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#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




#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM


#2619553 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by FlashyG on 08 July 2015 - 12:29 AM

When asked what he thought about Babcock's potential struggles in Toronto, Ken Holland responded.



#2619242 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 06 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

Lol I love him saying kadri will be elite after he said we don't have another datsyuk or z in our system, meanwhile Tatar and goose are eons better than nazem kadri already

#2618625 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 02 July 2015 - 01:27 AM

Courtesy of FlashyG:


#2618179 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Vladiator on 01 July 2015 - 03:04 PM

What's this I hear? Ken Holland actually made a meaningful and reasonable signing on July 1st? Hell I'm going to play the lottery today. 

#2617635 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Helmethead on 30 June 2015 - 05:35 PM

In the words of Marv Albert....Yeeeeeeeessssss!

#2614613 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 15 June 2015 - 09:58 PM

Hey Cooper, try and whine some more, maybe the NHL will take pity on you again. 

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

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

#2612238 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by chicagooverrated on 30 May 2015 - 09:53 PM

Wow richards
Wow imagine if they'd called that soccer goal back

#2612223 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Nightfall on 30 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

Hawks going for their 3rd Cup in 5 years. 


The Bowmans are impressive, aren't they? 


Thanks to only being relevant since 2008-09.


From 97-08, the Hawks went to the playoffs 1 time and didn't win a playoff series.  All those draft picks all those years, and finally Dale Talon came in and helped build the team there.  Stan Bowman has been great as well, but the key here is all the high draft picks they grabbed all those years.

#2612207 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 May 2015 - 08:48 PM

This entire playoff season has been a nightmare. Literally hot 4 day old barf in a plastic wastebasket.

#2612202 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by frankgrimes on 30 May 2015 - 08:45 PM

The more I watch that replay, the more I can see how the refs saw it as a good goal.  I mean, was it really a kicking motion?  When in doubt, allow the goal.


Neither have the Hawks for that matter.  Got to give credit where credit is due.


This rule is so difficult why not make it simple? Goal with the foot aren't counting period no mysterios kicking or not motion.

#2611532 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by puckloo39 on 29 May 2015 - 10:49 PM

So, it's still true that if your team scores no goals, you don't win.  Sorry for Lundqvist. 

#2611514 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 09:45 PM

Feel so awful for Henrik. The team in front of him can never get it done. Ever.