What does Babs have to lose? He has more or less said it himself, he likes a challenge and work with kids and direct them. The man has a cup and some other fancy hardware. He gets to call shots per say and run the ship to some degree.
This is why he left Detroit, Toronto is a challenge for him and that is what motivates him.... And the raise of course
Maybe he will win coach of the year, one thing he has not achieved
We need to improve the defense more than we need to have two starters in my opinion. If we can't improve the defense in a trade involving Howard, it's a non-starter to me though, to be clear. Then you definitely still want two good goalies for a minute, because as I've said, I don't expect Mrazek to have miraculously cleaned up all his consistency issues over the course of the lull-filled regular season. Bug again, getting a decent d-man for Howard would help more long term than keeping Howard in the short term.
This thread should be locked
Howard is not being traded or going anywhere, Petr and Jimmy will be rotated out, plain and simple
Jim played the same way the first half of the season with the defense, only to be exposed by the in the SO as well.
I have to disagree with you also. Sens powered their way through the forward corps and Mrazek kept the team in the game, Wings didn't generate much for offense. Defense was scrambling last night for the most part