Playmaker, I just wanted to say that's a pretty good assessment of Danielle's play recently.
But unless you have Babcock's ear, or unless you have more clout/control than I assume you have, you nor any of the rest of us here can do jack about the situation. The situation IS what it IS. Cleary, no matter what his perceived level of play is, does not play for you. He plays for the Detroit Red Wings team and Mike Babcock ultimately and unassailably chooses who's going to play.
So what is the point of any of us discussing anything, then? Is this just a forum for us to say "I hope the wings win!". Come on, man.
Yes, but what has Filppula provided that Cleary hasn't? Both are nonexistent. I suppose it's just easier to single out the scapegoat for everything.
Sick game winning OT goal, Sick series winning Game 7 goal, not being a complete jackass everytime he touches the puck, providing offensive contribution other than letting the puck touch his body on the way into the goal...
If we can steal this game it would be sick. I'd say there is a good chance too, the hawks have had possession but not generating amazing chances. Jimmy has had to be good and consistent, but not spectacular. If we can come out a little better next period, this game could be ours.
Hossa is by far the better player. The only thing consistent in Franzens game is his inconsistency When hes in one of his 20 game goal droughts he brings nothing else to the team with his floating around. Hossa plays hard every game and is atleast a threat the defense needs to pay attention to every shift even if hes not scoring.
GWG or not...anything over $4M is too much. Heck $4M is too much...trade him before he becomes a UFA to a team that will give him $5M...Dallas.
Although they were still lamenting last night how Anaheim still needs a #2 center...I know you guys don't like Bobby Ryan and he did disappear in the playoffs (he wasn't the only one) but maybe there is someone out there Flip is worth in a trade...or maybe just their 1st rounder...
If I had a dollar for every player you wanted to be traded, I'd have enough money to start my own NHL team, make it really good, make you a fan of it and piss you off every time I don't trade a player.