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#2627240 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 24 September 2015 - 09:41 PM

As bos said, He showed the bag which still had her name on it.

yeah,  just read that.


Also, you quoted me before i could cover up my stupid DEA mistake. (I can think of someone thinking: now their after Kane for drugs too?) 

#2627195 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 24 September 2015 - 08:34 PM

People want Larkin up from the beginning, but that would almost definetly put Jurco or Pulkkinen on the bench or 4th line. I'd rather let those 2 really get a good shot and have Larkin play some AHL games the see where things are at after 10-15 games.

#2627067 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 24 September 2015 - 02:02 PM

Mlive made an interesting choice of photos for their article about his return:





#2626569 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 22 September 2015 - 11:18 PM

Is Blashill better than Babs yet?

I judge by the post-game interviews. Until he gets some solid Blashisms there will be no comparison. Also, how is his death stare?

#2626071 Predict The Red Wings' 20+ goal scorers for '15-'16

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 19 September 2015 - 11:24 PM

1 season doesn't mean anything, Tats got to play with PPG Pav all season and was basically our only other serious threat on the PP it was Tats breakout year and Gooses sophmore slump

Well they've both really only played one complete year so yes it does mean something.


If you want to play the linemates game. Goose was playing with Z 2 years ago while Tats was with lower lines (Helm and Sheahan). Also, Tats played with Pav, but it's not like Gus was with a pilon - he was usually with Z (who had more total points).


Not sure what you mean with the PP argument. The PP was ranked 2nd in the league but we only had 2 serious threats? Gus had a lot of PP time and was 3rd in the league for PP goals. Was that supposed to be an argument explaining Gus's lower # of goals?


Last year may have been TTs breakout year, but he's progressed pretty steadily. He had 17 more points than the year before, but he also played 9 more games and played with better lines. Both players have played nearly the same amount of games - Calling Nyquist's season a sophmore slump is pretty arbitrary - maybe 13-14 were inflated numbers - we don't know until he's played a couple more years.  


Anyway, I don't think we know how they'll end up, but It's certainly not laughable to think that Tatar will scored more goals. I mean, he just scored more goals, but your comment seemed like you were considering it an idiotic thought.


Lastly, nhl.com list Nyquist as 1 inch taller and 2 pounds lighter. I don't think that should be considered a difference between them.

#2626016 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 19 September 2015 - 02:31 AM

Dude, what do you think the purpose of a "foundation" is?  When they have all those shindigs like the Evening with the Red Wings, Toast of Hockeytown and that dinner that Zetterberg has where you get to meet players when average fans shell out big bucks( with proceeds going to the Zetterberg Foundation), they are funding the foundation.  So is PK Subban giving 10 million out of his own pocket or is it 5 million and 5 million that fans have given or will give over the years?  Or is it 1 million and 9 million?  Or 9 million and one million?


I didn't say it's a bad thing.  I said exactly the opposite.  I know it would be the easy and popular thing to jump on the bandwagon and ooh and ahh that he gave 10 million dollars.  What I was also saying is that many, many other players give generously of their time and money and do so without the fanfare, which for me, makes a good thing, even better.  YMMV.

But a foundation doesn't isn't always an organization that fundraises. A foundation can be - as It seems to be here - just a governing body that doles out the funds of one large donation. They won't be giving money to every patient's family, because, of course, there's many families don't need the financial help. They will need employees to go over cases one by one, hence the need for a foundation. Many foundations that give money over an extended period of time also invest money that won't be given right away so that real number will end up being greater in funds given away - So the foundation might control that.


The article seems pretty clear that Subban is giving 10 million. Not sure why you've interpreted as a promise of 10 million that he will fundraise a portion of.

#2625998 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 September 2015 - 06:03 PM

Wasn't he a healthy scratch for the first two games of the Tampa series?

Yes, he was. That was a mistake, though, since he played well the rest of the series. Wasn't the healthy scratch a result of him catching that line-drive on the bench or am I messing the timeline up?

#2625845 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 September 2015 - 12:28 AM


I vehemently disagree with those of you who think he should be allowed to play. The stakes are too damn high. If he is suspended and later found to be not guilty, then it's a public apology and a "I'm just glad we can move past this." By not suspending him pending the outcome, at worst the Blackhawks organization and the NHL have sanctioned a rapist, alienated a substantial number of fans, and taken a hot, steaming s*** all over the victim. I can't fathom why this is a chance they are willing to take. Even from a soulless, strictly business perspective, this sounds like the most heinous of PR nightmares.

It would be a dangerous to set up a situation where every professional athlete would be banned if they have an allegation against them. Beyond this situation, it's also about protecting players' rights. I really don't like Kane and it wouldn't shock me if he's guilty, but the way they deal with this sets a president. What if there's a similar situation where we all think the person's completely innocent?


I think the Blackhawks and the league have to walk a fine line here, but I don't think they could ban someone there isn't even any charges yet. Both Voynov and Richards were charged. It is a different situation.


Even if Kane's found guilty, they're not sanctioning a rapist, they don't know the facts and waiting out the legal process. I have a question to think about for your logic: If they banned him and the allegations are found to be false why wouldn't they be sanctioning defamation, alienating players and Kane supporters and taking that steaming pile to Kane's head?

#2625800 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 17 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

I'm saying plenty of celebrities and athletes give generously of their time and money and don't feel the need to hold a press conference to bask in the adulation of their own greatness. The money it cost to name the atrium after himself probably would have paid for a lot of treatment or housing for a family with a sick child.


Most "foundations" like his do fundraisers to fund "charitable"  contributions such as this. Which isn't to say it's a bad thing,  but it isn't likely that PK himself is contributing the entire amount out of his pocket. 

Seriously, It is a foundation and it is charitable.

There's nothing to suggest that he won't give 10 million himself

It doesn't cost any money to name an atrium unless you mean the purple lettering they put up?

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#2625593 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 16 September 2015 - 01:09 AM

For those that are worried about his defensive game, first of all, he had the highest +/- on the Caps last year with +15. That's also higher than anyone on our team. He'll also be partnered with DK, whom I sure is a better on the defensive side than anyone he might have been paired with last year. 

#2625394 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 14 September 2015 - 01:01 AM

Nah. He's a druggie idiot who could have been a cornerstone piece of Detroit for years (a la Maltby and Draper) but instead pissed it all away.  Why should I care about him?  Because he punched Claude Lemioux?  That was 20 years ago.  Who cares?  Sergei Fedorov was the absolute lynchpin of those teams and people throw him under the bus for some reason.  Yet it's politically incorrect to say that McCarty was a hack.  I don't get this fan base sometimes. 

He was a beloved part of a golden age team. He was here 10 years straight (plus parts of 2 in the comeback attempt) Maltby wasn't here much longer with 14 years. He has a Cancer foundation that raises money for research and is active in the community. He seems like a pretty good guy that just let his demons get the better of him.


I haven't read his book and don't know too much of his story, but there's many reasons why people turn to drugs. In hockey we've had a number of stories of enforcers dealing with depression that should guide most people against simplistically damning McCarty as you seem to want to. Maybe he was dealing something like Rick Rypien was. Maybe his brain looks like swiss cheese like Proberts did in the autopsy. I do know that McCarty's father died of cancer in 1995 (at age 49). Possibly that was a trigger to lead him down a dark path. Drugs are often a symptom of something else. Try a little empathy. 

#2625369 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 13 September 2015 - 09:56 PM

Huh. Thanks for your perspective. Mantha looks pretty good in those highlights. He scores 2 goals and started the play for the first one. It's hard for me to imagine that the guy that gets the game winner+1 out of 3. can be a "total let down." But I wasn't there so you had much more to judge on. He does have lax body language (maybe there's a better word for it). Even when he scores the first goal he looks like little effort is being exerted.


To me it might be partly big man syndrome, where one stride gets you far than it would for others so it never looks like you're exerting as much. Also, Mantha was never advertised as a gritty board battle player - I think that his size created some false expectations for some people. 

#2624481 Howard's New Mask

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 02 September 2015 - 07:46 PM

I think it would be cool if a goalie of ours used a colour that would really pop against the red jersey. Is their a rule where the goalie mask has to be the same colours of their jersey

The purple octopus that Conklin had was great.


To go against Mrazek's Peter Griffin mask, Howard should have put the giant chicken on his and declared war! 

#2624186 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 August 2015 - 05:16 PM


Well if that isn't an option then develop him as a backup and see where it goes. He is not ready to be a number 1. Can't believe people are comparing him to Carey Price he will never ever be as good as the elite ones and especially not as good as the best goalie in the world right now. I mean the season Price had was unreal, this guy played so well he got an inept offense and questionable at best defense into the playoffs.


Goalies are the hardest players to predict according to some scouts so why not take it slowly and see where it goes but one thing is for sure if he doesn't work on his over-aggressive style he will have trouble.

One person said they thought his potential was to steal games like Price. I used Price to show that even the best goalies go through growing pains. I was not comparing the 2. 


I think Mrazek has already reigned in his game somewhat. I think his aggressive, confident approach is a strength. I think he's in the process of understanding his angles and recovery time at the NHL level.

#2624185 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 August 2015 - 04:28 PM

If he didn't realize the NHL is a business a long time ago, that's his fault. His career is on a downward progression. He will not be getting the home run deal he seeks. Guys without contracts now will have to accept tryouts with teams to get back into the league. He'll be no different. If a team does want him, he'll have to likely accept a 1 year deal. He needs to know his value and stay in his lane. He's Curtis Glencross not Johnny Gaudreau.

Well, he's essentially saying the same thing you are. He thinks he made a mistake and regrets it 


He point totals are actually not on a straight "downward progression":

10-11: 43 pts.

11-12: 48 pts.

12-13: 26 pts. (38 GP) lockout shortened

13-14: 24 pts. (40 GP)

14-15: 35 pts


He's been pretty steady for points even though he's played for some pretty awful Flames teams and was injured half of 13-14. He's 32. A guy like him should be able to get a 2-3 year deal. This year teams just seem to up against the cap this year and have been hugging the check book a little tighter.


Edit: I just hope Helm and Abdelkader don't read these articles.