Saturday, July 20, 2013
Babcock's Olympic task
By Victoria Matiash
While NHL players finally have the official green light to participate in the upcoming 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the coaching staff for Team Canada is expected to be announced shortly. Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports the current bench boss for the Detroit Red Wings is expected to be entrenched, again, as head coach at the start of next week.
"... Expect Hockey Canada to announce its Olympic coaching staff early next week, possibly Monday. Mike Babcock likely to return ..."
Babcock ran the bench when Team Canada captured gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Lindy Ruff, Claude Julien, and Ken Hitchcock are rumored to be named as Babcock's assistants.