I liked our compete level, we got more shots on goal, that's something that we talked about. It's a race to 4, we got one, they got one ... that's hockey. We'll regroup and head back home and work on a couple more things and be ready to go.
I agree with OP's opening statement. Fan doesn't mean just support through anything and not calling them out when they are playing below their ability or with no heart. Fan can expect excellence, hard work every night, and the upholding of the Red WIngs tradition.
I get that sometimes we lose but if they give an honest effort and they lose, that's hockey, that's sports ... I'm perfectly fine with that. But when they sleep for 20 mins and get down 0-2 and then play hockey for next 40 mins but can't equalize, and lose ... that deserves some sh*t raising.
Can't believe people are thinking his stock is dropping. If the Wings don't re-sign Babcock there will be a line-up of teams for his services.
Babs is a best coach period. This team is built soft and small, Errorson and Quincy are our top 4 def which is bad.
2011 - 2nd round loss to San Jose
2012 - 1st round loss to Nashville
2013 - 2nd round loss to Chi
2014 - 1st round loss to Bos
Babs is a good coach but he is not anywhere near the best coach 'period'. Sutter and Quennville might be the best coaches in the last 5 years. Yes, I know there will be teams lining up for him but personally, I think Babs is overrated. He is good but certainly not the best. When was the last time he won a Cup?
Why throw $5m/yr to have him take you to round 1 or 2 ... plenty of coaches can do that for you. Bylsma got fired for that.