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Former hawks legend reflects on Babcock's departure and Its Impact

Published September 20, 2023 at 0:02
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Former Chicago Blackhawks legend Chris Chelios recently shared his perspective on the Mike Babcock situation, emphasizing the potential impact on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chelios on Babcock's Departure

Chelios believes that Babcock's departure could, in fact, strengthen the Blue Jackets. In his own words,
"That fact that he's gone now... it'll make them stronger."




Unveiling the Babcock Investigation

The controversy surrounding Mike Babcock erupted when the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) launched an investigation into troubling allegations.

The investigation revealed disturbing details, indicating that Babcock had attempted to connect with his players by intruding into their personal photos and data on their phones.

The allegations gained widespread attention when they were disclosed on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, where hosts Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney provided their insights on the matter.

Babcock's Exit and New Leadership

In response to these revelations, Babcock and Blue Jackets' team captain Boone Jenner issued joint statements expressing their sentiments.

Following a swift and comprehensive investigation, the NHLPA, Blue Jackets management, and Mike Babcock jointly agreed that parting ways was in the best interest of the team.
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