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Talking Wings, Islanders And The Battle Between The Blackhawks And Blues

Katie Strang of ESPN participated in an online chat today...

Hello, Katie. Mike babcock is without doubt one of the great coaches of the modern era. That said, the Wings tend to look listless and uninspired at times this year. Has the coach's shelf life run out in Detroit?

Katie Strang  No coach is ever truly safe, no matter how well liked or respected they are, when a team is underperforming. Case in point: Lindy Ruff. Sometimes teams need a new message or a fresh perspective. But know this about Detroit: the team has been hampered by injuries, so that makes it more difficult to assess Babcock's security. I still think the Wings make it and he keeps his job. Winning Gold for Team Canada won't hurt his case, either

Will the Islanders make another playoff push like last year?

Katie Strang  The mediocrity of the Metropolitan Division certainly doesn't rule them out, but I think they dug themselves too big of a hole. Plus, I just have too many concerns still about their goaltending.

Hawks or Blues, if you had to pick one right now, who would you pick?

Katie Strang  Still Hawks, though I'd love a second-round meeting between the two smile


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