Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/18/06 at 10:04 AM ET
There’s a lot of teams that spent a lot of money in the previous 10 years and they didn’t win three Stanley Cups,” said coach Mike Babcock, in his first season as bench boss in the Motor City. “To me, if you do it right, you have a chance year after year.” The Red Wings have shed a stack of payroll from the team that finished the 2003-04 season with 109 points before the NHL lockout, but they’ve made the transition seamlessly. “It’s all the same for everybody,” Babcock said. “My point is that teams that are run right, over time, will be successful.” Despite tough calls on contracts and free agents, the Red Wings remain a powerhouse, first and foremost because Holland has retained his core of players, tweaking it and adding to it along the way.more
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