The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to rejoin hockey royalty after a decade-plus absence.
The NHL playoffs have been a roller coaster of excitement, punctuated by a pair of Game 7s over the weekend to decide the Stanley Cup finalists.
General manager Ken Holland says the Red Wings will not announce a new coach until the Griffins are finished with the playoffs.
Someday the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks will relish the stories they’ll be able to tell about playing in a postseason series as good as these Western Conference finals.
Anaheim stars Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler are drawing a lot of attention in the Western Conference finals.
When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed playoff tenacity.
The first regret Babcock mentioned was comical – “I would have put a pool in when I first arrived.”
In Emotional Farewell, Babcock Says He Went Back And Forth A Hundred Times Before Choosing Toronto Over Detroit
“Is it about money? Sure it’s about money,” Babcock continued. “But there was enough money in every place it didn’t have a factor in the decision.”
Babcock is leaving on good terms and deserves nothing but respect from Detroit.
“It was very emotional,” Babcock said. “I had to get the Kleenex box out when I sat in his office.”