We all knew it was going to come up at some point, but it looks like Dan Cleary wants to meet with Ken Holland in order to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings for another season.
Cleary played 17 games with the Red Wings last season and had a dismal 1 goal and 1 assist. He did not see any playing time in the playoffs. All signs would point to the Red Wings not re-signing the 36-year old veteran based on those stats, but the situation is a little more complicated. Cleary turned down a 3-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers for a 1-year contract with the Red Wings. The 1-year contract also came with a supposed handshake agreement between Holland and Cleary for the 2015-16 NHL season.
Based on past experiences with Ken Holland and the Illitch family, I have a sinking feeling that Dan Cleary will be back on the bench for the Red Wings next season. They are very loyal to their word but sometimes I feel like it comes at a price, and in this case that price is number 11 unfortunately.
What do you think Nation? Will he be back?