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#2534474 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

Short of trading Datsyuk Zetterberg Franzen Kronwall and Ericsson the Wings wouldn't be close to bad enough for a legit chance at the first overall pick

#2534182 Who is YOUR most under-appreciated/unsung Red Wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 August 2014 - 05:37 PM


#2534165 Alfie wants to play

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 August 2014 - 03:09 PM







Those would be the 4 regular lines if I was the coach, at least to start the season and assuming everyone is good to go health wise.  Callahan would get one reserve spot, the other would be a toss up between Glendening and Joakim "Swedish Emmerton" Andersson, depending on if I wanted a tenacious but unskilled bull dog or a guy with some skill but zero grit as a spare center.  I'd probably go with Glendening.  If I felt really pressured, I'd play Cleary 5 minutes a night the first 10 games to get his bonus then demote him and recall Callahan.

#2534149 Alfie wants to play

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 August 2014 - 11:29 AM

The things Jurco needs to work on can be done in the NHL. He's ready. Even more importantly, he brings a much needed blend of skill and physical play. They can easily keep both Jurco and Alfredsson, Helm or Sheahan centers the third line and the other one between Miller and Abdelkader. Andersson, Cleary, Glendening, Ferraro, and Callahan can fight for the two reserve spots. Any of those 5 would be no great loss in the event they were claimed.

#2533323 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 July 2014 - 07:52 PM

Penner benefitted from who he played with Setoguchi just isn't that good. Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Jurco, Tatar, Nyquist, Weiss, Franzen, Sheahan, and one of Alfredsson, Helm, or Abdelkader on the first 3 lines. Last spots Abdelkader, Helm, Miller are set, Cleary, Andersson, Glendening, Callahan, Ferraro fighting for a spot. That works for me without adding the garbage left in free agency. The only other move I want is Kindl for a pick to make room for a rookie, or a package to get a top end right handed d.

#2533276 Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 July 2014 - 09:57 AM

I still see him topping out as a one dimensional scoring line winger putting up around 60 points a year instead of the next star player, but the contract is still pretty solid.

#2532910 Jim Paek leaves Griffs to help run Korean Hockey

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

The South Korean team would get destroyed by the North. Kim Yung Un averages 14 goals a game between his trips to the moon and shooting 18 on an 18 hole golf course.

#2532683 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

I saw what the Van Andel and accompanying restaurants did to Grand Rapids. It went from a ghost town downtown after 6:00 to being busy most of the time. That was just an arena and a couple refurbished buildings turned into retail and restaurant space. Condos, other restaurants and bars, etc. came along on their own as more people started showing up. Hopefully this new district does the same for Detroit.

#2532560 Callahan and Nestrasil re-signed

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

You guys are seriously over rating him. He's projected as a 4th line agitator, not a second line scorer.

#2532318 Ex-NHL Referee Paul Stewart Blog

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 July 2014 - 09:51 AM

True, but with players like Crosby you can tell because they over-react to every call in a really embarrassing way.

Crosby cries worse than my 5 year old when he skins his knee.

#2532011 Red Wings new assistant coaches

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

I vote for CHRIS DRAPER :thumbup:

Is that Kris Draper's cousin?


Posted by DickieDunn on 13 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

Wings don't need a 3rd pair guy

#2531860 Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

They're going to have the game of hockey ruined in 5 to 10 years. The OT rule is interesting, but if the other 2 make it into the NHL.... yikes.


With the litigious society we live in coupled with the NFL lawsuit and the BS ones fringe ex-players are tossing at the NHL, the league has to be seen taking steps to cut down on head injuries.  Discouraging fighting and making sure people have helmets on are steps towards that.  If you want to blame someone, blame the lawyers and over-reacting hockey moms who go berserk over every bump and bruise.


The league won't be going away from the current standings point system anytime soon, but I'd rather see it be a win or nothing than the extra point for OT.  Failing that, 3 for a regulation win, 2 for OT win, 1 for OT loss, nothing for regulation loss.  The current format keeps teams bunched up more though, meaning it looks more exciting.

#2531854 Confused on the direction of this team going forward

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

1st the signing of Franzen over Hossa whoch now looks worse and worse.


Weiss signing over Filppula. Yes there was time where Filppula looked lost but let's face it at half the player he is better then Weiss. Those 25 goals and 33 assists would have looked nice on the roster last year.


He used his last buyout on Tootoo who was to make a little over 1 million this year on the last year of his deal...why?


This season its sitting back and watching other teams pick up players. I know the Red Wings aren't really a destination anymore but I wouldn't have bitched even if the Red Wings took a 1 year flyer on Heatley. Which he ended up signing for 1 million with Anaheim.


Hell they should have just bit the bullet and brought legwand back.


Now there is no promise that even Alfredsson will come back. Also with the talks of trading Tatar for Green I just don't know anymore.


I've tried soo hard to support Holland but I just can't anymore.




Hossa was offered a contract, he didn't sign it.  Franzen was negotiating at the same time and he accepted first.  He'd just come off a huge playoff and big season, and was looking like a 30 goal a year guy.  Had Holland not signed him, and he left and Hossa still left for Chicago because he was chasing a Cup, the Wings would have been screwed.  Remember, Hossa did pretty much the same thing to the Pens the summer before.


Filppula wanted out, and after the season he had he shouldn't have been signed to that contract.  If he has another big year in 14-15 it will be the first time in his career he was healthy and productive back to back seasons.


Tootoo was bought out because nobody else was getting bought out, and it saved $975k in cap space and about $650k in real money.  It was use it then or lose it, the compliance buyouts aren't valid after this summer.


Holland offered contracts to every decent player out there.  They went to other teams for various reasons.


Legwand would have been the 3rd center, assuming Weiss is healthy.  They don't need him for that role with Helm and Sheahan on the roster.


Tatar for Green is media and fan speculation, not something Holland has said.

#2530755 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 July 2014 - 09:59 AM

Tatar for Myers straight up is a NO. Let alone Andersson too. A lot of people on here are pegging Tatar a Hudler when the organization has been said to be grooming him as a Zetterberg.

Edit-I remember Mickey and Ken talking about it while discussing our future as our 2 main center pieces going forward are Tatar & Nyquist

I think you're overestimating how good Tatar is going to be by a long way. He's more of a 60 point winger than a cornerstone of a franchise. Jurco Nyquist and Mantha all have the potential to be much better.