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#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


#2683449 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 July 2016 - 09:05 PM

Yeah well if the youngins want a spot they have to earn it like Larkin did what's the big deal? Worst case scenario is they play after a huge nosedive or they don't get their chance because everyone is playing better

Because history has shown that 99% of the time the kid loses the roster spot even if he out plays vets.


#2683372 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 July 2016 - 08:42 PM

Helm's stone hands would kill that line's production. Of course, they'll kill any line's production.


#2683317 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 July 2016 - 09:50 PM

Does anybody find it disturbing that these two haven't signed yet? I know their hearings are coming up, but doesn't it just show that maybe Holland is trying to lowball? That being said, we only have about $8M left after LTIR.

Boy, that $3.8M to a 4th liner sure looks great now!

No, rfa deals can take awhile


#2683313 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

Getting Fowler would require Uncle Kenny to trade one of his boys, he'll never do it.


#2683233 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 09:09 PM

The issue isn't necessarily about Glendening, it's about having several young forwards who are at least potentially NHL players in the next 2-3 years and Holland handing out 4 year or more contracts to guys who could easily be replaced and refusing to trade anyone else because it's hard.


#2683227 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 07:10 PM

Draper was a good shut down defender. The grind line wasn't constantly penned in the D zone like Glendening and Miller are. Just because he defends all the time doesn't mean he's a shut down center.

And nobody is going to trade for a guy like Glendening., especially at that cap hit


#2683204 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2016 - 03:28 PM

We have a lit if good young forwards in the minors and juniors, so I'm going to give a bunch of mid and low keep NHL players long term deals so the kids can't make the team. - Ken Holland


#2683113 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 July 2016 - 10:57 PM

Zetterberg Larkin Nyquist
Vanek Nielsen Tatar
Helm Sheahan Abdelkader
Miller Glendening

Those are more or less locks to be regulars. Frk is this year's Pulk. Big AHL numbers, lacks things he needs to be a good NHL player, but will probably start with the team. Jurco probably gets the other 4th line spot, square peg in the round hole. Ott probably makes the team. That's the 14 forwards. Holland will stammer about how Mantha, AA, and maybe a couple other guys are good enough but won't play a top nine role because of numbers and trading is hard, like, really REALLY hard and you have to give up a good player to get anything of value back and he won't do that, so they'll be riding the bus in GR. The defense will be a fuster cluck, Jensen will be waived to much crying and clear, whoever loses out of Marchenko, XO, and Sproul will get claimed. A rumor will leak out that whoever gets lost on waivers threatened to go to Europe instead of GR and fans will cry about him for a year until everyone figures out he's nothing special anyway.


#2682982 Revisiting the 2011 Entry Draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 July 2016 - 01:40 PM

Jurco's problem is Blashcock pounding a square peg into a round hole. He's a skilled player being told to play like a plug.


#2682548 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

I thought Sarijaarvi was projected to be a stud?

There were people who thought Almquist was going to be really good.


#2682495 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 July 2016 - 08:58 PM

ain't that sumthin' we all can agree on"..." Good ol' time hockey, eh?

Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore, Toe Blake, Gordie Howe!!!


#2682494 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 July 2016 - 08:57 PM

I'd be surprised if either Hickets or Sarijaarvi play 50 games in the NHL. Small defensemen almost never make it. For every Krug there are dozens of Almquists


#2682416 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 July 2016 - 02:07 PM

Hahaha this is the most pointless conversation / debate ever! Not a single person supporting analytics has said that the only thing you need to judge a player is stats, but yet people that are against all of these advanced stats keep coming back and saying that you can't judge a player solely on stats... Well no s***, that's why we've said over and over again that watching is very important as well... But make no mistake, all of these stats are used to aid hockey professionals, from scouts to coaches to broadcasters to writers and so on...

Obviously there are things that these stats cannot tell you, like potential, work ethic, determination, stick handling, shooting and play-making ability, and that is why it's great that most of us are fortunate enough to be able to watch the games... However, some of these things like quality of teammates and opponents, whether a player is sheltered or not, etc, etc that people are claiming cannot be tracked through these advanced stats are flat out wrong. These are the exact types of things that are tracked through advanced stats.

I guarantee a blind person that has never watched a hockey game in his / her life, but has access to all of these advanced stats, would be able to give a better analysis on who is the top 10 players at each position than someone that only relies on watching the games... You know why? Bias. Every single person here, has a bias for or against certain players, and unless you're willing to dig deeper and rely on some of these stats to broaden your perception, you will continue to be in the dark...

Great post by the way ToastyWing. How did you come up with so much info? Was it through stats? Or are you recalling all of this information from all the games you've watched over the years?

nyquististhefuture, you're right, Hakan Andersson didn't use advanced stats when he drafted these guys, and still doesn't because most of these stats are still foreign to developmental leagues, especially in Europe. I doubt many amateur scouts use the advanced stats, but you can bet your a** every single pro scout uses at least some of them... They'd be fools not to. And as much as I love Hakan for the amazing players he's brought the Wings, for every Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk we've been fortunate enough to have, there has been a lot more Motkov, Wikstrom, Petrasek, etc. that have been complete busts. And there's no denying that he hasn't had a pick that looks like a future hall of famer since those guys, back when he was one of the few scouts that was willing to take gambles on these European kids...

And yet people say X is better than Y because... and post nothing but advanced stats with no context as their proof.


#2682377 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 July 2016 - 10:09 AM

The problem with advanced stats is they don't always take into account the sheltered minutes some people play.