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#2615562 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

Yes but not to the point where their production on offense declines

That is the issue


Nyquist's production declined because there was no way in hell he could sustain what he did during that 2 month run over a full season.  He's good, but he's not a superstar.

#2615560 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 08:12 AM

Chicago is not going to trade Seabrook because that guy is a huge reason why Keith can do what he does all the time, jump in on the offense and score. When I'm thinking of Keith, Seabrook I'm thinking of a marginal lesser top pairing than what Weber/Suter were a few years ago.
Hawks will move a lot of players before Seabrook I think after Toews, Kane and Keith he is by far their most valuable player.
A few years ago the Wings had the chance to offer-sheet Pietrangelo with a Weberlike contract (before the new CBA) but didn't something I still can't understand till today. Sure Franson will cash in and I can see teams like Dallas, Calgary lining up with trucks of money for his services, maybe even Boychuck like :(

Because the Blues would have matched.

I agree that the Hawks probably won't move either of their top 2 D.

#2615540 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 June 2015 - 12:34 AM

People not wanting us to overpay for free agents is dumb. The way the market it is, you will never be able to sign a guy below market value. So the Wings either overpay for someone they think fits or they will never sign a big name free agent again.


The secret is only overpaying for the right guys.  Nobody on the market now is worth overpaying.

#2615272 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 June 2015 - 12:17 PM

I think Tater and Dekaiser are going to be good, Larkun is a future stud though

#2615073 Jets re-sign Anthony Peluso for only 675.000 AAV (2 years)

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 June 2015 - 10:49 AM


One if not currently the best 4 liner in the game what a bargain. Big touch, workhorse and will drop the gloves against anybody. Winnipeg is already a big team but Peluso adds some much needed protection, Backes and Reeves weren't running around as much after Peluso wanted to talk to them.

Guess it's safe to say Winnipeg, Blues are now having the toughest 4 lines in the league...good luck trying to run the stars against them.

Love this signing


9 points in 107 career games.  He does one thing well, punch.  Those guys are useless in the modern NHL.  He's so valuable he didn't play a single minute in the playoffs and only averaged 5:52 a game in the 49 games he did play int he regular season.  So valuable he was a frequent healthy scratch.

#2614894 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 June 2015 - 02:28 AM

It's hard not to admire and respect Chicago's accomplishments. 

Chicago and every team associated with it can go suck on some of Chef's chocolate salty balls

#2614844 The Bowman Effect

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 07:09 PM

Bowman is an advisor, he is not running the team. This thread is ridiculous

#2614776 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

Franson is over rated and is going to get a ridiculous overpayment.  I sincerely hope the Wings stay away from free agency this year.

#2614766 2015 Draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 12:10 PM

Hasn't even played an NHL game yet but for sure has franchise potential . I would be very happy if Larkin becomes a solid top 6 center. No surprise other fans think Wings fans are overrating their prospects

But there really is no question Strome is and will be the better player guy has elite talent and size.

The wings have a bunch of good prospects and some that could ! Be very good Mantha, Larkin .

If the team traded for a top pick it should be for Hanifin sadly we don't have the assets


After what he did this year he'd be a top 5 pick in the draft this year

#2614724 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2015 - 02:30 AM

Nobody would have an issue if this happened.


But two years ago we all knew there was no way Cleary was coming back because he was clearly deteriorating.

          -He ended up with the Wings


Then last year we all knew there was absolutely no way he would be back after a god awful season the year before when he shouldn't have been brought back the first time.

         -But he STILL ended with the Wings.


Now for the 3rd year we all know there is absolutely no doubt about the fact the he should be gone once and for all.

         -I'm not holding out any hope for the 'right' decision to be made


Third time's the charm, right?

With all the promising kids we have coming plus potential UFA additions, I can't imagine Ferraro or Callahan have any future with us regardless. 


Exactly  They're projected 4th line players.  Ferraro might be Drew Miller's level, Callahan a decent 4th line agitator.  You don't lose sleep over those guys.  Of course, this is also the same board where several people insist that virtually any prospect that has a chance of being a 20 goal scorer or 2nd pair D is untouchable, but they MIGHT trade Pulkkinen and Ouellet if they can get a guy like OEL.

#2614418 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 June 2015 - 12:24 AM

In fairness to Holland this conversation would likely be going quite differently if he didn't get a season ending injury.  Cole was exactly the type of player the Wings needed going into the playoffs. 


Back man was told he needed to get stronger from day one and didn't, then went home when he faced adversity. Janmark is just a so so prospect whoay never play a game in North America, much less be a good NHL player. These were not prominent prospects, and regardless of what anyone thinks they know about negotiations, there's no legitimate reason to believe that Holland just said "uhhhhh take this guy too!!!!" when a lesser package would get the job done. I know people love most of our prospects and think that 4 mediocre pieces = a good player, but the reality is trades aren't nearly as easy to make as most fans pretend.

#2614383 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 June 2015 - 07:32 PM

Everyone knew cole had a history of injuries, still think a 2nd and backman would of been enough to get him , holland had no reason to throw in janmark

So is it your contention that Nil asked for the pick and Backman, and Holland said "no, we want to give you Janmark too?"

#2614294 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2015 - 11:51 PM

Bills on ball caps should be curved, flat bills make you look like you're on your way to a Make A Wish event

#2614291 Wings open to trading Mantha and/or their 1st Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2015 - 11:06 PM

Mantha's issue isn't scoring or conditioning, it's playing hard every shift. Sometimes that can be learned, sometimes not.

Wings won't trade him or the first for a second pair D or second line forward though, I don't think. If there's a deal involving one or both, it will be big, and if it's for Phaneuf Toronto will need to retain salary

#2614213 The "enigmatic" Tomas Jurco: A Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2015 - 10:37 AM

Basically, he's a mediocre checking line forward with a couple moves. He'll probably have one good year and cash in, sorta like martin lapointe. Lol wasn't he captain of the 'hawks? Ooh, maybe he's another kopecky??!?

He has far more talent than either Lapointe or Kopecky