Two teams have reached to Babcock to take on coaching job!


  • Despite all the bad things that can be said about the former Leafs head coach, it seems like it hasn’t stop other teams from inquiring about his availability to take on a club at the moment.
  • That’s right.
  • NHL insider Elliotte Friedman has revealed in his latest 31 Thoughts column on Sportsnet that two teams have reached out to Babcock in order to get him to coach.

“Maybe the most impossible question to answer is what Mike Babcock’s future will be. When he was fired, word was that at least two teams privately reached out to gauge his interest in coaching right away — only to be told that he preferred to take some time. I heard from people in Russia that there was KHL interest, either as a coach or a consultant. There were rumours he’d be offered a World Junior role (not as head coach, but in an advisory position) and/or the head job for the World Championships. Then came the avalanche, and now that’s all in doubt.”

  • While Friedman does not mention which teams they are, he does make it clear that if Babcock wants to coach again in the NHL, he will need to evolve.
  • Maybe that’s why he needs time to consider a return to the bench.
Sources & Credits: Elliotte Friedman, Sportsnet, Hockeyfeed
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