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#2609140 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 04:10 PM

Only way Blash doesnt get it is if he turns it down.




#2609133 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 03:58 PM

 

They hardly scored any goals during those playoffs.  It really was Giguere's doing more than anyone else's.  Limiting scoring chances in that era wasn't hard as a 2-0 lead spelled doom for the losing team.  Doesn't work that way today, which is why Price and Lundqvist have less cups than Crawford and Niemi.  

 

The Ducks were one of four consecutive teams from the era to be underdog jobber teams that made the SCF.  I had a good thread on this lately on hfboards.  Three of those teams relied entirely on the goalie to save their bacon.     

 

The Ducks were a 7 seed in 2003 and didn't even make the playoffs the following season.  

 

Right. They didn't score a lot of goals because they weren't a talented team.  

 

That doesn't anymore prove that it's because of Giguere than it does Babcock's coaching a good system with a not very talented team.  And don't get me wrong, Giguere played amazing well that playoff run.  But that alone doesn't get you to game 7 of the Cup finals.  To completely discount the coach is absurd, especially given a team with as little talent as the Ducks had.

 

2003 was one of Giguere's best regular seasons and absolutely his best playoffs. The system is a part of that, especially with a big positional goaltender like he was. Like with Smith in Phoenix (though his fall off was more extreme).

 

Since it was apparently all Giguere, it's weird how a smart GM like Holland hired Babcock instead of trying to trade for the goalie that carried him to the Finals.




#2609128 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by wings_fanatic on 20 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

I really liked that Kenny talked about not being happy about the early playoffs exits the past few years. For that reason he said that's why he didn't want to sign babs to more than 5 years which is an excellent point.


#2609095 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 20 May 2015 - 02:49 PM

They will also be streaming the presser on Periscope


I didn't know what this was, and thought you were being a smartass :lol:


#2609089 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 20 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

Ken Campbell @THNKenCampbell 4m4 minutes ago

A source I trust implicitly tells me it's "close to 100%" that Jeff Blashill will be named next coach of Red Wings soon. No search.




#2609072 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 02:21 PM

 

I blame Babcock for continuing to use E as a #2 just much as I blame Holland for not getting us another dman. It wasn't working yet Babs continued to put him out there.

 

I always saw that as making the best of what is a thin defensive corps.

 

Ericsson shouldn't be a #2 guy, but Dekeyser was actually 2nd on the team in terms of minutes.  If you look at even strength minutes, Ericsson was 4th on the depth chart, which is about where he should be. 

 

If you make Kronwall Dekeyser the top pair that's certainly better on paper, but it doesn't do great things for the other pairings.  I think Ericsson was "good enough" to survive with Kronwall on the top pair and left more options for the other pairings. 




#2609073 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by hillbillywingsfan on 20 May 2015 - 02:23 PM

Ken Holland is gonna adress the media at 4 p.m. ET.

He's a smart cookie, all he will do now is play out the cards he had prepared. I for one hope that the first card he waves out is Jeff Blashill as head coach of the good old Detroit Red Wings.

Asking a stupid question here but can we watch this streaming somewhere?




#2608987 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

I want a proven coach. (why I suggested bylsma lmao)

 

What has Bylsma proven? He got a cup in 09 for taking over a team in February that got hot at the right time. After that he has proven to be able to take a loaded roster and get ousted in the first and 2nd rounds of the playoffs. Lets not forgot Babs was far from a proven coach when hired and that worked out well.




#2608971 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:26 PM

 

Really?

 

goalie_jean_giguere.jpg

 

 

What did he accomplish his other seasons there?  

 

That's why the Habs are a lock to win the Cup this year, right? 

 

Babcock was there two seasons.  He took a no talent team and a hot goaltender to within a win of the Cup.  Giguere played great but to pretend it was all Giguere is inaccurate.  Part of the reason he played so well was the system around him that was all about puck control and limiting scoring chances.  Sound familiar?  




#2608940 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

What would be really funny is if this is the offseason that Kenny finally lands a couple big free agents.  :P




#2608936 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Jacksoni on 20 May 2015 - 01:14 PM

6.25mill per year. God Damn! That's more than double than the highest paid coach right now. Can't blame him for taking it.

 

Blashill is Ready, looking forward to him doing his thing, let's see what happens.




#2608914 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 20 May 2015 - 01:03 PM

 

*Jim Ross voice* "DEAR GOD KING, IS THAT JOHN TORTORELLA'S MUSIC?!"

 

 

BAH GAWD! THE DETROIT RED WINGS SIGNED A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL HIMSELF!!

 

Holland: I just injected the Red Wings with a lethal dose of POISON!  **nWo music**   lol




#2608896 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

 

Plot twist: Holland hires another coach and loses Babs and Blash  :ninja:

 

*Jim Ross voice* "DEAR GOD KING, IS THAT JOHN TORTORELLA'S MUSIC?!"




#2608867 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

Who wouldn't want to live in Toronto over Detroit, and for that kind of money no less?

 

Toronto is where you go to die in sports.

 

Jays - 22 years since last WS, 22 years since last playoffs

 

Leafs - 48 Years since Stanley Cup

 

Raptors - Never won a damn thing.




#2608830 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

Leafs Plane

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...4mwWEAAwcua.mp4