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#2609832 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 02:13 AM

Just realized M-raz is still leading goalies in shutouts for the playoffs with 2. Not too shabby.




#2609735 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 02:48 PM

At this point, it doesn't even matter why he left. We had him as our fav teams coach for 10 years. He left on good terms. There are no hard feelings on either end with the exception of some bitter fans. 




#2609603 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Wings3:16 on Yesterday, 07:42 AM

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From reddit..haha




#2609685 Nicklas Lidstrom co-authors scientific paper in Sweden

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 11:46 AM

Blech.  I feel like the focus on statistics and fancy stats is ruining sports for me.  It's turning away from a competition of will, luck, opportunity and whatnot and turning into a predictable pseudo-science.

 

I'm not a huge fan of "advanced" stats because they're so often abused, but it doesn't sound like what this is about.

 

And I've always thought a big part of Lidstrom's success was his ability to make the right play so consistently.  He put up a lot of points but played pretty conservatively.  Then if the Wings were down in key games is when you'd suddenly see Lids jumping into the play on offense.  He was a coach's dream because he played the percentages, and usually correctly. 




#2609667 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 11:17 AM

The obnoxious thing about it is that it won't make Russian professional hockey more viable. It won't do anything he's hoping it will do.  It will just make Russian hockey crappy because nobody who's playing it will give a damn.  And anybody who gives a damn will turn their efforts toward activities that aren't subject to repression. 

 

How do I know?  Because it already happened with Russian sports.  And industry.  And art.  And everything else.  Forcing people to do something stifles motivation, creativity, passion, hard work, and effort.  It NEVER increases them.  Ask Slava, it's exactly how he felt in 1989.

 

On the contrary, most Russians regard the soviet era as the golden age of Russia. You only regard the period as stifling because you have been blinded by decadent western imperialism.

 

What's Slava's job in Russia again?




#2609643 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 10:38 AM

Putin made him do it


#2609562 Nicklas Lidstrom co-authors scientific paper in Sweden

Posted by Mckinley25 on 21 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

Blech.  I feel like the focus on statistics and fancy stats is ruining sports for me.  It's turning away from a competition of will, luck, opportunity and whatnot and turning into a predictable pseudo-science.


If it's predictable it's hardly a pseudo-science, that's actually one of the staples of real science.


#2609515 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 21 May 2015 - 05:05 PM

Michael GrangeVerified account ‏@michaelgrange

Babcock says he doesn't have an out; says Leafs initially offered hm 10 yrs. He asked for 8, takes him thru age 60.

 

Ok Kip, you're happy he's gone and you think, just like Buffalo, that he's liar and really only in it for the money...

I think we got it.

 

...and yes, HSJ really has her work cut out for her now that she can't worship at the altar of Babcock, but do you really think ANY Detroit media is gonna go at him about not re-signing with the Wings?

 

None of them will, because loyalty or not, anyone would be stupid to turn down 50 million in favor of 20.

 

I 100% believe Babs when he said his decision wouldn't be about the money. But when a price like that gets thrown at you, you pretty much have to say yes. Even then he was mulling over it for a few days. His heart was absolutely here, but in the end nobody can really blame him. I'd shovel s*** for the rest of my working life for 50 million dollars. 




#2609167 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 05:10 PM

 

Down Goes Brown ‏@DownGoesBrown · 2m2 minutes ago

After years at the Department of Player Safety, it's nice to see Shanahan finally hand out a number that everyone thinks is too high.

 

:w00t:




#2609138 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by F.Michael on 20 May 2015 - 04:08 PM

Found this gem over on 'Maple Leafs Forever'...

 

 

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#2609048 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

So does flipping Babcock for a 3rd from Toronto count as Hollands best trade the last coupe years?




#2609047 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2015 - 02:00 PM

It's a much needed change, after a lot of first round playoff exits and the same formula being implemented year after year, something needs to give. A fresh coach is always a new beginning, new strategies, line combinations, and maybe a bit more logical use with our prospects. It's time to give some of the kids a shot on D all season and working towards our future. 

 

Best wishes to Babcock, and all he did while he was here in Detroit. Toronto is a complete disaster, and I hope he knows what he's getting into there. No sour feelings on my end.




#2609015 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:44 PM

Phil Kessel, do you know what backchecking is? 

 

No? Welcome to the 4th line. 




#2609009 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:39 PM

I've believed all along and even spoke about it on 97.1 The Ticket, Detroit/Holland had the upper hand the entire time, either they keep Babs or have Blashill in hand.  No doubt in my mind that Holland pretty much knew this was happening, at least was 90% sure.  I don't doubt Blash is named to be the next HC today.  Blashill has to be flying high right now!  I am too! At least Blash should play the kids in the right spot and not put players in the top 6 that don't belong there!  Jurco and Pulkkinen will prove that they belong higher than the 4th line!




#2608960 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:22 PM

I am not going to be the one to start it, but someone start a thread about what you want to see out of a Blashill run Red Wings team!

 

I for sure look forward to NOT seeing Abby and Helm in the top 6! Oh, and E in the top 2!