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#2587801 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 10:59 AM

DD is a top two dman lets be honest he makes great plays can put up points kill penalties and shut down stars if babs ever put him with Kronwall that be our best pair since Lids and Rafs Kronwall is top two to for all the same reasons his partner just brings him down

Agreed.  Anybody who thinks that Dekeyser isn't a top four defenseman is nuts.  The guy plays over 20 minutes a night, in all situations, against top opposition, AND puts up points.  Not sure what he'd have to do to be a top four that he isn't already doing. 

#2587777 Drew miller injury *Graphic content*

Posted by puckloo39 on Today, 07:46 AM

Terrible injury, poor guy.  He had great presence of mind to get off the ice so quickly - and thank God, it missed his eye somehow.  Hurry back, you silver fox, we need your heart and determination out there!

#2586420 Zach Hyman May Seek Free Agency

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 March 2015 - 09:59 AM

Are you saying that Hyman is a bust?

I think if he breaks into the pros without Larkin, he'll be a bloody mess.

#2586418 Zach Hyman May Seek Free Agency

Posted by Bannedforlife on 29 March 2015 - 09:39 AM

I know he sucked until Dylan Larkin made him look super duper good.  Screw this kid, he's trying to cash in on one good season that a rookie center gifted him. 

Are you saying that Hyman is a bust?

#2586381 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by mackel on 28 March 2015 - 11:31 PM

....and in 3 months of the same results, we'll find out that Mrazek also sucks* and since Red Wings fans can't ever be happy about who the damned goalie is, some of the same people with want Howard back.....
*= as if any of these goalie "experts" got past Juniors if they even played there OR had a leaky defense like what is currently in front of Howard/Mrazek/Gus/etc/etc/etc.

So apparently to post a valid opinion on a message board we need to provide a CV that includes playing time beyond the junior level.

Someone had best tell Ken Hitchcock he has no business coaching in the NHL then, since he didn't play the game at even so much as the junior level. That Stanley Cup winning, Olympic gold winning coach is such a fake assed poser. Man he never even played junior hockey. What an unqualified bum.

I'm glad to know his opinion would have no standing here on LGW. Phew

And for those who feel posts need "sources" as if they're college essays:


#2586380 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Redwings 1926 on 28 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

Yes. The Maple Leafs fans have suffered long enough. As a Detroit Lions fan, I must say that I feel their pain. 


Plus, I always like to see the Original Six teams do well. I'd rather see them hoist the Cup than someone like Anaheim. 

#2585241 Mikael Samuelsson announces retirement

Posted by 55fan on 26 March 2015 - 02:06 PM

<sigh>  I loved that guy.  Ever since I was watching that game in 2008 and telling my friend how he never scores, and he did, and I told her how she would probably never see him do it again, and he did, I have loved him.

If you can shock me into silence twice in a few minutes by doing good things, I will love you forever.

Fare thee well, Shinguard Assassin.


#2585233 Mikael Samuelsson announces retirement

Posted by number9 on 26 March 2015 - 01:21 PM

Hopefully Ken can lure him out of retirement


#2585182 3/26 GDT: Sharks 6 at Red Wings 4

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 26 March 2015 - 08:09 AM

haha nice

Man I hope we get this win. 



#2584288 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

Who do you feel is equal to, or a better coach, or who would you like to see behind the Wings bench?


I'd like to see Blashill behind the bench.  Or Dave Tippett, if Phoenix goes in a different direction.  I like Blashill because he's already familiar with the talent, they've bought into his scheme, he's got report with the guys, and he's won with them.  I like Tippett because he's got about 20 fewer career wins than Babs, with about one twentieth the amount of talent.  Tippett gets more out of less than anyone in the league and I"d love to see what he could do with a payroll, some stability, and some quality hockey players. 


When it comes to who is better, the results speak for themselves.  Quenneville, Hitch, and Sutter have credentials that surpass Babs.  Laviollete and Julien are in the same ballpark.  Vignault, Trotz, Tippet, and Mclellan are nipping at his heals. 


Edit:  I would add that this is a rough ranking of guys based on a few variables (Cups, finals appearances, career wins).  Ideally you'd rank these guys on a few other factors as well.  Notably, long playoff runs, President's trophy wins, division wins, injuries, quality of team, etc.  As all make a major difference in either A) determining who is best, or B) identifying legit reasons why they've struggled.  I just don't have the time to do it though, and I suspect you'd probably end up with the same guys (in a slightly different order) anyway.   

#2583801 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 22 March 2015 - 09:10 AM


#2583797 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 March 2015 - 08:54 AM

I don't expect him to win ever single year, but you guys are downplaying some of the really great teams he had and lost with. His teams were not mediocre in 2005 or 2009. I get irritated when people act like he's had nothing to work with. He's had good, to great teams since joining the wings. He's got one cup. He's not such a super duper coach that its anathema to even consider life after Babcock.

Bowman had great teams in 95 96 99 00 and 01 and didn't win. He used grinders with Hall of Fame centers and had Fedorov on defense for awhile. He must suck too

#2583760 Jordin Tootoo's Goal

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 21 March 2015 - 11:51 PM

Putting up better numbers than Andersson and Miller.  

But we are the wings...we don't like that uncivilized toughness. We like to drink our hot tea with our pinkies in the air.

#2583672 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by marcaractac on 21 March 2015 - 10:01 AM

The team is going through a slump. Every team goes through slumps. The 07/08 Red Wings went through a slump (albeit started by injuries). Babcock is smart enough to realize no team is gonna coast through a season without facing adversity. This slump will have absolutely no effect on his decision in the offseason. 

#2582556 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by darkmanx on 16 March 2015 - 09:31 PM

Leafs down 4-0 midway 1st against Oilers lolol!


Maple Leafs:




Shanahan was driving the tow truck and bailed out just in time.