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Super Gram
06-23-2009, 07:34 PM
So sources say.

http://start.shaw.ca/start/enCA/Sports/SportsNewsArticle.htm?src=s062355A.xml

Oscar_Leroy
06-23-2009, 08:42 PM
I think this is great. Babcock is a great coach. I'm just hoping the roster is better than the 2006 edition of team Canada.

Slow
06-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Not a good choice.

Babs is not a coach suited to the short tournament that is the Olympics. He's too patient in that regard. He hesitates to make the right move. That works well in the NHL regular season, but not in the Olympics.

Slow
06-25-2009, 11:53 AM
I will say, however, it will be nice to see Zetterberg and the rest of the Wings on Team Sweden serve Uncle Mike Babcock his lunch, as Sweden takes down Canada for the Gold. And if it isn't Sweden, it's Russia...go Pavel!!

Sorry, Uncle Mike, but you're going down! ;)

GRUMPY
06-25-2009, 02:05 PM
you never know the US might end up with another miracle team, oh silly me that only happens once every 100 years or so.

Jack Butler
06-25-2009, 02:08 PM
If the right players get picked, your Uncle Mikes job will be pretty easy.
2006 was the end of the boys club, I'm sure.
I call your type "fertilizer salesman", cause all you sell is crap.
You do supply great bulletin board material and apparently enjoy the taste of your own feet.
Got enough ketchup?

Super Gram
06-26-2009, 09:01 AM
Babcock won't be able to play his good players to death. Hitch won't let him

Oscar_Leroy
06-28-2009, 04:04 AM
Team Canada is going to look good. Crosby, Lecavalier, Iginla, Thornton, Stamkos?, Nash, Boumeester, Pheneuph, Weber, Spezza, Brodeur, Luongo, maybe even Fleury.. Yzerman really has a lot of good players to choose from.

Coach
07-04-2009, 04:27 PM
sorry guys were not getting into this....if you want to talk about Babcock then go ahead...

Slow
07-13-2009, 09:39 PM
What???

Jack Butler
07-13-2009, 09:44 PM
Ya right!

GRUMPY
07-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Team Canada is going to look good. Crosby, Lecavalier, Iginla, Thornton, Stamkos?, Nash, Boumeester, Pheneuph, Weber, Spezza, Brodeur, Luongo, maybe even Fleury.. Yzerman really has a lot of good players to choose from.

It doesn't matter how many stars you have if they don't play as a team.

Slow
07-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Babs isn't a short-term coach. He will be out-coached in the tournament, just because of the type of tourney it is.

I think Yzerman made this pick with his heart more than his head.

Super Gram
07-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Yes I think you are right.......but he has wanted to coach a Team Canada for a long time so the sports papers say.

Slow
07-14-2009, 07:05 PM
No doubt aboout, it's a dream he's had for a long time. It's just that, as a Wings fan, at times this year I got the feeling he was slow to pull the trigger on things that needed to be done. That can be overlooked in many circumstances during the long NHL season.

I always thought Hitchcock would be a good Olympic coach. He will be a good balance to Babs. Who knows, maybe that's the ying and the yang Yzerman wanted.

That's why he gets the big bucks, and not me.

Coach
07-14-2009, 11:35 PM
wow slow...thoughtful and well thought out with a decent reason see now if you did that more often we wouldn't bang heads so much

Super Gram
07-31-2009, 09:07 PM
Well the big news to Babs is....The young guys have to step up.from guess who?

Slow
08-02-2009, 12:00 PM
Babs already feeling the heat...

"If you think Canadian hockey fans are swept up in an Olympic frenzy now, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock wants you to remember one thing: You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Just wait until Canada's roster is announced, Babcock told NHL.com, and you'll really see a nation of hopeful nitpickers, naysayers, pundits and prognosticators.

"I'm glad I coach in the U.S., honestly," Babcock added. "It's just going to go crazy.""


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