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#2684060 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 July 2016 - 01:34 PM

With LTIR they're going to be barely under the cap, because they over pay mediocre players.


#2683983 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 07:11 PM

Developing young players by giving mediocre vets long term deals and keeping them from making the NHL when they deserve a legit shot?


#2683982 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

With all the contracts that are "just a little too much" the team has about $6 mil+ in wasted money. Minimum.


#2683973 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 03:20 PM

The problem with paying guys just a little too much is if you do it with several players it adds up. If you give 8 players an average of 700k too much, that's $5.6 million you don't have if a top end player comes available.


#2683972 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 03:15 PM

Darren Helm third line center is solid, but overpaid by close to a million a year. Darren Helm scoring line winger sucks.


#2683950 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 10:41 AM

Almost the same contract that Brian Rafalski got... Which is fitting, because this contract will look a lot better when we trade for a #1 Defenceman and pair them together.

Are they getting a new GM? Because Holland doesn't do that trading thing


#2683927 DeKeyser re-signed to a 6 year deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 July 2016 - 09:18 AM

Unless he gets significantly better, if he's the cornerstone of the defense, the team is screwed


#2683891 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 July 2016 - 10:27 PM

If a 4th line plays as much as a second line, wouldn't that make them a second line?


#2683888 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 July 2016 - 10:24 PM

I tried to make a trade, but nobody would give me a good player for Pulkkinen and a 5th rounder pick so I couldn't. - Ken Holland


#2683727 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 10:17 AM

He was voted the best Russian, ahead of Malkin and Ovechkin, in 13 and was widely regarded as one of the top 3 players from the 04-05 lockout until injuries started showing him down. Announcers on national broadcasts generally called him arguably the best because of his defense, and most people agree he'd have scored a lot more if he had wanted to.


#2683722 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

Crosby Malkin and Ovechkin scored more. Datsyuk was still the better player.


#2683614 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 11:15 PM

Datsyuk was the best all around forward in the NHL in his prime years. He should get it.


#2683607 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2016 - 07:16 PM

The moves Holland as been making aren't geared towards winning the Cup, they're geared towards just making the playoffs and keeping the band together. If a GM can't move on from guys like Helm and Miller, who can he move on from?


#2683471 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 July 2016 - 11:13 AM

Not the pairings necessarily that I agree with on WIIM, but the point they drive home is important. Our PK is nothing but garbage shot blocking. We need to change that and make it more of a threat to the opposing team like it once used to be. Doug Houda turned Patrice Bergeron and Marchand into an excellent PKers (Marchand has 19 SH goals... jesus). I hope he brings that philosophy here. 

I think the lack of short handed goals is as much higher a result of the play it safe and don't take risks strategy of Babs and Blash. They need to turn some of these guys loose instead of making them play like robots.


#2683453 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2016 - 10:30 PM

Anyone who thinks Mantha or AA has a chance of making the opening night roster barring injuries hasn't been paying attention for the last 7 years