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#2292035 Time to start looking for a new coaching staff

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 18 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

As frustrating as the lack of accountability is, getting rid of Babcock would be a huge mistake. The Wings will not find a better/similar coach anywhere. Blame his rookie assistants for being irrelevant and Holland for allowing the team to stagnate for 3 years. Lost two coaches to head coaching jobs, where they've since excelled, and replaced them with nobodies on a team of guys who have forgotten more things about hockey than some college or minor league coach will ever know. Sign some respectable veteran coaches who have the itch to assistant positions.

Either way, this starts at the top. I'm not saying Holland needs to be replaced, but he needs to get off his ass and do something. As others have said, Babcock has made several comments in recent years about the competition getting better and the Wings not doing enough, as well as very thinly veiled comments about the need for grit. He know what it takes to win, its Holland's job to provide him with the personnel to do so.

And don't think for a second that the lack of accountability for Franzen doesn't have to do with Holland signing a player with a small body of work to an astronomical contract and needing to justify it/save face.


#2292016 How do we fix this?

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 18 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

"Didn't see what we were looking for in free agency"
"Prices were too high for our liking"
"Holding on to our cap-space for possible late season acquisitions"
"Improvements will come from within (reference a players injury or player waiting for breakout)"

"We like our hockey team" <_<

Last three years have been treading water. Wasting years on the odometer of Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Lidstrom, the latter of which will most likely be gone. I hate using hindsight, but it is true, the signing of Franzen and Hudler in 2009 while letting Hossa and Samuelsson walk has not worked out. And I would be shocked if Holland doesn't resign Hudler at a raise.

Way too much loyalty; not enough balls. The Wings NEED a splash in free agency, in the form of Parise or Suter. And honestly, seeing how few pure scorers this team has, I would prefer Parise. Top-tier forwards don't become available often, and as much as I know the Wings blueline will need bolstering, Datsyuk and Zetterberg are on the wrong side of the 30-32 hump and need help from a young, elite scorer. Good as Suter is, I really don't think that will change our fortunes, just slow the bleeding.

Parise (or similiar elite scorer) or bust.


#2291803 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 17 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

I was really hoping he would prove me wrong, but at least next season when Franzen is lazily floating through 82 games because he is "bored" (must be a new way of saying "paid"), all the slappies can't point to how clutch he is come playoffs.


#2291119 WCQF Game Four GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 17 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

White isf****** retarded! Hudler is about to get burned so Lidstrom peels off to defend, White has the backside... oh wait! White is chasing the player with the puck?! The guy who is already defended by 2 other guys?!

Moron... I smelled this s*** coming when we couldn't capitalize. NEED ONE BACK HERE!


#2289787 I #PulledACrosby and stole credit for this topic

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 17 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Officiating heavily favors Nashville in the series, Trotz #PulledACrosby and begged the refs for more powerplays.


#2289499 If anyone took a nice large /hi-def image

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 17 April 2012 - 07:20 AM

did anyone actually get the intro on camera? i love seeing how the intros look whenever i don't get a chance to go.

http://video.redwings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=-6&id=172834

Pretty awesome, wish I was there.


#2289227 Trotz lobbying for more goalie interference calls?

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

And he'll get them too, even though Rinne is bumped just about as much as Howard is. I can't remember the last time the Wings got that call in their favor. On top of that, with the level of interference, hooking, and holding that was going on in the low slot when the Wings were pressuring last night, most of it is his own guys shoveling folks into him. Speaking of which, maybe we show ask the officials to look at the Quincey crosscheck and the Kronwall hook at tell us something 3 times worse didn't happen and was let go about a dozen times in the third period.


#2289220 Preds not allowed to play ping pong at Joe Louis Arena

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 07:52 PM

Who looks aggravated? Everything Ive seen is on the contrary, the wings look calm and focused.

Yeah, I don't think I saw anyone rattled, outside of players getting pretty irritated by what was an obvious inconsistency in what penalties were being called. The one player that looked to be causing problems because of losing his cool was Franzen. He's taken several stupid retaliatory penalties, including that boneheaded spear.


#2289206 Must unleash the Mule!

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

Maybe he's having injury issues and we just don't know it. I'm just trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Maybe it is something serious, like a yellow belly or a missing spine <_<


#2289108 Must unleash the Mule!

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Ohhhh, so he is "leashed", that's the problem? Well then, by all means, "unleash" him :rolleyes:

Franzen has been given every possible opportunity this season and last, always given the best linemate, high ice-time, and plenty of time on the PP. After the last few games, besides the goal that hit his leg giving him another GWG :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:, he has done more harm than good.

Takes retarded retaliatory penalties that leave us short-handed. Shows only flashes of brilliance between long spans of float, and I've only seen him use his size and hands once down low through 3 games. This thread should read "s*** or get off the pot, Johan" (s*** being 'do anything', pot being 'the Datsyuk line')


#2289060 Three keys to beating Nashville?

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

1) Miracle recovery for Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves.
2) Time machine for Johan Franzen.
3) Stop setting the Red Wings' clocks 20 minutes slow.


#2289056 I #PulledACrosby and stole credit for this topic

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 16 April 2012 - 04:13 PM

I don't "tweet", but how about this:

Picketed the abortion clinic, but then I got knocked up. Now I'm pro-choice. #IPulledACrosby




#2287861 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 15 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

f*** this team for its lazy, ***** of a start. And f*** the officiating, which called soft s*** all over the place on the Wings early and then conveniently disappeared when the legitimate stuff started.


#2287268 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 15 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

Plus, whats the point of a GDT? Compliments or nothing?

"This game is good and we are playing great"
"I concur"
"This"
"This"
"Double post"
"I agree"

:P
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#2287161 WCQF Game Three GDT : Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 15 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

Nyquist needs more minutes, he is the only one I've noticed in a good way so far.