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  1. rwing

    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Now now let’s not exaggerate. It’s only a few million. I have no evidence on my opinions of Blashill other than my experience with clueless bosses and he sounds like all of them morphed into a hockey coach. I hope he is not detrimental to the kids, but heck, most of them can’t get a spot on this bench anyway. FYI I find it depressing so few people are on here. It used to be a very crowded place. I suppose this marks most of you as true fans. I may complain, but I can’t let go. Even the Lions...
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    No evidence at all your honor. I withdraw my post until further evidence is aquired.
  3. rwing

    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    On a somewhat serious note on topic, I may not know anything, but I strongly suspect that Blashill and his lack of strategy or consistency is hurting the development of our younger players. With a few promising rookies possibly starting this year, my hopes are replaced by bitter cynicism that no matter how well they play, coach will screw it all up with mindless knee jerk line changes and more. I want to believe, but Blashill has certainly lost me. If you want to get a picture on how I see Blashill watch the old Bogart movie The Caine Mutiny. “Old yellow stain” is Blashill.
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    Abdelkader Needs To Go

    But wait a minute here. Abby always makes his line mates so much better. Recall how productive Datsyuk was playing with him. Abby has some special magic!
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    -RIP- Ray Emery drowns at 35 years old

    Awful. Remember when someone is drowning it isn’t like TV or the movies with thrashing around and yelling for help. It is often quite the opposite.
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    Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    What if we can get an ambidextrous forward? Hmmm? How about that!
  7. As a lad, my uncle Billy Bob used to tell me all sphincters heal in time. I think the only one that will end up in the rafters is Hank. Dats will be in the HOF, but not the roof. Federov's number would be nice to retire, but I just don't see him or Dats meeting the standard that's established there now with Yzerman and Lidstrom - skills, achievements, and leadership. I do think had Dats stayed out his contract, we might have a joint ceremony some day with both his and Hank's numbers going up. It would have been the perfect end to the twins (had someone played them together a bit more), but maybe I watch too many Spielberg movies.
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    Holland and Blashill expected to return

    I can add nothing to this, except I might talk to my doctor about taking antidepressants for next season...
  9. Weird isn’t it. So depressing. I stopped by to see commentary on the game. Really, what is left to be said. Wonder if the Ilitches ever check this out. Used to have a post every ten seconds in the old days...
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    Officially Eliminated

    Excellent point!
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    Officially Eliminated

    I'm not arguing with your prediction, but how how how how how can this happen, especially Blashill? Can someone tell me another team in any pro sport that sticks with a loser like this?
  12. With this win it is obvious the process worked after all. This team DOES have pride after all gosh darn it. All my doubting and criticism of Blashill was wrong. He showed me.
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    In his first move as Seattle GM hockey genius Ken Holland has made a bold move by bringing Dan Clearly out of retirement to lead the new team. Meanwhile Holland responded coyly when asked if he had been persuing talks with Mikael Samuelsson who is rumored to be interested in becoming the new teams slap shot accuracy coach. Said Holland whistfully, “Nobody could put the puck dead on the goalies jersey like Sammy.”
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Ok it seems they won’t fire Blashill until this cluster%[#^ of a season is over, but how about a compromise. Let him keep his job, but shut him the heck up. No more post game interviews with his empty, meaningless, pathetic babbling, tired cliches and excuses. You owe us that much Ilitch family!
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    Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    I hear you. Amen. I used to have so much pride and excitement in this team. Whenever I met hockey fans from other cities they would always speak highly of the Wings (even if they hated losing to them). I remember a guy from NY and avid Rangers fan telling me watching the wings and their awesome puck control was like watching a hockey video game. How cool is that? How about a power play that was at one time an almost sure goal? Or marveling at Datsyuk and Zetterberg and how they were picked so late in the draft... Or LIdstrom... sigh. I'm sure I'm not alone in all this, but I really don't know how to handle the current situation. Maybe I need to check out the five stages of grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance? I think I'm at depression, but won't hit acceptance until we fire Blashill and Holland.