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#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.

#2615272 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 June 2015 - 12:17 PM

I think Tater and Dekaiser are going to be good, Larkun is a future stud though

#2615073 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 June 2015 - 10:49 AM


One if not currently the best 4 liner in the game what a bargain. Big touch, workhorse and will drop the gloves against anybody. Winnipeg is already a big team but Peluso adds some much needed protection, Backes and Reeves weren't running around as much after Peluso wanted to talk to them.

Guess it's safe to say Winnipeg, Blues are now having the toughest 4 lines in the league...good luck trying to run the stars against them.

Love this signing


9 points in 107 career games.  He does one thing well, punch.  Those guys are useless in the modern NHL.  He's so valuable he didn't play a single minute in the playoffs and only averaged 5:52 a game in the 49 games he did play int he regular season.  So valuable he was a frequent healthy scratch.

#2614894 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 June 2015 - 02:28 AM

It's hard not to admire and respect Chicago's accomplishments. 

Chicago and every team associated with it can go suck on some of Chef's chocolate salty balls

#2614844 The Bowman Effect

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 07:09 PM

Bowman is an advisor, he is not running the team. This thread is ridiculous

#2614776 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

Franson is over rated and is going to get a ridiculous overpayment.  I sincerely hope the Wings stay away from free agency this year.

#2614766 2015 Draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 12:10 PM

Hasn't even played an NHL game yet but for sure has franchise potential . I would be very happy if Larkin becomes a solid top 6 center. No surprise other fans think Wings fans are overrating their prospects

But there really is no question Strome is and will be the better player guy has elite talent and size.

The wings have a bunch of good prospects and some that could ! Be very good Mantha, Larkin .

If the team traded for a top pick it should be for Hanifin sadly we don't have the assets


After what he did this year he'd be a top 5 pick in the draft this year