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#21 The Secret

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:28 AM

In this article by Dave Feschuk in today's Toronto Star, he suggests that Toronto should make a strong push to fire Randy Carlyle hire Mr. Babcock.

 

I think Dave Feschuk may be hanging out with Rob Ford a little too much. Babcock isn't going anywhere. LOL.... the article speculates Babcock isn't happy, that the Datsyuk and Zetterberg era window has closed and he is waiting to see what upgrades, if any, are made if any this off season before he makes his decision. Makes me laugh because we can ice the same banged up s*** and still be more of a competitor then The Leafs. Team with the greatest ownership/management and culture + a bright future, rich history and 23 straight years of play off experience vs. the team that has done nothing since 1967 except suck and choke (Just like their current mayor :D), comes with the most pressure on a HC and Team, has horrible ownership/management (Maybe Shanny will eventually change this). I think if Babcock makes a Pro's and Con's list the ONLY Pro would be the money they will spend on him. Keep dreaming leafers... Toronto is the laughing stock of Canada


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

Babcock isn't going anywhere this year. His daughter is a senior, he'll let her graduate then move on.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:00 AM

Why would Babcock go there ? No privacy, immense pressure and an out of this world microscope everywhere no, if Babs is going to leave Detroit it will be for a contender. Can you imagine a Babcock coached Kingsteam ? wowza


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:53 PM

doesn't seem like babs is going anywhere unless he is let go

 

http://www.detroitne...-like-here-lot-

 

 

 

I like it here a lot," Babcock said. "We have a lot of kids coming. We're going in the right direction. We have a new building coming. I enjoy our general manager (Ken Holland), he's competitive and wants to be good. He's not comfortable with what has been going on of late.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

doesn't seem like babs is going anywhere unless he is let go
 
http://www.detroitne...-like-here-lot-
 


What isn't Holland comfortable with? Need something more concrete LOL

That's like opening a fortune cookie that states "go out and meet new people, it will enrich your spirit"
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Posted 06 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

What isn't Holland comfortable with? Need something more concrete LOL

That's like opening a fortune cookie that states "go out and meet new people, it will enrich your spirit"

 

If I were to wager a guess, he's not happy with;

 

A: under-achieving free agent signings

B: under-achieving veteran players

C: injuries

D: early playoff exits

 

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 10:22 PM

The guy brings up some great points of why Babcock may not be happy.

But his family is here...someone said his daughter is going to graduate. And as bad as Detroit is....Toronto is worse right now lol.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 11:51 PM

If Babs were interested in leaving, any time soon, he would not be taking time out of his life to go to Val D'Or and watch Mantha live in the QMJHL finals tonight (during which Mantha had a 2 goals and an assist) The Toronto media are fools. One of the reasons Shanny left Detroit was he and Babs didn't see eye to eye, so why is Babs going to want to go to a ridiculously media driven market working for a guy he didn't get along with? It's a pipe dream by the media who just want something to talk about since Carlyle's immediate firing never came about. (Though I imagine he still gets canned soon)


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:30 AM

I like blashill lets not forget he failed as an assistant. Trust me that does not preclude any coaching ability. He could be a guy who thrives as a head coach not an assistant like the inverse of Adam oates
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:09 PM

Leafs have extended Carlyle for two additional years, so there would seem to be less threat of Babcock being lured away by Shanahan if he gets to free agency after next season.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

If The team has another playoff like this year they may be ready to go in a new direction

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:12 AM

If Babs were interested in leaving, any time soon, he would not be taking time out of his life to go to Val D'Or and watch Mantha live in the QMJHL finals tonight (during which Mantha had a 2 goals and an assist) The Toronto media are fools. One of the reasons Shanny left Detroit was he and Babs didn't see eye to eye, so why is Babs going to want to go to a ridiculously media driven market working for a guy he didn't get along with? It's a pipe dream by the media who just want something to talk about since Carlyle's immediate firing never came about. (Though I imagine he still gets canned soon)


Babs is a pro. Even if he was leaving he would scout Mantha. He does his job.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:15 AM

I think if Babcock leaves after next season it will be to replace Berenson in Ann Arbor while Blashill takes over in Detroit

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

I think if Babcock leaves after next season it will be to replace Berenson in Ann Arbor while Blashill takes over in Detroit


As much as I'm fine with it, I'd hate to lose Babs during the middle of the reloading process. Whole team needs a steady transition over the next few years

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:07 AM

If Babcock does leave after next season there is no way he replaces Red Berenson to coach the Wolverines, he was 100% joking when he said that. He would have 20 other NHL teams offering him a position within an hour of the announcement. I definitely don't like the idea of losing Babs to another team, because I believe he can make any team that much better. However, Blashill is basically a carbon copy of Babcock, so I don't think it would effect our us too much, it may even be a good thing getting a new face behind the bench. Babcock has said himself on several occasions that 10 years is the shelf life of any coach at the NHL level, after that the message starts to get a little stale.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:28 AM

I think Babcock might in fact be interested in the Michigan job. He'd be able to stay in the area and would have absolute job security, something no pro coach ever has, and less of a travel grind. He has coached at the university level before, in Canada. I could see him seeing it as a fun challenge.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:37 AM

One of, if not the best coach in the game today, one of the most intense and competitive guys the sport has ever seen, is not going to just step down from the best league in the world to coach university hockey. It just isn't going to happen, especially not at the young age of 52. The man has accomplished a lot in his coaching career but still has a lot of years left before he's done.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:23 AM

If Babcock does leave after next season there is no way he replaces Red Berenson to coach the Wolverines, he was 100% joking when he said that. He would have 20 other NHL teams offering him a position within an hour of the announcement. I definitely don't like the idea of losing Babs to another team, because I believe he can make any team that much better. However, Blashill is basically a carbon copy of Babcock, so I don't think it would effect our us too much, it may even be a good thing getting a new face behind the bench. Babcock has said himself on several occasions that 10 years is the shelf life of any coach at the NHL level, after that the message starts to get a little stale.

he wasn't joking

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:40 AM

Babcock has no reason to leave.  There's a great deal of player turnover, and he has an opportunity to rebuild a storied franchise right here in Detroit.

 

I mean, coaches like a challenge and they like to leave their mark.  He can do that here, even though he's already been here so long, without needing to go to a bottom feeder with dysfunctional management.  There's just not a lot of reason for Babcock to leave.  The team is so different than when he started here it's like going to a different team already.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:44 AM

PumpkinEscobar - I'm assuming you just read the quote? You clearly didn't see the interview in which he was CLEARLY joking about it, hence the laughing afterward...







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