It makes me laugh when people talk about the physicality difference between East and West. People make the West sound like a bunch of Justin Beibers skate around slapping each other. Sure the East may have a few more "physical" players but it's not like Western Conference teams are playing no-check hockey. We will be fine in he East...people need to stop worrying.
Great day yesterday for holland but the moment he trades eaves or tootoo to make room for Cleary signing a 2.75 million a year, 3 year deal and let's Brunner walk this offseason becomes a major fail. I don't get what his fascination with cleary is. Does Cleary do his taxes or something?!
But if anyone's wondering, The Heat was effing hilarious.
Edit: fwiw, from Kukla's Korner:
"The Wings do have offers out to all of their own three UFAs Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner but all three are expected to cross into the free market Friday. Filppula is out of the picture for the Wings, anyway, because he believes himself to be a No. 1 center. Cleary is looking for a three-year contract around $3 million per season, and he has garnered interest from almost a dozen other teams. The Wings remain hopeful of working out a deal because Cleary rebounded from a slow start to have a great playoff stretch, he brings leadership and hes beloved by coach Mike Babcock. Likewise, Brunners camp has been contacted by several suitors, but the Wings remain hopeful of retaining his services, too."
Oh please please please someone else offer cleary a huge contract and take him from us. Please!!!!