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#2624739 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 September 2015 - 01:50 AM

As expected and really I don't see a problem with this. At best he will be an emergency call up from the Grand Rapids and while being there he can show some younger guys (Mantha, Larkin) the way and since the 950k aren't counting against the cap it doesn't really matter. Personally I'm in favor of everything that helps prepare Larkin, Mantha better for the big club in a few years if that includes signing a veteran with a great work ethic so be it.

#2624678 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by GoWings1905 on 04 September 2015 - 04:13 PM

Don't care. He isn't going to see a second of playing time with the Wings unless there are a rash of injuries.

I'm not gonna even get worked up over this.

#2624674 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by derblaueClaus on 04 September 2015 - 04:05 PM


#2624414 Howard's New Mask

Posted by rick zombo on 02 September 2015 - 10:10 AM


Shots fired!


and only .905% of them were saved  :blind: 

#2624205 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by chaps80 on 30 August 2015 - 09:11 PM

No, Howard was very good. He wasn't helped by the fact none of his shooters could score in the shootout either. His numbers before the injury in January were some of the best in his career.



No argument Howard was having an all-star calibre season before he was injured, but when he returned he was horrible. I did'nt see Lundqvist fall apart when he returned from a long injury. Howard just could'nt get it back together, even after being given many chances to do so. That's not what you expect out of your veteran number 1 $5 million per season goalie.

#2623827 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 24 August 2015 - 11:05 PM

I don't follow this type of Internet sports journalism so I'm not familiar with the standards, but shouldn't the author be citing or referencing a source?

I mean, what's the point of this article otherwise? The Red Wings MIGHT still sign Dan Cleary? Ok, an article stating they might not sign him would be just as valid and just as pointless.

#2622766 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

Cody franson gets caught playing like a fourth forward, then when he gets caught out of position he doesn't have the speed to recover. He's also very bad positionally in the defensive zone. The weird part is he takes himself out of plays making hits until he's in his own end, in which case he helps the guy set up a tent in front of the net and leaves him to dig for garbage goals in peace.

#2622554 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 08 August 2015 - 09:43 PM

I don't know what was going on, but mCann and iglesias were about to throw punches at eachother.
losing does not make for a good atmosphere,


David Price @DAVIDprice14

James McCann WILL have a C on his chest like Varitek did...he cares and he is a leader!! He will do what needs to be done...

#2622282 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 04 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

@RedWingsFeed: Comparing Illitch's Decision to Release Dave Dombrowski to Red Wings Reality: Well, http://t.co/5ZKIAfHdEdvia @wingingitmotown #RedWings


I don't agree with that article, I think they are two totally different situations. Dombrowski clearly wanted to move on after he made the moves at the deadline, I am almost 100% certain he is coming to Toronto to take over for Paul Beeston as the President of the Blue Jays. Holland unless he wants to move on or retire I believe he will be re-signed. I don't really see any other GM doing what he has done the last two decades and to maintain it is incredible.

#2621887 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by kipwinger on 30 July 2015 - 08:52 PM

Toews is not overrated. He's like zetterberg. He's got superior
Defense, puck control skills, vision, and competitiveness, and above average everything else. He's just not flashy, which makes everybody go gaga but doesnt make someone one iota more "elite". Kopitar is the same way.

#2621880 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

I think Franson looked at a Boychuck like contract but he isn't as good.

If I'm Holland I'd offer 5x5 or 4,2x6 Franson adds size and physicality.

I've been watching quite a bit of franson tape lately because I expected us to sign him, and from what I've seen Franson is way too slow..,
He's somewhat physical in that he hits a lot, but he puts himself out of position with his hits and doesn't have the foot speed to recover...

If we ended up getting rid of Quincey and kindl(not going to happen) I dont even think ehroff would be worth the risk for the bottom pair, he's shown he can put up points, but he can't stay healthy, and he isn't the pmd he once was. Imagine how awful it would have looked had he accepted our contract offer last year.

He'd be a huge question mark for the next few years.

#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


#2621636 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by The Greek on 27 July 2015 - 04:07 PM

The old eyeball test.  Keeping the Earth flat and at the center of the solar system since the dawn of man.  Gotta love it. 

Yup. It's particularly popular with people who use "girl" as an insult. It's pretty funny when you realize that the anti-analytics crowd is really just anti-information.

#2621627 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by kipwinger on 27 July 2015 - 11:25 AM

The old eyeball test.  Keeping the Earth flat and at the center of the solar system since the dawn of man.  Gotta love it. 

#2621502 Free agents this off season

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 24 July 2015 - 01:04 PM

Smart move for the Habs.
1 year deal on the cheap...A motivated, and healthy Semin could easily hit 30  goals.

30 goals on Montreal? Lol

He will be responsible for more goals against then he actually scores. Book it.

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