And Josh puts it: "Besides Lidstrom kicking into high gear, Babcock has definitely been the steady hand behind the wheel of this ship. Thoughts?"
Agreed wholeheartedly. Babbles has been great, as usual.
Can't wait for the puck to drop, these next two games will be a nice measure of how Detroit is actually doing, EDM & DAL Are very hot teams right now.
I think that once Babcock got his need to switch things up unnecessarily (bringing up the AHLers before we had full chemistry on the team) he's been great. He made good changes the last few games in the Great Goal Famine of 2011 and probably kicked their assess in practice so they decided putting effort into playing was a good idea to do during a game. I almost always trust Babs to make the right decision. He's no Scotty Bowman, but he's been great so far this season.