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[Rumour] Mike Babcock wants out of Detroit

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Love to see Babcock replace AV actually. Don't know if it will ever happen, but Babcock would CERTAINLY be a worthy replacement if AV happens to find the door locked behind him after this season is over.

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Pretty hard to believe.

I know they've been struggling but they had 9 regulars out at one point and still have 5 out, including Helm and Bertuzzi.

If he wants out, or they want him out, it would have to be a management conflict over personnel or a power struggle, I would think.

I have my doubts.

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A Saskatchewan boy with some small ties to BC - captain of Kelowna WIngs , 82-83 .

A great coach and more.

From his NHL bio - Away from the rink Babcock is involved in several charitable causes. Most notably, he donates two tickets to each Red Wings home game to a child battling cancer and meets with him or her prior to the game. He is also a spokesperson for the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, which was created to increase awareness about pediatric brain tumors and provide education and support to affected families.

Looks like a MG kind of acquisition :bigblush:

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