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#2609948 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 24 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

 

Even if he does regain that form, Mrazek isn't gonna sit on the bench for 60 games. 

 

Get Howard back to pre injury form and use him as trade bait.  




#2609842 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 23 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

 

And he didn't even cry he was close to it (maybe very close) but that's just what real men do, you are close to crying but you never do in front of a lot of people.

 

I know plenty of "real men" that cry. It's called emotion and it doesn't make you any less of a man because you cried in front of people. That's just something people say just to say it.




#2609794 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 22 May 2015 - 08:12 PM

I was kind of hoping Hiller would go with Babs. Blash has his PP guy in the minors, would like to see him come up and give us a different look. In Khan's article it says Granato has some interest in staying, I hope Blash keeps him. Really liked the PK, and given the personnel, the D wasn't as bad as it probably should've been.




#2609845 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by amato on 23 May 2015 - 08:33 AM

He will be born with a full beard.


#2609849 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 23 May 2015 - 09:18 AM

Just realized M-raz is still leading goalies in shutouts for the playoffs with 2. Not too shabby.

Kids the real deal ... Just hope when we trade howard it won't be when his value is at an all time low ... Finally got something we can afford to trade that can actually be worth something

We always seem to lose players for nothing


#2609823 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 May 2015 - 12:36 AM

Good game Rangers. More please. 




#2609813 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 22 May 2015 - 10:50 PM

Bishop looked he had just given up in the third.


#2609730 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by F.Michael on 22 May 2015 - 02:22 PM

 

We know what factors were supposed to determine his final decision because over the last three weeks he has explicitly, AND PUBLICLY, stated the things that would factor into his final decision.  It wasn't a secret.  The fact that those things don't seem to exist in Toronto is the confounding part. 

 

I imagine it's because he never thought that he'd get the offer he did from the Maple Leafs, and when he did, it forced him to re-evaluate his priorities.  Which is totally fine.  But you can't accept that as the truth and then say "but it wasn't about the money". 

 

Otherwise, he really was lying when he talked about winning, and family, and "not having the next Dats, Z, Kronwall", and all the rest of that crap.  And as much as I think Babcock is a obnoxious, egotistical, blowhard, I don't think he's a liar. 

 

And that's the last thing I'm saying on the topic of Mike Babcock's decision.  I'm a Wings fan.  I don't give a s*** about the Toronto Maple Leafs, their players, or their coach.  They're all a bunch of losers to me. 

I think it's official.....You hate Mike Babcock :hehe:




#2609722 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 22 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

 

As I've already said, I don't think he's a liar.  I think that $50 million dollars is a universal motive.  You can say your decision will be about other things.  You can mean it when you say it.  But when someone offers you 50 million bucks to do something different, you change your mind. 

 

He said his decision would be based on X,Y,and Z, and then went to a team that didn't have X,Y,and Z but DID offer him the hugest contract. It's pretty simple. 

 

My problem isn't with Babs.  It's with the way everybody is bending over backward to make excuses for the guy.  Tons of people "do it for the money", he did too.  Why is there some compulsive need to shield Mike Babcock from criticism?  Particularly if the "criticism" isn't even that big of a deal. 

You contradict yourself, though: saying that "He said his decision would be based on X,Y,and Z, and then went to a team that didn't have X,Y,and Z" is calling him a liar

 

That says money was the motivation. my previous post shows my reading of that.

 

Yeah, the money was part of the decision. I don't criticize him for that. It also seems like the new challenge was important, coaching for an original 6 franchise, also a place that worked for family (not too far from the D. More power to him if he can also swim in pool of money.




#2609719 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 01:48 PM

Looks similar to Dallas Eakins old resume

 

Oh really?

 

Funny how his Wiki page has no success or coaching experience compared to Blashill.

 

This is his coaching Experience:

 

Eakins was named as an assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 20, 2006.[8] Eakins served the same role the year before for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.[citation needed]

On August 4, 2009, Eakins was named the head coach of the Toronto Marlies.[9][10]

 
Eakins coaching the Edmonton Oilers in 2014

Eakins was named as one of two head coaches representing the Western Conference for the AHL All-Star Games for both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.

On June 10, 2013, Eakins was named the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.[11] He was fired from his position on December 15, 2014.[12]

 

 

 

That's all




#2609710 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by Bully76 on 22 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

Yep this convinces me that Babs is a 100% class act. No hard feelings at all. Toronto's still insane to offer this kind of money to any coach, but I can only say thanks to Babs thanks for everything.




#2609685 Nicklas Lidstrom co-authors scientific paper in Sweden

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2015 - 11:46 AM

Blech.  I feel like the focus on statistics and fancy stats is ruining sports for me.  It's turning away from a competition of will, luck, opportunity and whatnot and turning into a predictable pseudo-science.

 

I'm not a huge fan of "advanced" stats because they're so often abused, but it doesn't sound like what this is about.

 

And I've always thought a big part of Lidstrom's success was his ability to make the right play so consistently.  He put up a lot of points but played pretty conservatively.  Then if the Wings were down in key games is when you'd suddenly see Lids jumping into the play on offense.  He was a coach's dream because he played the percentages, and usually correctly. 




#2609663 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 May 2015 - 11:08 AM

Hopefully the first time TO is in Detroit, the organization puts together a nice presentation for him, so the fans can cheer and say goodbye.  Maybe just his picture on the scoreboard and announcer saying that the fans and team would like to thank him for 10 years of great hockey!  Crowd erupts, Babcock cries, then Mrazek shut's out the leafs....perfect night.




#2609639 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 10:18 AM

I don't think we need to land a top guy.  We've already got Kronwall.  We just need to upgrade, where possible. 

 

Look at Tampa Bay's defense.  Yzerman was criticized pretty heavily for wrapping up so much money in non-impact defensemen like Carle, Stralman, Garrison, and Coburn.  None of those guys are really "top guys", but collectively they're better than any other alternative Tampa had.  And they're playing good enough to win. 




#2609630 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 May 2015 - 09:29 AM

I am very excited to see what Blashill can do with this team. But what I am most excited about is there are no guarantees where players will line up on the roster... Will Ericsson remain on the top pair? Will Smith get a look on the power-play? Will Weiss have a chance at the 2nd line center spot? Will Jurco be in the top 6(9)? Will Pulkkinen be utilized better in the offensive zone (left side faceoff circle), Will Abdelkader / Helm remain in the top 6 (not necessarily saying they shouldn't...)? Will Ferraro / Callahan get a look on the 4th line? A lot of question marks... Going to be an exciting training camp. Can't wait!!!