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3/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Oilers 2 (OT)

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I'm calling bulls*** on Datsyuk actually liking Abby on his line over others on the team. Mickey's just carrying the water for Babs on that one.

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I'm sure he'd prefer someone with more skill, but the Wings have no one close to being as physical as Abby on the forecheck. He has ~13% of the entire team's hits and leads the next closest player (Tootoo) by ~20 hits.

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man after that 1st period I need a beer

if things keep going the way they are, by the end of the night I'll be needing a keg

or some heroin

hey! here's an idea- someone sneak into the Wings' locker room and spike their water bottles with amphetamines, or some cocaine perhaps; that'll jump-start 'em!!

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So I guess everything about datsyuk is BS right? At least according to us "fans". I like Abby with datsyuk. He brings size, speed, and some grit. No he doesn't score-not his game. But there is no one else on this team that can do the things that Abby does.

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Even if Pavel somehow likes having Abdelkader on his line (which I doubt), the biggest problem is this extended trial together hasn't worked. At all.

Datsyuk needs skill around him. Not floating Franzen and a two-point grinder with no offensive ability.

The last 8 games the first line hasn't worked either. At least that line maintains some time in the offensive zone. Bert was the Wings most skilled big body and I think the Wings are missing him more than we'd expect.

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Abby hasn't been the same since the 09 cup finals...Remember he scored 2 goals and was wrecking a lot of opposing players? He still hits players. He clears the way for Datsyuk, but if no one is shooting and all we're doing is perimeter passing, what's the use of even having datsyuk out there?

I'm getting more of the persuasion that Cleary needs to be gone and not resigned.

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