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#2563733 Could the Wings be better off trading Pav & Hank for draft picks?

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 January 2015 - 03:07 AM

I was about to start a thread to say:


1. The team looks so much better without Franzen on the ice!

2. With Mrazek looking ready maybe Howard could land us some much needed assets?


I love Howard, don't get me wrong but we can't make Mrazek wait until Howard done and we can't carry them both! Howie's stock would be really high right now and would certainly bring in some good rewards.


Who cares about what they did with Franzen... pay him to be lazy and eat bags of dry stalks in the Press box rather than on the ice


Yes, they can make Mrazek wait, and yes they can carry them both.  Besides that, Mrazek is far from proven at the NHL level.  For those of you who think he's can't miss, Jim Carey (not the actor) http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=13060 and Blaine Lacher http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2889, along with several more flash in the pan players say hello.

#2562546 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 January 2015 - 09:01 PM

How do you prove that? Please do show some evidence that would prove Toronto only loves Canadian players, would love to see that conclusion.
Also bringing Don Cherry is irrelvant on a countries feelings. He dones't represent me, or any other Canadian. In fact 90% of Canadians can't stand him and the only reason he still has a job is because of CBC.

I didn't say they only love Canadian players or love all Canadian players.  I said they don't like Kessel largely because he's not a Canadian.  I don't know how you want me to prove it.  It's a theory.  But you have no way of proving that it doesn't factor into the media's thinking at all.    

They don't like Kessel because he comes off as a lazy arrogant prick, not because he's American.

#2562456 McGratton on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 January 2015 - 09:58 AM

I knew a guy who played in the AHL and a few games in the NHL, and now he is in his early 30's and suffers from concussion related issues. He said that he was put into a position where he felt (at the AHL level) that he had to fight or he would lose his job, nobody should have to feel that way. Now, so many year later the guy is paying the price. Fighting on occasion to protect a person, I can live with that. Fighting day in, day out, to me is just plain stupid.

This is the main reason for me why enforcers don't belong to the game. How can you enjoy a staged fight if you know the storys of Boogard and our very own Probert ? If a fight sparks from the heat of the moment, fine, let them go. But those barenuckle fights are just to dangerous to do them night in and night out. And I don't want players on the ice forced to do them.

It's their choice though. I don't like meatheads fighting just to fight, but regardless of what the lawsuits claim, they know damn well what the risks are and choose to do it anyway.

#2562384 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 January 2015 - 08:24 PM

new drinking game.  every time Ozzie says very, you drink.  the last one to not die of alcohol poisoning wins.

#2562369 McGratton on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

Not all his hits are clean, for sure. But that's beside the point.
I understand what ya mean though.

They were clean under the old rules that forced people to keep their heads up.

#2562295 McGratton on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

I'm confused about one thing when it comes to frankgrimes and GMRwings1983 and whoever else there is that dies for fighting and goons that don't have a clue how to actually play hockey... You're all very aware of the fact that Holland wants nothing to do with guys like McGrattan, a "player" like that will never be employed by the Detroit Red Wings, so why are you still fans of such "weak", "pussified" team?... I'm not telling you you shouldn't be a Red Wings fan, but I'm just curious as to why you are?...

Not to mention Babcock won't play fighters, the players who fought in the past stopped once they got to Detroit, and previously Holland has employed fighters.

Probably because we grew up Red Wings fans and they've only become "pussified" in recent years. I'm not going to stop rooting for a team because they're a bunch of *******, but I certainly have the right to mourn the loss of team toughness. And I don't necessarily want a talentless goon; I'd settle for Chris Neil, Matt Martin... even Lucic, or Proust. Anyone who actually still knows how to throw a check or stand up for a teammate will suffice.  

When was the last time Kronwall hit someone. Not that he is all that tuff... Instead we have our top talent getting in situations they shouldnt be.

When the NHL started suspending people for clean hits

#2562230 McGratton on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 January 2015 - 11:19 AM



We're simply the best.


Better than all the rest.


Better than anyone.




Sorta like McGrattan.


I can't tell if he's saluting or looking for a job.


Somebody told him that a guy was giving away cupcakes in the crowd and he wanted a snack.  He had plenty of time between shifts to eat a few.

#2562104 McGratton on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 January 2015 - 05:13 PM

He sucks so much his nickname is Dyson. It is known.

#2561979 Franzen on IR

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 January 2015 - 10:43 AM

We need to buy out Franzen next year before he retires due to injury and we get hit with the cap recapture penalty.

I wish capgeek was still around so I could run the numbers for you guys.

I ran them earlier this year and I think if we just do a standard buy-out it doesn't hurt us as much as the cap recapture penalty would.


If concussions continue to plague him maybe we just end up putting him on "permanent IR" ala Pronger/Savard


Him going the Pronger route is far more likely than a buy out.  One, he still gets paid that way, i he retires he gets nothing.  Two, someone who plays for a team as long as Franzen has generally is willing to help the team out,a t least as long as it doesn't screw him over by doing so.

#2561459 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2015 - 09:18 PM

Pulkinnen is being severely over rated here.

#2561411 Petry next Oiler to be shopped - FTLOG Kenny, get it done!

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

He'd be 3rd pair d here. Kindl and a 3rd or mid level prospect. Detroit has a bunch of guys coming up in the next 2 years that are likely to be NHL players and no room for them as it is.

#2561330 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

I was thoroughly impressed last night with Tatar that I have decided I am DEAD SET against using him to acquire Myers.
I was also impressed enough with the play and composure of Petry to want him to be our pickup to solidify the top 4 defense.  I just hope that it doesn't cost too much.  I assume that Kindl would probably be involved, but I do believe it would cost a bit more to acquire Petry, especially since Edmonton knows that Detroit has a 99.99999% chance of re-signing him long term.
Would you swap Smith & Kindl for Petry and a 2nd rounder in this years draft?  That would open the door for XO to stay, Petry would take Smith's spot and the2nd rounder would make up for the one Kenny sent to Nashville.  Plus, that 2nd rounder could be high enough that Kenny could entertain idea's of trading our 1st rounder for some "rental" help for the playoffs. That being said, I am not sure Edmonton would send us that 2nd rounder.  Maybe their 3rd, since it would almost be like a low second rounder.

Petty isn't as good as Smith. Moving out Smith and Kindl for Petry and Ouellet makes the team worse. Bad trade.

#2560646 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 January 2015 - 07:23 PM

Why would you trade Smith without bringing a significant asset back?

#2560604 Pens aquire David Perron from Oilers

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

If they can't get offense from the players they have then it's a systems problem or the defense needs upgrades. It's not the forwards.

#2560415 CapGeek shuts down

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 January 2015 - 11:19 PM

Matt is there anyway someone could help run it?...wow I hate to hear that. Was an awesome site. It was used many MANY times here. I hope everything is ok with him. In our thoughts and prayers.


The announcement said it was due to health reasons, and that he doesn't want media or purchase requests about the site.  So no, nobody can help him run it.  I'm hoping that he's not selling it because he wants to restart it once his health issues are over.  I know that it takes a lot of work, and it was mostly him doing it all.