15 July, 2005

Changes in Hockeytown

It is now official. Dave Lewis is out and Mike Babcock is in as the new coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Here is a post from a great Red Wings blog, On The Wings.

Babcock has some experience with the Wings. He coached the Mighty Ducks to a 2003 playoff sweep of the Red Wings, with Conn Smythe winner J.S. Giguere leading the way. Before that, he coached the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, then Red Wings affiliate, from 2000-02, where he met Jiri Fischer and Jason Williams. In the 2004 World Championships, Babcock coached Team Canada, including Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby, to a gold medal. Read more ...

There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the Detroit Red Wings and how the league will try to win back the fan base throughout the National Hockey League.


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