You may take this Tweet from 97.1 the Ticket’s Jeff Riger for what you will:
Babcock on Det bad attendance “the thing about being good as long as we were is u sacrifice part of your future-but thats what the fans want at the time don’t ever kid yourself, somebody has to stand there & take the bullets while u rebuild it & thats what they’re doing right now
— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) October 11, 2018
The coach was part of the group agreeing to sacrifice part of his future, and then he left.
Update: Now, with video…
Babcock on Red Wings’ small crowds after mortgaging future to chase Cups: “Thats what the fans want at the time, don’t ever kid yourself…” pic.twitter.com/P3yj3e2WLI
— Will Burchfield (@burchie_kid) October 11, 2018
Mike Babcock commented on the Red Wings rebuild today.
“Someone’s gotta stay, stand there, and take the bullets while you rebuild it.” pic.twitter.com/OZBibAt8z8
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 11, 2018