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Insider Gives Important Update on Babcock's Future in the NHL


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Dawson McKenzie
September 18, 2023  (1:04 PM)
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After the news that Babcock would be terminated from his Job in Columbus, this insider gives an important update on his future in the NHL.

NHL Insider Provides Update on Babcock's Potential Future as a Coach in the NHL

Hockey insider Chris Johnston revealed the details that he believes Babcock's future as an NHL Coach is finished, as Columbus wasn't comfortable with the way he was handling the young players in the organization.
Absolutely not. This was already going to be his last job in the NHL. The way this has unravelled I don't see him seeking other employment and I don't see other teams coming knocking.

Columbus was reportedly frustrated by the way things went down with Babcock, but isn't planning to make any additional leadership changes this season.
The #CBJ ownership group has issued a statement saying it is "deeply frustrated" with the Mike Babcock situation but doesn't plan any further changes to the hockey operations department.

Babcock Situation a Light into How Players Deserve to be Treated in the NHL

Prior to players shedding light on his sociopathic behaviour, Babcock was generally considered just to be an "old school" coach, one that is hard-nosed and doesn't take any smack.
However, these important revelations are vital in ensuring that players at all levels aren't taken advantage of by coaches like this who think that a power dynamic gives them the right to treat players poorly. There is a clear standard that players deserve to be treated with respect, and the NHLPA has reiterated that.
Statement from NHLPA executive director Marty Walsh on Mike Babcock's resignation:

As seen on Blade of Steel - "NHL Insider provides an update on the future of Mike Babcock's coaching career in the NHL"
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