Babcock Keeps Pushing Red Wings in Perhaps His Best Coaching Job Ever

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Babcock Keeps Pushing Red Wings in Perhaps His Best Coaching Job Ever
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Mike Babcock pushes. He always pushes. He was pushing at practice March 14 in Edmonton, when the Detroit Red Wings were coming off a 5-2 loss in Calgary. Rookie defenseman Brendan Smith had struggled against the Flames, so the coach pulled him aside and told him he would be a healthy scratch the next night against the Oilers.

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