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#2624822 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 07 September 2015 - 12:14 AM

Never? http://www.detroitne...-role/22407615/

Maybe not sour, but he sounds a little salty to me there.


Not wanting to watch games does not equal being salty about it. He is a competitor, of course he'd rather play than sit. But he not once whined about. ever. What was he supposed to do, talk about how much he loves getting paid to be in the press box? 


The quote you posted was absolutely professional on his part. Reasons like that very quote are one of a few why management keeps him around. 

#2624778 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 05 September 2015 - 08:09 PM

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.


100% this. Sure GR already has great leadership, but Cleary is a guy who has been through it all, and knows what it takes to play in the NHL and stay there (until his body started to fall apart). The current leadership group in GR is fine, but they are also career AHLers. Not to mention he can fill in if the Wings get hit with the injury plague. The players and coaching staff has always liked having him around. No harm done. Even during all his time as a healthy scratch, he never got sour about it. 

#2624694 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 04 September 2015 - 04:50 PM

Loyalty...this all but guarantees that KFQ will be back...oh happy days! Doesn't Holland realize that #redwingfansmatter?

I actually hope we keep Quinces around. He became an important part of this team whether people are willing to admit it or not.

#2624681 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 04 September 2015 - 04:18 PM

This contract is nothing more than thanks but no thanks. He'll be a good leader for the kids in Gradew, because that is absolutely where he will spend the season.

#2624672 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 04 September 2015 - 04:03 PM

I came for the meltdown. *grabs Popcorn*

#2622220 Free agents this off season

Posted by marcaractac on 04 August 2015 - 10:09 AM

In the end, this team will never win with Howard as the starter. The sooner Mrazek becomes the undisputed #1, the better off we all are. Howard gave us stability in goal during the rebuild. I am thankful for that. He is good enough to rack up some great regular season numbers, but his weaknesses become amplified in the playoffs. 

#2621987 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by marcaractac on 31 July 2015 - 11:53 PM

Kickazz asking the tough questions tonight! lol

#2621985 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by marcaractac on 31 July 2015 - 11:46 PM

Toes is no doubt the better player now. Both of them at their best are pretty well equal. Both amazing players capable of carrying their team on their back. I give Toews the prime vote simply because he will likely be at that level longer than Hank. Depending on what time of day you ask me, my choice for best in their prime would change. They are both just that good. 


If both were in their prime, and I were a gm who had to choose any current player to build a team around, Toews and Hank would be the top 2 options. 


Having said that, I would choose prime Dats and Hank as a pair over Toews and Kane any day. Eurotwins for life, yo.

#2621862 2015 Detroit Tigers/MLB Baseball thread

Posted by marcaractac on 30 July 2015 - 12:07 PM

David price is a blue jay now.


Excited :D

#2621640 Mitch Callahan

Posted by marcaractac on 27 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

I think he makes it. He may be a healthy scratch most nights at first, but Blash seems to really like him. Can't see guys like Andersson staying over Mitch. Gross. 

Plus there will no doubt be an injury or two by the time the season starts

#2621262 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by marcaractac on 23 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

If it only took Pulk and XO to land Buff, I'd be all over it. Anyone who wouldn't make that trade is crazy.

#2621112 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by marcaractac on 21 July 2015 - 04:41 PM

Starting to feel like Pulk is gonna need to break out like Nyquist did two seasons ago just to avoid getting torn apart on these forums. 


Over/under on how long it takes for fans to turn on him? I give it a month. 

#2620962 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 19 July 2015 - 06:14 PM

So players that are on their drafted team should get a bonus that doesn't count against the cap


Pretty much. Just have a percentage of home grown talents contracts not count VS the cap. It would reward teams that build through the draft, instead of having them get blown up like the Blackhawks have had to do twice now. 

#2620918 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by marcaractac on 18 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

The only thing I'd change is having some kind of break towards the cap for home grown talent. Parity is nice and all, but it is kind of a bummer when teams who draft and developed well are punished because of the cap. The cap should prevent teams from buying championships. Not force them to lose homegrown talent. 

#2620635 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by marcaractac on 15 July 2015 - 12:42 PM

Nill does it again

2 yrs at 3.75 per

Could of been a good deal for the wings , and a short term as well.







As someone who gets upset every time Holland trades a prospect, why exactly do you think this would have been a good deal for the Wings? You realize it would mean trading away kids, right?