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#2610399 At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Posted by amato on 26 May 2015 - 01:00 PM

  Johnson for instance was drafted before Yzerman was in the pipeline.  


Johnson was undrafted. and was signed as a free agent by tampa bay in 2011... after Yzerman took over. 

#2609668 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by number9 on 22 May 2015 - 11:19 AM

Jus sayin, Wiz might come cheap because the Ducks arn't playing him. We all know the points he capable of.

#2609644 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by krsmith17 on 22 May 2015 - 10:43 AM

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#2609019 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 01:46 PM

I've believed all along and even spoke about it on 97.1 The Ticket, Detroit/Holland had the upper hand the entire time, either they keep Babs or have Blashill in hand.  No doubt in my mind that Holland pretty much knew this was happening, at least was 90% sure.  I don't doubt Blash is named to be the next HC today.  Blashill has to be flying high right now!  I am too! At least Blash should play the kids in the right spot and not put players in the top 6 that don't belong there!  Jurco and Pulkkinen will prove that they belong higher than the 4th line!


I feel Blash is more than willing to give the kids a chance. Look at baby Bertuzzi. He came in with a couple games left in the season and now is getting important minutes in the playoffs. 

#2608891 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

So, I stepped away for a few....is anything official yet?


Franzen is staying!

#2608815 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:23 PM


It's official guys without it being official he's going to toronto for a ton of money and will help them pick a gm and help in trading players etc...

It's happening

Not worried about the leafs


Money and a bad 4-5 years? Toronto isn't going anywhere anytime soon, they are in worse shape then Buffalo.

#2608729 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by gcom007 on 20 May 2015 - 10:20 AM

I feel really bad for Blashill. If Babcock leaves, he's set up to fail at this point. The fan expectations for him are already too high. As said, it's like the backup goalie and backup quarterback thing. I'm not saying that to knock the guy at all, but he'd be coming in as a 1st year NHL head coach to a team that as of now still has a lot of problems. Unless Holland finally succeeds at making a marked improvement to the defense, this team will struggle down the stretch under any coach.


That said, Holland could go a long way towards setting Blashill up for success though by improving the D this summer.

I do think it's a bit funny that people think the lines will somehow magically be better with a new coach. Sure, there have been decisions that have been made that seem questionable, but end of the day, we have a lot of 4th line players. There's little you can really do with them when push comes to shove.

#2608727 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

The biggest plus about Babs leaving is maybe finally Ericsson can GTFO the top pairing.

#2606708 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by kliq on 08 May 2015 - 11:04 AM


Yeah right.  It's like banging the same girl.  You get tired after a while and want a new one.  Not sure why he'd want to stay. 


I guess it all depends on how you view our kids. If you are a fan of Nyquist, Tatar, Juroco, Mrazek, Sproul, Ouelette, Marchenko, DD, Smith, AA, Pulkinen, Mantha, Larkin etc.its obvious why he would want to come back. If you think these kids are nothing special, then I see why people think he wouldn't. Personally, I'm excited for our future.

#2606573 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by GoWings! on 07 May 2015 - 01:39 PM

I'd definitely like the following things:
1. Babcock moving on to a situation that fits him and the Red Wings better. I feel we had those Cups in 07, 09 and yes...even 2013 with just a little more urgency and fire we should've gotten it done. Not saying Babs was a bad coach but I just can't fathom how it's possible to constantly let teams back into a series we should've already won. Babs doesn't have a good track record in Game 7s. I'm not big on the adjustments he makes(or doesn't make) and I really feel he is a bit overrated. That being said, I believe he can flourish with the right group of players. Just not this group.

2. Cleary and Franzen need to retire. We would have no Cup since 02 if not for Franzen and Cleary was a solid role player but this isn't 08-09 anymore. Time to move on.

3. For the love of God get a real first pairing defenseman. A guy that can score and actually block shots is what I would love to see.

4. Please get a bona-fide scoring, front net presence. Dude that can crash the net. A good enough player that can allow us to drop Abby and Helm down a few lines where they truly belong.

#2606211 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by Hairy Lime on 05 May 2015 - 08:55 PM

In a galaxy far far away a man named Kenny Holland found his balls on the shelf.....Once blowing the dust off - he found the courage to swing a trade for 1 Brendan Shanahan.....May the force be with you.

Wasn't it Devellano/Bowman who traded for Shanny? 

#2604504 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 29 April 2015 - 09:23 PM

In the handshake line you could Abby was shaking with his left hand and hiding his right hand even though it was closer to the other guy. I'll bet he's got some minor fracture there or something. 


It was a great effort tonight.


We were without:






Weiss and Howard played themselves out of the lineup 


Quincey had a bone fragment in his ankle

Glendening had some big cut in his hand

And, yet, If any of Z, Helm, Miller, or Tatar had scored on those grade A chances they each got this game was. I feel we out played them tonight so it stings especially.
Now I will clear the floor for the curmudgeons.

#2599741 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by kickazz on 23 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Idk why people keep blaming E. There were giveaways and terrible backchecking along with Ericssons screw ups. Helm's make an idiotic play to begin with, 

#2598075 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by F.Michael on 21 April 2015 - 08:51 PM

Just after Glendening scored that en goal - camera scans the Wings bench - everyone cheering except Howard :lol:

#2596470 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by kliq on 18 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

I wonder what the reaction would be if he pulled a Lindros and refused to report? I actually wouldn't hold it against him.