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#2608646 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 19 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

Just saw this on twitter.

This is what $50Mil in hype will do to a desperate fanbase.

It's hilarious tho.

Even better than no seeds in a watermelon laffy taffy.


I love twitter for things like this..


BREAKING: Sources indicate Mike Babcock nearing a decision on lunch. Chipotle filed paperwork with DET late last week. #babswatch


Matt Janiszewski ‏@mattjaniszewski  5h

Big money, big money, big money, stop! #NoWhammy #Babswatch


#2608133 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 16 May 2015 - 06:14 PM

You're correct, I did forget that. Maybe he's not over-ripe enough yet, tho.


Babcock did mentor Blashill as an assistant.  Seems many here forget Blashill was an assistant coach with the Wings for a year in the 11-12 season and then was...sent down...promoted? to head coach of the Griffins. 

#2607755 Breaking News: Gordie Howe Int'l Bridge

Posted by FireCaptain on 14 May 2015 - 03:21 PM

It was going to be the Manny Legacy Toll Plaza on the U.S. side, but then they figured everything from Edmonton would just get right in.

#2607727 Breaking News: Gordie Howe Int'l Bridge

Posted by FireCaptain on 14 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

9 lanes?

#2607288 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 11 May 2015 - 11:41 PM

It's official - Babcock to Toronto...

Manny Legace: “I think Babcock ends up in Toronto”


Wait, whudayamean Manny Legace's not a reliable source?



#2607011 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 10 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

Absolutely not accurate.


My personal situation - was on a fire dept. Ready to be chief, rode as chief when chief wasn't around. Got tired of waiting. Other chief opportunity came up at other department. Let my old chief know I was looking - common courtesy - not because I wanted to leave, necessarily, but because it was time to move up. Ended up not getting other chief spot but then old chief retired and I promoted into the position I wanted originally. 


I didn't WANT to leave department #1, but I needed to test the waters to see what else was out there and to see if, in fact, I was as ready as I thought I was.


Babcock's not looking to get promoted, but why - after working this hard to be this ELITE as a coach - would you not want to stick your toe in the pool and at least see what the temperature was?


IMHO, it makes perfect sense. 



the fact he is looking at other options to me means he is on his way. If you are happy in your job/work you dont go looking for alternative employment. Im not saying he shouldnt do it, it just sends me negative vibes that he'll be here next season. The wings front office have stopped any team from talking to Blashill which also sends the signal to me that they fear Babcock is on his way and they want Blashill as his sucessor. Babcock works with the AHL roster pre-season only so i dont see how that warrants 10 years!?, anyway im not here to argue mute points just expressing my feelings on the situation that has arisen. But if Babcock is still the Redwings head coach come Sept then ill be very surprised.

#2606921 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by FireCaptain on 09 May 2015 - 04:37 PM

Yeah, the no fun mods locked that topic.



"Has the Detroit diamond finally lost it's shine?"

#2590874 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by FireCaptain on 09 April 2015 - 09:01 AM

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Chances
Did not play, playoff odds up 0.9 to 97.1%
97 points   42 25-13
Tonight's game - win and we're IN, no ifs, and, or buts. (unless it's BoS's congratulatory butt pats)

#2590704 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by FireCaptain on 08 April 2015 - 12:48 PM

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Chances
Beat Carolina 3-2, playoff odds up 3.2 to 96.2%
97 points   42 25-13
Need a home, regulation win tonight in the Wash/Bos game.

#2587017 3/29 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5

Posted by FireCaptain on 31 March 2015 - 09:42 AM

Wait, so we should let the farm team get overripe?



I guess you didn't read the part where Mrazek's a rookie. This wasn't Howard's fault either obviously.

#2586977 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by FireCaptain on 30 March 2015 - 03:02 PM


#2585172 Sounds like the New York "Islanders" are no more...

Posted by FireCaptain on 25 March 2015 - 11:03 PM

Yeah, you definitely appreciate that meme then, you're deep in cow and wine country.



Word. I just list Buffalo because it's the nearest NHL city.


Ontario county here ;)

#2580776 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by FireCaptain on 12 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Quit blaming the line combos on Babcock's perceived insanity. Pavel ASKED for Glendening.


Can we all just trust that the PROFESSIONALS usually have a really good idea what they're doing?


Edit: forgot the link: http://redwings.nhl....vid=DL|DET|home



DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk has done it before, taking replaceable fourth liners and making them into valuable additions to the Red Wings’ top scoring line.

His latest reclamation project is Luke Glendening, the gritty fourth-line center who has arguably been the team’s most trustworthy penalty killer this season.


Pav wanted someone to work,” coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Glendening’s ascent. "He’s the guy who said ‘Put Glennie with me.’ So I put Glennie with him.”

Glendening is the latest bottom-six forward to join Datsyuk on the Wings’ top line, following Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm, amongst others, who in the past worked as reliable puck retrievers for the Magic Man.

#2579735 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by FireCaptain on 08 March 2015 - 12:38 AM

How else would I know to call 1-800-DUI-MIKE if I get pulled over on the way home after having too many ginger ales?


Gah, seeing those uniforms is like being forced to stare at the advertisements placed above urinals in the a men's bathroom.

#2578108 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by FireCaptain on 03 March 2015 - 10:33 PM

He was doping.



Mustache in squirts? That's some good genes