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In Topic: What is the plan with Mrazek?

12 July 2014 - 12:34 PM

No way that Gus groin last a whole season. Mrazek will get 15+ games this year plus starters role in GR. Hes in Detroit from the start next year.

In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

You people are all way too serous about this. Take a step back from your keyboard and breath.


The positive of this is it a 1 year deal we have a ton of cap space and looks like no way of using it.


People said it being only a one year deal was a positive last year as well. It turned out to be a poor deal even at one year just like this one is likely to be.

In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

What makes me the most infuriated with this signing is Holland doesnt seem to be making this move to better the team. Hes doing it to basically give his buddy a free paycheck and keep a promise that shouldnt have been made. Kind of like if your own a place and your kind of forced to give a job to a cousin, in law, or friend even though they arent qualified but because they are family/friends. You know they wont improve the workplace but it makes your conscience feel good by doing it. 

In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 05:03 PM


When did I say that? I clearly said in a previous post that there will have to be a couple guys in the press box, and that Cleary is better suited to that than a guy like Jurco. You want Jurco in that role instead of playing top line minutes in Grand Rapids? Jurco would be in the AHL to start the season without Cleary. Stop acting like this signing is holding him back. It isn't.


Edit: People can get on my case all they want. I'm just trying to discuss the signing itself rather than see this become yet ANOTHER Holland bashing thread. Don't we already have enough of those?


Sorry if thats not 100% what you meant. Thats just how I comprehended your post. This signing is holding the team back though. Signings like these have held the team back the last couple years. The Wings already have guys that fill Cleary's role. There is no need to bring him in. Id rather have Jurco playing top minutes in GR and then getting the call when players inevitably get hurt. 50+ games in GR and then 30 or so in the NHL will do loads more for his development at this stage than 80+ in GR. Having Cleary on the roster just adds another body he has to jump through even though hes proved hes a better player right now.

In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 04:49 PM


This same article also has Holland saying Cleary will have to beat out other players to be in the lineup. But lets ignore that because it isn;t in line with Holland bashing.


Do you really believe that Holland will release or demote Cleary over a youngster that can be sent down even if the youngster completely outplays Cleary?? What message does it send to the young players in the organization? They preach to them to work hard and youll earn your spot but all they end up seeing is those spots theyve earned given to players that should have been put out to pasture years ago.