Z is a true warrior, has national pride and so he played through it. I don't care that much about the NHL season, he had the chance to captain his country at the olympics that's a once in a lifetime moment for players.
If I had to take something away from the Z or Pasha situation, it would be this: I have even more respect for them now, they are putting their teammates, countries over themselves and basically are playing through everything. We are so lucky, to have these two guys and I'm incredible proud to have such great player in a winged wheel.
There are more important things in life than hanging on to a very impressive playoff streak. If I had to choose between both of them captaining their respective teams OR making the playoffs I'd go with the first choice because they've given so much to this franchise, time to give them something back.
Also I don't care what the doctors are seeing both are superb trained athletes we are going to see them again in the olympics book it
Then why are you here? I DO care about the NHL season and the Red Wings. I don't give a flying f*** about the Olympics. I want the players who are being paid to play here to have their loyalties to the Red Wings. "We" don't owe them anything. Zetterberg has the life and career he has because of the Red Wings, not because of Team Sweden. Let's hope this puts an end to this ridiculous Olympics BS once and for all.
The big worry, Wings-wise, is that Franzen is out indefinitely, Datsyuk is playing hurt (wouldn't be playing if it weren't Sochi), and Zetterberg - who we knew was already playing hurt - is now seemingly out indefinitely. That's rough.
Right, and all three are likely missing time directly due to the Olympics. All 3 played hurt when they shouldn't have, to try and be ready for Sochi.