So, what was coach Mike Babcock’s take on the verbal altercation between Jim Schwartz and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh?
Babcock asked reporters at Monday’s Wings’ practice first, looking interested in the matter himself. A little later the reporters asked Babcock, who wanted to know more details before forming a stronger opinion.
“No. 1, we (NHL coaches) don’t shake anybody’s hands after the game in this business, unless it’s at the end of the year, so we don’t have to deal with that scenario,” Babcock said. “I guess they do it in college (foot)ball and pro (foot)ball. This one obviously got carried away.
“I wasn’t involved, so I don’t know what happened, whether the guys know each other or anything about it, so it’s hard for me to comment.”
But Babcock does believe the Lions have a challenge going forward.
“The real thing for the Lions now is anytime you have a setback, it’s a little adversity and adversity makes you better if you embrace it,” Babcock said. “It’s a good opportunity for them to get better.”