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DickieDunn

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#2483272 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

I'd take Callahan for 5x5 but no more money or term. He brings a lot to the table other than scoring.


#2483168 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

I am telling you, the golden deal is this:

 

Kindl an Almqvist to the Isle for Visnovsky.

 

Then trade Quincey to Boston for a prospect, I choose Joe Morrow who will help bolster our fine young D corps in GR.

 

I know I have said this before, but I feel the need to keep saying it until it happens! :lol:

 

to NYI:   Jakub Kindl - Adam Almqvist

 

to DET:  Lubomir Visnovsky

 

and

 

to BOS:   Kyle Quincey

 

to DET:   Joe Morrow

 

Trading for an old defenseman who's coming off a concussion and carries a $4.75mil cap hit: not good.

From Boston's perspective, trading Morrow for Quincey would possibly get their GM fired.


I wonder if Vancouver would have any interest in Weiss? They need a 2nd line center right now. If his conditioning stint goes well, and he looks healthy, would they take Weiss + a prospect + 2nd for Edler?

 

Of course, Weiss would have to waive his NTC.

 

With his injury problems this year?  I doubt it.




#2483158 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 February 2014 - 12:34 PM

If it's just Gilbert, they might be able to get him straight up for Kindl.  I'm not sure how much more he'd be able to fetch.  I'm not really sold on Kulikov either, especially with the prospect depth the Wings have, but anytime you can get a talented 23 year old in a trade, I think you have to take a good look at it.  They could always do a conditional pick or two instead of set rounds, too.




#2483142 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 February 2014 - 11:59 AM

Would anyone on here support me saying id be okay with bringing quincey back for less money?
He's really not that bad, he just needs a solid shutdown d man to cover his mistakes and to try to get him scoring.
Bi mean were not grtting our first rd pick back for him.
May as well bring him back on a short/cheap deal.

 

On a one year deal for half his salary, sure.  He's not as bad as a lot of people think, and I think most of that has to do with the idea that he's replacing Lidstrom or Stuart, that they traded a 1st rounder for him, and his salary.




#2483097 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

DD, let me get this straight. You are ok with paying 41 year old Alfie 5.5 million per year, and not pay vanek? Even though Vanek has produced twice as much as Alfie the last 3 years.


I would rather have Alfredsson for 1 year at 5 mil than pay Vanek anywhere close to 9 mil per for any length of time, yes. That is a ridiculous overpayment. Vanek is a good scorer, but not that good.


#2482817 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2014 - 08:45 PM

Not so sure about that. Not knocking Kron at all, but he benefited greatly by playing with #5. Honestly, he's looking solid, but a 2 or 3 best. Not overly impressive at all.  If there is one coming, it may be Danny D!

 

There are generational players like Lidstrom, Orr, Shore, and Harvey.

 

Then there are elite guys like Pronger, Chara, Konstantinov, and Suter.  

 

Then there are #1 guys.  They're not elite/top 5 or 6 in the league guys, but they're better than 90% of the other defensemen in the league.  Kronwall falls into this group.

 

Name 25 defensemen who are better than Kronwall.  Not about the same, or "maybe you can make an argument about it," clearly better.  If you can do it I will change my sig to whatever you want for a month.




#2482677 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

I miss Flippula

 

You miss year after year of hoping THIS YEAR he'll finally do what we all think he can?  You must be a Lions fan.




#2482675 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2014 - 07:58 PM

Are you playing the part of tampa?

 

We've seen enough of Filppula's up and down crap.  If he strings together 2-3 straight years of production, I'll agree that he's more than an average NHL forward.  Until then, he's just another inconsistent skill guy.  His complete disinterest last year made me glad to see the last of him in the winged wheel, and I really don't understand why anyone wants him back.   




#2482593 2/8 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Lightning 4

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

Quincey> DD, Smith, Lashoff, Kindl


Step away from the bong, dude.


#2482364 'Detroit's Dark Horse Potential'

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 February 2014 - 03:56 PM

Assuming everyone is healthy and they make the playoffs, they'll a hell of a lineup.  That 4th D spot is the only worry I have.  If they can flip a pick and a prospect for help there, they can absolutely make a run.




#2482333 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 February 2014 - 02:41 PM

Better to save it than hand out a contract that will likely be poison for the last 2 years of it.




#2482204 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

Bob, Vanek has and can score 40+ goals per year with a good C. h ha 2 seasons already with 40 or more goals. Both with the Sabres. 

 

how long ago was that?  Even at 40 goals, that's an insane contract for a winger with average defensive abilities and questionable toughness who is 30 years old.  $7mil for 4 years, if he wants 7 years he can take less money for the term, or I won't sign him.  I don't care if he can get that, he's not worth it and some other GM can pay him that much for that term.  If the wings played Franzen on the top line and told him that he didn't need to worry about anything but scoring, he'd probably score 35+ too.  No..... just NO




#2481823 Miller vs. Eaves

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 February 2014 - 07:33 PM

The only way Andersson isn't on the roster next year is if he's included in a trade.  He's a better player in every way than Glendening except for grit.  He skates, passes, shoots, and wins faceoffs better and he's more aware offensively.  Regardless of who Glendening has with him, he should have at least a little more offense than he's had.




#2481793 Franzen for edler?

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 February 2014 - 06:04 PM

The rumor I heard was Edler for Tatar Mantha and a first but Van wanted more. Franzen for Edler would plug one hole by creating another. Pass.


#2481578 Slava Fetisov Interview

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 February 2014 - 08:15 PM

Well, I'm not ignorant, nor average   ;) To me, its about treating people how you would want them to treat you.  I'm not talking about the Ilitch family being responsible for every bozo who needs money or supporting every single charity out there.  But Vladdie wasn't exactly a no name employee. He played a huge role in Ilitch living his dream of winning a Stanley Cup.   If he had to wait any length of time to get any kind of medical care or therapy due to lack of funds and the Ilitch family didn't step up, while playing on the emotions of the fans and expecting them to, it's shameful.

 

There is absolutely zero evidence that happened, and by all outward appearances he received all necessary care from day 1.