For the past three years, I’ve put together an annual list of the eight local coaches in terms of job security.
Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche are finalists for the Jack Adams Award.
“We’re going to be way younger than you’re used to,” Babcock said. “We’re going to end up with a lot of kids on this team.”
Holland said he had not spoken to Babcock about his contract but anticipated doing so.
The Detroit Red Wings need for their young players to be exceptions to the rule that it takes time to adjust to the pace of playoff hockey.
Johan Franzen will not talk to the media about his postseason struggles, and head coach Mike Babcock does not understand why.
Should Wings defenseman Nik Kronwall play in tonight’s game 4 while his girlfriend is in labor with their first child?
The coach agreed that the team’s lack of experience might have played into the game.
Through the first two games of their series against the Boston Bruins, the Detroit Red Wings have failed to convert on any of their six power play opportunities.
If anyone understands how difficult it is to resist the urge to retaliate against Boston, it is Brendan Smith.