Yes, I'm afraid so. Tatar will be joining Brunner in Switzerland this season. Tatar will never play for the Red Wings. The Wings first line is Bertuzzi-Cleary-Samuelsson. Datsyuk and Zetterberg are being traded to make room for Cleary as well.
Guessing Tatar will be waived and Nyquist sent to GR, with Cleary being double-shifted all season. We're possibly looking at a Dekeyser+Smith trade to bring in Cleary's grandfather as a veteran presence on D.
wow you guys are a regular abbott and costello eh?
here's what i don't get - the training camp lines yesterday already had tatar fighting for a spot on a line as he was slotted in on the 5th line. that was even without cleary. so why are you guys mocking the very real possibility that signing cleary pushes tatar down another spot on the roster?
regardless of ones opinion on cleary, tatar, or anyones contract, this is a very real subject, and one that is worthy of a conversation.
yet all you guys can do is mock the topic? i would hope for better here at lgw.