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#2536592 Training Camp Thread

Posted by Euro_Twins on 19 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

Lol even in training camp people are getting angry that Cleary is on the "top line" there is literally three teams, all they are doing is getting back into game shape, it's not like it's the last 10 games and our playoff hopes are on the line here. Calm down everyone, it will be okay

#2536583 TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

Posted by Euro_Twins on 19 September 2014 - 10:32 AM

I wouldn't say they are dead wrong. TO is definitely one of the top 10 worst franchises in NA. 
When you take into account fan base size, expectations, management, and droughts between championships the Leafs are definitely tops in the NHL. Only the Cubs in the MLB, the Knicks in the NBA, and the Vikings/Lions/Jets in the NFL catch my attention as teams that are in major markets and consistently have stunk for the longest time. There are teams that have zero championships but most of the time they are new/expansions or are in minor markets. And of those teams you can say a few of them have at least made it to a championship game/series in the last 10-15 years. But the Leafs... yeesh.

Apparently Tampa and Anaheim are better franchises than the wings, while Columbus is only one back of us. Don't put any stock in that article.

#2536558 TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

Posted by Euro_Twins on 19 September 2014 - 05:22 AM

Its espn. Should I even bother reading it?

#2536542 Selanne would still play if Boudreau wasn't Ducks coach

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 September 2014 - 07:29 PM

he would be like the 20th classiest guy in the wings organization.

He would be the 20the classiest towel boy

#2536502 3 Training Camp Squads named

Posted by Euro_Twins on 18 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

Except everyone except Quincey played better when paired with smith(including kronwall).

So it's not just a one way thing they both elevated eachother and more reason to keep them as the number one pairing!!!!!!

Everyone says Smith played better because of kronwall, I'm not going to argue with that, but my question is who played better and elevated their game more with kronwall, I thought that Smith-kronwall was our best d pairing all year.

#2536432 Mantha's Injury

Posted by Euro_Twins on 17 September 2014 - 01:27 PM

Anthony mantha, stubs toe, lgw forums declare the apocalypse. Lol jk kinda.

Anyway as long as he's playing in the pre season game against Boston on September 27 all is well, cause I will be there cheering him on

#2536404 2014 Prospects Tournament and Training Camp (Sept. 12-23)

Posted by Euro_Twins on 17 September 2014 - 08:28 AM

6'3" 1/2 which is pretty much 6'4"  and 198lbs at draft.

Hmm I remembered him being slightly smaller. Oh well lol.

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

Posted by Euro_Twins on 16 September 2014 - 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?


#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.




#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?