Did you guys hear Ken Daniels quoting Babcock on Glenny:
"Other than Nick Lidstrom, Steve Yzerman, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Crosby, Toews, and Bergeron, Luke Gendening is the most competitive player I've ever coached."
I heard it that night, but I thought the quote was "...most dependable player." Either way, HUGE compliment.
I recorded the game and remembered it. He says this at 14:20 of the 2nd period. This is word for word.
"Mike Babcock got our attention today when he rated Glendening one his top 10 most competitive players he's ever coached.
I mean he's got Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg...talking about guys like Crosby and Toews.
Here's a kid who was a walk-on in college, undrafted in the NHL, 3rd/4th line minutes in the NHL and ranking right up there with those future hall of famers.
Just the names he said...Yzerman, Lidstrom, Crosby, Toews and Bergeron........and Glendening....."