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Mike Babcock Hints Firing by Maple Leafs Had Little to Do With Coaching

Mike Babock has been all over the news in recently days. After accepting a job as coach with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, he’s been doing some media and the responses to recent comments he’s made have been heavily criticized by analysts who wonder if he’s still able to grab hold of reality.

Mike Babcock speaks on criticism: ‘Something doesn’t add up’

During his first live interview since being fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock addressed the elephant in the room with an analogy he hopes the everyman can relate to:. “Have you ever said anything to your wife you’d like to get back?” the coach told The Rod Pedersen...
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Ex-NHL coach Mike Babcock to lead Saskatchewan team

Former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock will coach the University of Saskatchewan team on a volunteer basis, the school announced. Babcock, 57, is from Saskatoon, where the school is located. He played one season at Saskatchewan in 1981-82. “This is an exciting and historic day for Huskie Athletics, and we are thrilled that Mike wants to come back home to lead our men’s hockey program,” said Dave Hardy, the school’s chief athletics officer, in a news release on Saturday. “We are extremely fortunate that the timing lined up perfectly to create this opportunity. Mike’s track record of success speaks for itself, and he will be a great addition to Huskie Athletics, to the men’s hockey program, and to the local hockey community.”

Hockey monster Mike Babcock lands job coaching college kids (this should go well)

Mike Babcock has long had a reputation of not being good at working with young players because he lacks the patience necessary to develop talent as part of a long-term plan. It was a major question mark from the time the Toronto Maple Leafs hired the two-time Olympic gold medal-winning coach, and Babcock’s failure in that job only made him look worse.

Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock takes over at University of Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Mike Babcock, the former NHL coach who directed the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup title and Canada to two Olympic medals, is taking over the University of Saskatchewan hockey team. The Huskies announced Saturday that Babcock will lead the team on a full-time volunteer...

NHL News: Devils name Nico Hischier captain, Mike Babcock back to coaching, and Adam Henrique on waivers

At 22 years and 47 days old, he is the youngest captain currently in the NHL and the second youngest in New Jersey history (Kirk Muller, 21 years and 243 days old; both Muller and Hischier were handed the captaincy at the start of their fourth NHL season). Hischier also becomes just the second current Swiss-born captain in the League joining Roman Josi (Nashville). Hischier will make his season debut this afternoon versus Buffalo after missing the club’s first 11 games with a leg injury.

Mike Babcock named coach of University of Saskatchewan men's hockey team

Former Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock is returning to his Canadian university roots by joining the University of Saskatchewan Huskies as the team's next head coach. This is Babcock's first head coaching job since he was fired by the Maple Leafs in November 2019....