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#2609125 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 03:26 PM


Yeah, he wants to let the guy focus on the playoffs. Hopefully by Holland not being blunt about it, the media won't start nagging Blash

Glosses right over the coaching search and heads right into talking about pro-scouting for the off-season, the combine, the draft. 


Say what you will about his moves as a GM.  The guy is as professional/classy as can be.

#2609075 About the 3rd Rd. Pick compensation...

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

Maybe you can swing that 3rd round pick back to Toronto in some sort of package deal, but I doubt it's for Phaneuf... unless Babs is ready for a COMPLETE rebuild situation.

#2609068 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 02:19 PM

I'd thought we get a thread going for any potential rumors


Pete Wallner @petewallner  ·  27m 27 minutes ago

#RedWings AGM Ryan Martin confirmed to me in text Jeff Blashill will stay w @griffinshockey for playoff run. @GRPress


Why wouldn't Blash stay with the Griffs for their playoff run?  Seems to me that our wait for an announcement of our new coach might take a while if Grand Rapids keeps going.

Hitchcock should be a frontrunner

Isn't he still employed?

#2608959 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 01:22 PM



Lol.  I kid. I kid. 

Thanks for the memories Mike Babcock.  Good luck with your rebuild.

#2608800 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by e_prime on 20 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Somebody let me know when he makes up his mind.  I'm out.

#2608530 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by e_prime on 19 May 2015 - 11:16 AM

What would the money matter.  Babs has already said his decision comes down to winning and what his family wants. 


If he goes to Buffalo, it's clearly because they've got a better chance of winning than Detroit...lol. 

I don't blame him for not showing all of his cards when it comes to what he wants or is looking for...

I'm sure in talking to other teams, he's gotten a lot of different offers with a lot of different levels of opportunity.


I certainly don't blame Babcock for not saying that part of the decision is the money... he's already got people that think it's all about the money anyway.  ;)


...but as far as winning goes. Yes, Detroit has the better chance of winning a Cup sooner than Buffalo does.

HOWEVER, if we continue in the same trajectory with players, types of off-season/in-season/trade-deadline moves, coaching, etc. are we any closer to doing anything more than what we've been doing for the past few seasons.


I'm torn about whether I want him to stay or go and I really don't care how much he gets paid.

I'm just glad this should all be over by tomorrow and we can end "Babwatch"

#2607592 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by e_prime on 13 May 2015 - 08:39 PM

Yea because that automatically negates all the positive about Green....

We already have enough defensemen that take bad penalties... I mean, I know his right-handedness is coveted... But really? Really? REALLY?

Green won't be a Wing regardless come July 1. And I am glad for that. He will get a ridiculous contract elsewhere. 

...and then, there's this.

#2607181 2015 Draft

Posted by e_prime on 11 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

As far as I know, we traded away our 2nd and got a 3rd back in the Cole trade. And we lost our 3rd in last years draft in the Turgeon trade... That would leave us with 1, 3 (from Dallas), 4, 5, 6, 7...

That is correct. 




See left side of screen.

#2595007 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

Take the win.  Take the win and play better next game. 


Complaining about the shot differential.  Ok.  Look at the scoreboard.  Look at Tampa's oh-fer-six on the powerplay.

Stranger things have happened.

#2594992 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 09:16 PM

I can complain about how this win wasn't...



wait ...




Why would I complain about the win?

#2594843 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 16 April 2015 - 08:58 PM

Glenny, Petr, and Pavs.  Keeping us alive.

#2580586 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by e_prime on 10 March 2015 - 12:53 PM



No fatties on the team.

#2580242 Franzen on IR

Posted by e_prime on 09 March 2015 - 05:43 PM

So, the forum that decries the guy every chance they get because he's lazy, sucks, and doesn't try hard enough... is now going to complain about the fact that he's actually going to try to come back from serious injury?

Seriously?!  Come ON!


I really shouldn't be surprised, but...

Do you really think the Wings would allow him to hit the ice if he weren't ready to at least give it a real shot at coming back?


On top of that -- None of us are doctors... so don't pretend you know what's best for his career, his long term health, etc. despite anything you may have learned in HS Physiology/Anatomy classes.  You don't know. 


AND if he's at least trying to get back out there on the ice for his team, with his horrible boat anchor of a contract (not actually) you should give him around of applause for trying.

#2580001 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

Posted by e_prime on 08 March 2015 - 01:28 PM


It is, but that's what half of the "positive" posters are always complaining about is people who are always complaining.  It's not much better, really.  


Would you rather we all act civilized and boring?  

WTF!  Another goal for the Bruins.  God we suck. f*** this team.  Is that better?

#2576801 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by e_prime on 01 March 2015 - 08:02 PM

"People" will be mad about "anyone"

Over-valued. Depth. Prospect. Likelihood to actually make the roster.

All air-quotes to be considered.