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#2650485 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 January 2016 - 01:56 PM

I don't believe for a second that he didn't know what he was doing or didn't see the linesman.  He was looking right at him and raised his arms to hit him.  It's probably something he woudn't have done if he hadn't been knocked loopy, but he did it with intent anyway.

#2650231 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 January 2016 - 07:19 PM

Quincey > Ericsson is obvious, but the chances that Kenny can actually move Ericsson's albatross of a contract are slim to none. I agree that KQ has been solid, but if it's retaining him vs. letting guys like Marchenko, Ouellet, Jensen, etc. jump into the lineup next season, I choose the latter. Holland's not going to move Quincey, so long as Detroit is in a playoff spot.

Honestly, I think the blueline needs a shake-up in the worst way. Whatever it takes to get some fresh legs in there, I'm all for it. Kronwall, Green, DeKeyser are locks for next season. I'd say Ericsson (albatross) is, too. That leaves Smith and Quincey. They could sell high on Smith, but I'd rather them let Quincey hit the market at this point. My best guess: Marchenko, Ouellet, Jensen and Sproul will battle over the two spots on defense, and the two on the outs will hit waivers.

2 of Ericsson, Quincey, and Smith need to be gone

#2649998 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 January 2016 - 02:25 PM

I'm not sure if Byfuglien would get that much, but out of curiosity, is there anyone here that would want Holland to sign him to that contract?... I've stated many time now that I don't want any part of Byfuglien, but at that price... Hell No!


Someone will give him at least that much, and no, he's not worth is.  But most of the guys who sign big contracts aren't worth the cap hit and/or term they get.  Including Abdelkader.

#2649649 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:32 PM

Get Helm off a scoring line.  I don't care who you put there.  Jurco and Pulk haven't been lighting it up, but at least they've scored in the AHL.  Hell, even Glendening would be better.  Just ANYONE but Helm.

#2649648 Joakim Andesson on Waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:28 PM

guess nobody really wants our scrubs then...here is the sad thing, we've been hindering the young players by playing guys in our NHL roster that nobody else in the NHL would even take for free...why have we been mediocre again?


Every team has guys who would clear waivers.  The Wings aren't unique here.

#2649647 ROY according to LGW

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

Panarin is leading all rookies in scoring by a long way.  If you don't counthis KHL experience against him, I think he wins it going away.  Domi and Eichel are both playing center, which is a harder position, and have about the same point total as Larkin, which gives them an edge.  Unless Larkin really heats up scoring wise and pulls away, I think one of them wins it.

#2648855 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 January 2016 - 07:52 PM

I hate every other NHL team

#2648242 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 January 2016 - 12:05 PM

That Kronwall was prior to his 7 year contract....you won't see that Kronwall ever again.


Same with Ericsson, he used to hit and fight prior  to his 6 year deal...



...just observations......


Because most of those hits would get him suspended in the NNHHL (National No Hit Hockey League)

#2647335 Red Wings at the Halfway Point

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 January 2016 - 11:28 AM

They need a high end D and a bigger top 6 forward. They have pieces toove to do it, as long as they don't get sentimental and panic that a prospect might end up better, because most prospects don't hit their ceilings. Not that long ago Sproul was untouchable, now he's looking like he might not even be an NHL player, much less a top pair D.

#2646923 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 January 2016 - 01:17 AM

Stamkos and Drouin for Nyquist, Sheahan, Mantha, XO, a first, and a secondary prospect. Some low end prospects coming back from TB to even out the contracts. The Wings are instantly better, TB saves cap space, moves an unhappy player, and gets future pieces. Unlikely to happen, but if both are moved, I'm not sure they get much more.

#2646901 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 January 2016 - 10:07 PM

I'm surprised at how many Red Wings fans here seem to be okay with trading away most of the Red Wings. And for one or two players in return. You all know we still need 20 players, right?
I'm torn about Howard. There could very well be a team out there who needs a legitimate starting goaltender and who could give us a good piece in return...but one trade plus one bad injury could take us from two #1s to zero #1s real quickly. I like the security our duo gives us in net.

It's not just 2 players. It's one of, if not the best, forwards in the NHL and a highly rated prospect. Imagine your top 3 forwards are Stamkos, Drouin, and Larkin. Get a high end D to go with that and you're a Cup contender.

#2646553 LAK/PHI trade

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 09:27 PM

A lot of it is who they take in the first 2 rounds. Since 2000 they've had 26 picks there. 19 forwards, 5 D, 2 goalies. It's harder to find NHL talent later in the draft, so by using about 20% of their pucks on D, they've limited themselves a bit.

#2646550 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

So he's elite because of +/- and because he's an all star after a bunch of vets said no.

#2646436 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 12:05 AM

The glass is half empty viewpoint.

I'm gonna take the other side. Larkin is only half as good as he will be right now. He's playing with 2 guys who skate like I summersault. When they get 2 guys who can keep up with him (Mantha and Athanasiou), he's gonna really tear it up.



That right there is the flaw in your argument.  Potential as an elite player doesn't mean currently elite.  If Larkin is elite right now, so are Panarin, Pavelski, Kuznetsov, Steen, Hoffman, Cammaleri, Sharp, Eriksson, Little, Hartnell, and the other 64 forwards who have as many or more points.

#2646390 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 January 2016 - 06:16 PM

Define elite. To me it's bthe very best. Top 10 forwards, top 5 D, top 3 or 4 goalies, or there about. Guys who are up there every year. Larkin isn't close to that. Throwing age out, there are a ton of guys I'd trade him for right now, just for this season.

Some people seem to define it as he's good and on my team and I like him and I think he's going to get better.

Larkin IS generational, he is the best 19 year old we've had since Yzerman and is the best rookie we've had since Zetterberg.

Lots of guys have great rookie years and plateau early. Way too soon to call him generational, especially when he's not even close to a point a game.