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#2610609 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by Euro_Twins on Today, 08:25 AM

Agreed - however those d-bags in Anaheim will most likely win tonight, and be the favorite in the Cup Finals.
 
Personally I'd prefer a Chicago vs NY Original 6 Cup Finals.


While I believe Lundquist would outplay Crawford I don't want any chance for Chicago to win another cup


#2610612 The return of The Mule?

Posted by nawein on Today, 08:43 AM

For his sake I hope he retires. Concussions are dangerous when you've had as many as he has and another one could quite possibly cost him his life. No game is worth that.


#2610140 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Duck Guy on 25 May 2015 - 09:01 PM

I can't believe what I'm seeing: active cheering for thef****** Anaheim Ducks?!!

I know right I have been on these forums for how many years? And finally that day has come!!!




#2610041 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by WingedWheel91 on 25 May 2015 - 12:25 PM

Toronto's an awesome city, I've lived here my entire life - The problem here is the size of the market and the historic lack of results across the board.

 

The Leafs haven't won a cup or been in the finals since 1967 - and haven't won a playoff series since 2004. 

The Raptors have only qualified for the playoffs 7 times in history - and haven't won a playoff series since 2001.  

The Blue Jays haven't qualified for the playoff since 1993.

 

This is the 3rd biggest city in North America, and we haven't had anything to celebrate since a first round playoff win in 2004 (although I am not a leafs fan). The media here is overwhelming, but even worse when every team is so bad... The signing of Mike Babcock is overblown but unfortunately the best thing to happen to the Leafs in a long time - as Red Wings fans we understand that he hasn't exactly been turning water into wine, and that he is in fact overrated, but it still represents improvement and direction to a franchise so desperately in need.




#2609912 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 23 May 2015 - 10:54 PM

 

Word has it that Babs is a reason why players don't want to come here. Wasn't there a poll where Babs was voted the coach that players would least like to play for? I'm just hoping that with him gone it may help us. I'm guessing most NHL players don't really have an opinion on Blashill.

 

Pretty sure that was Torts




#2609843 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by amato on 23 May 2015 - 08:09 AM

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They used the happiest picture of him that they could find :P


#2609585 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by GoWings1905 on 21 May 2015 - 09:54 PM

Glad Eddie got to call the loss.


#2609060 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by loutswings on 20 May 2015 - 02:12 PM

Maybe we can start signing players since we've been getting screwed the past couple of seasons.

 

 

That's what I have been thinking since the news broke!

 

 

 

No hard feelings towards Babs or Toronto for that matter. I honestly think things just got too stale with him here and both the organization and him needed a change. Mr. I didn't low ball him at all and he left for more money. Best of luck to him but I really think this was a move that had to happen.




#2609048 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

So does flipping Babcock for a 3rd from Toronto count as Hollands best trade the last coupe years?




#2609047 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 20 May 2015 - 02:00 PM

It's a much needed change, after a lot of first round playoff exits and the same formula being implemented year after year, something needs to give. A fresh coach is always a new beginning, new strategies, line combinations, and maybe a bit more logical use with our prospects. It's time to give some of the kids a shot on D all season and working towards our future. 

 

Best wishes to Babcock, and all he did while he was here in Detroit. Toronto is a complete disaster, and I hope he knows what he's getting into there. No sour feelings on my end.




#2609037 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

Don't sleep on Phil the Thrill.  He may look like a custard filled eclair, but me moves like a god damn antelope. 




#2608979 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2015 - 01:29 PM

...and all at once, Weiss, Smith and Jurco all exhaled a sigh of relief!




#2608961 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by gcom007 on 20 May 2015 - 01:22 PM

 

More money, and as a Canadian chasing the dream of turning that crapfest of a franchise into something respectable.   Foolish, but I can understand the dream.  

 

And the extra millions would probably help cushion the potential failure a bit. 

 

I really don't blame him, and I wouldn't be shocked if they end up becoming more successful than any of us would like. But who would be surprised if it blew up in his face. They're giving him a lot of guaranteed money and upfront money to take this gamble; this contract will have him and his family set for life, and an exceedingly lush life at that.




#2608958 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by F.Michael on 20 May 2015 - 01:22 PM

Wow - I go take a dump, and come back to see if anything happens...Babs coaching the Leafs.




#2608959 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 01:22 PM

...AND STAY OUT!!!

 

Lol.  I kid. I kid. 

Thanks for the memories Mike Babcock.  Good luck with your rebuild.