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#2609830 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 01:31 AM

King Henrik. f*** yes

 

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#2609821 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 12:16 AM

King Henrik. f*** yes


#2609819 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 12:13 AM

Unrelated as f***, but I have a band on George Street currently rocking out tunes for the Wings. Don't stop believing, living on a prayer, sweet Carolina, the works. Easy to do when the band is Habs fans and hates the Babcock signing :D he even went silent and let me yell SOUTH DETROIT! Into the mic. Yes, I am hammered.


#2609805 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 09:40 PM

El capitan junior! :D
 




#2609746 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

 

We know how that ended.

 

Kidding! I'm excited, too, though also somewhat saddened to see Babcock go.

 

I know what you mean. I am very sad to see Babs go. Especially after his media thing today. But definitely no sour feelings. Thankful we got to have him around for a decade. Would love to see him come back in some capacity when he is done coaching.




#2609742 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 03:25 PM

I wanna see a team like we had in the mid to late 90's...Scoring goals, and punching faces, and being at the top of the league...I can dream can't I?


Forgive my ignorance since I know little about the guy.....But what exactly has 'The Wiz' done since thumbing his nose at Detroit, and signing with the BJ's for big $$$?

 

I haven't heard much about him these past few years...Maybe there's a reason.

 

The only 2 things that stand out is all his time on IR and most recently in the press box watching the Ducks playoff run. 




#2609735 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 02:48 PM

At this point, it doesn't even matter why he left. We had him as our fav teams coach for 10 years. He left on good terms. There are no hard feelings on either end with the exception of some bitter fans. 




#2609734 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

Assistant to head minor leaguer to head NHLer, and went to the finals in the AHL

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So what makes good coach is a good team???

Like I said. He has zero experience as an NHL head coach. His only plus is a small familiarity with the roster.

That's not much

 

Good coaches and good teams make each other better. 

 

If a coach had to have NHL experience to get a NHL coaching job, the league would run out of coaches. Your logic makes zero sense. The only thing I can figure at this point is that you are trolling. 




#2609720 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

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

Looks similar to Dallas Eakins old resume

 

So did Babcock's. Also, Eakins was thrown into the dumpster fire that has been the Edmonton Oilers. The problems with that team were far deeper than coaching. 




#2609713 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

I'd take a coach less 90s wings team over a bowman coached dead wings team.

Regardless, I'm not advocating not having a coach, or that bowman didn't push us over the top. I'm saying Blashill is far from a bowman at this point.

 

Nobody is saying Blash is Bowman though lol. We are just saying that he is the best man for the job. Not because we think he will be one of the best coaches in the league right out of the gate, but because we believe he has all the tools to become a great coach. A lot of us think that is a much better option than going with some of the older guys out there. Having a coach grow with a young team can be a great think. Just look at Tampa right now. 




#2609660 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 11:00 AM

Blashill has never coached in the NHL before and had success in the AHL because he was spoon fed great prospects by Holland

 

Like Babs just said today. As a coach, you still need great players and great leadership to win. A great coach will have his team playing at their potential or above all year long. Blash to this point has done that. 




#2609658 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 10:57 AM

I have watched this at least 10 times over the last year.

 

I've watched this about 10 times in the last 24 hours  :w00t:




#2609650 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 10:50 AM

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#2609648 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

Same here but also if the Wings are going - and it looks like it - to hire him it will be interesting. According to some it should be easy to replace Babcock and I can't wait to see it unfold :) personally I think it will be as easy as replacing Godström or to a lesser degree Marian Hossa.

 

There will likely be growing pains with a rookie NHL coach, no doubt. But Blash is the only right option. Any other coach available is a downgrade behind the bench right off the bat. Blash has all the tools to become a great coach in the NHL, and he knows he will have a lot to prove. I have no doubt he will be up for the challenge.  

 

Going with Blash is not at all a big risk, yet still has a potential very high reward. There is no point in going with a guy like Hitchcock, when he has a reputation for his players tuning him out after a couple years, all while losing Blash to another team in the process. Blash is a guy who has been working his way through the system along with the youth in the organization. To not go with him would be idiotic. To not go with him IMO would also mean we need a new GM. 




#2609628 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by marcaractac on 22 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

 
I honestly don't think he'll be in Grand Rapids all that long. There's going to be an adjustment period, but he's probably the most complete prospect (or, at least, 18-year-old) we've had in a very long time.
 
The one thing that might really hold him back is how many bottom-six type forwards we have in the system. Unless the powers that be get to thinking he could really work as a top-six forward (sort of a Helm or Sheahan or Abdelkader dealy), they may just say, "Y'know what, there's no real rush." Or maybe one or two of those bottom-six type guys get traded and getting Larkin into the lineup as, say, a fourth-liner seems to make sense for the team and for Larkin's development track.


Agreed. While I don't expect him to make the wings out of camp, i think there is a decent chance he earns his way up before the season ends