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#2596845 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by matt198913 on 20 April 2015 - 12:32 PM

This is how I would do it


#2596232 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by BlkSkinNyquist on 18 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

I'm thinking comeback

#2596197 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 18 April 2015 - 04:01 PM

Kid line has at least shown some life, aside from Sheahan of course. Maybe they'll be awake going forward in the series. Sheahan does nothing well


Starting to really sour on Sheahan. Might be the softest guy on the team, and that's hard with Andersson in the lineup. Doesn't hit, won't screen the goalie straight up, loses puck battles consistently. He's a good player, really skilled, questionable ability to battle. Especially in the playoffs, he's been invisible. At least Tatar and Nyquist are starting to get going here this game.

#2596178 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by GoalieManPat on 18 April 2015 - 03:54 PM

I'm counting the days until he's coaching again in Canada...


People can blame Babcock all they want but a new coach doesnt change the fact that the guys wearing the sweater just arent good enough.

#2595743 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 18 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

I want a concussion inducing hit..

#2594213 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 16 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

Shake it off Petr.  Should have done a Hasek.

#2594137 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by derblaueClaus on 16 April 2015 - 06:57 PM

Let's get physical... Physical...


Jep, we definitely have to answer the bell. It's not the Bruins we are playing here.

#2592688 Nonis Gone

Posted by Nevermind on 12 April 2015 - 03:45 PM

Is there an application I can fill out for the vacant GM position in Toronto? Afraid I may be overqualified though.

#2592645 Nonis Gone

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 12 April 2015 - 11:49 AM

Expect the Leafs to write a 'blank check' to Babs to fill the roles of both head coach, and general manager.

I can't see Babcock going to the Leafs, he'll got all manner of riches but I don't see the fit. I'm still hopeful that he stays with Wings but not 100% confident.

#2592142 Brendan Smith

Posted by matt198913 on 10 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

I really like Smith, but last nights bafoonery is even turning me off

#2589809 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 April 2015 - 10:47 AM


2011 - 2nd round loss to San Jose 

2012 - 1st round loss to Nashville 

2013 - 2nd round loss to Chi 

2014 - 1st round loss to Bos


Babs is a good coach but he is not anywhere near the best coach 'period'.  Sutter and Quennville might be the best coaches in the last 5 years.  Yes, I know there will be teams lining up for him but personally, I think Babs is overrated.  He is good but certainly not the best.  When was the last time he won a Cup?  


Why throw $5m/yr to have him take you to round 1 or 2 ... plenty of coaches can do that for you.  Bylsma got fired for that.  


Sutter: Kopitar, Doughty, Quick, Carter, Gaborik + the most active GM in the last few years in Lombardi

Quenville: Kane, Toews, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Seabrook and upcoming Teravainen, Shaw, Saad... + Bowman who isn't afraid to take risks and make trades

Babcock: Zetterberg, Datsyuk...................Kronwall................then the hopefulls: Tatar, Nyquist, DannyD and Sheahan and a GM afraid to go for the big trades, signings


 I'm really wondering what a guy like Sutter or Quenville could do under that circumstances...


I've thought the last two olympics would have been enough proof  at wwhat Babcock can do with the right roster guess not. Sometimes I hope he leaves and then some people will see how good he really is and this is nothing against Blashill tons of potential there but it's just that potential.

#2583723 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by wings87 on 21 March 2015 - 05:36 PM

Blashill is a great coaching prospect, but just like any prospect there is no guarantee he will be successful. Are all of you guys calling for Babcock to leave willing to suffer through the ups and downs of a rookie coach? 


This is not a top team that's under achieving, in fact up until a couple weeks ago this team was actually over reaching its true potential.  The current Wings team is made up of a couple aging stars, a few inconsistent rising stars, and no top paring D-Men. Pav is still a top player, but as much as I like him Z is no longer the same he once was, and neither is Kronwall. Gus is in a major sophomore slump and Jimmy is Jimmy. Getting rid of Babcock will not change the make-up  of this team, In fact I think he's done a marvelous job with the team he's got. 


What has caused the slump of late is not the coaching staff not being prepared (even though Babs is prone to blaming the coaches when the team loses), Its the fact that the players don't come to play every night. If the players don't want to play, I don't care if the coach is Blashill or Bowen the team will not win. The recent team meeting was called not because the coaches have sucked, but because the players have. I know its become the norm in today's sports culture to get rid of the coach when the team struggles, and sometimes a change is warranted, but not in this case. For me the best case scenario, would be Babs staying, Holland finally making a drastic upgrade to the team, and the young guys learn to play with consistency.      

#2589564 4/5 GDT : Washington Capitals 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 05 April 2015 - 06:32 PM

C'mooooooooooooon ugly goals.

#2587013 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 31 March 2015 - 09:05 AM

Not true.

Andog doesn't sound as cool




But Emmersson, on the other hand, could team up with Lake and Palmer and you'd have an unstoppable hit machine. 

#2585914 Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

Posted by Rivalred on 27 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

Have to make it into the playoffs first