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#2276937 Quincey suspended 1 game

Posted by Majsheppard on 02 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

Who cares if he suspends him? He was going to have at least one more game as a healthy scratch. I am quite mad we wasted a first on him to be honest. It still feels like it means Kindl was a wasted first and there were free agent alternatives this off season including a hot prospect and the best dman in the league after Nick...
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#2276394 Luke Schenn

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

Can he make the first pass? Despite Ericsson's other problems, he can definitely make the first outlet pass and that is one of the highly prized factors the wings look for in a defenseman. If not, then despite his physical skills he would be a bust.

About one out of every ten of those outlet passes are picked off though by a forward.

#2276388 Playoff seeding & Divison winners

Posted by Majsheppard on 01 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

Remove the automatic seeding of division winners. Period. Stupid rule.

You can have your division winner banner all you want, but being the best team in the worst division shouldn't automatically give you home ice over a better team, no matter what the logic is.

Everyone should agree with this.

I will say this... they should still make the playoffs for winning the division. I don't think this has ever happened... but in theory it could. If the weakest division had the top team not make the playoffs on pts, but make it on winning the division... I wouldn't mind. Just have them seeded 8.

#2276196 Babcock's after game comments

Posted by Majsheppard on 31 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

It is okay, it isn't like his job is on the line. He won't be fired for this. Which is pretty s***ty IMO.

I am not a fan of Babcock at all.

#2275912 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

I negged you simply based on over-reaction. If this team loses in the playoffs (and it looks like they might, I agree) it wonít be because of this game. Thatís just silly hyperbole.

hmmm the two best home ice teams in the league are Nashville and Detroit... this game will more than likely decide home ice. This is a playoff game. They beat the living s*** out of us. Tell me how these Wings, beat those Preds in seven games with no home ice???? I think we will be lucky to win one game against them.

#2275893 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Fans are booing at the Joe.

Fans should be booing, I wish they would boo the rest of the game, and boo the players as they leave the arena, and boo them until they look like a real team. I would be pissed off if I spent money to see that game tonight.

#2275886 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

Again, Babcock just sits there with no clue.


I'd bench Howard right now, not because it is his fault, because it might wake the team up. Send a message, mix the lines, do something.

Just do not call a time out and stand there like a mute moron.

#2275819 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

Seems like someone is out to neg everyone who realizes we just lost the first game of the playoffs tonight.

#2275808 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Yep, sixth place or bust.

#2275771 3/30 GDT : Predators 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Majsheppard on 30 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

I think that goal might be our season. It just doesn't seem like we want to win as bad as them. I don't think we win tonight, and I don't think we beat them in seven. We better tank for sixth.

#2275440 Justin Schultz a Potential Wings UFA Target

Posted by Majsheppard on 29 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

This would be nice, however I doubt he would come here.

The Wings would offer him the chance to earn a shot. Other teams will offer him a roster spot instantly. When you are a Hobby-Baker finalist and as speculated THE THIRD BEST FA THIS SUMMER>?!?!? (per McKenzie) I wonder how receptive he would be to maybe making the team.

If they added him and Suter without losing anyone but Stuart...

They would have Lids, White, Suter, Kronner, Ericsson, Smith, Kindl, Schultz, and Quincey

That is at least two extra...

I sure am glad we traded a first for Quincey!!!

That one article suggests he would be RFA...

Would the Wings want to do that?

#2275436 Nyquist needs to stay here

Posted by Majsheppard on 29 March 2012 - 01:16 PM

All I have to say is what happened to Babs record without Lidstrom?

If that is the definition of lunacy, then fine lock me up.

There are many coaches getting their teams into the playoffs this year with rosters weaker than the Wings. They usually do it by finding those players that gel and riding them. I said it before that Babcock deserves coach of the year, and then when he finally had a chance to prove it by having his roster fall apart and coaching up the inexperienced B squad to win some games, he sees his team free fall.

I think you can add Nyqvist getting no playing time, and his I am not going to say anything this game tantrum, as additional exhibits to the case against him.

Again, you thread folks never read it all. There are plenty of good things about Babcock.

However, I said this when Holland let him pick his coaching staff this offseason, "Bad idea."

He doesn't have a good mind for the game, lines, or anything like that. He really only has skill being a hard nose, stubborn, and fair blue collar leader. This is good for many reasons, but putting lines together or making a new strategy on the fly are not amongst those. To me it feels like as soon as he lost quality coaches, that have gone elsewhere and thrived, his defense fell apart and his offense fell apart.

To be clear that was Defense under McCrimmon and offense (PP) under WMU's genius. Babs talks about it himself as problems that need to get fixed, and his solution is always to just look at his assistants and say "what do we do?" If that fails, he sometimes goes to Lidstrom and says, "What do we do?"

These problems have been here their whole respective year without any solution created. You can blame whomever you want, from the players to Holland. I choose to blame Babcock. I feel he should be doing something to change the systems and fix the problems, and if he has to turn to his staff to do so it is fine. JUST DON'T LET HIM PICK THE STAFF THEN!!! I swear, it is like a yes man culture he is installing. I love how he does put faith in players and I love how much he puts the ice-time tied to results. Then he screws both of those things up by putting faith in the wrong players and giving some players passes on the work=Ice time system.

It is a dance and we all should understand that, so I don't get upset with anyone over a few misteps. He just seems to be off too consistently.

#2275277 Why is Cleary still on the team?

Posted by Majsheppard on 28 March 2012 - 11:08 PM

He is injured. I will give him that, which is exactly why they should just consider him a spare right now. He is playing at 65% in my opinion, and I feel like Mursak at 90% is better than Cleary at 65%.

I feel like Emmerton at 100% is better than Cleary at 65%.

I believe that Gustav with no experience at 85% is better than Cleary at 65%.

Even worse is there are nights where Cleary is at 40%.

He can't be on any line in this shape. I would tell him to go get checked out, have any surgeries that are needed and if they have to wait, he can wait on the bench and get better as a spare.

I am starting to think Jokiam and Tatar are a better call then Cleary right now.

As for Cleary in the future? I would say he can make the team the same way he did before. Small contract, fight for the time. I would rather not give up on kids for Cleary when I know how he plays when he slows down.

#2275270 Nyquist needs to stay here

Posted by Majsheppard on 28 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

If the Wings lose in the first or second round of the playoffs this year. I would fire Babcock. I have seen many coaches do more with less. I think the assistant coaches he hired are a joke, and I really feel as if he has no idea how to do lines.

I might say he has a bunch of huge positives, but it seems at this point maybe those negatives outweigh the positives.


Posted by Majsheppard on 28 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

Case in point, tonight. Just don't jump guns.