26.8 F
Detroit
Monday, January 13, 2020

Ken Holland: “Now we want to kick Mike Babcock’s ass”

Must Read

Kelly Stafford responds to question regarding Matthew Stafford leaving the Lions for a ring

Back in October, Kelly Stafford, who is the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, decided to have some...

The NFL absolutely hates the Detroit Lions

It seems like at least a couple of times a year, a big call is botched that ends up...

Matthew Stafford 2.0 is coming but he won’t play for the Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford, who is 31, was selected by the Detroit Lions with No. 1 overall pick in the 2009...
Brett D'Angelo
Editor for the Detroit Tigers team. Oakland University graduate and die hard fan of all Detroit sports, mainly the Red wings, Tigers, and Lions. Support the Green and White. Twitter: @BrettDAngelo

While in Traverse City for the Detroit Red Wings training camp, the Toronto Sun’s Mike Zeisberger spoke with Ken Holland about Mike Babcock‘s decision to leave the Red Wings for the Toronto Maple Leafs:

“When you work with someone for 10 years and you’re in a business that is really competitive, you create a bond with each other,” Holland explained. “We won a Stanley Cup together. We were on a staff with the Canadian Olympic team that won two gold medals together. When you are at the Vancouver Games and you’ve just lost to the U.S. and your preparing to play Germany and you are joining in with Mike and Steve Yzerman and the rest of the staff to find a way to dig in and get the job done … that’s how you build relationships that last for the rest of your life.

“The last three years in Detroit, we found ourselves at points where you are on the bubble of making the playoffs and you are digging your fingertips in to find a way to make the playoffs and you accomplish those things together, well, all those things, like I said, combine to build relationships that last a lifetime.

“The relationship I have with Mike will go on for the rest of our lives. I have tremendous respect for what he does professionally and personally.”

Having said that, well …

“Well, he decided he wanted to move on,” Holland said. “And now, we want to kick his ass.”

The Red Wings open the season on October 9th against Mike Babcock and the Maple Leafs.

Have something to say? Click here to jump to the comments!

Comments

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Kelly Stafford responds to question regarding Matthew Stafford leaving the Lions for a ring

Back in October, Kelly Stafford, who is the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, decided to have some...

The NFL absolutely hates the Detroit Lions

It seems like at least a couple of times a year, a big call is botched that ends up costing the Lions a win. Here...

Matthew Stafford 2.0 is coming but he won’t play for the Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford, who is 31, was selected by the Detroit Lions with No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. http://gty.im/1185730441 Since then, Stafford has...

Rochester native Eric Fisher pours multiple beers on self after Kansas City Chiefs TD

Watch as former Central Michigan University and Rochester native Eric Fisher pours a couple of beers on himself after his team (Kansas City Chiefs)...

Top 10 Detroit sports icons of all-time to watch as a fan

Detroit sports fans have had the privilege of watching some of the best in the game at their given sport. Thinking back to all...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -