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#2536288 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Euro_Twins on Yesterday, 11:24 AM

 
I also think he should be the highest paid coach, my point was he shouldn't be paid DOUBLE what the highest paid coach is getting.
 


Well when he signed his current contract he WAS the highest paid coach, so I think he will be again. Probably will end up around 3m/season

 
When and where did he get the 2nd Cup?
 
I'm sorry, but I'd respectfully disagree. Babs is a great coach, but several people have said it, these guys are paid to perform and rewarded for it. At a certain level, though, two guys can't get credit for the same job. Is Holland putting the right players on the roster or is Babs extracting more from less? My point is - if Holland is putting the 'right' guys on the roster, Babs isn't getting enough out of them and, conversely, if Babs is getting the Wings into the playoffs with a sub-par squad, then Holland isn't doing his job. If everyone in management is doing their jobs, how are we a 'borderline' playoff team? Holland already got an extension and credit for his job...
 
If Babcock feels he 'deserves' to become the highest paid coach in the NHL, I hope Holland does let him walk. I'm not trying to take anything away from Babcock, but he did take over the defending President's Trophy winner in 05-06, a team which had made the playoffs 14 consecutive times, and three years later he won his only Stanley Cup. I'm not trying to say he's not successful or that he doesn't get a ton out of his players. But a good coach in a great organization has to be that much better to stand out.
 
Compare Babcock's Wings to Bowman's Wings - 9 playoff seasons each - 1 Cup (Babs) to 3 Cups (Bowman) - 2 President's Trophies (Babs) to 3 for Bowman - Bowman has an Adams' while Babs does not - Babs has an edge in regular season win pct. but in the playoffs - Babs 0.542 to Bowman 0.642.
 
Again, not saying Babs isn't a solid coach, but the Wings won't fold as an organization without him.


Take bowmans teams in those 9 years and compare it to babs teams. Babs best team wasn't nearly as good as bowmans


#2536185 A Perfect fit for the Bruins...Ville Leino?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 September 2014 - 12:37 PM

Leino is the type of gut who only wants to score. That doesn't work in the NHL.


Tell that to ovie


#2536180 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 September 2014 - 08:35 AM

Let's not hope Babcock tries to turn him into a defenseman..../ sarcasm

I can see your point... Let him be fed and rack up points; Ya think he could put up more points playing with Pavs and Hank versus Abby?


My left shoe could put up more points than Abby playing with z and d.


#2536179 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 14 September 2014 - 08:33 AM

What has Mrazek to do with Dekeyser's negotiations?


Everything


#2536057 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 September 2014 - 11:08 AM

I'm not really one to bash the Quincey signing.  As others have said recently, he's not as bad as he's made out to be.  That said, this made me LOL. 
 
"The Red Wings lack of a high-profile free agent signing in the offseason has been highly discussed in the weeks following July 1, but the absence of a big move could be a move in itself.
I think its a big positive, defenseman Kyle Quincey said. We have a structure and a system that we know inside and out, and game one we know each other, we know exactly what to expect. We know the system, so were going to hit the ground running.
 
 
You don't say?  Kyle Quincey thinks the Red Wings failure to replace him, which subsequently ended in his getting re-signed (with a raise), is a "big positive".  No s***. 


Next stop on the obvious express is thank my lucky stars town located in the heart of the state, dodged a huge bullet. This is your stop Kyle


#2536028 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 September 2014 - 10:13 PM

Can't you read? He's an amateur *finger.* he points at stuff, and touches things, and picks noses. Just not professionally.

:lol:

 

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#2535957 Ericsson and Alfredsson not 100%

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 September 2014 - 11:27 AM

 
Finger, wrist injuries are worrysome remember the Crosby situation ? 4 days non stop news about surgery ?


Crosby could stub his toe in the off-season while on vacation in Jamaica and it would be front page news on nhl.com lol


#2535860 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 September 2014 - 03:15 PM

I second that. Hockey was play by men in those days now we have franzinas and crosbies


If in 10 years time all the players are wearing some new technology that gives them even better protection that hasn't been invented yet, would that make all current players men and all future players sissies?


#2535859 2015 Winter Classic : Blackhawks vs. Capitals at Nationals Park

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 September 2014 - 03:12 PM

They keep recycling the same teams over and over. It's getting old.


#2535787 Nice article on Mantha

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

Anyone else think it will be good for Mantha to learn from Jurco in the minors? One over-hyped prospect to another...

 

if only nyquist or tatar were still in the minors, that way we could have an over hyped over riped party!!! whoop whoop!! :lol:

 




#2535729 Detroit offers D Raphael Diaz tryout

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

 
I'll give you Alfredsson and Weiss but it's not like there was a huge bidding war for them. As far as I remember, for both those players, only us and one other team were even interested. DeKeyser is a hometown boy so no points on that on and I'm too unfamiliar with Nosek to even comment on him. 
 
All I know is that it feels like for the last 5 years or so, players are always taking another team over us. I mean, do you simply refuse to acknowledge the fact we struck out on every single player we went after this season (and there were a LOT of them)?


You put no stock in dd coming because he grew up in Michigan yet you talk about free agents we missed out on who all went to their hometown or to play with friends? It's either one or the other, you either put stock in hometown guys coming over or you don't, if you don't then you have to discredit everyone we missed out on pretty much.


#2535705 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 September 2014 - 08:17 AM

Dekeyser will be locked up long term, just depends on when; Wings Brass basically know is is the 2nd best d man on the team behind Kronwall, if not the best, and due to the teams current situation with lack of stability at D, they cannot afford to let him walk.


Definitely not better than kronwall, and it's up for debate if he's even Ericsson level quite yet. But he's definitely going to be a top pair guy soon.


#2535645 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 September 2014 - 09:42 PM

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#2535625 "But I don't want to be a pirate."

Posted by Euro_Twins on 05 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

How can you hate the Drake? Everyone loves the Drake. It's those quiet talkers you have to watch out for.


High talkers, low talkers, close talkers. It's the re-gifters that you really need to watch out for!


#2535492 Howie's ready to go

Posted by Euro_Twins on 03 September 2014 - 09:07 PM

Half the teams in this league wish they had Howard *perspective*


I know Chicago fans that would rather have Howard. Not kidding