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by George Malik on 05/09/14 at 03:02 PM ET
According to the Free Press's Helene St. James, TSN's Darren Dreger's Tweet suggesting that Tom Renney is in fact a hot coaching commodity may be true, and instead of the, "Babcock must want to make a change by leaving Detroit" line holding water, perhaps Jeff Blashill might rejoin Babcock to add a "new voice" instead. Why?
Well, here's St. James bit of news:
The Detroit Red Wings have granted permission for NHL clubs to talk to assistant coaches Tom Renney and Bill Peters.
General manager Ken Holland said Friday he's received "a couple of calls" from colleagues looking to hire head coaches, but would not name the teams. NHL clubs with head coaching vacancies number Carolina, Florida, Vancouver and Washington.
Renney has a year left on his associate coach contract with the Wings, while Peters, an assistant, has two months left on his contract.
St. James continues, and I wouldn't be totally surprised if both Renney and Peters exit.
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