

  19. Jeff Mcconnell

    April 27, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Can only run a stacked team?

  20. Justin Smith

    April 27, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I doubt that this will happen anytime soon… but as long as Babcock is here, there are a lot of players that will not play for him

  21. Johnny Timothy Ashby Jr.

    April 27, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Dreggers just making up stories. And yea I’m sure no one wants to play for a guy who is called one of the best nearly the best nhl coach there are right now.

  22. Keith Carroll

    April 27, 2013 at 6:39 am

    “Hope it’s true…. no one wants to play for this guy.” I didn’t know John Francis Bretz II has the inside scoop on the NHL locker rooms.