NHL: Babcock out as Columbus coach amid investigation



The Gazette, Colorado Springs



Mike Babcock, the coach with a Stanley Cup title and two Olympic gold medals on his resume, has lost his last two jobs. Last time, it was for losing too many games. This time, it was for his interactions with players that followed a disturbing pattern of past behavior. Babcock resigned as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday after just two months on the job, less than a week after his requests for personal photos from players in a bonding effort drew criticism as too invasive. The team announced Babcock’s abrupt departure in the aftermath of an investigation by the NHL Players’ Association.