Latest Update Looking Very Bleak for Mike Babcock
BY TJ TUCKER SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 (5:22 PM)
Before the already controversial coach even got to his first game behind the bench, accusations came out that Babcock had players pull out their phones and show him pictures in an attempt to get to know them better. Both Boone Jenner and Johnny Gaudreau came to the defense of their new bench boss, saying it was done with innocence and a sincere attempt learn more about his new team. However, Michael Russo, of The Athletic, has made it clear not every player saw it that way, and Babcock just might be out the door.
This incident was first discussed by Paul Bissonnette on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, who said he got his information from a player. He was initially criticized for possibly blowing something way out of proportion, but Bissonnette stuck to his info, and it has since gained more credibility. Representatives from both the NHL and NHLPA were in a meeting today to discuss the situation further, but neither would provide an update.
Meanwhile, Nick Kypreos is saying the investigation will include players and staff who had previous dealings with Babcock.
WOULD YOU PULL OUT YOUR PHONE AND SHOW A COACH PICTURES IF THEY ASKED?
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|YES, IT'S FINE||35||27.6 %|
|NO, IT'S WEIRD||73||57.5 %|
|I'M NOT SURE||19||15 %|
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