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DickieDunn

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#2530362 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 July 2014 - 09:52 AM

Everyone here is aware that Tatar just had a better rookie season than Datsyuk right?  He's also about 200% more gritty than the majority of our team.  How on earth is everybody so willing to trade him away for a project defenseman.  Because that's what Myers is, lest we forget.  A project.  Just like the countless other projects we've acquired over the last five years which haven't panned out. 
 
I, for one, am not willing to move a guy who just scored 39 points buried on our third line (with rookie linemates) for a guy that Buffalo fans affectionately nicknamed "The Gentle Giant". 
 
Trade for someone better, or don't trade.  I prefer the latter actually.  No more shortcuts.  That's what got us into this mess. 


More points does not mean better. Datsyuk was quite a bit ahead of him in other areas.


#2530337 MDZ close to signing with wings?

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

A kid will come in when someone gets hurt. They won't have the rookies rotating through as the 7.


#2530201 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 July 2014 - 11:52 PM

why the heck is Morris still unsigned?


He's old and a 3rd pair D.


#2530117 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 July 2014 - 01:55 PM

There were only 33 people with 100+ PIM last year league wide, the leader was Sestito with 213.  Staying under 100 PIM isn't much of an accomplishment.  He was second on the Jets in PIM, was far and away their worst +/- player, took 38 minor penalties (5 more than KFQ).  

 

BTW in 97-98, 121 players had 100+ PIM, Brashear had the most at 372.




#2530082 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by DickieDunn on 05 July 2014 - 09:13 AM

I figured $6 mil per for 7 years for Niskanen. That was pretty close and unless he continues to play like he did last year it's a bad contract. Boyle, Ehrhoff , and Vanek took less to go to teams they wanted to play for.


#2530031 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 July 2014 - 07:48 PM


I don't need a top pairing D to be happy. Just someone right handed that can move the puck that can replace Kindl. They don't even have to be very good, just get Kindl out of here.


Exactly there are a lot of players in the league that would fit that bill and make our defense more solid. 
Other GMs seem to be able to make trades and improve their teams but Holland constantly has his hands tied behind his back.


Other GMs also make moves just to make them and don't get any better, they just look different.


#2530030 Hockey News: Red Wings D hunting

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

Does his weight affect his game? Does he get passed easily? Is he abnormally slow?

I guess I hear the fat accusations but no one seems to discuss his actual playing ability.

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He's fat and bad defensively. Like I said, if he moved to wing and was cheap, OK. On d or for a lot, no thanks.


#2529989 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 04 July 2014 - 03:37 PM


 
OR, he didn't want to trade Mantha + Jurco + Sproul + 1st for Yandle or Green.
 
See, I can be over-zealous too.
 
LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


 
Nobody on these forums wants that trade.  What a lot of us DO want is for the manager to do something to actually improve the team.  But, apparently, mediocrity and status-quo are perfectly acceptable in the bowels of the JLA.


But if the options are trade a huge package for Handle or Myers, get a guy who is beat suited as a second pair guy, or nothing, then what should he do? Anything he does at that point will lead to Holland is a moron screaming


#2529690 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 03 July 2014 - 03:55 AM

Kronwall Smith Kindl and most of the prospects ate puck movers. Pulk has little trade value because of his size speed and how he'd be viewed league wide. Tatar put up more points Datsyuk was still better his rookie year. Offer sheets are a waste of time.


#2529621 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 July 2014 - 08:18 PM

I appreciate the optimism, and yes, this team will make playoffs.  It's just that we didn't get any better.  And yes, Quincey will hurt us if he plays like he did the past few seasons.  Especially last year.  The guy single-handedly cost us double digit games.  If he plays solid, then obviously this is fine, but that's not his track record.


He did not cost the team double digit games single handedly.


#2529615 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 July 2014 - 08:15 PM

Quincey for Green straight up.


#2529370 Dont Jump Yet...

Posted by DickieDunn on 02 July 2014 - 10:08 AM

Quincey isn't as bad as people say and he was one of the better guys available. He's still not worth close to that much. It's like going to the prom with your cousin so you don't have to go alone. The only way the D will improve now is if they trade Dekeyser, Ericsson, or Smith in a package for a legit top 4 guy and/or they move Kindl or Lashoff to make a spot for a rookie and use the guy who stays as the 7.


#2529111 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

As I've stated in several threads, comments complaining about how fans are reaction will be deleted and will result in suspension. 
 
Stay on topic. 


Calling Holland a f---ing moron and all the other crap happening: OK. Saying settle doan that it's not the end of the world: threaten with suspension. Gotcha.


#2528921 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

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This is for Kenny




#2528814 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 01 July 2014 - 05:59 PM

 

Ever been? Ever wonder why there are many multimillionaires in the suburbs of Detroit? It's because no one lives in the damned city, the live in the suburbs which are considered some of the best places to live in the whole country.

 

Yes, but you're not being offered a contract to play for the Bloomfield Hills Red Wings.  They also want to live in places with thriving downtowns, and for the more business minded players, areas that have a lot of potential endorsement deals.  Warmer weather helps too.