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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 years of age. He’s 34, let’s take a one-year deal and trust that things will work out based on the coach knowing him, based upon the people that he knows in the locker room and the history of the ownership in Detroit.''
He added, “Over the last 72 hours as this thing as heated up and Dan Cleary wanted to make a decision … we all felt we’re a better team with Dan Cleary and we’ll sort this out.''
Holland said he would like to trade a player before the season opener Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, but has other options.
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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...
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...
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
And here we go: Per Daniel Cleary "Flying to Traverse. I'm back. Signing tonight." #RedWings
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) September 12, 2013
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
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.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday they had reached an agreement on a three-year $8.25-million with Cleary the longtime Wings...
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 [...]
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...
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
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...