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Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

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Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play   108 members have voted

  1. 1. Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

    • Penalty shot goal against Calgary in the 2007 playoffs
      5
    • Fight with Chris Pronger
      6
    • Becoming the first player from Newfoundland to skate the Cup
      12
    • Laying out Dion Phaneuf in the 2007 playoffs
      14
    • GWG against Anaheim in game 7 of the 2009 playoffs
      42
    • Any play where he falls down
      19
    • Other
      4

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Wasn't a shootout, though. It was a big moment in a playoff series tied 2-2.

I would have picked that if Cleary didn't screw up in the fight. He had Pronger in a vulnerable position at one point, and totally whiffed from what I remember. Any halfway decent fighter would have laid a guy out in the spot.

It was actually Draper who scored right after that hit. But yeah, it was awesome.

To be fair, Pronger grabbed at his face and gouged his eye, putting Cleary on the shelf for some time. ***** desperation move by Pronger in that fight, as Cleary was no doubt getting the better of him.

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To be fair, Pronger grabbed at his face and gouged his eye, putting Cleary on the shelf for some time. ***** desperation move by Pronger in that fight, as Cleary was no doubt getting the better of him.

I wouldn't go that far. Cleary never was a fighter. If I'm not mistaken that fight is why Cleary's eyes always look so red.

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I wouldn't go that far. Cleary never was a fighter. If I'm not mistaken that fight is why Cleary's eyes always look so red.

Definitely agree Cleary was never a fighter, but he was definitely holding his own in that one until Pronger went for his eye. I'll never forget it because it pissed me off so damn much.

It's kind of crazy how unlucky Cleary has been with injuries when you think about it. Eye gouging, getting his jaw broke by a slap shot from Samuelsson. That's just all before his knee issues.

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For me, it hasn't happened yet.

The play where he walks to Holland's office and they retire together and live happily ever after in Newfoundland.

Honestly though, no favorite moments but a few years ago I really appreciated his hustle and heart every shift.

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That will probably win, but I like to forget anything that happened in those playoffs.

Cleary was awful in the 2008 playoffs, but the Wings won the Cup. In 2009, he was brilliant and scored a lot, but the Wings lost and he missed that crucial breakaway at the end of game 6 against the Pens.

2007 is a better memory, because the team vindicated itself after choking in the playoffs in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Losing to Anaheim on a deflection sucked, and I still feel we'd have won the Cup if not for that play, but overall, that playoff feels better. Also likely because we won the Cup the following year. 2009 still stings because the Wings haven't won anything since then.

I voted for the Phaneuf hit for the same reasons as yours. The 07 playoffs were a real coming out party for that team. That hit helped define us a team that was able to compete and win in the playoffs and wouldn't be physically intimidated.

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I've always loved that goal against the Ducks. Maybe it's because I dislike them so much, but that goal made me far too happy at the time.

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I liked when Hudler ran over him a couple years ago against the sharks in game 7.

really underlined how that game went... :(

It's hilarious that this is the only time I've seen Hudler throw a big hit and it was on his own player.

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If Cleary scores 25 goals this year, I will buy a Cleary jersey, I will drive to Detroit for a Wings home game and I will hold up a sign that says the worst possible thing anyone on this site comes up with.

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Favorite Dan Cleary moment: '14-'15 season where he bounces back from injuries and the bench and scores 25 goals.

My favorite part of that season was 2 weeks in when Cleary was cleaning the ice with his knees and eventually got benched

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My favorite part of that season was 2 weeks in when Cleary was cleaning the ice with his knees and eventually got benched

Why would you hope he has a terrible season? Don't you think it would be better if he had a legit bounce back year and made the team better?

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Why would you hope he has a terrible season? Don't you think it would be better if he had a legit bounce back year and made the team better?

This is bad in the long run, as it will support Holland's terrible decisions to sign over the hill veterans.

If Cleary does well, suddenly Holland looks like a genius again.

The best thing we can really hope for at this point is for Holland's vet signings to play terribly so we can hope that he finally figures it out.

Sad, really.

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Why would you hope he has a terrible season? Don't you think it would be better if he had a legit bounce back year and made the team better?

He didn't have a bad season. He's like 3 straight and cleary is not getting any healthier. The only way he makes the team better is by not making the team at all

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As for Cleary, it's awesome that he does this sort of extracurricular work, and I'm glad that the Red Wings take community involvement, charities, etc so seriously. There are so many organizations that literally cannot function without the aid of volunteers and/or donations. The Wings' organization does their fair share in this regard, and also provides a good role model for others in the community to do the same. Good on Cleary to keep that spirit alive. At the very least, I hope you've followed in Cleary's footsteps and are regularly donating your time and money to those less fortunate than you.

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That will probably win, but I like to forget anything that happened in those playoffs.

Cleary was awful in the 2008 playoffs, but the Wings won the Cup. In 2009, he was brilliant and scored a lot, but the Wings lost and he missed that crucial breakaway at the end of game 6 against the Pens.

2007 is a better memory, because the team vindicated itself after choking in the playoffs in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Losing to Anaheim on a deflection sucked, and I still feel we'd have won the Cup if not for that play, but overall, that playoff feels better. Also likely because we won the Cup the following year. 2009 still stings because the Wings haven't won anything since then.

What about the Lilja OT giveaway to Selanne?

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What about the Lilja OT giveaway to Selanne?

You really think we would have won that game in OT? :no2:

We couldn't beat Anaheim in OT to save our lives during those playoff series in 2003, 2007 and 2009. Especially against Giguere. It was our destiny to lose.

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My favorite moment is when GMR roots for him all game long....thats not my favorite moment..I hate it. hahaha

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My favorite moment is when GMR roots for him all game long....thats not my favorite moment..I hate it. hahaha

Well, he does provide a comic element.

This team lacks offensive talent and has no toughness. Hard to find anything else to be positive about besides the village idiot.

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