Mike Babcock would be the man for the Blue Jackets

Mike Babcock would be the Blue Jackets man


Mike Babcock would be the new head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, but his contract situation would delay the official announcement. 

Saturday morning, Darren Dreger (TSN) mentioned this: 

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Free translation: Ohio organization just waiting for Babcock-Maple Leafs deal to end before moving on before. 

This eight-year, $50 million contract expires at the end of this month of June. 

In 1,301 appearances behind the bench of a NHL team, Babcock has 700 wins. He notably won the Stanley Cup in 2008 with the Red Wings.

If his hiring materializes, there would remain only three clubs without a coach through the Bettman circuit: the Ducks, the Flames and the Rangers.