I don't know why Babcock deserves it, if it wasn't for the injuries I doubt we'd be in the playoffs. We'd have underachieving Cleary, Weiss, Sammy and Bert running the second and 3rd lines. Nyqvist, Tatar, Sheahan, Jurco would be buried deep in the abyss somewhere, and these guys have been the spark to get us to the playoffs.
I think Holland and Babs were idiots for dumping Nyqvist and Tatar after everything they put up last year.
So no, the award shouldn't be based on luck.
I think Roy is 100% deserving of this, he did an incredible bang up job this year.
What has Roy done Babcock has not? They both coached teams. One loaded with talent, the other less-talented and experienced. This isn't about choosing who is on the roster, but coaching those players to success. Not to take away from Roy, but he didn't quite have the challenge Babs did.
It would also be a disservice to Babs to not win the Jack Adams in a year he surpassed the man the award was named for in wins.
I'm not usually a big Scott Hartnell fan, but the playoff series two years ago where he basically baited Cindy into losing his mind (and with it, Cindy's team) was one of the greatest stretches of epic awesomeness I've seen since the Wings won their last Cup.
I'm a teacher and I just used this link to rick-roll one of my student's parents. Sent an e-mail telling them in honor of us possibly facing each other in the first round we should do a friendly wager and why don't they enjoy (as a sign of good faith) this great video compilation of crysby's greatest moments. I can't wait to read their response.
Just because you don't like someone and you make a comment in a thread that its welcomed in doesn't mean I compare him to my jilted ex-girlfriend. But it is funny how he does get compared to a "girl"friend and not some sook of a boyfriend.
I wasn't directing that comment at any specific one post. Like I said, I think he's the best player in the league but I still pretty much cant' stand him.
But I also don't go seeking out videos about him that will only irritate me. Especially when one of the biggest complaints is about how much attention he gets. It's like drinking spoiled milk repeatedly and then asking someone else to drink it. "Doesn't this taste awful! Here, have some!"
I prefer to go the route of "He Who Shall Not Be Named" when it comes to Crosby.
Each player will have a couple of these in their respective careers. I have seen some of these clips already. However I didn't even realize he had enough of these clips to make a 6 minute video on YouTube. He disgusts me even more now. I hope his teeth get knocked out again.
While I do think he's matured a bit I still don't get the people defending him. He's going to be remembered as one of the greats, but at the exact same time be remembered as a classless, diving whiner on ice. He didn't get that reputation because he's good, he got it because his antics are (were) Sean Avery level ridiculous. That being said I do hate him a lot less than I did when he was younger.
Well said. Although Yzerman was pure class most of the time, Stevie was quite the whiner too back in his younger days and had a bit of a temper. (Of course no Wings fan would ever admit to that!) But like Crosby and the rest of us, he matured and figured it out. He's just lucky the internet wasn't around then with fans with too much time on their hands.
Because it's not true. He had a temper, but In his younger days Yzerman was as softspoken as Datsyuk. It wasn't until he felt comfortable in the league and in his role as captain that he wouldn't hesitate to let the refs and other players know how he felt.
I don't remember him doing anything approaching Crosby's antics his first few seasons, but the league was also different back then in terms of exposure. And there were no internet forums to pick apart his every word.
That being said, the Crosby obsession has reached jilted ex-girlfriend status here. A lot of those clips were from 4 years ago or more. I can't stand the guy when the Wings play him, but I don't think about him otherwise. Regardless he's still the best player in the league.
People also forget Crosby said this:
(skip to 1:55 so you don't have to look at his stupid face any longer than necessary)
There is absolutely no denying that his hockey skill are genuinely off the charts, but on the other hand, in terms of class and sportsmanship, he sets equally low levels in the other direction. In other words, the phrase - "He is a total d*ck" fits him to a tee!