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In Topic: Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

29 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

I agree with most people on here
Sammy was the perfect whipping boy especially since he was clutch in the playoffs
He was a good role player when we had such a stacked team, and was one of the few players willing to shoot. 
Its too bad Holland decided to bring him back because now he'll always be placed into williams territory.
His playoff goal against the pens, for me is still one of my favorite goals. Something about that celly as he skated around the net pumping his fist after the wraparound just stuck in my head forever. 
Forgot about the Chicago goal, although i completely remember it now. Classic Huds / Fil refusing to shoot the puck lol

Great recap of those goals. Nice memories to bring back. I was definitely down on Sammy at the end in a big way, but I can't put him in Jason F***ing Williams territory simply because I agree he was good in his first stint. I think Williams was worse than Sammy period during both his tenures with the Wings.

Great point about him being willing to shoot at least. Didn't people call him Shotgun Sammy at some point?

In Topic: Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

29 July 2014 - 03:02 PM

All shin pad assassin jokes aside, Sammy was a bargain during his first stay here in Detroit.   He had good size, was irritating to play against, and put up good numbers for his salary. 
It's just unfortunate that Holland keeps repeating the mistake of bringing back former players, but I hold no ill will for Sammy. 

Well said!

In Topic: Samuelsson signs new contract....... with Djurgarden.

29 July 2014 - 02:34 PM

Sammy had some good moments earlier in his career, but this is a great signing. I hope he does well, but I'm darn glad he is no longer in Detroit.

In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

28 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

I concur with those saying it's a good deal. It may be a slight overpayment now, but if he is consistent with bringing 20+ goals and the same energy and drive he showed last year, it is going to be a bargain. I hadn't realized he'd still be RFA after a three year deal until someone posted it in this thread. That is going to come in handy for the next contract negotiations in a big way, imho.

In Topic: Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

27 July 2014 - 06:02 PM

Never trust a gif.
He was crosschecked in the back prior to running into the crossbar.  Part of the reason he reacts the way he does is it looks like he hits his face on the crossbar.
And he was going hard to the net to get open for a pass or rebound.   It probably looks unfamiliar because he's one of the few Wings players who does it.  

Great job with the context. I'd forgotten about that. The gif is funny but not the whole story. Danny gets a pass from me on it, but I can't help chuckling at the gig when I see it.