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The Real Reason Why Mike Babcock Resigned and Was Investigated by The NHLPA Revealed


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Skyler Walker
September 17, 2023  (11:16 PM)
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Turmoil in Columbus: Babcock Departs as Head Coach

In a surprising turn of events, the Columbus Blue Jackets have parted ways with head coach Mike Babcock after just 2 1/2 months on the job. The organization faced a tumultuous period following allegations that Babcock's coaching tactics were making players uncomfortable.
A Deepening Investigation
The NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) took on the task of investigating these allegations, and as days went by, more details emerged about the extent of the issue.
It was revealed that Babcock had attempted to connect with his players by accessing their personal photos and other data on their phones. These startling allegations were brought to light during an episode of the Spittin' Chiclets podcast, where Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney shared their perspectives on the matter.

Statements and Swift Decisions
Following the podcast's revelations, both Babcock and team captain Boone Jenner issued joint statements, sharing their thoughts on the situation.
With the investigation now seemingly concluded, the NHLPA executive, Blue Jackets management, and Mike Babcock collectively decided that parting ways was in the best interest of the team. A new head coach is set to be announced for the upcoming season.
In a quick and decisive move, Pascal Vincent has been named as the new head coach, signing a two-year contract extension that extends until 2025.
These recent developments have certainly taken an unexpected turn in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.
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