REPORT: Mike Babcock's NHL Career In Danger After Major Allegations

Published September 12, 2023 at 1:21 PM

Mike Babcock, the head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, is once again facing controversy, a pattern that has followed him throughout his career.

Babcock's Troubled Past

Mike Babcock was previously fired from his coaching job with the Toronto Maple Leafs due to allegations of mistreating players, notably Mitch Marner. After leaving the NHL, he took a coaching position at the University of Saskatchewan, claiming to have learned from his past mistakes.

However, his recent return to the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets has raised concerns about his behavior.

New Allegations Emerge

In a recent Spittin Chiclets Podcast episode, co-host Paul Bissonnette revealed troubling incidents involving Babcock since he joined the Columbus Blue Jackets.

According to Bissonnette, a player reported that Babcock, shortly after his arrival in Columbus, insisted on examining Boone Jenner's phone, who is the team's captain. Babcock specifically wanted to see the photos on Jenner's phone, which many found invasive and questionable.

This is outrageous. I get a text from a player. He goes, 'Have you heard what Babcock is up to again?' And I'm like, 'No.' So he gets to Columbus, and one of the first things he does is he calls in Boone Jenner, the captain of the team, and he says, 'Let me see the photos in your phone. I want to know the type of person you are.' What the hell is going on with that? Is that even legal? It feels like it's totally illegal. Come on the podcast to grill him about his antics as a head coach. Like, worry about the forecheck. Worry about your personnel. Worry about getting the power play humming at an alarming rate so you might have a slim chance of sneaking in a wild card spot."

These allegations have sparked outrage, and people are eager to hear Babcock's side of the story.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Reaction

The Columbus Blue Jackets are aware of these allegations and are currently investigating.

#CBJ are aware of these allegations and looking into them. No official response yet.
Babcock and Jenner have not immediately responded to requests seeking comment.

If these allegations are proven true, it could have serious consequences for Mike Babcock's coaching career. It might lead to his dismissal from the Columbus Blue Jackets, which would be a significant setback for the team, especially coming just weeks before the new season begins.

Given Babcock's history of misconduct, it's crucial that appropriate actions are taken if he is found guilty. This story will likely be a major topic of discussion in the coming weeks as fans and experts closely follow the developments.

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