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Babcock tells players they are soft. Pushes them to play better.

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#21 Rhah


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Brunner actually even made a hit last night. Funny stat Kane has 0 hits in the playoffs. Brunner should fight him.


If its one I am thinking of, I think that was like first hit I have seen on Kane all series. I saw someone hit him near top of the circle to the left of Jimmy. Been wanting someone to get an open ice hit on Kane for awhile now, mostly just see near misses on the boards.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

I remember him hitting someone behind the net and causing a turnover.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:49 AM

"You hated him 364 days a year and on the 365th day you got your Stanley Cup ring"

-Steve Shutt, Montreal Canadiens, on Scotty Bowman.

Always liked that qoute. I imagine Babcock being somewhat similar.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:24 AM

Well he is hardnosed no nonsense coach, if players aren't giving all they have they are going to hear it loud.

Whatever he has done this season, the team exceeded my expectations.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:20 PM

During the '08 finals I had a dream Babcock was my dad.


It wasn't a very pleasant dream.... : :scared:

"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 22 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hope Babs tells them they are soft every game. The boys have been pushing hard the last two games. We need to go up 3-1 and deflate the Hawks

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

I don't think Scotty was really well "liked" either for alot of the same reasons... he was very well respected and listened to though and that is what is required. Dave Lewis seemed to be opposite and had basically the same team Scotty did but crashed the team hard when it mattered.... Used to drive me insane to see Lewis on the bench emotionless and saying nothing, i wondered if he even had a mouth at times.


Babcock is proving right now just how good of a coach he is! Keep on 'em Babs!

Dave Lewis was basically a mute, unanimated Hitler, or perhaps a depressed Charlie Chaplin.  Thank god his tenure was short.  I was talking to some guys at work that are fans of other teams and they love Babcock's interviews.  I'd love to be able to sit beside him in a sports bar, turn sideways and see him there and start a 6 hour conversation about hockey.

I like this team.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

 Oh man I hope they still have it, with six outdoor games now and all.  Has anyone seen or heard anything about it? I'll be so disappointed if they don't have it with the Wings/Leafs.  I've been looking forward to it with the Wings since they started.


yes they confirmed it happening and featuring the wings and leafs.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

Good article, thanks for posting. The point about Babs learning from Bowman and his ability to adapt is exactly why this team is even in the playoffs. I think what was required to adapt was harder than Babs imagined, but he's finally pulled it off and here we are in the second round. Many coaches can never overcome things like that. 

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