Are you struggling? Is your team in a funk? Not to worry! The Detroit Red Wings are on your schedule. LMAO. So this trash team gets a lucky win yesterday and goes back to their usual self again. Just like that flukey win against the Pens when everyone though they were "back." Sorry ass team can't win two games in a row. TANK IT.
I hope some of you jokers are eating your words now.
Look I love the Red Wings, but it's posts like this that make me hate some of our fans. You know, the whole "hey let's purposely lose the whole season, so maybe land the next Crosby or Teows", as if those come around every year.
I'm sick of some of you spoiled brats so ungrateful for all of the success this team has enjoyed over the last 25 years. If it bothers you that much that we're not the team everyone is talking about every year then please, just go root for the Blackhawks already.
Tanking just seems like something losers, quitters, and crybabies do. The Wings are a class organization, and don't need to be rebuilt. The Red Wings have been rebuilding for the last few years, and making the playoffs while doing it!! Toronto fans would kill to have their team be in our team's situation right now.
What? Is that not enough? Spoiled brats I tell ya.
I haven't gotten to watch a lot of games the second half of the season, but I just can't imagine what Weiss did so badly to justify being permanently benched. Not every player can be 100% defensively sound at all times. We're close to becoming (if we haven't already become) the Minnesota Wild of the '00s, defense-first, score only when the other goalie screws up.
Babcock really irritates me in this regard. Weiss had the reputation of a hard-working, reliable guy. Whatever his problems were, Babcock has hardly used him in the top six role that he's actually capable of playing. At the very list put him on an offensive third line. There is no reason Weiss should be sitting while Andersson plays.
Datsyuk coming back will be huge, and missing Kronwall and Cole is going to hurt. I'd say call up Marchenko instead of using Kindl.
Again, I think he's a good coach too. But I don't think he's the right one for this team right now. The proof is in the pudding. He's got a very good team right now, its up to him to do something with it. I don't expect a cup this year. But I do expect more than a late season collapse and early playoff exit. And I don't think that's asking too much out of a top coach leading a team full of 20+ goal scorers and veteran stars.
I'm a pretty optimistic guy and I have a hard time calling this a good team. 5-5 we're terrible, the PP has carried us all year, and no matter who coaches this team the D corp is porous to say the least. Pav is still a star, Z is still a good player but a star in reputation only. I don't know what the hell has happened to Kronwall lately but he's not himself either. It's great to score 20+ goals but if the team D sucks and they can't get consistent goal tending it won't win. Should Babs get more out of this team or has he squeezed all from them that he can? Truthfully I don't know. Players have to want to be great. It's amazing how many periods the team does almost nothing but stand around with their thumbs up their ass not doing anything. Don't get me wrong, I get your point. I really really do. I just can't honestly say that another coach would do any better with this group.
Source? Lol haven't you been reading these articles about the possibility of him leaving or resigning every other one they are always suggesting that
So you don't have a source where he says he wants to be in a system where he has more power I take it?
I wouldn't believe everything you read on the internet friend. Especially if the person it's about never actually said it.
I don't expect him to win ever single year, but you guys are downplaying some of the really great teams he had and lost with. His teams were not mediocre in 2005 or 2009. I get irritated when people act like he's had nothing to work with. He's had good, to great teams since joining the wings. He's got one cup. He's not such a super duper coach that its anathema to even consider life after Babcock.
So then you want Blashill? a rookie with no cups? Just cause he might be able to do what Babs didn't?