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#2672900 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by DRW Dominance on 22 April 2016 - 06:32 AM

Gotta admit I wasn't a fan of his work this season. Just about every player on the team performed worse compared to last year's individual stats. Mrazek played on his head for half the season and Larkin played on his head for half the season, and I think those two factors are what got the Wings to the playoffs. I haven't seen anything particularly impressive from coaching all season long. I guess he has a long summer to do some homework on how to be an effective NHL coach and Holland to maybe grab some fresh blood, but I'm not particularly excited with the state of this team right now.

bingo.  i was thrilled heading into last season, now i'm the exact opposite for 2016.  literally everyone regressed aside from who you mentioned.

#2672749 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 21 April 2016 - 09:20 PM

- He keeps shoving Ericsson down our throats (just found out he was on the ice on the winning goal, surprise surprise)

- he's too much a chicken s*** and rely's way too much on the veterans than trust in the kids (athanasiou got a giant 5 minutes again )

- he bulls***s the fans with his excuses for sending down mantha to keep anderson(who played 2 minutes) and said our powerplay would be ok without him ... We got zero goals I believe

- he was too stupid to realize mrazek gave us the best chance at winning this series , when a lot of us here said mrazek should of started game 1

I just hate this coach , which is surprising cause I thought I was gonna love him... He's turned out to be a big mistake , we don't need a safe coach , who's stubborn and refuses to play our best players just because and ... We all saw how horrible our powerplay was ... That 5 on 3 ... Atrocious , he needs to answer to that

Anyways keep the Blashill love going ... Why do you guys him ...

#2668640 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 April 2016 - 11:41 AM

I was a huge fan of Blashill with the Griffins and when he got hired as the new head coach of the Red Wings I was very excited to see what he could do. The main reason being, I loved the way he managed his roster down in Grand Rapids and put the kids in great positions to succeed. Things started out great with Larkin making the roster, and we all thought, this is the changing of the guard. We're finally going to start transitioning from the vets to the youth. For whatever reason, somewhere along the way, that changed. We started going back to the same old well, and leaning on the vets yet again. I'm not sure what caused him to revert back to the ways of old, if there was pressure from management to keep the streak alive or what. Regardless of when it happened or why it happened, there's no question that there have been major misusage of players for parts of this season, and especially down this last stretch.

I'm of the mindset set now that we've made the playoffs, we've kept the streak alive, we're not expected to go deep, now is the time to start playing for the future. We need to get these kids in the lineup to get them some valuable playoff experience, as well as potentially give us a better shot at winning. I'm okay with Mantha playing big minutes down in Grand Rapids, if that's what management believe is the best for his development. What I'm not okay with is Andersson in the lineup in any capacity over Jurco. And don't try to spin this as me saying that Jurco is the answer to our offensive woes (like some did with the Mantha debate), because (again) I'm not. What I am saying is that Jurco is just as good defensively, can also kill penalties and is about 100 times better offensively. Andersson is not an NHL calibre player and should not be anywhere close to this roster.

The defense has been abysmal at best, and Blash decided to make a change, he switched Ericsson and Quincey. Yup, that should really jump start this team... Instead of inserting Smith in, you switch two defensive defensemen, expecting some huge change? What a joke...

#2666815 Mantha

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 April 2016 - 12:24 PM

Pretty ridiculous blowing the last chance mantha will ever have from being surrounded pavel , Blashill was all about the kids when he came here but athanasiou is playing 5 minutes a game now and all the kids he practically coached in Grand Rapids are being benched

Jeff let's keep playing it safe Blashill could turn out to be a big mistake

Brad Richards and Anderson won't help us win a cup , having athanasiou and a sniper like mantha get more ice time on the powerplay and top 6 will

Whatever , at least we got 25 years now .... That seems like the only goal now

#2643294 Adam Oates being brought in to help PP

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 December 2015 - 03:48 PM

improve the PP by acquiring the correct net front presence, I ike Abby, but he is not a PP specialist....AND SHOOT THE FRICKIN PUCK! Stop with the fancy pussyfoot passing! 9 times out of 10 Kronwall passes the puck even when he has time to lean into a one time slapper! Stop being so fancy, go back to basics! Shoot hard and shoot often!  Pummel the net! You got Mike Green with a rocket shot. shoot it! A huge net front presence, and put a guy in the slot on opposite sides of the puck....shoot it! The main problem is not shooting and looking for that perfect play.  Sure it looks beautiful when it works 10% of the time, but the other 90% its just one too many passess....BLAST THE PUCK! Even in front of the net, you're always told that when you shoot it, try to drive it through the back of the net, stop with the soft little taps at the puck!



Simple....I'd teach them for half the cash Oatsie is getting! But its nice to see him (kind of)back within the organization.

#2638279 New NHL all-star game format

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 November 2015 - 07:56 PM

Ya god forbid they have fun at an event that's supposed to be fun for the players and fans. Shame on bettman *sigh*


Ya I'm sure playing 20 minutes of three on three in a meaningless game, while other players can enjoy the time-off with their families is a lot of fun.

#2638209 Who and What are the Detroit Red Wings?

Posted by sjr2012 on 19 November 2015 - 11:05 AM

I dont see it this way at all. I like our defense and goalie. We are allowing very few goals. I think we need better forwards. One more Larkin, and this team is seriously legit.

agree the problem is the scoring we need legit guys who can hit the net on a nightly baises not behind the net or off the boards bury it thats what we lack right now goaltending is great and d is alright 

#2638205 Who and What are the Detroit Red Wings?

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 19 November 2015 - 10:33 AM

I dont see it this way at all. I like our defense and goalie. We are allowing very few goals. I think we need better forwards. One more Larkin, and this team is seriously legit.

#2637290 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kipwinger on 16 November 2015 - 11:02 AM

To tell you the truth, I think I'd rather this team struggle to begin the season and finish strong down the stretch. 


Last year the Capitals struggled badly during the first part of the season after Trotz came on board.  Everybody expected immediate improvement considering Trotz is one of the better coaches in the league but presumably  learning a new coach's systems and adjusting to massive personnel turnover took some time.  However, once everything clicked they finished strong and were one of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs. 


We'll find our stride. 

#2637204 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Fonzarelli on 15 November 2015 - 08:35 AM

Babcock couldn't get this team to play either. Blash is obviously not close to Babcock's ability as a coach. This team unmotivated. I do say some of this has to do with coaching. Blash is not ready.

#2635372 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by amato on 06 November 2015 - 11:09 AM

Yah, but do you hire one of the top mechanics in the world to fix a broken down Mustang? Your analogy is getting at my point. Babcock was hired to WIN - that's what 6 mil a year and the highest paid coach in the league by double means. Not admit that he's going to lose indefinitely. Its an i year contract. How much time? 5 years? Like the Oilers? 4 years? Like the Panthers? How much time can Mike Babcock SUCK before people expect him to win? I think he took the easy way out with his "it's going to take time" b.s. Look at what Jim Harbough did. He came in and reestablished winning IMMEDIATELY. There's a coach, for you. Babcock has only shown that he can succeed with ALL-STAR teams. I'm not impressed by that. Sorry.

Right on. I just wanted to see how many coaches were in your pool to choose from. I only have yzerman era wings and on.

Babcock wasn't hired with the expectation that they'd win now.. he was hired to turn their franchise around. That's going to take time with how awful they've been. He was just being realistic, not taking the easy way out imo.

Also, I'm pretty sure Harbaugh was saying similar "it's going to take time" things in his first pressers. He's certainly exceeded expectations.

#2635307 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by joesuffP on 05 November 2015 - 07:09 PM

I think Babs proved himself "among" the best in the world, when he willed our injury riddled team to the playoffs. Other years we made the playoffs another coach may not have been able to either but that year especially. We had no business getting in with all those rookies

#2635293 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by Buppy on 05 November 2015 - 03:50 PM

Its absolutely less asinine because it happens to be supported by the fact that Quenneville has more wins, and more championships than any other active coach. All opinions are not equally valid. You seem to be saying that any two opinions are, in effect, equally legitimate because they are both opinions. Which is absurd. If I said Sidney Crosby was the leagues best player, and you thought it was Steven Stamkos, your opinion would be less legitimate based on the fact that a number of facts seem to suggest otherwise.

Any opinion is only as valid as the support for it. And the profundity of evidence in this case suggests that mike Babcock isn't the leagues best coach.

The profundity of one specific, mostly arbitrary, criterion you mean. Q has more wins because he's coached 18 years to only 12 for Babs. They both have similar winning %s. Even given the wins, it's still only two criteria. I think coaching is a bit more complex than that, and it takes more than two numbers to make a valid comparison.


And no, I'm not arguing that ALL opinions are equal. I'm saying these two specific opinions are. (Granted, that in itself is only my opinion.) Don't strawman and don't misuse analogies. Even if you think they aren't exactly equal, you say yourself that you believe Babcock is one of the best. So why is it so absurd that someone might think he's better than Q that you're so offended by the suggestion?

#2635128 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by rick zombo on 04 November 2015 - 10:45 AM

Babcock love = Canadian slappies slapping their slap.


(I'm canadian)

#2634252 10/30 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Fonzarelli on 30 October 2015 - 09:30 PM

I oils like to call this a slump but it is not. This is a team that is outworked. They appear to be lost. Their passes don't connect very often. Do they even know who they're trying to pass to? In scrambles in front of the net, there is not one defenceman who can take out a player. However, in the corner, they knock a player down for a penalty.