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#2677422 Gordie Howe has passed away. 1928-2016.

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 June 2016 - 10:16 PM

Best player ever. Gretzky scored more, but Howe could do it all and didn't have the benefit of playing in the 80s when it seemed lime half the league couId score 30 or 40 goals a year.


#2677397 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 June 2016 - 05:03 PM

Helm is a good checking line player. He's a bad scoring line player.


#2677189 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 June 2016 - 08:53 PM

Define "3rd line." Is it your third best line? Your checking shut down D line? Helm isn't big enough to play like Abdelkader, and can't pass, shoot, or stick handle well enough to be productive in any other role. That's not a $3 mil player.

Blashcock wants his check line to play safe, boring hockey. That's why you get guys like Miller and Glendening on cheap short term deals and when you get a kid who shows he can do that job effectively, you let the vet go. A $3 mil player doing that is a waste of cap space.


#2676821 Dustin Brown losing captaincy

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 May 2016 - 07:29 PM

Would be funny if they named Jeff Carter captain.   

Captain Cocaine


#2676820 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 May 2016 - 07:04 PM

I would take Shattenkirk.  Quincey may not be back next year and our defense was already anemic with him in the lineup.  The alternative is likely Marchenko or Oulette, and although half of LGW thinks one of these guys might be the next Dekeyser, I'd much rather have a sure thing in Shattenkirk and all he brings.  Frankly, we need it.

Dekeyser isnt even as good as some people think


#2676668 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 May 2016 - 10:39 AM

Stamkos at anything close to reasonable.

Backes for 4 years or less.

There are a few other guys who could bring some size and toughness and not just be punchers if they signed for a shorter term deal.

On defense, get a real legit top pair guy or go with what they have. We don't need another #4 caliber D.


#2676638 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 May 2016 - 12:56 AM

Go big and get a high end player or stand pat and go with youth. No more mid level vets.


#2676637 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 May 2016 - 12:54 AM

He wasn't a strong 2nd/3rd center last year. He will be worse next year. Too old and too slow. Virtually any young player playing in his place would be as good or better.


#2676599 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

 
 
The only point that I agree with you is that I don't want any of the UFA Center's except Stamkos or Richards shortterm and for less money. They're all either useless or too old. I also don't think that Holland will be able to trade for a good 2nd line Center. But we'll see...
 
edit: I'd really like Brouwer though. Big, tough and versatile as he can play center. If he doesn't necessarily seek longterm, I'd like Holland to explore that.

You say you want Richards but not others because they're too old and worthless in the same post. If you want Richards back at any price you're ok with old and useless.


#2676550 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

So they can't get better at faceoffs? Glendening went from putrid to good in one offseason, I'm sure AA and Larkin can be at least adequate with a little work.


#2676537 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

He had 15 goals in his last 80 games. He's had one 20 goal season. He's not a goal scorer. He's not a top 6 caliber center. Saying those things are true doesn't make it true.


#2676489 16/17 offseason

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 May 2016 - 08:57 PM

Abdelkader isn't nearly skilled enough to center a scoring line. AA and Larkin at center will mean growing pains, but one or both gave to be top end centers if this team has any chance of not being terrible in the next few years. Both are natural centers and both gave more skill than Abdelkader. Sink or swim time.


#2676353 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 May 2016 - 05:25 PM

Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, that's why I'm pooping on company time.


#2676314 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 May 2016 - 04:39 PM

Yet Nyquist didn't improve and sank to Abbys production. We've got a $4.75 million contract scoring 17 goals and your concern is the guy who scored 19 and does everything else. Didn't you criticise this idea in Mantha's thread? "If a guy scores and doesn't do much else vs someone who can do everything else".

I like guys like Abdelkader. It's stupid to pay them that much on that long of a deal. Generally the idea of a long contract is to either lock up an elite player or to lower the cap hit for a lesser player. His deal does neither, and he's approaching the age where players like him tend to start breaking down. In three years I think we're going to be seeing him playing 60 Games on the 4th line scoring 8-10 goals, not hitting as much, and soaking up way too much cap.


#2676206 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 May 2016 - 08:44 PM

If they bring Richards back as a player I'm going to track Holland down and kick him in the balls so hard his kids get headaches.