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Mike Babcock
Mike Babcock

The head coach for the Detroit Red Wings since 2005, Mike Babcock led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2008, becoming only the second person to coach two teams to the seventh game of the series. Before taking the Detroit job, Babcock was coach of the Anaheim Ducks, taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003. He has over 200 wins as a coach and was a finalist for the coveted Jack Adams Tro…

Date of Birth: April 29, 1963


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"That's quite a statement. I just think when you make general statements when you don't know, you're probably not doing yourself any favors." Mike Babcock
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"He's got a little magic going on right now. But he goes to the net hard and he competes hard, and that's what he does. He just drives the net every time. We know, and he knows, he doesn't want the puck until he gets to the paint." Mike Babcock
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"He's got a little magic going right now." Mike Babcock
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"I liked to see less plays through the neutral zone and more plays around the net, but he (Hudler) played well tonight." Mike Babcock
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"We've played hard as a team and found ways to win. We've done that a lot, and you're optimistic those things can continue." Mike Babcock
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"He tried and he couldn't get going. I think he'll be fine." Mike Babcock
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"I'm very concerned. I can only ask so many times. I don't fly the plane. But I am really concerned. There's been lot of discussion about what's going on, are we safe -- obviously that's the first priority." Mike Babcock
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"You've got to give them credit. They hung in there. They kept coming. They're in their building. They lost last night and they're proud guys." Mike Babcock
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"It means I've been in the league a little bit. But I was looking tonight and (Toronto's) Pat Quinn has 640, Scotty Bowman has 1,200-and something. I'll be dead before then." Mike Babcock
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"He's good defensively, but tonight he made plays with the puck, which was nice to see. Sometimes as a defensive defenseman on an offensive team they always want you to do more than you're capable of doing. His game has gotten much better with the puck." Mike Babcock
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"I don't know why Shanahan plays so well against Nashville. He gets all excited because Nashville is such a good hockey team." Mike Babcock
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"We have a good team and the guys came out and played hard. With a short group you don't want to get behind and battle back. We talked about being ready right from the start." Mike Babcock
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"Everyone knows that they're going somewhere and everyone's going to do their own thing, but they're poised, they're going to play. They play good teams. We want to carry momentum into the break." Mike Babcock
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"They did block a lot, but that's no different than the way they played all year. You've just got to find a way to get the puck to the net from a lot of different angles to get opportunities." Mike Babcock
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"He's been outstanding, so he's making it as hard on the coach as possible. That's a great thing." Mike Babcock
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"It was unbelievable. Making the finals is one thing, but getting to a Game 7 and being tied in that game after the first period is another. A lot of people think they have a chance to win the Cup, but the only chance to win the Cup is when you have three wins in the final. It's something that I'll always remember, but in the end, we came up empty." Mike Babcock
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"With the Olympics, and the so many guys away, and the no equipment (Olympians' equipment being lost early in the tri), all the stuff going on, we knew it would be tough. Going into this trip, we knew if we could get points (early) we'd be fine. I knew we'd be good today after a couple of days off." Mike Babcock
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"Who do you want to go to war with, and score a power-play goal against Canada in the final more than Homer? How can that happen? I don't understand how you beat those teams without him in the net front. The reason our power play is the way it is because of Homer. But you don't make those decisions. You watch those decisions be made." Mike Babcock
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"I think Howard has been good and I think the two guys that are supposed to be good have been good." Mike Babcock
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"They hung in there. It wasn't like [Saturday], when we let down. The Hawks are a bunch of young guys playing real hard. They kept coming." Mike Babcock
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"When I evaluate a trade as a coach, I evaluate who gets the best player. That's all, it's just about the best player because the best player makes everyone else better. That's what Joe has done." Mike Babcock
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