Friday, July 08, 2005

Dave Lewis Out

The Wings are holding a press conference 11 am this morning at Joe Louis Arena, where Ken Holland will announce that Dave Lewis will not be re-signed. And all signs point to bringing in Mike Babcock, 42, with a multi-year deal - the announcement expected by Monday. Mitch Albom, of the Free Press, chimes in that Lewis is a nice guy, but has been here too long. George Sipple, also of the Free Press, gives his scouting report on Babcock's style. UPDATE 11:45 am It's official. Holland:
"He was obviously very disappointed, but I also think he understood...I have had conversations with Mike Babcock and his adviser over the past week. He is not hired. I exect to have further conversations with him and/or his adviser. I have other people in mind that I have not talked to."
DetNews: "Lewis was mulling an offer to remain with the Wings as a pro scout. It's unclear what the fate of Smith and assistant Joe Kocur will be." More later...


Post a Comment

Bookmark this post On the Wings

Search this site

<< Home

[Powered by Blogger]