The first resignation occurred in the NHL not only before the start of the regular season, but also before teams entered training camps. Columbus has parted ways with Mike Babcock. The two-time Olympic champion asked for personal photos of the hockey players to better understand what they were like off the ice. This was the reason for the public scandal and later for the resignation.
One of the league’s most respected defensemen, Chris Chelios, has long been critical of Babcock. The Detroit legend appeared on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast and spoke in detail about what happened. Chelios spent three and a half years with Babcock.
All the details of the scandalous story:
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“Even so, the things he did crossed all possible limits. The way he tortured Marner in Toronto (he asked the forward to make a rating of his teammates and then, contrary to the agreement, announced it to the team. – Championship note), what happened now in Columbus, and then what happened. Before in Detroit everything is so unnecessary. He put the players in uncomfortable and difficult conditions. It happens that if you win, you can tolerate some inconveniences. But in our case (in Red Wings – Championship Note), many players did not like coming to the court even in the periods when they won.
Some people tell me he was just trying to get in, take their money and run. I don’t know if that’s true; I don’t know how they reached an agreement with him after he resigned this time. But he is as agile as a fox.
When I played on the Moose Jaw team, he played against me in the Saskatchewan League. Then I signed with Montreal and he attended McGill University there. We crossed paths and on the third day he asked me if I remembered him. And then I realized that everything would go wrong. I replied, “No, I don’t remember.”
To be honest, I still can’t believe I asked for pictures. I had never heard of Facebook (a product of the company Meta, recognized as an extremist organization in the Russian Federation. – “Championship” note) or Instagram (a product of the company Meta, recognized as an extremist). organization in the Russian Federation – “Championship” Note) ? If you want to know more about the players’ families, just open social media.
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Marner’s situation is a perfect example. He would pit players against each other or try to use one of the guys as a rat to find out what other hockey players were saying about him behind his back.
In most cases, hockey players were afraid to make all this public. I’ve always said that a lot of good people in hockey had to deal with him. I don’t think there are options right now for him to continue training in the league.
I remember Johan Franzen, who suffered from mental problems. He called Johan literally once a week at his office to tell him that he was a fat pig and that his co-workers hated him, and suggested that he end his career. He’s already done enough bad things during his career.
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I didn’t want to leave my family. I didn’t want to be changed. I love Detroit. Thank goodness Kenny Holland and Jim Nill didn’t let this trade happen. But they couldn’t force Babcock to let me on the ice. What they might say is that they shouldn’t openly “merge” me.
The secretary who worked for Holland heard everything and said that every time Babs came to meet Ken, she tried to swap me. She constantly tried to convince Ken that I didn’t want to do something, that I wasn’t exposing myself, even though that wasn’t the case. If I were 10 years younger I would ask for an exchange.
Did he especially intimidate the young players? Yes, his ego affected. As for the young people, they were afraid because they just wanted to play. I don’t blame them for staying silent.
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Now Colón will only think about how to start the season. They don’t have to worry about what to do next. The only thing they have to worry about is hockey. I think the fact that he is gone will strengthen the team. Now they’re talking about Captain Boone Jenner (Jenner said: “I was happy to show him a family photo, he did the same. The fact that it was so inflated was very disappointing.” – Note from “Championship”). Look, he was just scared. I think the veterans got together and discussed this situation. All the boys will put this story behind them, if only because they defeated a man who deserved everything he received. Hockey players are still hockey players, they will always support each other. The day after they return from vacation, they won’t remember. The timing is perfect; “It’s great that all the issues have been resolved before the start of training camp.”