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Dan Cleary (Sept. 12: Signed With Detroit, 1-year, $1.75M)
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09-12-2013, 10:50 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
I'm wondering if Cleary agreed to a PTO with us and then leaked to the media that we had the intention of signing him to a huge contract at the end of camp. This was probably all a stunt to get leverage for a better deal with Detroit.
Honestly, I'm indifferent to the situation. Cleary would've have been nice despite that large cap hit. A Talbot-esque cap-hit, with which he ended up, would have been even better.
Still, McGinn sounds like a nice plug on Couturier's wing at a cheaper price and a little more spark in his step at this stage of his career. Couple in the fact that there are plenty of options, we're fine with or without Cleary.
I knew something was up when Cleary and Wellwood both had the same number.
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