Found this on detnews.com this morning about the "Nightmare" being sat as a healthy scratch last night against Vancouver.
I'm guessing that by "fired up to come back", Babbles meant "very angry about sitting". I suppose this is Uncle Mike trying to inspire Helm. He called out Zetterberg the other day in the media, and Z has responded by going on a tear as of late, despite the team struggling.
Helm had this to say:
Babcock agrees that Helm hasn't been "bad", but not living up to expectations...
"Helmer's been fine. He's not at the level I am used to having him, but there's a lot of guys that could be accused of that."
I think that's called "the play-off gear" that you're used to, Mike. Remember, Helm is yet to register a regular season goal up to this point in his career. We know that Babcock holds him in high regard...he wanted him on the team full time (Kenny said 'no'). We just have to continue to be patient and hope that Mike's mindgames gets the kid going tomorrow.