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Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC


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#1 Jedi

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

Seeing plenty of reports from credible sources, appears its unofficially official, Cleary will sign with the Flyers.

Some details from Helene St. James...
 

Daniel Cleary is going to Philadelphia Flyers for 3 years, AAV of $2.75 Million. NTC. Deal won't be official till end of month

Know Red Wings teammates very disappointed to lose Daniel Cleary. Coach Mike Babcock very badly wanted him back. Guy delivered in playoffs.

 
And to answer the question we had of who gets the #11 if Cleary returns...

Daniel Alfredsson told Cleary last week if Cleary re-signed with Red Wings, was happy for Cleary to keep no. 11. Now, no need to switch.

 
 
And finally, so everyone knows what kind of cap crunch this puts Philly in, from Sean Gentile (NHL writer for the Sporting News)...

So they Flyers are now nearly $5.5 million over the cap, which is more than Pronger makes. Man oh man.
 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:26 AM

Well, first of all, thankyou Dan Cleary for all you did for us, for laying your body on the line for us, and for being a heart and soul Red Wing.

 

Second of all, what a terrible deal for Philly.  Not just a massive overpayment, but a contract that's 2 years too long for a guy whose playing style has wrecked his body.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:29 AM

Hahaha. And a NTC to boot. 

 

I appreciate Cleary's hard work here over the years, and his come back story is an awesome one, but I definitely won't miss seeing him loose every puck battle he's in and fall on his face every shift. The guy is do doubt one of the hardest workers but simply doesn't have the skill to match.

 

Good luck Cleary! Enjoy your massive overpayment! 




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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Great deal for Cleary. Loved the guy while he was here. You always got 100% effort from him. Not a fan of his critics on here because he's a true Red Wing through and through. The guy basically destroyed his body for our team so you can't fault him for his declining performance.

Hope he enjoys this great contract.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:40 AM

Good for him he fits in there I would think they go after those type of guys all the time I liked Cleary but it was time for him to move on. Still would rather have him over Sammy though
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:05 AM

Apparently Cleary does not understand the finer points of negotiating and playing poker.

 

Mandatory horrible pun: Daniel Cleary is leaving Detroit and going to a New Found Land(ing).

 

 

 

Cleary rejected the Red Wings' offer on July 3 of a three-year, $5.5 million contract ($2 million in each of the first two seasons and $1.5 million the final season).

 

 

 

Josh Rimer of the NextSportsStar.com radio show said Cleary took the Flyers' offer to the Red Wings hoping they'd match it but the answer was no. The Red Wings are $640,000 over the salary cap and have 16 forwards, two more than they'll carry into the regular season.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

Too much for him, hes lost a few steps, isn't durable, and wasn't as clutch as his stats in the playoffs would suggest. Enjoy this boat anchor Philly.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:03 AM

Daniel Cleary, the most coveted, desirable free agent in the history of the National Hockey League.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:12 AM

Must be the clooouuuds in my eyes...


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:24 AM

Must be the clooouuuds in my eyes...

 

Wouldn't that have been something had he gone to Dallas?

 

Daniel you're a staaaaaar...


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:30 AM

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:07 AM

At last, our long national nightmare is over.  Thank you Paul Holmgren for proving again just how insane you really are.  Danny, thanks for all the memories & hard work but I'm glad Kenny came to his senses & didn't match that contract offer.  



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:08 AM

I'm glad he's playing elsewhere for that cap hit. You can bash him all you want (I know I complained about him in GDT's more than once), but there is no denying that he was a warrior on the ice, and always left it all on the ice. In some ways he personified the Red Wings ethos IMHO, but his body just couldn't hold up. Thanks for your contributions to the Winged Wheel, Danny. Good luck in Philly (but I hope you don't score a point against the Wings unless they already have the game won). Give the Pens hell!
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

I wonder if all of the "still talking with Detroit" stuff we've been hearing is just that they're still "talking" so that more teams would take an interest in him and/or offer him more.

 

"Talking" as in:

Hey, Dan!  How's it going?

Pretty good, Ken.  A couple of teams interested in me.

Great!  Any offers you'd like?

Not yet.  Still a little low.

Well, we'll keep talking.  Makes them a little nervous like they might miss out on you.

Thanks, Ken. 

No problem, Dan.  We owe you for not being able to fit you in after all you've done here.

Ok, talk to you later, Ken.

Keep me posted, Dan.

 

 

Seriously, best of luck to him.  He's a good guy.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

So much for him wanting to play for Detroit

Best of luck Danny, you will be missed

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:25 AM

God bless ya Dano, take the money and run buddy. Paul Holmgren is insane.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:38 AM

3yrs? NTC?

...what?

Cleary's not got much left in the tank. Glad we dodged that contract. Gotta wish him the best though, he's not a bad guy and has done a lot for us.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

Phillidelphia, where players go to live out their twilight years on LTIR


Eff Chicago

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:09 AM

I'm glad he's playing elsewhere for that cap hit. You can bash him all you want (I know I complained about him in GDT's more than once), but there is no denying that he was a warrior on the ice, and always left it all on the ice. In some ways he personified the Red Wings ethos IMHO, but his body just couldn't hold up. Thanks for your contributions to the Winged Wheel, Danny. Good luck in Philly (but I hope you don't score a point against the Wings unless they already have the game won). Give the Pens hell!


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:14 AM

If this isn't the definition of overpayment, I don't know what is.

 

Seriously though, Cleary worked his ass off for us and I appreciate everything he has done.  I just don't think he is worth that much.


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