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#2609592 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by RedWingsRox on Today, 01:30 AM

 I bet Buffalo will send some reporters to the Detroit Red Wings presser.  

#2609421 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Rivalred on Yesterday, 01:28 PM

If he really wants a challenge, he would stay in Detroit to try to make this defense look decent.  

Easier said than done when Holland had tied his hands and this team cannot land FA anymore due to some reason or another

Try again

#2609263 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by Richdg on 20 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Yes it is a 99% chance that Blashill is next. That could be good or bad. Never been a NHL head coach. The only other guy of interest would be Dan Bylsma-another Michigan guy with a career winning % of .628 which is better than Babcock (.620)! Both guys are in their early 40's.


Now I do have a question for those that question what Babs meant to this team. How many guys were under acheiving? Very few. Most of our players were play at or above their talent levels. Yes Franzen, Smith, and Jurco can and should be doing more, but that is it. Now keep in mind we had to win our last 1 or 2 games each of the last few years to even make the playoffs. That was due to Babs. he got us there. Can the next coach-whomever it ends up being, keep doing that?

#2609148 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by Dominator2005 on 20 May 2015 - 04:25 PM

I really liked that Kenny talked about not being happy about the early playoffs exits the past few years. For that reason he said that's why he didn't want to sign babs to more than 5 years which is an excellent point.

At the same time he could give a Stanley Cup conteder roster to Babs and not Playoff contender roster...
This team needs ROSTER changes

#2608693 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by sputman on 20 May 2015 - 07:05 AM

I personally think he'll take the Buffalo job. He doesn't want to be the coach that ends the Wings' playoff streak, and that could conceivably happen soon if the last couple of seasons are any indication.


Also, Buffalo has a metric ton of young talent... How fun would it be to inherit that, mold them while they're young and malleable, and then sit back and watch your creation play great hockey for years to come?


I don't have any direct links, but I recall reading numerous times Babock saying that sometimes a coach's voice becomes like Charlie Brown's teacher after a while, and that the players stop listening. I think he thinks he's at that point, and maybe has been for a while.

#2608254 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 18 May 2015 - 06:58 AM


I thought this was interesting, specifically this quote from the article:



He must be pretty interested in them if he reached out to them first.


I would wait for a reputable source reports that. Something tells me an article written by someone in San Jose doesn't carry much merit.

#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.


We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!

#2608019 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by marcaractac on 15 May 2015 - 04:35 PM

im starting to hope Babs leaves just so everyone saying they want him gone finally realizes how important he is to this franchise.

#2606969 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by kliq on 10 May 2015 - 09:58 AM

How about trading for Phaneuf and picking up Green on the UFA a front, job done?


Dont want Green, past his prime and injury prone. Maybe in the pre-cap era, but not now.

#2606186 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 May 2015 - 07:59 PM

All the detractors keep talking about how the Wings need accountability within the organization.  Then Devallano comes out and tries to hold an underwhelming, yet highly anticipated, prospect accountable and people complain. 


Whatever, there's no reason to "poo poo" the kid.  Athanasiou and Nosek were rookies, who dealt with injuries, this year too.  I don't see  anybody talking about how disappointed they are with AA or Nosek.  Why?  Because those guys figured it out and played like professionals. 


I'm not saying Mantha is a bust or anything.  But I don't see a single problem with the organization voicing their dissatisfaction with his play.  He's not been very good.  Should they keep telling him how wonderful he's been?


It isn't the organization -- it is one man with a history of making unfiltered comments. When has this ever been done previously? I can't recall anyone being put on blast publicly like Mantha. 

#2606162 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by GoWings1905 on 05 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

Comments were probably not needed.


But does anyone really believe he isn't disappointing so far?


Wasn't he like the next Yzerman?


He barely scores in the AHL...


What other prospect has a major figure in the Wings organization basically denounced after one season? Statistically, Mantha is basically at the same production as Tatar and Jurco in their first seasons with Grand Rapids. 


If Jimmy D wants to make this comment after Mantha serves his mandatory four years in the minors, then I get it a little more. I just don't understand the timing, nor need to call out a player publicly. If anyone should do that, it should be coming from Blashill. 

#2605775 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by 55fan on 03 May 2015 - 08:01 PM

Montreal is overrated gutter trash

I believe they prefer to be referred to as "Ouverrated Gutteaur Trash du Montreál"

#2605768 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by chicagooverrated on 03 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

Montreal is overrated gutter trash

#2605683 Call Out the NHL on BS

Posted by Hack & Whack Rule! on 03 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

I've been a Wings fan for over thirty years. I think the glory days of the NHL are over. There are so many rules and regulations that the game has changed, and I don't think it's for the better. Hockey used to be a tough sport...goalies didn't even wear masks, way back! If trends keep going, a goalie will only need to stand in front of a net and all the equipment will just block it. Add to the mix the unfortunate enforcement of rules, and in a few years, the NHL is populated by the likes of Brian Boitano and Elvis Stojko. I'm just dying to see a retiring player or coach come out and say that the NHL is a piece of garbage or that Gary Bettman has ruined the league, or something to make people realize how crappy it's become. Most of the crap they pull can be justified, though, and that's part of the problem. PK Subban takes a two handed baseball swing, causing a fractured arm, he gets kicked out for the rest of the game by on ice officials. Kronwall makes a hit on a guy with his head down, and it was slightly illegal (I stopped reading about it as soon as he got suspended), there's no on ice call, but the league suspends him even though there are no medical issues with the guy that gets Kronwalled.


If you could call out the NHL on their BS, while having an audience that could have an impact, what would you say?

#2605489 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by ami on 01 May 2015 - 07:54 PM

battman retire off this season