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In Topic: WCQF : (6) Minnesota Wild vs. (2) St. Louis Blues

26 April 2015 - 04:35 PM

Both teams suck and won't beat Chicago so this series doesn't make a difference. Only team I see beating chicago in the west is Anaheim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I'm not so sure, Chicago did not look good vs. Nashville. If the preds knew how to hold a lead, Hawks don't come close to the second round. 

In Topic: % chance of making the playoffs

07 April 2015 - 09:41 AM


  Detroit Red Wings Playoff Chances

Did not play, playoff odds up 0.06 to 93%
95 points   41 25-13
Gained over half a point while idle.
Tonight's game is HUGE. Can add 4.5 - 4.8% with a win, but can LOSE anywhere from 2 - 12% with a loss.
Also, as much as you may hate it - the team needs your to root for a Penguins REGULATION win tonight over the Sens. 



The perfect result tonight would be a Detroit win and an Ottawa regulation loss. This would clinch all playoff spots in the east, meaning we would be in. Pittsburgh has been slumping lately (as bad as detroit) so Wings just need to take care of their game, let us fans worry about the other one. 


Edit: maybe not boston... they can lose and fall out of playoff contention if they like. 

In Topic: 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

04 April 2015 - 08:59 PM

Didn't gain anything tonigjt, but didn't lose anything and it's one more game down


It does however mean our "magic number" is 6, which is better than when we started tonight. 

In Topic: Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

26 March 2015 - 10:05 PM

Who gives a sh*t who's in net. One of the worst and sorriest defenses in the league. This is more than just a slump. This team WAY overachieved and they're now back down to earth. But it is what it is. Going to have to start a complete rebuild soon. Wings need like 4-5 years of missing the playoffs.


But then hockey will be SUPER boring to watch. Maybe we'll have to find a way to enjoy it like the Sabres have this year. 

In Topic: Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

24 March 2015 - 10:01 AM


I'd like to see Blashill behind the bench.  Or Dave Tippett, if Phoenix goes in a different direction.  I like Blashill because he's already familiar with the talent, they've bought into his scheme, he's got report with the guys, and he's won with them.  I like Tippett because he's got about 20 fewer career wins than Babs, with about one twentieth the amount of talent.  Tippett gets more out of less than anyone in the league and I"d love to see what he could do with a payroll, some stability, and some quality hockey players. 


When it comes to who is better, the results speak for themselves.  Quenneville, Hitch, and Sutter have credentials that surpass Babs.  Laviollete and Julien are in the same ballpark.  Vignault, Trotz, Tippet, and Mclellan are nipping at his heals. 


Edit:  I would add that this is a rough ranking of guys based on a few variables (Cups, finals appearances, career wins).  Ideally you'd rank these guys on a few other factors as well.  Notably, long playoff runs, President's trophy wins, division wins, injuries, quality of team, etc.  As all make a major difference in either A) determining who is best, or B) identifying legit reasons why they've struggled.  I just don't have the time to do it though, and I suspect you'd probably end up with the same guys (in a slightly different order) anyway.   


While I agree that Hitchcock, Quenneville and Sutter are high level coaches, I don't think Babcock can be likened to Laviolette and Julien. Babcock has a better win% that the big three and 3 cup final appearances with it. Babs is also the fastest coach since bowman to reach 500 regular season wins as well so there's that too. Also, since I chose to look up the stats, Babs regular season win% is way higher than the big 3, so what exactly makes those 3 signifcantly better?