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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to AtlantaHotWings in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    My question is why fire a coach that has you sitting on the bubble of a wild card and within 3 points of #1 in your division? Seems like I would be huddling with said coach asking what I as a GM can do to get us up and over that 3 points and get into the playoffs 
     
    Then replace him with Debeor who has been to the finals twice and lost both times(Shark,Devils).  I think there is a something going on in a major way behind the scenes.
    ESPN's take 
    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/28490076/gerard-gallant-firing-peter-deboer-hiring-vegas-golden-knights
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in Gallant fired - Deboer replaces him...   
    Hmmmm....something is off for me on Gallant and his coaching skills and performances vs his firings.  I get it and it definitely can be argued that he's a great vs. good vs. horrible coach.  But this just doesn't add up to me.  I understand the firing from Columbus, but FLA and Vegas don't add up to me.  He was the Jack Adams and The Hockey News/Scotty Bowman Award winner in 2018.  Yes Vegas was ousted in first round last year, but this was after making the SCF the previous year with a first year team, and in the mix to make the playoffs this year....seems like a pretty quick trigger finger to fire on Gallant.  So quick, it leads me to have the opinion that he's brings some sort of baggage with him.  Either being a pain in the @ss to work with or play for, or other off-ice issues.  I just don't buy that FLA and Vegas threw in the towel on him so quickly as he was having success to a certain extent.  I mean....FLA and Vegas were not total train wrecks in terms of records.  I just don't get it and wouldn't be surprised to hear down the road of some sort of off-ice baggage or very difficult to work with management style.    IMO
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from F.Michael in News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*   
    Agree.  I think Stevie is waiting till he has full understanding of who he can get and who he can't.  I don't see him rushing to pull the trigger on this.  IMO-He likely has a list of coaches in mind that he'd want, and as the season plays out, his "list" of guys he wants will shorten.  As the list gets smaller and smaller I would suspect the back-channel communications will start to happen with the short list coaches and their agents.  Basically this....100% off the record and will be denied if gone public, but Yzerman wants to have a very serious conversation with you about you being his bench boss in Detroit.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to F.Michael in News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*   
    I wouldn't have a problem with Laviolette - however me thinks Grand Master Y is waiting to see what develops in TB this spring.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in Your thoughts on Sergei Fedorov   
    Feds should have his number retired. Hart trophy, Stanley Cups, Hall of Fame. The guy honored his contracts. Never forced a trade. The whole "how he left" thing is stupid. He was an UFA. #raise91
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 12/17 - CRL GDT - Jackies @ Wingsys 4:30 PST   
    When he was speaking he was good. Very comfortable, not boring to listen to. But you could tell he was a newbie. Whenever John Keating was talking his gaze was darting around everywhere, and you could tell he was looking at the producer/coordinator behind the camera or whatever. Got keep those eyes on Keating or the camera Big Bert.
    That's prolly easy to work on and fix though. Hope he does more. I love to see new faces in the booth.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to chaps80 in 12/10 ( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮ GDT - Red Wings @ Jets - 8:00 PM ET   
    Well, that's how bad this team is. lol Players and Blash thought he did well, but any goalie stuck behind that D is gonna get lit up. Could have been worse. He may not improve the net sitch much, but I'd rather see him play instead of Bernier. We know what we have with Bernier. Who knows, The more Comrie plays, the better he may get. It is very hard to judge any goalie on this team with the mess were in, but it is what it is. Just start the kid, get Bernier some croissants and tell him to sit back and relax.
    Yeah i had read about that. The first goal that went in never should have either. An opposing player shouldn't get three whacks at a puck in the crease ffs.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in 12/10 ( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮ GDT - Red Wings @ Jets - 8:00 PM ET   
    Welcome to hell, Eric. Our D genuinely do not know how to D.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 12/10 ( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮ GDT - Red Wings @ Jets - 8:00 PM ET   
    During the 2nd Period of Tues game (can't remember the exact time during the period), we were getting swarmed by the Jets.  Just an onslaught of offense and our D was scrambling.  Right before the whistle blew there were 3 Wings standing directly outside of the crease in front of Comrie in essentially the form of a triangle...the other 2 Wings were chasing the puck around looking quite honestly a bit silly.  Once the whistle blew, you could see Comrie laying into the 3 guys in front of the net, you could tell he was saying something to the effect of stop standing around and screening me....go play D!!  Ugghh...it was hard to watch.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 12/10 ( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮ GDT - Red Wings @ Jets - 8:00 PM ET   
    During the 2nd Period of Tues game (can't remember the exact time during the period), we were getting swarmed by the Jets.  Just an onslaught of offense and our D was scrambling.  Right before the whistle blew there were 3 Wings standing directly outside of the crease in front of Comrie in essentially the form of a triangle...the other 2 Wings were chasing the puck around looking quite honestly a bit silly.  Once the whistle blew, you could see Comrie laying into the 3 guys in front of the net, you could tell he was saying something to the effect of stop standing around and screening me....go play D!!  Ugghh...it was hard to watch.
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 12/10 ( ︶︿︶)_╭∩╮ GDT - Red Wings @ Jets - 8:00 PM ET   
    During the 2nd Period of Tues game (can't remember the exact time during the period), we were getting swarmed by the Jets.  Just an onslaught of offense and our D was scrambling.  Right before the whistle blew there were 3 Wings standing directly outside of the crease in front of Comrie in essentially the form of a triangle...the other 2 Wings were chasing the puck around looking quite honestly a bit silly.  Once the whistle blew, you could see Comrie laying into the 3 guys in front of the net, you could tell he was saying something to the effect of stop standing around and screening me....go play D!!  Ugghh...it was hard to watch.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in LGW Upkeep   
    Admittedly, not all of my posts are winners. Most probably aren't. I definitely do the low-energy s***posting thing. And maybe that's something I should change, for the betterment of the community. Because it's probably fair to say we've got a bit of a chicken-egg thing going on, where, yeah, maybe the tongue-in-cheek banter is a consequence of there not being many people here...and/or maybe it's *part of the reason why we don't have many people here in the first place*.
    Ultimately, though, I do think it mostly comes down to the Wings sucking. Look at the Blackhawks. No one gave a s*** about them for a long time. Why? Because they were the model of futility. But then they got some great young talent and they started winning and all of a sudden people cared.
    Am I accusing Wings fans of being fairweather fans? I mean, sure, I guess. I'm not even saying it disparagingly. Most fans have limited time on their hands. If the team is garbage and it looks like management and ownership aren't in a huge rush to change things, why should fans -- people with limited time on their hands -- post obsessively about the team on an internet forum every day? The current regulars -- myself included -- are outliers, not the norm.
    I don't want to be defensive about any of this, mostly because I don't feel there's anything I need to be defensive about. But, in my defense (if a defense is called for), I'm doing what I can to get people talking. If people want to talk in decidedly non-spammy ways, there are GDTs, there's a thread devoted to discussing Wings prospects, there's a thread devoted to discussing the 2020 draft, there are multiple threads devoted to discussing the rebuild, there are some threads I've been wanting to make for a while now but haven't because I'm kind of waiting for some other people to organically start those discussions.
    I don't want this to become The Dabura Place. At the risk of coming off as really self-centered, I'll say that there are days where I fear people see this as The Dabura Place, like I'm some egotistical dingus who's just decided to take over these boards and circle jerk with The Boyz. That's really not the case. I don't have very many interesting things to say, but my hope is that if I'm always giving people reasons to post stuff here (that's what I'm trying to do), good things will happen. It's entirely possible that my efforts are misguided. It's entirely possible that my efforts aren't necessarily misguided but my approach misses the mark. I'm open to suggestions. Though, I agree with CRL that "Be the change you want to see" is probably the best attitude right now for each and every one of us.
    Anyway, here's Wonderwall...
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in LGW Upkeep   
    Some say its spam, But it's not, but it is.
    Pick one
    I don't think we have a spam problem at all, unless you're counting the Koreans and the Russians. I think we have a serious problem with the team being absolute suck. Posting is even slow on the Wings HFBoards these days. The diehard Wings fanbase is smaller than most people realize I think. Most stop watching or watch something else when the team is this bad.
    In regards to LGW specifically, I'm at a loss at what to do. People like myself, Dabura, Krsmith, and 91ryans, are in here daily trying to maintain this place. I'm inclined to say be the change you want to see in this instance. If you find any of our personalities abrasive, I'm inclined to say beggars can't be choosers if you don't wanna participate yourself....
    IDK. I'm sure it comes off dickish but I truly mean to be honest. Team needs to better for folks to have interest. In the meantime we can take solace in the fact that we were here in the bad times. True fans through good and bad.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in Would you bring back Babcock?   
    I don't know that the problem with the Leafs was defensive per say. It's definitely an offense heavy team though...
    It's watching them lose board battle after board battle and lacking any real fight in there game. They totally come off as confused or disinterested at times.
    That's probably to blame on Babs losing the room, and also a team lacking any real role-players.
    2-0 in the Keefe era
    Like many have said, I think Seattle would be a unique opportunity for Babs. He'll have a ton of say in roster selection and can build the team to fit his evil ways.
    However, Seattle seems help bent on being the new, different, progressive, team in the league. So I doubt they go with such an old school jackass lol
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in 11/6 All Hands on Dreck GDT - Red Wings @ Rangers - 8:00 PM EST (NBCSN)   
    There's also the age factor. Dude's gonna be 36 in March. That's not ancient, but, uh, it ain't exactly young either. I'm guessing his poor play is just a combination of old age and the s*** defense in front of him. Too much for him to overcome on many/most nights.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Dabura in 11/6 All Hands on Dreck GDT - Red Wings @ Rangers - 8:00 PM EST (NBCSN)   
    I guess what I'm saying is that I feel the about Howard what many people feel about Blashill. Not totally his fault, but at the end of the day it's not working.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to ChristopherReevesLegs in 11/6 All Hands on Dreck GDT - Red Wings @ Rangers - 8:00 PM EST (NBCSN)   
    I will never speak ill of my Howie, but hhhhhhhhoooooooooooooo boyyyyyyyyyy we are so ill-equiped to deal with a goalie change unless we trade. The goalie market is never very good too.
    Bernier is trash
    Pickard has never been good at the NHL level
    Larsson is clearly not ready
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Rick D in Truculence and the Red Wings   
    "Keep the flies off" - Babs
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in 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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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from krsmith17 in 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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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Rick D in Truculence and the Red Wings   
    "Keep the flies off" - Babs
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in What's worse than this team?   
    Blast from the past. Kato Kaelin was the like the first ever millenial.
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    Learn2LuvIt reacted to Akakabuto in 11/1 Rabbit Rabbit GDT - Red Wings @ Hurricanes - 7:30 PM EST   
    When the HYPE hits ya...
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 11/1 Rabbit Rabbit GDT - Red Wings @ Hurricanes - 7:30 PM EST   
    Trippy music never gets old.  Whooaa....I'm freakin out over here.  Send help!!! 
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    Learn2LuvIt got a reaction from Dabura in 11/1 Rabbit Rabbit GDT - Red Wings @ Hurricanes - 7:30 PM EST   
    Trippy music never gets old.  Whooaa....I'm freakin out over here.  Send help!!!