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#2648855 What is everyones second favorite team?

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 January 2016 - 07:52 PM

I hate every other NHL team

#2647335 Red Wings at the Halfway Point

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 January 2016 - 11:28 AM

They need a high end D and a bigger top 6 forward. They have pieces toove to do it, as long as they don't get sentimental and panic that a prospect might end up better, because most prospects don't hit their ceilings. Not that long ago Sproul was untouchable, now he's looking like he might not even be an NHL player, much less a top pair D.

#2646553 LAK/PHI trade

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 09:27 PM

A lot of it is who they take in the first 2 rounds. Since 2000 they've had 26 picks there. 19 forwards, 5 D, 2 goalies. It's harder to find NHL talent later in the draft, so by using about 20% of their pucks on D, they've limited themselves a bit.

#2646550 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

So he's elite because of +/- and because he's an all star after a bunch of vets said no.

#2646436 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 January 2016 - 12:05 AM

The glass is half empty viewpoint.

I'm gonna take the other side. Larkin is only half as good as he will be right now. He's playing with 2 guys who skate like I summersault. When they get 2 guys who can keep up with him (Mantha and Athanasiou), he's gonna really tear it up.



That right there is the flaw in your argument.  Potential as an elite player doesn't mean currently elite.  If Larkin is elite right now, so are Panarin, Pavelski, Kuznetsov, Steen, Hoffman, Cammaleri, Sharp, Eriksson, Little, Hartnell, and the other 64 forwards who have as many or more points.

#2646390 The Elite Dylan Larkin

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 January 2016 - 06:16 PM

Define elite. To me it's bthe very best. Top 10 forwards, top 5 D, top 3 or 4 goalies, or there about. Guys who are up there every year. Larkin isn't close to that. Throwing age out, there are a ton of guys I'd trade him for right now, just for this season.

Some people seem to define it as he's good and on my team and I like him and I think he's going to get better.

Larkin IS generational, he is the best 19 year old we've had since Yzerman and is the best rookie we've had since Zetterberg.

Lots of guys have great rookie years and plateau early. Way too soon to call him generational, especially when he's not even close to a point a game.

#2646197 Bravo, Smitty

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Smith doesn't think quickly enough to be good. I'd settle for useful and not a complete train wreck in his own end.

#2645870 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 January 2016 - 01:50 PM

Helm is neither a big body not as skilled as Abdelkader. He's a check line player, period.

#2643286 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 December 2015 - 02:41 PM

What gets me is the statement of facts about what he WILL do. No maybes, or I thinks, or ifs. He WILL score 30 goals, he WILL be great. Nobody knows. He could be that good. He could be a 20 goal 40 point winger you have to play on the third line and find the right matchup for every shift. Moat likely I think he'll score around 25 goals, play mediocre in his own end, and be constantly criticized for not using his size and lack of effort. In other words, French Franzen. Frenchzen, if you will.

#2642208 Day to Day Practice thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 December 2015 - 01:28 AM

Try to trade Smith or Kindl, Marchenko stays in, the guy who stays is the 7. Failing that, send Marchenko down.

#2640893 Ferraro on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 December 2015 - 07:47 PM

My point in the Miller-Thread (why was that one deleted, btw?) get's stretched on WIIM, too:
Yup..same for Drew and Luke...we should've kept Ferraro...

Ferraro did nothing to show he should have been kept.

#2640067 Larkin for ...

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 November 2015 - 02:20 PM

The Wings have 4 potential top line forwards in Larkin, Mantha, AA, and Svechnikov. They have 0 potential top pair D. Deal what you have for what you need. I believe Larkin will be good, but being elite isn't a guarantee, and he wouldn't be the first guy who had a fantastic rookie year then fell off the map for whatever reason.

#2639522 song title game

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 November 2015 - 04:36 AM

Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-Lot

#2639281 Ferraro on waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 November 2015 - 02:22 PM

Would you be willing to trade a new car for 5 rusted out pieces of crap that don't run?


A lot of crap is still crap.  Adding more crap to it doesn't make it valuable.

#2638731 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 November 2015 - 10:11 PM

Yup, the reason people are hyping Jurco is because he has unbelievable "tricks in a driveway"... or "tricks on YouTube"... It has absolutely nothing to do with his prominent skill level at every single level he's ever played at...

Why are so many people fixated on him correcting the reporter on "at most", not "at least" 2 weeks. That's a fact. He WILL be down there for 2 weeks at MOST, even if he weren't producing. The fact that he is producing at a great clip, only betters his chance of finally another getting an opportunity to crack the Wings lineup...

Except at the NHL level, that is