I was hearing all day yesterday that Babcock would be taking the Sabres job. I was shocked to see that he accepted the Toronto job instead.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the sweepstakes for the offseason's biggest coaching prize, reaching terms with Mike Babcock on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
I don't see financial terms of the deal, but the Buffalo deal was rumored at $5 million/year.
How do you feel about Babcock departing? Do you think the Wings should have made a better offer than the reported $3.5 million/year to keep him? Or is it time for new blood? Is it time for me to stop asking questions in this thread? I'm Ron Burgundy?
The US just beat the Czechs 3-0 to win the bronze medal in Prague. VERY impressive tournament for the US considering only 2/3 of the team were full-time NHLers and even more so when you consider 5 of the players were in the NCAA this past season including, of course, our very own Dylan Larkin. Well done, USA
Semi Final game from Czech Republic. USA beat Russia 4-2 in round robin play, winner will face Canada in Gold Medal Game.
Dylan Larkin is playing 3-4th line minutes but looking like he belongs against some elite NHL talent in this tournament.
Live Stream on NBCSports LiveExtra.
The new bridge between Detroit and Canada will be named the Gordie Howe Bridge. I happen to believe this is a great name for a Detroit area hockey legend. What are your thoughts?
Title says it all
Perhaps he joins Michigan for a year as the football recruiting coordinator and then takes over for Red after his retirement.. because Harbaugh
In his own words:
The University of Michigan has always been home to me. I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Berenson, Billy Powers and Brian Wiseman. I'm a teacher and developmental coach at heart and coming back to Michigan allows me to continue my education and gives me the best platform to continue my developmental work with student-athletes here at Michigan. I can't wait to give back to the University that gave me the tools to do what I am doing today. We have outstanding student-athletes, and I'm ecstatic to be a part of the hockey program again.
After retiring from playing, Shields was a volunteer assistant for Mel Pearson at Michigan Tech from 2011-2013 and served as a consultant for the Florida Panthers in 2013.