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#2608939 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:16 PM

Not bitter, but Babs left us or more money (can't blame him or taking twice the offer) so no way do I even think about trading ANY of our kids to Toronto in a Phanuef deal!  No way Babs turns his back on us and deserves to get anyone he walked away from! Especially Larkin, Mantha... he has his money, he can develop his own kids!




#2608895 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

I asked about the $8M a few pages ago, and a few pages earlier than that I said, the only way he goes to TO over DET is if the offer was two-fold...I was really kidding about the two-fold thing, but I guess that is what it took for real...wow!




#2608804 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 12:16 PM

Don't believe the flightaware info...if you read it, they have it arriving at Metro (KDTW) in Romulus and departing 3 minutes later from City Airport (KDET) in Detroit...not possible.  Not saying he isn't going to be a leaf, but still, the info is wrong.




#2608745 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 11:08 AM

I'm telling you, he is on the phone with LeBron right now...




#2608726 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 10:14 AM

Still $5M a year, which Detroit can match, BUT for 6 years is the bad part.  We's for sure lose Blash and then we'd be stuck with questionable line combos or another 6 years and never really see what Pulk and Jurco can do...let alone see Mantha, AA or Larkin on a top line. Heck, Weiss, Smith and Jurco would be all but gone with Babs here, and Howard would too come deadline day...I say let him go to Buffalo, let him try is hand at building a winner instead of inheriting one, plus he gets Jack Eichel, a franchise player. I am not mad if he goes, I would be mad though, if Blash leaves our organization, he knows the kids better than anyone....Nyquist, Tatar, Jurco, Sheahan, Mrazek, Pulkky, Ferraro, Callahan, Marchenko, Jensen, Ouellet, Sproul, AA...Who else would be better coaching those guys?


Maybe when the decision is made, Babs can call LeBron and get his help in making the announcement...


If Babs take Detroit offer, say goodbye to Blashill...say hello to Abby on the top line and Helm on the 2nd....again...


of course if Family wants to stay in Oakland County...then, he will take the lessor offer...




#2608722 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 10:04 AM

The exciting thing about Babcock leaving would be the new coaching approach.  Especially personel and line combos.  Maybe this revitalizes Weiss's career? Does a 2nd line of Nyquist - Weiss - Zetterberg make for great combo?  I know the overall sentiment is to trade Weiss, but that was under Babcock, and I think well all can agree, that Babcock did have the ego that made him utilize players the wrong ways sometimes. 

 

This also changes the approach of what NEW players are drafted and pursued in July.  Not that Holland doesn't ultimately control the situation, but I am 100% sure he considers his head coaches opinion very important as too what kind of team he wants on the ice.  I can also see Blashill and Holland meeting with his captains and leaders and asking their opinions of what changes need to be made.  Maybe Datsyuk has an idea of who could take this team to the next level.

 

We all know we need to upgrade our D, and if that's signing Green and Martin to replace Zidz and Smith (if traded) or whatever, but I think that just the new approach to coaching and the willingness to put players where they belong (Pulk on the top line, Jurco off the 4th) will dramatically change our offense.  Like I said in other threads, it would be nice to get that #2 center from somewhere, but with a new coach and approach, is it worth seeing if Weiss can produce in between Z and Gus?

 

Also, the fact that Detroit (having allowed these teams to talk to Babs before his contract was over) is asking for three 3rd round draft picks in three years as compensation is also huge, especially this season with Buffalo having the 2nd pick in the 3rd round, that's pretty much TWO 2 round picks for Detroit, and even the following two years will be pretty high picks in the 3rd round as Buffalo will take a few years to get in the top 10 of the league, if they ever do. So that is great in itself!

 

So, for this off season, we possibly get a high 3rd round pick for Babs, trade Kindl, lose Cleary, Monster, Cole, Zidz, sign Green, promote Blashill, steal another 1st round at the draft and maybe even make a deal for another defenseman.  I like(d) Babs, but time has come or change and I wish him luck in building a team and am SO excited to see if Blashill's success with our kids can continue in Detroit!

 

 

Tatar - Dats - Pulk

Nyquist - Weiss (if not traded) - Z

Jurco - Sheahan - Helm

Miller- Glendening - Abby

Ferraro(if not waived) (Andy if re-signed or Callahan if not waived)

 

Kronner - Green

Ericsson - Martin(or Smith if re-signed)

Dekeyser - KFQ

Jensen

 

Mrazek

Howard (if not traded)

 

I think 25 years in a row is a given, but maybe even more!




#2604887 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by LeftWinger on 30 April 2015 - 07:35 AM

I would enjoy watching games with the line of Z - Joe - Pulkkamania

 

Pulk is a scorer, he has no use in the bottom 6. God bless Abby, but return him to where he belongs.




#2604455 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

does anyone else agree that Kindl played well? We didn't really miss Kronner and K played just like he should've. Trade E and Q and Smith. Acquire a top guy and keep Kindl in.




#2603000 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:26 PM

toby, its not about Kronwall and the hit, which was to the head and he left his feet, its more about Palat, Garrison not getting suspended for literally the same thing. Even Shaw on Jackman, I don't give two s***s about Chicago or St. Louis, but its about the NHL being a joke. If none of those hits were not suspension worthy, then neither should Kronwall...




#2602976 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2015 - 09:10 PM

thanks! He even jumped into the air! NHL is such a joke. I tweeted this video to @nhlplayersafety, but I doubt I will get a response of any kind.




#2602945 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2015 - 08:03 PM

the NHL is af****** joke. It would be nice if Babcock would get special treatment like Cooper is. Then again Babcock wouldn't stoop to levels of pond scum to have to win. Boo Hoo my ***** hurts...




#2602593 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

What about the hit on Glendening behind the net? He was hit in the head with an elbow as well....




#2602569 ECQF Game 6 GDT : Lightning 5 at Red Wings 2 - Series Tied 3-3

Posted by LeftWinger on 28 April 2015 - 07:08 AM

:hysterical: at people blaming Mrazek for last night... I don't blame anyone. Can't even blame the refs. Maybe blame the inept PP, if they had scored a couple more PP goals, they may have won in 5 games... Honestly though, did anyone think that they were going to keep the highest scoring team from scoring all series? Still one game to go, Mrazek is known for giving up very little after a loss and for the love of Gid, who'd of thought we'd even be seeing a game 7?




#2601016 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 April 2015 - 08:06 PM

Isn't it easier just to be happy the team won? The Wings maybe aren't even playing right now without Jimmy's first half.

so now I can't be proud of my boy Mrazek? I've been pulling for thus guy and hating on Jimmy for 2 years...but I guess if I don't like all Red Wings, I am not a fan. No, I am happy for the team and Petr...BTW the team would've been swept if Jimmy were playing, so ya you're right, they wouldn't be playing right now. I can nit like whoever I want to nit like.




#2600987 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by LeftWinger on 25 April 2015 - 07:53 PM

Boy, Mrazek sure making a strong case for being the #1 next season. Congrats Petr! Congrats boys! I am sure Jimmy will feel fine riding the coat tails of Petr!