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DETROIT Mike Babcock insisted being a lame duck coach next season for the Detroit Red Wings would not be a problem for him.

Babcock has one year left on his contract, and told reporters on Tuesday that getting a new deal nike mercurial superfly this offseason is not a priority.

“When you’re at the stage of my career that I am, I’m real comfortable with whatever they want,” he said. “I want them to be happy. If they’re not happy, then I’m not happy.

“I can go year to year.”

Babcock finished his ninth season as Detroit’s coach on Saturday at Boston, where the Bruins eliminated the Red Wings in Game 5 of their first round series. He has won a franchise record 415 games, a Stanley Cup and a pair of conference nike mercurial superfly championships. He led Canada to a second straight Olympic gold medal earlier this year.

“If you put down a list of the best coaches in the National Hockey League, he’s on that short list,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said.

Holland said he has not begun talking to Babcock about negotiating a long term deal.

The Red Wings have Holland under contract for one more year with a team option for another year, and he is “assuming” to have talks with ownership about his future with the franchise this summer. Detroit’s decision makers will also have some other topics to ponder, heading into the NHL draft in June and free agency in July.

Daniel Alfredsson might be the only unrestricted free agent the team wants to re sign. The 41 year old forward chose to chase a Stanley Cup with a one year deal after spending his entire career with the Ottawa Senators. Alfredsson, though, is not sure if he wants to return or retire.

“It’s going to be at least a few weeks,” he said. “You need time to get away from it. I’ll talk to Kenny and Babcock later this week. Both sides want to know what the other side is thinking.”

Unrestricted free agents David Legwand, Dan Cleary, Mikael Samuelsson, Jonas Gustavsson, Kyle Quincey and Todd Bert nike mercurial superfly uzzi may have to continue their careers elsewhere. The 39 year old Bertuzzi said he definitely does not want to retire if Detroit decides to let him hit the market.

“I’d like to keep playing,” he said. “I still feel like I can contribute.”

The Red Wings are counting on their two stars, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, to contribute more than they did during injury shortened seasons. Zetterberg expects to return 100 percent healthy after having back surgery two months ago. Datsyuk said he will soon find out if he needs to have surgery on his left knee.

“A healthy Pav and Z makes everyone else score more,” Babcock said. “Z came back for two games (in the playoffs) and suddenly we have a power play. We didn’t have a power play till that. To me those nike mercurial superfly are the guys capable if healthy that can make everyone else around them better.”

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MINNEAPOLIS With bags under their eyes as big as the ones they had to pack for a rugged five game road trip, the weary Memphis Grizzlies trudged into Target Center knowing they had one more fight before they could get back to the comforts of home.

The Minnesota Timberwolves gave them all of that and more and sent the Grizzlies packing with a costly defeat.

Ricky Rubio had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who are trying to play spoiler down the stretch of what has been a disappointing season.

“We wanted to find some sense of motivation and that’s what we found tonight,” Love said. “We just wanted to knock off a team that is fighting right now.”

Marc Gasol had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Grizzlies. But Zach Randolph had just four points on 1 for 8 shooting and Memphis dropped a game that coach Dave Joerger called a must win before tipoff.

The Grizzlies (44 31) entered in seventh place in the jam packed Western Conference, but with Phoenix (44 30) and Da nike mercurial superfly llas (44 31) all in the mix for the last two spots.

“”We were just kind of running in mud the whole night,” Joerger said. “You’re going to have games like that, where you’re very heavy legged. We’ve been playing with a playoff focus. Each game has meant so much since like Christmas. You’re starting to see the effects of it now.”

Ronny Turiaf had 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks in his first game since Feb. 19 and the Timberwolves shot 53 per cent despite missing Nikola Pekovic with a sore right ankle.

The Grizzlies were a tired bunch when they arrived in Minnesota after splitting the first four games of the road trip. With three teams essentially fighting for two spots, they just do nike mercurial superfly n’t have time to be tired right now.

The Wolves led by seven at halftime, and Rubio attacked Memphis right out of the second half gates. He had six points, a steal and an assist in the first 4 minutes and nike mercurial superfly kept the pressure coming. He drew three fouls on Conley to force him to the bench midway through the period, hit a 3 pointer and fired a 50 foot outlet pass to Kevin Martin for a layup during a flurry that helped build an 18 point lead.

Rubio left the game briefly with a sprained left ankle after a spill under the basket, but the damage was already done. A 12 2 run in the fourth pushed Minnesota’s lead to 100 80 with 3 minutes to go.

“Everybody else has something on the line,” Wolves coach Rick Ad nike mercurial superfly elman said. “So we want to go out and play as well as we can and spoil it for them and see if we can’t be a factor in it.”

Randolph, Conley and Tayshaun Prince combined to shoot 7 for 32 and the Grizzlies gave in to a team that appeared to have given up on this season after falling out of contention in the hyper competitive West. Randolph finished with single digits in scoring for just the fourth time this season and first since Jan. 15.

The Grizzlies now return home to face the Nuggets before going to San Antonio and hosting Miami in a tough three game stretch. The Suns get the Clippers, Trail Blazers and Thunder this week while the Mavericks start a four game road trip.

“You’ve got to put this one behind us,” Randolph said. “We’ve just got to forget about it. We know this ain’t us. We know we can play better.”

NOTES: Wolves C Gorgui Dieng had eight points and nine rebounds and received a big ovation before the game when it was announced that he was named Western Conference rookie of the month. . Memphis F Jon Leuer, a Minnesota native, finished with four points in 3 minutes. . The Grizzlies only turned the ball over 11 times, but it led to 19 points for Minnesota.