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01-26-2013, 11:17 AM
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I respect what Cleary has done for the team in the past. He has a lot of memorable very strong playoff performances. However too many wings from the glory days do overstay their welcome. Maltby, Drapper, Holmstrom all played past any form of recognizable effectiveness.

I guess you have to give points to the Wings though. Free agents know that signing for the wings is different then other places. Very rarely do you see a player traded without much reason, they almost always resign their players, they let a lot of vets play way past their prime. Its almost like they treat their players like family.

I do think its time for Cleary to hang it up. His body is obviously no longer suited for the pace of today's game. The wings need everything they can get this season and they have players ready to come up that Cleary is taking up a spot and preventing.

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