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#21 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:35 AM

 

Bottom line here with Dan Cleary is that he had second thoughts after agreeing to PTO with Flyers. Met with Holland/Babcock yesterday...

 

Cleary thanked Flyers for PTO but said he had change of heart, wants to stay in Detroit. Taking less than market value for sure.

 

 

 

 Honestly I'm not sure how to feel about this.  It all depends on how Holland trims the roster and who's getting ice time. 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

this is good, LGW seemed overdue for an implosion :P

 

really though, i'm not surprised at all. and will wait to be upset or not until we figure out how this roster is getting slimmed down.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

From Pierre LeBrun...

Bottom line here with Dan Cleary is that he had second thoughts after agreeing to PTO with Flyers. Met with Holland/Babcock yesterday...

 

He wanted to see one last time if Wings could do anything. As @aaronward_nhl reported, Wings able to come up with 1 yr/$1.75 M

 

Cleary thanked Flyers for PTO but said he had change of heart, wants to stay in Detroit. Taking less than market value for sure.

 

 

And perhaps the most concerning tweet of all...

 

A good season by Cleary and he'll be able to get a better deal next summer with salary cap going up

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

 

Holland said they have 3 weeks to decide how to trim roster.
 

 

 

 

So how do we do this now with Cleary as well as the other spots that need to be cleared? 

 

If he takes Tatars spot, I'm driving up to the D and punching Kenny.


Edited by sleepwalker, 12 September 2013 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Cleary wanted to be a Wing and is taking less than we offered at the end of the year... Money shows he's definitely not playing top 6 minutes.  

 

One year deal? Perfect.

 

Is Tatar in play? hopefully not.

 

Helm is going to start in LTIR, Nyquist is going to start in GR.

 

So we need to get rid of one more player to start the year. Can't we use a normal buyout on Samuelsson?  Tootoo?



#26 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Here's hoping Cleary stays healthy this season.  If he does then he'll at least earn that contract. 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Get rid of Tootoo or Bert or Sammy and all will be fine.  Cleary's better than any of them and he's cheaper.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Is there any chance even if Cleary is the worst player on the ice at camp, he ends up being cut? or does this give him immunity?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:39 AM

So how do we do this now with Cleary as well as the other spots that need to be cleared? 

 

That is the $1 milli....err, $1.75M question.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

this is good, LGW seemed overdue for an implosion :P

 

really though, i'm not surprised at all. and will wait to be upset or not until we figure out how this roster is getting slimmed down.

I think this is the best way to go about it as a fan.  The season hasn't started yet.  No one knows what will happen throughout training camp and up to opening day, but as long as the best players are on the ice in October, and the worst/least effective three players are the ones traded/waived/whatever, then I'll be okay.  I trust that Babcock and Holland are a good judge for what will make this team the most competitive, and cuts will be made accordingly.  For what its worth, I happen to think Cleary can bring more to the Wings than a guy like Emmerton, but we will see how the cards play out.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:42 AM

******* ridiculous. They pursued Cleary like he's an all-star, it's unbelievable.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:43 AM

I have a ton of respect for any player who takes that big of pay cut (and on a short deal) to stay in Detroit.

Say what you will about the roster and cap situation, but Cleary is a one loyal Wing.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

I have a ton of respect for any player who takes that big of pay cut (and on a short deal) to stay in Detroit.

Say what you will about the roster and cap situation, but Cleary is a one loyal Wing.

 

agreed. cleary's heart is the size of the grinches.. but like, at the end of the movie


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#34 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

******* ridiculous. They pursued Cleary like he's an all-star, it's unbelievable.

 

Honestly it sounds more like he pursued them. 

 

 

 

 

As Cleary says via text message, he's following his heart

 

 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

I admire his loyalty, and the injuries he played through during the playoffs.

But I swear to god I'll bef****** furious if he takes someone like Tatars spot.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

Was totally blind sided by this this morning, re-read the text three times to make sure...I just saw now to what term and I won't lie it looks good, AS long as we don't loose Tartar or Nyquist to the minors!!
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

One more point, if anyone is angry maybe direct your anger at Babcock. I seriously doubt if he didn't want Cleary they would have put any resources into him. I have no insider info, my brother doesn't know a guy who knows a guy who works at the NSA and listens to Ken Holland's phone calls (and if I was in the NSA that's what I'd spy on, NHL GM trade discussions lol) but if Babcock didn't see value in Cleary vs. whomever else on the Wings roster he'd have said so.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

I have a ton of respect for any player who takes that big of pay cut (and on a short deal) to stay in Detroit.

Say what you will about the roster and cap situation, but Cleary is a one loyal Wing.

 

Well said. I am happy to have him back. 



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

Is there any chance even if Cleary is the worst player on the ice at camp, he ends up being cut? or does this give him immunity?

 

Samuelsson is around, so I doubt Cleary will be the worst player at camp.

 

The money and term aren't bad for Cleary, but I just can't get around how completely unnecessary this move is. He's a better player than Sammy or Bert, though having all three around is ridiculous. Nyquist is somehow going to start in Grand Rapids, which is an insult to him because he deserves to be in the NHL. 

 

Real puzzling decision by Holland after a strong summer otherwise. His obsession with veterans and loyalty to certain players goes overboard too often. 


 
 
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:53 AM

He'd just fall down and the octopus would slither away with the puck.

 

 

You could throw an octopus at him.


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