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#2619242 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by Euro_Twins on Today, 02:06 PM

Lol I love him saying kadri will be elite after he said we don't have another datsyuk or z in our system, meanwhile Tatar and goose are eons better than nazem kadri already

#2615772 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

I know.  Which is why he won't make 6 million +.  That's my point.  He scores more than a defensive d-man, and less than a pure offensive d-man.  

You make it sound like he has good production though. There's no way he's going to get much less than Petty or Niskanen, and he'll probably get a bit more. That's a lot of money for a guy with suspect defense that puts up pretty modest points for his ice time

#2615720 Free agents this off season

Posted by number9 on 23 June 2015 - 09:28 AM

Franson, too close to Franzen. Next.

#2615093 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by number9 on 18 June 2015 - 12:33 PM

I would like to take my initial comment "is this thread for real" back. This is some great reading material... I personally like the NHL 2000 comment (no idea if that guy is serious or not but give yourself a pat on the back)

Oh and Mike Peluso is absolutely garbage

*Insert random scrub* + willing to fight = best 4th liner in the league

#2614810 2015 Draft

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

Lol talk about overrating Larkin , there is no way he even touches the top 5 in this draft class: McDavid, Eichel, Hanifin, Marner, Strome, Crouse should be set. Maybe 7 but I think Werenski or maybe that Russian kid will own that position .

I don't care about what position he would be wings for him at 17 and now have to develop both guys Larkin and Mantha.

Mantha will be fine and make Mr. Players are cattles eat cow.

#2613569 2015 Draft

Posted by WingsallTheway on 08 June 2015 - 09:08 PM

If any GM trades Mcdavid for anyone, they would be fired in 3 years.

#2610026 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 May 2015 - 10:20 AM

I don't get why you would think that Glendening would "follow Babs"... He's under contract with the Detroit Red Wings. He can't just decide to pack up his gear and move to Toronto, nor would he even if he could. There has been a lot of joking about trading Glendening to Toronto for Kessel or a 1st round pick or whatever because of how much Babcock loves him but he isn't going anywhere. I'm sure Holland and Blashill appreciate Glendening's game just as much as Babcock. He's here to stay and for good reason, he's a great 4th line shut down center.

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

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 May 2015 - 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...

#2609626 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 09:16 AM


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.


He did say that in the presser.  He said that Toronto made an offer he couldn't refuse.  Every other thing he said would factor into the decision went right out the window when that offer was made. 


He said his family's input would make a difference.  They wanted to stay.  He left.

He said he didn't want to be part of a rebuild.  Toronto is rebuilding.  He signed.

He was concerned about Detroit's future prospects.  Ours are better than Toronto's.  He signed with them.

He said he wants to win.  Went to one of the league's worst franchises.


I'm not even lambasting the guy.  I'd have left for that money too.  I'm just wondering why everybody feels the need to act like this was all about something it wasn't. 


Detroit has a long history of people who have PROVEN that they'd rather win than make the most money.  Not just said it.  Did it.  They've done it over and over and over.  From Holland to all of our star players, each could have made more money if they'd hit the free market.  They chose not to because they liked being here, and so they were willing to take less. 


But Mike Babcock isn't one of those guys.  He's not Nick Lidstom.  He's Sergei Fedorov.  Nothing wrong with Sergei, great Wing, great player, decent guy.  Same with Babs.  But they both chased the money.  Plain and simple. 

#2609622 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 May 2015 - 09:03 AM

I think babcock hinders their rebuild. if he can get them to be a 6-12 team with the current roster they won't be drafting high enough to get the players that will put them over the top. They needed a few tank seasons before bringing in a coach like babcock

#2608896 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 20 May 2015 - 12:59 PM


Plot twist: Holland hires another coach and loses Babs and Blash  :ninja:



#2607941 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kipwinger on 15 May 2015 - 09:48 AM

My bold prediction...


If Babcock leaves, Blashill will win a Cup first (with Detroit). 

#2598536 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 23 April 2015 - 12:27 PM


#2593202 Why so negative?

Posted by captain2005 on 14 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

Wings in 6 baby

I see your wings in 6, and raise you  Wings in 5 baby. ;)

#2593191 Why so negative?

Posted by canadian wings fan on 14 April 2015 - 12:03 PM

Wings in 6 baby