What a last two weeks it's been in the world of hockey.
After the Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock, it seemed to set off a domino effect and some accusations, some proven, have been made against various coaches at various levels of hockey.
The latest is former Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen who made some strong comments about Babcock.
Franzen speaking up comes after Chris Chelios revealed that Babcock would verbally assault Franzen constantly, one time so badly it lead to Franzen having a breakdown.
“Some of the things (Babcock) said to him 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,” Chelios said. “It got to the point where poor Johan -- no one really knew he was suffering with the concussion thing and the depression thing -- he just broke down and had a nervous breakdown, not only on the bench but after the game in one of the rooms in Nashville."
"That was probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen."
Franzen's follow up is chilling.
“But he is also a terrible human being, the worst person I have ever met. A bully who just came at people, it could be the cleaners in the arena in Detroit or whoever. He attacked people just because.”
"I get chills when I think about. That thing against Nashville in the playoffs. It was rough, scary and shocking. But that was just one of a hundred things he did. Just the tip of the iceberg”
"As a coach he is extremely accurate and prepared. He is very good at putting together a system and get everyone on it. That is his strong side.”
”He attacked other players first. The nice players. Those who does not say much. When they disappeared his energy went over to me and I got my run. It was verbal attacks, he said horrible things."
"I was scared to be in the arena from 2011 and forward. I only focused on getting up in the morning.”
”He was a specialist on handling the media. He creates teams that are hard to bet, you can’t take that from him. But he makes his players very anxious, they are scared to make mistakes and his teams seldom make it past the first round”