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#2630228 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:45 AM

Should I let Lefty and Stumpy down the road teach me how to juggle chainsaws?

#2630225 Abdelkader named NHL's first star of week

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:35 AM

Hatterkader. Offer him 3 deals, 6x$3.75, 5x$4, 4x$4.5. Too much money for too long and it will bite us later

#2630224 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:31 AM

Hopefully the rest of the team gets going, they can't win forever with 3 players driving the offense.

#2630223 Interesting Article about NHL Veterans Not finding jobs

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:29 AM

Anyone with any sense at all saw this coming a mile away. It's the same in the NFL, stars get paid and you fill out the roster with cheap players as best you can.

#2628948 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 October 2015 - 09:08 PM

If he hadn't been trades he'd be scoring his goals in Sweden instead. Not any kind of loss

#2628791 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 October 2015 - 07:16 PM

What player would Janmark replace this year? Nobody. So he'd go back to Sweden. Who would he replace next year? Mantha? AA? Bertuzzi? Nope. Back to Sweden, probably for good.

He wasn't a top prospect. He was a middling prospect and made a team with a weaker forward group than the Wings. He had virtullay no chance of ever being a Red Wing, better to get a gut like Cole than nothing at all.

#2628387 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

Jensen is fast. Other than that, he's nothing special. There's a reason the people who see these players every day on and off the ice choose one player over another.

#2625506 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 September 2015 - 10:29 PM

Cody Franson is as reliable as a rusted out 86 Geo Metro

#2623361 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

Was this written by a Colorado fam who didn't know hockey existed before they moved from Quebec?

#2623161 Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

If Andelkader is on a 20 goal 40 point pave again, he deserves $4 mil.

#2622804 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 August 2015 - 09:19 PM

Ward once said that he thought his name was F--kward for awhile because Bowman always said things like F Ward, are you stupid?

#2622803 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except VD. You bring that home.

#2622323 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 August 2015 - 01:39 PM

What does that mean exactly? I'm not sure your post could be any more vague...
Do you not think that WiiM does a decent job with opinion pieces? or Red Wings coverage in general?
While I don't necessarily agree with the piece, I do think they do at least put some thought into their articles before posting them...
As far as Holland and this off-season goes I think he did a good job at tempering expectations through the media, while acquiring some pieces that should make a difference this season and surprisingly cutting ties with some mistakes/easy re-sign options that he would normally jump all over --  Weiss/Zidlicky.
His next "test" is going to be managing assets.  Which players stay? Which players go?
Do we move some vets to make room for younger players?
This is going to determine Holland's viability as an NHL GM going forward. 
Will we be able to continually "rebuild on the fly" through asset management or will we end up having to go the TANK IT route because we don't have the players or the prospects to make the moves necessary to continually reload year in and year out.

It means every wiim article I've ever read has been trash

#2621673 Mitch Callahan

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 July 2015 - 11:37 PM

Ferraro does everything Andersson does and skates better. Callahan does things Andersson doesn't. Keep them waive the marshmallow

#2621652 Mitch Callahan

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 July 2015 - 07:08 PM

Datsyuk and Franzem will both likely be out. There is room.