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#2609732 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by F.Michael on 22 May 2015 - 02:28 PM

Best wishes to Mike Babcock, and his family.

 

He's a class act in my humble opinion.

 

No issues from me with his decision.




#2609663 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by LeftWinger on 22 May 2015 - 11:08 AM

Hopefully the first time TO is in Detroit, the organization puts together a nice presentation for him, so the fans can cheer and say goodbye.  Maybe just his picture on the scoreboard and announcer saying that the fans and team would like to thank him for 10 years of great hockey!  Crowd erupts, Babcock cries, then Mrazek shut's out the leafs....perfect night.




#2609662 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 May 2015 - 11:04 AM

Here's the tearful final presser 

 




#2605457 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by 55fan on 01 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

The series goes to 7 games.  The first 6 are 1-0.  All goals are scored when the puck bounces off someone standing in front of the net pointing a finger at an opposing player and whining about something.

 

By game 7, they have all learned to stand and cry without pointing.  In the intermission before the 7th overtime of a 0-0 game, Steve Yzerman visits the locker room and asks to speak to Filppula.  He has brought with him a medium who looks deeply into Flip's dreamy... blue... ey...........

 

Oh, sorry.  But.  Those eyes...

 

She asks him to recall a previous life.  She sees the colour red.  He blinks.  He stares at Yzerman.  He sees the Cup Rings on Yzerman's hand.  Where has he seen that before?

 

Then it comes to him!  The heart of a Bolt remembers!  It is transformed into the heart of a Wing! 

 

And what happened next?  Well, in Whoville, they say, that Filppula's balls grew three sizes that day!

 

He skates onto the ice, wins the face-off, takes the puck himself, skates between the Canadiens players who are crying about an unfair puck drop.

 

He scores, winning the series for the Lightning.  A breathless Cooper asks him, "How did you do it?"  Filppula proudly replies, "I'm a Red Wing!  I cheated."

 

Then they go on to get blown away in the next series and we all live happily ever after.  The end.




#2605291 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by puckloo39 on 01 May 2015 - 10:05 AM

oh my God, the title couldn't be more true!   LOVE IT.  I want them both to lose. 




#2605356 Sigh, having a relapse of irritation

Posted by kipwinger on 01 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

Well, you eventually need scoring threats...Pulkinnen is a scoring threat and I think he should have been in there somewhere.  Ferraro played the last game of the season and then all of a sudden he is a fixture.  Not really sure why.  I would have scratched him rather than pulks.  I like Jurco's "battle" and Andersson...well he was there all year.  He did get that fluky goal...

 

Right, but you're creating one hole to fill another.  The Miller-Glendenig-Ferraro line was absolutely steller defensively all series long.  They, more than anything else (except maybe Mrazek) kept us in the series.  But it's a catch-22.  In order to keep Tampa's offense at bay, you had to play our fourth line 18 minutes a night.  And if you do that, you won't score much.  So you've got to take advantage of the chances you get.  We didn't. 

 

Plus don't forget that Pulkkinen wasn't exactly scoring like gangbusters before he was sent down.  He's not that much of a scoring threat at this point in his NHL tenure.  He's also slow as hell, and Babcock stated he wanted a fast roster to keep up with Tampa.

 

I think the right decision was made.  We played as well as we could have without winning, but in the end we lost to a team that was simply much deeper and more talented than we were.  Just like Chicago two years ago.


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#2605397 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by kickazz on 01 May 2015 - 02:17 PM

 

http://www.freep.com...wings/26715027/

 

That's some positive sounding dialogue.

Jesus. I just watched the video in the link. He was trying really hard to hold back his tears. I feel terrible for Babs, he really took the loss to his heart it seems like. In 10 years, I've never seem him that let down. 

 

He must have really meant it when he said "I think this is the best team we've had since 2009". 


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#2601213 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Jusek on 26 April 2015 - 01:34 PM

Found these pics from reddit, the Star Wars line! :lol:

 

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Luke                                                                                                     Lando                                                                                             Drewbacca




#2601177 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 26 April 2015 - 09:02 AM

This is isn't mine but I thought it was awesome.

 

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#2603357 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Learn2LuvIt on 29 April 2015 - 12:22 PM

Per Ken Kal's Tweat:
Babs comment, "there's a deli in MTL that he's dying to have a sandwich from" prompted me to make a dinner reservation there tomorrow night.

I love the swagger in the face of huge adversity.


#2603329 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by vladdy16 on 29 April 2015 - 11:51 AM

YFMB_zps2f529e6f.jpg

 

YFMB.  That is all.




#2602659 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:33 AM


I'm not happy just sneaking into the playoffs. And since Nill and Bowman and Yzerman have left, we have struggled. Agree or disagree?

 

Lol.  Disagree.  Whole heartedly. 

 

Since Bowman left (2002) we've made the playoffs every single year, went to the finals twice, and won the Cup once. 

 

Since Yzerman left (2010) we've made the playoffs every single year.

 

Same with Nill (2013). 

 

You know who's struggled since Yzerman and Nill left?  Yzerman and Nill. 




#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 

 

The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 

 

Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.

 

Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?




#2602645 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

A discussion…Ha.

 

Most of the prospects exist on many teams. i.e. Tampa Bay's T. Johnson.

 

Find me one team in the league that's had to draft from Detroit's position for the last 24 years that has better prospects. Feel free to use these as refernces

 

http://www.thehockey...sing-prospects/

 

http://www.hockeysfu...spect-rankings/

 

http://www.hockeysfu.../team-rankings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about overpaying for Quincey?

 

Quincey's been good.

 

Resigned Cleary twice.

 

Kept his promise. Continues to exude organizational class. No harm done on the ice.

 

Overpaid and signed Franzen and Howard.

 

Franzen is not overpaid. Howard got fair value at the time. This is all on Howard for not keeping his end of the bargain.

 

Zidlicky is struggling badly.

 

Meh. Babcock has other options if he wants to use them. Kindl, for example. Didn't give up much to acquire him.

 

Nyquist looks small and lost out there.

 

Now you're just stretching

 

Never planned for Lidstrom's and Rafalski's departures. 

 

How can you? Without tanking like Florida, you're not getting an Ekblad or Jones or Hannafin. #tankit

 

Didn't figure out a way to keep Hossa.

 

IMO, his only major mistake.

 

Stephen Weiss is on the team but doesn't dress.

 

Holland's only other mistake. Part of that is on Babcock for not using him properly.

 

Does any of that ring a bell? Bother you?

 

Just the Hossa thing.




#2603090 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Teno on 29 April 2015 - 01:15 AM

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