Mike Babcock sure is dragging out this “coaching future” process for all it’s worth. According to multiple reports, Babcock will meet with the Detroit media tomorrow at Joe Louis Arena.
For what purpose?
Mike Babcock to address the Detroit media at the Joe tomorrow. Like huh? Why? I don't think he wants it to end. Weird.
— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) May 21, 2015
This is like when you’re hosting a family reunion and your crazy uncle says good-bye about a dozen times but his feet never get closer to the door. Why does Babcock feel the need to speak to the Detroit media? He’s already thanked the Red Wings, Ken Holland, and the Ilitch family for his 10 tremendous years in Detroit. There is absolutely no need (that I can think of) for him to have a press conference in Detroit, especially after he was just introduced today as the Maple Leafs head coach. Babcock will make an appearance tonight on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada during the 1st intermission of Game 3 between the Ducks and Blackhawks.
Following his press conference today, Babcock told multiple media outlets the he is certain the Jeff Blashill will be named the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings. It’s hardly a shock, but even Ken Holland has said there is a process to these things.
Mike Babcock just told Prime Time Sports that Jeff Blashill will be the next coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) May 21, 2015
Ken Holland tells @hustlerlawless Jeff Blashill will be first interview, potentially only 1 in search for @DetroitRedWings new head coach
— gary lawless (@garylawless) May 21, 2015
I wouldn’t expect Holland to name Blashill, or anyone for that matter, head coach of the Wings until the Grand Rapids Griffins season is over. The Griffins are getting set to play the Utica Comets in the AHL Western Conference Finals.