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Yzerman to step down as Team Canada’s executive director; Babcock gives command presser performance

Big news for Team Canada. Executive director Steve Yzerman and coach Mike Babcock held a joint press conference after Canada's 3-0, gold-medal-winning victory on Sunday, and they both dropped verbal bombs at the end--with Yzerman stating that he won't return as executive director at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang South Korea:

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A sign the nhl is pulling a plug on the Olympics?

Posted by SlimChance on 02/23/14 at 11:23 AM ET

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I think it’s a sign that Stevie’s going out on top—twice.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/23/14 at 11:26 AM ET

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One thing is for sure:  Babcock will be asked to coach the next Canadian Olympic team.

Posted by w2j2 on 02/23/14 at 11:40 AM ET

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Is video of this press conference available anywhere?  So far I haven’t found it.

Posted by BobTheZee on 02/23/14 at 04:17 PM ET

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George,

I’ll be your friend if you post a link to Babcock’s press conference.

  —alwaysaurie.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 02/23/14 at 09:59 PM ET

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So… I’m thinking Babcock’s going to start getting ripped again for being a bad coach in what, two or three weeks tops?

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/23/14 at 10:23 PM ET

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Presser not up yet,  Paul and I have looked. We want to see it too!

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/23/14 at 11:10 PM ET

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So… I’m thinking Babcock’s going to start getting ripped again for being a bad coach in what, two or three weeks tops?

Someone already questioned his decision to sit Subban TODAY.  Like, within two to three hours of the game TODAY.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/23/14 at 11:12 PM ET

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Someone already questioned his decision to sit Subban TODAY.  Like, within two to three hours of the game TODAY.

Oh boy.  Back to back golds buys you around 7000 seconds.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/24/14 at 05:04 AM ET

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