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New Report Sheds Light on Shocking Story Involving Babcock in Anaheim


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Julien Trekker
September 21, 2023  (10:16)
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Following the initial report on Mike Babcock's controversial incident with the Columbus Blue Jackets, more details and past accounts involving the coach have steadily emerged.

Insights from Spitting Chiclets on Mike Babcock

Ryan Whitney, one of the voices behind the Spitting Chiclets podcast, divulged additional tales from players in a recent episode. He highlighted an incident from a player who played under Babcock during his tenure with Anaheim.
Allegedly, during warm-ups for a pre-season match, Babcock said to a player:
"This is pretty amazing isn't it?"

When the player concurred, Babcock retorted:
"Soak it in, it's the last time you'll ever be on an NHL bench."

Such statements not only shed light on Babcock's coaching demeanor but also underscore the imbalanced power relations between players and coaches. It is evident that Babcock didn't hesitate to overtly flex his authority, often to the dismay of many players.
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An Unsettling Invitation by Babcock

Whitney narrated another incident involving a rookie player who was invited to Babcock's residence for a meal. The player recalled that Babcock scrolled through the photos on his phone and then abruptly asked him to leave, without the promised meal.
It's already debatable to invite players to a personal space when in a position of power over them. But such actions are downright inappropriate. It appears that it's these very behaviors that have landed Babcock in hot water with the Blue Jackets. Perhaps distancing him from the hockey arena might be in the best interest of all.
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