This gets brought up a lot, and I don't think its fair to Bylsma. Their 'embarrassing effort and collapse' was a 1-0 loss to CANADA in the semi's, a hard fought match that could've gone either way. They were there to avenge a loss from four years ago, which is probably why they didn't care about bronze.
Not saying Bylsma is a great coach, not saying Bylsma over Blashill, nor am I denying that the talent he's had was a huge part of his success. All I'm saying is that his performance at the Olympics wasn't a complete disaster.
The bronze game is exactly what I'm talking about. Its the Olympics...you don't throw a baby tantrum and stop trying because you can only get a Bronze. THAT was the embarrassment and I partially blame Bylsma. It betrays character issues. Keep him away from this team.
As for Buffalo, yes it may of been a long season and lost season due to how the their team and organization has been slowly burning and not getting the number one pick was the nail in the coffin, well think again, now to make matters worse they thought they would have Babcock and he slipped through their hands and landed with a close rival
Well Sabres, how do you think fans of Detroit have felt? Watching our coach of 10 yrs speak with other teams not knowing and waiting, concerned if he does sign and we lose Blashill, but same time we are worrked about losing Babs also?
Buffalo, you had nothing to lose, only gain. We were going to lose either way, there has been salt in our open wounds for a week now.
For a young Chara ? Heck yes there are only two guys I wouldn't have traded Larkin and Mantha Ehrhoff wanted one more year than Kenny was willing to offer, at some point he has to understand that this team sadly isn't seen in the same light as before so to get a deal done some giving in to the demands has to happen.. Man buffalo man up and don't act like girls which didn't get their prefered shoes ..sending reporters to Toronto is just stupid.
The only thing in common between Chara and Myers is the fact that they are both tall, they are not the same player. Erhoff was a flop this year, I'm glad he re-signed Quincey over him.
Lastly Frank, if you want to express your views that is totally cool, but there is not need to put down woman to do so.
A worse version of Babcock that can't get an even more talented team than the Wings out of the first round? Hitchcock wears on his players within a couple years everywhere he goes. Blashill already has a relationship with most of the roster in Detroit. I get the inexperience angle, but Hitchcock doesn't make sense to me given the situation here and the Red Wings plans to continue getting younger.