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#2609694 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 May 2015 - 12:11 PM

OK ... I think it's been over analyzed.  Who the hell cares anymore where Mrs. Babcock and the kids wants to live and how big of a factor it was in deciding.   Ready to lock this thread up and move on.  I doubt anyone can add anything insightful to the fact that Babcock has chosen the Leafs.  




#2609662 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 May 2015 - 11:04 AM

Here's the tearful final presser 

 




#2609592 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 22 May 2015 - 01:30 AM

 I bet Buffalo will send some reporters to the Detroit Red Wings presser.  




#2609364 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by RedWingsRox on 21 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

Buffalo should hire Guy Boucher ... rumour has it that he was next in line after Babcock.  That should light a competitive fire under Boucher's butt and a real rivalry between the Buff and Toronto.  




#2608796 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 20 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

Bit of a shocker, all along it was Det and Buff ... now this morning, Det and Buff are out and it is Leafs, Blues, or Sharks ??!!

 

Out of those 3, I think Blues would be his best option if he truly wants to win now.  Shocked that Toronto is still in the mix.  




#2608635 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by RedWingsRox on 19 May 2015 - 05:27 PM

Did we really need 2 threads on Babcock?  Isn't one enough?  




#2608611 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 19 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

Great news ... please accept Buffalo's offer.  Let's move on already, next man up ... congratulations Blashill.  




#2608562 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by RedWingsRox on 19 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

Personally, if I was Holland, no.  $3.25 for 4 years is a significant raise and very fair for his performance, how many Cups again did Babcock bring us?   This offers him and other coaches a reasonable increase in level of pay.  Doubling it in one move is a bit unreasonable.  If Babs makes $5, how much should Q and Sutter make, both have 2 Cups in the last 5 years?  

 

Would not let Babs use Buffalo as the gauge of salary.  I'd support Holland and Mr. I if they let him walk.    




#2608481 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 18 May 2015 - 11:18 PM

Toronto Star reports "Babcock is leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis, a source told the Star."

 

http://www.thestar.c...head-coach.html

If the report is true ... sorry but no.  Don't cater to that condition ... let him go now.  No way to a 1 year or 2 year deal and we do this all over again ... what, when Pittsburgh wants to dance and we lose Blashill  ... no way.  Bye, good luck in Buffalo or Toronto.  

 

Blashill, congratulations, you're the new head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the next 4 years, grow with it, we'll be patient.  




#2608327 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 18 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

Agree ... please take the $5M from Buffalo and enjoy coffee with Rex Ryan.




#2608307 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 18 May 2015 - 10:56 AM

he is gone. when he starts asking other teams, it says a lot. he could also sit out a year, not like he needs the money. There have been Babs to U of M rumors for a couple of years as well. 

Yah but of all teams, SJ ?? What do they have that the Wings don't have other than summer weather all year round?  Their 2 stars are aging as well.  If McLellan can't get more out of them, then I don't think Babcock can do much more.  Babcock cannot put on goalie pads and play for the Sharks.  

 

I honestly think they are further away from SC than Detroit and that joke of a GM, he wants to trade Wilson for Holland?  




#2608014 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 15 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

Just heard part of it on the radio and pierre lebrun said the fact that there interviewing together maybe shows he's coming back? Who knows


I do find it weird that there interviewing together about him possibly leaving? Hope he goes

 

The Decision?




#2607802 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by RedWingsRox on 14 May 2015 - 07:26 PM

This kid is going to decide whether Babs stay or not ........ supposedly.




#2607559 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 13 May 2015 - 05:26 PM

I think this would be an interesting twist if Chiarelli doesn't drink the Babcock $5m/yr for 5 year koolaid and he doesn't request permission to interview Babcock and  just go with McLellan instead.  (Not a bad call on McLellan, solid coach for less)  Imagine what that might do to Babs ego ... so no Crosby to coach, no McDavid ... you really want to go to Buffalo or the dysfunctional Leafs.   

 

That's what is coming out of Edmonton ... I love it!  Sorry Mikey, no McConnor for you.  

 

Todd McLellan to coach Edmonton barring 'major collapse': Report (Elliotte Friedman)

https://ca.sports.ya...-203442136.html




#2606759 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by RedWingsRox on 08 May 2015 - 01:56 PM

St. Louis seems a tempting location for him, if they clear out Hitch in time.  Stillman has no issue with putting the money in for his Blues.  The media is rather easy in St. Louis and team is loaded with talent, but is in desperate need of a culture change.  Babcock with a move or two could make a strong regular season team into a much deadlier playoff team.

Why change one 'cock' with another one?  ... sorry couldn't resist.  

 

Hitch is a good friend of Babs, I wonder if that has any bearing on it, knowing that if you say yes, your friend will be unemployed.  Don't know if Hitch's job is secure or on thin ice but yah, St. Louis is way too much talent to be one and done.  They need goalie but that's a problem that a coach cannot rectify or solve.