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#2619446 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

While I don't think he sucks by any means, I am unconvinced his success will ever translate to the nhl. I hope I'm wrong. I just don't see it.


I've never thought that he'd be more than a 3rd line PP specialist, but the swings players take on here is beyond ridiculous.  They're the best ever, untouchable, gotta get them to the NHL right now until they're in the NHL, then their flaws are seen and they suck and will always suck.  I'd move Pulkkinen in a package for an upgrade somewhere, but just dumping him for no real reason like some people want is foolish.

#2619067 Depth chart for RW/Griffins

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 July 2015 - 10:43 AM

Until we see what Holland can do to move a defenseman or two out, it's impossible to say what the roster will be like.  Marchenko proved he can play in the NHL, Ouellet showed a lot of promise too and should be ok as an NHL player this coming season.  I'm not sure I'd be thrilled with seeing Quincey and Smith moved without bringing in an upgrade on D and going with both kids though.  That leaves them one big injury away from having Marchenko or Ouellet as a top 4 D for several weeks.  I don't know if either of them will ever be that good, much less their first full NHL season.


As fro his comments on Kindl and Smith, I don't read too much into what coaches and GMs say publicly.  They generally aren't going to say too many bad things and throw their guys under the bus.

#2617210 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2015 - 11:14 AM

Still no.

#2617208 The "enigmatic" Tomas Jurco: A Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2015 - 11:13 AM

I hope to see him and Pulk on the 3rd line with a decent center

#2616563 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 June 2015 - 09:55 AM

Ror wants out and I don't blame him. Avs wanted to low ball him since forever and now he t has a chance to finally get paid and appreciated by his new team.


No, The Avs have been wanting to pay ROR like a second line center, which he is, and ROR thinks he's as good as Toews and Stamkos.

#2616233 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

Go big or go home.  If they can't get a high end player somehow, let the younger guys fill bigger roles instead of signing some average player like Soderberg or any defenseman on the free agent market.

#2616229 Looking ahead to expansion draft ... If Vegas comes to the nhl etc

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 June 2015 - 11:55 AM

So you're protecting guys the Wings haven't even gotten yet?

#2615786 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 June 2015 - 04:38 PM

Honestly, I still reckon Weiss will be bought out. As for the D, I'd actually be pretty happy if they jettisoned Kindl, and gave Ouellet and Marchenko a permanent shot, and see what happens. 
As for Mantha, they should keep hold of him. If after a second season in the AHL, it's obvious he isn't what the Wings thought they had, then they can trade him. But you can't just trade him away because he had one bad year. 

It takes value to get value. If they trade Mantha it won't be giving up on him, it will be to get a good established player. I'm not sure why so many people don't understand this concept.

#2615772 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

I know.  Which is why he won't make 6 million +.  That's my point.  He scores more than a defensive d-man, and less than a pure offensive d-man.  

You make it sound like he has good production though. There's no way he's going to get much less than Petty or Niskanen, and he'll probably get a bit more. That's a lot of money for a guy with suspect defense that puts up pretty modest points for his ice time

#2615770 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 June 2015 - 12:25 PM

Waiving Kindl and eating the cap hit+ paying his replacement doesn't save much. There is zero reason to just dump him instead of keeping him as the 7th and zero reason to have a waiver eligible player sitting in the press box.

#2615663 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 June 2015 - 07:09 PM

Sharp is only signed for the next two years. He'll hit close to 25 goals for those two years plus is RH'd. If the asking price is reasonable then why not

Based on recent history he'll be doing good to hit 20 goals.

#2615642 REPORT: Axel Holmstrom Signs With Detroit

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

If his broken English is anything like his dad's we should be good for comedic effect.

No relation to Homer

#2615562 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

Yes but not to the point where their production on offense declines

That is the issue


Nyquist's production declined because there was no way in hell he could sustain what he did during that 2 month run over a full season.  He's good, but he's not a superstar.

#2615560 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 08:12 AM

Chicago is not going to trade Seabrook because that guy is a huge reason why Keith can do what he does all the time, jump in on the offense and score. When I'm thinking of Keith, Seabrook I'm thinking of a marginal lesser top pairing than what Weber/Suter were a few years ago.
Hawks will move a lot of players before Seabrook I think after Toews, Kane and Keith he is by far their most valuable player.
A few years ago the Wings had the chance to offer-sheet Pietrangelo with a Weberlike contract (before the new CBA) but didn't something I still can't understand till today. Sure Franson will cash in and I can see teams like Dallas, Calgary lining up with trucks of money for his services, maybe even Boychuck like :(

Because the Blues would have matched.

I agree that the Hawks probably won't move either of their top 2 D.

#2615540 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 12:34 AM

People not wanting us to overpay for free agents is dumb. The way the market it is, you will never be able to sign a guy below market value. So the Wings either overpay for someone they think fits or they will never sign a big name free agent again.


The secret is only overpaying for the right guys.  Nobody on the market now is worth overpaying.