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Mike Babcock Will Coach Team Canada In The World Cup

via Frank Seravalli of TSN,

With back-to-back Olympic gold medals on his resume, coaching Team Canada at next year's World Cup was Mike Babcock's job to lose.

Babcock will be named Team Canada's head coach for the 2016 World Cup this week, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. A press conference is tentatively scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Toronto's MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.

Babcock, 52, won't have to travel very far with the 17-day tournament being conducted at the Air Canada Centre. He will be assisted by Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien.

Many wondered whether Quenneville would be considered for Canada's head coaching job. He has guided Chicago to three Stanley Cups in the last six seasons, all since Babcock last won with Detroit in 2008.

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