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#2619220 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on Today, 01:02 PM

lol I saw this same interview a few minutes ago...

 

He said something along the lines of "Why wouldn't Nazem sign a 1 year contract? He's going to train right and have a career year playing with good players, then put the screws to us next year"... Umm... Ok, so if he does have a career year - you literally just threw your negotiating power away by saying this, and if he doesn't live up to expectations (again) what trust have you gained in Toronto Mike?  

 

This just adds to the (quickly growing) list of "I still don't understand what the Leafs are doing":

 

1. Clean house and commit to a "complete rebuild", while making it public knowledge that the darkest days are still to come, since this type of rebuild requires multiple "impact" (or top 5) draft picks... But it will be done right.

2. Hire Mike Babcock to an 8 year contract - and make him the highest paid in history, because he's "the best coach in the NHL, and a serial winner".

 

- How can 1 and 2 both be attainable?

 

3. Draft Mitch Marner (an undersized offence first winger, who probably doesn't fit a Babcock system) - when it was public knowledge Arizona was openly discussing trading out of the #3 spot - which was always going to be Dylan Strome - The 6'3 big bodied franchise center which has absolutely been the Leafs biggest need since Mats Sundin left.

4. Trade Phil Kessel (an undersized offence first winger, who definitely doesn't fit a Babcock system) to Pittsburgh for some used tape... because he needed to go, and then retain $1.2 Million of salary for the next 7 years.

 

-Why couldn't they trade Kessel and #4 to Arizona for #3 and a similar group of mediocre/replaceable prospects?

 

5. Come out July 6th and tell us that Nazem Kadri is going to be an elite player - even though he was regularly shopped by Dave Nonis.




#2601079 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by puckloo39 on 25 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

ooh, mean.  I like it.




#2598811 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 23 April 2015 - 05:03 PM

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Also not mine, but fits the theme...




#2596979 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by P. Marlowe on 21 April 2015 - 04:15 AM

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#2596923 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Shaman00 on 20 April 2015 - 07:13 PM

I've never done anything like this before....

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#2583825 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 22 March 2015 - 11:16 AM

Interference reference. Took three minutes.

 

Disgusting. 




#2578833 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 04 March 2015 - 10:40 PM

Yessssssaaaaaaaa dicklicky!!!


#2564927 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 January 2015 - 03:28 PM

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#2564811 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by FlashyG on 20 January 2015 - 12:22 AM

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#2557530 KHL Struggling Financially

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2014 - 03:51 PM

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...lapse-1.2877879

 

Looks like a number of teams will be folding next season. 

 

Theres a report in the article that a player hasn't even been paid since October.

 

Looks like the crazy contracts handed out to players are coming back as a negative for the league..

 

Good news for the NHL?

 

 

Pretty sure the collapsing Russian economy resulting from Putin's disasterous foreign policy blunders has more to do with it than their penchant to overpay.  Particularly considering the league was subsidized by the government (currently dealing with sanctions and declining foreign investment). 

 

Or it was bad contracts.  Either way. 




#2559408 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 27 December 2014 - 11:32 PM

 

 




#2559385 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

He had the puck for over half a minute


#2559384 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 27 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

Gus! What a shift and individual effort. Looked like Z taught him well protecting the puck.

No shootout!


#2559383 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by Andy Pred 48 on 27 December 2014 - 09:48 PM

assisted by goose and secondary assist goose lol


#2559382 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by Franzine on 27 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

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