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#2466168 Babcock's Job?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 19 December 2013 - 01:24 PM

They made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs and brought the cup champs to an intense game 7. They are hammered with important player injuries and are on a small losing skid because of it. Coaching only can do so much, considering the circumstances it would be pretty unfair to Babcock at this moment to even consider this his fault and jeopardize his job due to reasons beyond his control. 

 

Plus, I sound like a broken record here as I keep saying this, this team is still sitting 6th in the East and that's pretty damn impressive all things considered to be in a playoff position. Granted the Wings lead the league in OT loss points, but in this modern NHL points are points and that's what determines the overall standings. 

 

There is one resolution here, it's not the coach, it's not the GM, it's the injuries. Get healthy, and they begin to play better.




#2455600 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by datterberg1340 on 19 November 2013 - 10:59 PM

 

I love Babs. But it really seems like he's losing the locker room, along with his mind. Maybe he's just been here too long. Everyone who's ever played for him and spoken about him has said he's one of those "hard" coaches. Often that kind of style only works for so long.

 

Him, the team, everything - it feels tired, old, stale. To put it mildly.

This is Babcock's 9th year coaching the Wings, and I think his style has absolutely worn out its welcome to the organization. It's not necessarily a good thing to keep the same coach for so long, even if he is a good one. Hell, even Bowman never stuck around longer than 9 years with any one of the 5 teams he coached. But of course he's an exception anyway since he's arguably the best coach of all time in any major sport, but I digress...

 

A lot of the blame, like many are saying, falls on Holland. He is loyal to a fault and it has blinded him into making bad decisions, too many to list right now.

 

A lot of people are saying trade the dead weight, but what GM in their right mind would be willing to acquire the likes of Cleary, Sammy, Quincey, etc.? I think we are stuck with pretty much all of them barring injury and yet I still have faint hope they'll figure out a way to get their act together(getting healthy would help), but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if we struggle mightily to make the playoffs this year, and could very well miss out. But that may be what it takes to actually make some positive changes. The next 20 or so games should really tell us if we've got a chance to make some noise this year




#2446363 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 19 October 2013 - 10:42 PM

I would love to tell you all about how I sat next to Bob Rouse's brother at the game, but I'm too pissed right now...


#2381467 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by irishock on 07 April 2013 - 01:54 AM

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I'm backkkkk




#2309258 2012 NHL Entry Draft Discussion

Posted by vladdy16 on 23 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

A few hours ago this is what a Flyers beat writer tweeted:

Randy Miller@RandyJMiller
Here at NHL Draft hearing Suter is going to sign with Detroit and Parise will go to Penguins #Flyers

If we can get Suter and Semin I would definitely not be disappointed... Don't get me wrong I would prefer Parise. But we'll see, should be fun.

Of the two, I would prefer Parise as well, but the Wings needs at this point dictate Suter signing is more imperative. I have my fingers crossed.


#2266541 3/4 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by LeonardSankar on 04 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

Well I just saw the score on the ticker and saw that Howard is injured so you pretty much know what I think about the outcome of this game! I guess the 4 seed is where the Wings will finish and you can add the Hawks to the list of teams including the Canucks, Blues & Sharks who can all eliminate the Wings in the playoffs.


#2234922 Jimmy Howard eyes spot in NHL All-Star game

Posted by Jasper84 on 11 December 2011 - 05:52 PM

I'll probably get 'negged for this, but I feel bad for the guy. Doesn't get recognized by the NHL as an all-star caliber goalie and then he has his own fanbase deciding that he needs to rest rather than be an all-star. While I agree that he could use the rest, I think he's still young enough to be given an opportunity to enjoy himself at an all-star event and not effect his game in a negative way. Based on that link above, he seems pretty excited at the opportunity and his friends (I will go ahead and assume family too) sound just as excited as he is. Yet here we are, from the couches in our living room, deciding that he needs to rest rather than having an opportunity at a fun weekend :thumbup: .

I voted for him.


#2231497 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by dat's sick on 30 November 2011 - 10:19 PM

With a man advantage, i expect our team to control the play, not give up break a ways and get dominated during it. It's not whining, it's being disappointed in your team when you know they are capable of being better, regardless of score. Even if we were up by 8 goals, I'd expect them to control the play on a powerplay.

The other team wants to win too, you know. It's not unheard of for a team with a 2-goal lead to play a little more cautiously at the end of the game, while the team that's down, especially if they're desperate for points (like Tampa) pushes hard regardless of man disadvantage.

Awesome game, Detroit played very, very good hockey and there's a little too much whining about small stuff imo. This felt like a playoff game.

6 straight wins and the team is looking great pretty much top to bottom. I'm of course worried about the workload for Howard, but for now watching him is so much fun.


#2231475 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Electrophile on 30 November 2011 - 10:06 PM

I got negged for telling people to quit whining? The Wings were winding down the clock. It's no different than quarterbacks taking a knee late in the game. Do you ***** about that too? WE'RE WINNING. STOP IT. Bunch of got damn children.


#2231471 11/30 GDT : Lightning 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Electrophile on 30 November 2011 - 10:04 PM

Quit whining about the PP. We're leading by two goals, with 2 mins left in the game.