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#2535565 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

This whole thing makes me think of that time Babs put Filppula on the wing.  I can't imagine this turning out any better.  Which isn't to say Fil was bad on the wing.  He was ok on the wing.  But I'd rather have a winger.  Plain and simple. 

The only year in Detroit Filppula scored more than 40 points was the year he spent most of his time on Zetterberg's wing.

Not when Datsyuk was healthy. A 4th line with Helm or Sheahan at center is far better than one with Glendening at center.Sheahan and Glendening are both natural wingers who can also take a FO. You're just nitpicking at this point.

Sheahan is a natural center. Glendening was a winger until last year when he started working at center to try and increase his value. I don't see why anyone can argue that he'd be better than either Sheahan or Helm.


#2535529 Lines Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 September 2014 - 08:39 AM

Glendening just isn't that good. He's Matt Ellis with better wheels. He's fine as a reserve, but that's about it. I'd rather balance the ice time between the lines more and have a third scoring line and a checking line playing about the same minutes as the game dictates. Helm can handle a role on a scoring line but I think he's better as a check line center. Andersson has some skill, but he's too slow and has zero grit. Callahan has never scores at any level until last year. Take into his low assist numbers and that screams fluke season. I think he can be a decent 4th liner, but you don't build a the trying to keep those guys. Ferraro has Drew Miller upside, if he ever even gets that good. Losing him will not hurt at all.


#2535384 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

That is very true. But that the Panther's arena is actually in Sunrise, Florida - pretty far from the tourist spots. If a Las Vegas team had an area in walking distance from the strip and your choice for the evening was between Carrot Top, Celine Dion and an NHL game I think they could take advantage of the tourists. Also, the hope would probably be that there would be that people would gamble on the game and then go watch it.

 

Again, I think it's a horrible idea, but (if the rumour is true) that is probably what bettman is thinking.

 

Tourists go to Vegas to see Celine Dion, Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, etc. along with gambling.  They don't go to see a hockey game.  Even if they do come from Detroit, or Toronto, or wherever to see their team play Vegas, they're not going to be buying $150 Las Vegas Regrets jerseys, and $20 hats, or the other merchandise.




#2535289 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 09:47 PM


outside the building is the sign..."you'll never find a more retched hive, of scum and villainy"


 
perfect for Vegas


And Sean Avery


#2535255 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

I'd buy that




#2535237 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Tuskan Raiders!  Yes!!!!!


The only problem is that they'd skate single file to hide their numbers, so they'd have horrible spacing.


#2535226 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

Damn there goes another guy I would have liked on a cheap contract Sheldon Brookbank signed to a PTO by the Calgary Flames this Calgary team is going to be something else wow http://www.chicagotr...0829-story.html


If by so.ething else you mean one of the worst teams in league history, then yes they are.


#2535225 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

Las Vegas Bettmans. Nevada Follies. Las Vegas Mistakes. Las Vegas Regrets Las Vegas Tuskan Raiders


#2535224 Alfie wants to play

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Cleary used to be a very good role player. Now his knees are shot and he can't skate. Unless he found some magic pills that healed them, he shouldn't be anywhere near an NHL ice surface. If they really wanted him back he should have gotten a tryout deal. Now I'd he doesn't make it the Wings are stuck with 2.5 mil in cap hit because you know he'll get his 10 games in.


#2535161 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Nevada Empty Seats The Griswolds Las Vegas WTF Is Hockey


#2535064 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

Holland hasn't stepped down for two simple reasons. He thinks he can still do the job and he's not ready to be the next Jimmy D.


#2534972 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Taking a team like TB or Dallas and improving it is a lot easier than what Holland is trying to do.  I'm not sure how people trying to compare the three of them can't see that.  Let me know when either of them guide a team to the Cup.  Holland is juggling a time bomb right now, eventually it's going to blow up and the wings are going to crash, but so far he's done a hell of a job keeping the team from falling off into the league basement while overseeing a team that had the core age out, half the payroll cut, then start seeing the new core aging out, and he still has several good to great prospects coming up.  The one concern I have is a lack of top line center potential, unless Larkin turns into one soon.




#2534925 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Holland could've waited (and waited) to re-sign Q until now. He missed out on the big names and pulled the trigger too quick on Q. I also think it would have cost about $1.5M less if he had waited. Even if Q left, he is easily replaced.
 
I still don't get why Morris hasn't signed anywhere. I must be missing something with him...


Quincey likely would have been signed well before now


#2534892 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

You need good scouting and proper development in order to get value from your draft picks, as well as a solid plan (looking at you, Oilers), but a high percentage of the elite players come from the top half of the first round.  Last year's top 8 scorers were first round picks, 3 first overall, a 2nd, a 5th, then 19th, 22nd, and 28th.  Looking at the top 30 scorers, only 6 were taken outside of the first round, and 18 of the 30 were top 10 picks.  Looking at defensemen by TOI/gm, 12 of the top 30 were first rounders, and 7 were taken in the second.  Given that 18 year old defensemen are harder to project, that makes sense, but it still shows that you're far more likely to get a #1 defenseman in the first round than you are in any other round.


I remember when z and d would never turn into Stevie and feds...

 

They didn't.  Yzerman and Fedorov were better players.




#2534887 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

Holland has done that in the past.  Del Zotto would have been a decent choice over Quincey, for example, but for whatever reason he hasn't wanted to in recent years.  Maybe that's more on Babcock though.