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#2621171 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by e_prime on 22 July 2015 - 09:12 AM

My god... Training camp/Pre-Season/October can't get here quick enough.




#2621138 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 July 2015 - 10:53 PM

Again with you saying this on these forums.
 
The only King Henrik around here is Henrik Zetterberg.


At least he has a cup


#2621117 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 21 July 2015 - 05:15 PM

I don't know if he's losing it, they did win against the New York Mets..

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Sorry I'm on my phone and can't seem to figure out how to put the picture on here. Mods little help?


#2621100 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by kylee on 21 July 2015 - 02:48 PM

That's an expensive pro scout :P


Yeah but did you know he scored 50 goals in a season in juniors?


#2621021 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 July 2015 - 10:01 PM

You guys.
I was looking at a bleacher report article...
And check out what nickname is making the rounds.
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The five greatest center prospects alive...
Dylark, dylark, dylark, and dylark.

And dylark.


#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 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!

 

"DAN CLEARY!"

 

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

 

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#2620917 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 July 2015 - 01:30 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!
 
"DAN CLEARY!"
 
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
 
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Sorry for your loss, robo. Thanks for sharing that awesome story.


#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.

 

In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.




#2620778 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 17 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

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If I could like this post a thousand times, it still wouldn't be enough.


#2620764 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

 
Why?  In today's world the best way to get someones attention is through the pocket book.  Don't like what someone is promoting?  Stop giving them money, it's my hard earned money, "you Joe Schmo business owner have made a decision that upsets me, I will refuse to continue supporting your shenanigans until you change them".  

I boycotted the league after the lockout for several months, no games, no reading or discussing...nothing, but ultimately brokedown because I'm a hockey junkie. :cheesy:


I'm certain Illitch has someone right now, working tirelessly to find out why they sold one less ticket last year. And I'm equally certain that said person will any day now make the connection between the unsold ticket and the Dan Cleary signing. Fingers crossed it happens before a new contract is agreed upon!!

Seriously though, given the complexity of building a successful sports franchise and the almost unrivaled success achieved by the Red Wings particularly when faced with league constructed obstacles to hinder continued success, boycotting because of one marginally questionable descision that likely had no effect on the entertainment value of the on ice product, is bordering on ridiculous.

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.


#2620694 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 11:03 AM

If he was sent down, my understanding is the full amount would be offset by the cap relief if that was to happen. If he gets$1.5 million, then $575,000 would still be on the wings cap hit.


#2620674 Pittsburgh: America's hockey capital? Lol

Posted by TheXym on 16 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

Pittsburgh is Steelers and Pirates territory. If the Pens aren't winning, they don't care about them. I remember being in Pitt for all-states in 2009 (coinciding with the start of the playoffs). My Zetterberg jersey got lots of dirty looks. When we went to a Pirates game (a 20-0 loss to the Brewers), the guy behind me started talking smack to me due to the Konstantinov jersey. My response was "If you suffered through the dark days of Dickie Tarnstrom leading the Pens in scoring from the blue line we can have a great conversation about hockey, if you're a Crosby bandwagoner zip it because you can't spell Crosby without sob and cry."

His buddy started laughing and said "the Wings fan knows more about the Pens than you ever will". We ended up having a nice discussion during the game, they bought us several rounds and recommended some good places to watch hockey. They also said that it's a bandwagon hockey city.


#2620497 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by kickazz on 14 July 2015 - 12:49 PM

Red Wings counter John Oliver's arena rip with statement

 

"This project is about so much more than a world-class sports and entertainment arena; it's about transforming a core part of our city for the benefit of the entire community," the statement said. "The new Detroit arena and The District Detroit will create 8,300 construction and construction-related jobs, as well as at least 1,100 permanent jobs. To date, the Detroit Downtown Development Authority has approved nine contracts worth $121 million, of which Detroit-based and -headquartered businesses have won more than 88% — or $106 million. Initiatives of this size, scope and impact — $1.8 billion dollars for our city, region and state — are almost universally public-private partnerships. The majority of this development is being privately financed, and no City of Detroit general funds are involved whatsoever."

 

 

http://www.freep.com...liver/30090113/




#2620376 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by TheXym on 13 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

As much as I'm a fan of Miller on the fourth line (& of course star wars nicknames), I'd really like to see how well a callahan-glendog-ferrero fourth line would play together sometime in the next couple seasons.


Han-Luke-Lando works with the Star Wars motif


#2620453 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 02:41 AM

I was pokin around hfboards and I came across this gem by flashy.

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