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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!
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

Sorry for your loss, robo. Thanks for sharing that awesome story.

#2620778 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

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


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

#2620426 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2015 - 09:23 PM

I don't think his chances are "slim, to none".  Blashill loves the guy.  Called him "a player you win with".  Used him on the top line in GR.  He'll get every opportunity to break in with the big club. 

Plus, his nickname was what spawned one of my favorite all time posts here and led to much lulz. You don't just waive that kind of talent and not expect a backlash...

If he can crack the big club and be a serviceable 4th liner, then he comes cheap. I like it.

#2620423 Brian McGrattan

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2015 - 09:19 PM


Don't make me come up with a track list because DAMMIT YOU KNOW I WILL

#2620420 Ryan OíReilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 13 July 2015 - 08:56 PM

The only way this sentence could be more Canadian, is if it said "sorry aboot that" somewhere in there.

Was just gonna post the same thing :lol:

Kidding aside, I will never understand why grown ass adults STILL GET BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN IMPAIRED. It's all fun and games when you hit a Tim Horton's, but when you are responsible for murdering someone the shine kind of wears off. Ryan, I am disappointed in you, your beard, AND your ridiculously adorable face and hot body. SHAME.

#2620145 Brian McGrattan

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 July 2015 - 06:03 PM

A zombie once bit Brian McGratton, after 2 grueling days of transformation the zombie turned into an enforcer.

Would something like this lead to The Enforcer Apocalypse?

Dibs on new tv series pitch "The Walking Truculence..."

Edit: can't spell...must eat fiiiiists

#2620098 Wings hire new S&C Coach Mike Kadar

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 July 2015 - 12:39 PM


#2619967 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 10 July 2015 - 02:09 PM


Great deal for both sides. If he keeps developing or even stays at his current production this deal looks like an absolute steal in years 3-4.

#2619729 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 July 2015 - 10:17 PM

There's a Will Ferrel meme waiting to happen.





#2619693 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 July 2015 - 06:41 PM

He's getting 3million, plus a million in bonuses... But yes the pretzels thing

Hilariously enough, my edit was to fix that. Apparently I saw a squirrel, and the rest is history. So for that reason alone I'm not going to fix it.

Because pretzels.

#2619691 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 July 2015 - 06:36 PM


Eff your own butt

first time I've heard Richards described as fast.

Same. Despite that, I think he can fill in well and provide a reliable veteran presence. Certainly worse ways to spend 1 Mil...

Like buying a million dollars worth of pretzels and filling your bedroom with them.

#2619690 Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 08 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

in before re-signed

I was just coming here to be a grammar nazi and you had to ruin it for me I hope you're happy with yourself

#2618747 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 July 2015 - 03:46 PM

*bites tongue*

*bleeds profusely down the front of chin and shirt*

#2618718 Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 July 2015 - 12:58 PM

This makes me feel warm inside. Never thought it would even be an option.

#2617576 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 June 2015 - 04:05 PM

Wasn't a good fit for us for whatever reason. Hope he gets the chance to prove he can still be a serviceable player for someone.