DickieDunn

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  1. Should The Wings Re-Sign Mike Green?

    Daley was better. He didn't put up as many points but got no PP time, and was better defensively. That said, if Green signs for a 1 year deal without a NTC, fine. But I doubt that happens. I fully expect at least 3 years at $5 mil+
  2. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    even if trading AA and that pick gets a #2 or 3 d-man, later 1st rounders don't generally amount to much on average, and that caliber of a d-man is more valuable than a 15-20 goal winger.
  3. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    AA and Vegas' 1st might get a quality d-man.
  4. Holland and Blashill expected to return

    Well, if an employee is under contract, then the team has the right to deny permission to discuss another job. If the employee's contract is up, there's no moral, ethical, or business related reason for other potential employees to speak to him or her about another job. It's not poaching or hypocrisy, it's business, especially when there's such a small number of people in said business and who are good at their jobs.
  5. Holland and Blashill expected to return

    Are people here really getting upset with guys leaving for new jobs where they're getting more money and a promotion? It's part of business.
  6. Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Nyquist is what he is, and what I figured he'd be. Some people got over hyped about him, and now that he's not matching up to that he "sucks" in their eyes. His contract isn't that bad, either. AA is all flash and no substance. He needs to figure out that there's more to hockey than speed and highlight reel goals.
  7. Holland and Blashill expected to return

    I have no confidence in anyone in the front office, Draper and Martin included. They're part of the decline. That being said, I'll wait until I see what Holland does before going full "screw you guys, I'm going home." Right now I'm about 90% there. if Holland actually looks like he's rebuilding and avoids signing middle of the road vets to 3 year deals and leaves spots wide open for rookies to win, I'll back away from the edge a bit. If he continues as he has the last few years, I don't know how much I'm going to be able to make myself care about the team next year. At that point I think the only thing that will get through to ownership is an empty arena and record low local TV ratings.
  8. Whipping Boy

    IIRC he cut it on someone's tooth and it got infected.
  9. Whipping Boy

    I think he's afraid of getting hurt. After his finger got infected after a fight his physical play really dropped off.
  10. Whipping Boy

    I kind of feel sorry for Nielsen. Blashill has anchored him with grinders all year and fans are ripping on him for not scoring more. He's doing the job the coach has assigned him, I think if he was given an offensive role he'd be better. Still shouldn't have signed him, but his point totals aren't his fault
  11. Holland and Blashill expected to return

    IF he really means it and avoids anymore 3+ year contracts to guys 29+ years old who aren't going to be much use in 2 or 3 years, I'll cut him some slack. If he brings Green back for 3+ years with a NTC, signs another Nielsen type forward, etc. I'll burn him in effigy. Sign Witkowski/Booth level players to low salary one year contracts and let the kids compete for the jobs. If they show they're ready, put them on the team over the vets, otherwise the old guy gets an NHL job for awhile until someone pushes past them. Any signings need to be placeholders who are easily waived.
  12. Whipping Boy

    Not by scouts, but by a certain segment of the fan base that always goes overboard for prospects. The same ones who thought Tatar and Nyquist would be the next Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Ericsson was going to be a top pair guy because Babcock compared him to Pronger once, and Mrazek was going to win a ton of Vezinas.
  13. Whipping Boy

    This is exactly what I expected. Mantha to be Franzen like and people to start complaining about him once they figured out he wasn't going to be the second coming of Shanahan. Bingo. "HE'S BIG! AND A LOCAL BOY! FUTURE TOP PAIR GUY MAYBE EVEN A #1!!!!!!" Oh, he's only an average 2nd pair guy? What a bum. MANTHA IS BIG AND SCORED A TON IN JUNIORS HE'S GONNA SCORE 50 GOALS A YEAR IN THE NHL AND HIT AND FIGHT AND BE MEAN AND NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, he's going to score 25-30 goals and go stretches where he looks invisible and not use his size like a wrecking ball? He's a bum.
  14. Most players would be less than effective under this moron coach
  15. http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2018/03/ken_holland_expected_to_return.html#incart_river_index