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  1. Anthrax442

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    Leafs outcoached again. I am actually glad they are going back on the road because they play better away. Given the circus around his signing and term and the fact that he is Shanahan's pet. What would it take for a change?
     
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    A bipolar group of fans on a message board to be in charge?
     
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    Another Leaf fan that feels he knows way more than he does seeks more answers from other over reactive fans. When does it end?
     
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    he won a cup a decade ago, but the league is different now. The onus is on him to prove he can adapt. Right now he's showing that he can't.
     
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    I heard Alain Vigneault is available?
     
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    My left foot could coach that team to the cup.
     
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    saying it's bipolar makes it sound like people switch back and forth between thinking he's a good coach and a bad one. that's not the case. I can't remember the last time I was impressed with his coaching ability. he's been pretty consistently underwhelming, and it's making people take greater notice of it the longer it goes
     
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    He has only ever won anything with a stacked team! His 'lunchpail' grinder attitude is overboard! Tonite,at the end of the game he stacked the lineup,I was surprised! But then he pulls the goalie on the PP...ok ,maybe cause it's early in the season,whatever!
     
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    Can we say that about any coach that's won a cup? I don't think those Wings team were THAT good.
     
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    Doesa anyone think that would be a good idea?
     
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    I will ask this once, this question usually stumps the person when asked ...

    How was babcock out coached?
     
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    We're not all in the business of cheerleading, that's for sure. Too many of those around here nowadays. I don't know why I look for objective discussion in these threads. Simple minds thinks screaming "you're not an NHL coach!" justifies playing Connor Brown for 18 minutes.

    Really though our problems are part coaching and part roster related.
     
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    I don't want to see him fired, but Babcock's players usages are bad. He struggles with that. He oddly does better without last line change on the road.
     
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    They were that year! Check that Line up! All his other hardware is international with all-star teams!
     
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    Showing he can’t because they lost game#9 ?
     
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    Im not sure he is the problem. Its a tough spot,he has to convince his stars to play defense because playoff wide open hockey wont win. So he tries to take ice time away (Only tool he has.) They lose, the star players smirk and think the coach will lose if they dont play.
    Lesson not learned.
     
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    Datsyuk Zetterberg Lidstrom >>>> Matthews Tavares Rielly
     
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    The St. Louis players out-played the Toronto players. That's apparently on the coach.
     
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    Kinda early...and very doubtful it would ever happen! If the team falters this year though,who knows?
     
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    Eh, you can make the same argument with Quennville.
     
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    every once in a while a ****ty game like today will happen and some players may get more ice time than star players... hopefully tavares,marner,matthews, get it together for next game.
     
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    The only people taking notice are the usual fanboy haters that do it endlessly throughout the season- one big yawn.
     
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    Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk.

    Now I know 3 players don't make a team, but those are 3 of the guddest pros you could ask for.
     
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    nobody is basing their opinion on Babcock on one game. trying to frame legitimate criticisms as knee-jerk reactions isn't right. Although this game did have some of his worst traits on full display
     
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