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.”
“I couldn’t justify going past five years,” Holland said Wednesday.
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.
During the 2013 season, Babcock surpassed both Scotty Bowman and Jack Adams as the winningest coach in the storied franchise’s history.
McLellan was hired as the new coach of Oilers on Tuesday.