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#2676668 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Stamkos at anything close to reasonable.

Backes for 4 years or less.

There are a few other guys who could bring some size and toughness and not just be punchers if they signed for a shorter term deal.

On defense, get a real legit top pair guy or go with what they have. We don't need another #4 caliber D.


#2676638 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 May 2016 - 12:56 AM

Go big and get a high end player or stand pat and go with youth. No more mid level vets.


#2676599 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

 
 
The only point that I agree with you is that I don't want any of the UFA Center's except Stamkos or Richards shortterm and for less money. They're all either useless or too old. I also don't think that Holland will be able to trade for a good 2nd line Center. But we'll see...
 
edit: I'd really like Brouwer though. Big, tough and versatile as he can play center. If he doesn't necessarily seek longterm, I'd like Holland to explore that.

You say you want Richards but not others because they're too old and worthless in the same post. If you want Richards back at any price you're ok with old and useless.


#2676550 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

So they can't get better at faceoffs? Glendening went from putrid to good in one offseason, I'm sure AA and Larkin can be at least adequate with a little work.


#2676489 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 May 2016 - 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.


#2674918 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 May 2016 - 07:23 PM

Radulov will teach the kids to snort lines of coke off strippers' asses. Or the other vets teach them the right way and they all think Radulov is a moron. But you know, they'll automatically follow the new guy instead of the guys who have been around forever.


#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.