Babcock still fielding questions about a new contract: “It’ll be good when the season starts and then I won’t have to talk about it anymore.”

DETROIT >> Wings coach Mike Babcock was asked about Scotty Bowman’s mindset of signing just one-year deals.

“It worked for him,” Babcock said. “I think when you get to a certain stage, you’re pretty comfortable, it doesn’t matter, you’re just going to coach the team anyway. This seems to be a way bigger deal for you people than it is for me. It’ll be good when the season starts and then I won’t have to talk about it anymore.”

Babcock and general manager Ken Holland will have in-depth talks this weekend where a contract is expected to be offered. If they’re unable to reach a deal by the season opener (Oct. 9) talks will likely be done until after the season.

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