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#2630654 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by Mckinley25 on 14 October 2015 - 07:36 AM

But didn't Maltby try didn't make it and retired into whatever position he has now with the Wings? Vs Danny who is making a semifuss over things.
I respect what Danny did to resurrect his career and playing on knees that finally gave out on him. But sometimes you have to look in the mirror and say I want to do X soooo bad but I can't anymore as my body just won't do it.

How is Danny making a fuss? This is literally the exact same thing that happened with Maltby, he signed a two way contract, got placed on waivers and decided not to play for Grand Rapids. What is the problem?

#2630645 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 14 October 2015 - 04:12 AM

This is almost identical to how the wings approached Maltby's retirement, I don't remember the same animosity aimed at Maltby at that time.

#2630131 Abdelkader named NHL's first star of week

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 12 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

I've gotta say, I was one of the naysayers that didn't think he belonged in the top 6. I was definitely wrong though. Couldn't imagine him not being there now.

#2630228 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by DickieDunn on 13 October 2015 - 12:45 AM

Should I let Lefty and Stumpy down the road teach me how to juggle chainsaws?

#2630219 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 12 October 2015 - 11:50 PM


#2629585 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by FifeHockeyNut on 09 October 2015 - 10:32 PM

This is what Maltby did a number of years ago.  Get a contract.  If it works out and he outplays the kids, then that's fine.  He deserves to be on the team.  If not, he retires and that's that.  Everyone was mad at Malts for hanging around until he retired.  Then everyone got some clarity and said, "Hey.  He was just giving it another shot." and all was well.
I don't blame Cleary or Holland.  In Holland's case, it was a win-win.  If Cleary REALLY outplayed the kids (as if) he's be icing the best team possible.  If Cleary didn't, then he'd either have a great guy in GR or he could let him go in peace.  In either case, giving the kids a little more competition never hurts, and they got the benefit of Cleary's teaching while he was there.  Remember that game when he and Larkin were on the bench after their shift?  Larkin was intent on what Cleary was explaining to him.  Since Cleary didn't play during the season, it didn't cost the Wings a dime.
In Cleary's case, it was a chance.  It was one more training camp.  One more pre-season.  One more time hearing the roar of the crowds and feeling the comradery in the locker room.  One last hurrah before skating off into the sunset.
I wish him well.  I will always remember him as the Guy Who Almost Lost an Eye Fighting Chris Elbowf***  Pronger.

This is exactly what Malts did, if I remember rightly it was because he neededa contract to come to camp. Any player that was with that team the season before needs a contract to attend, can't sign a PTO with them.

#2629514 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 09 October 2015 - 08:59 PM

Its both funny and sad to me that there are still so many Wings fans that are Cleary apologists.  Yeah, I get it he was a decent pick up for us an played hard...several years ago. 
He should have left the Wings 3 years ago, but his ego and greed...er, wait... I mean "passion for the game"...kept him here taking advantage of people who would stupidly give him money he was most definitely NOT worth for several more years.
Like every Wings fan, I was ecstatic, and then heartbroken when he agreed to the 3 year deal a couple years back, then reneged, and ran back to (Red Wings) fools he could take better advantage of financially.
I was a fan of him several years back, like I said before, but now, I can't wait until I never have to hear his name ever again.
Bye Bye Danny, hope you enjoy all of that money the Wings gave you, since that is obviously all you cared about in your last years here.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

He was really good to a lot of fans, and amazing to roboturners sister.

So I don't have a bad thing to say about the guy.
I'm glad he's hanging them up, but I can't fault him for trying to keep his dream alive.

#2629130 October 2015 Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 09 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

It's back! Due to popular demand I'm bringing back the monthly LGW Schedule Wallpapers for download. I've limited the resolutions options a bit (6 for now), but I'm open to adding a few as well as long as the size is reasonably popular. Hope you guys like them! I plan on going back to the different-player-per-month lineup I've done in years past.


2560x1440 | 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1366x768


#2628919 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 October 2015 - 08:25 PM


#2628540 Mullets - post pics

Posted by Izzy24 on 06 October 2015 - 05:31 AM



Brian Engblom






White Mullet

#2628450 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by e_prime on 05 October 2015 - 02:41 PM

Kindl to IR -- So there's your 23-man opening day roster:  15 Forwards, 6 Defensemen, and our Goalie Tandem.




22  Andy Miele  C  L  5-7  169  Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan  4/15/88  Signed, 7/2/14
23  Brian Lashoff  D  L  6-3  221  Albany, New York  7/16/90  Signed, 10/1/08
57  Mitch Callahan  RW  R  6-0  196  Whittier, California  8/17/91  2009 Draft (6/180)


4  Jakub Kindl  D  L  6-3  199  Sumperk, Czech Republic  2/10/87  2005 Draft (1/19)


8  Justin Abdelkader  LW  L  6-2  218  Muskegon, Michigan  2/25/87  2005 Draft (2/42)
11  Daniel Cleary  RW  L  6-1  205  Carbonear, Newfoundland  12/18/78  Signed, 10/4/05
14  Gustav Nyquist  RW  L  5-11  183  Halmstad, Sweden  9/1/89  2008 Draft (4/121)
15  Riley Sheahan  C  L  6-3  222  St. Catharines, Ontario  12/7/91  2010 Draft (1/21)
17  Brad Richards  C  L  6-0  199  Murray Harbour, P.E.I.  5/2/80  Signed, 7/1/15
18  Joakim Andersson  C  L  6-2  211  Munkedal, Sweden  2/5/89  2007 Draft (3/88)
20  Drew Miller  LW  L  6-2  180  Dover, New Jersey  2/17/84  Waivers, 11/11/09
21  Tomas Tatar  LW  L  5-10  185  Ilava, Slovakia  12/1/90  2009 Draft (2/60)
26  Tomas Jurco  RW  L  6-1  203  Kosice, Slovakia  12/28/92  2011 Draft (2/35)
29  Landon Ferraro  C  L  6-0  186  Trail, British Columbia  8/8/91  2009 Draft (2/32)
40  Henrik Zetterberg  C  L  6-0  195  Njurunda, Sweden  10/9/80  1999 Draft (7/210)
41  Luke Glendening  C  R  5-11  194  Grand Rapids, Michigan  4/28/89  Signed, 7/5/13
56  Teemu Pulkkinen  RW  R  5-11  183  Vantaa, Finland  1/2/92  2010 Draft (4/111)
71  Dylan Larkin  C  L  6-1  190  Waterford, Michigan  7/30/96  2014 Draft (1/15)
93  Johan Franzen  RW  L  6-4  232  Vetlanda, Sweden  12/23/79  2004 Draft (3/97)

2  Brendan Smith  D  L  6-2  211  Mimico, Ontario  2/8/89  2007 Draft (1/27)
25  Mike Green  D  R  6-1  207  Calgary, Alberta  10/12/85  Signed, 7/1/15
27  Kyle Quincey  D  L  6-2  216  Kitchener, Ontario  8/12/85  Trade, 2/21/12
52  Jonathan Ericsson  D  L  6-4  220  Karlskrona, Sweden  3/2/84  2002 Draft (9/291)
55  Niklas Kronwall  D  L  6-0  194  Stockholm, Sweden  1/12/81  2000 Draft (1/29)
61  Xavier Ouellet  D  L  6-1  200  Bayonne, France  7/29/93  2011 Draft (2/48)

34  Petr Mrazek  G  L  6-2  183  Ostrava, Czech Republic  2/14/92  2010 Draft (5/141)
35  Jimmy Howard  G  L  6-1  218  Syracuse, New York  3/26/84  2003 Draft (2/64)

#  Injured Reserve (5)

4  Jakub Kindl D  L  6-3  199  Sumperk, Czech Republic  2/10/87  2005 Draft (1/19)
13  Pavel Datsyuk  C  L  5-11  194  Sverdlovsk, Russia 7/20/78  1998 Draft (6/171)

43  Darren Helm  C  L  6-0  196  St. Andrews, Manitoba 1/21/87  2005 Draft (5/132)
47  Alexey Marchenko  D  R  6-3  210  Moscow, Russia 1/2/92  2011 Draft (7/205)
65  Danny DeKeyser  D  L  6-3  191  Detroit, Michigan 3/7/90  Signed, 3/29/15

#2628384 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by e_prime on 05 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 56s57 seconds ago

Callahan, Miele and Lashoff have all cleared waivers.

#2628291 Crosby says Zetterberg most competitive player he ever faced as pro

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 October 2015 - 07:27 PM



I think that post was more of the "That was an average save" sarcastic type than disparaging the prowess of The Beard.



At least that's what I choose to believe.

#2628262 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by Jesusberg on 04 October 2015 - 01:59 PM

You know what? f*** it, I like it. Larkin showed this preseason that MAYBE, just maybe, he's NHL ready. Slap him in the top six until Dats gets back.


You Owe Larkin One?

#2627521 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 27 September 2015 - 07:23 AM

*note to self*vacation in FL.