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#1 amato

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

http://www.nhl.com/i...vid=DL|NHL|home

 

 


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#2 JasonNewEra

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:02 AM

Oh NHL.com, you so silly.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I agree with this.

 

Which makes this season so frustrating.

 

When will Babs:

  1. cut ties with Dan Cleary
  2. punish the Mule for his play
  3. load up on skill on the top lines

 

Like others have mentioned, if there only was a way to put Cleary's drive and desire into Mule's body....


Edited by unsaddleddonald, 05 April 2013 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Pretty hard to argue with it, although I would have Hitchcock over Quenville.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

He's a great coach for sure.  

 

People can complain about him and I don't always understand his moves, but there's not a coach out there I'd clearly want over him. 

 

 

I'm guessing it won't be a popular opinion here but on that list Bylsma seemed ranked a little low to me.  



#6 cupforwings

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

I laughed when I saw this because of all the people whining and complaining about him being a bad coach here and on Hfboards (which is worse then here).  People take him for grated here.



#7 HockeytownRules19

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

Keep working Babs! Screw the haters

 

This is well-deserved



#8 crispychris

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

We are luckey to have him. He is the best coach in hockey right now.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Keep working Babs! Screw the uninformed

 

This is well-deserved

 

Fixed it for ya. Personally I don't like the word "haters"


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

jack adams!!



#11 Number19

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

I like Babcock, I only wish he wasn't so stubborn with "his guys".



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Look, he baffles me sometimes.  But look at how garbage this team is this year, the hodgepodge of lazy floaters and talentless guys with heart we have.  Yet we're still in the playoff hunt.  I'd say he's the best.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Interesting to see Mullet Head's list seems a bit out of line with everyone elses....Still angry not getting the job in Detroit Barry?


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

I'm guessing it won't be a popular opinion here but on that list Bylsma seemed ranked a little low to me.  

 

After Michel "Obstruction is French for overmatched" Therien the guy seems like a genius.

 

jack adams!!

 

Now that we no longer have a stacked team, he might just have a chance at winning it, but I won't be holding my breath.  Worst trophy in the NHL.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

Look, he baffles me sometimes.  But look at how garbage this team is this year, the hodgepodge of lazy floaters and talentless guys with heart we have.  Yet we're still in the playoff hunt.  I'd say he's the best.

Outside of Franzen, nobody floats.  Brunner is somewhat weak defensively, but that's certainly not the same thing as floating.

 

We lack some of the talent from years past, but we have a team that busts their tails.  Don't confuse mistakes with being lazy.  We have a young team now, which I thought was what people have wanted for the past several years.  This is what happens when you have a young team.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

After Michel "Obstruction is French for overmatched" Therien the guy seems like a genius.

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Contrary to the belief of those who would believe that imperfect means terrible, yep, Babcock is very possibly the best.


Edited by Crymson, 05 April 2013 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

NHL.com must like Cleary as much as Babs does. 



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:06 PM

Oh NHL.com, you so silly.

 

Yeah, because really, what do a bunch of people with numerous years of experience in professional hockey analysis really know?



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

And yet possibly the best coach of his era will probably never get a Jack Adams award.  I think that's one of the reasons Babs is so stubborn about keeping Cleary in the line up.  "What do you mean superstar filled roster?  I won with Dan friggin' Cleary in my top 6!"







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