Quick Hits: Mike Babcock Talk

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Detroit Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson seeks more consistency in future | Detroit Free Press
When Ericsson is good, he is a very good player. But, he rarely manages to play at a high level on a consistent basis.

Red Wings Tomas Tatar, Tomas Jurco and Slovakia lose again at World Championship | MLive.com
Slovakia have not had a great showing at the World Championships.

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Americans secure quarterfinal spot with win over Slovenia at Worlds | ProHockeyTalk
The United States are 5-0-1 so far at the World Championships.

Babcock, Shanahan talk coaching position | TSN
Babcock spoke with the Leafs this weekend.

Report: Pittsburgh Penguins won't pursue Mike Babcock | USA Today
If this does not change over the course of the month, this is really good news for the Wings' chances at keeping Babcock. I do not think that the possibility for Mike Babcock of coaching Sidney Crosby was one to be taken lightly.

Top 2016 draft prospect Auston Matthews could play in Europe - CBSSports.com
It makes a lot of sense for Matthews to play in Europe for at least one season. He will play against much stronger competition than the CHL or NCAA can offer him, and he will be able to earn quite a bit of money at the same time.

Canada clinches Group A top spot at World Hockey Championship | ProHockeyTalk
Canada beat Switzerland 7-2 yesterday.

30 Thoughts: Top 3 contenders for Mike Babcock - Sportsnet.ca
Elliotte Friedman thinks that Detroit, Buffalo, and Philadelphia are the top three destinations for Mike Babcock. I would agree with that except that I would swap Buffalo with Edmonton. That said, it seems like the Oilers are close to agreeing to a deal with Todd McLellan.

Seattle city council wants to pull public funds from proposed arena - CBSSports.com
The chances of Seattle having an NHL team just took a major blow.

Report: Bruins’ Svedberg signs one-year deal in KHL | ProHockeyTalk
The Swedish goaltender played 18 games for the Bruins this season.

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