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#2609957 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by derblaueClaus on 24 May 2015 - 04:12 PM

 

I think it was 97.1. My apologies as I should have looked before saying anything. I'm not making it up though.

 

I also remember reading it. It was sometime last year when Kenny didn't land anyone at the TD I think.

I always thought it pretty ridiculous. Babs doesn't throws players under the bus in public.like Tortorella.  Babs is also known as a winning coach and most, if not all of the players want success above all. There are not many reasons why I wouldn't want to work under a coach like Babs if I was playing in NHL.




#2609772 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

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.

 

And don't forget the overriping of our prospects. We all know that a cut becomes more tender the longer it ripes. It all makes sense now.




#2609764 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 04:55 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?

 

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.




#2609623 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 09:06 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. 

 

Not necessarily. I'd agree with you but there wasn't a bidding war from the Leafs side according to Shanny and Babs. The Leafs made the offer before Babcock was heading to Prague. The only one that raised their offer were the Red Wings. If you believe that is of course your choice, but I haven't seen any media piece that says otherwise. What does it tell us ? Well, Babs didn't demand that kind of money and I'm sure he'd still choose the Maple Leafs if we matched that offer or if the Leafs offer wasn't better than our first.

 

"It all comes down to cash" is a too simple answer.  Decisions are made because of a number of reasons. Money may have played a role, but all the other factors mentioned here in the thread and by Babs were probably more significant. If everything came down to money no one would have blamed Babs if he said so. He could have just sat in the presser and told the media that the Leafs made the best offer money wise. Would you blamed him ? I sure wouldn't. Almost nobody would. Instead he made lengthy explanation that sounds reasonable for a guy like him.




#2609609 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by derblaueClaus on 22 May 2015 - 08:10 AM

I have a question:

 

With Babs gone, are the assistants, Granato, Hiller, Brewer still ours?

Will they follow Babs since he hired them?

 

Would especially like to keep Granato since he seemed to have a great impact on the effectiveness of the power play.

 

At the end of his presser Holland said it's their choice if they want to work under the new head coach and that they did sign them to the one year deal for that reason. So nothing is set. Keeping Granato would indeed be huge, though.




#2608915 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by derblaueClaus on 20 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

Guyz...what about YFMB?

 

He stays of course. If he doesn't work anymore we might need to find YFJB.




#2606902 Dominic Turgeon signs 3 year Entry Level Contract

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 May 2015 - 12:49 PM

Does McGratton have any kids? :)

 

Yes. They are known as the four Horseman of the Apocalypse.




#2606861 WMHC 2015

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 May 2015 - 05:48 AM

 

That would be nice. The atmosphere at European sporting events puts North America to shame.

 

 

You mean that kind of atmosphere ?

 

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I take the friendly atmosphere in US stadiums over our so called "fan culture" here in in Europe any day.




#2606860 Kronwall

Posted by derblaueClaus on 09 May 2015 - 05:44 AM

I feel like we have this same conversation every year after we get eliminated.

 

I'm pretty sure you don't just feel like, but that we have this discussion about Kronner every year since Lidstrom left. You'd think that they would stop, at least after we shut down one of the best offenses in the NHL.....




#2606371 WMHC 2015

Posted by derblaueClaus on 06 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

1-0 Sweden vs Canada right now  :lol:

 

Watching it too. Looks like my Germans played so bad, it lowered Canadas level of play. :P




#2604463 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2015 - 09:15 PM

Really proud of this team. They didn't give Tampa much room and where the better team this series. We'll come back next year stronger and more experienced. Watch out NHL !




#2604381 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2015 - 09:06 PM

Of course. Well Tampa got the Lucky bounces the Wings didn't get tonight.




#2604105 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2015 - 08:27 PM

Are you ready for the third guys and gals ? Bring it !




#2604094 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2015 - 08:24 PM

Wings just need to be patient and don't press it too hard. They have Tampa on the brink, now finish them !




#2604024 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 April 2015 - 08:10 PM

Wow. What a game !