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FifeHockeyNut

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In Topic: Wings Sign G Jared Coreau

06 July 2016 - 09:54 PM

So they just signed Eddie Pasquale as well... so is it Coreau & Paterson in GR & Pasquale in Toledo, or Coreau & Pasquale in Grand Rapids & Paterson in Toledo? I thought I saw that they had no intention of bringing back McCollum. Fun tidbit, both Pasquale & Paterson are former studs from the Saginaw Spirit (OHL).


Read somewhere that Paterson will be given chance to make Griffins.

In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

28 May 2016 - 04:43 AM

You must have missed the part where he didn't get $2 million of last year's salary because he's opting to go back to Russia, so Ya he's losing $7.5 million


Totally missed that, thanks for info.

In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

27 May 2016 - 01:42 AM

He got $15 million out of his $22.5 million contract extension. Basically walking away from $7.5 million. 


He's walking away from $5.5 million, the contract was front loaded.

In Topic: Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

14 October 2015 - 04:12 AM

This is almost identical to how the wings approached Maltby's retirement, I don't remember the same animosity aimed at Maltby at that time.

In Topic: Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

09 October 2015 - 10:32 PM

This is what Maltby did a number of years ago.  Get a contract.  If it works out and he outplays the kids, then that's fine.  He deserves to be on the team.  If not, he retires and that's that.  Everyone was mad at Malts for hanging around until he retired.  Then everyone got some clarity and said, "Hey.  He was just giving it another shot." and all was well.
 
I don't blame Cleary or Holland.  In Holland's case, it was a win-win.  If Cleary REALLY outplayed the kids (as if) he's be icing the best team possible.  If Cleary didn't, then he'd either have a great guy in GR or he could let him go in peace.  In either case, giving the kids a little more competition never hurts, and they got the benefit of Cleary's teaching while he was there.  Remember that game when he and Larkin were on the bench after their shift?  Larkin was intent on what Cleary was explaining to him.  Since Cleary didn't play during the season, it didn't cost the Wings a dime.
 
In Cleary's case, it was a chance.  It was one more training camp.  One more pre-season.  One more time hearing the roar of the crowds and feeling the comradery in the locker room.  One last hurrah before skating off into the sunset.
 
I wish him well.  I will always remember him as the Guy Who Almost Lost an Eye Fighting Chris Elbowf***  Pronger.

This is exactly what Malts did, if I remember rightly it was because he neededa contract to come to camp. Any player that was with that team the season before needs a contract to attend, can't sign a PTO with them.