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#2609585 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 May 2015 - 09:54 PM

Glad Eddie got to call the loss.


#2609217 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

This is where Holland trades Weiss, Smith, and Jurco to Toronto for Phaneuf.

 

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. 




#2609172 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 May 2015 - 05:19 PM

I'd keep both our assistants. They were the only reason we made the playoffs this year.

 

Agreed. I thought both did a really nice job. It would probably help Blash as well to have a guy like Granato around that has been a head coach before. 




#2609157 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 May 2015 - 04:44 PM

Hitchcock should be a frontrunner


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.


#2608930 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoWings1905 on 20 May 2015 - 01:11 PM

Whatever. I wanted Babs gone and now we can all watch his ego try to fix that joke of a franchise. Good thing he loves 4th liners because he has plenty to choose from on that team.

Blashill!


#2608436 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

Blash is ready now -- that's the problem. Guarantee he gets an NHL job somewhere else if Babs stays here.


#2608413 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

If he leaves, I hope he goes West. He knows this team too well for me to want to see him coach another team in the East. It would be Mclellan going to SJ all over again. Babs new team would just own us all the damn time. I could not handle it if that were to be the Leafs. 

 

Nah, Babs won't know what to do when Glendening isn't out there against his new team for 22 minutes. Or Jurco on a line with actual skill. 




#2608326 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2015 - 12:27 PM

Matt Shepard ‏@ShepMatt 2m2 minutes ago

according to @pham1717 the Sabres have offered Babcock north of 5-mill

 

Writer who follows the Sabres... Talking to Shep right now... Wow, that's a lot of dough

 

That's insane for a coach. I want Blashill anyways, so take the money and run Babs. 




#2608119 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 16 May 2015 - 02:03 PM

He is either staying or going to San Jose. Willing to bet on it, any takers?


I personally think it's down to Detroit or Buffalo.


#2608016 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 May 2015 - 03:45 PM

I just feel like bringing back Babs is more status quo and that's the last thing the Wings organization needs right now. As good of a coach as Babs is, we need some fresh ideas and a new voice. The Wings are not going to fall off a cliff without him around -- they have won one playoff series in four years, so it's not like Blashill has some monumental task of taking over a juggernaut.

Sometimes a great coach just isn't the right fit for a team anymore and that's where I think Babcock stands at the moment. I won't be overly upset if he stays, but I do hope he moves on for the best of the organization going forward.


#2606344 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2015 - 10:03 AM

You don't think Mantha had a disappointing year?

 

Compared to massive expectations, probably. He's still only 20 years old and not any worse off than Tatar and Jurco at the same point. The way Jimmy D went about this is what bothers me more than anything. Let Blashill handle this instead of calling out one of your top prospects through the media. 




#2606186 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

All the detractors keep talking about how the Wings need accountability within the organization.  Then Devallano comes out and tries to hold an underwhelming, yet highly anticipated, prospect accountable and people complain. 

 

Whatever, there's no reason to "poo poo" the kid.  Athanasiou and Nosek were rookies, who dealt with injuries, this year too.  I don't see  anybody talking about how disappointed they are with AA or Nosek.  Why?  Because those guys figured it out and played like professionals. 

 

I'm not saying Mantha is a bust or anything.  But I don't see a single problem with the organization voicing their dissatisfaction with his play.  He's not been very good.  Should they keep telling him how wonderful he's been?

 

It isn't the organization -- it is one man with a history of making unfiltered comments. When has this ever been done previously? I can't recall anyone being put on blast publicly like Mantha. 




#2606162 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

Comments were probably not needed.

 

But does anyone really believe he isn't disappointing so far?

 

Wasn't he like the next Yzerman?

 

He barely scores in the AHL...

 

What other prospect has a major figure in the Wings organization basically denounced after one season? Statistically, Mantha is basically at the same production as Tatar and Jurco in their first seasons with Grand Rapids. 

 

If Jimmy D wants to make this comment after Mantha serves his mandatory four years in the minors, then I get it a little more. I just don't understand the timing, nor need to call out a player publicly. If anyone should do that, it should be coming from Blashill. 




#2606095 Free agents this off season

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

The Wings need a top pairing d-man and some size/goal-scoring ability at wing.

 

- This post brought to you by the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 




#2606025 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 May 2015 - 09:17 PM

Jimmy D says the stupidest things. Mantha is 20 years old coming off an injury in his first pro season.

For a franchise that does nothing but overripe its prospects, I don't get the angle of these comments.