Love it... People putting all sorta words in my mouth. I'm "bashing the OP", I'm against "the best 2-way forward in the entire world to be the Captain"... HA.
I was simply pointing out that the OP, with a name and avatar based on Datsyuk, came up with the brain straining idea that Datsyuk could be the next captain. < sarcasm> I'm guessing it was a really hard choice on his part. His extremely long opening post with extended explanation of his opinion and how he arrived at it really gave the reader a lot to consider and debate about. < /sarcasm> His responses make it sound like I was crucifying him. He really hasn't done anything for me to truly be annoyed at him. So maybe you all should take things a bit less personally.
As to the subject of the thread... I wouldn't be heartbroken if Dats got the "C". However, short of catastrophic injury, there's no question that Z will be next captain. It's the reason why he has the longest contract in team history, and used to sit next to Yzerman in the locker room.
For a while now I have been wondering if Nick does retire this year who gets the C for real? Z has always been the one they have hinted towards, and people across this board often say Z as well. However when it comes down to it, Dats is a better choice in my mind. He is arguably the best player in the game right now, playmaker, dangler, sniper, PK & PP specialist and defends his team mates (I dont want to see him actually drop the gloves again for a while but that was awesome). The thing people have often said is the language barrier, but I think that is really an issue anymore. So I expect to my Datsyuk Jersey I order in the near future to come with a C on it
This is just not the way to do things. I remember looking forward to the Allstar weekend for weeks, now it seems to be more of a joke then anything. This along with Lids and Dats a while back just doesnt help the situation, nor does it look good on us in my opinion. I just think that as part of the NHL these players get paid a lot of money, if you are a special enough player to be chosen to go it should be an honor. Ladies and gentleman my two cents.
I liked the way he played after giving up those goals, I think it was a wakeup call to the team and him. You could see how frustrated/sad he was giving up that 3rd goal and I think he finally got his mojo back. I'm gonna say we win 3-1 and their goal comes on the powerplay.
I often am very critical of Ozzy and am also for getting a new back up if his play continues over his next few starts...However I think everyone would agree that the best scenario would be for Ozzy to have a great year here behind Jimmy and go down in Red Wings history and one of our elite goalies Good luck Chris!