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#1 Wings_Dynasty

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

Addresses FAs, Cleary, contract extension, Detroit as a destination, and the best players playing. 

 

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:30 PM

I like Babs a lot and this was a good interview, but I have no trust left him in whatsoever when he says "the best players will play."

 

It does sound though like Babs really wants to find a way to integrate the kids on defense sooner rather than later. Which who can blame him when his other options include Quincey, Kindl and Lashoff? 

 

Babs also said the Wings didn't hand out any bad contracts in free agency. Out on the lake when the Quincey deal happened?


 
 
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

Good interview. Thanks !

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:03 PM

I like Babs a lot and this was a good interview, but I have no trust left him in whatsoever when he says "the best players will play."

 

It does sound though like Babs really wants to find a way to integrate the kids on defense sooner rather than later. Which who can blame him when his other options include Quincey, Kindl and Lashoff? 

 

Babs also said the Wings didn't hand out any bad contracts in free agency. Out on the lake when the Quincey deal happened?

Babs did keep guys like Bert and Cleary as healthy scratches even when we had injuries. Though it took a while before it happened. 

 

 

I like the sound of Pavel's knee maybe being 'fixed' and that Z hasn't felt this good since 08. If those two can have a relatively healthy season it'll make such a huge difference for us. 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

I laughed when they asked what Cleary brought to the team last year and Babs said "nothing" lol at least he sees what we see

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:10 PM

I really like the news on Zetterberg.

 

You know, if you're into being positive and stuff.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

I didn't listen to the interview, I'm currently in class, so this may have been addressed, but my guess is Cleary will get 10 games so he gets his bonus money, and those 10 games will be Babcock's gauge to see whether Cleary keeps playing. But after 10 games, I don't think Cleary is in the lineup unless he can actually bring more to the table than someone else.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Brad Galli ‏@BradGalli 19 min
Babcock said on 105.1 he and Holland are both on vacation right now. They're not talking contract, but he's confident it'll get done.

 

Brad Galli @BradGalli · 31 min
Mike Babcock on 105.1: "Did we target guys? Yes. Did they come,? No... But no bad contracts." #RedWings

Brad Galli @BradGalli · 29 min
Mike Babcock told Ryan and Rico on 105.1 Henrik Zetterberg feels as good as he has since 2008.

Brad Galli @BradGalli · 27 min
Babcock talking on 105.1: "Last year he brought nothing." Called his contract "great" for cap. Said he is working with trainer Mike Barwis.

Brad Galli @BradGalli · 25 min
Babcock on 105.1: "If you don't want to be coached, don't come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best, come here."



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

Would Mike Babcock trying to push Alex Ovechkin to "be the best" be a case of the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object? 

 

I was just trying to think of someone off the top of my head who's Babs match.  I mean, Ovi's devil-may-care attitude already befuddled Don Cherry into a conciliatory tone.  I wonder if he'd just make Babs' head explode. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

I like the sound of Pavel's knee maybe being 'fixed' and that Z hasn't felt this good since 08. If those two can have a relatively healthy season it'll make such a huge difference for us. 


This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?

 

Thanks to LeVar Burton and Kickstarter the show is being brought back...


"The leader must never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert."
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When asked who won, Babcock said, “Well it doesn’t really matter as long as you don’t lose. It’s like going bear hunting, you take a slow guy with you in case the bear is hungry.”

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

 
Thanks to LeVar Burton and Kickstarter the show is being brought back...


That also makes me feel like I have to go potty, fwiw..,

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

This makes my heart soar, and then I hear the theme from Reading Rainbow, then I feel like I have to go potty. What does this mean, mommy?

 

Oh god, I remember having to watch those videos in grade 2. :paperbag3:



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 

 

Here's an article also referencing the interview.  

 

"Last year, he didn't bring anything," Babcock said. "But the year before, he was a key, key component leadership-wise, forechecking-wise, heavy on the puck-wise, just being a heck of a player for us."

He added that the investment was made after receiving a vote of confidence from the team's trainer regarding the status of Cleary's troublesome knee. 

"We've been told that his knee’s really come on. If he’s on one leg like he was last year, he can’t play on our team. 

"If he’s on two legs, he can help us win."

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/538908

 

I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

I am not a huge fan of Babcock the last few years, but that was a great interview today.  It didn't sound like he was willing to commit to Cleary and accepted they may have dead money on the books.  He also sounded confident about an extension.  


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 

 

Here's an article also referencing the interview.  

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/538908

 

I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 

 

LOL.

 

Is this the same team trainer who should have been fired years ago?  


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:08 PM

Brad Galli ‏@BradGalli 19 min
Babcock said on 105.1 he and Holland are both on vacation right now. They're not talking contract, but he's confident it'll get done.
 
Brad Galli @BradGalli · 31 min
Mike Babcock on 105.1: "Did we target guys? Yes. Did they come,? No... But no bad contracts." #RedWings
Brad Galli @BradGalli · 29 min
Mike Babcock told Ryan and Rico on 105.1 Henrik Zetterberg feels as good as he has since 2008.
Brad Galli @BradGalli · 27 min
Babcock talking on 105.1: "Last year he brought nothing." Called his contract "great" for cap. Said he is working with trainer Mike Barwis.
Brad Galli @BradGalli · 25 min
Babcock on 105.1: "If you don't want to be coached, don't come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best, come here."

the whole team needs to work with Barwis

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:54 AM

f*** yeah. Lets go wings. Best franchise in sports

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:59 AM

The Wing's front office obviously realizes that fans are upset, because this is pretty clearly Babcock doing damage control for Holland. 

 

Here's an article also referencing the interview.  

 

 

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/538908

 

I guess we'll just wait and see what the future and Cleary's knee holds. I'm also not sure how much confidence I should give their trainer given the Wing's extensive injuries last season. 

 

Obvious speculation about "damage control" aside, Mike Barwis isn't the Red Wings trainer.  He's an outside specialist and (based on my very brief internet search) seems to be pretty well respected and established. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:18 AM

 
Obvious speculation about "damage control" aside, Mike Barwis isn't the Red Wings trainer.  He's an outside specialist and (based on my very brief internet search) seems to be pretty well respected and established. 


Sounds like he should be our big free agency splash. Get err done Kenny!

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