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04-26-2013, 07:09 PM
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Dreger: Babs interested in other jobs?

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Some wild speculation surrounding Mike Babcock's future with the Red Wings and his potential job prospects. More ahead on NHL on TSN.

No access to TSN so if anyone could dig into this.

I know the Michigan rumors have been rampant for a while but I just cannot fathom that ever happening.

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Some wild speculation surrounding Mike Babcock's future with the Red Wings and his potential job prospects. More ahead on NHL on TSN.

No access to TSN so if anyone could dig into this.

I know the Michigan rumors have been rampant for a while but I just cannot fathom that ever happening.
Was really surprised Edmonton filled their GM job so quick, thought he would go there and be Coach and GM.

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Wild speculation makes me thing it really is something insane. I know a few former Michigan hockey players who are close to the program still. They have heard Babcock is interested in replacing Red but Red still has two years left on his deal. Apparently Babs hates NHL travel and would love to coach his son. His kid could go spend two years in the USHL and then come in when Babs is ready in that scenario but I just don't see it. UM boosters would be willing to pay him over a mil per which is crazy for college hockey coaches.

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is his contract up this year?
I hope he stays through next year then we can bring in Blashill

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He was rumored to be going to the University of Michigan, but Babcock say's he's not going anywhere, and that he's staying in the Detroit area as his daughter is in high school there.

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He was rumored to be going to the University of Michigan, but Babcock say's he's not going anywhere, and that he's staying in the Detroit area as his daughter is in high school there.
Which is why Michigan makes perfect sense. If he's on the west side of Metro Detroit like most of the players AA isn't a far drive at all

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From what Dreger just said on the pre-game, Babcock said the rumors were false and that he's staying with the Wings.

Its possible he was lying, but I have no reason to doubt him.

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Hopefully it's some truth to it

Holland should take notice and do the same.

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Suggestions Babcock will be Red Berenson's successor at U of Mich. Babcock says not true. 2 yrs left on deal with Det and he's very happy.

Red has two years left on his deal for what its worth.

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Hopefully it's some truth to it

Holland should take notice and do the same.
Yeah, the coach who coached the team with the most man games lost to injury, after losing their hall of fame, number one defenseman and second best defenseman, into holding their own destiny on the last day of the season is such a horrible coach.

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I do think he is the next coach at U of M. He lives in Novi easy 20-30 minute commute. He will leave when this contract is up and Blashill will take over if he isn't already stolen from the AHL.

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Yeah, the coach who coached the team with the most man games lost to injury, after losing their hall of fame, number one defenseman and second best defenseman, into holding their own destiny on the last day of the season is such a horrible coach.
Players will always tune out eventually, changes are needed.

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Which is why Michigan makes perfect sense. If he's on the west side of Metro Detroit like most of the players AA isn't a far drive at all
Babcock lives next to a coworker on [mod] in Northville in a sub a mile away from Compuware and 96 east. It's less than a 15 minute drive to AA in good traffic. I wouldn't be surprised if he has at least considered it.


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From what Dreger just said on the pre-game, Babcock said the rumors were false and that he's staying with the Wings.

Its possible he was lying, but I have no reason to doubt him.
I guess the real guy to track down would be Red out at U of M. If he is leaving before his contract is up, this gains a lot of traction.

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Grew up in Bellagio when I still lived with my parents . Sup fellow Northvillian

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Players will always tune out eventually, changes are needed.
You sound like a friggin broken record. If this team has tuned him out why are they buying into his system this year and playing so hard to make the playoffs. You act like this team would be first in the West if Babcock weren't around.

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Grew up in Bellagio when I still lived with my parents . Sup fellow Northvillian
A lot has changed there, but a very nice part of Detroit. Have an Aunt and Uncle that still live at nine and beck, cannot remember if that is Novi or Northville kind of the border.

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I would love to see this team with a Coach like Bruce Bodreau for like 2 seasons or something, would probably do good in the long run.

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I don't know if I buy the UM talk. I've been hearing for weeks now that Babcock and Cleary are likely a packaged deal with wherever that may be.

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I don't know if I buy the UM talk. I've been hearing for weeks now that Babcock and Cleary are likely a packaged deal with wherever that may be.
I wouldn't mind Babcock leaving if it meant Cleary was gone. My greatest fear of Cleary being re-signed would prevented.

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Coaches, especially over demanding coaches burn out their welcome and sometimes fast. I also feel there is a serious disconnect between Babcock and Holland

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Coaches, especially over demanding coaches burn out their welcome and sometimes fast. I also feel there is a serious disconnect between Babcock and Holland
Babcock has mellowed out from when he first came here. Nill is drafting players that seem to fit the Babcock mold, ie not small, super slow guys who think the game real good.

Holland has struck out on every significant move since the Hossa one year deal. So there's reason to think he'll move up the food chain sometime soon. When he was interviewed on after hours he said he's got two kids getting married this summer so maybe that indicates he'll be ready to work for peanuts as a senior vp after this summer.

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Coaches, especially over demanding coaches burn out their welcome and sometimes fast. I also feel there is a serious disconnect between Babcock and Holland
Then why hasn't Babcock been fired yet?

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Then why hasn't Babcock been fired yet?
Hard to fire the coach with the team making the playoffs, especially when the coach is as highly respected league wide as Babcock. It's clear as day this team has got progressively worse since 08 and it isn't the fault of the guy behind the bench

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