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#161 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Supposedly it's down to Dallas & Detroit for Cleary.  

 

More rumors on the question of why Alfie's leaving Ottawa:

 

Why is Daniel Alfredsson leaving the only team he's known, Ottawa? Hearing Senators low-balled him.

 

Let Dallas have Cleary please.

 

Also Ottawa low-balled him? lol

 

He is 40 year's old. Did Alfie think they would high ball him? lol



#162 wings_fanatic

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

Yeah Brunner went 5 and 4 in 14 games and was a plus 2

Alfie went 4 and 4 in 10 games and was a plus 5

 

So your sarcastic point about me missing the playoffs is pretty irrelevant!

 

Brunner is a lot younger thank Alfie and can continue to do that for us for years. Not jsut one. As long as we keep Brunner and sign Grabo, I will be happy with signing Alfie as extra.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

I absolutely hate this signing! Grrrrr!  I hope he proves me wrong! 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

I wonder if this means others are coming too
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Hearing Dallas is in the mix for Dan Cleary.  That would open the door for Alfie to wear 11.

Okay, there is a small ray of sunshine in this



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

I agree with VM, he does not fill the main void with this team, a sniper.

 

Unfortunately Mule is supposed to fill that void, he was picked over Hossa, he was supposed to be the scoring machine the Wing's need.

 

However he is more often playing like Johan Franzen instead of the Mule!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Nothing against Danny, but if we do end up signing Alfie - Cleary then needs to be let go.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:24 AM

Are youf****** kidding me? Cleary too? Why don't we just go ahead and sign Chelios too while we're at it. f***. 


I'm surprised Lilja isn't a wing again already.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:25 AM

Nothing against Danny, but if we do end up signing Alfie - Cleary then needs to be let go.

Would take him for 1 year over Cleary for 3



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

 

Brunner is a lot younger thank Alfie and can continue to do that for us for years. Not jsut one. As long as we keep Brunner and sign Grabo, I will be happy with signing Alfie as extra.

 

You are banking a lot on the future of a guy who was unable to keep up with the NHL pace over a half season, he is yet to play a full season in the league and you are extrapolating what he can do based off of what he did in a very small sample size.

I am basing what Alfie can do over a long career worth of accomplishments.

 

Brunner is an unknown commodity and has people feeling giddy with hope, Alfie is a guy who you know what you are going to get, and that is not nearly as exciting as Brunner's potential.

Also while Brunner is a lot younger than Alfie he is not a 20 year old rookie, he is 27, there is a reason it took him until the age of 27 to be discovered!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

Would take him for 1 year over Cleary for 3

 

yes



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:26 AM

Yah for sure. The best part is Cleary wants 3 million a year!! Bye bye Danny boy ... hopefully



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

f*** cleary.. bring in Alfie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, this is kinda my thinking at the moment. And, y'know what, I think it's Holland's as well.

 

My guess is, Holland realized Cleary was/is probably gone, which, like him or hate him, would leave a grizzled-leadership-and-clutch-playoffs-play void on our roster.

 

Alfredsson would be an all-around upgrade. Guy is a warrior. A hungry warrior. With a chip on his shoulder.

 

Again, I'm not the biggest fan of this idea ("Alfie" coming here), but it's not the abomination people are making it ot to be.


Edited by Dabura, 05 July 2013 - 10:29 AM.

Don't Toews me, bro!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Where the f*** are we finding the roster space for these signings?

 

Have a feeling the organization is taking the approach of seeing who plays their way onto the roster in camp & will make adjustments (trades, waivers) before the start of the season.  I would think the bubble players would be the Eaves, Emmertons, Tootoos, Tatars, Samuelssons, etc.  

 

 

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Now a domino game. #Stars offer better for Dan Cleary than #Redwings. Det step up or save the cash for #Panthers Stephen Weiss offer.


Edited by ogreslayer, 05 July 2013 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Would take him for 1 year over Cleary for 3

Sure, how we perceive this Alfredsson signing depends on who he is replacing.  Is he replacing Cleary? Then it's a good move.  Is he our "big signing" of the summer expected to solve all of our problems?  Then it's a bad signing.  


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

 

You are banking a lot on the future of a guy who was unable to keep up with the NHL pace over a half season, he is yet to play a full season in the league and you are extrapolating what he can do based off of what he did in a very small sample size.

I am basing what Alfie can do over a long career worth of accomplishments.

 

Brunner is an unknown commodity and has people feeling giddy with hope, Alfie is a guy who you know what you are going to get, and that is not nearly as exciting as Brunner's potential.

Also while Brunner is a lot younger than Alfie he is not a 20 year old rookie, he is 27, there is a reason it took him until the age of 27 to be discovered!

Following your logic we should just trade all our draft picks for known players then because we can predict their output. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:29 AM

Dallas and Detroit are in the mix for UFA winger Dan Cleary...



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:29 AM

@DownGoesBrown: I would watch a 24/7 of Sens fans watching this year's 24/7.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

I find it somewhat refreshing to see a tweet that stated “Alfie wanted a shot at a Cup before retirement.” Shows that DRW may still be “it” franchise for veterans wanting to win. Maybe not so much with the younger crew, but could be nice if it rubs off on some of them. Or maybe the Wings could just win a Cup again and do it the old fashioned way!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:32 AM

I guess Detroit needed a little something to instantly rekindle a rivalry with the Leafs  :)







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