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In Topic: Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

24 August 2015 - 07:45 PM

I dont want this to happen, but I'm not going to lie, it would be hilarious to watch a couple people on this site freak out about it.

I will be one of them. Dear god, this guy has got to start living in reality. It's not 2009 anymore...


It's been what, 4 years since he's been any sort of useful? He's already been given 2 charity contracts (which is just something that should never ever happen if you're serious about putting together a competitive team).


I'm sure at one point he was a good 'locker room guy', but I can't see any way in which his behavior over the past few seasons could have been good for morale, especially for the younger guys. I'm sure watching a guy, with no production whatsoever, collect a paycheck just for showing up and going through the motions at practices is a great example to set


I don't even want him on the Griffins. In fact, I don't even want him with the organization in any capacity anymore. GO AWAY DAN!!! GO AWAY!

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

23 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. Means a lot.

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.


A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.


My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"


So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"


"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.


So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.


She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!




So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.


They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"


Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.


"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.


While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.


Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"


I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"


He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.


I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience




In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

16 July 2015 - 10:10 PM

Keep in mind that sites like generalfanager aren't official. We don't get to see the actual end of year accounting for last year.

Until some site shows us with a bonus carryover from last year there's no reason to assume that we'll have one.

I know they aren't official. As I pointed out there are multiple sites posting both cap hits with no way of know which one actually happened.


Edit: I'm just as curious and uninformed about this as everybody else. We don't know officially what his cap hit was last year, but we do know that if it was in fact 1.5 (and stayed that way) then the rest of the hit would have to be carried over to this year.

In Topic: Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

16 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

The bonus only rolls over if it will put the team over the cap for that season. Cleary's bonus did not put them over the cap so it went on last year's cap.

I'm pretty sure they do have the option of putting on the same year or moving it to the next year's,

But his cap hit was less than his payment last season... It has to be on this year's if it wasn't on last year's


EDIT: Well, GeneralFanager (sourced from CapGeek) is saying his cap hit was 1.5 million last season.

          http://www.spotrac.c...ngs/dan-cleary/is saying his cap hit was 2.5 million.


So who the hell knows what happened.