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#2521158 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Dabura on 19 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

In a way, it's sort of poetic. They rolled over a Bishop-less Bolts team. Their whole thing now is "No one respects us. We deserve everyone's respect. We proved ourselves. We're an elite team." I guess we'll see.

#2521102 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Dabura on 18 May 2014 - 10:22 PM

To be clear: it seems safe to say there's very little, if anything, to these rumors. This is likely just a combination of Babs being a living Canadian legend and poorly run franchises looking for an easy fix-up. If LGW thought for a moment that Drew Doughty might be bought out, we'd be all effing over that s*** with our custom capgeek rosters and homer logic ("Well, we need a #1 on the back end, and Babs coached him at the Olympics. Man, now that I think about it, I bet he's demanding out of LA cuz he wants to be a Red Wing. Yeah, that has to be it!")

#2521100 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Dabura on 18 May 2014 - 10:05 PM

he won't be around for what looks to be some heavy rebuilding/tooling when contenders are going to offer him a lot of money and the chance to coach some young superstars.


What are you basing this on?


I'm inclined to believe that, if anything, he likes the challenge set before him: to prove his true coaching might by steering this team through a quick "rebuild," back to true contention, and, ultimately, back to being the class of the league. (Imagine the SCF battles we could have with Chicago.) If he jumps ship to a contender and wins a Cup, then everyone turns around and says, "Oh, that Mike Babcock, so overrated. Clearly he can only win the Cup with a totally stacked roster and he knows it. That's why he left Detroit. He was never the driving force behind their post-Bowman greatness. He doesn't know how to develop young talent and turn them into stars. He lets other people do that for him and then he swoops in and takes all the glory and everyone showers him with praise. This is the guy who wanted a washed up Cleary over Nyquist. What a phony."


I think if we're still in the West, we're looking at a genuinely long road back to the top. Not necessarily so in the East. Michel Therrien is not a better coach than Mike Babcock, nor is Alain Vigneault, and their respective teams aren't much better than our current team, and our current team is about as bad as it's going to get for us, I feel.

#2521019 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by Dabura on 18 May 2014 - 12:58 AM

Babcock is lazy and he sucks.

#2521018 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Dabura on 18 May 2014 - 12:49 AM

Yikes!  Canadiens are going to have to get their s*** together.  Making me look like an ******* right now lol.


I picked the Rags as my bandwagon team in the first round. On the one hand, I look like a smarty pants. On the other hand, I didn't put any money on them. Booo.

#2520941 2014 Memorial Cup

Posted by Dabura on 17 May 2014 - 05:45 AM

Mantha is a beast and it makes me so excited seeing a guy like this in the pipeline, I could almost pee my pants


Don't worry, Babs is thinking up ways to kill his production so he can finish 437th in Selke voting and be a Realgud everydayer who plays the right way and plays heavy and plays the right way and also plays heavy.


Abdelkader - Glendening - Mantha

#2520826 Dan Boyle not coming back to the Sharks

Posted by Dabura on 16 May 2014 - 12:37 PM

Kronwall  Smith

DeKeyser  Boyle

Ericsson  Sproul



#2520731 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by Dabura on 16 May 2014 - 01:36 AM

Claude Lemieux was a class act all the way. Draper was a whining, diving prima donna who acted like he was entitled to everything and thus got what he deserved. McCarty is a gutless coward whose one claim to fame is a sucker punch he pulled on a guy who isn't even a fighter. Avs forever.


EDIT: Also, the Wings bought their Cups. I think that tells you all you need to know about them.

#2520670 Round 3 playoff wallpaper?

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

Give us Jamie Benn and maybe we'll consider it.

#2520648 ECF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (4) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

Go whichever team can beat the Hawks


What if they put aside their differences and pooled their resources to create a superteam? Conference Finals teams should be allowed to do this. Then if they beat the [insert Western/Eastern juggernaut] in the SCF, each organization gets half the Cup. Or they could split apart and square off against each other in a second, winner-take-all SCF round. And the Anthems would be performed by Freddie Mercury and Jeff Buckley, undead duet style.

#2520627 Should we pursue Iggy?

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 10:01 AM

Only if it's officially his final season. Then we could be the ones to officially deny him the Cup, forevz.

#2520585 Shero & Bylsma Fired

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 06:47 AM

yeah I suck, I'll be out of here real soon. Last midnight might have been the last feeding I gave Cindy :-) Listening to a Pittsburgh sports talk show as I write this, three guesses who they are talking about as a replacement for me ? Last name begins with B and ends with K



#2520582 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 06:12 AM

Handshakes suck anyways these two teams hate each other, personally I would have just gone into the locker room and be done with it.


Handshakes don't suck. Lucic sucks.

#2520581 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by Dabura on 15 May 2014 - 06:03 AM


"If Anthony Mantha is ready to play in the National Hockey League next year and he beats somebody out, he'll play in the National Hockey League," Wings general manager Ken Holland said after the Wings' playoff run ended. "But if he can't beat anybody out, we're not just going to put him on the team because he had a great junior career. I don't believe in entitlement, I don't believe in handing people jobs. I believe you come in and you take somebody's job."


I wish he'd just come out and say he doesn't trust anyone under the age of 30.

#2520506 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Dabura on 14 May 2014 - 09:49 PM

That is the point, anyone can be moved in the right deal.


I get that. I've been banging that drum around here for some time now. But Z, D, and K are our core. Moving any one of them would be an incredibly big deal.