If you’re the New York Islanders, and coaching salaries are actually on the rise, at a certain point the “he costs too much” argument has to go out the window.
Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers 3-2 and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victory.
Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.
An ornery-sounding Red Wings coach Mike Babcock tore down his team’s play, ripped into the opposing team’s goalie, and got up in arms over an innocuous comment.
Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula was knocked out of the Rangers game with a lower-body injury on Monday night. “We’re going to check him (Tuesday) and see where he’s at,” coach Mike Babcock said.
The Red Wings’ offensive woes have led to back-to-back losses, but a date with the struggling Rangers may help them get back on track.