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#2608405 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by vladdy16 on 18 May 2015 - 05:35 PM

Can you guys at least pretend to be on topic and maybe just put "Babcock" at the end of your post?  

#2608116 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 16 May 2015 - 01:30 PM

I didn't see Darren : having sit down interviews with Hitch, Bylsma, McClellan, and Carlyle to discuss their decision making process. There are also not up to the minute twitter posts and articles discussing the very latest developments regarding everybody else. If you think they're the same thing, you're obviously not looking too hard at all the hype Babcock is garnering.

Why don't they care about these other guys? McClellan has a higher winning percentage. Bylsma has a comparable winning percentage AND as many cups. Hitchcock has as many Cups and has 700 wins. But Mike is the story for some reason. Presumably because hype builds on itself.

I'll let Wikipedia's intro paragraphs show the "some reason": I just took title acheivements.


Babcock: "As of May 2015, he is the only coach to gain entry to the Triple Gold Club, guiding his Red Wings to the Stanley Cup in 2008, as well as leading Team Canada to gold at the IIHFIce Hockey World Championships in 2004, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Babcock is the only coach to win five national or international titles, guiding Canada to gold at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 1997 and the University of Lethbridge to theCIS University Cup in 1994."


Bylmsa: "On June 12, 2009, four months after becoming head coach in Pittsburgh, Bylsma led the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup Championship winning in 7 games over the Detroit Red Wings."


Hitchcock: "He coached the Stars to a Stanley Cup victory in 1999. He also served as an assistant coach for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team."


McClennan: "former head coach of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.[1]"


Carlyle: He won the Stanley Cup in 2007 with his previous team, the Anaheim Ducks.[3]


I think if you step back from your anti-Bab position you'd realize why he's being covered the way he is. He's kind of a star especially because the olympic wins brought him into the limelight. He's also in this rare situation where he's a coach who's looking for jobs without having been fired by a team (usually a non-playoff team). Babcock has done a lot for this team so he deserves the right to explore other jobs. This is the soonest time he could have talked to other teams and helped us out by not waiting to free agency. The media is obnoxious, though, but that's the nature of mass media.

#2607650 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 14 May 2015 - 12:43 AM

Who knows, but if it is true, sort of a slap to babs face. Not even considered? Damn. We'll see if its true I guess. 

McLellan seems to have made a good impression on Hall and Eberle at Worlds. They interviewed him there. Babs is there too. He could have said of the record he wasn't interested. Who knows.



#2607523 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 May 2015 - 01:05 PM


It's going to be awesome when he trolls everyone and signs with a KHL team.


And takes Datsyuk with him.  Whatever team Kovalchuk is on maybe.  

#2607491 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by number9 on 13 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

Can we all stop with the political discussion.  I know that nobody means any harm, but this isn't really the place for it. 


^ found the guy on welfare  :lol:

#2607306 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by frankgrimes on 12 May 2015 - 04:54 AM

I think the wings will still make the playoffs and maybe even flourish without Babcock, he is an amazing coach, but I think this team is too stagnant with him here, they're trying to be too defensive while not being very good defensively. They need to play to their current strength and that's scoring With defensive responsibility, but not sooooo much emphasis on defense



This team doesn't have a clear identity whatsoever. Babcock is coaching a style that he believes fits his team best and let's them win...there is a reason why the Wings had to play a defensive minded system against better teams because Babcock knew, a scoring-race would end bad for this team. The defense right now is not good enough to risk something like that plus the Wings lack a pure goal-scorer. Playing an offense minded style would be like trying to force a brick through a circle..


Babcock has been begging for help and Holland hasn't delivered so now he is looking at other options which by all means is his damn right. Do I thinkk he will end up in Toronto ? Nope but listening to a franchise that will increase his salary is never a bad option he can now go to Edmonton and tell them Toronto is offering X amounts of money...I want to coach McDavid but the offer needs to be close to that ==> a very good situation for him, same thing with Buffalo and Eichel.


Also the St. Louis job will open soon (if they don#t extend Hitchcock), Rutherford can bolster all he wants if Super Mario decides Babs is his coach they'll make a strong pitch for him and their 2 superstars are entering their prime...if Anaheim makes it past Chicago I think they'll keep Boudreaus.

#2607255 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kliq on 11 May 2015 - 08:30 PM

I am not sure why some people are so mad at Babcock, the guy is doing nothing wrong. All he is doing is giving teams an opportunity to speak with him. I can pretty much guarantee that 9/10 people that post on LGW would be willing to hear an offer from a rival company (regardless of what job you do) if your current employer had absolutely no issue with it, and there was a ton of interest in you from other companies.


He is not acting cocky, he does not sound like he is lying to the the fans. He says he is exploring his options, and that's what he is doing.

#2607272 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by number9 on 11 May 2015 - 10:07 PM

He's young, and good.

But I don't think he'd be a star, he is only 21.
So someday.


Maybe not yet, but I get to watch a lot of him out here in Buffalo. If he had players around him he'd be good. dude does everything. Skates, hands, hits, smarts. Love him and his crazy name. All the other Sabres, even their high picks, are jokes compared to him.


EDIT: Girgensons Boner achieved

#2607262 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 May 2015 - 09:48 PM

I've had a really hard time getting intrigued by any of this..
I've came to the conclusion that.

I honestly don't care what happens.
The beauty of having been a fan of this franchise all my life has taught me that no matter what they do, they'll be competitive and most likely, at least make the playoffs.
Sure, some of you can give me one hundred reasons why this may be coming to an end, and some of them, I see some semblance of a cause for concern...
But they'll be fine either way.
I just really.
Could not care less about this.
I have faith in the franchise, not a singular person in it.
The sum is greater than the parts.

#2607223 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 May 2015 - 04:54 PM

He wins in Toronto, he's a instant God in Canada.

The hockey world. but he must know it's where coaches and players go to die

#2605532 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by marcaractac on 02 May 2015 - 12:04 AM

The Jack Adams trophy is probably one of the most biased and subjective awards in the league. I wouldn't read too much into it. NHL is known to pick favorites for its awards. There's been times where I've wondered why the hell Datsyuk didn't win the Hart Trophy in 2009. Don't get me started. 


If the Jack Adams was legit, Babs would win it almost every season. But when it comes down to it, the Jack Adams should be re-branded "Most Improved Team Award"

#2605421 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by amato on 01 May 2015 - 02:43 PM

The suburbs of Detroit are some of the most affluent in the country.  And downtown is WAY nicer than it was 10 years ago.  It's on the uptick for sure.
Plus, 3-5 million (or whatever Babs will get) goes a lot further in Michigan than it does in California.  Just food for thought.

Not too mention the new arena coming soon and all that.... Detroit is only going to get better. I'm excited for it.

#2605404 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by gcom007 on 01 May 2015 - 02:27 PM




That's some positive sounding dialogue.


Affirms what I thought of his post-game comments. He wasn't really s***ting on anybody. He was sending a message to his younger players; their time is now.

#2605401 Locker room Clean-Out Updates

Posted by gcom007 on 01 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

It was actually reported somewhere that he had broken his hand when Abby left the game in which he was injured. Then magically there was no reference to it after that so the team must have told everyone to keep quiet. 


I've played with a broken toe once and that was no picnic. Ericsson's play was concerning in the playoffs. If it was due to an injury, that is reassuring.


What kills me is that E broke his toe in pre-game soccer. OF COURSE he did...

#2605050 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 30 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie  38s

Mike Babcock said he expects to meet with DET GM Ken Holland tomorrow a.m. but also said, at this point anyway, no timeline on his future.


They should play Russian Roulette to see which one stays or goes.  



Barry Melrose


It's funny, but he and his two cousins (Joe Kocur and Wendel Clark) all played for the Wings at some point in their careers.