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#2609222 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 08:00 PM

 

I know he had a tough season, but I still love Jurco's upside. I hope the Wings don't give up on him already and the new coach utilizes his ability more appropriately next season. 

 

He's only 22 as well. Lot's of time to get it going.

 

Tatar and Nyquist are 25.




#2609214 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

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#2609218 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by STL-Wings on 20 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

Hitchcock should be a frontrunner

 

God no.




#2609210 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by roboturner on 20 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

I don't really see anybody saying he's going to do it 'better' than Babs, just different than Babs. If different turns out to be better, so be it.

 

I think people are just looking forward to not seeing the ridiculous line combos and stubbornness that we got from Babs, as well as someone who has worked with and has a repertoire all of our up and coming kids.




#2609203 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by roboturner on 20 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

 

People forget these things quickly. Backup goalie. Backup quarterback. Add GR head coach. Blashill better watch his back if gets hired for the Wings job, because there'll be a fan push for the new GR coach to take his job within a year or so no doubt...

I'm sorry but it really doesn't work like that. People wanted Mrazek because he looks to actually be better than Howard. People want Blashill because he actually looks to be one of the better options.

 

I'm not denying that fans will say stuff like that in some situations, but this clearly isn't a case of that and it seems kinda lazy and ignorant to reduce everybody's analysis of those situations (including Babs in regard to Mrazek and Holland in regard to Blashill) to "We WaNtZ tHE BAcKUP!!!" It's just not the case.




#2609159 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Barrie on 20 May 2015 - 04:48 PM

I'm looking forward to Blashill taking over the Wings. Considering he coached most of the team in GR, he's the right man for the job.

 

As for Babcock, thanks for the 10 years, but it's time for both sides to move on. Goood luck in Toronto, you'll need it. I don't think the majority of the fans and media in Toronto are aware this rebuild will take 10 years. The media is saying they'll be bad for a couple years. A COUPLE? They have nothing, it's like taking over an expansion team. They're going to have to bottom out for 5 years to go anywhere. The media and fans need to leave Babcock alone, but I doubt they will. In 3 years they'll probably demand he be fired.

 

Other then the guaranteed money, I think this is a horrible decision by Babcock.




#2609160 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 20 May 2015 - 04:49 PM

A worse version of Babcock that can't get an even more talented team than the Wings out of the first round? Hitchcock wears on his players within a couple years everywhere he goes. Blashill already has a relationship with most of the roster in Detroit. I get the inexperience angle, but Hitchcock doesn't make sense to me given the situation here and the Red Wings plans to continue getting younger.

 

Hitchcock to me comes off as a coach who has the same systems and style as Babs, but is a s***ty people person. Babs is more intelligent in terms of getting the best out of his players. Players have a history of tuning Hitch out. 

 

Bylsma is madly overrated. Players like him, but a good coach will coach circles around the guy. 

 

In other words, Blash is the guy. If Blash turns out to not be the guy, go after Tippet. 




#2609089 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 20 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell 4m4 minutes ago

A source I trust implicitly tells me it's "close to 100%" that Jeff Blashill will be named next coach of Red Wings soon. No search.




#2609049 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

An unproven coach at the NHL level so it could go either way. But hey he will for sure make less than the GM and if things aren't working out Holland can sell it as another transition year instead of going for a real rebuild. I feel a bit bad for Orr and McLaren Babs won't play them on the fourth line

 

Unproven maybe, yet carries the same philosophies as Babs but probably way better in seeing when things don't work.

 

It won't be as dramatic as your making it out to be. Holland did the right thing whether you agree or not.




#2609047 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2015 - 02:00 PM

It's a much needed change, after a lot of first round playoff exits and the same formula being implemented year after year, something needs to give. A fresh coach is always a new beginning, new strategies, line combinations, and maybe a bit more logical use with our prospects. It's time to give some of the kids a shot on D all season and working towards our future. 

 

Best wishes to Babcock, and all he did while he was here in Detroit. Toronto is a complete disaster, and I hope he knows what he's getting into there. No sour feelings on my end.




#2608926 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 May 2015 - 01:10 PM

Can't wait to see Blashill wipe the floor with Mike forever. Good luck Babs, you're gonna need it...




#2609015 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:44 PM

Phil Kessel, do you know what backchecking is? 

 

No? Welcome to the 4th line. 




#2608995 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by gcom007 on 20 May 2015 - 01:36 PM

 

What has Bylsma proven? He got a cup in 09 for taking over a team in February that got hot at the right time. After that he has proven to be able to take a loaded roster and get ousted in the first and 2nd rounds of the playoffs. Lets not forgot Babs was far from a proven coach when hired and that worked out well.

 

And hell, he barely got that Cup. If Detroit was slightly more healthy that year, we would've smoked the Penguins. They were lucky, we weren't.




#2608611 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 19 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

Great news ... please accept Buffalo's offer.  Let's move on already, next man up ... congratulations Blashill.  




#2608529 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 19 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

The rumors this morning seem to lean towards Buffalo offering more term and money. I think Mike's gone, and that's fine with me. Time for a change.