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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Babcock to coach Canada at '10 Olympics

Team Canada boss Steve Yzerman apparently has made Mike Babcock coach for the 2010 Olympics in British Columbia, according to The Globe & Mail.

Babcock to coach Team Canada

Good call. Babcock has the two main ingredients to get this gig ... he's currently as hot as any NHL coach with back-to-back Stanley Cup final appearances and three trips to the final in the past six seasons ... and he's got a long history with Hockey Canada.

Babcock coached Canada to a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. He's also been the bench boss at the World Championships.

Babcock was born in Ontario, grew up in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and got his start coaching in the Canadian collegiate system. Babcock is a graduate of Montreal's prestigious McGill University and went from coaching college teams out west to coaching juniors in the Western Hockey League.

The guy's pretty darned Canadian and a great coach. This selection doesn't give much to argue about.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Garth said...

Plus, he famously hates Americans!

June 23, 2009 at 9:32 PM 

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