Babcock close to making coaching history with Wings

DETROIT >> With his win Sunday, Wings coach Mike Babcock is two wins away from tying as the all-time winningest coach in franchise history.

He moved ahead of Scotty Bowman on the list improving to 411-196-90 in Detroit.

“Scotty’s the greatest coach of all time in our business,” Babcock said. “The way the business was then and the way it is now, to have the amount of wins Scotty has is impossible and you’re not going to get to coach so many Stanley Cup champions. You’re not able to keep teams together like they used to.”

Jack Adams has 413 wins.

“Scotty should be in a class by himself,” Babcock said. “It’s not like I wanted to pass Scott Bowman, but I’m honored. He’s a good friend of my. I’m honored I get to talk about him. We haven’t been as good lately, but we’re grinding and finding ways to win games so let’s keep going.”


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