Mike Babcock

Michael Babcock Jr. is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach, who most recently served as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He previously spent ten seasons as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup with them in 2008, and helping them to the Stanley Cup Playoffs every year during his tenure. He holds the record as the coach with the most wins in Red Wings history, surpassing that of Jack Adams. He has also served as head coach of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, whom he helped to the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. Babcock was born in Manitouwadge, Ontario, and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As of February 2020, he is the only coach to gain entry to the Triple Gold Club. He guided the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2008; he led Team Canada to gold at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in 2004; and he led Team Canada to gold at both the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios says Mike Babcock was 'verbally assaulting' Detroit Red Wings'...

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Blackhawks brushed, but ultimately spared, by hockey’s November of reckoning

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Hockey takes a few hits

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Mike Babcock and Bill Peters' NHL Credibility in Question Due to Abusive Head Coaching Tactics

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Want a Sweet Gig? Don’t Coach the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Sharks’ Evander Kane: Don’t lump Mike Babcock story with Bill Peters allegations

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Abusive Hockey Coaches May Finally Be Facing a Reckoning

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Marner confirms Babcock made him rank players, shared list with team

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Report: Mike Babcock supportive of new Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe

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Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

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Mike Babcock allegedly put Mitch Marner in a very tough spot as a rookie

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Slap shots: Maple Leafs' dysfunction, Taylor Hall trade idea

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With Kyle Dubas in charge and the team struggling, Mike Babcock was toast in Toronto

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Maple Leafs Fire Coach Mike Babcock

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Ex-Maple Leafs player Mark Fraser shreds Mike Babcock on Twitter

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Maple Leafs search for identity after Mike Babcock firing

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Mike Babcock wasn’t given enough runway in Toronto

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Bruins commiserate about Mike Babcock, whose tenure they helped end - The Boston Globe

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Toronto Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock after slow start to season

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Bruins react to Mike Babcock firing

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Dubas reflects on role in Babcock's departure: 'We couldn't become simpatico'

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Was Mike Babcock really to blame for the Maple Leafs’ struggles?

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History behind Commodore's hatred of former Leafs coach Babcock

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Maple Leafs Fire Mike Babcock After Slow Start

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock Becomes The First Coaching Casualty Of The 2019-20 NHL Season

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Toronto Maple Leafs fire head coach Mike Babcock

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Brendan Shanahan on firing Babcock: 'It was something that needed to be done'

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Maple Leafs make Mike Babcock the highest-paid ex-coach in NHL history

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How much do Toronto Maple Leafs owe Mike Babcock?

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What's next for Mike Babcock? Former Toronto Maple Leafs coach could have several options

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Toronto Maple Leafs' president Brendan Shanahan on Mike Babcock firing: 'The attention to detail'...

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Mike Babcock's coaching peers praise ex-Maple Leafs bench boss after firing

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Underperforming Maple Leafs Fire Coach Mike Babcock

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Social media reacts to Leafs firing Mike Babcock

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired head coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday afternoon, and obviously, the internet exploded. Social media chimed in once the news...

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Mike Babcock issues statement following firing by Toronto Maple Leafs

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All you need to know about new Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe

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Toronto Maple Leafs fire Mike Babcock: How Twitter reacted

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Disappointing Maple Leafs fire coach Babcock

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Maple Leafs sack Mike Babcock amid struggles

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Leafs fire Babcock, give coaching reins to Keefe

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Opinion: Lackluster defense led to Toronto Maple Leafs firing coach Mike Babcock

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Brendan Shanahan on firing Babcock "it was something that needed to be done"

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Underperforming Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

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Former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock fired by Maple Leafs

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