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#2609064 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 02:14 PM

 

 

That's what I have been thinking since the news broke!

 

 

 

No hard feelings towards Babs or Toronto for that matter. I honestly think things just got too stale with him here and both the organization and him needed a change. Mr. I didn't low ball him at all and he left for more money. Best of luck to him but I really think this was a move that had to happen.

 

I don't think Babcock was the reason why players didn't want to come here, but what do I know. I am just happy this is over.

 

I am just happy we will have a coach who wants to be here.




#2609051 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 02:02 PM

So does flipping Babcock for a 3rd from Toronto count as Hollands best trade the last coupe years?

 

It will be when we draft a better player in that round then what the Leafs take in the 1st this year.




#2609049 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

An unproven coach at the NHL level so it could go either way. But hey he will for sure make less than the GM and if things aren't working out Holland can sell it as another transition year instead of going for a real rebuild. I feel a bit bad for Orr and McLaren Babs won't play them on the fourth line

 

Unproven maybe, yet carries the same philosophies as Babs but probably way better in seeing when things don't work.

 

It won't be as dramatic as your making it out to be. Holland did the right thing whether you agree or not.




#2608867 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

Who wouldn't want to live in Toronto over Detroit, and for that kind of money no less?

 

Toronto is where you go to die in sports.

 

Jays - 22 years since last WS, 22 years since last playoffs

 

Leafs - 48 Years since Stanley Cup

 

Raptors - Never won a damn thing.




#2608839 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:38 PM

So if Babs goes to Toronto, does Cleary sign another 1 year deal with them? Maybe that's why he's leaving, Holland doesn't want another year of Cleary and Babs refuses to accept that.




#2608830 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

Leafs Plane

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...4mwWEAAwcua.mp4




#2608822 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:27 PM

If he wins in Toronto he'll be a god, if not he'll at least be paid like one. Plus I'm sure he'll have more power in the organization, then he's got in Detroit.

 

I get that, however they couldn't win spending like Detroit why will things change now? Players already don't want to go to Toronto, and they weren't lining up to play in Detroit because Babcock was here either.




#2608815 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:23 PM

Money


It's official guys without it being official he's going to toronto for a ton of money and will help them pick a gm and help in trading players etc...

It's happening

Not worried about the leafs

 

Money and a bad 4-5 years? Toronto isn't going anywhere anytime soon, they are in worse shape then Buffalo.




#2608809 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:19 PM

Well his decision is understandable, insulting offers, an aging team and he doesn't want to be the coach known for ending the streak and given Holland's reluctance to trade prospects and penny pinch ufas Babs job got harder and harder every year. The amount of talent this team is losing not only on but also off ice is simply stunning. Guess it's nice that Holland got his extension for doing nothing since the last scf

 

What exactly does Toronto have again? Please enlighten us.




#2608727 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

The biggest plus about Babs leaving is maybe finally Ericsson can GTFO the top pairing.




#2608671 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 19 May 2015 - 10:57 PM

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#2608651 Report: Oilers hire McLellan

Posted by darkmanx on 19 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

This is kind of ancient in today's terms of social media but no threads on this ... because we are all in a frenzy about Babwatch.

 

Anyhow, as you all know by now, Oilers announced hiring of McLellan.  Great choice, classy coach.  Oilers will be a force to be wreckoned with in 2-3 years.  Anyone know the dollars and terms?  

 

http://oilers.nhl.co...s.htm?id=768169

 

P.S. Oilers didn't even request official permission to talk to Babcock.  

 

Yea right after the next 3 1st overall picks.




#2608597 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 19 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

Wow, good work. Either way, sounds like it'll be a close hard fought series. I'm sure having Bert will help too. Hopefully he stays hot.

 

Toddler Bertuzzi




#2608509 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 19 May 2015 - 09:43 AM

Bob McKenzie, on @TSN690, on Babcock staying in DET: "I think all the signs are pointing to that....He's definitely not coming to Toronto."

 

 

So now Leaf fans are saying they are the front runners for Blashill....

 

They wonder why they are hated soo much. All I have heard at work today was Babcock is going to Toronto and if not they are going to take our "Other" coach. Yes, they say "Other" coach.




#2608480 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 18 May 2015 - 11:12 PM

Toronto Star reports "Babcock is leaning towards re-signing with the Detroit Red Wings on a short-term basis, a source told the Star."

 

http://www.thestar.c...head-coach.html

 

Hopefully not true, Toronto Star likes to blow things out of proportion and are usually wrong.

 

Either Babs for 4-5 years or forget it imo. We shouldn't lose Blashill and Babs.