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#2634772 All purpose Mike Babcock thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 November 2015 - 08:10 PM

Babcock's biggest issue is he thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. Once his ego shrinks a bit he'll be back to being a great coach.

#2634114 Goalie Battle

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 October 2015 - 07:12 PM

The goalie doesn't make them cough up the puck entering the offensive zone, mishandle passes, ignore their linemates, or cause a big guy to play like he's 5'6" 135 pounds.

#2633464 Is Dylan Larkin a lock to stay in the NHL beyond 9-games?

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 October 2015 - 05:59 PM

He's been the second best forward so far, he should stay

#2633341 Brad Richards out 1-2 weeks

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 October 2015 - 07:18 PM

Richards out might help

#2633293 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 October 2015 - 01:37 PM

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader should be a staple. I think Nyquist is better when playing with Z, and Larkin should be centering his own line.
Kip, I agree with you that each line should have a bigger body that can do the majority of the grunt work so I'd like to hear your take on my lines. What's the problem with having Sheahan being that guy on the 3rd line? I could see him doing well in an Abdelkader type role, he's a big body, good in the corners, and is pretty good in front of the net. He's also not very strong in the faceoff circles (has never finished a season above 50% and is currently at 45.9%). We all know that we have too many centers. Why not try Sheahan over on the wing? He looked pretty good there in preseason...

Sheahan needs to figure out he's not smaller than Hudler before he could play that role. A cotton ball is harder than him.

#2630228 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:45 AM

Should I let Lefty and Stumpy down the road teach me how to juggle chainsaws?

#2630225 Abdelkader named NHL's first star of week

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:35 AM

Hatterkader. Offer him 3 deals, 6x$3.75, 5x$4, 4x$4.5. Too much money for too long and it will bite us later

#2630224 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:31 AM

Hopefully the rest of the team gets going, they can't win forever with 3 players driving the offense.

#2630223 Interesting Article about NHL Veterans Not finding jobs

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:29 AM

Anyone with any sense at all saw this coming a mile away. It's the same in the NFL, stars get paid and you fill out the roster with cheap players as best you can.

#2628948 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by DickieDunn on 08 October 2015 - 09:08 PM

If he hadn't been trades he'd be scoring his goals in Sweden instead. Not any kind of loss

#2628791 Janmark nylen makes the Dallas roster

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 October 2015 - 07:16 PM

What player would Janmark replace this year? Nobody. So he'd go back to Sweden. Who would he replace next year? Mantha? AA? Bertuzzi? Nope. Back to Sweden, probably for good.

He wasn't a top prospect. He was a middling prospect and made a team with a weaker forward group than the Wings. He had virtullay no chance of ever being a Red Wing, better to get a gut like Cole than nothing at all.

#2628387 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

Jensen is fast. Other than that, he's nothing special. There's a reason the people who see these players every day on and off the ice choose one player over another.

#2625506 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 September 2015 - 10:29 PM

Cody Franson is as reliable as a rusted out 86 Geo Metro

#2623361 Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

Was this written by a Colorado fam who didn't know hockey existed before they moved from Quebec?

#2623161 Abdelkader entering contract year, possible $4M extension?

Posted by DickieDunn on 15 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

If Andelkader is on a 20 goal 40 point pave again, he deserves $4 mil.