MIKE BABCOCK: IF YOU COACH, BE PREPARED

Jason Gregor
April 02 2013 10:15AM

Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock has had a very successful career. He was a decent hockey player; suiting up for the  Saskatoon Blades in the WHL, the University of McGill and he spent one season playing pro hockey in England where he racked up 45 goals and 127 assists in 49 games.

But he wanted to be in the NHL, and he knew it wouldn't be as a player so he became a coach. If you want to learn about what makes a successful coach, keep reading.

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LAST DAY FOR NATIONGEAR

Nation World HQ
April 02 2013 10:04AM

 

After a pretty successful weeklong sale today is the last day that you can get NationGear.

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WANYE ON THE ROAD: AJAX GAME

Wanye
April 02 2013 07:56AM

Shoutout to the Oil for winning again. Well played fellows.

One of the scheduled highlights of the 2013 backpacking tour was the tickets to an Ajax game in Amsterdam. This is one of the sights to see apparently as Ajax have qualified for the Champions League three years in a row by winning the Dutch league and are well on their way again holding down the top spot. 

On this chilly Sunday afternoon they were facing the 8th place NEC. And we were facing down their teeny tiny secondary ticket market, mega steep aisles, people smoking all willy nilly INSIDE the arena and their beers.

Their delicious, delicious beers.

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OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

Robin Brownlee
April 02 2013 12:27AM

When they add up the points in the standings at the end of the season to decide the playoff pecking order in the Western Conference, nobody who cheers for the Edmonton Oilers is going to ask how, just how many.

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TRADE ASSETS & THE MINOR LEAGUE SYSTEM

Lowetide
April 01 2013 10:35PM

At times like the trade deadline, it's interesting to look south--to the AHL team in Oklahoma City--in an effort to see how well the prospects are progressing. After an extremely slow start for most of the prospects in the system, several caught fire and are on track with NHL calibre progress.

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