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#2556745 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 December 2014 - 10:21 AM

Yandle is a premier defensemen and much better then Kronwall. We'd be adding a defensemen you can build an offense around

Yandle is not better than Kronwall. He puts up a few more points but Kronwall's defense is better by quite a bit.


#2556044 Danny DeKeyser out for weekend with upper body injury

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 December 2014 - 07:25 PM

So Lashoff is on the team only to take Kindl's spot when he's scratched it seems. 'Cause every time another dman is injured, we get Ouelett. I guess the situation is smart since is keeps the prospects playing, but Lashoff's role is almost nonexistant.

That's the way the #7 should be used when there's am NHL ready prospect in GR.


#2556043 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 December 2014 - 07:23 PM


That's not funny. My cat was abducted by raccoons and was never the same again.


 
I hope they didn't use the probe.  They used the probe on me...errr...I mean...my cat?

IDK when I try to talk with him about it he gets a vacant look in his eyes and then runs away.


#2556042 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 December 2014 - 07:21 PM

I would trade anyone doe the right deal. A risk isn't the right deal though, and Myers is a risk. He could turn into a stud after a trade like Chara and Pronged, or he could continue to play like a deer caught in the headlights and miss 20% of each season, or he could just settle into being a decent second pair D.


#2556021 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 December 2014 - 05:06 PM


Better than dreaming about him reupping here and then be disappointed when he signs with a contender. With this strategy I can only be positive surprised as it was the case with Pasha


 
Are you saying that you intentionally believe unlikely things, so that when they don't happen you're happy about the surprise? 
 
Because it sounds like you are. 
 
In which case I wonder, why stop there?  You could believe a whole host of horrible (and unlikely) things and then celebrate your good luck when they don't happen.  Here's a couple...
 
1.  I'm going to get eaten by a shark tomorrow.
2.  Next Thursday my house will be poisoned by radon. 
3.  Racoons will abscond with my cat.
4.  This year, I really will get a lump of coal for Christmas.
5.  I'm probably already possessed by Satan (or perhaps some lesser imp). 

That's not funny. My cat was abducted by raccoons and was never the same again.


#2555127 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 December 2014 - 05:08 PM

I wouldn't count out Wiz just because of his comments. I doubt he would pass up an opportunity to come to a great organization that has a chance to win just because Holland low balled him 4 years ago. Right now I'd like Green just because he's proven and him being a UFA at the end of the year his price tag comes way down. Meyers could potentially not even make our lineup and he has a huge contract. I think we're going to have to wait for the deadline


Only Wiz I want is Cheese. Dude just seems like a jackass.


#2554244 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

To those recommending we can afford to trade Helm - I just don't think we will get full value for the guy. He is very underrated around the league and most teams would want a substantial add just to get the conversation going for a 2nd pairing Dman. Until they see the guy playing heart and soul bottom 6 minutes in their sweater they will only see 3rd line C for 2nd pairing dman in trade talks. 
 
Also any trade for a Dman has to have Kindl going the other way and right now he has negative value with his contract length. Helm and Kindl as the base for a package doesn't get you anything worth writing home about. 
 
I think the best course of action is to SUCK IT UP and waive Kindl and promote Ouellet. The RH shot will fix itself once a mixture of Pulkkinen, Sproul, Jensen, Marchenko get onto the team in 1-2 years time. 
Just thought I would also bring up Franzen. Does the guy have any trade value at all? He is becoming pretty redundant in Detroit right now and could probably be replaced by a combo of Jurco, Pulkkinen in the top 6. Has been fairly silent the last while and is -7 right now while playing with a mixture of Z and Dats. What do we do with this guy?


I think you're seriously underestimating how much pro scouts and GMs know about the league.

I don't see Kindl as having negative value as long as he can put up some points either. $2.4 mil isnt much of a cap hit.


#2553687 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

If Babcock really truly 100% for sure wanted to come back, I think he'd have signed already.  




#2553564 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 December 2014 - 02:37 AM

 

Well you're certainly free to speculate about what he could or couldn't do.  But we've already established that he's not going to come up as a result of his waiver status, so I'm not really sure why you've chosen to play the contrarian on this particular talking point. 

 

 

He cleared to go down originally.  From the CBA:

 

"the Player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL Games cumulative since
Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than thirty (30) days cumulative on an NHL
roster have not passed since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared."  In that case he does NOT have to clear waivers again.  In other words, if they do end up putting Abdelkader on IR, they can recall Callahan, let him play a couple games, and send him down without clearing waivers.



#2552747 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 November 2014 - 01:38 PM

If Holland truly believes that they're one player away from being a favorite for the Cup at the deadline and that player is available, I think he pulls the trigger.  They have more prospects than they have room for now.  If Pulk continues to score like he has, him one of the D prospects, and a pick or another prospect should be good enough to do it.  




#2552726 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

I don't think they're a top contender but they're in that second tier of teams that have a chance.


#2551338 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

Nestrasil might be as food as Drew Miller someday. Cleary looks like his knees are finally better, making him the netter player right now.


#2550762 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 November 2014 - 11:59 AM

Smith fighting Foligno there wasn't theatrics, it was a heat of the moment I'm going to kick your ass for a dirty hit fight.  Two knuckle draggers who are only in the NHL to fight going at it just because they happen to be on the ice together in a blow out loss fighting is theatrics, and those are the ones that need to be gone from the game.




#2550332 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

He's not untouchable but if he gets traded it needs to be for a sure thing, not Myers.


#2550329 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 November 2014 - 07:20 PM

Nestrasil as a serviceable 4th liner who might be a decent 3rd liner someday. I really don't get why anyone is upset.