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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

It's probably because Cleary was promoted to the top line, Haha.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

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.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

just picked this up from the library...an incredible inspirational story.

 



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

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Guy is a f'n superstar

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

I could score with Pavel

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

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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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

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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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

This thread makes me sad, since Cleary is a shell of a man preciselybecause he's given so much for the team over the years.  So lets remember the good times for a while, eh?

 


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

^Maybe one of those is funny. Kinda. 

 

Eh not really. They seem forced. 



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

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. 

 

Tatar doesn't need to play in the corners because he'd be lighting it up with Dats in open ice.  Tatar was noticeably better on the PP tonight than Cleary.  Judging what Tatar can't do without him even getting a chance is retarded.  And Cleary HAS to "win puck battles in the corner" because he can't hang onto it like a skilled Tatar could.  Cleary should be down on the bottom lines where muck-work is more important.

 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:25 PM

I appreciate Dan for all that he's done prior to this year. He was a key cog in our 08 winning cup run and I'll never forget that series winning goal against the Ducks. But he's been absolutely worthless this year. I can't believe how poor he's been looking. I wish he was doing better but he isn't and needs to be benched. The most worrying thing to me is this is one of the few years where he's been healthy right? I guess the lockout did a number on him.



Making a thread mocking Cleary is pretty s***ty though I must say.  I like everyone else agrees he is done but he has more than served this team well over the years.

I thought it was in bad taste but the last few games he's only been getting worse. I've always hated the notion that we hold on to our guys too long but this might apply here. It's ONE thing if he was playing 7 min a night on the 4th line but it's maddening that he's playing in the top 6 20 min a night. To be fair that isn't his fault. I did like his effort in the 3rd tonight and he got robbed on a chance.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

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sums up Cleary's season


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

lol



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:32 PM

You're all being way too harsh on Cleary. He's done a lot of good things this season, such as: 



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

You're all being way too harsh on Cleary. He's done a lot of good things this season, such as: 

 

ya good point but you forgot to mention a few key things he's excelled in;

 

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:21 AM

This thread makes me sad, since Cleary is a shell of a man preciselybecause he's given so much for the team over the years.  So lets remember the good times for a while, eh?

 

Oh man I jumped to my feet when that happened. What a ****ing hit. Also fighting Pronger to almost a draw. Cleary was a warrior.



Bad quality but I'd rather not listen to the Ducks announcers. Sure he's wearing a visor and turtles but Pronger is a truck and that took guts.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:29 AM



Off-topic and this fight is nothing special but man I miss these days. Avs, Wings, Afternoon, ABC. Was always a war. Gotta love Clement here.







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