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#2613404 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by darkmanx on 07 June 2015 - 08:18 AM

A back up goalie making over 5 mil a year and a forward making 5 mil who can't crack the line-up most games. Hmmm....what do you call it? Amazing depth?

 

Are you the new coach? Do you know Howard will be the backup?

 

Will you not be playing Weiss properly this year either ?

 

I reserve my opinions when I see what Blashill does before assuming we have "Dead Cap Space".




#2613172 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by darkmanx on 04 June 2015 - 05:15 PM

 
I agree with you, but only to a point. Sure things might be a little different.  But if the new coaches don't look at what our PP did successfully last year, with roughly the same personnel, (and try to recreate that success) then they're dangerously stupid and should immediately be fired. 
 
If you had the second best PP a year ago, and you had almost the exact same personnel, the largely the same system, most of the same coaches, and access to all the technical information and game footage a person could ask for, would you completely scrap everything and start from scratch?
 
Neither would anybody else.  Surely Blash is smart enough to build of past successes, and try to improve upon past failures.  Reinventing the wheel would just be dumb. The powerplay was our biggest success last season.  I wouldn't expect too much to change in that regard, unless of course, it begins to struggle. 


I just hope they get rid of the stupid no look drop pass that is way too predictable.


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#2613170 Free agents this off season

Posted by darkmanx on 04 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

 
When was the last time a top 5 pick was actually traded heading into the draft?


Last I remember was the Sedins


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#2613145 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by darkmanx on 04 June 2015 - 01:59 PM

Well for one we should be waiting to see what happens in Free Agency. We might get some right handed dmen and that will change the PP a lot.

 

We also lost our PP coach to Toronto, so bringing up last years numbers doesn't translate to this year as the entire philosophy changes and Smith very well could be on the PP.




#2613062 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by darkmanx on 03 June 2015 - 09:44 PM

Game

 

Series




#2610419 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by darkmanx on 26 May 2015 - 05:17 PM

Ken Holland has been with the organization for 30 years.  18 of which he's been the GM.  He started as as scout, then the director of scouting, then the assistant GM, then the co-GM, and then the full GM.  It's not a coincidence that he was hired just prior to the Wings beginning an epic playoff streak. 
 
To try and dismiss his contributions to the organization as anything less than profound would be an absolutely gross understatement.  He's been more important to this team's success then any other individual. 
 
If you hire a GM from outside the organization, you can argue he's riding coattails.  But it's a little hard to say that about a guy who's been a member of the Red Wings longer than Steve Yzerman and Nick Lidstrom. 
 
To a lesser extent, this is true of Stan Bowman as well.  Sure Tallon was the GM before him.  But he started with Chicago in 2001 when they were a garbage team.  Unless he was just standing around playing with himself for 8 years he likely contributed to their assent.  Is he entirely responsible?  No.  But he's contributed from the bottom up. 
 
Yzerman doesn't deserve much credit for that first conference finals appearance as he had just come in from outside the organization and had been with the team for less than a year.  But he deserves credit for every single other success they've had since. 


People will always s*** on Holland and it's pretty sad. No one really knows what we have had the last 20 years until it's gone. He has an eye for talent and continues to pick the correct draft picks year after year. I mean Larkin could have probably been picked top 5 last year at the pace he's at right now. In my opinion he's a huge steal for us.


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#2610010 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 25 May 2015 - 06:58 AM

They think babs is going to make them the best team to ever play, and that he can make kessel into the best two way player ever, that he made z and pav the players they are...
Straight up, the most naive people in the world.

 

Why do I torture myself to live here :)




#2610002 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 24 May 2015 - 10:49 PM

I was listening to PTS podcast and Leaf fans were calling in and saying they would have driven Kadri to the airport for Babcock.

 

wtf?




#2609975 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 24 May 2015 - 06:45 PM

Someone pm me the stream please?

 

Check your PM


I'm not sure of any free streams. I use hockeystreams.com, which I pay for and you can also pay for a stream on AHLlive...

 

Hockeystreams FTW!




#2609934 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 24 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

 

Blashill said the appeal of grouping Larkin with Athanasiou is that "both are fast. And then if we add Anthony, he can keep up with those guys, and he adds size."

 

AA - Larkin - Mantha

 

Excited to see this tonight.




#2609842 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 23 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

 

And he didn't even cry he was close to it (maybe very close) but that's just what real men do, you are close to crying but you never do in front of a lot of people.

 

I know plenty of "real men" that cry. It's called emotion and it doesn't make you any less of a man because you cried in front of people. That's just something people say just to say it.




#2609800 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 08:56 PM

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They gonna be realgud.




#2609784 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 06:18 PM

I'm excited for both the Wings and the Leafs. Honestly, guys...what is with all the Leafs hate? Nobody who claims to love this game would want Detroit's historic rival to languish in the league basement for decades. I personally look forward to Babcock coaching a team that actually is a challenge for the Wings to play.

 

I do hope they suffer. If you live in Toronto you would understand.




#2609731 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

 
Oh really?
 
Funny how his Wiki page has no success or coaching experience compared to Blashill.
 
This is his coaching Experience:
 
 
 
That's all

Assistant to head minor leaguer to head NHLer, and went to the finals in the AHL
Similar
 
So did Babcock's. Also, Eakins was thrown into the dumpster fire that has been the Edmonton Oilers. The problems with that team were far deeper than coaching. 

So what makes good coach is a good team???
Looks similar to Dallas Eakins old resume
 
Eakins coached NHL players he groomed in the AHL? Eakins Associate Coached the Oilers prior to that? Eakins was groomed within a program with  tradition that has a 24 year legacy of winning?

Like I said. He has zero experience as an NHL head coach. His only plus is a small familiarity with the roster.
That's not much


Read my earlier post.

The resumes thus far are not even close. Blashill had put in his time and accomplished more right off that bat.


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#2609719 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by darkmanx on 22 May 2015 - 01:48 PM

Looks similar to Dallas Eakins old resume

 

Oh really?

 

Funny how his Wiki page has no success or coaching experience compared to Blashill.

 

This is his coaching Experience:

 

Eakins was named as an assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 20, 2006.[8] Eakins served the same role the year before for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.[citation needed]

On August 4, 2009, Eakins was named the head coach of the Toronto Marlies.[9][10]

 
Eakins coaching the Edmonton Oilers in 2014

Eakins was named as one of two head coaches representing the Western Conference for the AHL All-Star Games for both the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.

On June 10, 2013, Eakins was named the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers.[11] He was fired from his position on December 15, 2014.[12]

 

 

 

That's all