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#2574101 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 24 February 2015 - 12:20 AM

Something tells me that roboturner will make a visit to the site tonight.

#2572691 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 20 February 2015 - 07:41 PM

Oh please let this be a thing. 


Someone should make a take off of that "like a girl" super bowl commercial with everything changed to like a maple leaf. Or like a Morgan Reilly if you want to personalize it.


#2571760 Crazy KHL hockey fight involving Cory Emmerton

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 18 February 2015 - 04:22 PM

Alright, I'm sharing my very small Emmerton connection.


My grandma lives next to Emmerton's grandma. She doesn't have a tv so she'd watch some Red Wings games with my Grandparents. Somewhere along the line it was passed along that I was a huge Red Wings fan. He passed along an autographed card for me. He seemed like a really good hardworking guy. Hope everything is alright with him after the fight and concussion.

#2571150 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 16 February 2015 - 03:12 PM

To be fair both McDavid and Eichel are at around 190lbs. But yeah, to never draft anyone under that mark is a little ridiculous...

Yeah, Actually Eichel's listed at 194. My bad. McDavid's 187. I thought I remembered them being listed at less a while ago. And, yeah, my point was that a size cutoff of 200lbs would exclude a lot of skill players especially since they would be young and could put pounds on later.

#2571005 Franson to Preds

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 February 2015 - 06:28 PM


Yeah, they all go to Nashville.  Oh wait....

Agreed, neither have been preferred destinations. But no doubt they'd prefer to be on the #1 team in the league rather than stuck in Toronto (which was the original opinion that you responded to.)

Haha typical LGW. We didn't land him, so... we didn't even want him... Franson is garbage, not worth the asking price...

To me, that's not typical LGW at all. Typical LGW is: "Why can't Holland make deals like this! (even though nobody would want him to pay the price that was payed). He's just booting the tires while wasting the rest of Dats and Z's careers..."

Hey, didn't we trade a 1st for Kyle Quincey?


Holland does overpay.  Just for the wrong guys.   

To be fair, Quincey came hear with an expiring contract, but he would be an RFA so we knew we'd have him for more than the rental period. Franson is purely a rental at the time of this trade - It's a much higher price to pay for the return.

#2570964 Franson to Preds

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 February 2015 - 02:17 PM


Not really.  Players want to play in Toronto, regardless of how bad they are.  It's a huge city and the biggest hockey market in the world.  Nashville is the furthest thing from that.  


Yeah, there's less pressure in Nashville and they're a better team, but come on.  

That's why free agents flock there. Oh, wait...

#2570946 Next Number to be retired

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 February 2015 - 01:12 PM

Many people have argued that 13 is the best player in the league (more often a few years ago). Why would he not be up there? He hasn't put up huge number, but he's one of the best 2-way players of all-time, life-time Wing. I also think Z gets up there for similar reasons.


I also think that 91 should be up there. From our recent golden age, the players you most associate (and most responsible) are 19-91-5. Get him up there.  

#2570942 Franson to Preds

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 15 February 2015 - 12:57 PM

Marchenko or Ouellet will take the final spot for playoff time. Listening to Holland's recent interviews I really don't think we're doing much. Green is still available, but Washington is in a Wildcard spot so I don't see them trading him. Also, we're just 4 pts. ahead of them so I don't know why they'd want to help us out. I'm fine without a trade now. Adding the RH Dman was supposed to help our PP and our get our offence going. Our PP is #1 and our offence has been doing well. With Marchenko we have a viable RH shot on D and having him seems to have helped Smith.


I just hope we find a taker for Kindl at the deadline. 

#2569868 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 11 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

Stafford is a UFA though.  If he leaves at the end of the season, do people still think Winnipeg wins this trade?  

Good point. I guess that explains why Buffalo had to give the first rounder. 

#2569604 Original Six...Sorta?

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 10 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

I think it's just a game of semantics that Olberman is nitpicking at. I always took "original" to mean before the 1967 expansion.  I think it is fairly well known that, in the early years, the NHL was in flux and included teams that don't exist anymore.

#2569515 Nabokov traded back to San Jose

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 09 February 2015 - 06:24 PM

I never understood why he left the Sharks. Was it just the whole go back home to Russia/get paid thing?

When his contract was up he asked for too much (somewhere near 6 mill, i think, but my memory could be off). Sharks were really close to the cap and wanted to use the money elsewhere or else they'd have the same team that hadn't gotten them very far.) Then in free agency, some weird situation happened where he waited for the sharks until all goaltending openings were gone or maybe no one wanted to pay him a big contract (kind of forget). I remember thinking it was a good cautionary tale about dealing with Free agency, though. He definitely should have been able to find a good spot, but it kind of messed up career when he was pretty much in his prime.


Edit: I also think Niemi was signed after he was gone, but I could be wrong

#2569406 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

I don't think he's leaving either, just the whole thing about him being a leaf fan is silly. And Calgary didn't have a team until Babs was almost 20.

Haha, of course, I didn't think of that!!!

#2569401 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 08 February 2015 - 01:10 PM

Babcock grew up in Saskatchewan. He's more likely an Oilers fan growing up. And if he wants a challenge, Edmonton sure is a challenge too.

From Wikipedia, 


"Although he was born inManitouwadge, Ontario, he grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which is often incorrectly listed as his birthplace. He spent the majority of his childhood moving around between Northern OntarioManitoba and the Northwest Territories, before his family settled in Saskatoon, which he considers his hometown."


Saskatoon is roughly the same distance from Calgary as it is to Edmonton, though Edmonton's a tiny bit closer. Looks like he was all around, though, so who knows who his childhood team was. I wonder why - A military family?


I really don't see Babcock going anywhere else. The way he speaks about the team in interviews, he just seems so personally invested in many up and coming players and very happy with the organization.

#2568922 Wings-Avs alumni game speculation

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 06 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

No one wants to see bitter rivals kiss and make up. Keep it nasty and in the past.

We've already seen it, though. McCarty and Lemieux giving autographs together... Osgood interviewing Roy. No one can pretend to think they're still bitter rivals. Anything that would potentially bring Fedorov back is okay by me.

#2568773 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 05 February 2015 - 11:11 PM


But ... but ... but Jeremy Roenick said that the Wings are being DOMINATED!  :shout:

Ah, JR's on, glad I found a non-NBC stream!