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Mike Babcock Quotes

Mike Babcock
He's got a little magic going right now.
Mike Babcock
#Magic

Mike Babcock
He's got a little magic going on right now. But he goes to the net hard and he competes hard, and that's what he does. He just drives the net every time. We know, and he knows, he doesn't want the puck until he gets to the paint.
Mike Babcock
#Magic

Mike Babcock
That's quite a statement. I just think when you make general statements when you don't know, you're probably not doing yourself any favors.
Mike Babcock
#General

Mike Babcock
That's nice, ... but you know, (general manager) Ken Holland told me he's not worried about the start, he's worried about the finish, so that was cleared right up for me.
Mike Babcock
#General

Mike Babcock
I thought putting Z in the middle tonight gave us a boost, some energy.
Mike Babcock
#Energy

Mike Babcock
I thought the game was a lot of fun. It's zooming out there against those guys. I'd love to play these guys five or six times because I think it improves your play to play against talent like that.
Mike Babcock
#Fun

Mike Babcock
Four games in five nights and playing a good defensive team on the road, we must be doing something right.
Mike Babcock
#Games

Mike Babcock
I thought the goalie was real good early when the rest of us weren't. He'll be real humble here tonight and he'll say the players played real well in front of him and all that stuff. If you set a record ... you should be proud of yourself. At least for a few minutes until we start yelling at him tomorrow.
Mike Babcock
#Rest

Mike Babcock
I thought the goalie was really good early when the rest of us weren't.
Mike Babcock
#Rest

Mike Babcock
We think he's a premier defenseman in this league, ... He had a stellar exhibition (season).
Mike Babcock
#Exhibition

Mike Babcock
We think he's a premier defenseman in this league. He had a stellar exhibition (season).
Mike Babcock
#Exhibition

Mike Babcock
We need to reestablish our work ethic and get back the fire we need to win games. As far as I'm concerned, the playoff race starts Oct. 8 in Dallas. You can't make the playoffs in the first 20 games, but you can be out of it after 20 games. So for me, it's all about establishing that work ethic again in a hurry. I just keep telling the guys that, too -- so much that they think the record is stuck.
Mike Babcock
#Fire

Mike Babcock
There's adversity; what are you going to do with it? Are you going to turn it into a positive ?
Mike Babcock
#Adversity

Mike Babcock
What they've said is they need things tightened up. They need some accountability. And that's my job.
Mike Babcock
#Accountability

Mike Babcock
He's got his legs back and suddenly we're a lot quicker team.
Mike Babcock
#Legs

Mike Babcock
He's been a courageous competitor. He probably shouldn't have played tonight, but he perceives this as his team and he wanted to lead them.
Mike Babcock
#Competitor

Mike Babcock
Good for him. He's played hard, he's practiced hard and when he's on the ice, he's determined out there. That's great for him. It's fantastic. He should feel good.
Mike Babcock
#Determined

Mike Babcock
Can you imagine how good you must be for them to do that? This is Canada. They're saying you can't wear that number. You must be pretty good, and pretty good for a long period of time. How good must you be?
Mike Babcock
#Canada

Mike Babcock
I don't know what happened. We lost our composure and turned the puck over and just couldn't get settled down again.
Mike Babcock
#Composure

Mike Babcock
He'll be ready to go for Game 1 for sure.
Mike Babcock
#Game

Mike Babcock
He's been outstanding, so he's making it as hard on the coach as possible. That's a great thing.
Mike Babcock
#Coach

Mike Babcock
I'm very concerned. I can only ask so many times. I don't fly the plane. But I am really concerned. There's been lot of discussion about what's going on, are we safe -- obviously that's the first priority.
Mike Babcock
#Ask

Mike Babcock
I thought our discipline was good. Our defense really managed the puck. The second half of the game, they didn't have the puck much.
Mike Babcock
#Defense

Mike Babcock
Just like everyone here, I'm shocked at our situation. It's hard to look at our team and think we didn't do a lot of good things to prepare for the playoffs and you would expect to have success.
Mike Babcock
#Hard

Mike Babcock
They always have a label for you, ... When I came out of junior, I was a 'junior coach.' When I came out of college, I was a 'college coach.' Then when I made it to the NHL, I was a 'minor-league coach.' And now I'm a 'defensive coach.'
Mike Babcock
#Coach

Mike Babcock
I think everybody realizes that we had a great opportunity. But you find out quickly that last year was last year. There are now nice pictures of the playoffs hung up around the locker room, and people were saying nice things about us and patting us on the back all summer. But now we are trying to reestablish work habits, foundation and identity. I think it makes you more hungry, because we all know how hard it is to get there. It will be a huge battle for us and we are excited about the opportunity to try to get back there.
Mike Babcock
#Opportunity

Mike Babcock
He's a huge talent, and so far I've been very impressed with him. After spending 13 years in Detroit, it's going to take him awhile to get used to what we do, and for us to get used to what he does. We're not trying to change him, but we want him to play within the scheme we play. He's very explosive, very talented and seems very conscientious. He's more in the monitoring stage of observing what we're doing, but once he catches on a little more, then he'll be at the front.
Mike Babcock
#Talent

Mike Babcock
He has the ability to score, the question is if he can do enough of the other things to get playing time. You score when your coach is confident enough to put you out there enough to let you score. The bottom line is all he has to do is be a little responsible. I'm not asking him to check the No. 1 center in the league. If he sits in his end even a little bit, he'll be OK.
Mike Babcock
#Ability

Mike Babcock
The league won't be hunting Ducks in camouflage anymore.
Mike Babcock
#Hunting

Mike Babcock
That's why we wanted him back. He showed why a lot of people think he's one of the top young players in the NHL.
Mike Babcock
#People