Reporter says he was ‘verbally attacked’ by former Detroit Red Wings HC Mike Babcock


  • According to Andy Strickland, a rinkside reporter for Fox Sports Midwest, he was verbally attacked in 2007 by then Detroit Red Wings head coach, Mike Babcock.
  • Strickland alleges he was up against a wall while Babcock screamed and pointed in his face because of a story he had written.

“I, too was verbally attacked and intentionally intimidated by Mike Babcock outside the Red Wings dressing room back in 2007,” Strickland posted to Twitter. “Former Detroit video coach Jay Woodcroft brought him to me. Had me up against a wall while screaming and pointing in my face because of a story I had written.”

  • Stickland’s tweet comes just a day after former Red Wing Chris Chelios called out Babcock for ‘verbally assaulting’ Johan Franzen.
  • Franzen verified Chelios’ allegations against Babcock in an interview he did in Sweden, calling Babcock the “worst person” he has ever met.
  • You have to also imagine that more Babcock stories are going to continue to emerge
Sources & Credits: Andy Stickland, Detroit Sports Nation
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