Blash Forward: Red Wings to Name New Coach Tuesday.

Wings call news conference to introduce Jeff Blashill as Mike Babcock’s successor.

The Detroit Red Wings are expected to name Jeff Blashill as their new head coach at an 11 am news conference Tuesday. Blashill will succeed Mike Babcock, who took the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ head coaching job last month. WDET Detroit Today producer and sports journalist Art Regner tells Pat Batcheller that this is a homecoming for Blashill, who was born in Metro Detroit and grew up in northern Michigan.



  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.