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#2609296 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by BBD10 on 21 May 2015 - 07:30 AM

Bylsma and Hitchcock are experienced coaches but they arent close to the level Babcock is.  I dont want Holland to go out and get a sh*ttier coach now.  If that was the plan, I am going to be pissed off because I know the Wings could afford to match the same offer babs took in Toronto.  Neither Bylsma or Hitchcock are going to get any more out of the current players we have on the roster than Babs did.


Blashill is an up and comer.  Just like a lot of the players on this team.  They are young guys who have a really bright future, like Blashill.  Blashill has the chance to be the next great for the Wings.  He has a relationship with more than half of the current players and knows what he has coming up as well.  The transition for Blashill may even be quicker than that of a completely different coach with a different style no matter how many years of experience they have.  If Blash turns into a top NHL coach, which it looks as though he definitely could, he will never leave the Wings and we will continue to be great for years to come.


Bowman came to Detroit and instilled a style of hockey that molded this franchise into one of the best in all of sports.  Babcock held the torch for 10 years and kept the Winged Wheel tradition and mentality alive.  It is time to hand it to Blashill, not settle for a mediocre coach and continue to tread water for another 5 years.

#2518631 Was Legwand worth it?

Posted by BBD10 on 01 May 2014 - 09:44 AM

Legwand didnt help us get into the playoffs.  He made no difference and if anything, costed us the production of someone else who may have contributed a goal or 2 once in a while. 


If you asked me at the deadline if we would give up just the 2nd round pick or just Jankrok I would have laughed.  Holland made this trade so he wouldnt be the GM who ended the playoff streak.  We got as fleeced as the Caps did when they traded Forsberg to the Preds for Erat.  Erat had like 1 goal all season lol and they dished him.

#2504490 Detroit could be dangerous come playoff time...

Posted by BBD10 on 02 April 2014 - 07:16 AM

When we return Hank and Pav, we will add our two best to a team that has been playing great and young guys who have stepped up their game.  Our players will no longer be waiting on Hank or Pav to score all game long.  Nyquist might be one of the next greats for Detroit and hope that he continues his play when they come back.  Alfy, Nyquist, Hank, Pav, Helm, Franzen all healthy???  Who wants to draw them in the 1st round of the playoffs?  Crickets...