Taken at face value if someone had asked me if I thought Datsyuk would head back to Russia after his contract expires, at the age he'll be then (and the state of the team at the time), I'd strongly lean toward yes. Ultimately the state of the team is going to weigh heavily on that decision: if the team makes move(s) necessary to keep the team as a legitimate Stanley Cup contender the "loyalty" card to do something like Lidstrom's play-it-by-year contract re-signings seems to be a strong possibility.
But the status quo of the last couple of seasons? Happy trails, Pavel, and enjoy the company of your daughter. Couldn't ask for more from him.
Dude it's almost 11:30 now. Not one mod has got on in over 5 hours? I mean yeah i can see 6am being a lil early for some. But it's now going on noon and the guy is STILL posting new spam threads. Sorry but that's a lil ridiculous. Especially considering how quick they are to ban for sometimes very small infractions
You're one of those guys that sees a piece of litter on the ground and then complains about it loudly rather than doing anything about it, aren't you? The 'Report' function is there. Use it.
Back to the main gist of the thread: Not hacked, no hacker. Just an actual person that signed up an account and spammed the forums. Nothing more, nothing less. 99.9% of spammers are caught as soon as they attempt to register. For moderators there is a small widget near the board statistics on the main page that displays how many spam accounts have been blocked. As of this post, it sits at 23,772. (That total is ONLY from this passed fall, which is when I added it.)
So, of course, one makes it through and goes crazy for a few hours and TheDetroitRedWings wails about how it's so pathetic one got missed, early on a Sunday morning no less.
Anyway -- thank you to those of you that did use the report function and thanks to Jedi for getting it sorted out. I was, shamefully, in a deep sleep for once on a Sunday morning after a late night working on the blog -- and taking full advantage of having the kids at the grandparent's house for the weekend.
If you're not aware: the forums underwent an upgrade on 12/28 (part security update, part new version) and following that update forum members started experiencing various errors here. Sometimes the stylesheets for certain pages wouldn't load, sometimes the WYSIWYG editor wouldn't show in a Reply box, pop-up menus wouldn't work, HTML wouldn't be parsed correctly (on quoted replies this was most common), etc..
Today I performed some further updates to remedy these issues: a small database fix, re-caching the forum skins and then finally (tonight), rebuilding the updated template skins (Red and White versions) from the default template that came with the updated forum software.
If you have any problems after re-caching your browser please feel free to PM me or post your problem in the "Member Services" subforum (and include screenshots if you can,)
Note: The site templates are visually no different from the previous look -- just changes in some functionality and placement (like the "share" capability).