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#2682654 Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

Posted by NerveDamage on 08 July 2016 - 04:48 PM

Pavel Datsyuk writes open letter to Detroit Red Wing fans

Dear Friends,


I am blessed to have received an offer to continue my hockey career at home with SKA in St. Petersburg. It was a difficult decision to retire from the Red Wings and NHL, but in my heart, I believe it is the best decision for me an my family.


“My decision was not an easy one. Your support of the Detroit Red Wings and of me personally has meant so much to me. I arrived a young man that few had heard of and I am leaving with so many offering their kind wishes, love and respect. I am so thankful. You have provided so much for me and my family and I will be forever graceful to the game of hockey, the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings and most importantly, to you, our fans.


“With the reality that I will no longer be a Red Wing or playing in the NHL, I realize there are a lot of people I would like to personally thank.


“I also want to especially thank Mr. and Mrs. Ilitch and the entire Ilitch family for all their support over the years. They are tremendous owners and I loved playing for them. Similarly, I owe a great deal to Ken Holland for his understanding and support during the last few years in particular, but really throughout my career. Ken and the entire organization have always treated me well and he, together with all of the organization, are a major reason why every player in the league wants to play in Detroit.


“I would also like to thank all of my teammates. We have had many successes, and many times fell short of our goals, but it has been an honor and privilege to play by your side.


“I also want to thank all of my coaches, in particular Mike Babcock for his support, wisdom and guidance over most of my career and Jeff Blashill for taking over and leading us to another playoff year. I am confident that Coach Blashill will have a high level of success and will continue to add to the great history of the Detroit Red Wings.


“Finally and most importantly, to the fans of the Detroit Red Wings throughout Michigan, the United States and Canada (as well as those in Russia and elsewhere). I so appreciated your passionate support over the years and truly enjoyed playing for you. I loved playing in Detroit!


“From the bottom of my heart I thank you all for everything.”



#2676750 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by VM1138 on 29 May 2016 - 09:48 AM

How could it be an accident? Why would he which is arm and stick back so hard and fast? I've never seen another hockey player do that on the bench. And the double take looks more like a sneering "what of it?" look but that's obviously a bit of imagination on my part. Doesn't look like an accident at all.

#2670445 ECQF Game 3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 17 April 2016 - 07:55 PM

Showed my niece a picture of Tyler Johnson. 


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#2669224 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by matt198913 on 15 April 2016 - 07:51 PM

Jeff Blashill needs to go

#2668978 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:00 EST

Posted by wings_fanatic on 15 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

I have zero faith in Howard. Thank god for posts and for hank and Danny D saving a goal otherwise Howard let 5 or 6 pucks past him that period. Every time they shoot I'm scared and I'm sure the team has no confidence in him either.

But man split up that awful 3rd line already!!!

#2666169 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Yak19 on 09 April 2016 - 12:52 PM

sticking with play by play.. they actually score when i do that and dont want msg feed anyway

#2666111 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by marcaractac on 09 April 2016 - 12:32 PM

For a team that is being built around youth and speed, I cannot for the life of me understand why guys like Mantha, Jurco, and Smith are being scratched every game. Along with guys like AA barely getting ice time.

Blash is hampering any energy this team can generate by relying so heavily in old, slow players. He is neutering this teams strengths and it is frustrating to watch.

For as stubborn as Babs was at times, he played the kids. When the kids showed they could contribute, they played. With Blash they are buried in the fourth line and barely played.

#2665936 4/9 GDT : at Rangers 3, Red Wings 2

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 09 April 2016 - 11:20 AM

This coach just does not get it. He's Mike's lineup decisions without Mike's brilliance. The PP was rocking with Mantha, so of course scratch him. Jurco not getting it done? Call up the most useless player in our org. and put him in for the most important game of the season. Jonathan Ericsson turns the puck over like he's got butter rubbed on his stick instead of wax? Leave him in and let Smitty rot in the press box while our transition game can't get out of our zone.


I hope Larkin and AA lead us to victory tonight, the kids are the way and at some point we need to realize that.

#2609214 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by FlashyG on 20 May 2015 - 07:29 PM


#2595024 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by greenrebellion on 16 April 2015 - 09:25 PM

If the team can pick up their play and Mrazek can play in beast mode through the playoffs, anything can happen.  Really need Abdelkader back in a big way.

#2533064 Which Players Agency would you choose and why ?

Posted by Spongewingredpants on 27 July 2014 - 05:10 AM

since i am not a professional athlete or hollywood star, i have no clue. No offence, but that is like asking "who is your favourite cricket player".

#2529007 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

I defended Holland last summer, the trade deadline, and now... FED UP


get rid of this sack of useless potatoes. He, Quincey and Cleary can go to a beach together and never return. Seriously, not only did he sign the guy NOBODY wanted back, but he gave him a raise to boot, and he was already way overpaid before. Missed out on every free agent?!? EVERY ONE?!? not a single player in the nhl wants to go to Detroit? I don't care what anyone says, Jim was the better choice for GM, look at the things he has done in dallas

#2511236 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Tim.D on 18 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

#2505305 Around The League - Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Posted by canadian wings fan on 02 April 2014 - 09:47 PM

as much as I love and bleed this team no way do we beat bos tomorrow

suck it *****

#2505317 4/2 GDT - Bruins 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 02 April 2014 - 09:51 PM