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DickieDunn

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#2653261 Kyle Quincey

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 February 2016 - 05:35 PM

Unless others are moved they need to let him walk.


#2651654 Byfuglien resigns with Jets - 5 years/$38 million

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 February 2016 - 02:12 AM

Only if Buff were 33 or so. 5 years is actually pretty good term.


#2651348 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 February 2016 - 09:41 AM

The issue with him is that he apparently wants a lot of money and a lot of years and is at an age where he's going to be slowing down sooner rather than later.  He'd probably be worth it for about 3 years, +/- 1, then be steadily more and more of a drag.  If they could get him just as a rental for not that much, go for it, but there are probably other teams that would give more.




#2651343 D-Boz tearin 'em up in the D!

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 February 2016 - 08:41 AM

Who the hell is D-Boz?




#2651140 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 February 2016 - 09:48 AM

Put Jurco and Pulk with people who can play offense.

Make Helm a check line player again.

Let Larkin play center.

Bench Richards

 

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelakder

Tatar-Larkin-Jurco

Nyquist-AA-Pulk

Helm-Glendening-Sehahan




#2650882 Bettman signed through 2022

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

He's employed by the owners, in part to take the heat for their decisions.  He gets blamed by fans for the lockouts, but they wouldn't have happened without the blessing of the owners.  Under his watch, the game is more popular and profitable than it's ever been, and the players can complain about the cap and escrow all they want, but not that long ago most teams weren't spending close to what they're currently required to spend just to get to the floor, and players are making more now across the board than they ever have.




#2650586 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 January 2016 - 05:58 PM

I don't think the question should be whether he tried to do it or not. It's obvious he did. The question is whether or not he realized it was an official, which I highly doubt he did.

Seems like an honest mistake on his part that could have happened to any. But he is still responsible for his actions and will have to deal with whatever consequences come from this.

 

Hitting another player like that wouldn't have been any better.




#2650517 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

Meh.
 
Clearly (to me anyway) he was dazed and thought it was an opposing player, but that won't stop the lynch mob from demanding his head on a platter.

Even of he was loopy, he still extended his arms and smoked the linesman like a joint at Willie Nelson's house. He didn't just bump him or skate over him.


#2650486 Joakim Andesson on Waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

Exactly my point Dickie... He'll never be a scorer at the NHL level, which is why he should concentrate on his defensive game in the AHL. If he ever were to get a call again, he could potentially stick as a 4th line, penalty killer, tough guy, but he would definitely need to improve his defensive game. He'll never become a top 6 goal scorer that drops the gloves like Milan Lucic. If he wants to make it in a permanent role in Detroit (I don't think he will), he would need to mold his game after a Cody McLeod or Chris Thorburn, a bottom 6, defensive minded guy that can kill penalties...

 

If he was willing to do that, I think he would have made that adjustment already.  Some guys think that no matter what, they can make it as a scorer and either refuse to believe any different or would rather play in a lower league as a top player than be a role player in the NHL.  Michel Picard and Don MacLean come to mind, as does 95% of the older European players who come over and end up back in Europe after a couple years.




#2650485 Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 January 2016 - 01:56 PM

I don't believe for a second that he didn't know what he was doing or didn't see the linesman.  He was looking right at him and raised his arms to hit him.  It's probably something he woudn't have done if he hadn't been knocked loopy, but he did it with intent anyway.




#2649649 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:32 PM

Get Helm off a scoring line.  I don't care who you put there.  Jurco and Pulk haven't been lighting it up, but at least they've scored in the AHL.  Hell, even Glendening would be better.  Just ANYONE but Helm.




#2649648 Joakim Andesson on Waivers

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:28 PM

guess nobody really wants our scrubs then...here is the sad thing, we've been hindering the young players by playing guys in our NHL roster that nobody else in the NHL would even take for free...why have we been mediocre again?

 

Every team has guys who would clear waivers.  The Wings aren't unique here.




#2649647 ROY according to LGW

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

Panarin is leading all rookies in scoring by a long way.  If you don't counthis KHL experience against him, I think he wins it going away.  Domi and Eichel are both playing center, which is a harder position, and have about the same point total as Larkin, which gives them an edge.  Unless Larkin really heats up scoring wise and pulls away, I think one of them wins it.




#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.