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#2608923 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 20 May 2015 - 01:09 PM

Good luck Babs and thanks for the Cup. 

 

I hope you're at least smart enough not to take the GM job too.




#2608918 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MrazekFanBoy on 20 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

WOW REALLY. You go to our divisional and original six rival? Go to hell Babcock.


#2608138 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 16 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

You're correct, I did forget that. Maybe he's not over-ripe enough yet, tho.
 

He needs three more years.


#2606039 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by number9 on 04 May 2015 - 09:37 PM

Phaneuf is gonna put Glendening in a head-lock, and force feed him Tim Hortons.

 

Bank on it!

 

Sir, that's merely a Leafs wet-dream... but that's all it is, a dream

 

Dion will be eating Mcdoubles out of Glendenings hands by July




#2605952 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by RedWingsRox on 04 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

Does anyone really care what Devellano thinks?  




#2604628 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

Blashill, with Lidstrom and Cleary as assistant coaches.  




#2577072 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 01 March 2015 - 11:25 PM

 
How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.
 
Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting). 
 
This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.

Ha. Here's the thing man.
I'm not playing, and even if I were, the sh** you're talking about isn't something you win, your bravado, cockiness, and knowledge of the red wings is all well and good, but you're basing everything you're saying off speculation.

There's no proving your point, and even if and when these prospects, ken Holland, and Jim nill all retire there will be no set way to determine who won this, because hockey IS a game, and their will always be ambiguity about things.
If the prospects make it in one place, theirs no guarantees they would've made it in the other.
And for all this Jim nill ken Holland who's better, who's worthless bs is obnoxious.
The fact that you lay it out So cut and dry, in such matter of fact way with your attitude doesn't make me want to discuss stuff with you, it makes me devalue anything you say.
And anyone who talks about it as such, is not old enough to have an adult conversation on the matter, regardless of age.

The more you know, the less you know.
Now please.
Stop trying to argue with me over something so little.
I don't think we gave up that much.
You do.
I get it.
You're not changing my opinion, no matter how much you tell me you know, and I'm not changing yours. And that's fine.


#2577067 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Echolalia on 01 March 2015 - 11:20 PM

 

How old are you? May I ask? I turn 29 this month and I've followed the Wings religiously my entire life from age 8. For some reason i actually retain most of the generally useless history, info, players, trades, and dialogue I've heard along the way. I've followed the Wings for the entirety of Holland's tenure as GM and I have a particular addiction to information I've come across about NHL front offices. I like to think, as a fan, I'm about as informed as I can be enough to make the claims I do.

 

Holland has done a lot of things right in his time with the Wings, but he also had an All-Star cast of Front Office support along the way...not limited to Dellevano, Scotty Bowman (who I believe brought way more than people even thought...and they thought he brought a lot), Nill, Mark Howe, and several others. But since those people have started moving on, his ability to make good trades has nose dived. If Babcock creates good coaches, I believe Holland was created by other good front office people. HE does not seem to be a great stand alone GM. The two things that he is most credited for are also other peoples jobs (cap management and scouting). 

 

This is far more than vibes bro, but thanks for playing.

 

Actually it sounds like its ONLY vibes.  "who I believe brought way more..." "I believe Holland was created by other good front office people." "He does not seem to be a great stand alone GM".  These aren't facts.  This is what you believe.  And you didn't even bother to try to support these opinions with anything empirical or quantifiable.  As far as any of us are aware you're going off of vibes.

Also, you say Holland's ability to make good trades has nose-dived after people like Nill left.  Nill left in 2013.  Holland only made two trades since then (Legwand and Cole).  That's not exactly a good sample size to base criticism on, especially because the Cole trade isn't even 4 hours old yet, and we haven't had a chance to see what these players can do for their new teams (but considering Holland moved two players who will never see ice as a Red Wing, if Cole plays just one game then the Wings are coming out ahead).  If Holland made any s***ty trades prior to Nill leaving in 2013, are you willing to point the blame on Nill for those screwups?  Or does he only get credit for the good trades, and it was all Holland's idea for the bad ones?  And also, will you be basing your answer off more than vibes again?




#2576994 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 01 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Guys, I should know this but I'm an idiot ha

 

Once 3 PM happens tomorrow... there is no longer the 23 man roster limit... right?




#2576991 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by GoWings1905 on 01 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

 

He likes our team.

 

He isn't alone. There isn't a whole lot not to like about these guys through 60 games. 




#2576953 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by Jersey Wing on 01 March 2015 - 09:06 PM

And to sweeten tonight's trade talk:

Florida 4

TB 3

 

3 games in hand, one point back.




#2576939 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by sputman on 01 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

 

I know he wore 26 with Carolina during the cup run, but I think he had to switch to 72 because someone else was wearing it for MTL and DAL. Jurco wears 26 for us.

 

 

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 2m2 minutes ago

 

Tomas Jurco trades #26 to Erik Cole for #62 and a conditional 3rd round pick




#2576807 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by darkmanx on 01 March 2015 - 08:03 PM

I don't want anymore additions to this team unless we lose guys like weiss andersen miller kindl off our lineups

Dread to think what we'd give up next for some one who's not a 36 yr old ufa

Doesn't mean everything Kenny does is gold

 

Please point out where I said that in my post. However last year it was the exact same thing when they traded Jarnkrok, you were angry about that as well stating how great he was going to be. Do you want to stay mediocre forever while we hope Backman comes back and Janmark hopefully become an elite center behind Larkin, AA, Sheahan... we can't keep everyone. Cole makes a better team right now. If Helm misses a lot of time who will replace him? Cole is still pretty quick. Yea, 33 points in 57 games isn't too bad either.




#2576802 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by rick zombo on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

Jesus Christ. 

 

I have my head up the azz of hockeysfuture.com as much as the next Red Wings fan, and I love my prospects, but this deal was a home run. Wtf are people complaining about? 




#2534220 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by number9 on 14 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Best signing yet. Hollands offseason acquisition is himself. His deadline acquisition will be Babs.