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  1. Bylsma and Hitchcock are experienced coaches but they arent close to the level Babcock is. I dont want Holland to go out and get a sh*ttier coach now. If that was the plan, I am going to be pissed off because I know the Wings could afford to match the same offer babs took in Toronto. Neither Bylsma or Hitchcock are going to get any more out of the current players we have on the roster than Babs did. Blashill is an up and comer. Just like a lot of the players on this team. They are young guys who have a really bright future, like Blashill. Blashill has the chance to be the next great for the Wings. He has a relationship with more than half of the current players and knows what he has coming up as well. The transition for Blashill may even be quicker than that of a completely different coach with a different style no matter how many years of experience they have. If Blash turns into a top NHL coach, which it looks as though he definitely could, he will never leave the Wings and we will continue to be great for years to come. Bowman came to Detroit and instilled a style of hockey that molded this franchise into one of the best in all of sports. Babcock held the torch for 10 years and kept the Winged Wheel tradition and mentality alive. It is time to hand it to Blashill, not settle for a mediocre coach and continue to tread water for another 5 years.
  2. All of a sudden the Leafs became more hated for me than the Blackhawks. I still cant wait until we bring Yzerman home to run the show. Sad day as a Red Wings fan. I really like Babcock and now he is my least favorite coach in history. He looked pretty disinterested in game 5-7 against the Lightning. Bring on Blash!
  3. Legwand didnt help us get into the playoffs. He made no difference and if anything, costed us the production of someone else who may have contributed a goal or 2 once in a while. If you asked me at the deadline if we would give up just the 2nd round pick or just Jankrok I would have laughed. Holland made this trade so he wouldnt be the GM who ended the playoff streak. We got as fleeced as the Caps did when they traded Forsberg to the Preds for Erat. Erat had like 1 goal all season lol and they dished him.
  4. Goodness Iginla got absolutely owned in that fight. Rinaldo landed like 4-5 right in the mouth. The punch that brought Iginla to his knees was clean as ever. Love it. Funny thing is, Iginla thought we was going to punk Rinaldo out right after they got up and then Rinaldo started skating towards him and Iginla looked to be having second thoughts. Those were some of the cleanest landed punches I have seen in a hockey fight this year.
  5. When we return Hank and Pav, we will add our two best to a team that has been playing great and young guys who have stepped up their game. Our players will no longer be waiting on Hank or Pav to score all game long. Nyquist might be one of the next greats for Detroit and hope that he continues his play when they come back. Alfy, Nyquist, Hank, Pav, Helm, Franzen all healthy??? Who wants to draw them in the 1st round of the playoffs? Crickets...
  6. What do you guys think about this: Quincey, Jurco, 1st and 3rd pick Subban I believe that that would be fair for both sides and would give us a star young defenseman that would fill the "top 4" role. Sounds like him and Therein are not getting along.
  7. Thanks guys... Any moves before next weds? On one hand I want holland to try and make a move or two but not if it includes Tartar, Nyquist, Jurco or Mantha. Also dont really want to lose our 1st round pick. Looks like Quincey could be on the block. Any chance we try and grab another 1st rounder for Quincey and another roster player or prospect?
  8. So is he just not as good as the guys in Grand Rapids yet or a better way to say it, not seasoned enough? He has been tearing it up with his junior team im pretty sure. Just crazy that a guy like Jones or McKinnon are that much farther ahead of him that they would be playing for their respective NHL teams and GR may not even need Mantha. thanks for the response
  9. Got a quick question for you guys that may know: When will Mantha be moved up to Grand Rapids? Is it next season? Seems like there are a lot of guys helping their NHL teams now but Mantha isnt even with the Griffins yet.