The Datsyukian Deke

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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to LeftWinger in 2019 Draft   
    It just tells me that Yzerman was not on the Broberg Train, or he would've traded back to 10 and if Holland took Seider, then he just would've taken Broberg.  But instead he just took Seider.  Thats it, that is probably his reasoning.  He wanted D, wasn't impressed with Broberg, and didn't have any other D ranked high enough to draft at 10.  He didn't want to gamble and make the Vancouver trade and risk Holland taking Seider.
    Funny, I've seen on Twitter some so called "experts" giving The Red Wings a grade of D- or F when it comes to the draft.  Relax experts, nobody drafts in accordance with you. Here's a comparison. I can image what our "grade" was after the 1989 draft.  Pretend you all don't know how 1989 turned out for us and then loo at it like you're looking at the 2019 draft.  Keep in mind Russians were never going to come over to the NHL, especially defecting from The Red Army.  Sure, Mike Sillinger was probably the BPA at #11, considering his stats, and despite playing so many games, he never brought these stats to the NHL:

    Bob Bougher had some impressive stats as well for a D, but again, never really translated to the NHL and never played a single game in Detroit, and never an NHL games until 1995-96. Here are his junior stats:

    ...and considering Nick Lidstrom's stats were not "wham bam, thank you ma'am" nobody probably thought that he was on an outstanding pick either:

    ...again, The Russian's were never going to come over, so The Wings probably got laughed at when they chose Fedorov and Konstantinov.  But look at this draft and tell me that it wasn't graded much higher than a D. Dallas Drake being one of thoise late round steals (too bad, not all 1000 games for the Red Wings though.)  Of course, everyone in the world knows how it turned out after 20 years!

    In hindsight this was an A++++++++ draft.  Here's to hoping that a few of our picks this year make 2019 a home run as well!
    I,like many of you preferred somebody else at #6.  I was really hoping for Cozins since he was there, but who's to say that Seider isn't (not saying he's Lidstrom) another Lidstrom?  When Lidstrom was drafted, see above, his stats didn't scream 7 Norris Trophies, 4 Stanley Cups, 11 All-Star Games, over 1500 games played, number retired....you get where I'm going.  Let's just see which direction Seider is going within the next 3-4 years before everyone calls Yzerman a moron. Ya?
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to mackel in 2019 Draft   
    I love the Seider pick!  Watch that guy being interviewed he's very sharp, self-aware, and seemingly willing to be a team guy.
    The argument about where he should have been picked is based on mock drafts... remember these guys aren't scouts they just play them on TV. 
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to amato in 2019 Draft   
    He wouldn't. But just saying that it's not 100% decided that he's going back to the DEL next season. Either way would be good, I'd just rather him start in the AHL for callup potential.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from F.Michael in 2019 Draft   
    Regarding Hakans resumee, to be fair, you have to say that our picks on average over the last 10-15 years might be about the highest in the league, which makes it harder to get results. It's not like, let's say the Pens, found guys like Crosby or Malkin in late rounds like we did with Z or Dats..
    Most stars, franchise players or 1C, 1D, go early...and we haven't been picking there a lot..
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2019 Draft   
    From what I read so far, mostly on german media in more detail, he wouldn't mind. Just keep working, keep improving, get to his goals. That's who he is.
    The more I read, the more I like the pick. Not the way he was picked, since trading down seemed reasonable (but as somebody already pointed out, we don't know the situation and the information Stevie had..if he got the impression he would get picked right behind him...then you just get your guy..), but I like the kid.
    A few points I read and liked so far:
    - Mo is originally from Erfurt in Eastern Germany...the pro team there is limited, so at age 14 he moved to Western Germany, where in Mannheim (not that big of a city, but a top5-10 club in Germany for decades, with their junior teams playing the highest league, too), he could develop at one of the main talent bases in the country. That's a lot of determination for that age.
    - Started playing with and against men at age 16...last season in Germanys first league was first full season, as a regular on that squad.
    - Was a captain on youth national teams, always a good sign
    - Played very good at the world cup, stood his ground, rarely made mistakes
    Plus, I read Stevie even came over here to watch him in person. Well, given the way he build Tampa, maybe keyboard warriors should just wait how this plays out.
    Could just mean, that from his TB slot he would've tried to trade up to get him? If he really just wanted the guy because he is convinced, well then..
    That would actually be the best idea this franchise has had in years.
    ...
    Some thoughts on the other picks:
    I really like Grewe and Moore. Grewe sounds like someone everybody loves on their team and hates on all other teams, like Marchand. I wouldnt mind having that guy. Bertuzzi is that way, too, but 2-3 of those cant hurt, I guess. Moore sounds like a steal at that draft position, like what I read so far.
    Tyutyayev could be the steal of this draft, looking at his draft position. I have no idea how he fell that far..the MHL is not a bad league at all, to be at a PPG pace there, you gotta be good. Maybe Hakan again was the only one who took the flight there?
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from nyqvististhefuture in 2019 Draft   
    Looks like he works in Ibrahimovics old neighborhood as a runner for the local drug lord.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Dabura in 2019 Draft   
    Yzerman is definitely the hipster GM. No major-label prospects allowed. Only indie kids.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to HoweFan in 2019 Draft   
    I’ve decided Byrum, Turcotte, and Dach are gonna be gone. We have a choice of Cozens, Pod, or Zegras.  Ever since someone a few pages back compared Pod to Zegras where Pod ate nails for Breakfast and Zegras baked Cupcakes I can’t back us picking him. That’s my entire reasoning for not liking him.  Once we pick him I’ll get my head around it and support him
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to F.Michael in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    Yes  - 'Bobfather' is one Bob McKenzie that I'm referring to, and yes - it looks like I read some other tweet that suggested Dats was likely to sign with Detroit...My apologies to the 'Bobfather' - I will not go against the family ever again.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Dabura in Poll: Datsyuk on the team at 41?   
    He grew up in New York. Played his college hockey at NYU. Makes sense.
    Worth noting: Datsyuk's mother is Mike Richter. You've gotta think that'll be a factor.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to MabusIncarnate in New Lettering   
    I wasn't, I had it narrowed down to two and @Jonas Mahonas didn't disappoint.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to e_prime in 2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News   
    Yeah.  I dunno.  12 packs of beer are pretty commonplace too.  So, maybe it was 12+.  ...but you can get a 30 pack of Lebatt Blue  for the price of a 12 pack of something "better".  Guess it depends on his tastes and such.
    I'm sure a case isn't out of the realm of possibility.  Maybe not EVERY night.  ...but regularly.  Sure.  I can see it.    Couple of months ago when I wasn't in such a great place I was putting back 4-6 beers or a combo of a few beers plus a cocktail or two nightly.  Thankfully, my ship has righted, but... I can see how it could get to a place that was much much worse.
    It sucks that depression has such as stigma attached to it.  It sucks that you're just supposed to "figure things out" or "move on" or "man-up."  I know I'm a huge smart ass on here a lot but if anyone ever just needs an ear.  I will listen.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from amato in 2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News   
    And? That's still less than I thought they should get. There should be death squads starting from Ottawa in search of Mike Hoffman..
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Learn2LuvIt in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    IMO...I'm thinking he will be offered the Seattle job (IF they get a team), but he'll decline and head "upstairs" for the Wings in an advisory role (SVP and Alt Governor) .  I'm thinking Jimmy D at age 75 might step down.
    Kenny will be 63 this November, and that would make him 64 by the time his first season with Seattle is getting underway (if the team ramps up by 2019-2020 season).  He's got 4 kids who most are still in the area.  Really nice home in the area.  He has summer vacation home in Ontario which is a fairly short drive (considering) from the Detroit area.  I just don't see it.   At his age, what he's already accomplished, doesn't need the money, moving literally all the way across the country to Seattle (or at least spend 2/3 of his year away from his home and family).  I don't think he will. 
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to BottleOfSmoke in Steve Yzerman to step down as GM for TBL. Will serve in "Advisory Role".   
    If anything can bring me out of the woodwork, it’s news of My Lord and Savior Stevesus Yzermanchrist making his long overdue return to the Motherland to (not) strap on his skates and lead us to a threepeat, a super bowl win, and the end of the Flint water crisis. 
    The part of my brain that’s not having a fever dream hopes that all is well with his family, has tempered expectations that he will ever return to the Wings franchise in any official capacity, and will wait and see how this pans out like a normal-functioning human being. 
    But I’d be lying if I said my initial reaction to the original tweets wasn’t to aggressively hump the nearest inanimate (or not—sorry Lesley) object whilst scream-singing Don’t Stop Believing. Whatevs. 
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to GMRwings1983 in No More Hockeytown At Center Ice?   
    I'm glad the organization is finally accepting that they're no longer relevant.  
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in Any tips on ways to tolerate the NBC media?   
    The less NBC games we have, the better.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in Any tips on ways to tolerate the NBC media?   
    The less NBC games we have, the better.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in Any tips on ways to tolerate the NBC media?   
    The less NBC games we have, the better.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in Any tips on ways to tolerate the NBC media?   
    The less NBC games we have, the better.
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    The Datsyukian Deke got a reaction from krsmith17 in Any tips on ways to tolerate the NBC media?   
    The less NBC games we have, the better.
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to GMRwings1983 in 5 Keys To Success   
    1. Better GM
    2. Better coach
    3. Better defense
    4. Better forwards
    5. Better goalie
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Wheelchairsuperhero in Rumors Thread   
    You're probably right, Kenny should've just given AA whatever he demanded, that seems like smart GMing. I'm surprised this needs to be said, but Larkin =/= Athanasiou. One is talking about how he realizes a deal needs to be both beneficial for both himself and the team, the other tried using a KHL offer as leverage. I'll let you figure out why some folks were soured on one but not by the other. 
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Euro_Twins in Erik Karlssons’s Wife Harassed While Pregnant by Another Teammate’s Fiancée   
    You wish you were part of Canada, or more canada was a part of you? But canada is bigger so I think you could be the 11th province. However we don't want you guys. Everyone likes canada
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    The Datsyukian Deke reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in Erik Karlssons’s Wife Harassed While Pregnant by Another Teammate’s Fiancée   
    What? You mean the media and activists were too quick to rush to judgment before all the facts were known and before the accused had a chance to defend themselves? That never happens.