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Red Wings won't pursue David Clarkson

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Say what u will about Clarkson but if holland spends 3 million to keep Cleary and not go after a guy like Clarkson this site is going to go into full melt down mode.

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I do agree, but Clarkson brings an element we haven't really had in awhile. A tough guy that can score. Definitely not heartbroken but disappointed that he's asking for so much

Clarkson will get his payday - that is certain...

Will he continue to put up points in each, and every season with his new contract?....That to me is uncertain...

Say what u will about Clarkson but if holland spends 3 million to keep Cleary and not go after a guy like Clarkson this site is going to go into full melt down mode.

I can understand why Holland doesn't get involved in the Vinny & Clarkson sweepstakes, but he then keeps Bert/Sammy, and will most likely re-sign Cleary...That I haven't a clue as to what he's up to.

7 years, $42M for a 29 year old with ONE half-decent season. I don't care if he fights like Mike Tyson, thats a ridiculous amount of money.

Just think of the discussions around the water cooler the day after Clarkson bites Crosby's ear off.

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No problem losing out on. Vinny but David just hurts, he would have filled a ton needs.

I am not impatient but this isn't what Wings fans are used to. Instead of just being in the mix DRW should be the frontrunners.

Weiss, Ribiero and Ryder? That would be a very disappointing offseason given that guys with size are available.

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Horton is still available - however he too isn't worth what he wants.

IMHO - guys like Weiss/Ryder might be the "best bang for the buck".

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I think we all can agree that Clarkson is not worth 42 mil over 7 years but that is going to be his pricetag and the guy will get it from some team and I don't blame him one bit for that, it is his payday probably the last one in his career so he does need to cash in.

The Wings fanbase has always talked about how cool it would be to get a Lucic type of player, well here we have one and most people are moaning over having to overpay in order to get him, the so called best GM in hockey is - once again - lowballing him...

why is it so hard for some to understand where the frustration is coming from? Don't want to sign Clarkson or Horton fine than find another way to really improve this team (meh players aren't improvement they are replacements at best).

Waiting for next years ufa class year after year, is like not buying or upgrading a PC because in 1 year there will be better hardware...it just doesn't work t hat way.

So let us assume the Wings don't get Clarkson or Horton which of the remaining UFAs is going to help this team? Jagr, Iginala - nope 0 goals in the playoffs. Ryder, Ribiero (a guy with a very questionable attitude?) stay away please.

Overpaying for Yandle? yeah great giving up assets is way better than overpaying with $ for some highly thought after UFAs.

Comparing the new UFA prices to the ones before the lockout doesn't work also, with Getzlaf and Perry getting their new paydays as stars players a tier below them are going to command a bit less but not a lot...this is just the reality nowadays.

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I think we all can agree that Clarkson is not worth 42 mil over 7 years but that is going to be his pricetag and the guy will get it from some team and I don't blame him one bit for that, it is his payday probably the last one in his career so he does need to cash in.The Wings fanbase has always talked about how cool it would be to get a Lucic type of player, well here we have one and most people are moaning over having to overpay in order to get him, the so called best GM in hockey is - once again - lowballing him...why is it so hard for some to understand where the frustration is coming from? Don't want to sign Clarkson or Horton fine than find another way to really improve this team (meh players aren't improvement they are replacements at best).Waiting for next years ufa class year after year, is like not buying or upgrading a PC because in 1 year there will be better hardware...it just doesn't work t hat way.So let us assume the Wings don't get Clarkson or Horton which of the remaining UFAs is going to help this team? Jagr, Iginala - nope 0 goals in the playoffs. Ryder, Ribiero (a guy with a very questionable attitude?) stay away please.Overpaying for Yandle? yeah great giving up assets is way better than overpaying with $ for some highly thought after UFAs.Comparing the new UFA prices to the ones before the lockout doesn't work also, with Getzlaf and Perry getting their new paydays as stars players a tier below them are going to command a bit less but not a lot...this is just the reality nowadays.

Horton comes with a slew of injury concerns from his history of concussions to this shoulder issue that some are worried will be repeat - as well as a desire to play in a warm weather, non-traditional, hockey market.

edit: I don't know why I read this as being a Horton-focused post. My bad. I've already thrown my two cents in when it comes to Clarkson, so I won't bother making anyone read that again.

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I think we all can agree that Clarkson is not worth 42 mil over 7 years but that is going to be his pricetag and the guy will get it from some team and I don't blame him one bit for that, it is his payday probably the last one in his career so he does need to cash in. The Wings fanbase has always talked about how cool it would be to get a Lucic type of player, well here we have one and most people are moaning over having to overpay in order to get him, the so called best GM in hockey is - once again - lowballing him... why is it so hard for some to understand where the frustration is coming from? Don't want to sign Clarkson or Horton fine than find another way to really improve this team (meh players aren't improvement they are replacements at best). Waiting for next years ufa class year after year, is like not buying or upgrading a PC because in 1 year there will be better hardware...it just doesn't work t hat way. So let us assume the Wings don't get Clarkson or Horton which of the remaining UFAs is going to help this team? Jagr, Iginala - nope 0 goals in the playoffs. Ryder, Ribiero (a guy with a very questionable attitude?) stay away please. Overpaying for Yandle? yeah great giving up assets is way better than overpaying with $ for some highly thought after UFAs. Comparing the new UFA prices to the ones before the lockout doesn't work also, with Getzlaf and Perry getting their new paydays as stars players a tier below them are going to command a bit less but not a lot...this is just the reality nowadays.

I've come to the conclusion that if we're ever gonna see a guy/s who can punch faces, and score goals - Holland will have to draft them...

Problem is - Holland tends to draft guys who don't play that style.

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It's nice to see - however what are his, or Callahan's chances of making it to the Motor City?

well he will be playing college hockey next year (so no fights) and he will be working on his game a lot more, Babs loves the kid, his only problem is hee takes a lot of penalties, so going to college hockey should fix that and we should see him in 2-3 years

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well he will be playing college hockey next year (so no fights) and he will be working on his game a lot more, Babs loves the kid, his only problem is hee takes a lot of penalties, so going to college hockey should fix that and we should see him in 2-3 years

Where is McKee playing college hockey at?

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well he will be playing college hockey next year (so no fights) and he will be working on his game a lot more, Babs loves the kid, his only problem is hee takes a lot of penalties, so going to college hockey should fix that and we should see him in 2-3 years

Well - George 'The Stache' Parros was an Ivy Leaguer before making his fists well known in the NHL ;)

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Clarkson is garbage. 4th line scrub with a good season or two.

While he's not worth $5 million per season, I wouldn't say he's garbage. He's proven to be a solid net presence, and if he continues to produce the way he has recently, I consider him a power forward.

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Clarkson is garbage. 4th line scrub with a good season or two.

A guy who can crash the net, hit, fight, protect his teammates, and score dirty goals.... Yea who needs him.

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A guy who can crash the net, hit, fight, protect his teammates, and score dirty goals.... Yea who needs him.

It isn't really a question of would we like to have him, it's do we want to pay him $6 million a year for 7 years.

Do people not understand how bad a cap hit that is for a player like Clarkson. If you paid him, he'd be making basically the same money as Zetterberg ... does that seem logical, to anyone?

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A guy who can crash the net, hit, fight, protect his teammates, and score dirty goals.... Yea who needs him.

30 goals, at that.

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As I statistically laid out in another thread, Clarkson is very overrated and not at all worth the sum he is asking. Do your own research instead of buying right into the hype, people.

In other news, I hate foruming on a phone.

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As I statistically laid out in another thread, Clarkson is very overrated and not at all worth the sum he is asking. Do your own research instead of buying right into the hype, people.

In other news, I hate foruming on a phone.

Try doing it on a tablet when Tapatalk is crushing half the time. The only reason why it works for me is because I have bought a keyboard for it sorry for ot

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Clarkson is garbage. 4th line scrub with a good season or two.

Really? Those one or two seasons are better than our current 4th liners have ever had.

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Really? Those one or two seasons are better than our current 4th liners have ever had.

Our fourth liners aren't asking for 42 million.

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Our fourth liners aren't asking for 42 million.

Yeah, but I'm saying that he's not just some 4th liner with a few good seasons. He's proven he's better and deserves a pay increase.

I wouldn't give him 42 million, though.

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