I didn't actually believe the Red Wings post on Facebook. I came here. I'm still a little stunned. Welcome back #11!
I think this move says this. The Wings think they have enough speed and skill to win BUT the Eastern Conference IS the Eastern Conference and they're darned sure gonna need some corner and in front of the net guys who battle. Tatar is great but I'll take Cleary going into a corner for a puck in a big game in Boston or Pittsburgh.
It's always too soon when someone passes but this is far far too early. Best wishes to his family and those in the Red Wings player/fan orbit who knew him. I'll always try and remember him for scoring a goal with his head, almost soccer-like vs mighty Edmonton in 1988.
Here's one of Shawn crushing Jeremy Roenick if anyone asks why he should get cuts in line to get into Heaven.
I would respectfully disagree with Andreychuk as the 4th choice in Buffalo. Now to ME as a Mt. Rushmore and the face of the franchise forever is was Waterford's Own Patty La-la-la-la-la-la-la LaFontaine. I'd put him on for sure.