Rick D

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    Rick D reacted to kliq in 2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)   
    I definitely see what you are saying, but when your friend is the best option out there, you are doing a disservice to the team by not hiring him. This isnt a situation where Yzerman is hiring a no name to coach simply because they are friends.
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    Rick D reacted to LeftWinger in 2021 Off-Season (Too Soon?)   
    I hope so, but just like any other business venture, you shouldn't hire your friends or family to do the job because one day you will have to fire them. Of course, there probably isn't anyone that isn't or hasn't been a friend to Yzerman. I'm still holding out hope on Larionov. Currently he is HC of the Russian junior team.
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    Rick D reacted to marcaractac in Dekeyser's Value   
    Dekeyser can easily be replaced with another Stecher-level signing next summer. Time to move on from Holland-era mediocrity. Not to mention Johansson might be ready to make the jump by then.
    Hell, even Cholowski passed Dekeyser in usefulness at this point. I'm actually shocked at how quietly responsible he was in most recent stint.
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    Rick D reacted to marcaractac in Dekeyser's Value   
    I think Staal did a good job of showing that Dekeyser is just not good. 
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    Rick D reacted to Gniwder in Dekeyser's Value   
    DK is Ericsson level overpaid. Bad defenseman.
    20 pts a season. Never does anything remotely impressive defensively. Another warm body. Collecting $5 mil a year.
    Buh bye. Sign anyone younger.
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    Rick D reacted to ely s in Dekeyser's Value   
    A healthy DDK, with no lingering issues, is someone I wouldn´t mind having on the team, but unfortunately he is never really healthy. So take a pick for him at next years deadline, if you get one, and let him go.
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    Rick D reacted to marcaractac in Dekeyser's Value   
    When his contract ends, it's good bye. Don't care of he is willing to play for league minimum. He can be easily replaced with someone better. 
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    Rick D reacted to Gniwder in 5/5 - Fight Night GDT - Tom Wilson @ NY Rangers - 7PM EDT   
    Folks forget Wilson is a former #16 overall pick. 50 pt enforcer. They are rare these days and I would kill to have a player like this on the wings.
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    Rick D reacted to The 91 of Ryans in 5/5 - Fight Night GDT - Tom Wilson @ NY Rangers - 7PM EDT   
    He did well against Wilson. Good for him. 
    IF (again, if) a guy like Johansson makes the NHL roster next season, I could see them wanting a bit of juice back there. Smith fits the bill. 
    But my god, he's just such a dummy.......
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    Rick D reacted to The 91 of Ryans in In the System - Prospects: Defensemen   
    I'm wondering here if anyone's actually watched Hronek play this season? 
    0 real goals, a s***-ton of secondary assists, can't get a shot through traffic and so on.....
    On a contender, especially in 5-7 years, the guy's a 3rd pair D-man if he's even still around.
    Most overrated player on the team. 
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    Rick D reacted to marcaractac in In the System - Prospects: Defensemen   
    You're ignoring the fact that he is playing against the opposition's best every game. He is a second pairing dman in a first pairing role and not totally failing at it. Has struggled recently, but he is also banged up and clearly out of gas. 
    He's basically the leading scorer on the team outside of Vrana. Not the greatest at running a pp, but he is all we have for that role right now. 
    On a contender, especially in 5 years, will be in his prime and very much a legit top 4 dman (not that he isn't already) who will absolutely still be around. 
    Most under appreciated player on the team.  
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    Rick D reacted to GMRwings1983 in In the System - Prospects: Defensemen   
    When are we having a thread about goaltending prospects?..............................oh wait, I forgot.  
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    Rick D reacted to blueadams in In the System - Prospects: Defensemen   
    1.  Seider.  Hard to find someone who doesn't think he's going to be a legit top-pair NHL dman.
    2.  Hronek.  Solid on D.  Sick shot.  Minutes-eater.  Solid puck-mover.  Hard to find someone who thinks he isn't already a solid...at least...2nd pair NHL dman.
    3.  Johansson.  Most underrated player in the entire system, IMO.  He actually has potential to be better than Seider I think.  Looks like Quinn Hughes in recent footage.
    4/5.  Wallinder/Tuomisto.  Both boom or bust types IMO.  Could be top-liners, 2nd, 3rd or nada.  Lots of development to be seen here.
    6/7.  Viro/Sebrango.  Hard to imagine either not eventually being solid 3rd pair NHL dmen.  Viro's ceiling being higher.
    McIsaac seems to be looking at a pretty up-hill battle at this point, with his injuries and all this competition.  Cholo and Lindstrom either get their chance next yr, or probably never.  Berglund is still very interesting to me as a potential depth guy down the road.  Cooper Moore I'm very interested in.  Cotton too.
    All in all..  a very wonderful base group of prospects to build on with all these picks coming up.
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    Rick D reacted to F.Michael in Detroit Jersey   
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    Rick D reacted to Gniwder in Detroit Jersey   
    Much cheaper and high quality here (I've ordered from them before): www.sportsk.com/detroitredwings/zetterberg
    They ship to most countries. Make sure yours is on the list.
    They have some pretty dope unique Detroit jerseys too. Thinkin' about ordering that new DBoss one they posted lol Looks tight.
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    Rick D reacted to LeftWinger in In the System - Prospects: Centres   
    https://www.mlive.com/redwings/2021/04/red-wings-eager-to-see-joe-veleno-before-season-winds-down.html
     
    Honestly, I wouldn't be opposed to moving Larkin to wing. 
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    Rick D reacted to Gniwder in 4/22 - Good Guys v. Dirty Jim's Dallas Stars GDT @ The Pizza Palace 7:30 Pm EDT   
    >Larkin out
    >Bertuzzi out
    >Nielsen out
    >Fabbri out
    >Ryan out
    Guess Brome will be getting recalled as Veleno isn't cleared to play yet
    There goes my money...
     
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    Rick D reacted to nyqvististhefuture in 4/22 - Good Guys v. Dirty Jim's Dallas Stars GDT @ The Pizza Palace 7:30 Pm EDT   
    Dylan larkin is out tonight
     
    looks like another beating coming our way
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    Rick D reacted to marcaractac in Players who might be available due to expansion draft   
    We're not gonna be in the running for Wright or Bedard. I get wanting to be, but we won't. Next year's draft is stacked in general. A top 10 pick next year will net a great player. 
    Successful teams also find steals with late first and second round picks. We have to hit on a couple of those if we're gonna become perennial contenders. 
    We might not get McDavids or Crosbys. But that also means we wont be spending 10+ million on multiple players and can afford to maintain depth. Look what happened to Chicago once Toews and Kane started their big deals. They won cups with the help of insane depth, and now miss the playoffs every year despite still having their 'core'. Give me guys like Necas or O'Reilly. That leads to the ability to maintain depth and be in it every year. Look at Carolina, for example.  
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    Rick D reacted to Gniwder in 4/22 - Good Guys v. Dirty Jim's Dallas Stars GDT @ The Pizza Palace 7:30 Pm EDT   
    Went to the nino last night and put $145 down on the game. No parlays. $362 payout for a straight up Detroit win in regular, OT, or shootout.
    Hopefully this doesn't jinx me
    Lez go boyos
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    Rick D reacted to kipwinger in Players who might be available due to expansion draft   
    My point is that JVR will be left unprotected, not Nolan Patrick. Count on it. But either way, Nolan Patrick sucks. He wasn't really all that good when he was drafted, and he's injured constantly now. There's nothing he could do for us that Joe Veleno or Michael Rasmussen couldn't do as well or better.
    Secondly, people have to get past this "if we get better we're not going to get a top pick" mentality. If we keep bottoming out every year we're going either A) waste the careers of good young players, or B) begin to lose good players to trade requests/free agency. Sucking every year just to get top prospects is a terrible idea and doesn't seem to have helped Buffalo or Edmonton either. And the reason why is because they have a culture of losing and apathy that can't be changed just by drafting an Eichel or McDavid. I'd MUCH rather draft in the 10-15 range for the next couple years and hope to land a Martin Necas instead of losing year after year in hopes of landing a Jack Hughes.
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    Rick D reacted to Akakabuto in Red Wings Brass Believes This Will Be An Extended Rebuild   
    Pretty accurate on where we are at the moment imho.
    If we revisit this in a year from now and Raymond and Rasmussen has jumped up a tier we are looking good. 
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    Rick D reacted to The 91 of Ryans in Apathy - GDT - vs Dallas 4/19/21   
    I am ready to have this conversation. Although he looked hurt or exhausted last night. 
    edit: it's no secret that we need a #1C with more skill than Larkin
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    Rick D reacted to kipwinger in Apathy - GDT - vs Dallas 4/19/21   
    Here's a microcosm of the Wings' woes: Our shooters in the shootout were Larkin, Gagner, Erne, Svech, and Hronek. Those are apparently the most talented offensive players we had available lol. No wonder our scoring is in the toilet.
    Also, it's maybe time for us to have the uncomfortable conversation that Dylan Larkin is just not all that offensively talented. He needs to be taken off the half wall on the PP, he can't make plays AT ALL. Starting today Vrana would be in that spot for me.
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    Rick D reacted to Austrianwing in Apathy - GDT - vs Dallas 4/19/21   
    I feel bad for Hronek, but really this is a pretty good outcome keeping draft odds in mind