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#2610602 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by amato on 27 May 2015 - 04:37 AM

Holland to speak with Blashill this week, while they are home for a little while
 
http://www.freep.com...shill/27979215/
 
Interesting quote... "I've had some people reach out to me," Holland told the Free Press today, "but as of right now, I haven't expanded the list."


"Sorry Babcock, you've made your decision.. now you have to live with it."

"But keeeennyyy!"

:P


#2610399 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by amato on 26 May 2015 - 01:00 PM

  Johnson for instance was drafted before Yzerman was in the pipeline.  

 

Johnson was undrafted. and was signed as a free agent by tampa bay in 2011... after Yzerman took over. 




#2610345 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by amato on 26 May 2015 - 06:24 AM

What a crazy weekend of hockey between these two clubs. I don't really care for Anaheim and my Chicago feelings are that of most wings fans but, this is how playoff hockey should be. I hope this goes to game seven OT.


#2609845 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by amato on 23 May 2015 - 08:33 AM

He will be born with a full beard.


#2609843 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by amato on 23 May 2015 - 08:09 AM

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They used the happiest picture of him that they could find :P


#2609432 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by amato on 21 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

I have a question:
 
With Babs gone, are the assistants, Granato, Hiller, Brewer still ours?
Will they follow Babs since he hired them?
 
Would especially like to keep Granato since he seemed to have a great impact on the effectiveness of the power play.


The real question is, do we get more draft picks if the leafs hire them? :ninja:


#2609350 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by amato on 21 May 2015 - 11:15 AM

"@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Babcock: ``If you think there's no pain coming, there's pain coming.''"

Pain train's coming baby! WOO WOOOO!!

Haha no but really, it sounds like it's still going to be a slow process in babs' eyes too. Which is good and realistic.. I just hope for his sake, the fans and media understand that. Could be an intense rivalry once again down the line and that's pretty exciting for both sides.


#2609321 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by amato on 21 May 2015 - 09:50 AM

 
They said similar things about Dave Lewis too. How'd that work out?
 
We can find a lot of reasons to help us believe this will or won't work out, but we aren't going to really know until he gets up here and has some real NHL experience. It's a whole different experience than anything he's done before. He may be great, he may be awful. What's more likely is that he'll struggle and grow and perhaps eventually be great. In any event though, we as fans would be wise to manage our expectations so as to avoid disappointment and possibly some knee-jerk reactions if the guy stumbles a bit early on.

And believe me, I'd love to see a nice guy win and a different, more friendly methodology work, just to kill a bit of the idea that you have to be a cold, distant boss who plays mind games to be a winning coach. So I'm rooting for him, and I'm optimistic, but again, we'd do well to try to manage our expectations early on.


I wasn't saying blashill will single handedly bring the cup back right away or anything. Just that he seems like an obvious hire. He's worked with/helped develop half the roster, give or take, and from what the players are saying he seems like a relatable guy. Plus, he clearly wants to be here or he would've left last off season. Sure, I think he can find long term success here and I'm sure there will be some bumps in the road but, there's no better option out there imo. That's all I was saying.


#2609298 About the 3rd Rd. Pick compensation...

Posted by amato on 21 May 2015 - 07:35 AM

 
Mike Babcock for Jeff Blashill and a 3rd is real gud.


Holland finally made a good trade :P


#2609293 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by amato on 21 May 2015 - 07:27 AM

^^^^^^^

Was just reading that article and what sticks out is the "I feel like I can talk to him"


I was thinking the same thing. All the player quotes in that article make it sound like blashill is more relatable and less intimidating than Babcock and players respect him just as much. Blashill is about as obvious of a hire as it gets.


#2608851 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by amato on 20 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

Tod Hess @railfan514 2m2 minutes ago

Babcock's Wife: "I want you to have more time off."

Babcock: "OK, Toronto it is."

Hahaha well at least Twitter will be entertaining :P


#2608773 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by amato on 20 May 2015 - 11:56 AM

Agreed it'll probly be year three's pick because whoever signs babs will likely improve by then, giving up a lesser pick


#2608741 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by amato on 20 May 2015 - 10:53 AM

Don't know if this has been posted : Red Wings upped their ante to 5 years 20 million according to http://www.tsn.ca.

 

 

comment on that article's page:

 

 

Phaneuf 4 Norris

Who told me Babs wasn't coming to Toronto again? :) Things are looking up and I can't wait for the draft and to get this new season started with the best coach in the NHL. Very exciting times to be a fan of the team! GLG!
 

 

 

Maple leaf fans are amusing   :hysterical:  




#2608737 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by amato on 20 May 2015 - 10:39 AM

Wait, what? Toronto media stirring the pot? :lol:  If Babcock choose any team outside of Toronto, I cannot wait to hear the BOOS from the "fans" in that city first time Babs is back in that building!

 

 

I can see it now.... 

 

-babs goes to buffalo

 

-toronto fans try to claim they'll outbid detroit for blashill 

 

-blashill signs in detroit

 

-toronto is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs :P 




#2608567 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by amato on 19 May 2015 - 12:44 PM

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