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#1 Echolalia

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

Bill Peters was hired by the Carolina Huricanes for their head coaching gig.

 

http://www.mlive.com...hire_detro.html

 

http://sports.yahoo....-211935719.html

 

Two things: I wonder how Peters will be steering the ship over in Carolina, and what kind of success he can earn over there.  Also, who do the Wings pick up to fill the vacancy at Babcock's side on the bench?  As the article mentions, Peters was primarily responsible for the defensive side of the game, working with defense and PK units.  Considering Babcock's obsession with defense first, and playing defensively responsible at all ends of the ice and at all times, I can't imagine the Wings would pick up just anybody to fill Peters' old role.  I'm not familiar with whom the top candidates may be, so hopefully someone with a little more knowledge of the coaching scene can chime in with their opinions.


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

Some nice talent on that squad. There are worse teams to get a starting job with.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:21 PM

How many head coaches have we pumped out now ... McLelland, MacLean ... anyone else?  



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

Barry Smith was one briefly, wasn't he? As was Dave Lewis. Only MacLean and McClellan have amounted to anything.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:33 PM

Larionov anyone? Bylsma? Cleary?


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:43 PM

Not the assistant I was hoping would depart this off season. Gonna be interesting to see who comes and replaces him. Holland should phone up #5 and see if he wants to coach our defence :lol:


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:23 PM

Not the assistant I was hoping would depart this off season. Gonna be interesting to see who comes and replaces him. Holland should phone up #5 and see if he wants to coach our defence :lol:

That would be awesome, but Lids had such natural hockey sense and ice vision that I don't know if someone with that great natural talent could coach it.

 

Still, if he wanted to return to the US, I'd be tickled to have him do it.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:52 PM

Chelios? He's already in the organization with his kids moving up.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:11 AM

What's to stop Chris Chelios?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:06 AM

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But in all seriousness, he was a very good defenceman and although goofy I could see him commanding some respect as a coach.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:14 AM

How many of the good or great coaches past or present are former star players?  I don't know why so many fans think that good player=good coach. 

 

Chelios has a cushy front office job now.  Why would he want to go through the grind and travel demands that come with being a coach?  Same with Lidstrom.  He left because he wanted to return to Sweden and spend time with his family?  Why would he want to come back and coach? 


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

How many of the good or great coaches past or present are former star players?  I don't know why so many fans think that good player=good coach. 
 
Chelios has a cushy front office job now.  Why would he want to go through the grind and travel demands that come with being a coach?  Same with Lidstrom.  He left because he wanted to return to Sweden and spend time with his family?  Why would he want to come back and coach? 

Actually I think Chelios has mentioned a couple times that his end goal could very well be a coaching gig, but he needs to work up to that point, which is the process he's in now. Anyway, i would rather he start off at the college level, or AHL and demonstrate success there before coming up to the NHL, if he is in fact interested in becoming a coach.

Edit: although this link says that chelios has no interest in coaching, so who knows anymore.
http://www.mlive.com..._another_s.html

Edited by Echolalia, 20 June 2014 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

How many of the good or great coaches past or present are former star players?  I don't know why so many fans think that good player=good coach. 

 

Chelios has a cushy front office job now.  Why would he want to go through the grind and travel demands that come with being a coach?  Same with Lidstrom.  He left because he wanted to return to Sweden and spend time with his family?  Why would he want to come back and coach? 

 

 

Cleary!!!!!!!  By that logic......mediocre player=great coach.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

Jiri Fischer might be a dark horse candidate. He was worked with our young d-men and seems to be rising through the org. But that said, I'd prefer a career coach type, and I think that's the direction Babs will go.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:16 PM

Give Lidstrom a call. 



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:07 PM

I'll do it

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What about bylsma?

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:49 PM

Yeah, a guy like Lidstrom who doesn't like to talk would make a great coach. 



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:58 PM

Yeah, a guy like Lidstrom who doesn't like to talk would make a great coach. 

 

Why should he talk ? The guylets his actions do all the talking for him.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:06 PM

How many of the good or great coaches past or present are former star players?  I don't know why so many fans think that good player=good coach. 

 

Chelios has a cushy front office job now.  Why would he want to go through the grind and travel demands that come with being a coach?  Same with Lidstrom.  He left because he wanted to return to Sweden and spend time with his family?  Why would he want to come back and coach? 

 

Maybe because they are bored?  Who knows.  Yes not all players make good coaches but some can.



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:46 PM

Fischer
I'm sure Lidstrom isn't bored with 4 boys, a wife and family





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