Welcome to the NHL’s final four, where one road win could go a long way.
“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.
Derek Stepan scored 11:24 in overtime, lifting New York past the Washington Capitals 2-1 and into the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
Babcock has been linked to numerous teams and reportedly has met with several, and the process is expected to continue in Prague.
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.
According to Nick Kypreos of SportsNet, Babcock met with the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend to discuss their open head coach position.
Detroit held exclusive negotiating rights with Babcock through June, but Holland said he and Babcock will not let the process drag out.
“We’re only going to get better,” Holland said. “One of the ways we’re going to get better is our players are going to compete.”
“The worst day I’ve had in coaching in Detroit, period, in my 10 years here, was yesterday, bar none,” Babcock added.
“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.”