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#2608350 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 May 2015 - 01:12 PM


 
As the old expression goes, money /= happiness. Babs will be miserable for at least 3 years in Buffalo, they aren't even close to a playoff team yet.


Does anyone have Mike's email before he makes a decision, I want to send him this article and findings: 
 
Here Is The Income Level At Which Money Won't Make You Any Happier In Each State
 
http://www.huffingto..._n_5592194.html


Mike.babcock@realgud.ca


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#2608337 WMHC 2015

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

I'm ashamed to be Russian... I stopped rooting for this team long time ago...

Hockey in Russia now is like one of the battle fields in war against the West. Hockey players aren't opponents in the game of sport, they are enimeis...

 

If you can hear current russian coach you'd be amazed, this guy is total psycho, he soaked in Goebbels-like anti-western propaganda and these boys he has been coaching, are clearly under his and more other higher-ups influence. I blame him, I blame legend Tretyak, I blame Slava Fetisov - he become one of these who are now on the other side of common sense...

 

I know this isn't going to last long and Russian will understand and make it right. I just hope it happen sooner...

 

Russia has to start changing the philosophy in order to be successful. USA and Canada both went in and played as teams and played a structure system (200 foot game), Russia has too many individuals that see the game one way only. You can't beat teams as individuals.

 

They need to start developing two way players / dmen more, it's ok to have the superstars like Ovi, Malkin and Tarasenko (when he is allowed to play) but the blueline for Russia is absolutely horrendous. The coaching also needs to change, they switch coaches but it's the same results every time and the bias to have mostly KHL players is ridiculous as well.




#2608254 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 18 May 2015 - 06:58 AM

 http://www.csnbayare...ak-babcock-week

I thought this was interesting, specifically this quote from the article:

 

 

He must be pretty interested in them if he reached out to them first.

 

I would wait for a reputable source reports that. Something tells me an article written by someone in San Jose doesn't carry much merit.




#2608130 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 16 May 2015 - 05:38 PM


I really like Babcock. 10 years is enough, and he hasn't done much lately. HIs Stanley cup and Olympic gold-medals were pretty much due to the fact that he was given the keys to the fastest car each time. Substitute other coaches for him in those scenarios and they are the winners.


 
I don't understand why people here have such a hard time realizing this.  


Because there is things called opinions. Does everyone have to agree with you?

Babs stays good for us. He leaves good for us we end up with Blashill. Let's not pretend Babs is a horrible coach and needs to go.


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#2608004 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 15 May 2015 - 02:26 PM


 
The fact of the matter is unless we are picking in the top 10, our chances of drafting an elite player are going to be very slim.  If you look at the offensive leaders this year, most of them have been high draft picks.  In fact, in the top 10 this year, only Jiri Hudler and Jamie Benn were chosen in the 2nd round and later.  Every other player was a 1st round high draft pick.
 
In the new NHL, you can draft smart like the Wings and not get a star player.  You have a greater chance of landing that franchise player by having bad seasons and drafting high.  This is how the Blackhawks built their team.  This is how the Lightning built their new team.  Here is a great article on the value of players and the draft pick position of those players in relation.
 
http://www.sportsnet...hl-draft-picks/
 
In short, if we want an elite player, we either have to get lucky in the later rounds OR have a poor season and try to get a elite player in the first 5 picks and hope it pans out.  Since getting an elite player is easier for those that are picking high, it would make sense to have some poor seasons to get those high draft picks.  Nothing is for certain though.  Its not like everyone picking #1 is drafting a stud.  There have been some real dogs out there for sure.


 
But it is possible to get an allstar D man in outside of the top 10:
 
Weber - 2nd round
Subban - 2nd round
Keith - 2nd Round
 
Even Karlsson went 15th.
 
There is hope.


Nope we should just sell the team. No hope at all.


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#2607932 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 15 May 2015 - 07:20 AM

Bert scored both goals?

 

Whenever highlights pop up, could someone kindly post here?

 




#2607882 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 14 May 2015 - 09:52 PM

How much time is left?
And that damn kid is gonna be good too

 

It's over. It was overtime.

 

Griffs lead series 3-1




#2607877 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 14 May 2015 - 09:50 PM

BERTUZZI!!!




#2607561 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 13 May 2015 - 05:52 PM

 

That's what is coming out of Edmonton ... I love it!  Sorry Mikey, no McConnor for you.  

 

Todd McLellan to coach Edmonton barring 'major collapse': Report (Elliotte Friedman)

https://ca.sports.ya...-203442136.html

 

Good for him. He's a fantastic coach and he will do well with the kids.




#2607230 What's our draft position this year? And best defensemen available

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 11 May 2015 - 05:53 PM

He's not a defensemen but svechnikov intrigues me

 

I like him too. But I really think we need a defensemen this year in the 1st round.




#2607222 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 11 May 2015 - 04:52 PM

I do find it amusing that teams like Toronto, or Buffalo honestly believe that paying Babs that much money is going to be a game changer. It's not a coaching change its a damn structural change these organizations need.

 

Babs knows this just as well as we do. Let's not kid ourselves. If he leaves Detroit for Toronto or some other inferior team, I'm almost positive it's because he just wanted to get out of Detroit, not because he could go far with other teams. No smart coach in their right mind would see any benefit of coaching these atrocious organizations. His best option isn't even offering him a position. (Pittsburg with the two best players on their roster Crosby/Malkin). 

 

Sorry Mr. Babcock, but you've got some s***** job offers so far. Almost as bad as the free agent selection pool in the entire NHL. 

 

There I said it.

 

Ego.

 

He wins in Toronto, he's a instant God in Canada.




#2607196 Free agents this off season

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 11 May 2015 - 02:08 PM

Ahh, yes. I can see where this thread is heading around July 5th. Holland tries to sign all top FA's, but they don't want to come here. Thus the Fire Holland threads start because people didn't get there way.

 

Rinse and Repeat.




#2607172 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 11 May 2015 - 11:57 AM

Please say it isn't so ... heard on local talk radio that Toronto might be a front runner with north of $5m/yr for 5-6 yrs.  If true, then I lose some respect for Babs for making $$ the #1 thing.  Not like he was going to be struggling with any other offers on a team with more pieces that are closer to winning it all.  If Toronto, he will need all 5 or 6 years and more to get that sh*tty team anywhere close. 

 

On the other hand, if Babs wanted to stay in Detroit maybe this is his not so stealth mission to steal inner secrets from other top teams  :blind:

 

If it's Canada media reporting this, then it's the complete opposite of what they are saying.




#2606979 Kronwall

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 10 May 2015 - 12:21 PM

Kronner does not have a capable slap shot from the point, therefore he is not elite. 

 

I'm kind of kidding there, but IMO here are d-men who are better than Kronner. 

 

Drew Doughty

Duncan Keith

Alex Pietrangelo

Erik Karlsson

Shea Weber

Ryan Suter

Kris Letang

P.K. Subban

Keith Yandle - No

Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Ryan McDonaugh

Mark Giordano

Brent Burns - No

Dustin Byfuglien - No

John Carlson - No

Roman Josi

Kevin Shattenkirk

Denis Wideman - No

 

That's 18 I'm comfortable with and then you can add Justin Faulk, Victor Hedman, Dougie Hamilton, Jake Muzzin, Aaron Ekblad, Tyson Barrie, and T.J. Brodie to pass him soon. Admittedly my list is offense-heavy, but our blueline produces zero offense. 

 

Kronner is never going to be what we wanted him to be. 

 

Seriously though, the guy has a pretty weak slap shot. 

 

Did you forget the defense part of the position? The guys I edited are definitely not all around better then Kronwall and there is a still a couple other questionable ones on there as well.




#2606975 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 10 May 2015 - 11:33 AM

the fact he is looking at other options to me means he is on his way. If you are happy in your job/work you dont go looking for alternative employment. Im not saying he shouldnt do it, it just sends me negative vibes that he'll be here next season. The wings front office have stopped any team from talking to Blashill which also sends the signal to me that they fear Babcock is on his way and they want Blashill as his sucessor. Babcock works with the AHL roster pre-season only so i dont see how that warrants 10 years!?, anyway im not here to argue mute points just expressing my feelings on the situation that has arisen. But if Babcock is still the Redwings head coach come Sept then ill be very surprised.

 

No it doesn't, not at all. Have you never negotiated a new salary and used comparison between companies before?

 

If your current employer offers you 3.5 million per year and another offers you 5 million per year. What are you going to do? Just accept the 3.5 million because you are "content" or "happy" where you are working. No, it's like Kickazz said, you explore other options, you go back to your employer and you explain, hey I can get 5 million from another company can you offer me a little more then the 3.5 million? Go from there.