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Red Wings lock in coach Mike Babcock

Updated: October 11, 2010, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Mike Babcock could've chosen to be a free agent next summer, shopping a coaching resume that includes a Stanley Cup and Olympic gold to the highest bidders.

The Detroit Red Wings didn't want to let Babcock go and he and his family wanted to stay. On Monday, Babcock signed a four-year extension that seems like a win for everyone.

"I'm a big believer that the grass isn't always greener, you just need to use fertilizer and water where you're at," Babcock told The Associated ...

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