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#2609706 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

Go Ducks!

 

(then please lose in the next round)




#2609722 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 22 May 2015 - 01:54 PM

 

As I've already said, I don't think he's a liar.  I think that $50 million dollars is a universal motive.  You can say your decision will be about other things.  You can mean it when you say it.  But when someone offers you 50 million bucks to do something different, you change your mind. 

 

He said his decision would be based on X,Y,and Z, and then went to a team that didn't have X,Y,and Z but DID offer him the hugest contract. It's pretty simple. 

 

My problem isn't with Babs.  It's with the way everybody is bending over backward to make excuses for the guy.  Tons of people "do it for the money", he did too.  Why is there some compulsive need to shield Mike Babcock from criticism?  Particularly if the "criticism" isn't even that big of a deal. 

You contradict yourself, though: saying that "He said his decision would be based on X,Y,and Z, and then went to a team that didn't have X,Y,and Z" is calling him a liar

 

That says money was the motivation. my previous post shows my reading of that.

 

Yeah, the money was part of the decision. I don't criticize him for that. It also seems like the new challenge was important, coaching for an original 6 franchise, also a place that worked for family (not too far from the D. More power to him if he can also swim in pool of money.




#2609418 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by gcom007 on 21 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

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Couldn't restrain myself. Last one.




#2609225 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by shoe on 20 May 2015 - 08:09 PM

Babcocks new company car.

 

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#2609214 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2015 - 07:29 PM

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#2609140 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 04:10 PM

Only way Blash doesnt get it is if he turns it down.




#2608936 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by Jacksoni on 20 May 2015 - 01:14 PM

6.25mill per year. God Damn! That's more than double than the highest paid coach right now. Can't blame him for taking it.

 

Blashill is Ready, looking forward to him doing his thing, let's see what happens.




#2608839 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:38 PM

So if Babs goes to Toronto, does Cleary sign another 1 year deal with them? Maybe that's why he's leaving, Holland doesn't want another year of Cleary and Babs refuses to accept that.




#2608825 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Jersey Wing on 20 May 2015 - 12:29 PM

If it's Toronto, Babcock won't win there, ie second round of the playoffs for three years at least. If they sign him it's to get a big gate boost and a big name coach in hopes of signing big name free agents.




#2608824 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by GoalieManPat on 20 May 2015 - 12:28 PM

Get tons of money and you get to take every Spring off. Who can blame him.




#2608830 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by darkmanx on 20 May 2015 - 12:32 PM

Leafs Plane

 

https://pbs.twimg.co...4mwWEAAwcua.mp4




#2608472 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 May 2015 - 09:55 PM

Ugh! I want the new Rangers to win not the old Rangers! This year's playoffs have really burst my bubble all over the place.

Am I wrong in thinking that Tampa is Not. That. Good? Yet they keep winning? Is there a signed contract with satan hidden somewhere?


#2608631 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by wings87 on 19 May 2015 - 05:01 PM

Lets get real, if Buffalo offers Babcock 50 mil and Holland offers 20 mil- he'd be out of his mind not to got to Buffalo. I can't blame him if he accepts a contract that's twice the value of the Wings offer. Realistically would any of us turn that down? Anyway it's all speculation until something happens.




#2608529 Question for the Board regarding Babcock

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 19 May 2015 - 11:13 AM

The rumors this morning seem to lean towards Buffalo offering more term and money. I think Mike's gone, and that's fine with me. Time for a change.




#2608102 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by vladdy16 on 16 May 2015 - 08:57 AM

Hate the Ducks, but I hate Chicago more.  Have to root for the Ducks to pull this one off.  It hurts either way though.