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Chris Chelios: Red Wings' Mike Babcock Verbally Assaulted Johan Franzen in 2012

Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios went on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast (h/t Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News) and said ex-Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock "verbally assaulted" forward Johan Franzen in 2012 to the point where the left wing had a nervous breakdown.

Chelios said:

“Some of the things he (Babcock) said to him (Franzen) on the bench, I don’t know what he said to him behind closed doors one-on-one, but he blatantly verbally assaulted him during the game on the bench.