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#2614206 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2015 - 12:43 AM

He's been relatively healthy last few seasons but he's had some injury concerns in the past which are a concern , and he's not the best defensively ... I mean I wouldn't be pissed off since he's not costing us any assets but I'd be more comfortable with a 3 year term max

Ya he's not the biggest guy and he's been playing with a good offensive team in Anaheim and still new to the league , wouldn't be against landing him

But nyquist has the potential to get 25-40 goals so I'm probably biased but I'd think we could land someone better especially if we added another piece

I wouldn't do it since there in the east but I'm sure Pittsburgh would want nyquist to play with Crosby in a heartbeat

20 to 40 is a huge range.

I'm not sold on either Tatar or Nyquist being more than 60 point guys. Sure, they're valuable, but not guys you can't part with.

#2614106 Cody Hodgson

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 June 2015 - 10:25 AM

Unless Kenny is thinking keeping Z and Dats together on the 1st line. Sheahan centers the 2nd line and Soderberg centers the 3rd line. Babs seemed to think Riley was capable of much more than he's shown. I think its more important to acquire a top 4 dman. We have enough average forwards.


Even then Helm or Weiss could be the third center.

#2614102 Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 June 2015 - 10:16 AM

Well the loyal fans there got screwed over bigtime by the NHL. I mean the guy who is responsible for putting a team there should be fired once they are on the move. That Vegas gamble - oh the irony - is the next stupid project.

How hard is it for the NHL to understand that hockey in the desert will never work ? Now loyal fans are going to lose their team, because the interest has never been there from enough people and the NHL front office was too cocky admitting their mistake.

Give Quebec back what has been stolen from them a long time ago,, let the Nordiques return and for once have another strong slamdunk market, i.e. another Winnipeg.


Quebec is far from a slam dunk market.  What has changed from the 90's?  Are they going to have more corporate and government support?  Will they still insist focusing on how French they are and have problems getting English language coverage?


I'm not convinced the Jets have a long term future either.  They have a small arena, and even with selling out almost every game they're only the 20th valued NHL franchise.  If they don't win consistently, which was their major problem in Atlanta, the novelty of having "Our Jets" back will wear off and fans will stop spending the money on games.

#2614063 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 11:20 PM

Oduyas a free agent.
I want him before b Jackman.


Oh, do ya?  pun-dog-pun-husky-00.jpg?w=650

#2614010 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 01:20 PM

Just because Holmgren said after the fact that there was no deal, doesn't mean it's true. My guess is, Clearly was told that he could come to camp and if he showed anything he'd get a 3 year deal once the Flyers cap situation, which was a mess at the time, was resolved.

Either way, Clearly is done as an NHL player. I don't understand how he can't see that after being scratched so often last year

#2613976 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 10:30 AM

My Perfect off season.....Blashill (check!)
Trade Weiss, Smith and Kindl, rights to Andersson all for more draft picks.
Sign Mike Green, Cody Franson and Carl Soderberg.
Re-Sign ALL our other RFA's.
Keep Marchenko, Sproul and Ouellet in GR for HUGE minutes.
Promote permanently Jensen, Ferraro, Callahan.
Franzen to LTIR "retirement."

You're going to be disappointed

#2613951 Here we go AGAIN - Coyotes, part DUH!

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 09:02 AM

They won't put another team in the east

#2613950 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2015 - 09:01 AM

The Wings have to have their original picks available in order to give an offer sheet, which they don't.

Only offer sheets that are completely ridiculous wouldn't be mathced.

Hamilton isn't worth that much and may never be.

#2613609 2015 Draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 June 2015 - 09:34 AM



And depending on the return they might be right to do it.  If they could get Buffalo to trade the #2 and a good young player, or Arizona to give up the 3rd and OEL, I think that wold easily be worth losing McSavior

#2613495 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 June 2015 - 07:32 AM

OK, first there isn't ever going to be a new Lidstrom.

Second, I'm sure he has an excellent idea of what the players can and can't do.

#2613419 What changes do you think we'll see with Blashill?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 June 2015 - 12:36 PM

Mrazek won't be handed the #1 job. I think Weiss will be bought out of he won't be a regular. Franzen on LTIR is not dead cap space and if he's healthy (a long shot I think) he will be playing. Kindly as the #7/isn't dead space either. Dead cap space is players not on the roster eating cap.

#2613318 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 June 2015 - 09:24 AM

Offer sheets always get matched unless it's a ridiculous contract. It's a waste of time.

#2613194 Which Sweater Do RWs Retire First - Feds or Ozzy?

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 June 2015 - 07:21 PM


#2613084 Khan: Jeff Blashill to be announced new head coach next week

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 June 2015 - 11:06 PM

In other news water is wet and Colton Orr can't play hockey.

#2612856 The return of The Mule?

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 June 2015 - 12:50 PM

Can we just buy Franzen out and be done with him and his contract or did we miss that opportunity?


I think they'd get hit with a cap recapture penalty on top of the ca hit for buying him out, so no, it's not a real option.  Even without the recapture penalty, I don't think it's feasible.  They also can't buy out an injured player.


You, Bill, and Ted are all welcome to disagree with me, of course.  To me, Jurco was the biggest disappointment for the Red Wings that season.  Yes, I expected more points out of him than I did from Abdelkader and Helm in their first few years.  Didn't you?  Didn't everyone?  Am I incorrect in saying that Jurco has always been viewed as a future top six forward.... whereas that was not the case with Abdelkader or Helm?  I don't want and the Wings don't need Jurco to be another "quality possession player given his role" who is "good defensively" and produces no offense.  Those guys grow on trees.  Ferraro and Callahan can come in and do that.  Glendening, Miller, and Andersson do that.  Jurco is supposed to be and should be better than that.  And he wasn't.  At all.  Yes, maybe some of my disappointment is the result of higher expectations for him on my part than some other players... but I don't care.  He was hugely disappointing and not at all "excellent."


Abdelkader was projected as a potential second line player when he was drafted.


it is far too early to give up on Jurco.  He has good speed and size, he uses his size well, and despite his lack of production he still has enough skill to make him a probable top 6 winger in the near future.