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#2197731 Best Current Russian Player

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 July 2011 - 05:54 PM

ironic that the common consensus on LGRW.COM would be that datsyuk is better then ovechkin... seems like the homerism is overpowering the logic.
i just dont think a poll of hfboards or nhl would show people unanimously agreeing that datsyuk is better then ovie.

I agree with you that a lot of us Wings fans are going to be a little bias, and pick our main man Pavel.... But I don't think the stats that you are throwing at us are the only one's that matter... Sure, goals and assists are damn important but that's not what Datsyuk is all about, he brings so much more to the table in my opinion....

You pointed out many stats where Ovechkin was dominant over Datsyuk but there are also many where Datsyuk is dominant over Ovechkin... here is just one stat that I'd like to throw out there... Takeaways / Giveaways

Pavel Datsyuk

2006-07 (107 / 86 = +21)
2007-08 (144 / 68 = +76)
2008-09 (89 / 50 = +39)
2009-10 (132 / 73 = +59)
2010-11 (71 / 38 = +33)

Total Past 5 years = +228

Alex Ovechkin

2006-07 (67 / 95 = -28)
2007-08 (68 / 93 = -25)
2008-09 (60 / 107 = -47)
2009-10 (66 / 76 = -10)
2010-11 (48 / 59 = -11)

Total Past 5 years = -121

Something else that needs to be taken in account is the fact that Pavel can and does play in ALL situations... Datsyuk plays even strength, power-play, penalty kill, and the last minute of every game when his team is up OR down a goal, whereas Ovechkin plays even strength, power-play and when his team is down a goal (basically just in offensive situations)

Ovechkin is a much more of an explosive offensive threat but Datsuk is much, much better over 200 feet of the ice and I'd take a player like Pav over Ovi any day...

#2197657 Best Current Russian Player

Posted by Kira on 09 July 2011 - 11:57 PM

Think about it...this should be an absolute no-brainer. Who's got two Stanley Cups, and who doesn't? Who has three Selke trophies, and who doesn't? And who is getting up and coming players compared to them? Wanna take a wild guess?

#2197614 Best Current Russian Player

Posted by VM1138 on 09 July 2011 - 06:07 PM

Well, look at it this way. Ovie admitted to watching Datsyuk videos in his off-time. That settles it for me: Datsyuk, and has been for a while.

#2197809 Backup Goalie?

Posted by Travis on 11 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

Right after voting on this topic I saw this on Twitter:

"The Red Wings have agreed to terms with goaltender Joey MacDonald on a two-year deal."

Not sure if this means he's the back-up, or if it's just an AHL deal.

I really hope it's an AHL deal. I do not want to see Joey MacDonald be our back-up.

#2197448 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by ben_usmc on 08 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

NHL Free Agency 2011: Boston Bruins Should Spend Big or Not Spend at All

Funny how Stamkos keeps coming up with the Bruins.

f*** boston

#2197509 Emmerton vs. Conner

Posted by jeff48109 on 09 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

I prefer both in Grand Rapids.

Is it likely that someone will claim Emmerton off of waivers?

Yzerman might.

didnt think Ritola would get claimed

#2197132 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Esquire on 07 July 2011 - 01:20 PM

If he lays a big hit, can we coin the term "he gave them the blue screen of death"?

I will also accept:

"The Commodore 64 HARD DRIVE!"

#2197119 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Guest on 07 July 2011 - 01:00 PM

I don't care if the Wings ever make the playoffs again, as long as he wears that number.

#2197114 This is why Commodore was the best signing ever...

Posted by Travis on 07 July 2011 - 12:44 PM

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#2196886 Barnaby arrested

Posted by Hank Dats 'N Homer on 06 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Man that seems like a harsh punishment for beating up his own garage door...ive beat the crap out of some of my own household appliances and never had to do community service! Feel bad for the guy, from what ive read he was just trying to get some of his stuff out of his own house which he paid for that his ex-wife was still living in...i just dont get what he was being punished for, and for being just his first offense, this seems like alot of service hours. Either they are keeping their mouths shut about stuff that went down, or the court system is doing what it does best when it comes to divorces and completely screwing the men like they always do.

#2196881 Barnaby arrested

Posted by esteef on 06 July 2011 - 01:35 PM

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I checked my encyclopedia again; looked up "pinhead" and his picture is still there.

Who wears brown jeans?


#2186609 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Guest on 17 June 2011 - 06:36 PM

Every time I see the thread title I just think to myself: "No."

followed by reading the subtitle and thinking.... yes.

#2196554 Is there a problem with Babs?

Posted by Red Wings Addict on 05 July 2011 - 03:20 PM

on Scotty Bowman...

You hated him for 364 days of the year, and on the 365th day you received your Stanley Cup Ring.

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Steve Shutt

#2195634 Stamkos Re-Signs With Lightning

Posted by BostonBruinsDan1924 on 02 July 2011 - 10:58 PM

Stamkos is to young to be holding out for big money...sign a 2-3 year contract...4.5 per...Score 50 two of those three years then you are a franchise type kid...right now you are a young budding talent. Your first year was a dud, and showing signs...but if you want Vinny type money...you need to prove that you deserve it...at this point in his career, I don't even think Vinny is worth that much money anymore...

#2196520 Red Wings / Griffins sign Exelby, Pyett

Posted by BostonBruinsDan1924 on 05 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

Exelby = insurance.