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Do You Consider Babcock To Be “Snarky”?

First the definition of Snarky...

adjective: snarky; comparative adjective: snarkier; superlative adjective: snarkiest
(of a person, words, or a mood) sharply critical; cutting; snide.
"the kid who makes snarky remarks in class"
cranky; irritable.
"Bobby's always a bit snarky before his nap"

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daly News,

...the Flyers aren’t starring in the series (24/7) again, but their furious third period comeback in Detroit on Wednesday will be featured in the first episode.

The Red Wings face-off against Toronto on Jan. 1 in front of 100,000-plus people at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

It would have been fascinating to see Flyers coach Craig Berube, who shoots from the lip, instead of a snarky Mike Babcock. The cameras began rolling last week for the Wings and Maple Leafs, something both teams are still getting used to....

It probably wasn’t too fun for the Red Wings on Wednesday night. We’ll be watching to see what Babcock said after that game.


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Red Winger's avatar

We’ll be watching to see what Babcock said after that game.

Why do you need a mic for someone who says nothing?

He’s a chickensh** coach now, and that is reason number one this team is so inconsistent.

I don’t question his talents. I question his effectiveness in Hockeytown.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/08/13 at 01:32 PM ET


Babcock was decidedly snarky during his time in Anaheim, but became a really good spokesman for the game after spending time with Scotty Bowman in Detroit.

Posted by pcoffey on 12/08/13 at 01:38 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

see: Tortorella, J.  there is your definition.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 12/09/13 at 06:06 AM ET

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