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#2554447 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

I love how we're winning these games because of guys like Sheahan, Miller, Helm, Glenny, etc. We're no longer a one line team carried on the back of Z and Dats (even though Dats has been spectacular as of late).
 
I don't know about you all but I'm excited to see what these guys can do in the playoffs, what kind of hunger they possess and how badly they want it.


If the Wings somehow find that elusive top-four righty d-man, they can hang with anyone in this league. Never thought I would say that two months ago, but these guys just continue to impress. A really fun team to watch play.


#2554445 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsAlways on 06 December 2014 - 09:45 PM

I love how we're winning these games because of guys like Sheahan, Miller, Helm, Glenny, etc. We're no longer a one line team carried on the back of Z and Dats (even though Dats has been spectacular as of late).

 

I don't know about you all but I'm excited to see what these guys can do in the playoffs, what kind of hunger they possess and how badly they want it.




#2554436 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 December 2014 - 09:34 PM

What a game. That penalty killing was unbelievable in the third period.

The Wings are really good, guys.


#2554435 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 06 December 2014 - 09:34 PM

@asktheduffer: If #redwings hold on to win, will be 4-1-1 when trailing after one period this season.

Far cry from last year when they couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag.

*pats butts*


#2554434 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by WingsAlways on 06 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Tank it




#2554431 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Babs with 500th win. 

 

I am impressed with this team. 




#2554425 12/6 GDT : Rangers 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Cloune on 06 December 2014 - 09:23 PM

Mantha goal




#2554102 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 05 December 2014 - 02:30 PM

Glad to see we're at a point where it would be a bad thing if Weiss got hurt again. 




#2554077 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 05 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

Calling it now.

 

Weiss will win the Masterson Trophy this year.




#2553973 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 December 2014 - 10:11 PM

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#2553931 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by WingsAlways on 04 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

So Quincey with a Gordie Howe hat trick this year, a goal, fight, and assist all in the same season.




#2553930 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 04 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

This is the Weiss they signed. 




#2553881 12/4 GDT - Stars 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 December 2014 - 09:02 PM

Jason Spezza has fruit punch mouth and pees on the toilet seat pass it on


#2553746 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by rick zombo on 04 December 2014 - 03:57 PM

 

To be fair the 2005-2006 team has been blowing it in playoffs every year since 2002. 

 

When Bowman retired, we had a series of great teams and early exit stinkers year after year. It is when we finally got Babs things started to turn things back around for the better. We got lucky. The best coach in the business wanted to come here. Lets just hope he wants to stay. Because once he leaves, there isn't another Babcock to take his place. 

 

True this.

 

Babcock doesn't get all the credit though. Holland adjusted to the post-cap world more quickly and efficiently than most teams, signed Rafalski, and started to reap the rewards of shrewd drafting (Zetterberg, and Datsyuk).

 

Actually, who are we kidding. It was all Lidstrom. :lol:




#2553682 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by kipwinger on 04 December 2014 - 10:18 AM

Why would he walk if we win the cup?... I think if we get bounced early he may consider walking, if we have a deep run, he stays, if we win the cup, he stays. Personally, I don't think Babcock is going anywhere for at least another few seasons...

 

Just my gut feeling that he'd be looking for new challenges/opportunities.  Just like Bowman did after his years in Montreal.  Why not?  You get to name your price, coach any player you want to, live in any part of the country you want to, and maybe set yourself up for a GM position somewhere down the line.  Two Cups and the clout he's already got in the NHL and Babs can write his own contract almost anywhere in the league...anywhere except Detroit where he'll get the money but not the additional management decision making power.

 

 

Here http://www.cbssports...-xavier-ouellet

 

"..

“Well, that's a great question to have,” Babcock answered. “I don't have to answer that one, though. I just said I'd ask the other guy and then I'll support everything he's decided.”

“I got my two cents in, so I get one vote,” Babcock said. “He (Holland) gets two, so he can win, 2-1.""

 

I think a 1:1 vote + asking a third person (assistant GM, Blashill etc.) would be a good idea.

 

For sure Babs is going to say that as do players, because it drives the price up and doesn't leave much media room for endless speculations. Personally I fully expect him leaving, if he does stay I would be very surprised and happy, by far the best coach in the NHL.

 

Ken Holland is the most successful GM in the business.  He's has (twice) managed to rebuild an aging team while keeping it competitive.  His drafting and player development programs are unrivaled.  And even his worst mistakes are hardly disasters (no David Clarkson contracts in Detroit). 

 

Why exactly should anybody else have as much say in the management of the roster as he does?  Should Ken Holland get to have some say in the coaching too or should that be left to the guy who's clearly shown that he's capable of doing it well?

 

I find myself falling into the same trap sometimes.  I want to see a particular acquisition or roster move, and when it doesn't happen I get irritated with Ken Holland.  But after seeing how good these kids are, how good the ones in Grand Rapids are, and how their growth and development coincides with the decline of the previous core, I'm just going to admit how wrong I am. 

 

Ken Holland is the best in the business, and nobody (Not Babcock, Blashill, Ryan Martin, Jim Devellano, etc.) should tell him how to manage a roster.  Ever.