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

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Feb 3, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma (right) gestures on the bench against the Ottawa Senators during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Bylsma

Here is an interesting one, a guy that at one time beat Mike Babcock in a Stanley Cup series. Dan Bylsma was at one time the head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was relieved of his job in June of 2014 when there was changing of the general manager sport in Pittsburgh. Since then Bylsma has been out of a job and seemingly disappeared from the hockey coaching light.

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So would he fit in Detroit? He is a Michigan native. Bylsma was born here in Grand Haven Michigan, it would be interesting to see him come back to his home state and lead the Red Wings. He has some of the credentials; he did win a Stanley Cup in 2009 against the Red Wings and Babcock. He has won the Jack Adams award in 2011 ans sports a 252-117-32 record in 401 games while with the Penguins.

It would be interesting to see if it was his coaching that helped win that cup or Crosby and Malkin who did most of the work for it.

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