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In Topic: Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

26 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

This topic is kind of weird.  I've never thought of Yzerman and Fedorov as a duo.  Yzerman was already a star before Fedorov ever got to Detroit.  They're not the same age. They didn't really play on the same line that often in their careers.  They're just two great individual players who happened to play on the same team for over a decade.    


On the other hand, Datsyuk and Zetterberg came into the league around the same time, are about the same age, both Europeans and have played together on the same line many times.  I think of them as a duo more than Yzerman and Fedorov.  



Also, I'd like to add that the Wings' scoring was pretty balanced during the 90's.  If Fedorov was playing on a different team in his prime, I'm pretty confident he'd finish top 10 in scoring every year. Likely even higher than top 10.  


Yeah, but Fedorov frequently played with Doug Brown, and Yzerman played with McCarty some from what I remember in 1997.  They didn't play on the same line during the Cup runs until 2002.  


The difference is, those guys always played with good players.  Datsyuk and Zetterberg used to play with good players, but don't anymore at this stage in their careers.  That's sad.

What's worse...Feds/Brown or Dats/Abby?

In Topic: Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

26 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

In all seriousness, this is no contest. Yzerman and Fedorov, hands down, all day long, all week long, all year long...etc...etc...


I love Pav and Z, but if Yzerman and Fedorov were able to play in this no obstruction era, I cannot imagine the points they would have put up. I believe Pav and Z would've done fine in 90's, but not as good as they do now and I believe nowhere near what Yzerman and Feds would do today...



I will say - Stevie & Feds had a much better supporting cast.

In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

21 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Just got into a debate with a friend of mine regarding Datsyuk vs. Fedorov.  So I decided to throw these questions out to the group:

1.  Who will ultimately be viewed by Wings fan as the better player for us?

2.  Will Fedorov end up in the HOF?

3.  Will Datsyuk end up in the HOF?



Haven't looked at other responses...I gotta say Fedorov as the more skilled, and game breaker, but Datsyuk brings his lunch pail each, and every night.


Both have their spots in my heart, but if I had to choose.....Fedorov.

In Topic: Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

13 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

 Are the players required to do the 24/7 or can they deny access to their homes ?

From the looks of the last 24/7 - I gotta be honest - it more or less sucked.


I'm certain players have the right to deny access, and wouldn't be too surprised if someone within an organization tells it's players to 'keep things civil' - you'll see what we had with the Wings/Leafs.


Truth be told - I really enjoyed the time spent with Kessel/Bozak...Best of the entire series.

In Topic: Report: NHL to have 5 outdoor games in 2014-15.

12 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

So it took how many seasons for the league to take a really unique and cool event and completely make it run of the mill?



What the hell do you know Harold?


Don't ya know?......Moar is bettah!!!