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#2578087 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 March 2015 - 09:12 PM

Marchenko is at best their 7th best d-man. He will sit when everyone is healthy. His shooting hand doesn't trump ability.


 
He trumps Kindl and I don't care what you say.

Kronwall, Ericsson, Dekeyser, Quincey, Smith, and Zidlicky are ahead of Marchenko. Kindl will be the #7 so Marchenko can play instead of sit.


#2577933 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 March 2015 - 12:01 PM

Marchenko is at best their 7th best d-man. He will sit when everyone is healthy. His shooting hand doesn't trump ability.


#2577862 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 March 2015 - 01:51 AM

With Cole coming in there's no room. It's not like he was tearing things up anyway. He gets more goals in the A because the goalies are worse and he has more time to uncork his slapper, pure and simple. NHL d don't give him the time and NHL goalies don't have as many holes.


#2577856 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 March 2015 - 12:21 AM

When everyone is healthy there is no way Marchenko plays over anyone. Nor should he.


#2576924 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 08:50 PM

Backman was a long shot to ever play in Detroit and Janmark might end up as a second or third line center in 3 years. Cole helps now and the Wings have plenty of prospects as good or better than the kids they traded. This is a good trade all around.


#2576474 Once again blowing a lead and giving up 3 goals

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 March 2015 - 07:00 AM

We have a pretty young team right now so I kind of expect to see that kind of instability to a degree, and its been nice that our guys have been resilient and confident enough to consistently claw back and walk away with points.  But I do agree that its something that the coaching staff and the team as a whole should address.  The playoffs are a tighter game of hockey, and its going to be much more difficult to win games after blowing the lead.  At the very least the Wings are gaining the confidence that they can do it, so maybe it'll turn out to be a blessing in disguise that they keep blowing leads (and winning).

 

 

You should send them all e-mails.  I don't think they've thought about it at all.  I bet Babcock just shrugs and says "well, we won, who cares if it was a little sloppy and we gave up 3 straight goals.  No biggie."




#2575814 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 February 2015 - 12:56 PM

Ever try Maple Leafs Tea?  It costs a fortune, but doesn't come with a Cup.  :yowza:




#2575611 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 February 2015 - 01:23 PM

I'm sure there's a Franzen thread to discuss this in.

 

Franzen thread?  As in one?  Probably a few more than that.

 

Regardless, I didn't think what Benn did was a big deal, the same type of thing happened all the time in the rec leagues I played in.  It just happened to have a worse than normal result.




#2575589 Looks like stand pat time for Kenny

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

The price was always going to be high to get Yandle.  The fact that he hasn't been traded after how many years of the rumors tells me that he is available but hasn't been actively shopped and/or the asking price is astronomical.




#2575070 Lindros suing Paul Stewart

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2015 - 07:39 PM

Lindros donated a lot of money to University Hospital in London Ontario for Sports Medicine. I wouldn't say he was a total dick off the ice that doesn't support charity. 

 

On the ice - yeah I can't speak to that. 

 

He can sill be a dick, he's just a dick that gave a hospital some money.




#2574768 Quincey... Surgery coming?

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 February 2015 - 12:15 PM

I don't get the Petry love.  Is it just because he's right handed hand his dad played for the '84 Tigers?  Because he's not that good.




#2573552 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Ericsson stepped up to Benn, the official was right there.  Was he supposed to shove him aside to dispense some frontier justice, nullify the PP, and probably get a game misconduct and extra 2 minutes on top of it?  




#2573551 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

I heard there was a lot of this

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#2573489 Looks like stand pat time for Kenny

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2015 - 01:06 AM

Petry is hurt, is worse than anyone we have with the possible exception of Kindl who is the #7, and is a pure rental unless he wants to be the 7 here next season. Gazdic would be in the press box in the playoffs, and would probably spend most regular season games there too.

From the Oilers perspective you get a guy the Wings recently demoted a serviceable 4th liner, and a guy who's might be a serviceable 4th liner.

There is no reason for either team to do that.


#2571847 Team next season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Kindl out for a rookie.
Cleary out.
Pulkinnen in.
Gustavsson out for Mrazek.
Andersson maybe out.

Anyone wanting a lot of changes is going to be disappointed.