Posted by kipwinger
on 24 November 2014 - 10:54 AM
The long suffering Maple Leafs' fans ought to be saluted each and every game for being the most fickle, arrogant, and entitled group of fans in all of professional hockey. Hard to imagine why a guy like Phil Kessel wouldn't be interested in saluting a bunch of folks who were calling for his head after a 37 goal, 80 point season. Ditto for Kadri. And Reimer.
There's only one salute these s***birds deserve, and it involves something other than a stick in the air.
Honestly, this is the second time a Tennessee topic was created on this forum. The first one was closed. I understand that this is hockey related - however, even though the Nashville Predators forum was closed, this shouldn't be your second home for Nashville Predators discussion.
i did not start the topic,it was a red wings fan that started it,so please stop taking it out on me and the last i check that this was a place to discuss the detroit red wings,NHL, and Hockey in general
If Detroit, somehow, made a deal and picked him up, I would stop being a Red Wings fan. That's how much I despise this weasel.
edit: i accidently hit enter, but anyways i agree i would not be a fan of the wings after, to be honest when we required bert, i was pissed as hell, ( i know he said he was sorry, and made a mistake) but sometimes when your a public figure you cant make those stupid mistakes. I feel like the wings have a certin class to them, which makes us the wings, we dont have people doing stupid s*** (most of the time), i hope we get the pens in the playoffs. When leggy speared malkin, even tho malkin is a prick too, i got pissed, its just something we dont doo, i understand standing up for your ground but hit him in the face, give him a palm, dont spear, dont sucker punch, i might be the only one who thinks that but i love leggy, everyone makes mistakes, im ranting now.... lol
Let me get this straight, the guy just passed Jack Adams for most all time wins (with the wings), and yet he's never won the Jack Adams Trophy for Best Head Coach?? hmmm...
Bowman had to win 62 games in a season to get one.
I absolutely hate how that award is given out. Its basically the coach of the most improved team award.
He rolls out horrible lines and makes all kinds of nonsensical "gut" line-juggling decisions, but he has a great relationship with the players, if not the best, and knows how to instill confidence and pride in his team. Which makes him the most irritating, and probably one of the best coaches, in the league today.
He's had at least some players who didn't get along with him. Filppula apparently didn't get along with him at all, which is why he didn't entertain the idea of coming back this year. Commodore believes Babcock tried to end his hockey career and hates him with a passion and there were even rumors a while ago that Zetterberg didn't get along with him.
Then again there's a saying about coaches like Babcock and Bowman. 364 days a year you hate his guts but on the 365th day you get your ring.