Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Red Wings have a coach
The Wings have reportedly signed Mike Babcock as their new coach. The move hasn't been announced publicly but the deal could be worth $2.5 million over three years. The Mighty Ducks offered Babcock a one year contract but he turned it down.
Wings fans might remember Babcock as the the coach that led the Ducks to a shocking upset over the Wings in the 2003 playoffs. Anaheim went on to lose to the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals.
UPDATE 7/13: The signing probably won't be announced until some time next week.