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#2542568 Dan Rosen Pens a Great Piece on Babcock's Coaching Tree

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 October 2014 - 07:37 AM

You do whatever it takes to get him to stay. One thing that goes overlooked is babcocks development of these young guys. I don't think just any coach would have all these rookies stepping up, playing hard, smart and making an impact in such a short time and I would love to see what he can do with Mantha

I agree you do whatever it takes to keep him, but blashill has more to do with the development and preparation of the kids.
I'd honestly be okay if ilitch threw the checkbook to babs and blashill just to keep the system stable and on this course.give babs a little more power, like assistant or co-gm, or just add another fancy word like executive blahblah that way he's not just a head coach making a players wage.

Blashill is the extension of Babcock that has made our kids transition so smooth.
They have the same systems in place, he expects the same out of his guys, they're, IMO, the best pro coach/minor team coach tandem in sports.
They compliment each other perfectly, and I'd really like to keep it together.
Even if blashill ends up making the salary of an average NHL hc, its not like coaches $counts against the cap.

And in today's game its becoming glaringly obvious that the minor league affiliate is crucial to the teams success, but the hC gig in the big league is probably too appealing for him, honestly.
But it'd be awesome if he would just take the pay raise to stay on with gr.

#2542538 Weiss

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 October 2014 - 06:26 PM

I like this line up, but I'd prefer our youngsters over Miller and Andersson. Nesty and Jurco are faster and have more goal scoring ability.

But miller and Andy are huge reasons that our pk is perfect.

And the fourth line has been amazing.
I'd much rather see Jurco here, but in all honesty, more time in gr could do wonders for him.
I think they'll have to waive cleary, because something tells me someone would claim nestrasil.
At least, I hope they'd waive cleary.
Nestrasils not great, but he's muchhh better than danny, and he's only going to get better.
I'd hate to lose him for nothing.
He's made some mistakes, but he's big, strong, decently fast, heavy on the puck, and he's really good along the boards.

#2542450 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 19 October 2014 - 01:23 AM

Another soliddddddddddd game by Glendenning.
Anyone else willing to admit babs was right about that little spark plug?

And please.
No jokes or puns because I used the word plug.
Because dude is legit one of the best fourth line centers around.

#2542099 Lucic has a meltdown as Bruins get smacked by Habs...again

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 October 2014 - 11:13 AM

Boston is in the same situation (to a much lesser extent) that we were the last few years with lidstrom.
The main difference is charas nowhere near as good as lids was, so now that is game is falling off its more noticeable to the success of the team.
They lose boychuck(we lost RAF) and all of the sudden their stellar d is turning average.

The wings had much more skill though. And were more disciplined.
I think its taking chara longer to get back into game shape, and yes clearly lost a step.
And whether you think thornton helped them our not last year Their "team toughness" has definitely declined.
Theyre going to be screwwd when chara retires.

#2541613 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 16 October 2014 - 08:22 PM

The only thing I can say about the Joe, is there isn't a bad seat in the house.
And I've skated on the ice multiple times.
Oh damn.
I guess I am sentimental about it.

#2541611 Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 16 October 2014 - 08:17 PM

I'll just go and snag a piece of brick when they demolish it.
Frame it next to my old yzerman jersey.

#2540725 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 October 2014 - 10:21 PM

Petry is a decent D-man, but not worth Jurco in my book. Jurco's cieling is wayyyyy too high to trade for a guy like Petry.

I think i like you because we share a live for Jurco.
Anytime his name gets brought up I say no automatically.
He's big.
Has beautiful hands.
And he hits.

Not live.

#2540260 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 October 2014 - 10:03 PM

Anyone who has bad things to say about Glendening can eat my jock strap.

The guy walked onto the U of M team and rose to captain. Went undrafted but immediately signed by GR. Impressed there, and was signed by the wings, where he immediately made an impact. The guy rises to every occasion, and despite little to no hype, has performed at every level. He is the definition of the type of guy I want on my team.

Amen brother.

And its still his second season.
He's still technically a project, and he's already a difference maker.

#2540074 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 October 2014 - 08:00 PM

"Its 9o'clock on a Saturday if you're liking up for a ginger ale."

#2540021 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 October 2014 - 07:38 PM

I wanna see this Glendenning every day.

#2539942 10/11/14 GDT: Game 2 | Ducks 3 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

I love Glendenning.
I wish he was 6'4 240.

#2539761 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 October 2014 - 09:04 PM

I wouldn't call Smith offensive D yet

Just because he hasn't put up the numbers doesn't mean he isn't an offensive defenseman.

He is an offensive minded defenseman.
No question about it.

#2538706 Blast from the Past

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 07 October 2014 - 09:37 AM

Your dads mustache game is amazing.
Thanks for sharing BTW.
That's really damn cool.

I looked him up and was reading a bit on him, "a slick playmaking center"


#2538653 Will Cleary make the roster? (poll)

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 06 October 2014 - 09:12 PM

I don't know, ask Agent Orange. Or was it The Player Formerly Known as Steve? Who knows!?

And (~?~)

#2538088 TSN Luke Schenn could be available

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 03 October 2014 - 02:59 AM

I feel like wed Waste assets getting him here and he'd end up being our seventh.
Or he comes over and gets beat out by a kid with higher potential.
Then only thing he brings that we don't have is the physicality, which is something we need, but I don't see us using it very well.
Ala too too.
I get he's on the back end, but he's not a top four guy offensively or defensively.
He's shown flashes but nothing to merit giving up something that'll be better for.
He could just need a change of scenery, sure, but i don't think he fills any holes we can't fill from within.
He is a good hitter.