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#2664484 '16-'17 The Joe's Farewell Season

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

I was at the Silverdome for the Lions last game and Tiger Stadium its last year. I imagine I'll make it to a game.

#2664161 Stamkos out 1-3 months

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 April 2016 - 11:55 PM


#2663416 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 March 2016 - 10:32 PM

Trade Howard 

Because Mrazek has been so stellar down the stretch?

#2663259 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 March 2016 - 08:58 PM

Terrible defensive coverage all game, same old story.

#2662394 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 March 2016 - 12:09 AM


Tatar is second on the team in goals. Richards is the top point getter for our bottom two lines - which is where he plays. For a team that is lacking offense, maybe getting rid of those guys isn't a great idea.


And Tatar first on the team in running around like a 10 year old with ADD and choosing to skate through 3 defenders instead of passing to a wide open teammate.  Richards is mostly useless, top point getter for the bottom 2 lines is like being the tallest Munchkin in Oz.  Points aren't everything, and in the case of Tatar and Nyquist the benching is a wake up call to pull their heads out of their behinds and play the way they can.

#2662327 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 March 2016 - 04:08 PM

So tired of the team showing up and playing like they're a house league team who's just there to drink beer and get away from their women.

#2662040 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 March 2016 - 11:12 AM

One: the I'm always forgetting that damn
Two: Since when is the signing bonus capped?
Three: Trouba isn't even in his prime yet and offense isn't something a defender should be based on. Sure it's an nice asset but the first job is to clear the zone.
Four: Perfectly right keyword being right now who knows maybe he is going to be worth it in 2 years? Guy has so much potential
Five: Might be but given that the Wings can't find defensive gems maybe it's the best chance of landing another top pairing guy?
Six: Sell of some veterans problem solved
Seven: If done right they can be another tool to acquire help

One: max length deals are dangerous anyway

Two: Since always, or it would be circumvention.

Three: If you're paying a defenseman that much he'd better be a Norris caliber guy from the day you start paying him that.

Four:  Who knows what he's going to be worth in two years is right.  You might be paying a second pair guy $8 mil a year

Five: Trading 4 1st rounders for one guy is a bad idea, period.

Six: Can't sell what nobody is buying

Seven: Offer sheets are always matched unless the contract is so ridiculously bad the GM would be a complete moron for either offering it or matching it, that's why almost nobody does it.  That means it's not a tool that can be used to acquire help

#2661718 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 March 2016 - 08:29 AM

The thing with businesses is that there's never enough money. They could make more money than the rest of the league combined and priority will always be on revenue.


Mr. I. always said that you don't buy a pro team to get rich, you get rich to buy a pro team.  Christopher needs to learn that lesson if this is his idea of how to run the team.

#2660936 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 March 2016 - 06:10 PM

Guess they were just messing around in practice?
The Wheel Deal ‏@Bill_Roose  32s32 seconds ago

The #RedWings lines in pregame: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Larkin; Tatar-Datsyuk-Mantha; Nyquist-Sheahan-Athanasiou; Helm-Glendening-Richards.


#2660551 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 March 2016 - 11:42 PM

First fire Blashill. If an entire team falls off it's on the coach

#2658609 Larkin needs a rest

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 March 2016 - 09:23 PM

You really kind of had to reach on that one.  Quit complaining about Richards in every single thread.  Start a thread about him if you want.

So a mod can say there are 3 threads with complaints about Richards, we don't need another one?

Same thing has happened with Mrazek, not used to playing this many games at such a high level.  Problem is we need these guys to be good now, no time to rest. Suck it up future millionaires. 

Better to sit for two games and be rested than be worn down for all the games

#2657574 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 March 2016 - 08:29 PM

Zetterberg Datsyuk Abdelkader
Nyquist Larkin Jurco
Tatar AA Pulkkinen
Helm Glendening Sheahan.

Get the kids some ice time

#2657309 Toews or Kane

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 March 2016 - 01:16 AM

Kane is better offensively, Toews is the more complete player.

#2654898 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

Save this for halfway thru next season. You're going to see him in preseason next year and be surprised. Then after he has 15 goals thru 22 games in GR next year and gets called up, you're going to eat your crow hard. The guy has turned it around big time. Watch the Grifs games and you will see.

Same thing was said about Pulkkinen

#2654732 Where Are The Point Getters?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 February 2016 - 10:11 PM

Nyquist is too soft and Tatar thinks he's a lot better than he is. The rest of them are either kids who aren't progressing or older guys who are declined