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#2609827 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 01:20 AM

You're a beaut.
I laughed quite hard at this.

 

 

marcaractac is drunkerunktunk

 

I'm home and sobering. I only know of this because of notifications. Weeeeeeeeeeee

 

The best part of tonight is i literally patted someone's butt because of BoS. I went full Red Wing tonight. 




#2609800 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by darkmanx on Yesterday, 08:56 PM

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They gonna be realgud.




#2609765 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on Yesterday, 05:02 PM

 
Because he now stops eating prospects and starts to chew on old and chewy veterans like Cleary and Weiss ?! Only question is if players still count against the cap after eaten by your coach.

That is a great question.

I was kind of thinking the reason all of our players are small and soft is because they werent enough sustenance for blash.
So we get small skill guys in bulk because of this.


#2609710 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by Bully76 on Yesterday, 01:09 PM

Yep this convinces me that Babs is a 100% class act. No hard feelings at all. Toronto's still insane to offer this kind of money to any coach, but I can only say thanks to Babs thanks for everything.




#2609747 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on Yesterday, 03:48 PM

Makes you WOnder how good wed be if we didn't have Jeff blashill in grand rapids eating our best prospects....

Why is everyone so excited to give a cannibal our head coaching gig?


#2609750 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by number9 on Yesterday, 03:49 PM

Makes you WOnder how good wed be if we didn't have Jeff blashill in grand rapids eating our best prospects....

Why is everyone so excited to give a cannibal our head coaching gig?


Let alone one that can't feed himself, Holland does everything for this team.


#2609735 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on Yesterday, 02:48 PM

At this point, it doesn't even matter why he left. We had him as our fav teams coach for 10 years. He left on good terms. There are no hard feelings on either end with the exception of some bitter fans. 




#2609663 Babcock says good-bye in full page ad. SIAP

Posted by LeftWinger on Yesterday, 11:08 AM

Hopefully the first time TO is in Detroit, the organization puts together a nice presentation for him, so the fans can cheer and say goodbye.  Maybe just his picture on the scoreboard and announcer saying that the fans and team would like to thank him for 10 years of great hockey!  Crowd erupts, Babcock cries, then Mrazek shut's out the leafs....perfect night.




#2609641 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 10:28 AM

Slava Fetisov, former Red Wing defenseman and star of the wildly popular documentary "Red Army", wants Russian law to ban Russian hockey players from coming to the U.S. before their 28th birthday. 

 

You'll recall Fetisov's story.  He bucked Soviet law preventing him from coming to the U.S. to play hockey, by refusing to play for their national team.  In the documentary he explained how he wanted to be free to make his own decisions, make his own money, and determine his own future, without being coerced by federal authorities. 

 

And now he's a federal authority.  And he's trying to restrict young players from having those very same liberties. 

 

Here's a thought Slava.  Rather than using a draconian legal system to force people to stay against their will, how's about you work toward reforming said legal system, and equally restrictive and authoritarian economic policies, so that people will WANT to stay in your s***ty country.  You are, after all, a Senator. 

 

What a dick.

 

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#2609627 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by gcom007 on Yesterday, 09:23 AM

 

If that were the case then Toronto wouldn't have had to so massively overpay him for the pleasure.  Hell, they could have offered roughly the same money as Detroit and been confident he'd come to Toronto because they could offer him all the "intangible" things Detroit coudn't.  They could have offered him immortality.  Legacy.  Prestige.  Greatness. 

 

But it wasn't about any of that.  They had to massively outbid everybody because otherwise Babcock wouldn't have gone there.  They didn't give him that money out of the kindness of their hearts, and he didn't ask for it just for s***s and giggles. 

 

It wasn't about winning, or family, or anything else.  Eventually, as these things often do, it all came down to cash.  Lidstrom stayed with the Wings for less.  So did Datsyuk.  And Zetterberg.  And Kronwall.  Because they wanted to win here.

 

Babcock didn't. 

 

Sure, it was about cash. If you get offered a deal like that, it obviously becomes about cash. But Buffalo had a similar deal on the table as well, and it's been said that the figure Babcock signed for is the figure that was first presented. They're desperate teams who have to make desperate offers to get his attention. If he wasn't in it on some level for the challenge, and honestly an unparalleled challenge at that, he could've gone to Buffalo and gotten paid the same, and most likely been able to get to winning quicker with a lot less pain from the media and fans. But he chose Toronto, I believe because there's no other opportunity like it in hockey, and because by all appearances, they seem to be making a commitment to rebuilding the team the right way at last. And yes, because of the cash. And the length of the contract. Even Holland mentioned a sticking point with the Wings was how long they were willing to go.

 

And let's go there for a second. Babcock has been here ten years now. If he had signed even the 4-year deal and lasted the length of it, he'd have the second longest tenure in NHL history for a head coach at 14 years. Jack Adams had the longest at 20 between 1927-1947. There are a handful of guys who did 13 years, though no one has done a single term that long in almost 20 years. Simply put, it's hardly unusual for coaches to jump to new teams. Whether as much cash was on the table or not, there's a much higher likelihood than not that Babcock would've moved on now or at some point in the near future. It's the nature of the position, and it's why I don't think it's fair or accurate to say this is only about cash.

 

Babcock knew his time was going to be coming to an end here soon enough, and he was at a noteworthy milestone, not just in his career, but in his family life. If ever there was a time to make a change, it's now. When you get offered a deal like he was offered, that obviously is going to help motivate you to make said change. When it's an opportunity to help rebuild a legendary team with management that finally seems committed to doing it right, that's obviously going to be exciting to him. Was the cash a part of it? Absolutely. But to suggest that his decision was solely about the cash is utterly and completely simplistic.




#2609630 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 09:29 AM

I am very excited to see what Blashill can do with this team. But what I am most excited about is there are no guarantees where players will line up on the roster... Will Ericsson remain on the top pair? Will Smith get a look on the power-play? Will Weiss have a chance at the 2nd line center spot? Will Jurco be in the top 6(9)? Will Pulkkinen be utilized better in the offensive zone (left side faceoff circle), Will Abdelkader / Helm remain in the top 6 (not necessarily saying they shouldn't...)? Will Ferraro / Callahan get a look on the 4th line? A lot of question marks... Going to be an exciting training camp. Can't wait!!!




#2609598 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by krsmith17 on Yesterday, 05:44 AM

Top 6 go-to guy in Grand Rapids >>> Bottom 6 support guy in Detroit - (in regards to what is best for his development)

 

Develop this kid the right way, don't rush him like we did Jurco. I understand that there is a huge difference between Larkin and Jurco, but Jurco was also a year older than what Larkin will be going into camp this season. He wasn't ready and neither is Larkin in my opinion.

 

Let's see what he can do in the next few weeks, but even if he puts up a point per game, I still say he should start next season in the American League...




#2609404 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 21 May 2015 - 01:03 PM

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Amazing. We have two young floating Jeff Blashill's. 2 young floating Jeff Blashill's > 1 young floating Mike Babcock




#2609399 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 21 May 2015 - 12:52 PM

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#2609603 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Wings3:16 on Yesterday, 07:42 AM

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From reddit..haha