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]

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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. 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

Reporter says he was ‘verbally attacked’ by former Detroit Red Wings HC Mike Babcock

According to Andy Strickland, a rinkside reporter for Fox Sports Midwest, he was verbally attacked in 2007 by then Detroit Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock. Strickland alleges he was up against a wall while Babcock screamed and pointed in his face because of a story he had written. Stickland’s tweet comes just a … Read more

Former Red Wing Johan Franzen: Mike Babcock is “the worst person I’ve ever met”

A stunning news report surfaced earlier in which former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios detailed an incident between former coach Mike Babcock and forward Johan Franzen, in which the former verbally abused the latter which led to a nervous breakdown. And now, Franzen himself is speaking out about it. Franzen sat down with Swedish-language … Read more

Yet another ex-Red Wing slams Mike Babcock – “Players tried to get him fired”

By now, you’re surely aware of the slew of negative press that former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has been getting since getting fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs last week. Former NHL player Mike Commodore absolutely blasted the coach, while reports came out that the majority of Leafs players were happy with … Read more

Another former NHL player slams ex-Red Wings/Leafs coach Mike Babcock

Last week, the news broke that the Toronto Maple Leafs had fired head coach Mike Babcock – and there was nobody on Earth happier with the news than Mike Commodore. Commodore absolutely slammed Babcock with a level of vitriol rarely seen in professional sports between former colleagues. Additionally, a report came out stating that the … Read more

5 NHL teams linked to recently fired HC Mike Babcock

On Wednesday, news broke that the Toronto Maple Leafs were firing head coach Mike Babcock. Though Babcock failed to get the Maple Leafs to the promised land, you can bet he will find an NHL job sooner than later. Embed from Getty Images In a recent piece published by The Hockey News, they linked Babcock … Read more

Report: 90% of Maple Leafs players happy with Babcock firing

It doesn’t look as though many players on the Toronto Maple Leafs are upset with the firing of their former coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday. Per James Mirtle of The Athletic, 90% of the team roster was happy with the announcement of Babcock’s dismissal for Sheldon Keefe, who had been coaching the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. … Read more

Mike Commodore doubles down on Mike Babcock hatred

After it was announced that former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was dismissed from the Toronto Maple Leafs, it didn’t take long for the nororiously anti-Babcock (and former NHL player) Mike Commodore to express his pure elation. But he certainly didn’t stop there. (NSFW language included below) Folks….enough said. #PackYourShit Babs you arrogant … Read more