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54 minutes ago, DEAD! said:

Don's been wearing ridiculous suits for decades.

I think willmorris meant a "lawsuit" (presumably for wrongful termination).

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1 minute ago, Magnus said:

I think willmorris meant a "lawsuit" (presumably for wrongful termination).

 

Pretty sure he meant both because...

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I also saw the exact joke on reddit. @willmorris was that you? 

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5 hours ago, Heitert said:

 

Pretty sure he meant both because...

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I also saw the exact joke on reddit. @willmorris was that you? 

It wasn't; I hadn't seen it on reddit but no surprise that someone else thought of it too.

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Unbelievably, I just read that Blashill has lasted longer in DET then Babcock did in Toronto since '15.

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Hawks need to scoop him up by the start of business tomorrow and launch their overpromoted AHL coach into the sun. Scotty Bowman just might do it.

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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

Hawks need to scoop him up by the start of business tomorrow and launch their overpromoted AHL coach into the sun. Scotty Bowman just might do it.

Trading one shorty coach for another is a net negative because it just increases the amount of time of :censored:ty coaching. They should find an actual good coach to take the reigns rather than staying stuck in the never ending cycle of mediocrity like the Browns.

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We're talking about Babcock, not Hitchcock, but I've gotten them confused too, so I get it.

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In the wake of the Babcock firing and reports coming out about how players negatively viewed Babcock, Akim Aliu tweeted this out yesterday about Bill Peters.

 

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Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock. Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree, same sort of deal with his protege in YYC. Dropped the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room in my rookie year because he didn’t like my choice of music. First one to admit I rebelled against him. Wouldn’t you? And instead of remedying the situation, he wrote a letter to John McDonough and Stan Bowman to have me sent down to the ECHL. 20 year old on pace for 20 goals in his first pro year with zero PP/PK time was off to a great start in his Pro career

 

Aliu then spoke with TSN.

 

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He walked in before a morning pre-game skate and said ‘Hey Akim, I’m sick of you playing that n----- s---,’ ” Aliu told TSN, with Peters, who was then the Ice Hogs head coach, referring to Aliu’s selection of hip-hop music. “He said ‘I’m sick of hearing this n-----s f------ other n-----s in the ass stuff.’ 

 

“He then walked out like nothing ever happened. You could hear a pin drop in the room, everything went dead silent. I just sat down in my stall, didn’t say a word.”

Two of Aliu’s Rockford teammates who were in the room at the time of the alleged incident, Simon Pepin and Peter MacArthur, independently corroborated Aliu’s account to TSN on Tuesday.

 

"I think everyone should be held accountable for their actions or words spoken," Pepin said.

 

Aliu said Rockford team captain Jake Dowell later confronted Peters about the incident in the coach’s office. Dowell declined to comment, but said he would cooperate in any investigation conducted by the NHL or the Flames. 

 

When Peters then called Aliu into his office to talk about it, Aliu said Peters did not apologize. Instead, Peters again expressed his displeasure in Aliu’s choice of music for the dressing room, with Aliu saying Peters said: “You know, I’m just sick of this n----- s---. It’s every day. From now on, we need to play different music.”

 

Then another player, Sean McMorrow, tweeted this about Peters.

 

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If you think Mike Commodore had harsh words for Babcock you are in for a treat to hear what I would have to say about Bill Peters ... Worst human being to ever coach me ... treated me terrible on a AHL team (IceHogs) where I won a League Award for Community Service. #badguy

 

Then Michal Jordan tweeted this about Peters.

 

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Never wish anything bad to the person but you get what you deserve Bill. After years making it to the NHL had experience with the worst coach ever by far.Kicking me and punching other player to the head during the game... then pretending like nothing happened...couldnt believe my eyes what can happen in the best league.. happy that i dont have to go thrue that stuff on daily basics anymore.

 

As of me posting this, the Flames haven't made any decision yet.

 

Then Daniel Carcillo got involved and tweeted about his coach in Juniors being abusive, so I wonder if this might start something like hockey's version of the #MeToo movement, but for coaches.

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Hm, the internet loved Bill Peters to death when all they knew about him was that he made the Hurricanes take lots of bad-angle shots and still finish bottom-third in scoring.

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4 hours ago, the admiral said:

Hm, the internet loved Bill Peters to death when all they knew about him was that he made the Hurricanes take lots of bad-angle shots and still finish bottom-third in scoring.

 

You say the N-word to your black player a few times and hit some of your other players a few times nowadays, and next thing ya know, here comes the Woke SJW Cancel Culture for ya. Smarten up!

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On 11/26/2019 at 10:46 PM, habsfan1 said:

#GOAT 🐐

 

 

 

 

I'm going to be serious for a moment. Carey Price's slump has gotten so deep that he hasn't won a game in weeks. 8 straight losses. Something isn't okay with him and to be completely honest, I've become concerned.

 

Yes all these losses are great for the Habs tank. But the other part me is trying to figure out what's really happenning because I don't think Carey Price is trying to lose on purpose.

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Y’all know how to chase great goaltending talent out of town. You’ll figure it out.

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Generalizing everybody isn't going to help either.

 

It's a difficult but also a somewhat bizarre situation the Habs are in. I hope it genuinely gets better for them.

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35 minutes ago, habsfan1 said:

Generalizing everybody isn't going to help either.

 

It's a difficult but also a somewhat bizarre situation the Habs are in. I hope it genuinely gets better for them.

It’s probably the Swiss cheese of a defense infront of him that is the majority of his problems. No goalie is god when the defense sucks.

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It could just be that Price is finished. Look at what happened to Jonathan Quick.

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