YORKVILLE, ONTARIO — “Look what you did you little jerk”, Mike Babcock emphatically screams at his screen, paying special attention to Uncle Frank’s eyes as he watches that scene for the 11th time today.
As a Stanley Cup winning coach, Babcock knows that he will be in high demand once he decides to resume his coaching career and he understands the importance of keeping his skills honed. The average coach will just call you a little jerk but Babcock takes the time to really make you believe it. When players look in the mirror, he wants them saying ya I am a jerk.
As per the daily routine, after he has that scene down to his liking, he then goes straight to Home Alone 2 and begins work on the “get out of here you nosy little pervert or I’m going to slap you silly” scene.
When teams come calling for the next season, they can be sure there will be no rust and anything less than the a group of guys feeling shitty about themselves will be a lost season.