Video: Emotional Babcock says good-bye to Detroit

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That was former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, talking today about his decision to leave Detroit for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

As you can see, things got a bit emotional.

“It’s been real special, to say the least,” Babcock said, per the Detroit Free Press. “The Ilitches afforded my family to grow up here. To let my kids finish high school here. I’m emotionally involved with the franchise and the city and the people. It gives me great pride for what we were able to accomplish in my 10 years here.”

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