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#2628920 monthly schedule wallpaper?

Posted by Matt on Yesterday, 08:26 PM

This IS coming this month. I've been feverishly working on it this week (sorry, I've been really busy! Too many friends getting married this month!) -- I plan on having it available for download prior to the season opener tomorrow night. I'll release it in a few different resolutions, then lean on you guys a bit for some resolution requests.


Just so you know: The native size of the wallpaper is 2560x1440 -- it'll be plenty big to start!

#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.


In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.

#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 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




#2620758 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 17 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

Wow. This guy just won't go away. I didn't even go to a game last season because of the Wings signing Cleary. Don't have a choice this season since it's the last season at the Joe.

Wait,..so you're saying you had the means and resources to go to games, but chose not to, because of Dan Cleary? Please tell me he's a jaded ex lover you don't want to run into because that's the only way that makes sense.

#2619543 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by FlashyG on 07 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

The sad part of Nyquist getting a new deal is that this will probably be the last year of him being a fan favorite, unless of course he significantly improves.


We as a fan base love guys who overproduce for their salary but when they get a salary that's more in line with their production we heap unrealistic expectations on them.

Gus could put up the exact same numbers he's put up the past 2 years and because he'd be making 4-5 million a season instead of his current .95 million a year it will be seen as not good enough.


If he has another couple playoffs like his first couple, he'll be in the doghouse with Franzen.

#2618627 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2015 - 01:30 AM

Courtesy of FlashyG:



#2618591 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by LeftWinger on 01 July 2015 - 10:02 PM

I recovered.  I was personally getting angry that a lot of teams were getting better and it seemed we were just going to go with the kids.  I was really angry that Pit got better, but with our two signings, I do believe we got significantly better than we were last season. ESPECIALLY if the roster is filled out by the kids and not Franzen and Cleary. Still a log jam all over, but could be very good for us! The streak will live for sure and maybe even more!


We'll also have Mrazek here all season stealing Jimmy's job and Jimmy (hopefully) staying focused because he knows if he slips, his job is gone.  Win win for us!


Better forwards, better D, better goalie situation....(plus a Jack Adams finalist behind the bench! (Hey, I see it happening!))

#2618469 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by Bannedforlife on 01 July 2015 - 05:39 PM

I wonder if Cleary's wife will enjoy the weather in Toronto?

#2618312 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by kickazz on 01 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

Brad Richards = No more Cleary :)


1 year deal? Guy can put up a decent amount of points, has tons of experience. Our top 2 centers are old. One won't even be able to start the season. The other is injury prone and was significantly slow during the playoffs. What if Zetterberg goes down with an injury? No Pav and Z.. Rely on the kids? Okay but that would be a huge gamble because.. well theyre still developing. 


Richards can center a second line and Pav and Z can dominate the first line. When Pav and Z play together they don't need to exert as much effort. It will help in their longevity. Just my thoughts on this. 

#2614627 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Nightfall on 15 June 2015 - 10:04 PM


#2613356 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by roboturner on 06 June 2015 - 07:37 PM

#2604067 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 29 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die


#2597315 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 3 - DET Leads series 2-1

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 April 2015 - 05:36 PM

Hopefully I won't have to post this picture too often tonight.



#2592759 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by TripleS on 12 April 2015 - 10:47 PM

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#2592679 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Hockey13Playa on 12 April 2015 - 02:13 PM