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Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« on: April 27, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/leafs-babcock-oilers-mclellan-headline-jack-adams-nominees/

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Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers join Columbus Blue Jackets’ John Tortorella as the three finalists for the award given to the coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success.”

The NHL Broadcasters’ Association voted on the nominees and chose three coaches all in their second seasons with their respective teams.

Babcock led the Maple Leafs to a 40-27-15 record and 95 points. The Leafs earned 26 more points than last season and made the playoffs for the first time in an 82-game season since 2003-04.

Babcock has never won the award, but finished second in 2013-14 and third in 2007-08 while with the Detroit Red Wings.

This is me from January 2016:

I'd bet everything that I own on Babcock winning the Jack Adams the first season he gets the Leafs into the playoffs.

I'd be a little more confident if we clinched a playoff spot a week or so earlier, but I guess I better find a good bookie.

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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 08:39:31 AM »

I'm a little surprised Mclellan is in there vs. Boudreau or whathisname in Calgary but Tortorella and Babcock were easy choices.
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »
I'd bet everything that I own on Babcock winning the Jack Adams the first season he gets the Leafs into the playoffs.

Literally what I thought of when I saw the announcement.


I'm a little surprised Mclellan is in there vs. Boudreau or whathisname in Calgary but Tortorella and Babcock were easy choices.

Glen Gulutzan might actually give Babcock a run for his money if the award was Best Head Coach Hair in the NHL.


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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 09:39:34 AM »
www.twitter.com/3rdPeriodSuits/status/856978811795243008

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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 09:42:19 AM »
Glen Gulutzan might actually give Babcock a run for his money if the award was Best Head Coach Hair in the NHL.



Peter Laviolette is demanding a recount.
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2017, 10:00:38 AM »
www.twitter.com/3rdPeriodSuits/status/856978811795243008
Love this comment. Give him the damn thing whether he wants it or not. Hell of job with those kids this year coach!
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2017, 10:10:05 AM »
Glen Gulutzan might actually give Babcock a run for his money if the award was Best Head Coach Hair in the NHL.



Peter Laviolette is demanding a recount.

A couple of years ago, for sure. Presently, he has thinned out of the running.

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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 10:30:59 AM »
He is the 1st Leaf coach since Quinn to get a nod at the Jack Adams, Right ?
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2017, 10:32:32 AM »
He is the 1st Leaf coach since Quinn to get a nod at the Jack Adams, Right ?

Well, yeah. It's tough to get a Jack Adams nod without making the playoffs.
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2017, 01:55:03 PM »
He is the 1st Leaf coach since Quinn to get a nod at the Jack Adams, Right ?

Well, yeah. It's tough to get a Jack Adams nod without making the playoffs.

Hey!!!  Randy Carlyle made it once.
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 05:08:40 PM »
He is the 1st Leaf coach since Quinn to get a nod at the Jack Adams, Right ?

Well, yeah. It's tough to get a Jack Adams nod without making the playoffs.

Hey!!!  Randy Carlyle made it once.

As a Leaf or a Duck ?
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Re: Babcock named Jack Adams finalist
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2017, 05:08:40 PM »