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#2608638 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2015 - 06:08 PM

Not to mention this one has turned into an argument and has nothing to do with Babs anymore




#2608616 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2015 - 04:14 PM

I'll know in the morning?  WTF does that mean?  He isn't deciding if he should mow the lawn or if it's going to rain.

 

It means it is a big decision and he is going to sleep on it. Hardly unreasonable.




#2608590 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2015 - 01:40 PM

I have a feeling Babcock re-signs short term and blashill waits it out. Found an article from last off season when blash signed his extension and he sounds like he's ready to wait it out....

http://www.mlive.com...ashill_e_1.html

 

This is basically why I think that even if Babs does sign long term and Blash gets an NHL gig elsewhere, he will absolutely come back when given the chance to coach the Wings down the road. Just like I think Stevie Y will end up back in the organization down the road. 




#2608575 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by marcaractac on 19 May 2015 - 01:01 PM

 

That's like saying, minus that Superbowl half time show, he's really kept a low profile.  TSN is the biggest media source for hockey, and hockey related information.  And Darren Dreger (and perhaps McKenzie) is it's most high profile contributor. 

 

Mike Babcock is notorious for shutting down reporters and/or interviews the second he doesn't like something they asked.  Watch any of his post game comments (particularly after loss) and he couldn't be more combative.  Yet suddenly he's doing sit down interviews, and discussing his through process, etc. and I'm NOT supposed to believe he wants it that way? 

 

One sentence, exactly one, would have put an end to this crap a year ago. 

 

"I don't discuss contract negotiations publicly, you'll know about it once I've signed the contract". 

 

You believe for one second that would stop media speculation? ahahahahahahahahahahahaha




#2608400 WMHC 2015

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

 

But when Canada loses Canadians say, "It's only the World Championships"

 

We won and I still say "it's only the world Championships". Wake me up for the World Juniors.




#2608399 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by marcaractac on 18 May 2015 - 05:03 PM

How very homoerotic. Thanks for sharing. :innocent:

 

 

That muscle shot though ;)

 

Basically expect me to quote that every time Larkin scores a goal with the Wings/




#2608071 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 15 May 2015 - 08:03 PM

Because he was forced to sit down with Dreger? Because he didn't know that dragging out the decision all year rather than signing an extension would add to the scrutiny? If you think his ego getting strokes isn't a big turn on for him you're nuts.

 

He didn't drag out the decision all year. He said from camp he will discuss contracts when the season ended. Season is over, and he is taking care of everything sooner rather than later. Should he have made his decision day one just to please you? 

 

If you were getting hampered by media day in and day out, wouldnt you give a short interview just to clear the air and get all info out there right from his own mouth? Makes sense to me. 




#2608069 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 15 May 2015 - 07:56 PM

Isn't Babcock still employed? Haven't his teams underwhelmed since 2010? Did Bylsma get this much attention the day after he was fired? Nope.

The hype is getting absurd. One way or another he needs to make a decision. Obviously I don't want the guy back. I make no pretenses otherwise. But more than that I'd like for the process to come to an end. I don't give a s*** whether he's taking his talents to Buffalo or otherwise. This is obnoxious.

 

How is it obnoxious? He isn't the one who asked for this to be so public. He is the guy who came out and said he is moving the date up for his decision. Blame the media. Babs shouldn't have to rush to such a huge decision because a few people on the internet are sick of hearing about it. 

 

Edit: He could have easily let his contract expire and let the bidding war for him begin. But he didn't. He decided to get this taken care of in May. Before the draft. Realgud.




#2608044 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 15 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

If babs stays will I be upset? No ... I won't be in an uproar for him coming back ... My preference is we go a different route , preferably with jeff Blashill

My personal opinion is he's a good coach but overrated ... Those gold medals for me don't count as the teams were stacked full of all star players

From 2010-2015 we haven't done anything in the playoffs and we had hank and pav from ages 29-35? ... It's not like there career was done and over with

And as for the franchise sitting pretty I'd put that more on holland for not panicking and trading away top prospects and out scouting staff for always refilling the prospect pool with real good talent

 

2 players isn't gonna win you a cup. Lidstrom retired. We lost Rafalski, we lost Stuart. A lot of the secondary scoring aged out, and youth has been filling positions since, and getting better every year. All under Babcock. I also bet you that Datsyuk and Hank would both say Babcock had a big part in their own development 10 years ago to become the players they did. 

 

Look at teams like the Blues. They should be winning cups with the roster they have. But they aren't. Look at the Pens. Crosby and Malkin can't do it alone there either. We have a young team learning how to win. That game 7 heartbreak was a huge lesson going forward. Babcock is a huge part of that. 

 

You bring up the Team Canada argument. Canada has ALWAYS had stacked rosters. But before the back to back gold, there has been a lot of disappointment. It is silly to talk as if any coach could have coached that team to a gold medal when more often than not the team didn't win gold in the past. Besides 2002 it has been a lot of olympic heartbreak for Canadians. Babs was chosen to coach those gold medal winning teams for a reason. 




#2608019 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 15 May 2015 - 04:35 PM

im starting to hope Babs leaves just so everyone saying they want him gone finally realizes how important he is to this franchise.


#2607858 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2015 - 09:10 PM

 

I lived in a house with a bunch of engineers during undergrad. They bitched about derformable solids and how messy our was non stop, but they drank like fishes so we got along.

 

The booze keeps us sane




#2607850 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

Please no OT in this game. I have to wake up 7am to go drinking.




#2607812 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 14 May 2015 - 07:50 PM

Mantha will be fine. He had to work through a lot to come into pro hockey for the first time, both being a kid and having had a broken leg. Despite that he had a solid season. Because of the hype, expectations for him were far to high. He'll come into next season knowing what to expect and be ready to kick some ass. 




#2607602 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 13 May 2015 - 08:57 PM

Orpik better be suspended. Not that I think it was that bad, but it was no different than Kronwall's.




#2607591 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 13 May 2015 - 08:34 PM

Green with consecutive penalties :39 apart. In a Game 7 ...and yet we're clamoring for him here in Detroit.
Live in NYC would love to continue rooting for a "home team" vs. think Trotz (Ovi? Whatevs.) deserves to get a cup. ...cue some Natalie Imbruglia.

 

Green won't be a Wing regardless come July 1. And I am glad for that. He will get a ridiculous contract elsewhere.