Probably lol, there was also logo hunter and shinpad assassin.
Of course Sammy isn't AS bad as Williams, who IMO was the worst forward ive seen play for the DRW since the lockout. That said, Sammy was a whole different breed of bad this season. His poor play even translated into GR, where he managed -4 in 2 games.
Are you currently dating Mark Mowers by any chance?
This is probably the last trivia I'll do. It's also my favorite one I've done so far. Basically, you have to name each team's all time leader in goals, assists, goalie wins and penalty minutes.
I thought this would be the hardest test, but I did really good. Got 114/120 right.
Some of the ones were impossible. I typed in the name of every goon, enforcer, thug and criminal I could think of, and still couldn't come up with the Rangers all time PIMS leader. Blues' leader in goalie wins was a tough one also.
Hint: If you're having a tough time with the PIMS one, just think of power forwards of the 90's. That one worked pretty well for at least three of the teams on there.
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 figured there's not enough Dan Cleary threads around, so we should have another one Quite simply, what was your favorite Dan Cleary moment or play?
For me, there's always been one answer, and it is the penalty shot goal he scored on Kiprusoff in game 5 of the 2007 WCQF.
If you remember, the Wings had choked in the playoffs the previous three seasons, as a higher seed playing against a lesser seed. The season before, we had been embarrassed by an 8 seeded Edmonton team. Once again, in 2007, the Wings were the top seed heading into the postseason. We beat Calgary the first two games at home, but they tied it at 2-2 in Calgary. Coming back home, everyone thought the Wings were on their way to another choke against an 8 seed. There was a lot of tension and panic around (and I wasn't even on LGW then).
The game was 0-0 in the 2nd period, until Cleary got a penalty shot. This is what happened next.
We went on to win that game comfortably and the next game in double OT, and went to the WCF. It's technically not the biggest goal he scored for the Wings (the one against Anaheim was), but the Wings needed that goal, because we might have been facing another choke job in the first round and a possible dismantling of the team. It was also a great move against a top goalie.