via: http://www.thestar.com/sports/Leaves/201 ... schuk.html
Maple Leaves should go big with Babcock: Feschuk
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock is under contract for one more year, but it sure looks like he’s available. Bringing him in to replace Randy Carlyle is a possibility Leaves president Brendan Shanahan should explore.
By: Dave Feschuk Sports Columnist, Published on Tue May 06 2014
An excerpt from said article:
In a curious development in Detroit, Babcock has said it’s doubtful he will talk with the Red Wings about a contract extension this summer. There have been suggestions that he’s waiting to see what the Red Wings will do to upgrade their roster; that he’s of the mind Detroit’s Stanley Cup window may have already closed in the waning days of the Datsyuk-Zetterberg era; that the man who’s won pretty much everything at age 51 might be intrigued by the idea of new challenges. He might enjoy working in a place where playoff games aren’t taken as a ho-hum given.
LOL Feschuk, if Babcock wants a BETTER ROSTER and MORE SAY IN ORGANIZATIONAL DECISIONS
... he would most certainly NOT choose CRACKTOWN (where coaches go to die).
Also, Shanny and Babcock DESPISED EACH OTHER, which is why I BELIEVE Shanny chose to leave (Mo)town.
Don't forget the Leaves would have to COMPENSATE the Wings as Babby is UNDER CONTRACT for one more year.
Babs stated that, rather than sign an extension, he wants to sign one-year contracts MOVING FORWARD.
Much to GM Ken Holland's chagrin.
Sure that might mean he's THINKING about moving on SOONER-THAN-LATER.
But surely NOT to the PATHETIC LEAVES!
I'll bet any MAN JACK one of the readers of this here thread that he coaches THE WINGS next season!
IMHO as PUNISHMENT for this article, Feschuk should be made to wear his Leaf jersey
... with a 'KICK ME' sign attached...
down the streets of EAST VAN AFTER MIDNIGHT!