Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings have officially added Tony Granato as an assistant coach.
The addition comes after both assistants, Tom Renney and Bill Peters, decided to leave for different positions.
Granato told Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press that after making the decision to come to Detroit, people have been sending him the photo of him and Mike Babcock arguing in 2008.
Here is the video of the exchange:
The argument was about Colorado Avalanche forward Ian Laperriere's hit on Nicklas Lidstrom, when Granato was an assistant for the Avalanche. Babcock sent out Aaron Downey to stick up for Lidstrom, and fought Laperriere twice in the game.
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