I think babcock hinders their rebuild. if he can get them to be a 6-12 team with the current roster they won't be drafting high enough to get the players that will put them over the top. They needed a few tank seasons before bringing in a coach like babcock
Why would this indicate a trade is happening? Holland isn't going to do anything big and we all know it. Look at the track record. This is just Larkin joining GR griffins not making the DRW roster yet. Blash will have a look at how he does in the playoffs and then MAYBE take him along when he moves up to Detroit if he likes what he sees. Id rather have Larkin tear up GR for a year though and be a callup for inevitable injuries.
Blashill knows our kids - and that is a great thing. He has been to the Calder finals with many of them. He will be perfect for the job considering he knows what we have in our prospects that will be coming up.
Babcock clearly sold out. Toronto is one of the worst jobs in the nhl and he took it for the money it seems. That was the only thing that was enticing about that offer. Babs isn't even from Toronto or nearby either.