You're right of course.
Hell Scotty Bowman wouldn't be more than .500 right now with this group. The coach can only do so much and these are allegedly professionals here.
When this forum accepts the fact that the losses due to FA and retirement mean this team isn't anywhere near talented enough to really be a contender, that will be the day that LGW and threads like this one become more bearable.
Reality check time, this team is mediocre.
I'm not saying we're not a contender. I believe that any team who makes the playoffs can win the cup these days.
I'm saying the Wings expect a down year to retool. Playoffs or not. Coaching is irrelevant right now IMO.
In my honest personal opinion, I really like Babs. He's the hardass that doesn't care if you like him or not. He wins. A Detroit guy. Sucks that he has to be the guy to deal with this year. I'm sure he's frustrated. But that's business.
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