I don't get the fascination some of you have with this guy. Is this thread just another excuse to dream about getting him to the Wings? Because that quote seems like what anyone would say about going up against Sid and Malkin.
I can't speak for everyone else but my fascination with him has a lot to do with the fact that he's a huge powerforward who's a stud defensively, chips in 20-25 goals and 50+ pts. a season, hits like a truck, plays hard every shift of every game, is a consummate leader, and doesn't seem overly douchey as a person. But that's just me.
So what the hell is still keeping Datsyuk and Weiss out?
Datsyuk, has a bad knee, he was shut down for 3 weeks following Olympics. Weiss had inflammation where he had his hernia surgery, Zetterberg had back surgery, helm didn't want to miss the star wars marathon, samuelsson is enjoying a warm beach somewhere, jurco was maliciously attacked on ice and suffered broken ribs, Cleary finally gave up, Gustavsson wanted someone to rub down his thighs, I don't even remember the rest of the injuries anymore lol.