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Babcock Watch: Weighing Red Wings coach's options (The Associated Press)

From San Jose to Philadelphia, Mike Babcock has no shortage of NHL coaching options after the Detroit Red Wings granted him permission to speak to other teams. Buffalo and Toronto are in the mix. So could be Edmonton, where the focus of attention is already turning with the anticipated arrival of center Connor McDavid in next month’s draft. While the 52-year-old weighs his prospects, the NHL coaching carousel has not budged with a number of candidates available, including: Todd McLellan, Dan Bylsma, Peter DeBoer and Randy Carlyle.