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Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock addresses the media at Joe Louis Arena and talks about his departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

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.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland (L) and Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano speak during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

After Babcock’s Departure, Detroit’s Focus Turns To Blashill

The Detroit Red Wings are ready to start searching for a new coach — and right now there’s only one clear candidate.

97.1 The Ticket–05/21/2015

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)

‘We Got 10 Great Years’ Says Red Wings General Manager Of Coach Babcock

“I’ve got mixed emotions because he is one of the greatest coaches in the league, if not the greatest coach in the league,” said Holland.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

Wings General Manager Ken Holland. (Credit/Sandra McNeill)

Term Of Contract Was Sticking Point Between Red Wings, Babcock

“I couldn’t justify going past five years,” Holland said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13:  Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins addresses the media after the game against the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Who Replaces Mike Babcock Behind The Red Wings Bench?

Speculating on the next Red Wings head coach is a little like speculating on the next Democratic nominee for president.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2015

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

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders scores at 3:57 of the second period against Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goalie Questions Persist For Red Wings

“When you wake up today, you play the guy and the players that you think give you the best chance to win that night,” Holland said.

CBS Detroit–03/30/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland (L) and Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano speak during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Holland Kept Eye To Future While Making Trades

“We’re trying to continue to really develop our team going forward so that we don’t have to go into a massive rebuild,” Holland said.

CBS Detroit–03/03/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland discusses the team's trade deadline moves on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Holland On Trades: ‘I Like The Price We Paid’

Holland would not confirm the Red Wings had pursued Phaneuf, saying he could not talk about another team’s player.

CBS Detroit–03/02/2015

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