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#2544926 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

The league does allow salary retention.
Up to %50. 

Was it upped to 50% with the new CBA? I thought it was less. In any case 50% still puts a limit on something that IMHO should not have one. If teams are willing to take the cap hit to trade a player, the league shouldn't care. 

If you keep that much what's the point of trading him?

#2544286 Kindl on the block

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 October 2014 - 06:49 PM

Wings aren't going to hand the net to Mrazek . and Smith is the only solid offensive d-man? Kronwall would like to say something about that.

#2543576 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

If he didn't have that contract I'd be more interested. I don't care if he has a bunch of points, I don't see him that good in his own end, and I don't like d who are weak defensively. I also don't like that he's missed so much time the last 3 years. He's just too much of a gamble to trade a lot for him with all the young D the Wings have already.

#2543521 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Right now I think Myers is a bit better than Smith and Dekeyser.  I think that's going to change fairly soon though.  Given Myers' contract, I don't want him unless they're willing to take a ridiculously craptacular package in return, which they won't.

#2543405 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

I don't want to move Larkin, certainly not for Myers. And most of the Wings d are offensive minded, the transition is off.

#2542941 Weiss

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 October 2014 - 07:13 PM

Filppula wanted out and I think TB will regret that deal. He's never had 2 back to back healthy productive seasons.

#2542935 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

How the **** is that a low ball?

#2541458 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 October 2014 - 08:38 AM

Lots of goal scorers are. What's your point?

#2540337 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 October 2014 - 06:00 PM

How about Adam Larsson?  Healthy scratch to start the season.


Former #4 overall pick and just 21.  RH defenseman with some size.  And yeah he's a Swede...


That's what happens when you rush a kid.


I don't know why people want the Wings to trade for a young defenseman.  I'm all for moving Kindl, but they have Ouellet, Jensen, Marchenko, Sproul, and Backman already.

#2538654 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 October 2014 - 09:13 PM

Can Weiss be demoted? And at what gain?


it would save $925k against the cap, and give them a pissed off player who is signed for 3 more years.  Babcock just needs to bite the bullet and do what it takes to get him going.

#2538652 Will Cleary make the roster? (poll)

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

They won't leave him hanging for his bonus money.  He'll be on the active roster until he gets his 10 games in, then hopefully he "hurts" something and sits on LTIR the rest of the season.

#2538452 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 October 2014 - 01:20 PM

Callahan won't get claimed.  He had one fluke season where a bunch of pucks went in for him in the AHL.  He's not a scorer, he's not fast, he's not big, he's a projected 4th line agitator.  He also didn't look at all like an NHL player in the preseason.  Neither did Ferraro.

#2538123 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 October 2014 - 11:20 AM

This Callahan kid's got Shanahan written all over him
Not sold on Sproul yet. Could be 'ok' one day.

Does he like banging teammate's wives too?

#2537963 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

Nobody has said Brendan Smith is bad? Really? You can't be serious... There are numerous people on here including yourself that constantly ***** and complain about him, or even go as far as to say he should be traded... Some fans clearly don't see the potential in this kid, and to me that is frustrating, especially after witnessing first hand, our two top defenseman going through the same type growing pains at the same age. Fans just need to learn to be patient with players (and the team), but they want immediate success / satisfaction.
Also, you don't have to "listen to me drone" about anything. I'm just stating my point, and that is that Smith is a really good defenseman in the making and he doesn't deserve half the s*** he gets on here from some fans. I find once a player rubs someone on here the wrong way, they will always be that player, no matter how much better they get over time. I also think that some of the users on here feed off of each others negative energy, it becomes the thing to do, ***** about specific players. eg. "Kylef***ingQuincey"...
Anyway, you have your opinion on Smith and I have mine, so let's just leave it at that...

I don't think smith is awful but I can't see him having a future in detroit , only time will tell but I think we're really fortunate and we got some great prospects that will be be nhlers and down the road better than smith (again time will tell)
Course I'm talking about backman ouellet sproul and marchenko and there's also jensen the team is high on and I know we got some other 18-20 yr olds we drafted but still don't know how they'll develop
Kronwall Ericsson and dekeyser are locks to stay so I gotta figure in the next 1-3 yrs all of Quincey lashoff kindl and smith will eventually be gone

When those guys aren't playing up to their ceiling and are experiencing growing pains early on are you going to want them moved and say they have no future, too? Lidstrom wasn't Lidstrom from day one, Kronwall had issues, and Smith is improving. People want rookies in the line up ASAP then don't want to let them develop. Bad rookie year, he sucks and will always suck.

#2537821 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 September 2014 - 11:19 AM

You can't base expectations off last year unless your expectation is that everyone will miss 20-40 games. The talent level of this team is not a team that barely makes the playoffs as long as they're relatively healthy. If the younger guys take a step forward they'll be in the top 4 of the conference.