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Posted Wednesday September 11, 2013, About: Why ex-Wing Cleary bolted Detroit
Best wishes to Dan Cleary. He never quite had an all-star year, but he was a solid two way player and he modeled the Wings work ethic every game. Wish we had the cap space to keep him, but Holland landed some big fish in the off-season, and a lot of promising rookies are going to get a raise in a few years.
Posted Wednesday November 14, 2012, About: Can someone else play for the Cup? Yes
Options:
1. Skip 2012-13 without comment
2. Enscribe "2012-23 Season cancelled due to greed"
3. Enscribe the team name and players of a champion team

I prefer option 3, the major question being the method for picky the Stanley Cup champion for the season.

Put the AHL champion against the NCAA champion in a best of 7. Or AHL vs KHL. Or IIHF World Cup champion. Or whatever. The Winter Classic is interesting because it is a different format. Going outside the NHL to pick a champion is fair game, and I bet the ratings for that series would be pretty good.

This is a fight between millionaires and billionaires, and I'm past taking sides. I'm on the side of fans who want to see some good hockey. Give players who may never have a shot at playing for the cup again a chance to hoist it, and you'll see 110% effort and passion, even if they lack 'superstar' skills.

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