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

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings complains to a referee against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on May 25, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Babcock Leaving Detroit For Toronto

During the 2013 season, Babcock surpassed both Scotty Bowman and Jack Adams as the winningest coach in the storied franchise’s history.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

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

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Sunday In Sports: The Top Five Sports Stories

Here’s your break down of all of the great sports action from another busy Sunday in the sports world.


CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01: The Stanley Cup trophy sits on a table during a ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks tsake on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Protecting Home Ice Could Decide NHL’s Conference Finals

Welcome to the NHL’s final four, where one road win could go a long way.

97.1 The Ticket–05/15/2015

Rendering of new bridge that will span Detroit River. (Credit MDOT)

Gordie Howe’s Son On Naming Of Bridge: ‘This Is As Big An Honor As He’s Ever Had’

“Bridges are kind of big and powerful like my dad, so it’s kind of fitting in that way,” Gordie Howe’s son Murray said in a phone interview.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers collides with Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Advance In OT On Stepan’s Goal, 2-1 Over Capitals

Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–05/14/2015

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

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 4: Mike Babcock, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, gestures from the bench in first period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Babcock Declines Comment After Meeting With Buffalo Sabres Owner

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has left Buffalo after spending the afternoon meeting with Sabres owner Terry Pegula regarding the team’s coaching vacancy.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Mike Babcock Talks With Maple Leafs

According to Nick Kypreos of SportsNet, Babcock met with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend to discuss their open head coach position.

97.1 The Ticket–05/10/2015