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#2525260 Dan Cleary may return...sigh

Posted by cr00d on 23 June 2014 - 12:23 PM

Ken Holland: Hello Daniel, I am calling to personally thank you for your many years of great service. You have been an integral part of the Detroit Red Wings since you signed on with us. However, despite earlier promises, I must regretfully inform you that we will not be offering you a contract for the upcoming season.

Daniel Cleary: Wow, Kenny… I mean… where did this come from?!? I've devoted the last ten years of my life to the Detroit Red Wings. I left money and term on the table last year in Philly so I could play here with the promise of another contract to come...

KH: I know Daniel, and we thank you for that, but based on you performance last year, and how well our prospects played filling in for you and other while the injury bug hit, we feel this is the direction we need to take as a franchise.

DC: C’mon man, you know I only played poorly last year because I was injured. There’s still plenty left in the ol’ gas tank. I know I can get back to my old form, and deep down inside, you know it too Kenny!

KH: That may be the case, Daniel. However we are simply not in a position where we can afford to bring you back on. I’m sorry.

DC: Wow!, what happened to you, man? You use to be cool.

KH: What?!? I’m still cool, Daniel.

DC: No, you’re not. You've changed man, and not for the better. Loyalty use to mean something to you. I guess it doesn't anymore.

KH: Loyalty is very important to me.

DC: Whatever, man. You’re all talk. Take your lies and broken promises elsewhere. Talk to you later…

KH: Wait! Don’t hang up! Let me see what I can do, Daniel. I’ll prove to you that I’m still cool. I’ll call your agent and see if we can’t work something out right away; perhaps a two-way contract?

DC: Two-way contracts aren't cool, man.

KH: You’re right, you’re right… I knew that. Definitely not cool. I can do better... just let me talk to your agent, ok? We’ll work something out, don’t worry Daniel.

DC: Cool, man. I’ll see you when camp opens. Ciao.

KH: Yeah, yeah… Ciao!

#2518577 50 UP

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 01 May 2014 - 02:06 AM

#2518652 Jimmy Howard's head is missing

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 May 2014 - 11:08 AM

Well now we know why he was having trouble keeping his head in the game.

#2518417 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by PumpkinEscobar on 30 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

Not sure what you're trying to say, but their situations were 100% different.  DeKeyser, an undrafted free agent, left WMU and signed with the Red Wings after Western's season ended.  Mantha, who was drafted and is already signed with Detroit, is still playing with his junior team, and under the agreement between the NHL and CHL, the Wings can't call him up to the AHL until his junior season is over.

the discussion was about after Mantha's season was over

#2518306 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by dirtydangles on 29 April 2014 - 10:47 PM

I don't think Mantha will be on the team next year. Holland will keep with GR at least one year. called up occasionally maybe but that's it.

I agree but we have to keep a contingency plan in place to have him up the year after - we have to have some expiring contracts for Mantha or Pulkkinen barring a trade that opens up roster spots for them.

#2518285 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by Din758 on 29 April 2014 - 08:48 PM

Detroit Sports nation on Twitter just said he will join gr for whatever is remaining in their playoffs after qmjhl playoffs. Don't know where they heard that from so don't take it as a lock.. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk

#2517730 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by number9 on 27 April 2014 - 04:59 PM


Your arguments are littered with only stats, and not what is played on the ice. It's obvious you turn a blind eye to the turnovers he creates, and I'm assuming it's someone else fault for his give away yesterday. Most people seem on the same page about the same flaws with Franzen, but points are all that seem to matter to you. I don't care if he scores 50 points a year, we can put another player to play with Datsyuk that will do that and more.


I compared Franzen with Cleary to show how broken your comparison of Franzen vs Nyquist really is.


Oh, so because of yesterdays turnover Franzen is now labeled as an overall turnover machine? Yeah, that was a bad give away. But it was also just one of only two give aways he had in the PO's. He also lead the team in take-aways during the PO's with 4. Now those stats do have some recording errors, but they still don't paint the picture of a guy who consistently gives away pucks.


Guy who only reads boxscores

#2516074 ECQF - Game 5 - Red Wings at Bruins - 3:00 PM EST

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 April 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm here begrudgingly. I feel like this is Deathwatch. I hate this time of year. A win today would be great, but I feel like it's only delaying the inevitable. I just don't see how we take three in a row from the Bs. Would be nice to grind them down a bit for the next round, though, since I want them to metaphorically die in a fire.

I'll make myself and my negativity scarce. LGW.

#2515977 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by Richdg on 26 April 2014 - 09:05 AM

Stupid rule. But yeah, I do recall the paper transaction just so the kids could play in the Calder Cup playoffs.

I wonder if the Wings will still send him to GR just for the sake of playoff exposure and training experience, or wait until summer dev camp.

If the timing works out, he will come to GR. He can be a black ace and start to see what being a pro player is all about. Don't forget he needs to add some strength and weight. he is currently listed as 6-5/205 which is very skinny. It would be awesome if he plays in the 215-220 range next season.

#2515945 Will Mantha join GR after the QMJHL playoffs?

Posted by Richdg on 26 April 2014 - 06:23 AM

Join yes, play no. he can't play in the AHL playoffs because he didn't play in at least 1 regular season game. Silly AHL rule......

#2512803 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by deltsig87 on 21 April 2014 - 12:26 AM

Haven't  logged in here in quite a while. Always my favorite time of the year. PS I hate the bruins











#2514727 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 24 April 2014 - 03:07 PM

Where the heck is Ericsson

His hand exploded. He will come back next season with a hockey glove made of solid gold.

#2514664 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by Mike J. on 24 April 2014 - 12:22 PM

Zetterbeard rules, it'd be a huge morale boost if he makes it back tonight. Maybe Pavels new baby can take Franzens spot, that kids scored just as many goals as Mule so far in the playoffs.

#2514632 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by NyquistianDeke on 24 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

Don't know if it's been posted but mlive is reporting z is in the lineup tonight!!


The beard will lead the team to a win tonight!!


Thanks for sharing. Hasn't been talked about at all.

#2514194 Redwings crowd tonight

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

So spend it bud.
Sorry but if you spend the money, you get to do what you want with it. 
Don't talk the talk if you can't afford to walk the walk.

I don't live in detroit