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#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.




#2609035 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by WingsAlways on 20 May 2015 - 01:53 PM

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I just spit beer 




#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. 




#2608918 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 20 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

WOW REALLY. You go to our divisional and original six rival? Go to hell Babcock.


#2608390 Free agents this off season

Posted by wings87 on 18 May 2015 - 04:26 PM

I'm ready for the offseason to start, can these teams stop playing 7 games? Lets get the season over with.


#2598326 Carcillo speaks out on Montador's death and mental health issues

Posted by Dave on 22 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Is this why Kenny Holland almost always offers some type of role within the organization after they retire?




#2606976 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Dominator2005 on 10 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

This is insane. Let the guy go. We've made it past the first round once in the last five years, we obviously need some changes. 



You think that our actual roster can do better without Babs?!?!
I agree that we need changes... but ROSTER changes.


#2606795 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kickazz on 08 May 2015 - 05:29 PM

We have a ton of leadership in the locker room that goes a long way, I don't see too much changing. Losing Babs will be a transition but not like what your making it out to be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Losing babs for say someone other than Blashill could actually bring a whole different change. Coaching style is an important aspect in this league. If we end up with the likes of Tortorella (just an example), that could dramatically change the locker room and on-ice work ethic and discipline. 

 

Our best bet is Blashill because he's been groomed to work in the same system as Babs. I still think Babs is the best option. Except of course the options are his to take not the Wings. 

 

The point is, there will definitely be a change in atmosphere with a new coach. Good or bad, who knows. But a coaching change does have an big impact. Especially in this league. 




#2606786 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Dominator2005 on 08 May 2015 - 04:22 PM

Classy move by Holland. Still hope that Babs will be back


#2606774 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Rivalred on 08 May 2015 - 03:09 PM

If he stays or goes I wish him the best.


#2606116 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 May 2015 - 01:25 PM

Nice to see Mantha responding a lot more thoughtfully than Jimmy D did.  

 

I can imagine Holland facepalming when he heard Devellano's comments.




#2605980 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 04 May 2015 - 07:40 PM

 

He played over 80% of the regular season games and all of the playoff games so far.

 

I'm not necessarily in support of the comment - at the least, the "very, very, very" could have been excluded.  But, 'disappointing' seems... appropriate.  Who knows what motivates this kid, though?  Maybe it lights a fire under him and he lights Rockford up in the next series.

62 of 82 is between 75 and 76%.

 

He played 3/4ths of the season while trying to come back from a broken leg and adjust to pro level hockey. His stats (62gp,13g,18a,33pts) are actually really similar to Tatar's (58gp,16g,16a, 32pts) first year in GR. I'm not overly worried yet.




#2605954 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by Z and D for the C on 04 May 2015 - 05:01 PM

Pretty stupid comments by him no matter his intentions. There are much better ways to motivate a player than by completely dismissing him after one half of one pro season.


#2605103 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2015 - 03:08 PM

 

How do you define "competitive"?  Making the playoffs every year and losing in the early round?

 

If so, then I agree that we're competitive.

 

Since when do we need to measure team success against Edmonton and Buffalo?   

 

How often would we need to win the Cup for you to consider our organization "competitive" if we aren't now?




#2604492 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 29 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

 

Maybe he gives a s*** about this team and wants them to do good.  

 

Yeah, too often being pissed at losing is construed as negative. I'm pissed we lost, and I want us to get better. If trading Nyquist could get us a big winger who could help out Z/D in the playoffs, then lets do it. Standing pat does nothing, we showed we're close. Need some more pieces.