Mike Babcock: The NHL’s Best Coach is Having His Greatest Season Ever

March 27th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »

You can never tell if the great hockey coach is winning or losing.

When he stands behind the bench, he always looks as if he’s trying to remember if he left the stove on—while also having to go to the bathroom.

His team could be ahead by three goals or down by two. You'd never know.

If he didn’t make a mint in hockey, Scotty Bowman could have fleeced all comers in a game of poker. Scotty didn’t smile, Scotty didn’t grin. Scotty didn’t scowl, Scotty didn’t wince.

Bowman, a legendary coach with so many Stanley Cup rings on his fingers that his hands are their own brass knuckles, had a lockjaw and the posture of a British Beefeater. It could be Game 7 of the Cup Finals and with Bowman, you’d find more emotion on a frog.

This is because Scotty’s games were played in his head while his ...

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