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#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.

#2550041 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

Larkin has 8 points in 9 games as a freshman at Michigan.  I'd say that makes him a pretty good prospect.

#2548810 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

The problem is, Myers isn't necessarily a cornerstone d-man right now, he's just the best on a terrible team.  He MIGHT be, or he might be a second pair D with a $5.5 mil cap hit until the end of the 18-19 season.  Trading for him is a risk, and I don't think it's a good idea to trade a bunch for a risk when the Wings have so many good D prospects, and a top 4 that's pretty well set now.  Further, unless Buffalo takes back Kindl, Quincey, or Ericsson, the trade wouldn't work cap wise.

#2548683 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Hell, why enter the draft when you can further your education (hockey doesn't last forever) and then just choose where you'd like to play? Not saying that players should just start doing this, but the guys who feel their education is more important than the NHL have the right idea.  Then they also can stay an amateur and develop more, ie. Danny D. and possibly win that NCAA title in the process.  It's a fine line to cross risking a payday when you could very well injure yourself and be done before you step foot in pro sports.

You don't "enter" the draft. You're either eligible or not. Dekeyser wasn't drafted because he was a late bloomer.

Datsyuk made the team in 02 because he played so well in camp they didn't want to risk him going back to Russia permanently.

#2548539 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 November 2014 - 03:06 AM

I see you got the flux capacitor working again. It works just fine, but Holland is too cheap to buy the plutonium.

He's not cheap, he just doesn't trust the Iranians.

The makeup is the same and no team has that amount of talent top to bottom any more. Even with that talent though. Bowman had a grinder on each scoring line. He had a couple of hall of famers on each scoring line too.  You didn't need offense out of the grinder.  We need the offense now.  You could afford to use a spot on a grinder when your other top sixers where going to grab 30-50 goals a piece.  We haven't had a thirty goal scorer in years.  I'm not sure why you think it will work now, just because it worked then?

And no team has that many 30 goal players anymore. Stop acting like this is the same league. 2 scorers and a grinder works, and it allows a team with 6 scorers to roll 3 good lines instead of 2.

#2548090 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 November 2014 - 10:16 AM

Why would Smith sit? Jurco is sitting a couple games. It's not t end of the world and he isn't the first young player to do it. I expect him to be back in the lineup soon. For those lamenting Helm and Abdelkader on scoring lines, was Bowman an idiot for playing McCarty, Brown, and Lapointe on scoring lines?

#2546526 Michael Del Zotto

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

What's wrong with asking a friend to set you up with one of her friends? I'm sure she has non-pornstar friends. Sounds like she caught feelings and blew this all out of proportion. There's nothing wrong with setting up a date that way when he's out of town after a game. Better then going out to the bar every night trying to bring something home

It sounds like he does it in every city he goes to and won't leave her alone.  This isn't a once in awhile thing.


Maybe there's a good reason nobody wanted him, he sounds like kind of a ******.

#2546477 Michael Del Zotto

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 November 2014 - 07:44 PM

You'd think that being with a porn star would be like throwing a hot dog down a hallway, especially one who's been around ad long as Lisa Ann.

#2545617 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 October 2014 - 06:26 PM

You going to call Holland and let him know because he keeps trying to sign UFA's?
What if Weiss retires? Was damaged goods when he signed? What are the long term cap repercussions, anyone know?

I'm not the cap-specialist on LGW, although I know there are a few of them here somewhere.

If he retires it comes off the books, but I don't see him walking away from that much money.

#2545502 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 October 2014 - 10:29 PM

Just a sore groin, guys. These things tend to happen when you don't play for a long time. Remember when Helm finally came back and he went out with a sore groin almost instantly? Nothing to worry about as far as I'm concerned. This is basically the reason why he was sent to GR to begin with.

Took the words out of my mouth

#2544926 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

The league does allow salary retention.
Up to %50. 

Was it upped to 50% with the new CBA? I thought it was less. In any case 50% still puts a limit on something that IMHO should not have one. If teams are willing to take the cap hit to trade a player, the league shouldn't care. 

If you keep that much what's the point of trading him?

#2544286 Kindl on the block

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 October 2014 - 06:49 PM

Wings aren't going to hand the net to Mrazek . and Smith is the only solid offensive d-man? Kronwall would like to say something about that.

#2543576 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

If he didn't have that contract I'd be more interested. I don't care if he has a bunch of points, I don't see him that good in his own end, and I don't like d who are weak defensively. I also don't like that he's missed so much time the last 3 years. He's just too much of a gamble to trade a lot for him with all the young D the Wings have already.

#2543521 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Right now I think Myers is a bit better than Smith and Dekeyser.  I think that's going to change fairly soon though.  Given Myers' contract, I don't want him unless they're willing to take a ridiculously craptacular package in return, which they won't.