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Mike Babcock

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Hockey Coach

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    He is considered a coaching nomad.
    Prior to the Wings 2008 Stanley Cup playoff run, his playoff record in Detroit was viewed as a disappointment.
    In his first season as the Wings head coach, his team bowed out to the #8 seed Edmonton Oilers in the first round (2006).
    He failed to guide his Ducks back to the playoffs a year after the team made it to the Finals.
    He could not agree on a contract with the Ducks following the hiring of Brian Burke, a key factor in his resignation from the team.
    He was arrogant and abrasive towards his players.
    He was known to healthy scratch or bench star players if they were approaching a milestone game, or playing in their hometowns.
    He was fired by the Maple Leafs after it was revealed he had Mitch Marner write a list grading his teammates work ethic, only to take it and slap it on the wall in the locker room.
    He was fired by the Blue Jackets two months after being hired after an NHLPA investigation revealed he invaded his players privacies by looking through their cell phones away from team headquarters and doing it without the front office’s knowledge (September 17, 2023).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He guided the Canadian World Junior team to a gold medal (1997).
    He guided the Ducks to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance (2003).
    He is the third McGill University alumni to land an NHL coaching job.
    He coached the Western Conference at the 2008 NHL All-Star Game.
    He is a coach who demands 110% from his players, regardless of the circumstances.

Credit: Ricky

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 15 Votes: 86.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 35 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 99 Votes: 68.69% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying