Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland addresses the media about the departure of longtime head coach Mike Babcock. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Blashill Tops Short List Of Candidates To Replace Babcock

The search for the next head coach of the Detroit Red Wings will likely not take long, and the team will likely not need to look far.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings complains to a referee against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Babcock Leaving Detroit For Toronto

During the 2013 season, Babcock surpassed both Scotty Bowman and Jack Adams as the winningest coach in the storied franchise’s history.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 04:  Assistant coach Jay Woodcroft and head coach Todd McLellan of the San Jose Sharks on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on April 4, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Sharks 5-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Todd McLellan Hired As Coach Of Edmonton Oilers

McLellan was hired as the new coach of Oilers on Tuesday.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 19: Marcus Kruger #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks is congratulated by teammates after he scored to win the game 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in triple overtime of Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 19, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ducks Lose Marathon When Kruger’s Tip Wins Game 2 In 3 OTs

The Anaheim Ducks wished they hadn’t allowed Game 2 of the Western Conference finals to become the longest game in Honda Center history even before Marcus Kruger won it for the Chicago Blackhawks.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action during the second period of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Babcock Says Decision On Contract Coming As Soon As Wednesday

In an interview Friday with TSN, Babcock said the decision could come as early as Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The Stanley Cup trophy sits on a table during a ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks tsake on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Protecting Home Ice Could Decide NHL’s Conference Finals

Welcome to the NHL’s final four, where one road win could go a long way.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins blocks the net against Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 24, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Penguins 2-1 to win the series and move on to the next round of the playoffs.   (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins Get Burned By The Discovery Channel

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the New York Rangers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2015

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers collides with Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Advance In OT On Stepan’s Goal, 2-1 Over Capitals

Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2015

TAMPA, FL - MAY 12: Jonathan Marchessault #42 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots as Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens defends in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 12, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Back In Eastern Finals For 1st Time In 4 years

So much for all those questions about what’s happened to Steven Stamkos in the NHL playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2015

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 29: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings reacts as fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate an empty-net goal in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 29, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Waiting Game Continues For Red Wings As Babcock Explores Options

Babcock has been linked to numerous teams and reportedly has met with several, and the process is expected to continue in Prague.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015