he was hurt but still played he had an excuse.. from what I know Z is perfectly healthy yes he had the back surgery but I guess I just wasn't ready for this in a way i'm really sad, this is the end of an era.. I didn't think it would affect him like this
While I agree with you that Z has taken more than a few steps back this year, do not tell me that Datsyuk is a more clutch player than him. Especially in the playoffs. Look at Z's numbers and giving him the C on his jersey was a no brainer. Conn Smythe, numerous game 7 goals and game winners, that wicked full minute penalty kill and stick lock on Crosby in the 08 Stanley Cup. In his prime, he was better than Datsyuk has ever been, in my eyes at least. Now Dats had a bit more to give scoring wise. I love Datsyuk but before we won that Cup he went quite a few years without scoring even a goal for us in the playoffs from 02 to like 08. I love Dats but my favorite Wings from 06 and up will always be Zetts and Lids. That's why it's so hard to see Z struggle so much. But maybe he has something left in the tank for game 7.
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