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#2571847 Team next season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Kindl out for a rookie.
Cleary out.
Pulkinnen in.
Gustavsson out for Mrazek.
Andersson maybe out.

Anyone wanting a lot of changes is going to be disappointed.

#2571841 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 07:44 PM

Both Nyquist and Tatar hold much more value in a trade right now, Pulkkinen is out-producing both of them in their respective minor league careers, and Pulkkinen is that coveted right handed sniper we've been longing for...

They have more value because they're proven players. That doesn't mean they should be traded instead of a prospect.

Production in the minors doesn't guarantee production in the NHL.

Who is "we?" I haven't been longing for a rh sniper.

#2571774 Teemu Pulkkinen called back up

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 05:15 PM

zombo, although I don't want to trade either Nyquist or Tatar, I'd almost prefer that then trading Pulkkinen at this point...

Why would you rather give up a young proven top 6 winger instead of a kid who might be a top 6 winger someday? Both Tatar and Nyquist are far more dynamic than Pulkinnen.

#2571631 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 February 2015 - 03:17 AM

Since Babs hasn't signed, everybody has been talking about him being the best. The broadcasters and journalists are the ones who vote for the award. I think Babs has a shot because his name will be on their mind as the I've that everyone's been calling the best all season.

Plus, no one thought we even had a chance at the playoffs. Last two years we were fighting for a playoff spot, and this year we're fighting for top spot in the east


Anyone who knows anything about hockey knew that as long as they were relatively healthy and the kids didn't all take steps back that they would be in line for the playoffs.

#2571516 Time for Teemu?

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 February 2015 - 02:07 PM

Dickie, he hasn't been playing great because he's been put into a checking role. That isn't his game. Babcock thought just because he's big that he should be a checker... that's ridiculous. He needs to be put in a scoring role with linemates that he can actually play with. And despite Jurco not producing, no Andersson has not been better in any aspect of the game...


He had a scoring role and didn't score.

#2570879 Next Number to be retired

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 February 2015 - 10:23 AM

13 and 40 both. They're generational players.

#2570479 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 February 2015 - 01:48 AM

Gustavsson might get a 6th rounder if they're lucky. Send the kid down now and in the playoffs they can bring him up if GR gets knocked out or Howard gets hurt.

#2570333 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 February 2015 - 05:09 PM

Being an ass online to someone who devotes huge chunks of his spare time to deliver news and write articles to us for free? yeah classy move...

How about being an ass to someone who copies and pastes the work of others "reads between the lines" to pull stuff out of his ass, and constantly complains about his poor health?

#2570310 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

Did you read JJ's article today over at WiiM?

I did not.  I've been calling for this swap for quite a while now... because it seemed like something Holland would do.  ...but as he's come out and said that it wasn't the type of move he was looking to make, I had kinda backed off on it. At one point earlier in the season I was willing to part with Helm, but as a piece to a bigger trade... not straight up for Petry.


If Edmonton wants a developed defenseman for Jeff Petry, the Red Wings have a couple they could part with. Jakub Kindl is in bad need of a change of scenery and he's signed for another two years at a reasonable cap hit. I think adding a conditional mid-to-late pick (based on whether Petry re-signs) should be enough to get this deal done. I think this is a deal that makes sense for both sides. Edmonton would almost certainly ask for a better return than that, but I think additional value added to the Wings' side would require the same from Edmonton.

What would you trade for Jeff Petry?

Darren Helm
Jakub Kindl + a Conditional 4th
Something else that I promise to tell you all about in the comments
I would not trade for Jeff Petry

The highlighted is exactly why Edmonton should be all over this.  Petry isn't likely to re-sign in EDM.  Kindl is signed for a reasonable number; not N. Nikitin numbers, or the number they'll be paying out to keep Schultz happy in EDM.
I would include that conditional fourth... and I'm not really of the mindset that Petry should be re-signed. ...but if we were to "strikeout" on other FA acquisitions... Having Petry as an option that's already played in the system, is a MI native, relatively affordable, RH, etc. wouldn't be horrible.

I don't want to bring in a d unless it's a clear upgrade. Petry isn't. I'd rather go with what we have and let a rookie play.

#2570235 Sekera to Red Wings ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 February 2015 - 03:42 AM


I watched almost every match that CAR and DET played so far.

In my opinion DET needs one more top d-man for PO. And yes, he is top d-man + awesome pp.




It was across all media in my country, he didnt accept offer from CAR so they want at least something, not sure if its gonna be DET/ANA thats just what media said.


I don't see him bumping anyone out of the top 4, and like others said he shoots left.  If they get a D it will be a clear upgrade and/or a right shot.

#2569858 Sekera to Red Wings ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 February 2015 - 02:27 PM

Waht does he bring that Detroit needs?  Nothing.

#2569608 Original Six...Sorta?

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

He's just another jackass who says things just to get attention, whether he believes it or not.  Technically he's right, but the Original 6 doesn't mean the first 6 NHL franchises, it means the 6 teams that were around for years before expansion to 12 teams.

#2569521 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 February 2015 - 07:43 PM

I don't think you understand player value. Every team has players like those kids, and they get more every year. They have no value on their own. Even as part of a package they don't have much value. Those types are throw ins until they actually show something in the pros.

#2569435 OEL Poll: Would you do it?

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

You are undervaluing our players and overvaluing oel's return price.

I have a cornerstone defenseman who is 23 and signed for a good contract through the 18/19 season.  I'm not going to trade him for anything less than a king's ransom.  I want a good young roster player, 2 top prospects who should be NHL ready sooner rather than later, a high draft pick, plus more assets or I don't trade him.  Since there's no need to move him, unless he has privately asked me to trade him and will go public with his demand if I can't get it done, I can demand that much and just keep him if I can't get what I want.

#2569423 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 February 2015 - 03:57 PM

I could see Philly trading for him then getting tired of him and trying to trade him again in a year