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DickieDunn

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#2578149 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by DickieDunn on Today, 02:07 AM

Sometimes I like to call abdelkader "Apple Fritter."

Apple Smacker




#2577953 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 12:30 PM

According to LeBrun Leafs wanted Mantha and a pick so yeah that's a no go if they don't come down on their asking price Phaneuf will not be a Wing.

1 2016, Jurco and Marchenko would have been my offer if they were willing to retain salary.

They weren't, and Phaneuf is in no way a $7 mil player. Any GM who takes that contract without trading an equally bad one is dumb


#2577939 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 12:09 PM

Mod warning in 3...2...1....

Back on topic more or less, the talk was that Toronto would not retain salary for Kessel Phaneuf or Lupul, and they wanted blue chip prospects and first rounders for them. That's why none were moved. Of their position doesn't change they won't be moved in the summer either.


#2577933 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 12:01 PM

Marchenko is at best their 7th best d-man. He will sit when everyone is healthy. His shooting hand doesn't trump ability.


#2577862 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 01:51 AM

With Cole coming in there's no room. It's not like he was tearing things up anyway. He gets more goals in the A because the goalies are worse and he has more time to uncork his slapper, pure and simple. NHL d don't give him the time and NHL goalies don't have as many holes.


#2577856 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on Yesterday, 12:21 AM

When everyone is healthy there is no way Marchenko plays over anyone. Nor should he.


#2577582 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 March 2015 - 01:41 PM

Paneuf might get his crap together here, but that's a lot of money and term for might.


#2576924 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 08:50 PM

Backman was a long shot to ever play in Detroit and Janmark might end up as a second or third line center in 3 years. Cole helps now and the Wings have plenty of prospects as good or better than the kids they traded. This is a good trade all around.


#2576520 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 01:01 PM

So send out a guy to hurt the team that's beating us?  Classy.




#2576474 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 07:00 AM

We have a pretty young team right now so I kind of expect to see that kind of instability to a degree, and its been nice that our guys have been resilient and confident enough to consistently claw back and walk away with points.  But I do agree that its something that the coaching staff and the team as a whole should address.  The playoffs are a tighter game of hockey, and its going to be much more difficult to win games after blowing the lead.  At the very least the Wings are gaining the confidence that they can do it, so maybe it'll turn out to be a blessing in disguise that they keep blowing leads (and winning).

 

 

You should send them all e-mails.  I don't think they've thought about it at all.  I bet Babcock just shrugs and says "well, we won, who cares if it was a little sloppy and we gave up 3 straight goals.  No biggie."




#2576473 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 06:40 AM

OK, let's be honest here. It was never him vs Clearly. It was between him and Jurco, Pulks, and our other young forwards that are upcoming. Cleary will be gone, most likely, after this season. Nestrasil would have been there, being another bottom 6er. And then we have to lose him or Jurco next season. There wasn't much to do with him. He wasn't going to make the Wings roster full time and he couldn't stay in GR. You can't trade a player with that little value either.


 
Not saying it was him vs. Cleary. Thing is, Cleary should'nt have been resigned in the first place. He's taking up a roster spot for nothing. Played 13 games this season, making $1.5 million. Great value.

Cleary was brought back more for what he brings off ice. Babcock and the players all talk about his leadership. He's the 14th forward and the team has plenty of cap space. He is a non issue.


#2575815 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

Best part of the deadline tomorrow is going to be the end of the "Petry is from Michigan and his dad played for the Tigers, so the Wings should get him" stuff.




#2575814 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

Ever try Maple Leafs Tea?  It costs a fortune, but doesn't come with a Cup.  :yowza:




#2575802 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 February 2015 - 12:27 PM

 

Of course, but there's more to it than that. Even when he is healthy he's a soft floater. Did'nt mean to turn this into a Franzen thread. lol


 

Thing is, I think he can do better. Or at least up his physical game.

 

Stop hoping for him to be what he isn't, accept him for what he is, you'll be a lot less frustrated.




#2575741 Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 February 2015 - 11:58 PM

Look at him in the playoffs last year and you will see what I'm seeing. He drove Quick nuts. Tough guy to move. Net front presence, certainly an upgrade over Andersson. Going to need size in the playoffs. Sheppard is a nice piece who still has room to grow. Rumor says he can be had for pick. One of this teams biggest needs is size, other than a RH Dman. He is an upgrade that can be had for cheap.

 

So he's an upgrade over a guy who's a reserve when everyone is healthy.  Wow, what a great endorsement.