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#2489742 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 March 2014 - 09:29 PM

Franzen plays like an animal when wearing the "A"

#2489700 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

That Franzen's so hot right now


#2489409 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 04 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

@TSNBobMcKenzie: RT @RichNairn9: 

#Coyotes have acquired a 2nd round draft choice in 2014 from Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Dmen David Rundblad & Mathieu Brisebois.

Chicago quietly nabbing an under performing young talent with a RH shot. Good move here. If Rundblad turns it around for them like leddy they will be laughing. Their 2nd is pretty much a 3rd.

#2488745 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 03 March 2014 - 09:02 AM


Our draft position will be about what it was last year. You can quote me on that when the time comes. This team will make the playoffs, and I like their chances getting beyond the first round if they can finish within the top 3 of their division. Another thing I think they will accomplish.  

Well we did pretty well with that pick last year... Mantha.

#2488440 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

I just hope holland doesn't feel like he has to resign him cause he basically promised cleary he'd resign him after the cap went back up .... Feel bad for cleary cause he was loyal and turned down more money but it's time to go

We can give him a job within the organization if he wants one. That would be fair. He is pretty much done in the NHL.

#2488435 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

Snipit from the article:

"Daniel Cleary did not practice Saturday due to an unspecified illness. He was limping and needed a cart to get from the dressing room to the parking lot."

Someone say LTIR to clear up more space to acquire someone?

I can't see how Holland can justify re-signing this guy. He isn't even playing and is injured (I thought he was just sick at first). So ineffective even as a depth player. 

#2488267 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

I went to the Griffins vs Abbotsford Heat game last night. Pukks was every where scoring 2goals, and Jarnkok looked real good. Almquist showed great vision and skil.

I can see why teams would want them in trade, and I'd be ok packaging them in the right deal.

I'd think Nyquist is untouchable, and it would take a big name to pry Tatar lose.

Jarnkrok is exploding. 6 points in last 2 games. 19 points in last 15 games. 

#2487336 2/27 GDT : Red Wings 6 at Senators 1, Franzen w/Hat Trick

Posted by dirtydangles on 27 February 2014 - 04:18 PM

What does Nyquist have to do to get some respect? Scores the game winner and plays hard last game and he gets 4th line duty to start again. Meanwhile Cleary hasn't played in forever and has done nothing in recent memory to garner playing on the 1st line. Babs is probably just trying to be fair to some of the older guys before he benches them again during the playoff push. 


The obvious choice to me was to have Glendening in on the bottom line and Nyquist on 1st line. 

#2486936 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 26 February 2014 - 06:07 PM

Nyquist - Dats - Abdelkader (babs likes the big body)

Franzen - Helm - Alfredsson

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendening - Eaves


That is who I would start based on recent performances. Soon enough Weiss comes in and takes a spot on the 4th to get going.

#2486617 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 25 February 2014 - 12:06 AM

Does anyone watch a lot of Griffins and know how he's scoring these? Is he straight roofin missles? Or is he just hunting rebounds in front of the net?

For the first time in his career he has less PIM's than number of games played, and is doing his best scoring. Maybe he's just not in the box as much anymore??? He only has 8 assists though, which is a bit concerning. Truly skilled players usually have a bit more than 8 in 54 games.

Last 2 were a tip in and a garbage rebound both off of Almquist slapshots.

#2486613 2014 draft thoughts.

Posted by dirtydangles on 24 February 2014 - 11:50 PM

Jarnkrok has been increasing production lately 13 points in last 13 games. I think he will be fine. When you see him on the ice he looks dangerous often (especially on PP) and always looks to play it safe to prevent odd man rushes (which is why his point production is lower). After watching the griffins over the olympic break I am less worried about him panning out. Also he would benefit from Mantha on his wing. 

#2486263 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 22 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

I'd rather put Q on forward than trade for that over the hill POS Ryan Smyth.  Like stated numerous times, Ryan Smyth = Danny Cleary.

Ryan Smyth is worse than clear at this point. I'd trade Q to them for a pick though - no need for aging piles of flaming garbage coming back.

#2484798 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by dirtydangles on 17 February 2014 - 08:07 PM

When I hear statements about the players being "paid" during the olympics it makes me think directly of elementary and high school teachers (in canada at least) who get paid during the summer even though they don't work during that time. The pay is spread out over the year and even though they are earning it all in a 10 month span - they aren't paid it all as they earn it so they get money during the summer. 


This isn't really in response to anyone in particular - I just think its not as simple as saying NHL players are the only career where you can get paid while you aren't directly working for it. 

#2483921 If we become sellers...

Posted by dirtydangles on 14 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

if the injuries to Z Pav and Mule are more serious than thought, would the front office ever entertain the idea of cashing in on them to contenders?

No. Maybe Franzen but no to Z and Dats. They are so valuable to teach the next generation of wings. Also their cap hits are too high for most contenders to deal with. We would need a 1C or top 5 pick coming back for this to make any sense at all.

#2483719 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 13 February 2014 - 08:55 PM

How do we feel about our own Brendan Smith? Keeper? Dud? Too early to say?

If Smith was playing on the PP regularly everyone would be high on this kid. He is restricted from doing what he does best.