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Barrie

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In Topic: Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

04 May 2015 - 09:11 PM

Recent public comments by Jimmy D and Babcock about our future have been "very disappointing" to me. It's fine if they think Mantha was "very disappointing" and they aren't sure who's going to replace Pavs, but don't say it to the media.


In Topic: At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

03 May 2015 - 10:50 AM

 

Some people don't understand parity and what the salary cap does. They can't get over the fact this isn't pre 2005 anymore.

 

Boston was the president trophy winners last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year. Missed the playoffs.

 

Wow, must really suck to be a Wings fan....

 

Yea I don't understand what fans expect. If people want to cheer for a team that signs UFA's, then they should switch teams. Is there Red Wings fans out there that still don't understand how the organization builds a team? I think it's obvious.


In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

01 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

http://www.thehockey...ight-direction/

 

I think it's funny some members of the media are saying maybe we should have missed the playoffs the last few years so we could reload. Without a pick in the 1st half of the 1st round the last 24 years, we still have the 9th best crop of prospects over all, and 6 individuals in the top 75.

 

Replacing Datsyuk is like replacing Lidstrom, you can't. I hope Holland talked to Babcock about his post playoff comments today. The Wings system of finding talent in the later rounds and letting them over develop has been in place since the early 2000's. Personally I think the Wings group of prospects is the best since the late-80's early-90's. When we were winning cups, we only had guys like Butsayev, Laplante, Golubovsky, Wallin, and Kuznetsov in the system.


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

30 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

I'm not expecting too many changes, which I'm ok with. We have a number of guys who are RFA's we need to re-sign, and that will take us to the cap. I think people expecting big changes, other then a new coach, and some UFA signing in the off season will be disappointed.


In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

30 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

After what Babcock said last night, about not being as good anymore (despite making a 7 point improvement over last year, and taking the highest scoring team in the league to 7 games), mentioning the ages of Dats, Z, and Kronwall, and asking who's going to replace Pavs, I'd like to see him go. We have a lot of great young players on the team now and coming up soon, if Babcock doesn't think he can win here, then bring someone in who knows he will.

 

If Babcock wants to start nit picking, I'd like to point out he was here 10 years, and for 7 of those years he had the best defenseman since Bobby Orr, and only won 1 Cup... Dats, Z, and Kronwall have a few more good years left, and with Tatar, Nyquist, Abby, Helm, DeKeyser, Smith, Mrazek, Mantha, Larkin, Jurco, Marchenko, Ouellet, Sheahan, Pulkkinen, Glendening, etc. all in their 20's, we're going to be good for a while.