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#2686207 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by krsmith17 on 23 September 2016 - 11:45 PM

For those that like to s*** on Cleary and / or Holland for keeping him around for so long, maybe you should read / listen to some of the interviews by Holland, Martin, or Cleary himself over the past week or so. It's very clear that he's doing a great job with the kids in Grand Rapids, in particular, Bertuzzi. I think Cleary may be a big factor in Bert's success thus far. Like him or not, Cleary is a stand up guy, with an unbelievable work ethic, and if that rubs off on any of the prospects, even a little bit, he's well worth yet another contract. The kids love and respect the guy, and rightfully so. Keep up the good work in GR Cleary, even if most of what you do down there is off the ice...

#2686082 Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 September 2016 - 09:44 PM

Yes, Cleary did spend some time on IR last season and if he does get another deal and again plays in Grand Rapids, I would expect a similar number of games / production again. He's a great mentor for the kids and they all love him down there. I'd personally like to see him spend another season down there helping out the kids on and off the ice. So, no it's not because he was horrible. It's really pissing me off how much disdain some fans are getting over such a great guy, that gave this organization so much over the years. Sure, he stayed a year or two too long, but is that on him? No.

LeftWinger, what's going on with you? I mean you're at least somewhat bearable during the season, but every offseason it's the same old s*** with you. Nothing but doom and gloom, every post is worse than the previous. Relax man, the season starts soon...

#2685708 Whose autograph is this? Can someone help me?

Posted by NerveDamage on 09 September 2016 - 10:39 AM





Certainly not a perfect fit, but there are some similarities.

So it could be Slava Kozlov's?


It has some similarities but also some clear differences, I guess the thing could be where she got it from,  maybe it was signed in a rush, like if met at a public place, rather than an item signed for an auction or an special event. where they could take more time to sign it properly.


Either way it's pretty cool

#2685297 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by NerveDamage on 01 September 2016 - 08:44 AM

What is that? 

HC Slovan Bratislava Logo. 95 year old team from Slovakia (1921) that plays in the KHL

#2685083 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by F.Michael on 25 August 2016 - 10:23 PM

Nice goal....wish he would've had that effort last year. Thanks holland for not keeping him happy.

Lets be honest here...I honestly doubt Holland could've done anything to keep, or make Dats 'happy' while in Detroit.


IMHO - he's looked burned out these past few seasons, and now with a wonderful opportunity to play in front of his countrymen - I wouldn't be too surprised to see Dats have a solid season in the KHL.

#2684978 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by NerveDamage on 22 August 2016 - 04:08 PM



those are Mine-Mines from Finding Nemo.  I call all seagulls mine-mines and all pelicans are Nigel, to me.  LOL

That makes so much sense, I'm gonna start calling them mine-mines as well. ;)

#2684443 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by kickazz on 05 August 2016 - 04:00 PM

I still hate Sansa for getting Ned Stark killed by ratting him out to Cersei. 


And because she got most of the wildlings killed by not telling Jon about Littlefinger's army. Could have avoided all those people from dying. And also the giant Wun Wun coulda lived. 


Why the giant?





#2684676 Patrick Roy steps down as Head Coach and VP of Hockey Operations

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 August 2016 - 04:03 PM

Sakic, overrated? Seriously? Why do fans that hate opposing teams have to hate every player on those teams? The Wings Avalanche rivalry is long over. Not a single player involved remains on either team. Why do people still hate them so much? I guess for the same reason they still hate the Penguins and Crosby... or should I say "Criesby".....

Burnaby Joe was a beast in his day and to say otherwise is flat out wrong...

#2684278 Red Wings All-Bust Roster

Posted by kickazz on 31 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

Whoever thinks Cleary was a bust probably has zero clue what "bust" means. And is likely equating typical "I hate Dan Cleary" narrative with the concept of being a "bust".


Aside from winning a Stanley cup with us he also scored the OT game winner against Anaheim in 2009. Not to mention he had two 20 goal seasons, a 26 goal season and scored more points than Datsyuk did in the playoffs at least 3 different times. Also scored more goals than Zetterberg did in 2011. So it's not even "efforts". He actually produced better than our star players did at times. And not just one time. Multiple times. 


His last playoffs with the Red Wings was in 2012-2013 where he scored 4 goals and 10 points whereas Dats scored 3 goals 9 points. Both played exactly 14 games.


So lol. 


Can't believe I just had to defend Dan Cleary. He might have been a washed up player for the last 3 or 4 years who no longer belonged in the line up, but the guy was no bust. He made a career here when the Red Wings gave him a chance. And he won a Stanley cup in the process. 


Not many people in the league can say that about themselves. And not many teams can say that about other players they give opportunities to. Usually when a team gives a chance to a player whose career is falling apart or declining, they end up being a bust. Not Dan Cleary though. That guy ended up winning a Stanley cup, recovering his falling career and went onto play 10 more seasons with a successful franchise.  

#2684609 Ryspayev Should Be Banned.. Disgusting.

Posted by NerveDamage on 09 August 2016 - 08:01 PM

I haven't been in the offseason topic for awhile, apologizes. Fighting in hockey is just not needed anymore.


...but it has to be consensual

did anyone see the two KHL coaches fight?




#2684406 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by NerveDamage on 04 August 2016 - 07:31 AM

I miss the Central Division

#2684319 Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

Posted by F.Michael on 01 August 2016 - 07:53 PM



The way I read this.. if you have a cable/satellite package that includes regional sports channels, you'll be able to stream NHL games. 


Therefore, if you have a Directv package with FSD, you shouldn't have to buy NHL Center Ice.. correct?



From what I got - it only works for those in Michigan.


I have DirecTV with the regional sports package, and every Wings game on FSD is blacked out - therefore I get Center Ice.

#2683842 Another new Wings Fan is on the way!

Posted by Jedi on 25 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

Rosemary Grace was born at 9:10am this morning, 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches long. She's absolutely perfect.

Mommy and baby are both doing well!



#2683330 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by TheXym on 17 July 2016 - 06:29 AM

As mentioned earlier, historically with the Wings, the arbitration was to prevent tendering of an offer sheet. Personally, I think DDK signs before, and if Kenny wants to gamble for a short term bridge deal it goes to arbitration. I think Mrazek has said he wants either two or four years previously.n I wouldn't be surprised if he got it done before the hearing as well.

#2683900 Red Wings All-Bust Roster

Posted by GoalieManPat on 25 July 2016 - 11:03 PM

Curtis Joseph


What are you takling about? In his two years here during the playoffs he had a GAA of 1.75 and a save % of .928. Top multi year playoff numbers for any Wings goalie since his time here. Not to mention he handled the Hasek s***show of 03 pretty darn well.