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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

nhl- Babcock headed to Motown

via TSN, It should come as no surprise to anybody, but Mike Babcock is headed to Detroit to coach the Red Wings.
Sources in Detroit suggest Babcock has agreed to terms with the Red Wings on a new muilti-year contract, but that no formal announcement is expected until some time next week.
The Red Wings apparently are not keen on making a major announcement in or around the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, being played in Detroit tonight.
Babcock was offered a one-year contract extension with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, but declined the offer to pursue other opportunities. At the same time, the Red Wings were telling their head coach Dave Lewis that he would not have his contract renewed.
Sources suggested that Babcock was not only talking to the Red Wings, but another NHL club. It now appears, though, the Red Wings and Babcock have agreed to terms and all that remains is for the announcement to be made official some time next week.

As I mentioned in an earlier post today, it is reported Babcock will have a 3 year, $2.5 million contract.