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DickieDunn

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#2487026 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

I love how whenever you talk about your bunghole, it means good things for the Wings.  You must have the almighty bunghole!

his bunghole is very powerful.  It needs much TP.




#2486900 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

The other issue for trading for St. Louis is if he's pissed at being left off the Olympic team, why would he agree to waive his NTC to play for the coach of that team who had input into who made it and who was cut?




#2486888 2/26 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Canadiens 1 (OT)

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 03:26 PM

I'm okay with Bert as a 4th line grinder.....not a 1st line starter. Makes zero sense. 

 

Except he can't play a 4th line grinder role.  He's better suited to playing with a skilled center.  I'm ok with giving him a shot there (though not with Nyquist on the 4th line) as long as Babcock doesn't elave him there for 2 weeks when it's not working, and as long as Nyquist takes some shifts in Bertuzzi's spot.




#2486857 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 01:24 PM

Marty St. Louis has requested a trade from the #Lightning, Newsday confirmed. - Sam Carchidi

 

Asked for doesn't mean he'll get it.  The Lightning are in a playoff run, they're not going to trade St. Louis if they don't get a good package back that will benefit them this year and going forward.




#2486847 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

 

I don't think it's just a Red Wing issue, most teams in every sport overvalue their prospects. I think it has a lot to do with hoping young players become good so that the organization can save on salary instead of getting proven players and paying them more. I just wish the team would sometimes put hope aside and realize that the player they love so much is just isn't as good as they think he is.  

 

Are you talking now, or in the future?  You seem to be suggesting that all prospects should be traded because they might not come close to hitting their ceilings.  There needs to be a balance between not trading anyone and trading everyone, and I think that Holland does a pretty good job of that.  

 

The main issues are that not a lot of big trades are made anymore, and that the prospects the Wings have had to trade weren't really that highly valued.  Until they broke out this year, Nyquist and Tatar were just small wingers who hadn't shown they could play at an NHL lever and who were on the older end of the prospect spectrum.  Again comparing them to a guy like SIlfverberg, they're smaller, older, and drafted later.  I see a lot or proposals throwing out guys like Pulkinnen and Ferraro like they're top prospects, when in reality they're B and C level guys.  Even Jarnkrok, who has the potential to be a top line center, has the size issue and relatively lower production in the AHL this year subtracting from his trade value.  The only really top flight prospects the Wings have to trade are Sproul, Mantha, Jurco, and Mrazek.  Everyone else are either projected to top out below top line/top D pairing guys or have something that lowers their value.

 

So really, it's not that the Wings are overvaluing the prospects, it's more a case of other teams not valuing them as highly as a lot of fans do.  Why accept Pulk and Ferraro when you can get a 20 year old who was drafted at 15?




#2486802 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Holland said he will not sell at the trade deadline. Would like to make a hockey trade if possible. Trade that helps now and in future.

@AnsarKhanMLive: Holland won't trade a top prospect for a rental he said.

 

He shouldn't trade a top prospect for a rental, not necessarily trade a guy just to get a pick if it's going to hurt the chances of making the playoffs.  I don't think dumping Quincey would be a big deal, and certainly if he can get a pick for Cleary or Bertuzzi he should, but anything else should be something that improves the team for this year and going forward.




#2486735 Injury Updates

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 February 2014 - 09:37 PM

A lit of players have similar injury histories. Hockey is a violent sport played by large angry men. Injuries are to be expected across the board.


#2486733 Injury Updates

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 February 2014 - 09:09 PM

I see both sides of the NHL Olympics debate, but it kind of pisses me off that he was OK to play for Russia but might not go for Detroit. I understand the honor and wanting to play for his country and everything, but part of his contract is to not do things that unnecessarily jeopardize his health. If he was hurting that bad he shouldn't have played.


#2486640 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 February 2014 - 12:36 PM

Can't do that anymore per the new cba

Yes you can, just not as much as you could under the old rules.  

 

CONTRACT VARIABILITY

Front-loaded contracts where the average of salary plus bonuses over the first half of the contract exceeds the cap hit, variability rules apply. Year-to-year variability is limited to 35 per cent of the first-year compensation. If a player earns $10M in Year 1, the contract cannot subsequently increase/decrease by more than $3.5M from year to year. Meanwhile, the lowest year’s compensation cannot be less than 50 per cent of the highest year’s compensation. If a player earns $10M in his highest year, he can never earn less than $5M any other year.




#2486628 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

I'd rather go Kindl, a 4th, and a conditional pick.  2nd if he re-signs, a 2015 5th if he doesn't.  I don;t like giving up high picks in a cap league for a rental just to lose him in July.




#2486450 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 February 2014 - 05:52 PM

Even though our top 6 can't compare to the top 5-10 teams in hockey right now. And our top 6 has two of the top 10 overall players in hockey. Our top six needsTWO players. While we have Alfie it's just one but after he goes, which I assume will be after this year cause he wants to win, we will need two.

Whereas our defense actually looks better moving forward.

 

Even without Zetterberg, the Wings top 3 lines will have Datsyuk, Franzen, Alfredsson, Tatar, Nyquist, Helm, Weiss, and 2 of Jurco, Sheahan, and Abdelkader.  That's a pretty damn solid group.




#2486434 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

 

Which would have only been until the end of this season. He was since locked up for 5.4 mil per going forward.

 

And would have been a killer at $6.68 mil until then.




#2486356 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

Personally I'd like to add at D, and maybe to the front office.

Grab Ehrhoff from Buffalo and add RichDG and Degra55 as special advisors to the GM?

 

Can we give them to the Pens instead? 




#2486195 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2014 - 12:09 PM

Hmmm, a team build by Brian Burke underperforming.  Where have we seen that before?




#2486143 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 February 2014 - 11:02 AM

Looks like the US lost their motivation.