Mike Commodore, fans slam Mike Babcock’s first appearance on NBC Sports

Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss Mike Babcock has a new gig as an analyst on NBC after 700 NHL coaching victories. But if the initial views of his first appearance on the network are any indication, things may not go so well. His debut came during this afternoon’s tilt between … Read more

Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock regrets treating Johan Franzen the way he did

One of the most successful head coaches of the modern NHL era, Babcock guided the upstart Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to within one game of the 2003 Stanley Cup championship. Following his hiring by the Red Wings in 2005, he proceeded to win a total of 458 games in the Motor City that included four … Read more

Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock hired as an analyst for NBC

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has officially landed new employment, though it’s not behind an NHL bench. After NBC announced that analyst Mike Milbury would not be returning to the network after 14 years, Babcock was announced as one of several new hires that include the likes of former players Ryan Callahan … Read more

Former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios admits to chugging beers after being benched by Mike Babcock

If you followed the career (and post-career) of former Detroit Red Wings defensemen, Chris Chelios, you know he is more than willing to speak his mind. And some of that speaking is pretty darn hilarious! Embed from Getty Images Well, Chelios joined Barstool Sports Spittin’ Chiclets show and he revealed a story about how former … Read more

Mike Babcock will have to wait for another NHL coaching gig

Former Detroit Red Wings bench boss Mike Babcock will have to wait for another NHL head coaching gig. Embed from Getty Images He had been listed as a “legitimate” candidate for the Washington Capitals head coaching position after interviewing for the formerly vacated position. The Capitals announced that veteran head coach and 2006 Stanley Cup … Read more

Mike Babcock a “legitimate” candidate to land new head coaching gig

Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock could very well soon have himself a new NHL address. Embed from Getty Images According to a report from SportsNet, he’s interviewed with the Washington Capitals for their head coaching position. Washington dismissed coach Todd Reirden earlier this week following a second straight … Read more

Vermont compares newly hired advisor and ex-Red Wings coach Mike Babcock to Bill Belichick and Phil Jackson

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has landed a new gig after eight months off after being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs last November. He’s taken a job as a volunteer advisor for the University of Vermont hockey program. And let’s just say they’re full of praise for him, especially head coach … Read more

Akim Aliu says former Red Wings assistant Bill Peters deserves a second chance

Former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters resigned as head coach of the Calgary Flames late last year after reports surfaced of past racial insensitivity towards a former player. Embed from Getty Images Nigerian-born defenseman Akim Aliu alleged that Peters used racial slurs against him when the two were with the AHL’s Rockford Ice … Read more

Former NHL defenseman Mike Commodore sounds off on Red Wings for Deadline Day

Former NHL defenseman Mike Commodore isn’t shy about making this thoughts known via social media. He’s perhaps best known in his post-hockey career for his absolute hatred of former Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock. Embed from Getty Images He’s been active on his Twitter account today for the NHL Trade Deadline, and he’s now … Read more

Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom responds to allegations against Mike Babcock

Former Detroit Red Wings defenseman and captain Nicklas Lidstrom is regarded as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – blue liner of all time in the National Hockey League. A 12-time All-Star, seven-time Norris Trophy winner, Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and four-time Stanley Cup champion….does it get better than that? Lidstrom is … Read more

Ex-Red Wing Brendan Shanahan unaware of allegations against Mike Babcock before Maple Leafs hire

It’s been a whirlwind for former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, who was dismissed by the Toronto Maple Leafs last month after the team full of offensive talent was clearly underachieving. Almost immediately after Babcock’s firing in Toronto, multiple reports began to surface about his treatment of his former players. Former Red Wings … Read more

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman introduces mandatory diversity training

The NHL has been hit hard by recent stories of coaching abuse, from Bill Peters to Mike Babcock to Marc Crawford. Former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Bill Peters resigned from the Calgary Flames last month after reports surfaced of alleged racially insensitive remarks he made towards a former player, as well as allegedly punching … Read more

Former Red Wings legend Darren McCarty gives unfiltered interview about playing for Mike Babcock [Video]

Ever since news broke that the Toronto Maple Leafs had fired head coach Mike Babcock, the flood gates have opened and plenty of former players have come out bashing him for how he treated players. Embed from Getty Images One former Detroit Red Wings player who has shared his thoughts is Darren McCarty. McCarty, who … Read more

Darren McCarty says Mike Babcock cost Detroit Red Wings a Stanley Cup

With all of the former players who have recently spoken out about what a jerk Mike Babcock was when they played for him, it’s pretty safe to say the Detroit Red Wings former coach will be getting coal in his stocking this year! The most recent player to call out Babcock is Red Wings fan … Read more

Following controversies, NHL to introduce code of conduct

The NHL has been in the headlines following a slew of controversies involving coaches including Mike Babcock and Bill Peters. And now, an official code of conduct is forthcoming. https://twitter.com/eq_nhl/status/1202498485611892738?s=20 According to NHL Insider Elliott Friedman, discussions are ongoing. Additionally, he notes that “clarity” and “specific language” will be paramount in determining when someone has … Read more

Ex-Red Wings GM Ken Holland weighs in on Mike Babcock controversies

Ever since former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was dismissed by the Toronto Maple Leafs last month, there have been stories coming out from his former players of his conduct with their respective teams. And that conduct has raised more than a few eyebrows. From a local perspective, former Red Wings forward Johan … Read more