BREAKING: Mike Babcock Makes Major Career Announcement Following Investigation by NHLPA

Published September 17, 2023 at 1:52 PM

Mike Babcock's Resignation Amid Controversy

It is now revealed that Mike Babcock will step down from his position as the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a move that follows a recent controversy. The incident in question has prompted investigations by both the NHL and NHL Players' Association (NHLPA), with conflicting accounts from former players.

According to Paul Bissonnette's account of the situation, Babcock allegedly called team captain Boone Jenner into his office shortly after assuming his coaching role and requested to see the photos on Jenner's personal cell phone.

In response, the Blue Jackets swiftly issued statements from both Babcock and Jenner. They acknowledged the sharing of photos but sought to minimize the significance of the act, instead placing blame on Bissonnette for what they termed "irresponsible and completely inaccurate" allegations.

To its credit, the NHLPA has not accepted either statement at face value. Katie Strang of The Athletic reported that they are actively reviewing the allegations concerning Babcock and players' personal devices and photos. The NHL has also confirmed that it will continue to gather information on the matter.

Adding his perspective to the discussion, former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Frankie Corrado, who played under Babcock, shared his insights during an appearance on the First Up radio show. Corrado, now an analyst for TSN, brings a unique perspective to the ongoing debate surrounding the controversy.
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