Just heard the bozo on the mtl radio ... Tony marinaro rant off about how detroit is all mike Babcock and we'd be nothing without him and mrazek isn't even half as good as price (not even half? Haaaa) and how the habs have these amazing prospects
What a f***en joke man ... It's amazing how delusional some people are
Now after this I'm saying it now I don't want mike Babcock back ... F him ... It's been 10years , time for a change and bring on Blashill ... Knows all the kids , on the verge of winning 2 Calder cups , won't happen but if I were Kenny I'd say sarinara thanks and good luck
And to be honest I always thought Babcock was a tad overrated when we first had him ... Didn't like his face when he was with the ducks lol ... He won a cup with detroit yes. He also had hank and pav in there prime and lidstrom
2gold medals with team canada? Ya with hall of fame rosters
Had datsyuk and zetterberg from 2010-2015 from what ? Ages 29 and up? And did nothing since 09
Time to let Babs go
I don't think there's any need to undersell what Babcock has accomplished. His career can't be tarnished. He's a good coach, there's no two ways about it.
But it's not like our organization will fall apart if he leaves. The hype surrounding the guy has just gone completely overboard since the second Gold Medal. I'd laugh him out the door if he told me he wanted 5 million dollars a year.
In my opinion you need to ACTUALLY BE the best coach in the NHL if you want to get paid like it.
Nevermind the fact that he's been a much more successful coach than any of them, no matter what level he's been at. As long as it helps support that notion that Babcock is irreplaceable, Blashill might as well be the next Pierre McGuire.
I can't stand all these efforts to run our guys down. Because it's all a desperate attempt to come to terms with the fact that we've got a good team that's been underperforming. Kronwall HAS to be less good than he is. Tatar and Nyquist HAVE to top out as secondary players. The defense HAS to suck. Holland HAS to be cheap and incompetent. Because if those things AREN'T true (note: they aren't) then that means we've got a pretty good team which has been underperforming. And if THAT'S true, then Mike Babcock ISN'T a hockey messiah, who's getting every last piece of success out of a sinking ship. Instead, he's be the guy who keeps getting the same result regardless of the age, size, speed, toughness, skillness, etc. of his roster. And that would make a lot of people wrong, wrong, wrong.
Another person who dares to ask whether or not the hype surrounding Babcock isn't overblown to the point of absurdity. Exactly one sports reporter, in two countries, actually took the time to sit down and determine (rather than just repeat over and over) whether Babcock is worth all the fuss.
Those people didn't go on and on your 3 years coming up with excuses for weiss either
Ya weiss was the safer bet ... Go check out mlives article about whether or not we should buy him out ... He's no better ... Once again defending weiss
Pat myself on the back for that one lmao ... Also been praising mrazek since last year saying we should trade howard to improve our team cause the kids the real deal ... Funny how it all took was ken good playoff series for some to jump on board
Didn't bring it up cause like I said the only reason I bring up the weiss s*** is cause I see you in particular always making excuses for the guy
And yes I was wrong about clowe and clarkson, although I do think he'll be a lot better next season in Columbus .... But here's a little news flash for you ... Clowe and clarkson wasn't the first time I was wrong and it won't be the last
And I'm pretty f***en sure weiss wasn't the only blunder you've had
I agree. Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes you get it wrong. We all do.
So maybe, just maybe, next time you get it right you could act a little more dignified about it instead of calling people "idiots" for not agreeing with you. Or reminding everybody, over and over, that you were right about Weiss.
Display a little more class when you're right, and nobody will go through all the effort of digging up all the things you were wrong about.
Or don't. And we'll revisit this same discussion in the future. Something tells me I'll have no shortage of ways to make you look silly whenever you're getting a little too self righteous.
Would I given him 4-5 per at the time? Yes but I never would of given him 7 years regardless of the at any term comment
If someone's starving and says boy I'd kill someone for some pizza right now does that then mean they'd kill someone ?
Anyways f*** all this s*** your just being a smart ass .... I could go around the 1000 pages and look for s*** you said that proved to be wrong but unlike you I'm not gonna waste my time
Yes I was wrong about clarkson and clowe and I never said I was always right ... And incase you didn't notice a lot of people were on board on signing clarkson
Sure, but those same people didn't go on and on, 3 years later, about how they "never liked the Weiss signing". Which is the reason I, and not Number9, went through the 1000 pages of yhis forum to see how you really felt back in the summer of 2012. Weiss was a safer bet than either of the two clowns you advocated signing.
So while you can pat yourself on the back for being against that one, it only opens you up to criticism. "I wouldn't have signed Weiss", you say, "because I would have been too busy making two deals which were much worse". Well pin a rose on your nose.
It's like patting yourself on the back for not doing meth because you were too busy doing heroin.
Alot of utube who had great junior careers never produced at the nhl level ... A few 60 pt seasons in Florida was nothing to get excited about when we landed him , injury or not
Sorry if I pissed you off with the idiots stuff but I got a lot worse s*** from people when I hated the signing when it happend
Dude, please stop with the "I told you so" crap concerning the Weiss signing.
You may have not liked the Weiss signing, but you called David Clarkson a "must get" that same offseason and advocated giving him 4.5-5 million dollars. In the same thread you advocated signing Ryane Clowe for 4-4.5 million. So it's not like you were some free agency oracle that year. Maybe you wouldn't have signed Weiss, but you would have sunk even more money into players who were just as bad or worse. Hell, Clowe doesn't even play pro hockey anymore.