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Andersson's only problem as far as I can tell is that he slower than molasses. He looks like a destitute version of Holmstrom.

I like what he did against the ducks in the playoffs back in... I forget - back when he could skate.

What are you talking about? Andersson did not play in the NHL before this season, let alone in 2009.

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I agree....sit Cleary and send Andersson back to GR and give a bone to Sheahan and Ferraro

Sheahan is even slower than Andersson, and Ferraro is not yet strong enough to compete in the NHL.

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Exactly. F Cleary. Get someone else in there. The experiment is over.

In his defense, the next year he got him going to 25 goals... just saying. I'm not a Hudler fan by any stretch, but he eventually got going, doubt it to be the case with cleary though, he looks to be done

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What are you talking about? Andersson did not play in the NHL before this season, let alone in 2009.

I'm pretty sure he was talking about cleary's performance againt the ducks.

I don't usually join in on the blind hate of the token LGW whipping boy, but, Cleary has been dreadful. He has been slow and weak. Not to mention, his decision making has been terrible. Watch the second goal for the blues. We were on the PK and Pavs lugged the puck deep into their zone, then you have cleary following close for a pass or rebound. Once the blues got the puck back they had a 3 on 2 to the net. Cleary should not be on the pk anyway, but, that mental error was inexcusable. It looks like he forgot how to play in addition to getting older and slower.

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I'm pretty sure he was talking about cleary's performance againt the ducks.

I don't usually join in on the blind hate of the token LGW whipping boy, but, Cleary has been dreadful. He has been slow and weak. Not to mention, his decision making has been terrible. Watch the second goal for the blues. We were on the PK and Pavs lugged the puck deep into their zone, then you have cleary following close for a pass or rebound. Once the blues got the puck back they had a 3 on 2 to the net. Cleary should not be on the pk anyway, but, that mental error was inexcusable. It looks like he forgot how to play in addition to getting older and slower.

Concur. If you have a clear 2 on 1 (and by clear, i mean 10 plus feet of separation), you take the risk and try to keep your shot somewhere that doesnt generate a huge rebound. But if you are just pressing on the pk because it "looks ok", then you are putting your team at risk. There was no reason for Cleary to push farther than the blue line in that instance. He put his team in jeopardy there.

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Sheahan is even slower than Andersson, and Ferraro is not yet strong enough to compete in the NHL.

Not true. Andersson's skating has always been a problem and has been frequently mentioned in his scouting reports.

Sheahan moves alright for a big man.

In fact, I can't think of any area where Sheahan doesn't have more upside than Andersson.

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Not true. Andersson's skating has always been a problem and has been frequently mentioned in his scouting reports.

Sheahan moves alright for a big man.

In fact, I can't think of any area where Sheahan doesn't have more upside than Andersson.

Even if Shehan is slower (somehow) he is also a lot more physical, which is something we need

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Not true. Andersson's skating has always been a problem and has been frequently mentioned in his scouting reports.

Sheahan moves alright for a big man.

In fact, I can't think of any area where Sheahan doesn't have more upside than Andersson.

Aside from handling his liquor? And he's a terrible driver. :lol: this will never get old. Seriously though, can't wait to see Sheahan on the Wings. We need more big guys like the Bruins and Kings to help out our smaller skilled guys. If only Abs remembered how to do things with the puck he would have been a perfect fit on the Z-Brunner line.

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It's probably because Cleary was promoted to the top line, Haha.

BINGO!

According to Khan for today's practice, Cleary has been moved up to the first line and is playing the "net front presence" on the first PP unit.

about time, the guy deserves it. playing his heart out, leaving it all on the ice! what a hero.

THE DAN CLEARY SHOW!

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I'll say one thing that will most likely upset majority of you, but in reality, it makes the most sense. I'm not a Cleary lover by any stretch of imagination, nor do I think he's been playing unbelievable but when it comes down to it, Cleary is a better fit for the top 6 than Tatar is. Immediately, most of you will think i'm crazy but realize what one of our problems is, puck battles and coming out on top, keeping the forecheck going, and maintaining pressure down-low. Cleary will excel at this role, more than Tatar could, at this current time. Tatar would not be able to handle the size, nor experience of majority top 6 lines and top pairing defensemen, which would put him at a disadvantage. Cleary can hold traffic at the boards and compliments Pasha just because of that. He gives pasha what bert did, able to control the big bodies, work it down low, and get the puck back to Pasha to create space. I love Tatar, and I think he's flourished when given this opportunity, hell, I think we should keep him up with how well he's been playing for us, but I honestly don't forsee him giving top pairings a challenge within their own zone, not as much as Cleary can. The recent games, Cleary has been rolling like a work-horse and giving it his all. Does he score like he used to? No. Is the same player as he was? Absolutely not. We need to realize that we don't have the cleary back in the day, but he still can complete his role when needed. With injuries to Franzen ( :confused: ) and Bert, we need someone down in the top 6 that can help assist winning puck battles, and unfortunately, that's Cleary.

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I'll say one thing that will most likely upset majority of you, but in reality, it makes the most sense. I'm not a Cleary lover by any stretch of imagination, nor do I think he's been playing unbelievable but when it comes down to it, Cleary is a better fit for the top 6 than Tatar is. Immediately, most of you will think i'm crazy but realize what one of our problems is, puck battles and coming out on top, keeping the forecheck going, and maintaining pressure down-low. Cleary will excel at this role, more than Tatar could, at this current time. Tatar would not be able to handle the size, nor experience of majority top 6 lines and top pairing defensemen, which would put him at a disadvantage. Cleary can hold traffic at the boards and compliments Pasha just because of that. He gives pasha what bert did, able to control the big bodies, work it down low, and get the puck back to Pasha to create space. I love Tatar, and I think he's flourished when given this opportunity, hell, I think we should keep him up with how well he's been playing for us, but I honestly don't forsee him giving top pairings a challenge within their own zone, not as much as Cleary can. The recent games, Cleary has been rolling like a work-horse and giving it his all. Does he score like he used to? No. Is the same player as he was? Absolutely not. We need to realize that we don't have the cleary back in the day, but he still can complete his role when needed. With injuries to Franzen ( :confused: ) and Bert, we need someone down in the top 6 that can help assist winning puck battles, and unfortunately, that's Cleary.

Well said, but that is entirely too much reason and rationale for LGW. Where is your rage and snark?

That being said, if it were to be done, we should trade him now. For the month of Feb. he's got G: 2 A: 1 Pts: 3 +/-: -1. PIM: 6

He's obviously warming up, so we should do away with him immediately. While he's hot. :ph34r:

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