I can't believe this, Babcock needs to wake the f*** up.
Helm should not be in the top 9 over Weiss, I'm sorry. Helm turns the puck over a lot trying to do too many things sometimes, he needs to simplify his game in order to play top 9 and not try to do everything 100mph.
If you willing leave the Wings - the freaking Detroit Red Wings - for Europe, good riddance. We can argue all day about what time he should have got and what management should have done, but at the end of the day there are two types of players. Guys who will jump ship when things get bad for them, and guys who will grit their teeth and work that much harder to get to the top. Unfortunately, deserved or not, Backman was the former. I'd rather have the Tatars and Nyquists, who put their noses to the grind stone and fought for their spots than the Backmans of the world. Goodluck to him in Sweden.
Sign me to a week's contract. When WE (LOL) get in the inevitable shootout I'll go first and at least all the fans will have a huge laugh as I skate on my ankles on a forever torn ACL towards the opposing goalie. I'll make an awkward move as I go from R to L and suddenly (I wasn't going THAT fast to begin with) pop back right for a shot. I'd either likely miss or if I made it the opposing goalie would quit the league and the team would be so inspired they'd win the Cup.
Just let me pick the music one night and I'll have Karen Newman ride on my lap as I resurface the ice on the Zamboni Al's not driving and save the money.