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#2560972 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

If Franzen doesn't put in an effort tonight I'd like them to seriously consider this for tomorrow's game vs the Flames

 

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdlekader

Weiss - Datsyuk - Helm

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendenning - Andersson




#2560969 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

 

That's exactly what he was describing.  

 

I just see it translating to a team-wide philosophy.  

 

Nobody wants to take a risk/shot/chance in fear of being "that guy" that cost his team a goal.

 

Don't get me wrong... defence comes before anything and everything.

 

I just don't like when people develop a habit of making decisions based on of fear of screwing up.

 

Totally. And being "that guy" means you'd be chewing on straws in the Leino Lounge with Kindl, or you'd be chasing cars on Glendenning's wing.




#2560957 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:07 PM

 

This is unreal.  I'm sure he's heard Babcock say this a hundred times too.  I sure hope Quincey's just talking about the defense.  That would be marginally more tolerable. 

 

If he was referring just to his own play, it would be more than tolerable. I'd actually condone this philosophy.




#2560954 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

Our team philosophy in a nutshell...

 

"Our focus is to minimize mistakes," Quincey said. "Our job is not to win the game; it's to not lose the game.

 

Sure he wasn't just talking about his role and DeKeyser's role as a blueline tandem? That would make sense.




#2560943 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 02:51 PM

Last 10: Toronto 3-7-0, Wings 3-4-3 .. we're not doing much better.  We got to turn this ship around as well.  

 

But Detroit's numbers are better in nearly every major team catergory: GA, PP%, PK%, Shot attempts allowed, faceoff wins, etc. Unless those numbers turn, the wins have to start coming again soon.

 

Plus the 3 OT/SO loses have helped open up the lead over the Leafs by 3 points. Anytime you can do that in a 10 game stretch, you're doing OK.




#2560931 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

Is there a professional athlete who looks less like a professional athlete than Kessel? (Baseball players excluded.)

 

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#2560920 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 02:27 PM

The great thing about being a Leaf is the lifetime supply of Tim Horton's.  

 

 

WnyVhIs.jpg

 

Hard to believe that's a professional hockey player. Looks more like one of the IT guys here at work.


This announcement on Yahoo was headed by a picture not of Carlyle, not Nonis, but Mike Babcock.  Wonder where they're going with that little bit of subliminal suggestion?

 

Subliminal? There is nothing subliminal when it comes to Leafs nation and Babcock.

 

I almost expect either Horacheck or Spott to be wearing "the McGill tie" behind the bench tonight.




#2560909 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 01:44 PM

:lol:

 

http://www.tsn.ca/vi...-fault-1.176130




#2560903 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 01:12 PM

 

I feel about Milan Lucic how I feel about herpes. 

 

At least herpes can be preceeded with a little spring break fun or something.


The good point is, some of the "let go Babcock" crowd might get their wish and depending on how his successor will do we might have our own "fire coach X, hire coach Y" just like most other teams in the league. as for this topic wouldn't surprise me if Edmonton picks Carlyle up

 

Yes. Losing our coach and getting a newer suckier coach that we want to replace right away IS a "good point". You're right. As a sincere Wings fan, I can totally see how you'd want that to happen.




#2560900 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 01:03 PM

 

Puns are the lowest form of comedy.  For shame.

 

Sorry. Just the mere mention of Lucic, and I get all debased.




#2560897 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

 

Should've thrown in a "Looch" reference for good measure...

 

Absoloochly ;)




#2560896 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 12:59 PM

 

Well obviously.  Shanahanman is nowhere to be seen while we're winning.

 

A few loses and *POOF* his rays of sunshine come down on the forum.

 

......like urine from a drunken hobo standing up on the overpass.




#2560888 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 12:41 PM

Okay this will only add more fodder to the Babcock to Toronto speculations. If I were in Babcocks shoes I'd love it every coach getting fired increases his leverage and Toronto for sure has the bucks to pay the man whatever he wants and offer him more of a say in whom he wants on the roster or to trade for.

 

Carlyle is a hardnosed, oldschool coach his act wears thin with players very quickly I mean, this is a guy who butted heads with Anaheim biggest stars and two extremely hard workers (Perry, Getzlaf). The guy just has this my way or the highway philosophy and nowadays s tars won't accept that. Now the focus will be on Nonis - whom I'd love as an adviser if they fire him - and for sur e some of the players.

 

Jesus Frank. We get it. Babcock's your man and he's been performing miracles with this welfare line-up that Holland The Incompetent has shackled him with. Like how he took a borderline ECHLer like Weiss and turned him into a serviceable 4th line plug. Coach of the year move there.

 

But things will be different in Toronto. Because, unlike the Wings, they a deeply sophisticated organizational structure and philosophy that other teams covet.

 

I can see it now, Babcock will go to Shanahan and demand that they trade Clarkson and a 4th for Tavares, and it will be so. Why? Because Babcock will have more "say".




#2560865 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 10:59 AM

 

If I were Holland I would demand that Weiss demand a trade.  He's played well enough to have value again, and god knows we're not using him for anything.  Weiss, Smith, and a 2nd (all available per this Khan article as none are in the top 9 or 4) might get you something good.  Lol.

 

That's the saddest thing about the Weiss situation IMO. This time two months ago we were all clamoring on about how "done" he was. He faced some adversity with his health, and did/said all the right things to get himself back on the roster. AND THEN he produced. So, within this context, I would loooooove to know what he's doing wrong, or more specifically, what someone like Franzen is doing better.




#2560859 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 10:49 AM

Carlyle didn't compete hard enough

 

But he was certainly "heavy" enough :lol: