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

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 4: Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, gestures from the bench in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Babcock Declines Comment After Meeting With Buffalo Sabres Owner

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has left Buffalo after spending the afternoon meeting with Sabres owner Terry Pegula regarding the team’s coaching vacancy.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Mike Babcock Talks With Maple Leafs

According to Nick Kypreos of SportsNet, Babcock met with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend to discuss their open head coach position.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Assistant coach Tony Granato and head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Red Wings Allowing Babcock To Talk With Other Teams

Detroit held exclusive negotiating rights with Babcock through June, but Holland said he and Babcock will not let the process drag out.

CBS Detroit–05/08/2015

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 18: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks up for a rebound in front of Brenden Morrow #10 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 18, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Holland On Who Will Start In Net Next Season: ‘The Competition Starts Again In September’

“We’re only going to get better,” Holland said. “One of the ways we’re going to get better is our players are going to compete.”

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings argues a second period call during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

As Babcock Weighs Future, Holland Says Money Is No Object

“The worst day I’ve had in coaching in Detroit, period, in my 10 years here, was yesterday, bar none,” Babcock added.

CBS Detroit–05/01/2015

Lena Sinishtaj is accused of setting fire to a Tampa Bay Lightning flag. (Photo: Tampa Bay police booking photo)

Police: Metro Detroit Woman Tried To Set Tampa Bay Lightning Flag On Fire

Tampa Police say 35-year-old Lena Sinishtaj of Sterling Heights held a lit lighter to the large flag as it was passed around the crowd.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After Game 7 Loss, Babcock Ponders Future Of Red Wings, Declines To Talk About His Own

“We’ve been drafting good and developing good, but we’ve been winning too much,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “That’s the facts.”

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015

Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning tries to control a rebound against goalie Petr Mrazek #34 and Riley Sheahan #15 of the Detroit Red Wings 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)

Lightning Blank Red Wings 2-0 In Game 7

The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2015