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#2554244 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 December 2014 - 05:18 PM

To those recommending we can afford to trade Helm - I just don't think we will get full value for the guy. He is very underrated around the league and most teams would want a substantial add just to get the conversation going for a 2nd pairing Dman. Until they see the guy playing heart and soul bottom 6 minutes in their sweater they will only see 3rd line C for 2nd pairing dman in trade talks. 
Also any trade for a Dman has to have Kindl going the other way and right now he has negative value with his contract length. Helm and Kindl as the base for a package doesn't get you anything worth writing home about. 
I think the best course of action is to SUCK IT UP and waive Kindl and promote Ouellet. The RH shot will fix itself once a mixture of Pulkkinen, Sproul, Jensen, Marchenko get onto the team in 1-2 years time. 
Just thought I would also bring up Franzen. Does the guy have any trade value at all? He is becoming pretty redundant in Detroit right now and could probably be replaced by a combo of Jurco, Pulkkinen in the top 6. Has been fairly silent the last while and is -7 right now while playing with a mixture of Z and Dats. What do we do with this guy?

I think you're seriously underestimating how much pro scouts and GMs know about the league.

I don't see Kindl as having negative value as long as he can put up some points either. $2.4 mil isnt much of a cap hit.

#2553687 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 December 2014 - 10:37 AM

If Babcock really truly 100% for sure wanted to come back, I think he'd have signed already.  

#2553564 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 December 2014 - 02:37 AM


Well you're certainly free to speculate about what he could or couldn't do.  But we've already established that he's not going to come up as a result of his waiver status, so I'm not really sure why you've chosen to play the contrarian on this particular talking point. 



He cleared to go down originally.  From the CBA:


"the Player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL Games cumulative since
Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than thirty (30) days cumulative on an NHL
roster have not passed since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared."  In that case he does NOT have to clear waivers again.  In other words, if they do end up putting Abdelkader on IR, they can recall Callahan, let him play a couple games, and send him down without clearing waivers.

#2552747 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 November 2014 - 01:38 PM

If Holland truly believes that they're one player away from being a favorite for the Cup at the deadline and that player is available, I think he pulls the trigger.  They have more prospects than they have room for now.  If Pulk continues to score like he has, him one of the D prospects, and a pick or another prospect should be good enough to do it.  

#2552726 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 November 2014 - 11:36 AM

I don't think they're a top contender but they're in that second tier of teams that have a chance.

#2551338 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by DickieDunn on 23 November 2014 - 02:35 PM

Nestrasil might be as food as Drew Miller someday. Cleary looks like his knees are finally better, making him the netter player right now.

#2550762 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by DickieDunn on 21 November 2014 - 11:59 AM

Smith fighting Foligno there wasn't theatrics, it was a heat of the moment I'm going to kick your ass for a dirty hit fight.  Two knuckle draggers who are only in the NHL to fight going at it just because they happen to be on the ice together in a blow out loss fighting is theatrics, and those are the ones that need to be gone from the game.

#2550332 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 November 2014 - 07:25 PM

He's not untouchable but if he gets traded it needs to be for a sure thing, not Myers.

#2550329 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 November 2014 - 07:20 PM

Nestrasil as a serviceable 4th liner who might be a decent 3rd liner someday. I really don't get why anyone is upset.

#2550041 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 19 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

Larkin has 8 points in 9 games as a freshman at Michigan.  I'd say that makes him a pretty good prospect.

#2548810 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

The problem is, Myers isn't necessarily a cornerstone d-man right now, he's just the best on a terrible team.  He MIGHT be, or he might be a second pair D with a $5.5 mil cap hit until the end of the 18-19 season.  Trading for him is a risk, and I don't think it's a good idea to trade a bunch for a risk when the Wings have so many good D prospects, and a top 4 that's pretty well set now.  Further, unless Buffalo takes back Kindl, Quincey, or Ericsson, the trade wouldn't work cap wise.

#2548683 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Hell, why enter the draft when you can further your education (hockey doesn't last forever) and then just choose where you'd like to play? Not saying that players should just start doing this, but the guys who feel their education is more important than the NHL have the right idea.  Then they also can stay an amateur and develop more, ie. Danny D. and possibly win that NCAA title in the process.  It's a fine line to cross risking a payday when you could very well injure yourself and be done before you step foot in pro sports.

You don't "enter" the draft. You're either eligible or not. Dekeyser wasn't drafted because he was a late bloomer.

Datsyuk made the team in 02 because he played so well in camp they didn't want to risk him going back to Russia permanently.

#2548539 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 November 2014 - 03:06 AM

I see you got the flux capacitor working again. It works just fine, but Holland is too cheap to buy the plutonium.

He's not cheap, he just doesn't trust the Iranians.

The makeup is the same and no team has that amount of talent top to bottom any more. Even with that talent though. Bowman had a grinder on each scoring line. He had a couple of hall of famers on each scoring line too.  You didn't need offense out of the grinder.  We need the offense now.  You could afford to use a spot on a grinder when your other top sixers where going to grab 30-50 goals a piece.  We haven't had a thirty goal scorer in years.  I'm not sure why you think it will work now, just because it worked then?

And no team has that many 30 goal players anymore. Stop acting like this is the same league. 2 scorers and a grinder works, and it allows a team with 6 scorers to roll 3 good lines instead of 2.

#2548090 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 09 November 2014 - 10:16 AM

Why would Smith sit? Jurco is sitting a couple games. It's not t end of the world and he isn't the first young player to do it. I expect him to be back in the lineup soon. For those lamenting Helm and Abdelkader on scoring lines, was Bowman an idiot for playing McCarty, Brown, and Lapointe on scoring lines?

#2546526 Michael Del Zotto

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

What's wrong with asking a friend to set you up with one of her friends? I'm sure she has non-pornstar friends. Sounds like she caught feelings and blew this all out of proportion. There's nothing wrong with setting up a date that way when he's out of town after a game. Better then going out to the bar every night trying to bring something home

It sounds like he does it in every city he goes to and won't leave her alone.  This isn't a once in awhile thing.


Maybe there's a good reason nobody wanted him, he sounds like kind of a ******.