He himself admitted to knowing about the 35+ rule in his exit interview. I think you are like me in that you were more hurt over the Fedorov situation. I was pissed at Fedorov for almost a decade. (I only got over it last year). The Datsyuk situation bothered me too, but not nearly as much as Fedorov. Probably because I loved Fedorov and had a man crush on him. Just my side of it though.
Exactly how I felt/feel. As for the man crush, Stevie Yzerman was my main man crush. Though Feds was def up there too lol