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#2435571 State your unpopular opinion

Posted by puckloo39 on 09 September 2013 - 03:46 PM

I think Elvis Presley was over-rated.

#2477069 Sammy Waived

Posted by uk_redwing on 25 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

Finally, a good roster move decision!


Cleary next and we'll be getting somewhere.

#2464723 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by Mike J. on 15 December 2013 - 01:43 AM

I figured you all would enjoy this

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#2463581 Great Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 December 2013 - 12:28 PM

if i could switch lives with any one person. Pavel Datsyuk. 

I'd rather be his closest friend so I could always watch him play and listen to his hysterics all the time

#2456898 What I'm thankful for...

Posted by Nev on 23 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

That we have the most amazing player to watch in Datsyuk

#2444683 Pronger is done

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 15 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

Yiiippppeeee!  Couldn't be more happier Baby Huey is retiring!!


:yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

#2444629 Pronger is done

Posted by vladdy16 on 15 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

Yawningly anti-climatic, and I can't say I'm heartbroken.  I've had a good hate on for Pronger pretty much his entire career. Glad he's not really hurt or anything, but I'm just as glad he's not playing anymore.

Can't say I'm really upset for Philly, either.  Does that make me a bad person?

#2442547 Pet Names

Posted by Euro_Twins on 07 October 2013 - 01:08 PM

Cleary when it gets old and is falling around everywhere

#2435499 Lokomotiv--Two Years Later

Posted by Opie on 09 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

In TSN's top hockey stories of the 2011-2012 season, they ranked the deaths of Lokomotiv, alongside those of the three NHL players who had died from various causes earlier in the summer, at #2... behind Crosby's concussion.


Many angry words were uttered.


See, now these are the types of things that make me like Crosby less.


NOT HIS FAULT, I get that, but when he is being thrown down my throat as the top Hockey story all the time, whether or not coffee gives him the runs, or is he allergic to poison ivy (Exaggerations I know) take precedent over legit stories.


I just can't help but be annoyed and tired of hearing his name!


I think 85% of the hate he gets would never had started had the league not rammed him down our collective throats.


The summer of 11-12 was a devastating one for the Hockey World, I hope nothing of the like happens ever again.

#2435314 Datsyuk Robbed

Posted by Aznknight on 06 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

It was probably dats' jockstrap collection he's taken from goalies

#2435311 Datsyuk Robbed

Posted by sibiriak on 06 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

According to the Russian papers it was mostly cash, nothing hockey related. Some other flats in the same building were burgled as well.

Datsyuk was at the Russian Olympic camp at the time. Ekaterinburg police better catch the bastards, if they can't even solve a crime against Datsyuk, what are they good for?

#2435203 Datsyuk Robbed

Posted by martinezsvsu on 05 September 2013 - 11:56 PM

how could someone rob the nicest person on earth?

#2432054 Datsyuk's Practice Drills Videos

Posted by The Axe on 31 July 2013 - 12:46 PM

Kira is Datsyuk's biggest fan. That's a fact.

#2430946 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by puckloo39 on 20 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

I just need stronger prescription for my lenses, I guess.  They all look like babies to me. 


Happy birthday, Pasha, and every happiness... oh, and thanks for staying with us and telling Feds, no thanks! ;)

#2430513 Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Shutemdown on 17 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

Coolest professional athlete I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Sorry for the long post.


My favorite Datsyuk memory: When he first came to Detroit, no one really knew who he was, and no one really believed in him yet. He was still very unproven in North American hockey, and there was a small period of time where I honestly thought we might deal him and/or Zetterberg because they were struggling in the league. At the time, no one really seemed to know who they were yet.


I had just turned 15 and was able to start working for the first summer ever, and I WAS NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT AT ALL! All I wanted to do was be outside playing roller hockey all day with my friends. Anyways, back to the story...


I found a job at Holiday Market (right across from the Detroit Zoo water tower) in Downtown Royal Oak as a cashier, right around the time when they were putting up all of these nice, spacious lofts and condos next door.


I think I had only been working there for a week or so when, one day, I looked up as the outer doors opened and saw Pavel Datsyuk(!) walk through the doors. Like I said, no one really knew who he was yet, so no one reacted. I, however, recognized him instantly, got very excited on the inside (cool as a cucumber on the outside) and without even meaning to, I waved at him.


And he smiled and waved back.


He walked past all of the registers to a little cooler, grabbed an orange Vitamin Water, and came to stand in line behind the other customer in my line. Glancing back, I noticed that there were two other registers next to me that were wide open. He had come to my line on purpose!


When it came time to ring him up, he casually stepped up and handed me his drink to scan. Being 15 and talking to a professional athlete that plays for my favorite team of all time, and that I had already come to love and admire, I was utterly starstruck and tried, unbeknownst to my managers, to give him his drink for free. I said, "You're Pavel Datsyuk, right?" He confirmed it with nothing more than a small grin before glancing down. I handed him the drink and said, "Welcome to Detroit! This one is on me."


He politely declined.


Little side note: His english has gotten a ZILLION times better than what it was when he first got here. He was very, very shy and quiet when he first came here and his english was terrible. I remember when I first met him he communicated a lot by simply smiling and nodding, and seemed to understand it a lot better than he could speak it. Nonetheless, it didn't stop him from striking up conversations with me as time went on, even if I had to ask him to repeat what he had said once or twice, or if he had to ask me to repeat myself.


I rung him out and he was free to leave, but he ended up staying in my line and talking to me for almost 20 mins about things to do in the area because he had JUST moved here, was living in the new condos next door, and was bored out of his mind. I loaded him up with a bunch of ideas and off he went.


A couple days later he came back in, grabbed another Vitamin Water, came back into my line, and proceeded to tell me about all of the things he had gone and experienced in the city. He had played a round or two of golf for the first time ever and loved the courses, although he was admittedly still terrible at golf. He went and saw Lake Huron and Lake Erie. He was so eager to tell me, almost giddy like a child.


From that point on, we talked on a regular basis until summer ended. He came in every day, or every other day, bought the same thing, and talked with me about his day or the past weekend. I can remember the first time I noticed his english getting better because I commented on it and he just beamed and swelled up with pride. I could tell it was a big step for him.


Looking back on it, I can't help but beam a little, myself. That was one of the best summers I have ever had, or will probably ever have. I literally got to sit and talk sports/life with a young, undiscovered Pavel Datsyuk. Even more than that, I feel that we had a certain degree of friendship after awhile. He could have gone to a different store, or even through a different cashier's line, but he didn't. It was always mine. One of the coolest things I have ever experienced.


One of the OTHER coolest experiences in my life? Watching that young, unproven Datsyuk grow into the legend that he is over the past 10 years, and watching him embrace the city of Detroit as we embrace him. He truly is an amazing person and athlete.


Pavs- You're my hero, man. I don't know if you remember me, or if you would recognize me if you saw me on the street, but you made my day 10 or so odd-years ago, and you still make my days today! I am overwhelmingly proud to say that I had the honor of meeting you, getting to know you, and now, getting to watch you change the game of hockey on a nightly basis.


Love you, dude. #13 for LIFE.