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#2610010 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 25 May 2015 - 06:58 AM

They think babs is going to make them the best team to ever play, and that he can make kessel into the best two way player ever, that he made z and pav the players they are...
Straight up, the most naive people in the world.

 

Why do I torture myself to live here :)




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

Posted by Wings3:16 on 22 May 2015 - 07:42 AM

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From reddit..haha




#2607211 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kipwinger on 11 May 2015 - 03:35 PM

Paying him 5 million or more, is so dumb.  That's way too much for a coach.  Babs doesn't have a magic wand that delivers Stanley Cups. If you've got a s*** organization, one that's not built for his style of play, or a GM that can't deliver, or a destination that nobody want to go to, Mike Babcock isn't going to change that.  Mike Babcock (@ 5, 10, or 20 million a year) couldn't bring a Cup to Toronto.  It's starting to get to the point where the hype is so great that every outcome will be a let down. 

 

After tomorrow there will be four coaches vying for the 2015 Stanley Cup.  None of them are named Babcock.  This will be the sixth year in a row that this has been the case.  I know everybody will list 1,000,000,000 zillion reasons why it's not his fault.  But the truth is, Babs isn't a guarantee of ANYTHING.  They didn't hand him a Stanley Cup just for showing up here in Detroit, and they won't hand him one elsewhere.  And about 90% of the teams he could go to will be more incompetent, miserly,  and corrupt than the one everybody thinks he coaches for now.  So why would there be a better result elsewhere?  Because Connor McDavid, or Jack Eichel, or Phil Kessel or blah, blah, blah. 

 

He's a good coach, but is he so otherworldly good that he's worth that kind of money? Some argue that he's better than Quenneville.  Ok fine.  Is he twice as good as Quenneville? Because he's about to get paid like it.  And when he doesn't deliver, then what?




#2570891 Franson to Preds

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 February 2015 - 11:31 AM

Never was a huge fan of getting Franson relative to the price. I just think he was more desirable for the Red Wings being a righty, but beyond that, I haven't seen anything that makes him that special.

I'm all in for Yandle, though. (Even being a lefty.)


#2542076 Toronto Radio: Illitch is selling everything and Babs will be Leafs GM

Posted by TheXym on 18 October 2014 - 09:12 AM

Seems to me like Rob Ford is sharing his stash with the Toronto media.


#2535852 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

******* awesome.
 
Between Jimmy and Monster (and even Mrazek) we've come a long way from this:
 
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I prefer these. They came with cups.


#2531580 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by Shaman on 11 July 2014 - 01:45 PM

http://nightmareonhe...leary-saga.html

 

This is just gold.




#2531114 Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

Posted by roboturner on 10 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

"I don't know why they're not coming here"

 

This is why, Ken. This is why.




#2529285 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2014 - 03:25 AM

Forget Cleary, I guess we have a new 3rd Amigo

 

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#2529067 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by evilmrt on 01 July 2014 - 07:45 PM

Here ya go, folks:

http://redwings.nhl....ge.htm?id=43999


#2529048 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

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#2528878 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Shaman on 01 July 2014 - 06:22 PM

I mean I was joking that Kenny would panic and overpay KFQ

 

Then he goes and does it.

 

He's becoming a mockery of his own self.




#2528680 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dominator2005 on 01 July 2014 - 04:27 PM

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Welcome to Detroit, Andy Miele. It's good to see us getting bigger up front...oh wait.


I hope that we signed the left one!


#2528668 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

 

As I said. We're the new Islanders. 

 

Except they have a young superstar and lots of enforcers. 

 

We have no reason for fans to attend games.  A boring team full of small players who don't fight and finish middle of the pack.  




#2475209 Building a talent pipeline.

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

The other thing I'd be looking for is a guy who's trending upward, but who isn't established yet.  A guy like Neal was for Dallas.  If you're willing to part with a quality piece you can usually get guys like this and hopefully they were scouted well enough that they can really flourish in your system.  Obviously you need to have quality scouts (which we supposedly do) but also you wouldn't need to give up nearly as much as an established guy. 

 

Following this line of though, one guy I've been interested in is Mikkel Boedker from Phoenix.  He's defensively responsible, SUPER fast, young, and has pretty good size (6ft. 210 lbs.), and plays for a team that's not likely to push for a playoff spot.  He's having a breakout year this year after moderate success in the past.  This is the kind of under the radar move that could pay off huge in the future if the kid continues to develop upward.  Plus, you certainly wouldn't need to give Nyquist and a 1st for him. 

 

I don't know if this guy's the answer, but it's the kind of move I'd be looking at if I were Holland.  Let everyone else battle it out for E. Kane, Vanek, Moulson, etc. and we make a solid cap savy move that helps now and in the future.