Latest Update on Mike Babcock's Coaching Career

Former NHL head coach Mike Babcock has resigned from his position as the bench boss of the University of Saskatchewan. Turns out Babcock's desire to preach X's and O's has run out, and the polarizing head coach is hanging them up.

Babcock met with the media in Saskatchewan earlier this week and had this to say about his future in the game:

No, that's sure not the plan. My wife and I have discussed this a ton, obviously. ... We always said we were going to retire at 60, and I'm 59. Basically, that's what it is. If things change, I guess they change, but surely that's not our plan. Believe me, we've talked to lots of people about opportunities and enjoyed those conversations. In the end, we feel this is best for us and best for our family, so that's what we're doing. Since I got kicked off the treadmill in Toronto, (my wife and I) have really enjoyed life. It was a spectacular experience to come back to Saskatoon, obviously to be around my family. ... In saying that, for us, it's time to move on.
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Babcock led his Huskies to a 13-7-0 record last season, however they fell in the quarterfinals of the postseason. His NHL career included being behind the bench with the Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, tallying an all-time record of 700-418-19-164.

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