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#2608947 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 01:19 PM

gregg krupa ‏@greggkrupa 2m2 minutes ago

holland to address media at 4 p.m.

 

"We kept kicking tires but couldn't get a deal done.  We still like our team."




#2608924 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

I guess this gives other coaches incentive to have early playoff exits and coach team Canada on the side.  

 

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#2608891 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

So, I stepped away for a few....is anything official yet?

 

Franzen is staying!




#2608882 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 12:54 PM

Me. 

 

Detroit has a bad economy and your money goes really far.  Toronto has a bad hockey team and you never get value for what you pay. 

 

I'd stick with Michigan. 

 

Besides, it's not like Babcock was living downtown on Linwood or anything.  The burbs are just fine in MI.

 

 

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#2608853 Datsyuk's House

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

It's obvious he wants to live with Tatar...Wild late night apartment  parties > secluded subdivision home life.

 

Sounds like a married man wrote this post.  :hehe:




#2608846 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 12:44 PM


Is Phil Kessel a Babcock guy?

 

:lol:

 

He wouldn't backcheck if his mother was in his team's goal.  




#2608703 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 08:28 AM

We don't need to argue about what to call the past season or how hard the olympics were to coach. I took your characterization. If this year was mediocre as you say, then last year also was. You said that if had a mediocre year with the Wings next year, his stock would fall. Why? According to you he's had at least 2 already. 

 

I think the interest and money would still be there next year even if he signed a 1 year deal regardless of our outcome except if we became bottom dwellers. The teams are interested even with our recent lack of post-season success.

 

Well, that's a good question.  All I can say is that it would be yet another mediocre season. Maybe one too many. His stock has to fall sometime with perennial first round exits.  I'm surprised it hasn't already, but maybe Buffalo is too desperate to not care.  

 

I mean, this organization recently brought Ted Nolan back from a coma, after he "allegedly" had an affair with their star player's wife in the 90's.  What kind of team would do that?   




#2608661 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 May 2015 - 09:19 PM

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#2608625 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

 

I'm not really sure why you're so upset about people commenting on what is, without question, the biggest story in hockey right now. 

 

Seriously what's the problem?  You just don't like that I'm talking about Babcock in two Babcock related threads?  Or you don't like that I feel differently about it than you obviously do?

 

I'm moved by your passion on this topic.  I hope Babcock takes another three weeks deciding, with Holland acting as puppy dog.   :lol:




#2608589 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 May 2015 - 01:39 PM

How embarrassing for the NHL that this is the major story and not the Cup finals.

There should be a rule that teams aren't allowed to do anything during the playoffs, so as not to overshadow the games-just like MLB does.

 

The Cup Finals haven't started yet.  Besides, if the Ducks and Lightning play in the Finals, nobody in this country will watch it anyway.  Come to think of it, there's maybe 3 or 4 people in the Midwest that even know who Babcock is. 

 

Nobody here really cares about this story.  It's just Wings fans who do.  




#2608524 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 May 2015 - 11:01 AM

Kenny needs to put his foot down.  

 

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#2608394 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 May 2015 - 04:40 PM

Our assistant coaches, and their special teams improvements were a primary factor in making the playoffs this year. We were terrible at even strength. Moving them for a guy with no coaching experience is a terrible idea. No matter how beloved Lidstrom may be. Thats the kind of stuff the Oilers do, not teams who care about winning.

 

Our PK wasn't that good when it came down to it.  

 

The powerplay was pretty good, however.  Not sure if that's the assistant coaches, or the fact that this team was much healthier this season than in past seasons.  Less jobbers on the powerplay.  




#2608392 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 May 2015 - 04:37 PM

Our assistant coaches, and their special teams improvements were a primary factor in making the playoffs this year. We were terrible at even strength. Moving them for a guy with no coaching experience is a terrible idea. No matter how beloved Lidstrom may be. Thats the kind of stuff the Oilers do, not teams who care about winning.

 

It would be weird to have a coach who's better than any defenseman on the team.  Kind of like when Mario was Penguins GM.  




#2608357 Flyers hire North Dakota Head Coach Dave Hakstol

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

Technically yes he was asked permission to speak 2 ... My point is toronto and buffalo are bottom teams of the league and going nowhere for years ... Saint louis is basically the only good team that asked to speak to him

Would of thought flyers would of asked , Edmonton .. Maybe pens ... Bruins ? ... Just figured a lot more teams would be in on Babcock right now

 

Maybe they see the Wings recent playoff struggles and wonder, "Can this guy win anything anymore unless he's coaching team Canada?"




#2608131 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2015 - 05:42 PM

Because there is things called opinions. Does everyone have to agree with you? Babs stays good for us. He leaves good for us we end up with Blashill. Let's not pretend Babs is a horrible coach and needs to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

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