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#2620793 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 04:37 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

I'm Sorry for your loss man.
Thanks for sharing the story though, really cool stuff.

#2620774 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Sharps a winger.

#2620771 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

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

The feed stalls next to the water troughs are pretty disappointing too. It wasn't bad enough to sink so low as to have to eat little ceasars, but still.

#2620745 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 16 July 2015 - 11:00 PM

No I'm serious there was a stretch of time where we lost more games with him in the line up than when he went down with injury. I could be wrong. I'm strictly speaking wins and loses not advanced stats. 
I remember it kind of upset me little. (shouldnt have cuz we were winning lol)

I remember something like that, and I think it was just the rest of the team stepping up.
I remember being proud of Jurco, he wasn't scoring a lot, but he was playing like a bat out of hell.

#2620563 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 15 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

I'd be happy with waiving Andersson anyway.

#2620531 Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Franzen cough Franzen cough

If *cough* Franzen retires *cough* then we get stuck with *cough* a very large cap recapture penalty. *cough* *cough*

So *cough* that's a terrible *cough* idea.*cough *

#2620515 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 02:59 PM

Franzen isn't going to cause us to lose any kids, if he can't play very much this season, he'll go back on ltir and problem solved.
Moving him would be stupid because on top of the fact that we'd have to package something decent with him to get someone to take him there's also the chance he doesn't want to sit on ltir for another team and he retires and we're stuck with the recapture for him. He's been a lifelong wing, so keeping his cap hit off our books isn't a problem as long as he's here.

Whether or not you want franzen gone, here, whether you think he can play or not, Taking that unnecessary risk, as well as giving up assets to get rid of him is simply dumb.

I'm done posting in thus thread as long as it keeps going on this get rid of Franzen at all cost path.

Noones going to change their opinion on it, and some don't even effin read or consider what then other person says.
So have fun with this pointless Franzen talk.

#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.


#2620452 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 02:23 AM

I cant say I am surprised. Everything about him screams gigantic ego and huge sense of entitlement. Its too bad Buffalo gave him that huge contract. When a person who already has an enhanced sense of self has that feeling validated, it can lead to bad things. Hopefully I'm wrong, or if not, hopefully he gets a reality check and wakes up.

Just because he demanded more money than he's probably worth, doesn't mean he's an egotistical entitled brat.

He's a really good player, hes a 2way center who's great on the defensive side and produces offensively like a lower end #1c/ high end #2c. Teams around the league are finally realizing how vital two way play is. Especially in the playoffs, and these guys are going to start getting paid like they higher end offensive guys have historically been over paid.

I don't think he's worth that much now but with the cap continuously rising were going to see more and more guys with cap hits over 10m, and after a few years, as long as he continues to play well, and develops a bit more offensive punch, hell be a bargain.

#2620444 Brian McGrattan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 11:21 PM

True, there is only one. But that one is so powerful, there are 10 of it. And each one is more powerful than the other nine combined.

That doesn't make sense.

#2620411 Brian McGrattan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 08:01 PM

Truculence and golden girls memorabilia

And recordings of her favorite band, SUTTAL INTAHFIRINSE.
But theyre only on 8tracks for some reason.

#2620410 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Less than two weeks after signing a seven year contract extension worth $52.5-million, Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan OReilly has been charged with impaired driving after a pickup truck collided with a Tim Hortons in Lucan, Ont.
Per AM980

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

#2620387 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 13 July 2015 - 02:34 PM

I don't feel overly obliged to defend Cleary's status och capacity but since I suggested him in a trade:
*Yes, Cleary is an UFA. But he still wants to play. Doubt he'd say no if packaged. And he can still perform, he's not walking with a cane (I am right now). To add, the dude can still play, when healthy.
*The Jets want Mantha. I don't blame them. A little sluggish, but at best a Hossa-type scorer. Sneak in Cleary and/or Smith.
I would also have to admit that my last wish as regards to the 15-16 season was a little bit fantasy-ish, so take it with a grain of salt.

My fantasy, is for us to trade Alexander semin, Cody Franzen, and joakim andersson for Shea weber.

#2620303 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 12 July 2015 - 06:58 PM

Because our kids aren't salty enough.

#2620157 Brian McGrattan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 July 2015 - 10:35 PM

Brian McGrattan once beat all the halo games on legendary using a broken guitar hero controller.