As the lowest seed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Red Wings have their work cut out for them in their quarterfinal series against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins.
Detroit seems up to the challenge, though, thanks in large part to the stabilizing presence of head coach Mike Babcock.
The Red Wings’ head man, who is the only coach in history to win a Stanley Cup, world championship and Olympic gold medal, has kept his team even keel throughout the season despite losing a number of key players to injury.
“I believe that you have a plan and you execute that plan,” said Babcock. “I’ve been around a long time. If we do it the Red Wing way, we’re going to get in (to the playoffs).”
Detroit is indeed back in the playoffs for the 23rd time in franchise history, and while a matchup with the heavily favored Bruins is a tall task, there’s no one the Wings would rather have behind the bench than Babcock.
To hear more from the Wings coach, check out the video above.