DETROIT -- Daniel Cleary's new one-year contract with the Red Wings has created a tsunami-like effect among fans.
A constant wave of criticism has painted Cleary as everything that's wrong with this franchise in transition.
Without question, Cleary's numbers have fallen off drastically. Over the course of the last two seasons, he's had just 23 points and was a minus-17 in 100 games...
Dan Cleary gets doused by ice-cold water from multiple angles after challenging Kris Draper, Matthew Stafford and Henrik Zetterberg.
Stafford accepted today and challenged Clayton Kershaw, Jim Bob Cooter and Dominic Raiola.
Stafford took the ALS ice bucket challenge today. pic.twitter.com/wHyWow2Zep
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 16, 2014
Video of Stafford’s is here...
It happened. Deep down, we all knew Cleary would be resigned to some extent, but I think we were hoping it would be a 2-way “thanks for the memories, have fun in GR” contract. Nope. So lets take a moment from our bleach-chugging, whiskey-pounding, homicidal rage-fest to take a peak at how the decision to keep Cleary was made.
The Red Wings are bringing back forward Dan Cleary on a one-year deal according to the team’s official Twitter page. Per club policy, details on the contract will not be disclosed however Cleary did have a previous cap hit of around $1.7M last years.
UPDATE: The #RedWings have re-signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year deal.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 10, 2014
Breaking news out of Hockeytown today. Despite what some fans would want, Ken Holland and the rest of the Red Wings’ management has decided to sign Dan Cleary to a 3 year contract extension. As per team policy, the financial details have not been disclosed at this time, though it is expected to carry a cap hit of about $3 million.
The reaction around the locker room was overwhelmingly...