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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

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

Wings General Manager Ken Holland. (Credit/Sandra McNeill)

Term Of Contract Was Sticking Point Between Red Wings, Babcock

“I couldn’t justify going past five years,” Holland said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–05/20/2015

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 18: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings yells to his players in the final minute of the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Toronto Maple Leafs Hire Mike Babcock As New Head Coach

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock as their new head coach.

97.1 The Ticket–05/20/2015

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Maple Leafs Called Out On Twitter For Not Being Able To Score [PHOTO]

Get out the fire extinguisher, the Maple Leafs have been burned!

97.1 The Ticket–03/02/2015

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Elisha Cuthbert and Dion Phaneuf Toronto Maple Leafs attend The Independent Filmmaker Project, RBC And Euphoria Calvin Klein Celebrate Independent Film At The 36th Toronto International Film Festival at Thompson Hotel on September 10, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Aaron Harris/Getty Images for COTY)

One Reason The Red Wings Should Trade For Dion Phaneuf: His Wife Elisha Cuthbert [PHOTOS]

Cuthbert has been in “24”, “The Girl Next Door” and of course “Old School.”

97.1 The Ticket–03/02/2015

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Panik, Bernier Lead Maple Leafs Past Red Wings

Kronwall’s power-play goal with 4:33 remaining in the first period gave the Red Wings the lead, and van Riemsdyk tied it 60 seconds later with his power-play score.

97.1 The Ticket–12/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 18: Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs carries the puck across the blue line as Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings defends during the second period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on March 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Red Wings Lose To Maple Leafs, 2-1, In Shootout

Mike Santorelli scored Toronto’s second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Wednesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–12/10/2014

Jimmy Howard (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) FILE

Leafs Score Three In 3rd Period, Beat Red Wings, 4-1

Toronto topped Detroit for the first time in three games this season, and the Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5.

97.1 The Ticket–11/23/2014

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Zetterberg Nets OT Winner In 1-0 Thriller With Maple Leafs

Zetterburg streaked down the right side and sent Niklas Kronwall’s centering pass over Jonathan Bernier’s shoulder.

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2014

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