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#2553739 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 04 December 2014 - 02:46 PM

 

Yes. He could only win one here from 2006-10 when this team was great. But, of course, in your world he'll win at least THREE with another team.

 

This team was only great for 2 seasons under his tenure. 2007/08 and 2008/09. 2006-2007 they were building up to that cup winning team. After 2009 age started catching up to some guys, injuries to others. So they gradually made the roster younger and are building it back up again. 

 

That's 2 seasons where Babs had a legit contender to coach. Won a cup in one, and f*** what happened in the second. Not to mention he got a young, inexperienced and injury riddled team into the playoffs the last 2 seasons. 

 

A huge part of the reason the kids are playing so well is because of Babs. People need to realize that. The guy is an absolute pro. Never throws his players under the bus, never whines about refs, and he brings out the best in his players. He also commands respect from his players. Invaluable qualities. 




#2553650 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 09:25 PM

The only bad thing is, is that those who do want Babs gone won't realize how big a mistake it would be unless it actually happens. So I definitely hope to have the few Babcock haters to keep on hating and being frustrated for another 4-5 years lol




#2553645 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 08:14 PM

 

The team is having a strong start but it's not like we've won the cup the past 5 years in a row. The past few years this team HAS been broke. Just saying.

 

Which is what happens when you lose one of the greatest dmen of all time and had a large influx of youth injected into the lineup all at once. There *might* be one or 2 other coaches who could have done with this team these last few years what Babs has. The team will only continue to improve, especially if Babs sticks around. He'll turn this squad into a winner. That's what he does.




#2553619 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 03:18 PM

Babcock a large part of why we're doing better than expected. It seems to me, from comment in the media, that he's built a good relationship with our young players. Before this year i was on the fence about babs coming back, but it's clear to me that we're on a path where we can have some real success in the coming years. Changing coaches could put that in jeopardy.

 

basically, if it ain't broke, don't fix it

 

Truth. Some are anxious to see what Blash can do. But why stick with just him when right now we have both. I'd love to see Blash become an assistant to babs for a couple more seasons before being a head coach. throw lots of money at him to try and keep him around, I say.




#2553615 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 03:08 PM

 

Agreed. They'll bring Dave Lewis back as a veteran stop-gap until Blashill is ready. Is there a coaching equivalent to a 35+ contract with a NTC?

 

John Torterella?  :lol:




#2553613 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by marcaractac on 03 December 2014 - 03:06 PM

I wouldnt mind seeing what Blashill could do. Little crazy? yes but i say give it a shot. I do question babcocks theories quite often but then again hes an nhl coach and im a college student so what do i know:p

 

Let the best coach in the league walk and hope for the best with a rookie coach? Probably not the smartest move to make if it can be avoided lol. If Babs leaves, it will be because he wants to go elsewhere. As it should be with a coach like him. Eakins had a lot of success in the AHL as well. Not having so much a time as an NHL coach though. 




#2553132 Abby Out 2 Weeks with partially separated shoulder

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 08:58 PM

Blah, this blows. Abby's one of those guys that can make or break a game for you. This sucks. 2 weeks is at least 7 games.  Hoping he gets healthy asap.

 

Hope he picks up where he left off when he returns. We need our piano mover.




#2553121 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 08:32 PM

Justin abracadabra is out two weeks with a partially separated shoulder.
http://kuklaskorner...._medium=twitter

 

Fingers crossed they use the roster spot on XO




#2553118 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 08:29 PM

Right now DD and Smith are iffy top fours. They're almost there but I think next year they will really come into their own. Then we'll be in really good shape. I think a package involving Smith would fetch a really nice top 4 dman though

 

 

NO!  :nono:  lol

 

In all seriousness, with the drastic improvement he has already shown in his very young NHL career, it would be crazy to give him up unless it was a package for one of the top dmen in this league. I think Smith has far too much upside to trade away for a top 4, when he himself could grow into a top pairing dman in time. 




#2553107 Brodeur signs with Blues. 700k + some nutty bonuses

Posted by marcaractac on 01 December 2014 - 07:36 PM

I think this is disgraceful for the Devils. And I'm not blaming Marty. I'm blaming Lou. Everyone I know from New Jersey thinks Lou is great (Maybe I just know the wrong fans) but IMO he's mismanaged that team for years. The whole Kovy situation. Losing Parise. Losing Clarkson (for better or worse). And now cold shouldering the face of the franchise. Shameful. This just makes me that much prouder to be a wing. Maybe we hold onto old men a little while longer than we should, but the wings have certainly exhibited the utmost level of loyalty, respect, and classiness. Even if we don't always win, I'm proud that our organization operates in the highest level of standards.

 

Couldn't agree more. All it will take is a deep playoff run for this team with all this youth, combined with the loyalty the franchise has (in most cases) always shown, to once again make this an attractive UFA destination. The new arena won't hurt either.




#2553025 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by marcaractac on 30 November 2014 - 07:36 PM

How did weiss look? I missed the game

 

Weiss looked good. You can see that he is getting stronger on the puck and playing better overall each game. 




#2553016 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by marcaractac on 30 November 2014 - 06:51 PM

The canucks board on HF is hilarious.
They're sooooo pissed at the Reffing for losing them the game, and despite a few of the posters saying that he was high sticked by his own player, they're still talking about how the refs missed an "obvious" four minute call.

The refs were bad on both sides, that I agree with.
But its amusing how much they're complaining.

 

Pretty much looks like this place when we lose  :lol:




#2552988 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by marcaractac on 30 November 2014 - 05:20 PM

TANK IT!




#2552824 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by marcaractac on 30 November 2014 - 03:32 PM

Unless we moved Ericsson I wouldn't wanna acquire a defenseman that has more that one year(next year) left on his deal. Cause once quinceys deal is up we have

Kronwall Ericsson
Smith dekeyser
Oullete and sproul

So unless Ericsson is moved the only way I want then to acquire a defenseman is if it's short term with nex year being the final year. So a guy like mike green could be perfect just don't overpay.
Also for the record. I have no issue with holland standing pant and holding into the prospects. But they should be playing now over guys like
Kindl, Quincey, cleary, Anderson, miller etc etc

I just have an issue with him doing the middle I the road path. If were rebuilding why give kindl a spot over oullete? A guy who deserve it and can use the experience now.

If were rebuilding why gives Quincey a two year deal? He has been fine no doubt about it but he isn't apart of the future when oullete and sproul are.

 

Because a part of rebuilding is learning how to win. You don't do that by throwing all the kids in the lineup at once. That's hoe you get the Edmonton Oilers. 

 

And why would Holland put kids in over two players sitting in the press box every night? They get playing time in GR. Cleary and Andersson are doing great at keeping the press box warm. 

 

I definitely agree with having XO in the lineup. And that time will come sooner rather than later. But what happens if Kindl or Lashoff are dumped and we suddenly get a couple injuries on the blueline? Screwed, is what. 




#2552788 11/30 GDT - Canucks 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by marcaractac on 30 November 2014 - 02:49 PM

SHIFITY FIVE