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    Would you bring back Babcock?

    I think the way this ended in Toronto has likely put a massive jolt of shock and anger into Babs and his ego. Especially considering his firing was from the self proclaimed "epicenter of hockey" in Canada. I mean, he's probably thinking "after multiple gold medals...this is how you treat a national hero??" I know the Leafs are an NHL organization, but the town of Toronto (which is tied to the hip with the Leafs) is where most of the shots are called in terms of hockey in Canada and the NHL. I could see him seeking a little revenge on many in the town of Toronto and many within the Leafs organization. I don't see him taking a year or more off to evaluate and look for the right opportunity...I think he's pissed and now on a mission to prove to Toronto that they made a big mistake. As far as Commodore's comments when he was fired...kind of lame. We get it dude, you didn't like your boss and thought you didn't get a fair shake or weren't treated right. I got news for you dude...welcome to the club. Bosses can totally suck. But do you have to kick a guy like you did when he's down (and not just kick...I mean top rope to the head with a lot of very personal insults about Babs as a person). What he said may be okay if there is that much bad blood between the two (I don't think anyone knows the true details of what happened)? I guess.... But on the day he got fired to publicly state that he's a "terrible human being" and "selfish pr#@*" is a little strong. Low class.
  2. Agree. Hard to watch Howard go through this. Can't determine in my mind if it's him and his ability at this point in his career, if it's totally on our D and support they are giving him, or has losing and this team just put him into a major "funk" and only a change of scenery could bring him back to the level he once was. I totally understand that a bad defense and bad goal tending aren't mutually exclusive. A bad D corps can sometimes make even great goalies look bad. But Jimmy has had a lot of goals get by him this year in which he should have made the save. I just know that the days of Jimmy being super hyped and a staple of this organization are gone.
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    Blash replacement story

    I have a feeling that many, many in this organization are going to feel the wrath of Stevie this season. By "wrath", I mean gone. Per this thread, this organization is broken or weak in almost every aspect - top to bottom. IMO -Stevie is a winner and he won't simply watch this season go down the road it has been going. I know he's preached patience, and rebuilding "will take time", but if I were with the Wings organization, my head would be on a swivel. This guy hates to lose, and not only hates to lose, the Wings are embarrassing (for Wings and Wings fans standards)...this just isn't going to fly for long. I've said it before, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see some major player, coach, and front office moves this year. Likely some player moves that are surprising as we believed said player was a part of our "core" or future. More specifically, and not saying I'd be against this move, but many Wings fans I've talked to believe AA is a part of our "core" and future. Not sure if agree with that but If rumors are true about AA and him having a bit of an attitude and "me first" mentality....HE GONE!
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    Truculence and the Red Wings

    "Keep the flies off" - Babs
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    What's worse than this team?

    Road construction in Michigan Close 2nd: The Masked Singer on Fox (TV) Panel of Judges wondering who the masked person is: Who could it be!!?? Bill Gates?? Lebron James?? Elon Musk?? Taylor Swift?? Tom Cruise???? Reveal: Ohhhh, it's Kato Kaelin!!!! Former OJ Simpson house guest that nobody has heard from in 20 years! We were so close!!
  6. Trippy music never gets old. Whooaa....I'm freakin out over here. Send help!!!
  7. Agreed. Also, my gut tells me Stevie will be really active at the trade deadline. Wouldn't be shocked to see him pulls a major move(s) that involve guys that we assumed we were definitely core to our future.
  8. Can we at least pretend that we have a slight chance of making the playoffs at least until....December?? We're not even out of October and this looks really bad and hope already lost....this is ugly. So, it was a great 2019-2020 season for three weeks. Who is under the most pressure in the Wings organization?: The LCA promotions team. Can't wait to see what ridiculousness they conjure up to fill seats come February. Free iPhone night?? Celebrating the "Roarin 1920's"?? Roller Skate Night - (fans encourage to attend game wearing roller skates)?? LSD Night?? Celebrating Michigan Marine Life Night?? This will actually be the "game within the game". This should be fun.
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    Big E Appreciation Thread

    Why the hasty decision on him?? He was just starting to peak
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    "No bed bugs at Doral"
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    GDT 9/17 - Blackhawks at Red Wings 730 EST

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    Reddit red wings thread

    Is this some sort of new radical therapy?
  13. What?? Hot-n-Ready Pizza's aren't good enough for them?? Live by the sword...die by the sword.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    We were the 4th worst team in the league last year. I hate to say this as I'm usually pro "accumulate talent based on priority of needs"...but we need major help in every area. Offense, defense, goal-scorers, shut down D, offensive D, puck movers, ....you name it and we pretty much need it. I'd lean towards best available talent with the best contract terms for the Wings and our 3-5 year roadmap. We could debate the bigger wants/needs for months, and maybe Stevie and the Wings brass have a better idea of what gaps to fill first, but the reality is that we need a lot on both ends of the ice. Just my $.02
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    Zadina Says It

    Nice!! The ol' "I'm not very good at my current position, but believe I could be super successful if I took a promotion to a higher position". 60% of the time, that argument works every time!
  16. I see you point but IMO highly, highly unlikely Kronner ends up in GR. A couple of reasons I have this opinion: GM's (just not our previous loyal Kenny, but most GM's) don't do this to veteran guys who are going on their 16th season with the team and have played a integral part in winning Stanley Cups. They find other options for them if they don't believe he can contribute on the NHL level. Also, from Kronners perspective, I think his pride would not allow this to happen at all costs. I think he'd have a talk with Stevie about hanging them up or options on a graceful way out. And I wouldn't blame him a dam bit.
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    "The Russian 5" Documentary

    Watched it (finally) last night. Really, really good. A lot of good insight into how tight that team was off the ice. Loved it when Mac explained the difference between a sucker punch and getting cold cocked. Hilarious. If I had one very minor "I would have liked more" from this, I would have liked to have more insight from Stevie on his perspective as the Captain and how he dealt with their style of play, speaking very little (if at all) English when they first arrived and how this effected how they communicated, how he dealt with the perception among the other teammates that "Russians were bad for NHL hockey", etc. However, top to bottom a outstanding film. Yes! I definitely got the impression that Kozlov had a major edge to him.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    My buddy just texted me: If we could sign him for super cheap $$, do I think we should sign Phaneuf for a 1 year (2 max) to stabilize our D and provide some leadership until we're able to bolster our D via GR, draft, and trades? My one word response back to his very long text was "NO"
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    Maybe. As said by Jonas I don't remember hearing anything at all publicly about this. IMO-Hard to think that Holland could have blocked anything from the owner of the team and a guy as hands-on as Illitch. What leverage would Holland have and why would Illitch even need his approval to do what we wanted to do?
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    Kinda dumb piece. It's like documenting the collapse of your washing machine. So great at first, but WHAT!!!!....after 20 years it breaks????! Preposterous!!! Moving on.
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    Signed: Finnish Defenseman Oliwer Kaski

    This Highlight reel (and most in general) of young players are awesome. Two minutes of them high fiving their teammates, replaying every highlight three times...each time in even slower motion. I need one of these!! Me making a sweet transfer of leaves into the yard bag, me loading the dishwasher with supreme efficiency, pulling up close enough to the drive through ATM machine so I don't have to "superman" out of the window, etc. I could easily fill a....3 minute highlight reel.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Totally agree. Had to be tough for him and he's handling it with pure class.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Heard Holland on the radio this morning. Today, he sounded like the whole notion of him being the architect and making the Stevie Y thing happen was posturing and BS. Paraphrasing, but he made a comment along the lines of: The Ilitches made it clear that this was a distinct possibility (bringing Stevie in as GM), with this being a possibility he felt it was time for time to step aside, and the Illitches made him a fantastic offer. A few weeks ago when the announcement was made, there was some press hype that this was Kenny idea from the start, and he was proactive in making this happen and was pushing for this to become a reality. IMO-Didn't sound that way this morning and I sensed in his voice that he wasn't jumping for joy throughout this whole process. Probably really happy for Steve and wishes him and the Wings the best, but I think the press MAY have gotten out of their lane a bit on reporting this.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Since Edmonton seems to have miraculous "luck" with landing the 1st overall pick, Kenny may finally find himself in the rare position of getting THE top prospect to build the Oilers. That would be new and interesting to watch unfold in the sense of player pick and said players development. Another topic for another day:....how the Heck does the Oil land so many 1st overall picks? Canadian Hockey Elite Conspiracy? Next question: with such top end talent coming in, shouldn't it be a punishable by law that they've been pretty much garbage (except for 2016-2017) for such a long time. I don't get it.
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    Is Mike Babcock overrated?

    Yeah, overrated in regards to what they are paying him for sure. If I had my pick, there would likely be two current coaches who I'd take over Babs. However, what happened to the Leafs/Babs last night I believe more a testament to how awesome the NHL Playoff's are and what a massive grind and accomplishment it is to win The Cup. The "second season" is a bit cliche, but it's soo true and what makes the playoffs compelling even in the 1st round. Compared to some other pro sports like the NBA, the 1st round is really a formality (e.g. see Piston's basketball). With the NHL, you never freakin know and "upsets" happen every single year. Crazy...but awesome. Babs will have a tough summer and likely a tough road ahead in Toronto indefinitely until he either gets them The Cup or deep (like game 7 of the SCF deep). He'll bear the brunt from of an old saying he saw here daily in Detroit: "To whom much is given, much is expected".