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#2619242 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

Lol I love him saying kadri will be elite after he said we don't have another datsyuk or z in our system, meanwhile Tatar and goose are eons better than nazem kadri already


#2619220 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 06 July 2015 - 01:02 PM

lol I saw this same interview a few minutes ago...

 

He said something along the lines of "Why wouldn't Nazem sign a 1 year contract? He's going to train right and have a career year playing with good players, then put the screws to us next year"... Umm... Ok, so if he does have a career year - you literally just threw your negotiating power away by saying this, and if he doesn't live up to expectations (again) what trust have you gained in Toronto Mike?  

 

This just adds to the (quickly growing) list of "I still don't understand what the Leafs are doing":

 

1. Clean house and commit to a "complete rebuild", while making it public knowledge that the darkest days are still to come, since this type of rebuild requires multiple "impact" (or top 5) draft picks... But it will be done right.

2. Hire Mike Babcock to an 8 year contract - and make him the highest paid in history, because he's "the best coach in the NHL, and a serial winner".

 

- How can 1 and 2 both be attainable?

 

3. Draft Mitch Marner (an undersized offence first winger, who probably doesn't fit a Babcock system) - when it was public knowledge Arizona was openly discussing trading out of the #3 spot - which was always going to be Dylan Strome - The 6'3 big bodied franchise center which has absolutely been the Leafs biggest need since Mats Sundin left.

4. Trade Phil Kessel (an undersized offence first winger, who definitely doesn't fit a Babcock system) to Pittsburgh for some used tape... because he needed to go, and then retain $1.2 Million of salary for the next 7 years.

 

-Why couldn't they trade Kessel and #4 to Arizona for #3 and a similar group of mediocre/replaceable prospects?

 

5. Come out July 6th and tell us that Nazem Kadri is going to be an elite player - even though he was regularly shopped by Dave Nonis.




#2620420 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.


Was just gonna post the same thing :lol:

Kidding aside, I will never understand why grown ass adults STILL GET BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN IMPAIRED. It's all fun and games when you hit a Tim Horton's, but when you are responsible for murdering someone the shine kind of wears off. Ryan, I am disappointed in you, your beard, AND your ridiculously adorable face and hot body. SHAME.


#2620410 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Less than two weeks after signing a seven year contract extension worth $52.5-million, Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan OReilly has been charged with impaired driving after a pickup truck collided with a Tim Hortons in Lucan, Ont.
 
Per AM980

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.


#2616779 2015 Draft

Posted by twopups on 26 June 2015 - 08:15 PM

McGuire knows everyone and there families

There  is a PLACE the word you want is THEIR This drives me NUTS!




#2613461 2015 Draft

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 07 June 2015 - 08:48 PM

 

Arrogant? Blow things out of proportion much Frank?

 

From that article:

 

“I’m pretty confident in my own abilities,” Eichel told a throng of reporters and cameras Friday at the NHL Scouting Combine inside HarborCenter. “I know everyone’s making a big deal.” Eichel never intended to compare himself to McDavid, who will be picked first by the Edmonton Oilers. “It’s more of just confidence in my own self,” Eichel said.

 

Seems pretty down to earth to me, nothing wrong with confidence in oneself.

 

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#2610724 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Buppy on 27 May 2015 - 09:43 PM

 
Source?

Missed the joke I think.


#2609919 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Euro_Twins on 24 May 2015 - 04:34 AM

If you guys wanna see the most hilarious thread ever.
Go here.
http://api.viglink.c...d.php?t=1898657

Its bananas.
Someone actually gave Babcock credit for turning datsyuk and zetterberg into the 2way players they are today.
"(Insert random d man here) will be better because Babcock will use him all the time like he uses smith,"
"Panik is a bigger version of Tatar,"
"Babcock will make so&so elite defensively and his system will also make him score more."

Its absolutely ridiculous how I'll informed these people are.


it's a good thing I was already pooping when I read this


#2609844 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by sputman on 23 May 2015 - 08:22 AM

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

 

That picture was taken during the birth of his first child.




#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


#2609842 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on 23 May 2015 - 07:37 AM

 

And he didn't even cry he was close to it (maybe very close) but that's just what real men do, you are close to crying but you never do in front of a lot of people.

 

I know plenty of "real men" that cry. It's called emotion and it doesn't make you any less of a man because you cried in front of people. That's just something people say just to say it.




#2609834 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by frankgrimes on 23 May 2015 - 03:29 AM

At this point, it doesn't even matter why he left. We had him as our fav teams coach for 10 years. He left on good terms. There are no hard feelings on either end with the exception of some bitter fans. 

 

No matter what some people think, Babs just had an exit interview, paid for an ad to say goodbye and he is by far, bar none the best coach in all of hockey, no discussion needed. That man even held back tears at the start of his presser.

 

I wish him nothing but the best, thanks for 10 marvelous years Babs . Change is scary, it's an unknown thing...like I've said many times maybe Blashhill works out maybe he doesn't but one thing is for sure but I pray they at least interview other candidates just to get a feeling on how people from the outside are viewing this team right now.




#2609790 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Rhah on 22 May 2015 - 07:09 PM

Not sure people realize we had top PP for most of year and only dropped to 2nd at end of season when wings were slumping. Hiller will be a big loss.

I know people are trying to act all tough but losing known entities for unknown people (unknown how their coaching will transfer to NHL) scares the s*** out of me. Not denying there is some excitement too but still scary.


#2609787 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Because they are in our division. And I don't want anyone else in our division to win...ever.


Plus they have more cups than us, and that needs to be rectified.


#2609780 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 06:01 PM

I'm excited for both the Wings and the Leafs. Honestly, guys...what is with all the Leafs hate? Nobody who claims to love this game would want Detroit's historic rival to languish in the league basement for decades. I personally look forward to Babcock coaching a team that actually is a challenge for the Wings to play.


Because they are in our division. And I don't want anyone else in our division to win...ever.