A lot of us are upset with how the Wings are playing.
Some of us are okay with us being where we are at.
My take is simple.
Why did Blashill get the job if everyone is saying he is so inferior to Babcock?
Why did we replace arguably the best coach we've ever had besides Scotty with a guy so inferior?
It's a little bizarre to me.
This isn't that young of a team in terms of years anymore.
These guys have been getting experience. They've been in the playoffs.
It's time to take a step forward.
It's unacceptable for Detroit hockey to be so poor.
Forget the reasons the Wings suck for a second, I'm curious, why do some of you accept mediocrity with the Wings but you never would with the Lions?
I'm definitely not happy with the way the Red Wings are playing and I actually agree with you that coaching is likely part of the reason.
However, I feel as though you are wrong in a lot of your assumptions.
First off, Blashill got the job because he was very successful in the AHL (which he coached many of the current Red Wings) and it's not like coaches who are better than Babcock are just waiting around anxious to coach the Red Wings.
Good coaches generally aren't available for a reason. Who do you think would do a better job than Blashill? If your argument is that we need to fire the coach, you need to have a plan in place once he's gone. So far I haven't seen that from you, I've seen a lot of anger from you but you seem to be lacking in presenting a solution to the problem you've identified.
It's kind of hilarious to hear people say that it's unacceptable for Detroit hockey to be so poor and I think it's why I know a lot of people who say things like, "Detroit has the worst fans in the league" because of statements like that when Detroit has made the playoffs for longer than some of my friends have been alive and for some franchises that have been in existence. Can you imagine the reaction you would get from an Oilers, Sharks, Sabres, Avalanche, Wild, (the list goes on) to hear a Wings fan saying it's unacceptable for their team to be so bad when they currently hold the longest active playoff streak in North American pro sports.
Quite surprised that so many people actually like this deal or are even ok with it.
Personally, I think it's a pretty bad signing. 7 years is absolutely terrible for a guy like Abdelkader. Ya, he's maybe a 4.25 million guy right now but there's no way a 7 year term is worth that money. Feeling like this will be regrettable in a couple years.