Babcock seemed to draw some warranted hate from some players and fueded with several. Mike Comadore comes to mind and is well documented. A not so widely known mutual dislike was with Ian White. Some have said that that happened when he flirted with Babcock's daughter.......(I have no reference on how old she was). Does any one have any knowledge on this?
There are players who hate him for sure. Scotty Bowman made some guys miserable. It’s a different day with players “opening the curtain”. I honestly don’t care about any of it. He is a very bright coach and an asset. He’s also very polarizing. May soften up like Tortarella did. You never know