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Luke Glendening To Dallas

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TreKronor's avatar

Dammit.  Going to miss him, he was a stud, brought it every.single.night, and had a great attitude.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/28/21 at 12:08 PM ET

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Wow. There ya go!

Posted by beantownredwings on 07/28/21 at 12:12 PM ET

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His value was mostly off the ice imo.
Cannot believe SY offered less than 2x1.5.

Posted by VPalmer on 07/28/21 at 12:12 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

He may not have offered less. LGD may have wanted a quicker path to experiencing the post season. I couldn’t blame him.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 07/28/21 at 12:14 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Yeah, he takes less money than his last deal to go away from home?

No state income tax + playoffs??

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/28/21 at 12:15 PM ET

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He’s been in GR, Ann Arbor, Detroit his entire life. Probably also wanted to experience living somewhere other than MI for a change. He took a lot of heat from the fans for being placed in roles a bit outside his skill level, but he’s always been the hardest worker on the team. Sad he’s leaving.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 07/28/21 at 12:25 PM ET

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Suter and Glen good additions for Dallas

Posted by VPalmer on 07/28/21 at 12:28 PM ET

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Dallas sucks to live in, Luke, don’t go!

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 12:31 PM ET

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FRISCO, Texas—Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Luke Glendening to a two-year contract worth $3,000,000 with an annual average value (AAV) of $1,500,000.

Glendening, 32, registered 15 points (6-9=15) in 54 regular-season games with Detroit in 2020-21. The forward finished the season ranked second in the NHL and led Detroit with a career-high 60.9% faceoff win percentage, going 523-for-859 from the faceoff dot. Glendening also shared fifth on the Red Wings with nine assists and was tied for first on the team with a +3 plus/minus rating. Additionally, he led club forwards and ranked third among all Detroit skaters with 57 blocked shots, while he finished fourth on the squad with 68 hits.

The eight-season NHL veteran has amassed 126 points (57-69=126) in 554 career regular-season games, all with Detroit. Glendening has also made three appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, registering five points (3-2=5) in 17 career postseason contests.

“Luke is a hard-working, detailed player that is very productive in all areas of the game,” said Nill. “He is elite in the faceoff circle, he is a shot-blocking machine and he will play a big role on our penalty kill.”

Internationally, the forward represented Team USA at the 2019 World Championship, recording two assists (0-2=2) and a +3 rating in eight games.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound native of Grand Rapids, Michigan was originally undrafted and signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 5, 2013.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/28/21 at 12:34 PM ET

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Sad to see him go, but don’t blame him for wanting to win.

Posted by Shanny_Fan on 07/28/21 at 12:48 PM ET

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It’s pretty obvious to me that Luke wanted a better chance at the playoffs and perhaps a change of scenery. I’d be shocked if Yzerman didn’t offer similar $/term. In fact, Luke probably could have got $2 - $2.5M elsewhere so he must be content to be in Dallas.

Posted by evileye on 07/28/21 at 12:48 PM ET

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Bummer seeing him go, but best wishes.

Posted by RyanVM on 07/28/21 at 12:54 PM ET

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Frick, there goes our leader!

Posted by Stump23 on 07/28/21 at 01:15 PM ET

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Ahhh, darn it.  All right.  Thanks so much for your leadership and work ethic, Glennie.  Best of luck.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/28/21 at 01:19 PM ET

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Hate to see him go, but he’s earned the chance play for a team with playoff aspirations.  He’s a great signing for Dallas: an elite faceoff guy, a great penalty killer & shot blocker.  Exactly the type of player any contending team needs on their roster.  Good luck Glenny!

Posted by MikeO on 07/28/21 at 01:20 PM ET

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Bernier signs with NJ… for $4+ mil, same with Andersen in Carolina, man that Nedeljkovic trade is looking slicker by the minute.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 01:45 PM ET

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Hate to see him go, but he’s earned the chance play for a team with playoff aspirations.


Apparently he wants a chance to win, but I’m still surprised he left. confused

Posted by bigfrog on 07/28/21 at 02:03 PM ET

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I expect him to be back in some capacity when his career is over

Posted by VPalmer on 07/28/21 at 02:10 PM ET

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I hope this doesn’t mean Helm and/or Filppula are coming back. Just let the kids play on the PK and find out who can handle it.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/28/21 at 02:11 PM ET

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I hope this doesn’t mean Helm and/or Filppula are coming back. Just let the kids play on the PK and find out who can handle it.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/28/21 at 02:11 PM ET

Without Glenny, I could stomach a cheap 1 year deal for Helm, but please please please no more Filpulla.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerHolland2.0's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/28/21 at 03:02 PM ET

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Sumbitch.  Good luck to him.  Walk on at Michigan and became Captain.  Walk on to the Detroit Red Wings and has made a good career.  Will be pulling for him.

I hope this doesn’t mean Helm and/or Filppula are coming back. Just let the kids play on the PK and find out who can handle it.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/28/21 at 02:11 PM ET

Well they just signed Slammin’ Sammy Gagner so all of his 15 points will be back.

Posted by RWBill on 07/28/21 at 03:03 PM ET

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Glendening addressing Dallas media: “This was one of the toughest decisions of my life, leaving what I know and what’s comfortable. I’ll miss the fans and the people in Detroit, but this opportunity was something I couldn’t pass up on.”

-Daniella Bruce tweet

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/28/21 at 03:18 PM ET

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Good for Luke!!!
I’m truly bummed to see him go but this makes sense for him and Dallas. It will be tough to root for Dallas but I will be rooting for Luke. Wise GM they have in Dallas.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/28/21 at 04:18 PM ET

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Everyone deserves the chance to try something new in their career
- try a new city, a new challenge - while they are still in demand and have choices.

I’m sure Glendening will be back with the Wings someday.
But I bet Jim Nill is a familiar and respected voice to a guy who
worked his way up the hockey ladder in Michigan.

Glendening’s career arc and winning again with the Wings don’t align.
Too bad we couldn’t get that mythical late 2nd pick in exchange.
But hopefully Gledening does get to enjoy a couple nice playoff runs there.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/28/21 at 05:49 PM ET

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