Mike Babcock is not one to show much, if any, emotion. Before Chris Osgood's first opportunity to win No. 400, Babcock was asked if he had a "warm, gooey spot," for Osgood getting his 400th win at home and responded by flat-out mocking the question. While he did finally give in to players' requests to allow Osgood a chance to win 400 in front of the home crowd, he's been very clear since then (two Osgood losses) that he's more worried about team wins than any personal milestones (which isn't blameworthy at all).â†µ
On Monday night in Colorado, after Niklas Kronwall netted the game-winner in OT to finally put Osgood's name on a list with just nine other NHL goalies, Babcock remained completely emotionless toward his goalie's achievement:â†µ
Yes, this is an onlooking Babcock on the bench as his team surrounded the 400-game winner. He's completely unphased and definitely without goo, which he pretty much exuded in his post-game press conference, as well.
Via Detroit News:
"Good for him. A couple of shots into the game it didn't look very good for him. But he made up his mind he'd had enough of this and he was going to find a way to win the game."â†µ
I guess when this is considered a smiling Babcock, the perma-stoic persona is the way to go.