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#2608161 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 May 2015 - 09:38 AM

Nylander is just the newest Leafs toy in 2 months the number 4 pick will be the saviour there.Still can't believe that the Leafs passed in Nick Ritchie

His dad was an NHL player so that means he's better than other prospects.
Can we please not call him Dylark. It sounds stupid.

#2608113 What's our draft position this year? And best defensemen available

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 May 2015 - 11:51 AM

The Wings wanted a local boy in the draft once and got some scrawny Canadian kid instead.  I think that worked out pretty good.


Where a player is from is and should always be a secondary consideration.  When you take locality over talent, you're going to be disappointed every time.  Look at the Pistons and Lions  Remember Mateen Cleaves?  Charles Rogers?  Drew Stanton?  All were drafted because they were local guys when better players were available.  I don't want the Wings to do that.

#2607323 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 May 2015 - 09:34 AM

Babs would be a fool to take the $5m in Toronto ... if he can't deliver a Cup, which I don't think he can in Toronto, he'll be like any albatross player with a huge contract and cannot deliver.  His legacy will go down the toilet if he goes to TO.  

How does a coach's salary affect a team with a ton of cash? The only reason Clarkson and Phaneuf are issues is the cap.

#2606978 Kronwall

Posted by DickieDunn on 10 May 2015 - 12:12 PM

Kronner does not have a capable slap shot from the point, therefore he is not elite. 
I'm kind of kidding there, but IMO here are d-men who are better than Kronner. 
Drew Doughty
Duncan Keith
Alex Pietrangelo
Erik Karlsson
Shea Weber
Ryan Suter
Kris Letang
P.K. Subban
Keith Yandle
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Ryan McDonaugh
Mark Giordano
Brent Burns
Dustin Byfuglien
John Carlson
Roman Josi
Kevin Shattenkirk
Denis Wideman
That's 18 I'm comfortable with and then you can add Justin Faulk, Victor Hedman, Dougie Hamilton, Jake Muzzin, Aaron Ekblad, Tyson Barrie, and T.J. Brodie to pass him soon. Admittedly my list is offense-heavy, but our blueline produces zero offense. 
Kronner is never going to be what we wanted him to be. 
Seriously though, the guy has a pretty weak slap shot. 

Some of those guys are not clearly better. They might put up points, but their defense is weaker. Burns in particular, he should be a forward instead of a d-man.

#2606857 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 May 2015 - 02:36 AM

Shanahan also was an A that brought in about forty goals a season. 
There is a difference between a tough power forward and just a plain idiot.  Shanahan was the former.  Lucic is the latter.

No doubt that the Wings fortune changed when a disgruntled Primeau, and an aging Coffey were sent packing for Shanny (arguably this was the final piece that was needed for the Wings championship teams).
As much as a goof Lucic is - I still believe he has the ability to score 30 per year, and be that d-bag/tuff guy on the ice when needed (much of his issue is maturity - whether he grows up or not remains to be seen).
Lucic won't ever come close to Shanny's production - then again not many players in todays game ever will.

If Douchecic could score like that still, he would. He's one of those guys who have a couple good years then stop doing what it was that got them there.

#2606519 Phil Kessel blockbuster

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 May 2015 - 10:32 AM

Maybe the Canes think a lack of Tim Horton's will help Kessel keep the weight of.

#2606143 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 May 2015 - 04:38 PM

Of you don't think Kronwall is a #1, you have a very narrow definition of a #1 and think there are only 10-12 in the NHL. 210 defensemen in the league on active rosters at any given time, there aren't 20 guys better than him, putting him in the top 10%.

#2605643 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 May 2015 - 10:58 PM

I think Marchenko takes Zidlicky's spot, he was never more than a rental. After not playing hardly I can't see Cleary wanting to come back.

#2604980 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 April 2015 - 11:30 AM

Babcock, Blashill, Bylsma, McClellan, or Tippett if the Coyotes are dumb enough to fire him.

#2603038 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 April 2015 - 11:41 PM

Punches to the head, elbows to the head, crosschecking a guy in the neck, all ok.  A hit that even the other team said was a good hockey hit and not dirty, suspension.  Something is wrong here.

#2602926 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by DickieDunn on 28 April 2015 - 07:18 PM

Joke of a suspension

#2600737 Brian McGrattan

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 April 2015 - 07:06 PM

McGrattan takes one lick to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop

#2600017 Brian McGrattan

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 April 2015 - 01:25 PM

There was a street named after him, but they had to change it.  Nobody crosses Brian McGrattan and lives.


McGrattan doesn't flush toilets, he scares the crap out of them.

#2600016 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 April 2015 - 01:23 PM

He once made love to the loch ness monster, raised its children as his own and re-released them around the world.
When asked why he said "I know what its like being a dinosaur."


#2599070 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 April 2015 - 07:17 PM

Intangibles and heart =/= goon. Give me a couple guys like McCarty, Lapointe, etc who can actually play the game and will fight and I'll be happy. I have no use for a guy like Orr who can't take a regular shift.