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DickieDunn

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#2536568 Flames adding Truculence...Yonkman, Gillies PTO

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 September 2014 - 08:38 AM


 
See, to me, you say that like it’s something to be proud of. Any team can take a crack at theses two if they are prepared to suck a whole ton of ass for a year. 
 
Maybe I’m misreading your tone. If so I apologize. 
 
I know some people wish the Wings would just tank and get some top 5 picks but I’d be more proud, as a fan, if this team was able to get back into contention without really breaking stride. 


 
Nah that's not what I'm trying to say but I really understand what Burkie is trying to do here. He knows his team won't be even close to playoff contention so he goes out and brings in a bunch of tough guys not only for entertainment but also for protection (Gaudreau is heavily undersized and the rats would have taken advantage of him) but now there are some big SOBs looking over his shoulder :-)
. It's year two of their rebuild and let's be honest players like Eichel and McDavid aren't there every year so I can understand why teams want to get them.
 
Is tanking something to be proud of ? Of Course not -at least not for me- but the league is making it harder and harder for teams like the Wings to ice a great roster. And yeah personally I'd rather be a bottom 5 team than one that barely misses the playoffs and get's some midrange picks.


It depends on why you're just making it. If the team is healthy and it's a talent issue thenajor changes need to be made. If it's because of injuries to all your top forwards then you need to look at the training staff.


#2536345 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 September 2014 - 05:13 PM

A lot less than I thought also now it's quite clear what cost the delay - lowballing.

 

If the guy continues to play this well his next contract will be a huge one that's for sure if he wants to stay. Danny gave a huge hometown discount here just so he can attend the camp what a player what a person..

 

So now he should be good to go for the camp book him a flight + room and let's start training camp.

 

 

Define "lowballing."  As has been stated multiple times, Dekeyser had almost no leverage, and there's not track record and few comparables.  He got a bit less than I thought, but not much.  And his next contract will only be a huge one if he developps offense and isn't passed by a couple other prospects.




#2536294 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 September 2014 - 12:24 PM

This is ALL on Holland.  He cannot continue to believe that players should take discounts because "We Are Detroit" or they are local kids.  The ONLY players that come here for discounts or re-sign here anymore are players that either have had their longer career's here or players that cannot get signed ny anyone else, plus, for some reason, Holland OVERPAYS his useless vet's and low-balls his top talented RFA's when the market dictates otherwise.  Danny D should get and deserves to get paid like comparable RFA defensemen out there PLUS get paid better than players that are WORSE than he is.  There is no way Danny D should deservedly get less money than Kindl, Quincey OR Ericsson.  Way to treat one of the ONLY players to choose Detroit over everyone else, even if it meant passing up better places to play.  Way to show this kid, who is arguably the best defenseman you have on the team (or don't have yet) that you intend to make him feel wanted for life.  I don't blame Danny if he just hold's out as long as it takes to get a deal, then split when he is a UFA.  Holland continues to prove to everyone that his priorities are out of whack.  He needs to give Danny a similar contract to Gardiner and then deal with waiving Q or K if it comes down to re-signing Alfie at an over-inflated contract.  Danny D is going to be the leader of the future D-Corps, now is not the time to sour your relationship with him...and I wouldn't doubt that behind closed doors, the relationship is going south...I only wish my buddy still dated his sister maybe I could get some inside thoughts on their opinions of Holland's negotiation tactics now! :lol:


DD is an undrafted player with less than a full season's worth of games played who has limited offensive upside and still has work to do defensively and getting stronger. Those aren't the guys you sign to 6 year $30 mil contracts.


#2536174 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 September 2014 - 10:31 PM

trading mrazek and keeping Howard would be the worst decision since "the choice." don't make another mistake like that!
 
btw, get DD signed! If you have to waive Q and K to free up enough money, do it. Danny is better than either of them.


Unless of course Mrazek is the next Blaine Lacher Jim Carey (not the actor) or Andrew Raycroft.


#2536136 Who should get cut/traded by game 1 of the season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 September 2014 - 08:40 AM

Cleary should never have gotten more than a tryout, but now he's going to play at least 10 games to get his bonus. I'd like to see Kindl moved out for a rookie. Miller is pretty good for a 4th liner so he should stay. Jurco showed enough last year that a roster spot should be his to lose.


#2536011 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

Lashoff is pretty solid for a 7 and still has some room to grow. I'm done with Kindl though.


#2536005 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 September 2014 - 06:12 PM

Kindl's issue is he's so inconsistent. My brother went to a lot of GR games his last year there and he said Kindl never looked like he belonged in the AHL. He always looked like he should have been in the ECHL or the NHL and nothing in between. That doesn't work at the top level.


#2535927 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 September 2014 - 08:42 AM

RFA players get less. Dekeyser isn't the #1 young D Dekeyser isn't a Norris candidate who will make or break the season. Quincey is not overpaid by much if at all based on the UFA market. Signing Quincey was not panic or knee jerk.


#2535662 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 September 2014 - 07:04 PM

 

I would love for that to happen. Unfortunate string of injuries, really is

 

If it was the same injury both years I'd be more worried.  Sports hernias can linger for a long time, once they figured out that's what he actually had, it wasn't really surprising that he missed the rest of the season.  Everything I've seen says that he's completely healed now and should be good to go.  As long as he doesn't try to hide another injury, he should be fine.




#2535565 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

This whole thing makes me think of that time Babs put Filppula on the wing.  I can't imagine this turning out any better.  Which isn't to say Fil was bad on the wing.  He was ok on the wing.  But I'd rather have a winger.  Plain and simple. 

The only year in Detroit Filppula scored more than 40 points was the year he spent most of his time on Zetterberg's wing.

Not when Datsyuk was healthy. A 4th line with Helm or Sheahan at center is far better than one with Glendening at center.Sheahan and Glendening are both natural wingers who can also take a FO. You're just nitpicking at this point.

Sheahan is a natural center. Glendening was a winger until last year when he started working at center to try and increase his value. I don't see why anyone can argue that he'd be better than either Sheahan or Helm.


#2535529 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

Glendening just isn't that good. He's Matt Ellis with better wheels. He's fine as a reserve, but that's about it. I'd rather balance the ice time between the lines more and have a third scoring line and a checking line playing about the same minutes as the game dictates. Helm can handle a role on a scoring line but I think he's better as a check line center. Andersson has some skill, but he's too slow and has zero grit. Callahan has never scores at any level until last year. Take into his low assist numbers and that screams fluke season. I think he can be a decent 4th liner, but you don't build a the trying to keep those guys. Ferraro has Drew Miller upside, if he ever even gets that good. Losing him will not hurt at all.


#2535384 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

That is very true. But that the Panther's arena is actually in Sunrise, Florida - pretty far from the tourist spots. If a Las Vegas team had an area in walking distance from the strip and your choice for the evening was between Carrot Top, Celine Dion and an NHL game I think they could take advantage of the tourists. Also, the hope would probably be that there would be that people would gamble on the game and then go watch it.

 

Again, I think it's a horrible idea, but (if the rumour is true) that is probably what bettman is thinking.

 

Tourists go to Vegas to see Celine Dion, Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, etc. along with gambling.  They don't go to see a hockey game.  Even if they do come from Detroit, or Toronto, or wherever to see their team play Vegas, they're not going to be buying $150 Las Vegas Regrets jerseys, and $20 hats, or the other merchandise.




#2535289 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 09:47 PM


outside the building is the sign..."you'll never find a more retched hive, of scum and villainy"


 
perfect for Vegas


And Sean Avery


#2535255 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

I'd buy that




#2535237 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Tuskan Raiders!  Yes!!!!!


The only problem is that they'd skate single file to hide their numbers, so they'd have horrible spacing.