Mike Babcock

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings gives his players direction in the closing minutes of their game against the New York Islanders  at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  The Islanders defeated the Red Wings 5-4.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Babcock On Red Wings: ‘When I Look At Our Group, I Think We’ve Got More’

Babcock suggested grit, not talent, will take the Red Wings further in the playoffs.

CBS Detroit–04/20/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings gives his players direction in the closing minutes of their game against the New York Islanders  at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  The Islanders defeated the Red Wings 5-4.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top Five Red Wings Quotes Of The Week

“I mean I just watched the guys play, and I just thought that Mrazek would give us the best way to start the series.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to control the puck in front of David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Babcock On Red Wings Being Labeled Underdogs: ‘I’m Not Too Worried About That’

“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

Caption:BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on from his net after giving up a goal to Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins in the third period during the game at TD Garden on April 20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jimmy Howard Disappointed About Not Getting Start In Thursday’s Playoff Game

Howard would not speculate what Babcock’s decision to go with Mrazek for the first game of the playoffs means for his future in Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

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)

Babcock On His Future: ‘Ken [Holland] And I Can Work All That Stuff Out Later’

The upcoming playoffs could be the last for Mike Babcock as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

Goaltender Petr Mrazek (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Babcock On Goalie Decision: ‘I Try To Take All The Emotion Out Of It’

“There’s risk in anything you do,” Babcock said Monday after he announced Mrazek will start the first playoff game against Tampa Bay.

CBS Detroit–04/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Marek Zidlicky #28 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a third period goal by teammate Stephen Weiss #90 with teammates in front of Zdeno Chara #33 and Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Boston won the game 3-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Happy To Extend Playoff Streak; Goalie Situation Still Unsettled

About 10 months ago, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock thought the team had no chance of making the playoffs.

CBS Detroit–04/10/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers greets his players prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The Week

“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2015

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Jonathan Huberdeau #11 of the Florida Panthers checks Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings 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)

Zetterberg Not Happy With How He Has Played, Says He Is Not Living Up To His Standard

“I think any time you’re proud, you want to score, you want to help the team,” Babcock said. “His production’s still been at a high rate.”

04/07/2015

Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Red Wings 5-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Babcock On Howard Starting Tuesday: ‘The Ball’s In His Court’

“He won last time out, he’s our veteran guy,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “And now Jimmy, the ball’s in his court right here.”

CBS Detroit–04/07/2015

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