NHL Head Coach And Hall of Famer Comments On Mike Babcock

Published September 20, 2023 at 10:00 PM

Coaching in the NHL is a prestigious role, with only 32 head coaching positions available each year. Earning one of these spots demands a lot of hard work. However, a recent incident involving a former head coach highlights how this privilege can be lost.

Babcock's Scandal and Dismissal

Mike Babcock faced a storm of controversy when reports emerged accusing him of mistreating players. The specific claim came from Paul Bissonnette of the Spittin Chiclets Podcast, who accused Babcock of invading players' privacy by snooping through their phones.

This led to a statement from Mike Babcock and a few players denying the accusations.

Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach Mike Babcock and center Boone Jenner have released the following statement:

In the aftermath of these events, various people have shared their opinions on why Babcock's coaching career took a nosedive. Even a current NHL head coach has given his perspective.

St. Louis' Take on Babcock

During a recent interview to kick off training camp, Martin St. Louis commented on the Babcock situation:

«You have to evolve as a coach. If you're going to the dentist, are you going to the dentist that's got the 30 yr old equipment, or are you going to the dentist.. you know what I mean? You want to stay in the business, you have to evolve»

As a modern NHL head coach, St. Louis's words resonate with many NHL fans. Fans are growing weary of the same old coaching methods that often lead to recurring frustrations and failures.

Teams with fresh, innovative head coaches, such as the Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres, are on the rise. They attribute their success to their coaches' modern approaches, proving that evolving with the times is crucial for staying competitive in the NHL.

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NHL Head Coach And Hall of Famer Comments On Mike Babcock

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