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PavelValerievichDatsyuk

Member Since 17 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Yesterday, 09:37 PM

I've read i numerous places that the most likely destination for him is the Aves. Roy coached him in QMHL and I'm sure he knows Varlamov from international play.

 

The more I think about it, though, the more I'm in for signing him as long as it's not long term. The playoff curfew incident was definitely unprofessional and I'm not excusing him. But it's a little more understandable is If you think about it from his perspective: he couldn't have been that personally invested in the team's success - he only played 9 games for them in that season. If you're really part of a team you wouldn't go drinking on playoff night.

 

Also, for the reports of him being bad for the locker room - I put that in the context that he wasn't even in the league for 2 full years (06-07 started in AHL, played 62 g) and he was 20 or 21. First of all, the North American hockey media rarely positively portrays Russian players so I always question how much is bias and what's actually going on, Secondly, if there were issues, I'm sure he's wiser at the age of 29 now. 


In Topic: Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

Yesterday, 02:49 PM

I think when you've had 2 40 goal seasons at the OHL level, it means you've developed to the top of the league. I think he should definitely be in the AHL next year and take the next step. These articles say his shortcomings are that he needs to work on foot speed and bulk up. Get him with our pro trainers.


In Topic: Wings acquire SJ prospect Dylan Sadowy

26 May 2016 - 04:21 PM

2014-15: 42 g, 74 pts

2015-16: 45 g, 70 pts 

 

in the OHL. Plus he PKs, blocks shots, plays with some grit. What's not to like!! 

 

I wonder what the story is for why SJ wasn't able to sign him before the deadline.


In Topic: 16/17 offseason

25 May 2016 - 09:04 PM

Okay, fair enough. Thanks, kickazz, for the reminder. 

 

And, couldn't quite remember Filpula's timeline, but you're right cause he had that one great year on Z's wing and then a disappointing final year and I guess that's partly cause Helm didn't play that year and Babcock moved him back to center his own line (I think he was our 2C which didn't work and so Weiss...).

 

Anyway, Abby at center still seems an odd roster choice.

 

Sort of related: The more I think about it, the more I think Helm is gone because of the question of how he fits into the team in the future. He really should be 3C somewhere. I think he's been good as a winger, but I think he was a better player in the middle.

 

If he's gone, that will mean that my 2 favourite Wing could be gone (Pavel Valerievich is obviously my other fav).


In Topic: 16/17 offseason

25 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

I don't get why Abdelkader gets that little appreciation in Detroit. Guy would be our 1st or 2nd line Center since years without the eurotwins. It was Babcock who put him on Datsyuk's wing he felt that Abdelkader's capable of being more than a bottom six Centerman and because Pav asked for a physical winger, somebody to pull the piano. Now I gotta read here that Abdelkader last played Center in the AHL or that he wouldn't be capable to play Center. But why I'm I not surprised? It's nothing new...people kept complaining about Babcock playing Abdelkader...he took a lot heat already when just playing as a bottom six Center. Even now that he's producing a lot more and is by far our best and reliable winger aswell as our most physical forward, people keep complaining about him taking too many penalties and so on.

Hey, I like Abdekader and I think he's a good ingredient for one of the top lines. I just don't see where you're getting the Abby as centerman stuff from. 

 

Our 4th line center was pretty much Kris Draper up until 2011. Then Emmerton and Andersson after that, but mostly Glendening's been there since 2013.

 

Our 3rd line center has been Filppula 07-09/10, Helm 09/10-12, Sheahan/Larkin/AA/Weiss? 13-16

 

I honestly don't remember Abdelkader ever playing center as a Wing. Maybe he filled in for some games while Draper was injured? Did they try him out there 11-12?