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#2436224 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by dirtydangles on 12 September 2013 - 01:34 PM

Guys like Jurco, Pulks, Jarnkrok must see this and realize no matter how amazing they play they won't see the NHL anytime soon. There is little incentive at this point for the kids to work hard because there is not much to earn right now other than the love of griffins fans. 

#2436157 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by dirtydangles on 12 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

Ken Holland is too sentimental with his players. At some point you have to cut the cord and do what is best for the team and not for your personal friendships. 

#2436147 Cleary re-signs with Detroit, 1 year, $1.75m deal

Posted by dirtydangles on 12 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

So much for seeing the young guns at forward this season... they will be 25 by the time the break in. Holland cites inexperience as a factor in taking vets over kids but they can't gain any without playing time with the big club...


Next year I hope we truly trim the fat and move on from these old guys and give the youth a chance - it is also much more affordable cap-wise. You can have Tatar for 900k or Cleary for 1.75 mill. 

#2434305 One player to put us over the top

Posted by dirtydangles on 28 August 2013 - 07:41 AM

Bogosian and James Neal. No time to set up trade possibilities - we don't have the assets for both either. 

#2429644 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by dirtydangles on 11 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

Do they want Sammy to replace him on RW?????????  :clap:

#2429335 Smith files for arbitration

Posted by dirtydangles on 10 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

This could backfire on smith - he played poorly last season so he will likely get less than he may be hoping for. Babs will be unimpressed too I bet - could result in him taking a bit more heat for his mistakes. 

#2429046 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dirtydangles on 09 July 2013 - 02:27 PM



In our actual world this:


   Abdelkader        Datsyuk         Franzen

   Zetterberg         Weiss           Alfredsson

   Nyquist              Helm             Tatar

   Miller            Andersson     Bertuzzi  -Eaves-Tootoo-Sammy-Emmerton  


    Edit*I forgot Miller and Emmerton haha (oh well, same anyway)

Not to nitpick but with the correct LW/RW assignments it would be something like this.


I would prefer this:


Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Weiss - Franzen

Tatar - Helm - Abby

Miller - Andersson - Bert/Eaves/Tootoo


If Franzen works hard during the regular season I would be very comfortable with that lineup. Each line has a shooter and a setup man. I think having one player on each line that is huge for the sake of being huge is a waste of time - you need to give the best players the top minutes and get them out there as much as possible together. Also, chemistry is chemistry so if something that looks weird on paper works then go for it. 

#2429038 2013 HHoF Inductees

Posted by dirtydangles on 09 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

Just wanted to see Shanny and Cheli in there. I am very pleased.

#2428737 Question about Buying out Samuelsson

Posted by dirtydangles on 08 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

See sig ....



This guy is a joke, who cares about saving cap hit. Just get him off of the roster by any means necessary. 

Can you imagine trading him for an exchanged 7th round pick?



7th round pick




7th round pick


Literally selling the guy for a bag of pucks to whoever wants him.

#2427630 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

I suggest you don't check on us here. He's gone. We let a young skilled natural goal scorer get away while we courted a buch of old guys. How foolish. Time will tell and I am quite sure it will haunt us. 

Brunner turned US down. He got 2 and 3 year offers. I'm sure they were fair. Kenny went out and got replacements. IF we get Cleary or Morrow and not Brunner THEN we can be angry at Kenny. 

#2427624 Wings interested in Morrow

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

Someone needs to turn the "OFF" switch on Ken Holland. He is short circuiting and trying to sign every player left.

#2427584 The CapGeek Thread

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 05:26 PM


With 14 F on the roster, and 2 (Nyquist, Andersson) RFAs to sign, i think Emmerton and Tootoo will be traded.

It was already mentioned, that our C´s will be Dats, Weiss, Helm and Andersson. Byebye Emmerton!

Following the removal of Emmerton we see "The Axe" disappear off this board and appear on his next team's board.  :lol:

#2427569 who's on their way out of Detroit

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 05:21 PM


Or you know he might just not waive it out of spite to stick it to Kenny.  

we can survive the year with his salary on the books - he can have fun in toledo.

Its a wonder the Flyers could buyout Bryz - I mean the guy is mentally insane - thats a lot worse than Sammy's booboo. 

#2427567 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 05:18 PM

Kenny offered him 2 and 3 year contracts before noon today

THIS. Stop ripping on holland when you don't know the facts. Brunner decided to test the market so holland went out and protected the team. Its okay to rip on holland if you don't respect that but not because he didn't try.

#2427563 Dan Cleary Watch

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 July 2013 - 05:17 PM

Cleary is batman. We all hate him - he is old and can't do s*** anymore thanks to his body taking a grind - but he still suits up and takes the beating nonetheless.