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#2667294 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 April 2016 - 01:07 PM

I don't get some of you guys dislike for Dekeyser. He is a legit 50 Dman in the NHL and by far the best we have. Is he a #1? No. But he is a #2. #2 Dmen make 6-7 million per year. You don't have to like that but that is the market rate and what he will get paid. We need to lock him up for the next 8 years and be happy we have him. Then go get him some help because this year he was largely doing it all by himself.


12 defensemen have cap hits of $6 mil or more.  29 have cap hits of $5.5 or more.  Even factoring in increased contracts, which will by stifled this year because of a lower than normal rise in the cap, he isn't worth that much, nor would I give him a 7 or 8 year contract. 

Here's my issue, and I understand the market, BUT I hate that the market dictates to salary and not performance.  Just because he is a #2 here, he could be only a #4 on most others, so we have to base his salary on the fact that 29 other #2 guys make $6-$7M. That is why I said I miss when you actually had to earn your contract...


anyhow, if Holland gives DD $6M that would give you two $6M guys and two others making a combined $9M.  So just becuase the market dictates it, we should pay 4 D-Men $21M? What are you going to have to pay Yandle to be your #1? $8M?  I'm fine with giving DD $4.5M but no more.  He can ave a 2 year bridge deal, then after that he can get his 8 years.


I only wish that things can be written in contracts that if you don't play to your market value deal, then you give up salary to the market value of how you are playing...


I have no ill will for DD, for pete's sake I was one of if not the 1st person to mention him possibly signing here and hold him very high on the totem pole. I have him being one of your future "A's" after Pav and Kronwall....hell, he may get it as soon as next season with all the Pav drama happening...


Define "market value."  It's almost impossible, especially for defensemen

#2667174 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 April 2016 - 09:03 PM

If Holland doesn't trade that contract PLUS gives DD $5.5M, he really needs to be fired!

If he gives Dekeyser that much, I'll camp on his lawn with a Fire Holland sign

#2666649 25 YEARS BABY!

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 April 2016 - 08:03 PM

Like I said before the Rangers game, it all depends on which team shows up, and I haven't seen nearly enough confidence or resiliency from the team to think that they have what it takes to win in the playoffs.

#2665001 4/6 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers at Red Wings, 8:00 ET

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 April 2016 - 08:49 PM

Too bad Howard's just an average backup and isn't a solid starter when he's on his game

#2664601 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 April 2016 - 07:07 PM

Schenn is a third pair guy. Maybe an OK #4. Wings have lots of guys like that, they need a top pair guy.

#2664484 '16-'17 The Joe's Farewell Season

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 April 2016 - 09:06 PM

I was at the Silverdome for the Lions last game and Tiger Stadium its last year. I imagine I'll make it to a game.

#2664161 Stamkos out 1-3 months

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 April 2016 - 11:55 PM


#2663416 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 March 2016 - 10:32 PM

Trade Howard 

Because Mrazek has been so stellar down the stretch?

#2663259 3/29 GDT - Red Wings at Canadiens - 7:30 PM EST

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 March 2016 - 08:58 PM

Terrible defensive coverage all game, same old story.

#2662394 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 March 2016 - 12:09 AM


Tatar is second on the team in goals. Richards is the top point getter for our bottom two lines - which is where he plays. For a team that is lacking offense, maybe getting rid of those guys isn't a great idea.


And Tatar first on the team in running around like a 10 year old with ADD and choosing to skate through 3 defenders instead of passing to a wide open teammate.  Richards is mostly useless, top point getter for the bottom 2 lines is like being the tallest Munchkin in Oz.  Points aren't everything, and in the case of Tatar and Nyquist the benching is a wake up call to pull their heads out of their behinds and play the way they can.

#2662327 3/26 GDT : Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings, 2:00 PM ET

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 March 2016 - 04:08 PM

So tired of the team showing up and playing like they're a house league team who's just there to drink beer and get away from their women.

#2662040 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 March 2016 - 11:12 AM

One: the I'm always forgetting that damn
Two: Since when is the signing bonus capped?
Three: Trouba isn't even in his prime yet and offense isn't something a defender should be based on. Sure it's an nice asset but the first job is to clear the zone.
Four: Perfectly right keyword being right now who knows maybe he is going to be worth it in 2 years? Guy has so much potential
Five: Might be but given that the Wings can't find defensive gems maybe it's the best chance of landing another top pairing guy?
Six: Sell of some veterans problem solved
Seven: If done right they can be another tool to acquire help

One: max length deals are dangerous anyway

Two: Since always, or it would be circumvention.

Three: If you're paying a defenseman that much he'd better be a Norris caliber guy from the day you start paying him that.

Four:  Who knows what he's going to be worth in two years is right.  You might be paying a second pair guy $8 mil a year

Five: Trading 4 1st rounders for one guy is a bad idea, period.

Six: Can't sell what nobody is buying

Seven: Offer sheets are always matched unless the contract is so ridiculously bad the GM would be a complete moron for either offering it or matching it, that's why almost nobody does it.  That means it's not a tool that can be used to acquire help

#2661718 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 March 2016 - 08:29 AM

The thing with businesses is that there's never enough money. They could make more money than the rest of the league combined and priority will always be on revenue.


Mr. I. always said that you don't buy a pro team to get rich, you get rich to buy a pro team.  Christopher needs to learn that lesson if this is his idea of how to run the team.

#2660936 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 March 2016 - 06:10 PM

Guess they were just messing around in practice?
The Wheel Deal ‏@Bill_Roose  32s32 seconds ago

The #RedWings lines in pregame: Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Larkin; Tatar-Datsyuk-Mantha; Nyquist-Sheahan-Athanasiou; Helm-Glendening-Richards.


#2660551 Fixing this mess....

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 March 2016 - 11:42 PM

First fire Blashill. If an entire team falls off it's on the coach