Detroit has a better record with Zetterberg only than Datsyuk only this season and I dont think it is coincidence. Now I dont necessarily want to trade Datsyuk (and I certainly dont expect it to happen) but it supports my standing that this team need a radical makeover.
He didn't question zetterbergs standing as this teams leader, because everyone knows he absolutely is, which is why you see the w-l record that way.
the kids on this team were just being born or are too young to remember when steve y was made captain, and most of them were in the org when they gave z the c.
Three captains in their lifetime, and they're part of the legacy of the third one.
They rely on him emotionally, just like we did with lids.
When Datsyuk hangs his skates up hell be in the conversations of best two way centers to ever play the game for years to come.
You don't trade that.
And realistically, what power forward would you accept for him?
As for the whole "if Gretzky can be traded" argument, id have believes any blockbuster trade was an option, had the wings traded stevie y.
The red wings are loyal to a fault, they're not going to trade away one of the most gifted, and humble players to ever play.
Had feds not made such a big deal out of getting his paycheck, he would've retired a wing too.
Edited by jimmyemeryhunter, 29 January 2014 - 11:14 AM.