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#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.

#2481409 Vets over the Kids?, not any more eh Babs.

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

If Cleary, Bertuzzi, and Samuelsson got hurt in camp and never got right, they'd get some benefit of the doubt.  They've been healthy, just bad.  Weiss gets the benefit of the doubt because he has been hurt all year.  It is not speculation, it's documented fact unless you think that either Kahn or the team is lying about it.  He's 30 years old and has a history of 50+ point seasons, there's no legitimate reason to think that he won't be productive when he gets back healthy.

#2481275 The NHL reffing affecting the game

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

Ok my first post in about a year...


I think the NHL officiating is horrible, the worst in pro sports. I find it hard to take hockey serious sometimes because the refs have too much effect on momentum and the outcome of the game. Sometimes they have more of an effect then the players do, which I think is a problem. Then there's making calls based on the score. I seriously think something needs to be done, a different system needs to be put in place, or they even need to rethink if 2 minutes for some minor calls like a little hook or hold is too much time. I don't understand why the League allows the refs to have this big of an effect on the game, unless they use it as a way to keep teams close in the standings for their parity. I wouldn't be surprised one day if I heard the League controls who wins and loses with their officiating.


Also, I think one of the reasons why there's so many shootout games is because of the refs allowing teams to get back into games with their calls. Most games you can bet on who'll get the next penalty based on the score, despite what's actually going on.


Compared to other sports, I think MLB is fine, all they do is call "strike", "ball", "out", "safe", "fair", or "foul". There's isn't too much umps can do on their own to effect the outcome. It's pretty much one way or the other, and 99.9999% of the time they're right. The players effect the outcome.


Football, they only have 5, 10, or 15 yard penalties, or pass intereference. Similar to Baseball, I think 99.9999% of the time they're right, and the players effect the outcome. Moving up 5 or 10 yards doesn't make a huge difference when the field is 100 yards. It's not like giving a team 2 minutes to fire shots at the net for a slight little hook or hold.


Basketball, I have no opinion because I don't watch.

I don't think you watch baseball and football, either.  


Baseball is horrible.  I'll give the umps a break on close ball and strike calls, but if they're pissed at a player, they can call a pitch a good 6" in or out of the zone wrong, and they blow calls at bases all the time.  The field umpires have relatively simple jobs.  Put your eyes on the base, decide if the ball or the runner got their first.  Watch the baseline, decide which side the ball lands on.  They blow it on a regular basis.


Football is just as bad.  There have been some absolutely horrific calls made over the last few years to the point where the NFL has apologized to teams.  There are a ton of officials on the field, each with a specific job, and most of them still can't get it right.


Hockey you have 2 refs watching 10 players who spend most of the time moving instead of standing around like baseball and football, having to make more decisions.  I think that if you could go through and evaluate 10,000 random plays from the 4 major sports, hockey would have at least as high, if not higher, percentage of correct calls as the others.

#2481272 Illitch announces plan to build new arena

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

In GR it started with making downtown more attractive.  The arena went in, a few restaurants and bars went in.  More people started coming down or sticking around after work instead of heading to the suburbs for dinner.  It slowly built from there, a new bar/restaurant opened here, one place started pulling in bigger name bands on the weekends instead of just local and regional acts, things got nicer, some buildings were converted to living spaces that appeal to single people with cash to spend, which meant more places to spend that money came in, etc.  Now Spectrum hospital and Grand Valley State have both expanded a ton, and downtown GR is a pretty busy place almost any night you go down there.  Before, the GVSU downtown campus was one building and no living space.  Now they have a bunch of apartments, the original building, a medical center, plus a pretty good sized complex of classrooms and offices.  It's going to take more to turn Detroit around, and it won't happen overnight, but given that the alternative is nothing being done and the Wings moving to the suburbs, I think this is the better solution.

#2481252 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

I'd go with





#2481196 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 February 2014 - 12:35 PM


That's sort of my point. Why not just slot Jurco in?


Partly depth, partly because he still has things to work on.  It would be better for the team if they can find a 25 goal guy in free agency and have Jurco available for when someone gets hurt and they need a call up.

#2481165 So what do we call the 26 - 15 - 21 line?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 February 2014 - 11:00 AM

I just call it the Kid Line.

#2481081 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 February 2014 - 10:54 PM

That cannot be unseen

#2480985 2/3 GDT: Canucks 0 at Justin Abdelkader 2

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 February 2014 - 10:04 PM

Helm is just like Draper. Great speed, no hands to finish.