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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2015 01:23 am
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Angelic Assassin

Joined: Mon Dec 27th, 2010
Location: Home Of The Redskins, You Candy Asses. , Washington USA
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lobo316 wrote: Why do the Leafs have to give the Wings a draft choice
for signing Babcock ? Babcock's contract expired with  Detroit.

If he was still under contract, I could see why the Leafs
would have to give compensation to the Wings, after first receiving permission to speak with Babs & then signing him.
But Babs was a free agent. Doesn't make sense.
This is probably wrong but I think the 2014-15 season is not officially considered over until the Cup has been awarded so even though Detroit is no longer in the playoffs Babcock was still technically the coach.

Any team that wanted him wasn't going to delay too long and have the rug swept out from under them and the Leafs would be thinking they need a solid coach more than they need the draft pick they lose as opposed to waiting. 

This thread was great till Rossi posted that AA ruined it.

Rossi=The Mouth That Bored