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#21 sibiriak

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

I love Datsyuk, but I'm concerned that the pressure, and the need to talk to the media a lot, go against his character and may become a distraction. We (Russia) really need our top center 110% there.

On the other hand, its hard to be mad at Dats even if the team weren't doing well.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:48 AM

I love Datsyuk, but I'm concerned that the pressure, and the need to talk to the media a lot, go against his character and may become a distraction. We (Russia) really need our top center 110% there.

On the other hand, its hard to be mad at Dats even if the team weren't doing well.

 

I think Pavel is absolutely the right choice not only is he a great player he is also a class act. But to your point I wouldn't worry about the media, he is tough mentally and he will be playing in his own country where he knows the language and will feel more comfortable speaking to the Russian media then he does to the English speaking media. But the pressure on him and for that matter the entire russian team will be insane. I don't expect the team to crumble but they will have their hands full with the fans and media expectations. 

 

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#23 amato

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:51 AM

To think the Wings could have had 3 Team Captains in the Olympics if only Cleary had made the Canadian roster. 

 

snub of the year. unbelievable that he didn't make the cut..


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#24 Kira

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:34 PM

So happy for Dats, and was really hoping Ovie wasn't the one wearing it haha

 

Actually, Ovechkin said that Pasha should be captain.  He's played in four Olympics, and has a bronze medal.  That gives him the most seniority on the team, I think.  So why not? 


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

So Datsyuk has no problem being a captain, then why didn't we choose him over Z?



#26 Kira

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

I think part of it is because he's captain for his home country.  He has a lot more ability to get the point across to his teammates if he can talk to them in their own language.  I think that makes a big difference.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Yeah good point i didn't think of it that way



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:37 PM

At first he was like:

 

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Then was like:

 

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Finally:

 

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Congrats Pavs!



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

At first he was like:
 
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Then was like:
 
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Finally:
 
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Congrats Pavs!


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#30 Kira

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

Hey, if you were told you were the leader of your country's team at the most prestigious event, wouldn't you be happy?  I think he has every right to be that way, and more power to him!


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

the guy scores shootout goal, then never plays again.. resting for russia anyone??? come on pavel get back in detroit needs you!!!!







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