Jump to content


Barrie's Photo

Barrie

Member Since 15 Sep 2003
Offline Last Active Today, 04:40 PM
***--

#2609159 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Barrie on 20 May 2015 - 04:48 PM

I'm looking forward to Blashill taking over the Wings. Considering he coached most of the team in GR, he's the right man for the job.

 

As for Babcock, thanks for the 10 years, but it's time for both sides to move on. Goood luck in Toronto, you'll need it. I don't think the majority of the fans and media in Toronto are aware this rebuild will take 10 years. The media is saying they'll be bad for a couple years. A COUPLE? They have nothing, it's like taking over an expansion team. They're going to have to bottom out for 5 years to go anywhere. The media and fans need to leave Babcock alone, but I doubt they will. In 3 years they'll probably demand he be fired.

 

Other then the guaranteed money, I think this is a horrible decision by Babcock.




#2608396 WMHC 2015

Posted by Barrie on 18 May 2015 - 04:47 PM

You obviously forgot about Canada.

 

CAN_CS.jpg

 

But when Canada loses Canadians say, "It's only the World Championships"




#2606775 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Barrie on 08 May 2015 - 03:10 PM

Edit:  If not Blash, I'd give Paul Heyman a shot.  He knows what it takes to manage a champion. 

 

"Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman"




#2606017 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by Barrie on 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.


  • Ram likes this


#2605684 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by Barrie on 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.




#2605126 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by Barrie on 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.




#2605123 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by Barrie on 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.




#2599934 Brendan Smith

Posted by Barrie on 24 April 2015 - 05:29 AM

Zetterberg took 2 penalties last night.




#2598062 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

Great game! It was great having Abdelkader and Smith back, they bring a lot of grit and energy.




#2598046 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone can watch a game at the Joe and think it's not a tough place to play. Detroit has some of the best fans in sports.




#2596713 Recommend me a game from the glory days

Posted by Barrie on 19 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

Go with 2002 WCF Wings Avs game 6. Freakin awesome, and it'll show you just how good Hasek really was. 

 

In fact. If you can, watch that entire series. It truly was the greatest rivalry I've ever seen and the games were so intense. 

 

I second this. Of my favorite teams, this was the best series I experienced. 2 weeks of stress which finished with a Wings 7-0 win. We won the rivarly against the Avs, and I was thrilled! I'll never forget jumping around the living room Game 7 screaming after every goal! I think it's safe to say, I'll never experience a better series, it had it all.




#2593049 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by Barrie on 13 April 2015 - 08:44 PM

After Probert's death, and hearing/reading about all the physical pain McCarty is in right now, I don't miss the fighting at all.

 

When it comes to scoring, things work in cycles. Baseball scoring is down too. Also, remember defense wins Championships. High scoring teams don't usually go to far in the playoffs.




#2592626 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Barrie on 12 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

I've been a Detroit sports fan since the 80's, I think I'm a real fan.




#2592181 Buffalo clinches last spot

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

I live close to Buffalo, so I listen to a lot of Buffalo sports talk, I know Sabres fans are thrilled. It's a great sports town, and I'm happy they're adding either McDavid or Eichel to their team.




#2592180 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Barrie on 11 April 2015 - 08:38 AM

In October if someone told us we'd finish 3rd in the division (assuming we hold on tonight), we'd all be thrilled! We moved up a couple spots compared to last season. I think the Wings accomplished their goals for the year. Let's see what happens in the playoffs!