Yes, I would trust this much more than someone saying "a buddy of mine said" without having specifics on where it's coming from. Without sighting sources, that's as good as me saying that a buddy of mine told me that ex-players are bad mouthing Babs for his penchant for wearing a pink tutu & tiara in the locker room before games.
I think these CBC player polls tell you all you need to know about Babcock:
Which coach would you most like to play for?
Which coach is the most demanding?
18% said they'd most like to play for Babcock. That was second to only Bylsma who had 21% of the votes.
In the next poll, 24% said Babcock demands the most from his players, second to Tortorella, who had 28% of the votes.
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