Found September 12, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
The grass IS ALWAYS greener in Detroit… at least that seems to be the case for Dan Cleary. It was just a couple of days ago that it looked like the Wings and the veteran free agent forward were going their separate ways with Cleary signing a three-year, $8.25 million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. However within the last 78 hours Cleary apparently did a complete 180 on what was apparently a handshake deal leaving plenty of money on the table to sign a one-year, $1.75 million dollar contract to stay with the Wings. "I just followed my heart and did what I knew would make me happy" – Dan Cleary — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 12, 2013 Cleary confirmed his intention to re-up with Detroit via text message to local media before boarding plane for Traverse City where he will officially sign the deal tonight and begin training camp with his teammates. “We think we’re a better team with Clears,” Holland said. “He’s a versatile on the wing, he’s good in...

The Flyers can fit Cleary, not trade anyone, and be cap compliant before the season even starts

The Philadelphia Flyers can be cap compliant before the season even with Dan Cleary and not trading a soul. When the Flyers invited Dan Cleary to camp and reportedly already agreed upon terms of a contract, many speculated how they could make it all fit under the cap. Afterall, the Flyers are already over $2 million over the upper-limit according to capgeek. Hell, I’ve even been...

So It Appears Dan Cleary Won’t Be a Flyer After All

After days of speculation, the Flyers announced former Detroit Red Wing Daniel Cleary would be attending the Flyers’ training camp, scheduled to begin tomorrow in Philadelphia. Cleary would be attending on a pro-tryout basis, and then signed to a 3 year, $8.75 million dollar deal once Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve. However, today, Elliotte Friedman reported...

Tim Panaccio: Holmgren Explain's Cleary End Game

Clearly, this is not how the Flyers envisioned things would turn out. But if you go by public opinion, fans seem very happy that Dan Cleary deep-sixed the Flyers tryout offer and instead stuck around Detroit for two days when he was supposed to be in Philly, before finally signing a 1-year deal for a LOT less than what the FLyers generously over-offered him on a 3-year deal. ...

Eklund: Cleary NOT coming to Philly? Pitkanen done for the year. Hainsey? Whitney?

A few quick hits this afternoon...nice to have news happening again! Dan Cleary looked to be all set in and coming to Philly on a PTO until moments ago when sources began to text me that it appears Ckeary has gotten a better offer and he will not report to Flyers camp tomorrow...this could just be a Cap issue, but I am hearing all is open now. Also... Tough news in Carolina...

Eklund: I can see Cleary now the rain is gone...

Per Helen St James Dan Cleary, who was a no show at Flyers camp, is heading to Traverse City to open camp for the Red to the Flyers, here at camp in South Philly...thus ends the over-played Cleary Saga....

Clearygate continues

Ugh. Source: Dan Cleary is not at #Flyers camp. He was slated to be on ice with first group at 8:30 today. — Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) September 12, 2013

Cleary Returning To Detroit

And here we go: Per Daniel Cleary "Flying to Traverse. I'm back. Signing tonight." #RedWings — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) September 12, 2013 added 10:21am,   Dan Cleary said in a text that he is signing with Wings tonight and on his way to Traverse City. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) September 12, 2013

Reports: Daniel Cleary not joining Flyers, meets with Red Wings

What’s the deal with Dan Cleary? It has been a bit of a mystery today. “Hearing a meeting took place today between Dan Cleary Mike Babcock and Ken Holland in Traverse City MI” TSN’s Aaron Ward the former Red Wings defenseman tweeted. What? The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday they had reached an agreement on a three-year $8.25-million with Cleary the longtime Wings...

Holland On Signing Cleary

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, “We think we’re a better team with Clears,'' Holland said. “He’s a versatile on the wing, he’s good in the locker room. In the end, he flew up (Wednesday) to meet with (coach Mike Babcock) and I at the airport and his message was he wanted to be a Red Wing and he wanted to work with us. “He hopes to play until he's 38, 39...

For Dan Cleary, Detroit Red Wings’ Blood Still Thicker Than Philadelphia Flyers’ Financial Water

Dan Cleary’s interesting late summer act of loyalty in choosing Detroit over Philadelphia made another positive statement about Red Wings’ organization (bobfina72, Flickr) Leave it to a baseball writer to put a hockey signing in proper perspective and context. Tony Paul, a Detroit Tigers scribe for The Detroit News, took time out on Twitter from breaking down earned run averages...

Looks like Cleary won’t get his No. 11 back from Alfredsson

If Dan Cleary thought he’d be able to get his No. 11 back from Daniel Alfredsson without any problem he could be in for some disappointment. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports Alfredsson will be keeping the jersey number but not because he’s fixated on it. Instead the new guy in Detroit will hang on to it for more… Business-like reasons.

Dan Cleary Staying With The Red Wings After All by   Steven Ellis

Anyone following the short lived Dan Cleary saga will know this has been a strange couple of days. After it being rumored that he was heading to Dallas, it was announced that he had signed with the Philadelphia Flyers and would arrive to their training camp this morning, with a three year, $8.25 million contract deal in place Well, that’s [...]

Report- Cleary Talked With Babcock And Holland Today

I've been updating the recent Cleary news in the KKHockey section, but...   Hearing a meeting took place today between Dan Cleary,Mike Babcock,and Ken Holland in Traverse City,MI. #TSN #DetroitRedWings — Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) September 11, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers sign UFA Dan Cleary to PTO; three-year, $8.25 million contract rumored

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) The Philadelphia Flyers confirmed today that unrestricted free agent Dan Cleary will be joining the team at training camp on a PTO or tryout contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Cleary, a 34-year old winger who has played for the Detroit Red Wings since the start of the 2005-06 season...

Eklund: Gagne Still Hunting for a Team... But Does Have Options

Earlier this week, at the time they thought they had an agreement with Dan Cleary, the Flyers informed unrestricted free agent winger Simon Gagne that he would not receive a contract or a tryout invite. That has not, and will not, change even after Cleary elected to sign in Detroit. However, that does not mean Gagne will be without an NHL team this season. Although it has been...
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