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#2608879 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 20 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

If you are a Detroit Red Wings fan, you should be very proud of Ken Holland for doing what he just did.

 

"Money will not be an issue" - yet we were always the lowest bidder in an attempt to resign Mike Babcock (while knowing him better than anyone). To me, I don't see this is as blind arrogance, but as a brilliant play by Holland to say and do what he had to - knowing the process would end with Jeff Blashill coaching this team for the next decade. I honestly am more excited with this information than I would have been had we re-signed Babcock, and lost Blashill.

 

Babcock is a good coach, and should be praised for his Stanley Cup here - but his resume only shines with accomplishments that were legitimate expectations as well. He inherited Nick Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg in their prime - yet only took us past the 2nd round of the playoffs in 3 out of 10 years he was in Detroit... (2007,2008,2009). In 2007 we had the most regular season points in the league, and one of the best teams on paper - and we certainly had the best team on paper in both 08/09.

 

Blashill has coached professionally for less than 6 seasons - and if he wins the Calder Cup this year (which isn't a stretch) he will have 3 championships to show for it. He has also developed more than half of the current Detroit Red Wings roster (who won the Calder Cup 2 years ago), and has since developed players like Pulkinnen, Anthanasiou, and Marchenko the same way he developed the likes of Nyquist, Tatar, and Sheahan. This guy just continues to do it, and seems like he gets more out of these players than Babcock has - albeit at the AHL level.

 

I don't think we lost the Mike Babcock sweepstakes, but won the Jeff Blashill award.




#2608868 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 20 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

 

Weiss and Kindl for Phaneuf?   :sleepy:

 

Yeah, I see your point.  

 

Ha can you imagine if he went then, then that trade happened. He'd kill someone.




#2601099 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

This never gets old.

 

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#2601088 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 25 April 2015 - 09:42 PM

Glendening is making a serious case to be my next jersey purchase.


#2601015 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 25 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

NBCSN  showed a replay of Mrazek making a save off a deflection near the end of the game. How quickly he reacted to grab it with his glove was one thing, but the replay showed how his face and his eyes were tracking it so calmly the entire time. He is just solidifying his role as starter for many years to come. I mean this is the best a goalie has played for us in a series since Chris Osgood in 2009. 




#2601003 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by RedWingsRox on 25 April 2015 - 08:00 PM

Wow ... just wow.  




#2600985 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 25 April 2015 - 07:53 PM

Perfect road game. Impressive response by the guys after Game 4. The vets led the way with their effort and everyone else followed.

Mrazek, Glendening and DeKeyser are the Wings best players in this series. Not sure anyone saw that coming in October.

That's really three straight games the Wings have been the better team outside of the collapse. Play like that again on Monday and this thing is over.


#2600990 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 25 April 2015 - 07:55 PM

I think we've seen Tampa's Best punch.  I think the wings can handle anything and everything.  Tampa bay really doesn't know how to get around Detroit's hustle and mucking up of the center ice.  God how many frustrating games we had to watch against teams like Calgary and Edmonton that did that to us when we were like Tampa.

 

I honestly don't think TB can play any different, and they're all confused.  I think Detroit broke their spirit again.

 

If the wings win this series, then they will have taken a lot of lessons and faced some major adversity blowing game 4.  

 

I still am amazed they blow a diaper in game 4 and then come into TB where TB is extremely tough, and win 4-0.  Just wow.




#2600979 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by brett on 25 April 2015 - 07:52 PM

i didnt watch the game but holy s*** 4-0

 

2nd shutout for mrazek amazing




#2600708 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 25 April 2015 - 06:46 PM

Great hustle and backchecking going on tonight ... Just one more period!


#2600702 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by CaliforniaWingsFan on 25 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

Huge block Ferraro.


#2600694 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 25 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

Great play by Z. 


What happened wife got something in her eye and I had to take her to urgent care

 

Just fell and looked like he took a second to get up, he's good though. Hope the wife is okay. 




#2600679 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by gcom007 on 25 April 2015 - 06:39 PM

I've always liked Glenny, but man oh man, who would've thought he'd become this important of a player to this team? You've got to love it.




#2600678 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 25 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

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#2600662 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by barabbas16 on 25 April 2015 - 06:37 PM

Miller time!!