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01-26-2013, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Schroedingers Cat View Post
At this point Cleary is pretty much Brent Gilchrist without the excruciating playoff run to make us appreciate him.

If we are clearly not making the playoffs or not a threat at the deadline we could probably trade him for a 3rd to a young countender needing "playoff experience".
Really can't see any other team even remotely interested in cleary and if he was it would be for a conditional 7th in 2014 or 2015. Wings can do pretty good in the 7th though

Originally Posted by Schroedingers Cat View Post
Trade Cleary, or not resign him after this season; buyout Samuelsson and CC. That would give us a total of about 24-25 million in cap space. Resign Howard for 4.5, Flip for 4, Smith for 1.5, and Brunner for 1.5 and you are looking at potentially 13 million to remake the roster a little.

Looking at capgeek, I am amazed we are paying Colaioccovo, Ericsson, and Quincey a combined ~9.7 million. Add in Kindl and White and we paying 13-14 million for 5 defenseman who most other NHL teams would either demote to the minors, use as healthy scratches, or play on their last pair.
The whole 3 way Quincey trade last summer was a real head scratcher. Have no idea why the wings thought he was an answer. The only thing I can think of is someone in the front office was butt hurt that the wings waived him back in the day and he became a regular on other teams.

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