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#2527609 Ehrhoff or Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

Boyle for one year, fine. I won't really like it but whatever. 2 years, bad. Ehrhoff for what he'll get offered, also bad. I'd rather see them get Gilbert for 3 years than any of the other 3.


#2527602 UFA day looking up

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2014 - 09:58 AM


That's just when Captain Cut-n-Paste copies a St. Lame article. 80% of a Malik post is him copying a legit reporter.


 
She's definitely a hack, there's not doubt about that. 
 
However, I think Malik's most annoying habit is how he pretends to have some special rapport with the Red Wings organization, and then gets all huffy puffy when people call him out for being a dude sitting at a computer.  He acts like he's a personal guest of the Holland family on all the high holidays. 


Yeah, that and just plain making crap up. The last time I actually read his crap he said that Devellano said something and cut-n-pasted a Khan interview where Devellano said nothing remotely like that. When I blasted him for lying he said something to the effect of "you have to read between the lines, he meant what I said, not what he said."


#2527407 UFA day looking up

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 June 2014 - 09:06 PM


George Malik ‏@georgemalik 21m
.@Mjurgh I call July 1st the "great disappointment" because even if KH signed everybody, Wings fans would still be upset.


 
Of course I'm disappointed when the Wings don't get the exact players I want.  I'm convinced of my own good judgement in these matters lol.  But I'm fully capable of settling for others, provided they're not 92 years old and clearly declining. 
 
As for Malik...I loathe the guy.  He's the absolute definition of a company man.  I might put more stock in what he had to say if I hadn't spent the last 5 years reading him agree with every misstep Holland made, and then make excuses afterward as if Holland were a victim of fate and not a man who is clearly petrified by uncertainty.


That's just when Captain Cut-n-Paste copies a St. Lame article. 80% of a Malik post is him copying a legit reporter.


#2527384 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

Niskanen is going to get a 7 year deal north of 42 million. Are you guys ok with that?


F*** no. And when he's a 35 point second pair guy the people who want him now will complain incessantly about his cap hit and term.


#2527136 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 June 2014 - 09:52 AM

Still can't believe that Pittsburgh is letting one of their best defenders walk without even offering him a contract *lol*


He was their #4 and they have cap issues.


#2527003 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

I agree even when he still done boneheaded stuff in the draft it come from good things.

Example....getting an extra third last year(good move). Then follows up by a TERRIBLE move by drafting a guy we could've got in round 5 6 or 7 in bertuzzi.

But yes I agree the scouts AND holland and anyone else involved have done a great job of drafting players.

 

How do you know he wouldn't have been picked before then had they waited?  They obviously liked him and had him targeted, and he's shown enough this last year to make it a legit pick.  34 points in 29 games is a nice step up from the previous year.




#2526961 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

Wings don't need a second pair D. They have 3 of them. I don't see Ehrhoff as a significant upgrade over Smith, Dekeyser, or Ericsson.


#2526912 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

We need to replace Tootoo's shop wrecking abilities

 

Only if they can find a player who has a brain and doesn't constantly run out of position to make a hit.




#2526908 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 12:39 PM

Just wanted to wiggle in here again and say:

 

Niskanen to Minnesota

 

Boyle to St Louis/NYR

 

Gilbert to Detroit

 

I like Niskanen and Boyle, and I’d be thrilled if we got either one, but this is what I see actually happening. 

 

 

I see Gilbert coming here too.  He's a guy who can play on the second pairing, move the puck, and is a right handed shot, and his contract should be reasonable and not be so high that if Smith passes him and pushing him to the third pairing people won't be panicky about how much we're paying a third pair D.

 

Ideally I'd like to see Kindl moved in a package for a better player and use Kronwall, Ericsson, Smith, Dekeyser, the new guy and Marchenko or Ouellet as the top 6 with Lashoff as a cheap young #7.




#2526905 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, after Suter it was a bunch of second pairing guys that year, most of whom got upwards of $5 mil per.

 

As far as Cleary goes, as long as it's a 2-way deal and he spends 95% of the season in GR except for a call up for a few games, that's fine.  If they lose a kid on waivers because they want to keep Dand M-F-ing Cleary, I'm going to be pissed.




#2526825 Kesler traded to Anaheim

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

The scouts don't have final say in the pick.
Ken holland does.
Also.
A lot of the scouts are ken holland hires.

The scouts advise him. If you think Holland makes every decision on his own, you are sorely mistaken. He relies on the scouts and trusts them, and he pick players off the list they come up with together.


Exactly. He uses the people he hires properly, something a lot of bosses don't do.

I just think it's funny that his detractors blame him for everything they don't like because he has the final say (which he doesn't in the end, he has bosses too) but the good things happen because of everyone else.


#2526819 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

Signing a second pair d-man to a huge contract just because there aren't any top pair guys available in free agency is a terrible idea. Teams always regret those deals within a year or two. That's why we've seen so many buyouts.


#2526674 James Neal traded to Predators

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

And Trotz is thinking "sure NOW you a-holes go out and get talent."




#2526529 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 June 2014 - 10:14 AM

Pit might have been set on moving Neal west too


#2526047 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 June 2014 - 07:11 AM

People are calling Niskanen a solid player. He is. He was also the Pens's #4 d and despite being solid /good, he's going to get top pair money, if not #1 money. It'd be like paying as much for a Focus as you would a Mustang because you need a new car.

Alfie signing a top UFA one? *lol* it was a good signing nothing more nothing less. Weiss signed after being out for almost 6 months.. Niskanen would easily be the biggest offseason signing, the defense needs to become better and not all of these GR guys are going to make it to the big club, some will get t raded others just aren't good enough. 6 years 33 million should get the job done, the cap is risin You're not comprehending. Whether you like it or not, Stephen Weiss and Daniel Alfredsson were likely considered #1 and #2 of a weak free agent market. (Val Filppula could be in the mix as well, but he was leaving the Wings) Whether you think they are good players or not is neither here nor there. Other teams wanted these guys, (Boston was rumored to be interested in Alfie) and they both signed with Detroit. Again, who are all these other top free agents that Holland pursued that shunned the Wings? Even Parise and Suter didn't reject the Wings due to money or going to a "contender". They went to the Minnestoa Wild. You know, that storied franchise in that swanky urban city with a chance to win the Cup every year. Pre salary cap, free agents came to the Wings because Ilitch could and would offer the most money. Now with the salary cap, that advantage has been taken away. It has nothing to do with Holland's abilities or Detroit not being a "contender" or a destination city. The Wings don't go after many free agents, but when they do, more often than not, they get their man. Parise and Suter were the exception, not the rule.
Parise and Suter went to Minny because of their matching contracts and that's where their wives wanted them to go. There were also lots of free agents who didn't wan to come here before the cap, but back then your third option was still good.