Don Cherry to Mike Babcock: “Stay in Detroit”

“The grass is not always greener”.

That was Don Cherry’s advice to Mike Babcock on Friday morning, as the Hockey Night in Canada icon and star of ‘Coaches Corner’ took to Twitter to offer some thoughts on the contract situation revolving around the Detroit Red Wings soon-to-be free agent head coach.

Cherry’s 15 tweet rant gave a first hand account of what he himself went through 36 years ago when he was the most sought after coach in the game. Cherry suggested Babcock remain with the Red Wings and avoid jobs with rebuilding teams such as Toronto, Buffalo, and Edmonton. Here are Donald S. Cherry’s thought RE: Babcock:

Quite the endorsement from Mr. Cherry.

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