Mike Babcock is Not on the Pittsburgh Penguins Radar: 5 Other Possible Destinations

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Apr 29, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock reacts against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings

There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.  Three times is the requirement, right?

Let’s face it, Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings go together like peanut butter and jelly.  How hard would it be to leave an organization that you’ve been with for ten years that now wants to make you the highest paid coach in the league?

It isn’t like Babcock hasn’t won in Detroit.  It isn’t as if he’s not extremely well-respected by the organization, players, and city. And, as you’ve heard, his family loves it there.  I mentioned before that I can’t blame him for seeing what other options exist. But, I also see this being an almost impossible situation to leave behind.

Money talks, but it isn’t like Detroit is asking for a hometown discount.  Babcock is in an extremely comfortable situation right now with no pressure to leave.  Don’t be surprised to see him behind the bench that he already knows so well next season.

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