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DickieDunn

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#2525151 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 22 June 2014 - 05:14 PM


Glendening and Helm have the same value??
Pulkkinen is about to replace Jurco??
Ummm no.


 

no one said that. I said they are the same player, which they are. Both a small fast checking line C's. I said very clearly that I trade Helm because he has MORE value. read before you type.


Helm is one of the best 3rd line centers in the NHL. Glendening is a border line NHL player. That's like saying Lucic is like Shanahan because they're both big wingers.


#2524933 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

True - however a good portion of said fighters could make the opposition miserable by hitting them hard, and clean each time that player hits the ice.


Most players in the draft don't make it to the NHL - be it skilled or thuggish.

 

Forgive my ignorance - I don't recall the Wings drafting anyone with a penchant for the rough stuff in quite some time, but then again I really don't follow Major Junior, nor the AHL.

 

13-Bertuzzi and McNulty

12-McKee

11-Hudon and Nedomlel

10- Sheahan (not a fighter but projected as a physical center)

09-Callahan

08- Cayer is a big guy

07-Smith

06-Matthias was supposed to be a power forward

 

Before that they had guys like Kolosov, Bootland, and Ryan Barnes.




#2524909 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 June 2014 - 05:54 PM

Players of that ilk are out there - just that it's best to draft them which is something Holland & Co have shied away from.

 

They've drafted guys like that.  They just haven't made it to the NHL.  Most guys "of that ilk" who get drafted don't.




#2524908 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by DickieDunn on 20 June 2014 - 05:52 PM

the sad thing is, all these quality players becoming available and Holland is thinking about re-signing Cleary...horrible.

 

 

Yup, because he can only do one thing at a time.  Talking to Cleary about a possible 2 way contract is the only thing he's working on.  




#2524455 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 June 2014 - 03:18 PM

When Babcock has had a pure fighter in Detroit the guy barely played. Why get an old guy that forces a young still improving player out just so he can play 5 minutes a night in maybe 50 games then not sniff the ice in the playoffs?


#2524298 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 June 2014 - 06:55 PM

 

We have plenty of Veteran Slots with Grand Rapids available this season. Tootoo, Emmerton, McIntyre, and Eaves are all gone, and Evans and Grant aren't signed. Even with them brought back we still have a spot open for another vet.

 

And as bad as Cleary is now a days, he's still better than almost all of those guys. He won't hurt Grand Rapids at all...The Wings on the other hand would be insane to give him a spot.

 

 

Yup.  He'd be a good guy for GR, bad guy for Detroit.




#2524288 Detroit re-signs Gustavsson 1 yr $1.85 mill

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

Don't like it at all. Mrazek doesn't need another year in Grand Rapids with nothing to prove. Monster is too much of a risk as a backup and quite frankly, he wasn't good the second half of the season either.

 

Mrazek needs to play.  If Howard is healthy, he's playing 60 games or so, leaving less than 25 for the backup.  It's not very often that a kid with waiver exemptions is brought in to backup an established starter.  It also gives them a 3rd goalie that they can trust to com in and play if there is a long term injury.  Would you really like to see a tandem of Mrazek and McCollum for a month if Howard goes down with a serious injury?  This way Mrazek can come up and split time with a guy who has shown he can be at least adequate in Gustavsson.




#2524084 Jiri Sekac

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

Yep, Holland's M.O.
 
How many times is he going to go to this well?  I wouldn't mind these undrafted, unproven European "projects" if they were for GR only to learn the NA game and EARN a spot in the NHL.  If Holland wants to sign Nosek and Sekac or Ballsek for all I care for GR then fine, but these guys expect NHL spots...we already have a log jam up front and NEED legit top line scoring....not projects.


Where does it say they're being given a spot? Nowhere. Mantha says his goal is the NHL immediately, "oooh such confidence.". Nosek says something about the NHL immediately, "he's being handed a spot wtf stoopid Holland.". Even Brunner wasn't just given the spot, he played well enough in the brief camp to earn it. It seems like you're complaining before there's anything to complain about.


#2524081 Shawn Thornton will not be returning to the Bruins

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2014 - 08:09 PM

Nosek is signed for the future. Think of him as a draft pick they just signed. The rest of your post is nonsense. Thornton isn't what the team needs but Holland is stupid for not having any interest in him even though nothing about Thornton or that type of player has been mentioned at all by the team.


#2524029 Hemsky testing market

Posted by DickieDunn on 16 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

He'd be in the press box within a month.


#2523898 Wings sign Tomas Nosek to 2 year entry level deal

Posted by DickieDunn on 14 June 2014 - 08:20 PM


Who cares where a person was born? They sign the best available players. It could be none of the local boys were as good.


 
For me and some very good friends (both male + female) this is very important, because it helps building that "us" feeling with a club. Just look at how much people are already liking Dekeyser and it will only get better as he improves. I didn't want to mention the Habs because for them it's not "doing the right thing" driven its politically driven and thats hugely different to just wanting some local heroes on your team.
 
Anyway I guess the michigan boys on this forum will know better how important that is for them :-)
 
As for non of the local boys being as good well how do you/we know if they aren't getting a chance?


I'd rather win with nobody from Michigan on the team than lose with a half dozen local boys. This isn't juniors or college.


#2523737 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

The only thing you do when you sign a player to an offer sheet is do the other team's negotiating for them unless you make the world's worst offer. There's a good reason nobody makes them often and only one hasn't been matched.


#2523685 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

What we really need is a top end defenceman...  Kronner is a solid #2, or a fantastic #3...  What he isn't is a #1 d-man.
 
I know I'll get slammed for this BUT...  I think the Wings should fire an offer sheet off to PK Subban.  Max money, max years with as many poision pills as Montreal can swallow.  If nothing else it will "cost" a division rival  some cash.


Who's better than Kronwall?



#2523637 Fedor Malykhin

Posted by DickieDunn on 12 June 2014 - 05:27 PM

People get way too caught up on these guys.  Fedorille Brunnerstromov is just another guy who has torn up Europe and has a lot to learn about what it takes to be more than a role player in the NHL.




#2523542 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by DickieDunn on 11 June 2014 - 07:44 PM



Wait, what? Vanek? He was a ghost in the playoffs

Did you even watch the Canadians? Hell even NBC guys commented in it a couple times. He was always a threat and putting pressure on the opposing team.


Vanek was such a threat he was demoted to the 4th line and the Habs won't even try to re-sign him.