Mike Babcock

New Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill stands for pictures with his wife, his three children, and his parents after his introductory press conference on June 9, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Good Not Good Enough For Blashill, Which Makes Him Perfect For Red Wings

When Jeff Blashill left Western Michigan to take a position as an assistant with the Red Wings, his father did not understand the move.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015


Holland On Hiring Blashill As New Red Wings Coach: ‘He Was Really The Only Candidate’

Moments before introducing new head coach Jeff Blashill, Ken Holland joked that the hiring was the worst-kept secret in Red Wings history.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland introduces Jeff Blashill as the team's new head coach on June 9, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Red Wings Introduce Jeff Blashill As New Head Coach

Blashill spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–06/09/2015

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)

WATCH LIVE: Red Wings Introduce New Coach

The Red Wings are expected to hire Jeff Blashill, who is currently the head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins.

CBS Detroit–06/08/2015

Ken Holland (File photo)

Griffins Ousted From Playoffs, Do The Red Wings Have Their New Head Coach?

Is now the time for Griffins coach Jeff Blashill to be crowned head coach of the Detroit Red Wings?

97.1 The Ticket–06/02/2015

New Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock addresses Detroit media at Joe Louis Arena about leaving the Detroit Red Wings after 10 seasons. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak)

Overwhelmingly Positive About His Time In Detroit, Babcock Does Have A Few Regrets

The first regret Babcock mentioned was comical – “I would have put a pool in when I first arrived.”

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

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

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings directs the players during a break in action against the Florida Panthers in the third period at the BB&T Center on March 19, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Former Red Wings Coach Mike Babcock Says Goodbye To Detroit In Full-Page Newspaper Ad

Babcock is leaving on good terms and deserves nothing but respect from Detroit.

97.1 The Ticket–05/22/2015

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)

Babcock On Leaving Detroit: ‘This Was A Hard Decision’

“It was very emotional,” Babcock said. “I had to get the Kleenex box out when I sat in his office.”

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015

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