I almost think it might be the best for both parties to move on and I'm not drawing that conclusion solely from this recent poor stretch.
Babs is a wonderful coach, but ten years in one place is an eternity for coaches these days. If the Wings are committed to continue developing from within and embracing the wave of young players already here and coming soon, I think it's the perfect time to give Blashill the job. He's the one that has really set the foundation for players seemingly smoothly transitioning from Grand Rapids to Detroit when called upon.
If the Wings were a true contender, I don't know how you walk away from Babs if you feel like the team could win it all soon. I just think the current situation is the opportunity for Blashill to take over. Because he's going to be an NHL coach before long.
I do and I still think it's a good idea. Smith was our best D-man out there today, admittedly in a team effort where my grandmother probably would have been our best player (and she's dead). But using this game of all games to pick on Smith is strange to say the least. Same goes for the people who complain about Howard btw. This teams problems are certainly not named Jimmy Howard or Brendan Smith.
Howard had a .809 save% today. That's a problem when it's your starting goaltender.
Pulk has to be on Dats line from now on out. Pulk - Dats - Tats is an awesome line. Cement Hands has no business being anywhere near the top line and Glenny is not suited or it either. The Dats line needs the scoring ability of Pulk, NOT the ineptness of Cement Hands.