Mike Babcock

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Assistant coach Jim Hiller 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 Reportedly In Contract Talks With Buffalo Sabres Over $5M Per Season Offer

It’s being reported the Sabres are opening their wallet to Babcock, reportedly offering him in the range of $5 million per season.

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 01: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action during the second period of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Babcock Says Decision On Contract Coming As Soon As Wednesday

In an interview Friday with TSN, Babcock said the decision could come as early as Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

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

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

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

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

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 27:  Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Tampa Bay Lightning battles for the puck between Henrik Zetterberg #40 and Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings during the second period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Babcock Not Surprised By Lack Of Goals From Zetterberg: ‘There’s Not A Lot Of Space’

“It’s the playoffs,” Babcock said . “In the series except for Game 2 and Game, this was 6 tonight, there was no space, period.”

CBS Detroit–04/28/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 27:   Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After Game 6 Loss, Red Wings Steeling Themselves For One More Game In Tampa

“We went down [to Tampa] and played a really solid game,” Kronwall said after the Game 6 loss. “That’s what we’ve got to do again.”

CBS Detroit–04/27/2015

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)

Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The Week

Mike Babcock on the Red Wings mindset in this series vs Tampa Bay: “The idea in a series is to race to 4 and not play to 7. Our preparation has to be clearest

97.1 The Ticket–04/23/2015

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings battles in front of the net with Alex Petrovic #72 as Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers makes a pad save during third period action 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)

Kronwall On Return Of Abdelkader For Game 3: ‘Abby’s A Force For Us’

“I don’t think people really know how much he means to this team,” Kronwall said Monday after the team practiced at Joe Louis Arena.

CBS Detroit–04/20/2015

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