This is insane. Let the guy go. We've made it past the first round once in the last five years, we obviously need some changes.
Agreed. Babcock is completely overrated. He has won at all levels, yeah, but he's had completely stacked teams. I could win at the Olympics if I had Canada's team. The Red Wings have completely underperformed with him as head coach. I don't even want Blashill if he is just like Babcock.
It appears that Babs has Mrazek in mind because he started him in the final and crucial game of the season. Not like Howie needed the rest. And plus, Mrazek played well, he got a shutout.
So, in light of the above, I put all my chips in and say that Babs puts Howie in net for game 1.
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It could also mean that he wanted to give Howard, his starter, extra rest before the playoffs started or that much less chance of getting injured. Or that he wanted to get one last look at Mrazek to help decide.
It's going to be Howard though, there is no doubt. Mrazek getting a shut on in the last game of the regular season against one of the worst teams really doesn't mean all that much.
I wish we would trade either Helm or Abdelkader or a pick or two. They're both getting pretty redundant. If one of them were let go, I'd like to see:
Zetterberg Datsyuk Helm/Abdelkader
Nyquist Weiss Franzen
Tatar Sheahan Jurco
Not putting Weiss in the lineup would be incredibly stupid. I think he played well in the preseason despite only 1 assist. It took Hossa a little bit to mesh with the team, it'll take Weiss even longer and not even having him start the season would be a huge blow to his morale. Thankfully I think Babcock is just sending a message, he'll be in.
Just like demoting Weiss after not registering a point while given third line minutes with Kevinf****** Porter on his wing.
How is it that he didn't lead the team in points with opportunities like that?
Babcock has a history of giving 2nd line centers s***ty wingers and being confused when they don't produce.