Who Would Replace Mike Babcock for the Detroit Red Wings If They Needed To?

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Apr 4, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan (15) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

May 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock addresses the media after the game against the Chicago Blackhawks after game five of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Red Wings 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the Detroit Red Wings giving Mike Babcock the ability to talk to other teams, there is some chance that he could leave. So if he does, who replaces the Stanley Cup Champion coach? Does the team promote from the inside? Or do they go and look about the NHL to see what their options are? If the Red Wings end up having to replace Babcock, it could a tough struggle, or a really simple one.

So as fans, let’s go look to see who the Red Wings could replace Mike Babcock with. The one they would end up replacing him with is clearly obvious, but why not have some fun with it?

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