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#61 GSBrooks13

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:33 PM

So with Holland considering people with "different ideas" and Babcock earlier saying he needed people with new ideas, does this mean the Wings will be transitioning to a new system of play?


I hear they are gonna try playing defence this year. :ph34r:

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:31 AM

I hear they are gonna try playing defence this year. :ph34r:

Well... McCrimmon IS gone, so.... :yowza:

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#63 stevkrause

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:38 AM

So with Holland considering people with "different ideas" and Babcock earlier saying he needed people with new ideas, does this mean the Wings will be transitioning to a new system of play?

I think the puck possession style will always remain, but I wouldn't be suprised at all to see them shift away from a shooting style PP to maybe that of an overload style...

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:58 AM

I have a feeling that Jeff Blashill from WMU may make a meteoric jump...

I hope not... We really NEED Blashill here in Kalamazoo. In just one season he managed to bring life back to a Broncos program that was clearly risking being taken behind the barn and shot!
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:13 AM

I hope not... We really NEED Blashill here in Kalamazoo. In just one season he managed to bring life back to a Broncos program that was clearly risking being taken behind the barn and shot!

The more and more they tip their hand, I really think Blashill is one of the guys... and I agree, it sucks for WMU, but this could be great for the Wings and you have to be happy for Blashill, as this is a huge step in his career for him...

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

http://www.wmubronco...TCLID=205179962

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:17 AM

http://www.wmubronco...TCLID=205179962

and there it is - reported by Detroit Sports Nation as well -

Western Michigan University has announced that reigning college hockey coach of the year Jeff Blashill is leaving to join the Red Wings as an assistant coach. Still waiting to find out who the second assistant is...


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

Well, good for Blashill.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

well that throws a wrench in my predictions.... lol. seems like a general theme of the wings this offseason is to be unpredictable....

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

Can a mod edit the title to something like:
New Coaches - Blashill and one still TBA

and then update it again when the other coach is announced?

If so, that'd be swell!

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Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#71 stevkrause

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

well that throws a wrench in my predictions.... lol. seems like a general theme of the wings this offseason is to be unpredictable....

Might be a good thing, sometimes a shake-up ins necessary when things become stagnant... I have a feeling now, that the other assistant is going to be relatively unknown too.. although I'm still holding onto hope for Gallant!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

I think it's only fitting that we call him "McBlashill." :ph34r:

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:46 AM

One thing I've noticed about Blashill at WMU and Indiana....His players show great development as the season progresses. We saw that at Western when guys like Balisy and Leone came out of nowhere to have strong second halves of the season. With people like Smith, Tatar, Mursak, and Emmerton having shots at being everyday players within the next year or two, he's going to help make sure they develop their full potential.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

I think it's only fitting that we call him "McBlashill." :ph34r:

That is all.

Maybe Boughner is still in the mix as well and it will be Babcock-Boughner-Blashill

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#75 Dimaline312000

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

Blashill looks great to me. I can't wait to see what he can do behind the Wings bench Assiting Babsy!!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

One thing I've noticed about Blashill at WMU and Indiana....His players show great development as the season progresses. We saw that at Western when guys like Balisy and Leone came out of nowhere to have strong second halves of the season. With people like Smith, Tatar, Mursak, and Emmerton having shots at being everyday players within the next year or two, he's going to help make sure they develop their full potential.

That's encouraging, because I think development is something we've lacked greatly the last few years and no matter how much some people want to take the blame off of McCrimmon, I still think he had a lot to do with the stagnant development of players like Ericsson and even to a lesser extent, Kronwall... I also think Kindl could have made better strides with someone better at development...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

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and finally

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Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:01 AM

Does Jiri Fischer get a look?
Or does he stay Player Dev??

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:01 AM

Interesting choice, hopefully it turns out well. I'm more interested to see whom will be the new defense coach. Are they supposed to announce the new defense coach as well today?
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:11 AM

With all the younger players that will be getting moved up over the next few years, I think this could be a very solid move by the Wings. I read that he really excels in the development of younger players, so if that's the case, then he should be a good fit for this team. I guess he's our new offensive coach?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:19 AM

Does Jiri Fischer get a look?
Or does he stay Player Dev??

I have to imagine that neither Jiri, or Chelios will be coaches at the NHL level without first seeing some time as a coach in the AHL... now, if the Wings were to promote Fraser or Paek from GR and then slide Chelios or Fischer into one of those roles, that would make sense...

Det Staff
Head: Babcock
Asst: Blashill
Asst: Fraser

GR Staff:
Head: Paek
Asst: Fischer/Chelios
Asst: ?
(come to think of it, I never remember hearing about another asst in GR and the Griffins site only has Paek listed... do they only carry 1 asst down there???)

That would make sense... then in the 4-5 years from now, when it's time to replace someone again... we promote from within again, if the track record is there that proves that they deserve it... this would make the most sense to me...

Interesting choice, hopefully it turns out well. I'm more interested to see whom will be the new defense coach. Are they supposed to announce the new defense coach as well today?

Are we certain that Blashill will be handling the offense? I haven't seen anywhere that he will be assigned to the offense and not the defense, or are you just basing this off of his style of coaching at WMU (admittedly, I don't know a lot about him, other than reports I've read)

Edited by stevkrause, 08 July 2011 - 10:21 AM.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.






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