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#2462411 12/7 GDT: Panthers 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 December 2013 - 07:47 PM


While I mostly agree with that statement losing those players shouldnt diminish the teams compete level though. They competed against NJ. Against Florida they looked like a team just showing up to the rink to collect a paycheck. I dont care how many players are missing. There is no way the Florida freaking Panthers should outshoot Detroit by almost 2-1 at the Joe.

It was also back to back nights. That will diminish the complete level.

#2461203 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 December 2013 - 12:43 AM

regarding the goaltenders, it doesn't matter who is winning, it doesn't matter who is the better goalie right now, Holland is NOT going to allow Monster to play all the games while he is paying $5M+ to Jimmy to sit on the bench.  IMO, the best goalie they have is in GR right now, but you will NEVER see a move to not dress Jimmy and have Mrazek start with Monster backing him up.  Jimmy makes way too much money, but you cannot blame him for cashing in on the market value of goaltenders.  But since he is making the top money, he will always be the #1 guy here.  Monster could go 20-0, yet Jimmy will still get the starts and the playoffs.  In this NHL (sadly) its not really about winning, its about money and not wasting it.

By your characterization Tootoo(1.9 mill) would be playing and Tatar (630 000) wouldn't. And if it were all about who makes the most money, Sammy never would have been a scratch at the beginning of the season. I think you over simplify things. Jimmy can be great, we need him to be great so he still gets to play in hopes that he'll find his form. Monster's been getting the wins, but I for one wouldn't feel confident with him leading us in the playoffs. I also wouldn't feel confident with Howie in his current state, but I've never seen Monster look like a cup winner and jimmy has looked that way in the past.

#2459627 12/1 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Senators 2, Alfredsson scores ENG

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 01 December 2013 - 04:43 PM

Did Mike Babcock get a degree or something?

Yeah, Honorary Degree from McGill.

#2458172 Brendan Smith

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 November 2013 - 05:19 PM


Smith has played well since coming back. He looked like a real gamer against Ottawa. Anyone who didn't see that wasn't watching or is too investing maintain him as a whipping boy.

You missed the smith as a cup of coffee joke.

#2458129 As a sports team owner...

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

Seriously, you think Ericsson is worthless?


In other years Eaves and Tootoo would have been picked up, but everyone is feeling the cap crunch. Just because other don't pick players doesn't make them worthless

#2458127 Varlamov Arrested

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Yes, guilty until proven innocent and then maybe not even then - the court of public opinion seems not to be a fair one.

#2455838 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 20 November 2013 - 05:32 PM

i bet if nyquist plays its in tatars place

Nope, they're short a forward as is.

#2452196 11/7 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 November 2013 - 06:11 PM

That's the problem, Z and Pasha have go carry the load offensively night in night out the support cast is over the hill, lazy or just not good enough. That's where free agency is coming in handy, Kenny used to do wonders on UFA days but it feels like decades ago, back then the DetroitRedWings wanted a player and they got him! I predicted a finish similar to last year and I stick with it. Biggest surprise so far the superb play of DeKeyser and Monster. Losing against a bottom dweller team is unacceptable DetroitRedWings used to stomp them without giving their best effort!!

We also used to have Lidstrom and a lot more talent. It's a new team. It's also a new league where great UFAs are few and far between. With that said, the Alfie and DeKeyser pick ups were 2 recent wonders. People will respond, saying that those pick ups had nothing to do with Kenny, but I feel they happened because the perception of the way the wings do and have done business. It's the loyalty of Kenny - which everyone seems to condemn recently - and the family environment within the Wings organization that made those things happen.


P.S. what's up with the DetroitRedWings thing? Is it twitter shortform or something? Justaskingsincei'mcurious

#2452192 Datsyuk and Zetterberg Moving Up Statistically

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

Alfredsson will pass LIdstrom this year. Good for the team, but ,obviously, would like Lidstrom to stay as high as possible.

#2450389 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 02 November 2013 - 10:48 PM

Guys, We're not trading Mrazek.

#2448278 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 27 October 2013 - 01:45 AM

5) And the worst thing about going to a game, for me, is watching Dats and Z skate off the line while the national anthem is being sung.  It's disrespectful and something I never saw on the broadcast at home.   And seeing the young skater do the same thing, following Pavel's lead just makes me sad.  Let's teach everyone that it's cool to skate while someone is singing the anthem.  Maybe Karen could speed it up a bit, because they are so anxious to start skating before the game and we can't get them to skate DURING the game. 


So those are my complaints.  But I'm still thrilled to be at games.  I just wished people used some common sense.

I've never got why professional sports feel need to play the national anthem before games. For one thing, there is no intrinsic connection between sports and patriotism. Why do we have it for games, but not at the movies or other large gatherings. There really is no reason for it. The other thing is that so many of the players in the leugue are not American or Canadian. I wonder how they feel having to stand for a foreign anthem 82 a year.

A liitle off topic, but I've had the thought recently.

#2447202 Ten Games in: Player Grades

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 23 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

I also think Tootoo's grade should be higher. I agree that his roster spot is better used by Tatar or Nyquist, but that's not his fault. He's done well with his opportunity and provided consistant effort and energy.

#2445886 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Avalanche 2

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 October 2013 - 03:13 PM

I think the reaction to Kronwall's injury showed how close our team is personally. I've seen some videos of injuries where everybody clears away, but it looked like everyone just surrounded Kronwall like they wanted to carry him to hospital themselves.

#2442656 Pet Names

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

You could always do like the pro sports do:  Offer up naming rights to the highest bidder. :D


"Amway presents this dog"

#2439224 Brendan Smith

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 26 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

Yes, Smith looks bad, but as others said, Kindl looked bad for quite a while. Howard also looked really bad the first bunch of games he played. Not a defenceman, but I think the point still stands that the NHL takes a while to get used to players not named Dekeyser.