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#2609223 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2015 - 08:03 PM

I think all the assistants will go with Babcock.


They probably see coaching with him as a springboard to an NHL job. 

#2609214 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2015 - 07:29 PM


#2607273 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 11 May 2015 - 10:08 PM


What Slovakian deluge?


Last year there was a massive contingent of Slovakian voters who helped propel Tatar to the TSN Play of the year title.


In one match-up vs TJ Oshie, Tatar edged him out with a massive comeback where both guys had millions of votes.


I believe that is the reason our votes were timing out after a certain # cast. A lot of Blues fans were complaining we were cheating...(we were)

#2607235 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FlashyG on 11 May 2015 - 06:06 PM

Babcock in Toronto would be pretty funny.


Babs is used to the Detroit media that aren't exactly known for stirring the pot. In Toronto every single decision he makes will be put under the microscope and he'll be badgered about each and every one of them.


Not to mention the micro managing he'll have to deal with from Shanahan and the board of directors. 

#2607177 2015 Draft

Posted by FlashyG on 11 May 2015 - 12:25 PM

It was this thread a couple of months back. I think he has a chance to do it. I also beleive oullett and marchencko do. ATM it appears the RW's believe those 2 are ahead of Sproul.


I don't think there has ever been a time where they weren't ahead of Sproul.


Sproul has a ton of potential but has yet to realize most of it. I still have high hopes for him next year but he needs to take a big step  forward if he's going to make the jump to the next level.

#2607151 2015 Draft

Posted by FlashyG on 11 May 2015 - 10:50 AM

This is a draft where I'd trade down.


There are a lot of good players ranked higher than 30th this year and by moving down we can likely get 2 in that group plus recover the 3rd round pick we traded away.


I have a feeling some of our prospect depth is going to be depleted this year either by promotion or via trade so we'll need to restock that cupboard sooner rather than later.

#2606985 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 10 May 2015 - 01:14 PM

These Hutton fans are persistent. The lead is changing hands frequently but with Hutton holding it longer and by more.

#2598068 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

Can we make it 3 years in a row?

We have 2 entrants this year, Zetterberg with a goal of the back of Mazanek's head, and Nyquist's 28 second goal vs Ottawa (I assume, it's not up for voting yet.)

Head over to TSN now to vote for Zetterberg


If you use Google Chrome you can follow these instructions to vote for you without you having to click the button every 5 seconds.


First hit "F12" it will open up a menu, on the top of the menu there is a button for "console" click that and paste the following on the command line.


setInterval(function(){$("#page-wrapper > div > div > section.plays > div.match-play.ng-scope.left-play > button").click()},6000)

#2584217 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by FlashyG on 23 March 2015 - 03:04 PM

It's not the losing streak that's making his decision hard, its the opportunity to yell at College kids that is enticing him to leave NHL coaching.



#2584210 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by FlashyG on 23 March 2015 - 01:19 PM


#2582660 Dubnyk a Hart Trophy condender?

Posted by FlashyG on 18 March 2015 - 12:53 AM

He's been an incredibly nice story, but there is absolutely no chance whatsoever he wins the Hart or likely any other hardware.


When you combine his first half of the season to his second half Carey Price leads him in every category.


Still he's resurrected his career in a contract year, hats off to him for the payday he'll receive.


Personally I think he's playing above his head similar to what Craig Anderson did with Ottawa, I have my doubts he'll repeat those numbers again in his career.

#2577688 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by FlashyG on 02 March 2015 - 03:05 PM


#2571001 Franson to Preds

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

Trading to a divisional opponent should not be an issue in this particular situation. The Wings and Leafs don't play each other any more this season, the Leafs have no chance in making the playoffs, and Franson is a UFA at the end of the season. The Leafs should and would have taken the best deal on the table, regardless of who they were helping out. Why shouldn't the prospect matter in this situation? The Leafs can't draft for s***, they should be after high end prospects before late first round draft picks. Ouellet should be worth more to a team like the Leafs than a 24ish overall pick from Nashville. And give it a rest with this Babcock speculation, it's bulls***, plain and simple. Yes, since the Wings didn't land Franson, they will get bounced earlier in the playoffs, and now Babcock will choose to go to the Leafs, who are in full rebuild mode, rather than stay with a team that has a tradition of winning, and is a year or two max away from contention once again... Give me a f***ing break...


How often do you watch the Leafs? living in Toronto I see them a few times a week and I wouldn't trade Ouellet for 2 months of Franson straight up.


His risky passes and tendency to turn pucks over around his own net would have him in Bab's doghouse in short order. 


He'd be on the 3rd pairing before the playoffs even begin.


The Leafs also wont make any deals that might help the Wings as they truly believe that if the Wings fizzle in the playoffs this year, Babcock will be their head coach next year. Helping us make a playoff run would only increase the chances he'd re-sign with the Wings.

Where is this "at any cost" coming from? Obviously I wouldn't have given up the farm for him, but we could have easily beaten out the Preds in that trade, without giving up too much. No, a first round pick isn't ideal but I think we could have given up a second and a better prospect and got the deal done. I just find it hilarious how people come on here saying, he isn't the player we needed. If he isn't the type of defenseman this team needs, then that player doesn't exist. Of all the players available (taking cost into account) he absolutely was the best fit for this team. But yeah, keep talking about Yandle... Not going to happen, nor should it...


We don't have a 2nd round pick, we traded it last season in an overpayment for a rental. This would be even worse since we don't really have an aching need for a 2nd pairing defenceman even if he does shoot right.


If we're going to get a minute eating top pairing defenceman its going to be one of those prospects you seem to eager to trade. They are not often available via free agency, and when they are they cost a fortune. The same goes for trying to acquire one via trade, the cost will out weigh the benefit.

Hey, didn't we trade a 1st for Kyle Quincey?


Holland does overpay.  Just for the wrong guys.   


Honestly right now I'd prefer Quincey to Franson simply because Franson would be gone at the end of the season without question.


He wants 6 million plus a season long term, and he just wouldn't get that in Detroit.


Franson would be a much better player offensively, and he'd improve the PP, but we're already #1 on the PP, and his offence comes at the expense of defence.

#2570974 Franson to Preds

Posted by FlashyG on 15 February 2015 - 02:57 PM

Haha typical LGW. We didn't land him, so... we didn't even want him... Franson is garbage, not worth the asking price...


At no point have I ever in any way supported the idea of pursuing Franson at any cost.


Had we landed him for a first I would have been first in line to criticize the terrible trade.


We already made the overpaying for a rental mistake last season, this is the same thing but at a greater cost.

#2568428 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by FlashyG on 05 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

Gotta hand it to this Leafs fan. His team may suck but he loves them anyways