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#2676489 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 08:57 PM

Abdelkader isn't nearly skilled enough to center a scoring line. AA and Larkin at center will mean growing pains, but one or both gave to be top end centers if this team has any chance of not being terrible in the next few years. Both are natural centers and both gave more skill than Abdelkader. Sink or swim time.


#2676353 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 May 2016 - 05:25 PM

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, that's why I'm pooping on company time.


#2676314 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

Yet Nyquist didn't improve and sank to Abbys production. We've got a $4.75 million contract scoring 17 goals and your concern is the guy who scored 19 and does everything else. Didn't you criticise this idea in Mantha's thread? "If a guy scores and doesn't do much else vs someone who can do everything else".

I like guys like Abdelkader. It's stupid to pay them that much on that long of a deal. Generally the idea of a long contract is to either lock up an elite player or to lower the cap hit for a lesser player. His deal does neither, and he's approaching the age where players like him tend to start breaking down. In three years I think we're going to be seeing him playing 60 Games on the 4th line scoring 8-10 goals, not hitting as much, and soaking up way too much cap.


#2676206 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 May 2016 - 08:44 PM

If they bring Richards back as a player I'm going to track Holland down and kick him in the balls so hard his kids get headaches.


#2676159 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 May 2016 - 10:46 AM

Stamkos is a no brainier if he was willing to sign in Detroit. People defend Abdelkader's deal then say one of the best players in the game isn't worth a huge deal


#2676100 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 May 2016 - 01:32 PM

Praise was never close to as good as Stamkos.


#2675121 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 May 2016 - 07:12 PM

I'm offended be people being offended, words hurt you know. I'll be in my safe space if anyone needs me.


#2675033 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 May 2016 - 07:14 PM

A lot of NHL players can score 20 goals if you put them in the right situation. The question is what else can they do? With Pulk, the answer is not much.


#2675007 Calder finalists

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 May 2016 - 04:09 PM

Are people really upset Larkin isn't a finalist? He's not one of the three best rookies. Period.


#2674729 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 May 2016 - 09:26 AM

1) the Skankees also charge more than an average mortgage to take your family to a game. They don't need the revenue.

2) Corporate naming rights are the norm, and it could have been worse.

3) It doesn't matter what they call it, if the team is good it will be packed, of the team sucks it will be empty.


#2674313 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 April 2016 - 07:07 PM

What I expected


#2673850 Ownership shows Support for Kenny Holland

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 April 2016 - 01:39 PM

 
If you think this class is weak, wait until next year.  Lots of 35+ players contracts expiring and not much else.  Hedman will be a UFA next year, but I can't imagine he'll make it that far especially if Stamkos does leave TB.
 
 
In today's NHL, who would be willing to part with a top pairing defenseman?  I agree that we need a stud d-man, but who are you thinking about getting that anyone would be willing to part with?  PK Subban?  Shea Weber?  Ryan Suter?  Kris Letang?  Alex Pieterangelo?  Drew Doughty?  Erik Karlsson?  Those are some of the best in the league right now and I can't imagine any of them moving even if we offered Dylan Larkin.  Even if we were able to swing a deal for one of those guys or some other top tier d-man, that's not really going to fix the problem.  The unit as a whole isn't very good.   The UFA defensemen aren't great, but they're better than what we currently have and I think several minor upgrades would be in our best interest considering the unavailability of top tier d-men around the league.

Trouba might be available. The Jets have 3 defensemen with a nmc, they'll either have to expose Trouba or only protect 4 forwards as it stands now, assuming the PA gets their way and players with a nmc have to be protected. Unless they make a deal with the expansion team(s) they'd lose someone they really don't want to lose. Trading Trouba or convincing one of the others to waive their clause is their best option.


#2673103 Pavel Datsyuk Career Appreciation Thread (Mod Warning Post #40)

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 April 2016 - 10:20 PM

I always liked it when someone was going to hit him and he'd move so they'd hit a teammate instead


#2672989 I Hate Jeff Blashill because ...

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

That look on his face when things go wrong


#2672035 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 April 2016 - 07:38 AM

Sharp and Zetterberg is an apples to oranges comparison. Beyond what theyean to the team, Sharp doesn't have a big recapture penalty if he retires early, and if the Wings traded Zetterberg, why would he do them a favor by playing the LTIR game when he decides to hang them up?