Aye. People sometimes forget that players often detested Bowman, even if they still did respect him.
Absolutely. The best coaches are the hardest to work with but the most rewarding because they know what they're doing. Julien, Hitchcock, and Babcock...isn't the famous quote about Bowman, "you hated the guy 364 days of the year and on the 365th day you received the Stanley cup."?
Babcock's a very smart man whom has a degree in sports psychology. He knows how to use it.