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DickieDunn

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In Topic: AA

17 August 2016 - 05:53 PM

AA should be playing. Period.

Plus 10000000000000

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 August 2016 - 07:23 PM

 
Which is exactly what we did.  Traded Fleishmann and Matthias, but not Datsyuk and Homer.  So what are you complaining about?  You're advocating for the EXACT trade strategy employed by our current management.
 
Also, I wouldn't go touting the Fleishmann trade as if it was some kind of ideal.  We gained Lang, who underwhelmed in two seasons, and lost Fleishmann and a pick (that turned out to be Mike Green).  We'd have been MUCH better off not making that trade.  Which is EXACTLY my point.  The grass isn't always greener when trading prospects for established talent. 

Lang scored 62 and 52 points in his two full seasons here, that's pretty good.

The issue I have with Holland is that he doesn't make those trades anymore. He could have traded any number of guys who never turned out to be as good as hoped to bring in players to improve the team, but won't.

In Topic: AA

16 August 2016 - 07:03 PM

My question to that would be, will players be given the opportunity to elevate their game?... Or will we rely on the vets and "defensive specialists" again?...

Unless Trashill becomes his own man instead of Babs Jr. The kids have no real shot

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 August 2016 - 06:57 PM

Beyond that, nobody said every prospect SHOULD be traded, or that a top prospect should be traded for a small upgrade. But that's where a GM needs to have an understanding of his own talent pool, so you know you can trade Fleischmann or Matthias but not Datsyuk or even a guy like Homer.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

16 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

A second pair D is more valuable than a small one dimensional 45 point winger