Holland has spoken to the media. Apparently the Wings drafted a "letter of compensation" that teams must sign if they want to have serious discussions with Babcock. They'll get a 3rd round pick. Also, it seems like this window closes May 25th.
There you go. I guarantee you, no team is going to think a third round pick us too much to wrap this up now rather than waiting for june.
Doesn't work that way unless Babcock's under contract. If he comes to a verbal agreement with a team, they can just wait to sign him on July 1st while he's no longer Wings property.
Anyway, Babcock's as good as gone.
If the best coach in the league agrees to sign with your team during an exclusive negotiating window, and you tell him, 'naw, let's hold off for a month so I don't have to give up a third round draft pick to get you,' dont you think that might make him reconsider his options?
Raise your hand if you actually think that a roster player or prospect will be traded this off-season. Or that Holland will be fired. Or that Howard will not start the majority of games next year. Or that the government had anything to do with 9/11.
If you said yes to any one of those, you are a crazy person.
I threw in jensen because to me in detroits eyes ouellet marchenko sproul backman are ahead of him , where's he gonna get a spot in detroit? Jensen is in a different situation as those other 2 because he was injured last few seasons and win awards in college for best defensemen