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In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

24 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

Exciting series! Can't wait to watch.

In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

22 May 2015 - 05:52 PM

I'm excited for both the Wings and the Leafs. Honestly, guys...what is with all the Leafs hate? Nobody who claims to love this game would want Detroit's historic rival to languish in the league basement for decades. I personally look forward to Babcock coaching a team that actually is a challenge for the Wings to play.

In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

21 May 2015 - 12:55 PM

This gets brought up a lot, and I don't think its fair to Bylsma. Their 'embarrassing effort and collapse' was a 1-0 loss to CANADA in the semi's, a hard fought match that could've gone either way. They were there to avenge a loss from four years ago, which is probably why they didn't care about bronze.
Not saying Bylsma is a great coach, not saying Bylsma over Blashill, nor am I denying that the talent he's had was a huge part of his success. All I'm saying is that his performance at the Olympics wasn't a complete disaster.

The bronze game is exactly what I'm talking about. Its the Olympics...you don't throw a baby tantrum and stop trying because you can only get a Bronze. THAT was the embarrassment and I partially blame Bylsma. It betrays character issues. Keep him away from this team.

In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

21 May 2015 - 07:30 AM

Bylsma is madly overrated. Players like him, but a good coach will coach circles around the guy. 

Since everyone is singing Babs' praises about his Olympic record, we should do well to remember Blysma preciding over the embarrassing effort and collapse of Team USA at the Olympics last year. That was a good roster.

In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

21 May 2015 - 07:13 AM

Wonder how many 1970's era sofa's were slaughtered to make that suit?
Agree with Grapes...No way would Babs take that job in Toronto unless he has some 'sway' with player personnel...I wonder if Babs will assume an interim role of GM? 

He will probably have some kind of equal say with the GM, but no interest in day-to-day management operations. Between Babs and Shanny, that is going to be one seriously neutered GM if they even bother to hire one.

And they will hire one. Toronto always needs a fall guy.