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#2605072 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 30 April 2015 - 02:07 PM

Who cares? It's either Babcock or Blashill - both outstanding coaches... I would personally rather have Blashill because he knows these players as well as Babcock does, and knows the next generation (Mantha, Oulette, Anthanasiou, Pulkinnen) a hell of a lot better. The current Detroit Red Wings, anyway you look at it, are the bi-product of a great job that Blashill has done in terms of development of our young nucleus, and they evidently respect him as a coach, which is massive. It just feels right, let him finish the job he has started and see if he can get more out of a Teemu Pulkinnen or a Tomas Jurco than our current coach has.

 

I also didn't like Babcock's attitude last night, it was a selfish press conference he used as a marketing ploy to put the spotlight on himself - and the great job "he" has done. Without finding the direct quote, he basically said that the Red Wings have won "too much", and been "too good" in recent years to be in the position to draft a replacement for Pavel Datsyuk or a "Great Player on the Back End", and that "the team isn't as good as it was". My issue here is that the Red Wings were still an extremely good hockey team when Pavel Datsyuk was drafted (in the 6th Round) - actually they won the cup that year (1998), and the year before that (1997), and then again in his rookie year (2002) - so maybe a good future doesn't cost you a miserable few years. I understand that the Salary Cap made it easier back then, but who currently has better future than this? (Besides Edmonton)

 

TATAR - LARKIN - MANTHA

NYQUIST - SHEAHAN - ABDELKADER

JURCO - ANTHANASIOU - PULKINNEN

BERTUZZI - GLENDENNING - FERARRO

 

DEKEYSER - MARCHENKO

OULETTE - SPROUL

JENSEN - (THIS YEARS 1ST ROUNDER?)

 

MRAZEK

 

I am not exaggerating when I ask this, but which forward on that list doesn't have star potential? Yes - we need help on the back end, but defenseman also mature at a much older age than forwards do, and our scouting staff is still the best in the business.




#2604979 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 30 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

Here's my problem with Mike. He comes out last night and says "we battled our butts off to get in the playoffs" and "the media didn't pick us to make the playoffs" So in that vain it's a great coaching job. Yeah, not so fast. This team was pushing for tops in the East in February, Mike came out to the media and said this was the best team he's coached since 09 a couple of months ago. Holland picks up 2 guys who, at the time, seemed like great fits. We sputtered down the stretch, what happened to our amazing coach? Yes, Mike is one of the best coaches in hockey. I'll never dispute that, but I think I've heard one to many Babockisms, and I'm ready for a change. 




#2604853 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 April 2015 - 01:13 AM

Good lord, Thornton?

I'm so glad teams aren't run on the internet...


#2604575 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 29 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

 

Honestly we need to re-evaluate a lot of players' roles.  Helm, for instance, is not a top 6 player. 

 

On another note, am I the only one really leery about Blashill?  If Babcock is part of the problem, I'm not sure bringing in a clone is the right move.  If we need an overhaul from strategy on up to players, bringing in a coach with an identical strategy isn't the way to start.

 

He's a clone in the way he talks, but GR plays a different style. More physical, better transition game. Plus, he's a new voice for the veterans, and a guy the kids will trust.




#2603502 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Cloune on 29 April 2015 - 03:24 PM

destroy thisf****** s***. Letsgo  DETROIT 




#2602782 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

I share us in winning, though I think the heat is on us. Since we had the series lead. Why do you have it the other way?


Because Tampa are the favorites. They're in a "win now" window and chocked against Montreal last year. Wings aren't even supposed to be here.


#2602559 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by wings_fanatic on 28 April 2015 - 01:52 AM

Aside from the fact that you can't tell the future, I'm not saying that Howard should start game 7, it's too late for that. But Howard at the top of his game (which he was at for most of the year) is better and more consistent overall that Mrazek, who has had two very bad games in this series. He won three games, yes, you're not all knowing so you can't say that Howard would not have also won the games.

 

Completely agreed. That doesn't mean I think Mrazek should be playing over Howard.


What series have you been watching? Mrazek has played better in this series than Jimmy has played in any series. Keep in mind Jimmy also had Lidstrom and raFi for a few seasons as well. Mrazek has been our best player and was not the reason we lost last night at all.


#2602534 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by In Wings We Trust on 27 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

It really sucks, I will always believe to the very end, but we'll need to step up again. The Red Wings are my life, the playoff losing never gets easier, I just want us to ATLEAST take a series . . . especially one we should have had by now! I think we'll show up, we seem to respond well after a blunder. But I pray to the Almighty Hockey Gods this is not the end of our season!




#2602499 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by gowings00 on 27 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Tonight we simply showed the same weaknesses the past few years. Defensive play is not the caliber needed for a deep playoff run. We have one goal from a defensemen and that was an empty netter from DK. I wish we were better equipped for a cup run but we aren't. I think we have plenty of firepower but our defense gives us very little. Most of us that watch every game know that this is the reason we have been so inconsistent. We're gonna need Mrazek to stand on his head in game 7.


#2602367 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by wings87 on 27 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

I feel confident going into game 7,all the pressure will be on Tampa.


#2601583 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 27 April 2015 - 04:07 PM

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Hope they taped that Cooper article up in the locker room to give the boys a good laugh. LGRW!!!!




#2600303 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by kickazz on 25 April 2015 - 03:32 PM

Don't feel too great about this one, but LGW!! I expect Stamkos to have a good game, but hopefully he doesn't.

I don't expect jack s*** from Stamkos. I expect him to get shutdown and us to win. 

 

This isn't directed at you but:

 

People expect bad games from our captain but expect good games from opposing team captains? HELL NAAAA. I EXPECT A HATRICK FROM ZETTERBERG AND I EXPECT STAMKOS TO CRY IN HIS CORNER. OH AND I EXPECT GLENDENING TO HIT THE S*** OUT OF JOHNSON TONIGHT.

 

LETS GO RED WINGS!




#2599898 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by kickazz on 23 April 2015 - 10:59 PM

Wings were 3-1 with Chicago and lost 4-3. U know what. Maybe the 2-2 is better to keep them on their heals. LGRW. 




#2598752 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by matt198913 on 23 April 2015 - 03:59 PM

Looking for a big game from Smith, Abby, and Pete tonight


#2597315 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 April 2015 - 05:36 PM

Hopefully I won't have to post this picture too often tonight.

 

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