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#2683614 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 11:15 PM

Datsyuk was the best all around forward in the NHL in his prime years. He should get it.


#2683607 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 07:16 PM

The moves Holland as been making aren't geared towards winning the Cup, they're geared towards just making the playoffs and keeping the band together. If a GM can't move on from guys like Helm and Miller, who can he move on from?


#2683471 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 July 2016 - 11:13 AM

Not the pairings necessarily that I agree with on WIIM, but the point they drive home is important. Our PK is nothing but garbage shot blocking. We need to change that and make it more of a threat to the opposing team like it once used to be. Doug Houda turned Patrice Bergeron and Marchand into an excellent PKers (Marchand has 19 SH goals... jesus). I hope he brings that philosophy here. 

I think the lack of short handed goals is as much higher a result of the play it safe and don't take risks strategy of Babs and Blash. They need to turn some of these guys loose instead of making them play like robots.


#2683453 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2016 - 10:30 PM

Anyone who thinks Mantha or AA has a chance of making the opening night roster barring injuries hasn't been paying attention for the last 7 years


#2683449 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2016 - 09:05 PM

Yeah well if the youngins want a spot they have to earn it like Larkin did what's the big deal? Worst case scenario is they play after a huge nosedive or they don't get their chance because everyone is playing better

Because history has shown that 99% of the time the kid loses the roster spot even if he out plays vets.


#2683372 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 July 2016 - 08:42 PM

Helm's stone hands would kill that line's production. Of course, they'll kill any line's production.


#2683317 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 July 2016 - 09:50 PM

Does anybody find it disturbing that these two haven't signed yet? I know their hearings are coming up, but doesn't it just show that maybe Holland is trying to lowball? That being said, we only have about $8M left after LTIR.

Boy, that $3.8M to a 4th liner sure looks great now!

No, rfa deals can take awhile


#2683313 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

Getting Fowler would require Uncle Kenny to trade one of his boys, he'll never do it.


#2683233 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 09:09 PM

The issue isn't necessarily about Glendening, it's about having several young forwards who are at least potentially NHL players in the next 2-3 years and Holland handing out 4 year or more contracts to guys who could easily be replaced and refusing to trade anyone else because it's hard.


#2683227 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

Draper was a good shut down defender. The grind line wasn't constantly penned in the D zone like Glendening and Miller are. Just because he defends all the time doesn't mean he's a shut down center.

And nobody is going to trade for a guy like Glendening., especially at that cap hit


#2683204 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 03:28 PM

We have a lit if good young forwards in the minors and juniors, so I'm going to give a bunch of mid and low keep NHL players long term deals so the kids can't make the team. - Ken Holland


#2683113 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 July 2016 - 10:57 PM

Zetterberg Larkin Nyquist
Vanek Nielsen Tatar
Helm Sheahan Abdelkader
Miller Glendening

Those are more or less locks to be regulars. Frk is this year's Pulk. Big AHL numbers, lacks things he needs to be a good NHL player, but will probably start with the team. Jurco probably gets the other 4th line spot, square peg in the round hole. Ott probably makes the team. That's the 14 forwards. Holland will stammer about how Mantha, AA, and maybe a couple other guys are good enough but won't play a top nine role because of numbers and trading is hard, like, really REALLY hard and you have to give up a good player to get anything of value back and he won't do that, so they'll be riding the bus in GR. The defense will be a fuster cluck, Jensen will be waived to much crying and clear, whoever loses out of Marchenko, XO, and Sproul will get claimed. A rumor will leak out that whoever gets lost on waivers threatened to go to Europe instead of GR and fans will cry about him for a year until everyone figures out he's nothing special anyway.


#2682982 Revisiting the 2011 Entry Draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 July 2016 - 01:40 PM

Jurco's problem is Blashcock pounding a square peg into a round hole. He's a skilled player being told to play like a plug.


#2682548 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

I thought Sarijaarvi was projected to be a stud?

There were people who thought Almquist was going to be really good.


#2682495 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 July 2016 - 08:58 PM

ain't that sumthin' we all can agree on"..." Good ol' time hockey, eh?

Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Toe Blake, Gordie Howe!!!