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aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 10 @ 4:31 PM ET
So I don't know much about him, but I keep seeing Babcock's name associated with the Rangers? Why does everyone hate him so much? Wasn't he always beloved with Detroit and Toronto? I honestly didn't really follow him much while in Toronto.
- TPC


The players hated him.
newenglandpuck
New York Rangers
Location: Southern, CT
Joined: 05.08.2013

May 10 @ 4:40 PM ET
So I don't know much about him, but I keep seeing Babcock's name associated with the Rangers? Why does everyone hate him so much? Wasn't he always beloved with Detroit and Toronto? I honestly didn't really follow him much while in Toronto.
- TPC


Players couldn't stand him, he made Mitch Marner when he was a rookie write a list of all the players he thought he was better than and give it to him, then read it out to the team. Healthy Scratched Mike Modano one of the last few games of the season knowing he needed to play every one of them to hit 1500 career NHL games. He's a piece of garbage.
aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 10 @ 4:41 PM ET
Players couldn't stand him, he made Mitch Marner when he was a rookie write a list of all the players he thought he was better than and give it to him, then read it out to the team. Healthy Scratched Mike Modano one of the last few games of the season knowing he needed to play every one of them to hit 1500 career NHL games. He's a piece of garbage.
- newenglandpuck


Commodore has a story, Franzen has a story, Chelios has a story. Hes a tyrant. Not just to players, arena staff also apparently.
TPC
New York Rangers
Location: Bucks County, PA
Joined: 01.18.2008

May 10 @ 4:43 PM ET
ok so no Babcock then
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 10 @ 4:49 PM ET
ok so no Babcock then
- TPC


Bab cock
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 10 @ 4:50 PM ET
Players couldn't stand him, he made Mitch Marner when he was a rookie write a list of all the players he thought he was better than and give it to him, then read it out to the team. Healthy Scratched Mike Modano one of the last few games of the season knowing he needed to play every one of them to hit 1500 career NHL games. He's a piece of garbage.
- newenglandpuck


Keenan did this same kind of poop
GStone
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 04.17.2012

May 10 @ 4:55 PM ET
Keenan did this same kind of poop
- jimbro83

Yeah, with Amonte, he's another one.
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

May 10 @ 4:58 PM ET
Commodore has a story, Franzen has a story, Chelios has a story. Hes a tyrant. Not just to players, arena staff also apparently.
- aecliptic

The best story though, and I forget the player, but the guy was playing in the AHL and they were playing in the Ducks old arena when Babs was the coach for the Ducks and Babs was in the arena to watch the game. Before the game the kid is sitting on the bench taping his stick and soaking it all in and Babcock walks out there

Babs: "Pretty nice rink, eh?"
Kid: "Oh yea this is amazing"
Babs: "Well enjoy it because this will be the last time you ever play a game in an NHL arena"

Such an a-hole but that's hilarious
picklerick
New York Rangers
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 03.01.2018

May 10 @ 5:53 PM ET
The best story though, and I forget the player, but the guy was playing in the AHL and they were playing in the Ducks old arena when Babs was the coach for the Ducks and Babs was in the arena to watch the game. Before the game the kid is sitting on the bench taping his stick and soaking it all in and Babcock walks out there

Babs: "Pretty nice rink, eh?"
Kid: "Oh yea this is amazing"
Babs: "Well enjoy it because this will be the last time you ever play a game in an NHL arena"

Such an a-hole but that's hilarious

- SkjeiStadium


Let’s assume for arguments sake that’s true. That’s (frank)ing psychotic. The same type of underlying psychological issues that produce serial killers
aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 10 @ 6:07 PM ET
Let’s assume for arguments sake that’s true. That’s (frank)ing psychotic. The same type of underlying psychological issues that produce serial killers
- picklerick


Considering what we've built here, that maniac is the last person I want coaching this team.
Tonybere
New York Rangers
Location: ON
Joined: 02.04.2016

May 10 @ 6:27 PM ET
Players couldn't stand him, he made Mitch Marner when he was a rookie write a list of all the players he thought he was better than and give it to him, then read it out to the team. Healthy Scratched Mike Modano one of the last few games of the season knowing he needed to play every one of them to hit 1500 career NHL games. He's a piece of garbage.
- newenglandpuck


I believe the Marner situation was a little worse than this even. It wasn't a list of players he thought he was better than. It was a list of players he thought weren't giving their all!! And then the SOB reads it out to the room!
picklerick
New York Rangers
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 03.01.2018

May 10 @ 6:40 PM ET
I believe the Marner situation was a little worse than this even. It wasn't a list of players he thought he was better than. It was a list of players he thought weren't giving their all!! And then the SOB reads it out to the room!
- Tonybere


Yea that’s called psychological abuse. And clearly he targeted young players
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

May 10 @ 6:52 PM ET
Let’s assume for arguments sake that’s true. That’s (frank)ing psychotic. The same type of underlying psychological issues that produce serial killers
- picklerick

The story was told on the Spittin Chiclets podcast. If I remember correctly the guy was one of Biz's friends. I'd imagine it's true.

I don't want him anywhere near this team, just thought it was a funny story.
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

May 10 @ 6:57 PM ET
I believe the Marner situation was a little worse than this even. It wasn't a list of players he thought he was better than. It was a list of players he thought weren't giving their all!! And then the SOB reads it out to the room!
- Tonybere

I'll pre-empt this by saying that I want nothing to do with Babs, but he spoke about this directly and said he f'd up. What happened from his POV (which is obviously biased but sounds somewhat reasonable, although still not ok to me) is that he asked Marner in a private conversation to rank where he stands on the team in terms of effort level. Marner did it and then the next guy comes in (I want to say it was Morgan Reilly, but could be misremembering) and he asked him to do the same thing. Once Reilly gave his answer he showed him Marner's to compare. After that he pulled Marner aside and said "I f'd up, I will address this with the team if you want" and Mitch said no don't worry about it let's just move on.

Again, who knows what actually happened, and either way keep him away from this team, but just offering a different perspective.
aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 10 @ 7:00 PM ET
I'll pre-empt this by saying that I want nothing to do with Babs, but he spoke about this directly and said he f'd up. What happened from his POV (which is obviously biased but sounds somewhat reasonable, although still not ok to me) is that he asked Marner in a private conversation to rank where he stands on the team in terms of effort level. Marner did it and then the next guy comes in (I want to say it was Morgan Reilly, but could be misremembering) and he asked him to do the same thing. Once Reilly gave his answer he showed him Marner's to compare. After that he pulled Marner aside and said "I f'd up, I will address this with the team if you want" and Mitch said no don't worry about it let's just move on.

Again, who knows what actually happened, and either way keep him away from this team, but just offering a different perspective.

- SkjeiStadium


Considering if you google "players hate Mike Babcock" and the list that follows, Ill take what Babcock says as horsecrap.
SkjeiStadium
New York Rangers
Joined: 03.09.2017

May 10 @ 7:08 PM ET
Considering if you google "players hate Mike Babcock" and the list that follows, Ill take what Babcock says as horsecrap.
- aecliptic

The other stories are definitely worse (Modano/Franzen) and I have no sympathy for the guy. That doesn't mean that everything he does is malicious. Like I said I take what he said with a massive grain of salt but his version of the story sounds more likely to me than the report that came out by the Toronto media right after he was fired.

It still doesn't paint him in a good light by any means but it's a little bit different than reading Mitch's list to the locker room like the starting lineup.

Like I said though, who knows what the real story is and he certainly hasn't earned any benefit of the doubt in these scenarios so anyone that calls that story crap I can't argue with. I just think this particular story, while wrong, was blown out of proportion a little bit.
picklerick
New York Rangers
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 03.01.2018

May 10 @ 8:43 PM ET
What’re the odds we trade for jack drury now
aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 10 @ 8:54 PM ET
What’re the odds we trade for jack drury now
- picklerick


lol. Looks like hes projected to be a middle 6 center.
Fenrir
New York Rangers
Location: Jesus saves! Satan picks up the rebound...AND SCORES!!, NJ
Joined: 04.02.2015

May 10 @ 9:38 PM ET
lol. Looks like hes projected to be a middle 6 center.
- aecliptic

If he's good at faceoffs, I'll take it!
picklerick
New York Rangers
Location: New York, NY
Joined: 03.01.2018

May 10 @ 9:48 PM ET
If he's good at faceoffs, I'll take it!
- Fenrir


This was not meant to be serious. Keep it in your pants
Fenrir
New York Rangers
Location: Jesus saves! Satan picks up the rebound...AND SCORES!!, NJ
Joined: 04.02.2015

May 10 @ 9:53 PM ET
This was not meant to be serious. Keep it in your pants
- picklerick

Too late!
nyrangers9479
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.08.2013

May 11 @ 12:01 AM ET
What’re the odds we trade for jack drury now
- picklerick

Think they’ll take Olaf for him? Olaf was drafted before him which makes him better. What a dumb fing pick even 3 years later.
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

May 11 @ 5:47 AM ET
Joey Keane debuted for Carolina last night, actually had more TOI than Brady Skjei

Gauthier for Keane may be one that comes back to haunt us a bit down the road

but Keane still wouldn't be ahead of Lundqvist, Schneider, Jones on our depth chart

the one thing that sucks is that Keane is still exempt from expansion draft while Gauthier isn't
Tonybere
New York Rangers
Location: ON
Joined: 02.04.2016

May 11 @ 7:40 AM ET
Joey Keane debuted for Carolina last night, actually had more TOI than Brady Skjei

Gauthier for Keane may be one that comes back to haunt us a bit down the road

but Keane still wouldn't be ahead of Lundqvist, Schneider, Jones on our depth chart

the one thing that sucks is that Keane is still exempt from expansion draft while Gauthier isn't

- jimbro83


It is nothing, Jim.
There isn’t room for either of them to do more than fill in for injured players here. And I am fine with Seattle ending our discussions about Gauthier.
aecliptic
New York Rangers
Location: Brooklyn
Joined: 06.17.2010

May 11 @ 8:17 AM ET
JD and Torts to Buffalo? Is it worth putting any stock into this?

If this happens, you think JD will give Dolan the ..!., and tell him he will never trade Eichel to the Rangers? OR if he does, knowing how desperately Dolan wants Eichel undresses the franchise for pieces? Or do they not trade Eichel at all and Eichel sees JD and Torts as a possible changing of culture in Buffalo.
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