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Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Jeff Blashill: Meeting the man behind the bench

After the news broke Monday that Mike Babcock had signed a record deal to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs, attention almost immediately shifted to his most likely replacement, Jeff Blashill. The current head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins was...

Wings max offer to Babcock was 5 years; Jeff Blashill top candidate to replace him

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland offered Mike Babcock a long-term deal to stay in Detroit. But it wasn't long enough. The now-former head coach of the Wings is on his way to Toronto after the Maple Leafs threw the...

Fear not, Detroit: Why Babcock will stay with the Red Wings

We're smack-dab in the middle of Babcock madness, as the early stages of free agency get set to begin. It was said from the start of this past season that the Detroit Red Wings' long-time head coach Mike Babcock would...

3 Reasons why Babcock will leave Detroit

Mike Babcock has been Detroit’s bench boss for the last 10 years. Four division titles, three President’s Trophy wins, two Stanley Cup Finals appearances and a championship in 2008, and 10 consecutive playoff berths later, hockey’s longest tenured head coach...

BREAKING: Red Wings grant Mike Babcock permission to speak with NHL teams

Another twist in the Mike Babcock saga, the Detroit Red Wings have reportedly granted him permission to talk with other NHL teams regarding his future, and most likely, field some offers around the league to test the free agency...

Babcock and Holland talk about the future on the way to Grand Rapids

Mike Babcock and Ken Holland drove to Grand Rapids on Sunday to watch the Griffins compete in the AHL playoffs to see if they could complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit to advance. On their way there the...

Stephen Weiss unsure of his future with the Red Wings

It was a deal that on paper, at the time, looked like one of the biggest deals of free agency. Ken Holland managed to bring in one of Florida's top-scorers in Stephen Weiss, who at the time was coming...

Zidlicky’s impact with the Red Wings could lead to extension

After several deals fell through to other teams in July, the Detroit Red Wings were finally able to acquire a right-handed defenseman in Marek Zidlicky. Zidlicky may be older (38) than some of the other players they were interested...

3-on-3 overtime being discussed at NHL GM meetings

One of the many topics being discussed at the annual General Manager meeting that is taking place Monday through Wednesday of this week is the 3-on-3 overtime format. This format was implemented in the AHL this year and has led to...

Johan Franzen: How Many More Kicks for the Mule?

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