...and this is why 99% of NHL players only give boring cliché answers to every question asked by reporters.
I understand they're disappointed with his play this year, but when goalie after goalie puts up terrible numbers for them, maybe it's time to realize a bit of the blame is on the defense, not on the goalie's personality.
Although "Rot away in the AHL" is kind of harsh. Just so I have it somewhat right, the main reason why non-North Americans don't like the AHL is because they can easily earn more money back at home? And then a secondary reason is the 'quality of hockey/skill'?
I don't think I've ever heard a swedish player, or any player at all for that matter, say anything good about the life of playing in the AHL. It honestly sounds like a piece of s*** existance.
There's a reason most european players who play in the AHL leave as soon as they realize they won't make the NHL, and honestly I think only a small part of that is the money.
Järnkrok is just too good to have to 'pay his dues' or any BS like that. If he doesn't make the Wings next year, he'll stay in the SEL. I have not heard any reliable source say differently. And if he stays in the SEL, he'll be one of the league's biggest stars. Him and Silfverberg were tearing it up this season and are doing great so far in the WC. Silfverberg is guaranteed a place on the Senators next season. Järnkrok really isn't far behind him.
Unless his development comes to a complete stop, after one more year in the SEL he'll be more than ready to take a 3rd line Center role for the Wings.
He had 1 assist in his first WC game against Norway.
Hmm... Just Khan being careless or does he know something that we don't?
I don't expect him to play in Grand Rapids. Either he tears it up at camp and forces his way into the lineup next year, or he plays one more year in Brynäs and comes right into the Wings lineup the year after.
This kid is too good to rot away in the AHL. He should be a star in the SEL until he can become a star in the NHL.
He sure couldn't make anyone look that good at the end of this season. People conveniently overlook the fact that Datsyuk wasn't all that "elite" down the stretch and in the playoffs either. Certainly not his fault that we lost, but he was one amongst the multitude of players not making a difference against Nashville.
He wasn't himself after having knee surgery. I don't think there was any lack of effort.
To see what a healthy Datsyuk looks like in the playoffs, see 2011 when he almost won 2 playoff series on his own.
Get real, these guys all had amazing years and it's a coin-toss. I'd put my money on King Henrik since his team had the best success in the regular season and most people agree that he's due for a Vezina, but who knows.
So far these guys have all been stellar in the playoffs as well.. one of their teams may very well take the cup.
Great game but they need to be much better. Nashville outplayed the Wings for a better part of the game. Franzen was supposed to wake up when the playoffs started? Looking forward to seeing that when it happens. Wings need to ramp it up back home and crush these clowns.
No, Nashville outplayed the Wings in the 3rd. The first two periods were owned by Detroit, no question. They could have had an even bigger lead.
Franzen scored the GWG btw.
So much negativity around here. This is a very good team we're facing and if not for a couple of fluke bounces in Game 1 this would be a 2-0 series lead for the Wings. But no one can expect us to just roll over a team as solid as Nashville. Just be glad we're not Pittsburgh or Vancouver right now.
I love the Wings and all, but this doesn't feel like a playoff game. The Pens and Phili would both destroy Detroit right now. This game has been boring. That being said, I think it has a lot to do with the crappy crowd in Nashville. Hopefully the Wings can hold on!
Pens-Flyers is a competition of who has the worst defense and goaltending. Don't mistake high-scoring with high-quality.
I went to the gym today in my Datsyuk t-shirt and my Red and White training shoes with a text that say 'Lidstrom' on one shoe and 'Yzerman' on the other. I will be wearing my Datsyuk jersey that is signed by Lidstrom while watching the game. My hype is reaching critical levels. Win or lose, I love the playoffs and I love my Wings.
No predictions, no hopes or fears, just faith. And hype. Soooo much hype.