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In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

20 May 2015 - 07:27 PM

Here's what is going to happen and some of what I hope will happen:
1. Free Agents will once again be attracted to Detroit
2. No more struggles for two years at a time (not showing up to play in 1st period). Players will respect Blashill and come to play without having to get yelled at.
3. Players will have more freedom: to drive the net or take one-timers because they won't be forced to wait for a net front screen.
4. Dats will not go back to Russia ASAP.
5. Players won't look slow and worn out after 3 days off.
6. Pulkinnen will be the sniper we hoped he would be.
7. I'm fully expecting some locker room leaks discussing how much some players lost respect for Babs.

In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

09 May 2015 - 03:29 PM

Clarify this for me because I'm seeing mixed things about this on the internet:
Do we get a 3rd round pick if a team ONLY "talks" to him early.  Or
Do we get a 3rd round pick if a team "talks" AND signs him once his contract is over?

Talks AND signs with that team. That would be great though. Can you imagine 10-3rd round picks!!

In Topic: Free agents this off season

02 May 2015 - 07:42 PM

If ever there was a time to make a trade for a top tier defensemen while giving up some young excess talented forwards in return, it's now. You never want to trade away potential goal scorers and I get that but we have too many mistakes in our back end and zero offense coming from our blue line. We have to change that.

I think this will be Babcocks message and plea to Holland.

Oh....and can we please get some size?

In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

01 May 2015 - 10:01 PM

I know.  Which is my point.
Someone else said...
"I'm 100% convinced he wants to leave because he doesn't see another Zetterburg or Datsyuk on this team or in the pipeline". 
I don't think he needs "another Datsyuk or Zetterberg".

Dang....I thought I had cleared up my comments to you but I dont think we're on the same page. Sorry, but there are two of us that seem to be saying the same thing to you.

I don't know what else to say so I'll just drop it.

In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

01 May 2015 - 03:38 PM

And like I said, if he can't win without a datsuk or zetterberg then he's not that good.

It's not their names or the amount of points he wants. He wants that type of leadership, commitment and effort on the ice. It's something every coach struggles with: Do I go for talent or guys that who can set the example on the ice. Fillpula vs Weiss. Cleary vs whoever we could have signed if not for Cleary.
Now, I have my frustrations with Babcock but it's a valid point Babcock is making.