Mike Babcock: Extremely inspirational, expects everyone to be open with the media


Wow, has Mike Babcock got a way with words. The way that last quote ends - yeah, I'd run through a wall for him.

Then, of course, there's the expectation to be open with the media, no matter what. You may remember Babcock himself literally closed the door on 24/7 back when he was with the Red Wings getting set to face the Leafs, though.

Not to mention Phil Kessel's refusal to talk to the media. The Kessel trade rumours aren't going to go away until he actually does go, but what if he ends up staying in Toronto? Randy Carlyle already said something similar. Will this openness really end up happening? We'll find out in a few months.