Yes. His role currently is special assistant to the general manager, which seems to be leading in that direction as long as he proves he knows what he is doing. He is being groomed by the greatest organization in hockey. If he doesn't end up being a GM here, he will likely be a GM somewhere.
Posted by LeftWinger
on 21 October 2014 - 12:12 PM
Hockeytown, I see what you did there!
Praying Mantha, the whole point of "our" GDT is to enjoy the creative genius of the few guys that put all the effort into it. We appreciate the link to "all the data we need" but its just not the same. It's also not a race to see who can get the GDT thread up first. Again, it's well worth the wait to enjoy the creative efforts of the "regular's." No offense, but do you see what I am saying?
That being said, I hope Dats is 100% and doesn't reinjure his shoulder! Lets go Wings!
I don't know why babs would ever want to coach the leafs, if he left for anywhere it seems more probable that he'd leave for an actual contender.
You very well could be right, but if I am Babcock, at this point I am thinking about my legacy. Going to a team like lets say Pittsburgh and winning a cup I believe does nothing for him. Staying with a team like Detroit and essentially winning a cup with a completely different generation of players, I believe does much more.
Even Toronto I believe would do more then going to a contender. Taking a team that hasn't won since '67 and winning them a cup would turn him into a hockey god in TO.
I would like to see Babcock take over Holland's position as GM in Detroit and Blashill be the coach some day.
If the day did come where Holland stepped down, I would rather see Detroit bring back Stevie Y to fill his shoes, not Babcock.
It's like saying a 78 Pacer is a classic car just because you got laid in it. The teams were great, the building sucks.
It wasn't even intended to be a hockey building. Coleman Young threw up a quickie building to try and keep the Pistons from leaving Cobo, but they went to the Silverdome anyway. Then he had to beg the Wings to move there so he wouldn't have this huge new arena sitting empty. It's not a classic building by any stretch of the imagination. Even if they didn't tear it down, it's still would suck.
I dont see why this is surprising. Florida is notoriously bad at supporting its sports teams. Not just in hockey but in pretty much all major sports. Sure they may sell out when a team is dominating a league or deep in playoffs but if a team is mediocre or bad nobody shows up. Honestly can you blame them though? Would you rather spend your money to go see a mediocre or bad sports team or go to the beach and look at scantily clad woman and enjoy the ocean? Theres just to many other things to do in Florida year round than go to sports games. I believe the high amount of transplants to the state also adds into this. People are loyal to there original teams not adopted florida teams.
There are plenty of scantily clad women in the world. There is only one Tomas Kopecky.
Interesting that Holland has so much power here. Maybe it's changed over the years, but I would have thought that the coach is the guy that ultimately picks the roster and the GM would source the players. Obviously both would have input on both processes, but in this case, looks like it's almost like Holland brings the players to camp and selects the 23 that will be on the roster and then Babcock is free to choose the 20 that dress every night.
I'm sure Babcock has more influence than that though....no way he'd stick around if he didn't.