Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 12/17/16 at 05:51 PM ET
Nice Mike Babcock is failing. Let's be real clear about that. Mike Babcock, the original, would not be in this position. This team would not be losing this way, this consistently, with Babcock V1.
We heard the grumblings last year about a divided room. Naturally, because they came from someone outside the mainstream, an anti-digger, we frigging disavowed them.
The Swedish mafia...all BS.
The real power in the room lay in the hands of players like Zetterberg and Kronwall, while the wallflowers capitulated.
That's what happens when you've got a nice guy at the helm.
Who's Columbus have at their helm? An *#$%@&. That's who. How are they doing?
This is who we are now. Pointing fingers and poking holes. 31 games in and what do you have to look forward to? Christmas (errr, the holidays...sorry), maybe some pops on New Years? An early Spring? The...Tigers? No.
In case you're wondering, Ken Holland built this team, hired this coach, is responsible for the passive way this team plays, created this culture.
Blame Nice Mike Babcock all you want, and oh you know we're headed there and that steam is building brother, but I'll be damned if I choose to let Tick Tock go unscathed just because it's the same old conversation we've had for years. As long as he has a job, that job, he is responsible for the way this team is built. Not a team of advisors, not an executive committee. Him, Ken Holland. The same guy that could have gracefully moved upstairs and mentored Steve Yzerman. The same guy who has made like, literally, 5 percent of the amount of trades the rest of the league has over the last 8 years.
Do not let this man off the hook as we watch tonight and hope the Wings can win one game on a damn five game home stand in the "JOE'S FINAL YEAR".
It's a Live Blog, bitches.
Let's go Ilitch family. Fire somebody.
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