Former NHLer Drops Another Major Accusation Against Mike Babcock

Published September 13, 2023 at 10:44
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
Mike Babcock is once again in the middle of a major controversy. Only months after making his comeback in the NHL, he's already under the spotlight for the bad reasons.

A Major Controversy



Yesterday, a story reported by Paul Bissonnette on Spittin' Chiclets made headlines. He said that Babcock asked to go through his players phone to look at pictures.

The Blue Jackets, Babcock and the player later made a statement, saying that no boundaries were crossed:


"Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach Mike Babcock and center Boone Jenner released the following statements regarding comments made earlier today on a hockey podcast.

"While meeting with our players and staff I asked them to share, off their phones, family pictures as part of the process of getting to know them better. There was absolutely nothing more to it than that.

The way this was portrayed on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast was a gross misrepresentation of those meetings and extremely offensive.

These meetings have been very important and beneficial, not only for me but for our players and staff as well, and to have them depicted like this is irresponsible and completely inaccurate." - Mike Babcock

«While meeting with Babs he asked me about my family and where I'm from, my upcoming wedding and hockey-related stuff. He then asked if I had pictures of my family and I was happy to share some with him. He showed me pictures of his family.

"I thought it was a great first meeting and good way for us to start to build a relationship. To have this blown out of proportion is truly disappointing.» - Boone Jenner"

However, Bissonnette later added:

"Tell Babs to knock off the bullshit. Enough with putting guys on the spot in the coaches room asking them to link their phones up to airplay mode and grilling them. I've had tons of players confirm it. Smarten the fuck up Babs. Shove your statement up his ass."

This looked like the end of the chapter, but something else happened recently.

Another Accusation



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Many players used the opportunity to criticize Babcock, but some wild accusations also came out.

Mike Commordore, a former NHLer, played for a little while under Babcock in Detroit, and he didn't mince his words.

"Mike Commodore (@mwc22) calls #Jackets head coach Mike Babcock, a "pervert" 😳

Commodore, 43, played 484 games in the NHL from 2000-2012, including 17-games for Detroit, under Mike Babcock in 2011-2012."

If he is indeed a pervert, more stories should come to light in a near future, and the coach will need to explain himself.

He said he's a changed man, but his reputation may be hard to wash away.


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