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Wheelchairsuperhero

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In Topic: Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

19 September 2016 - 11:42 AM

Get 'em Dano!

In Topic: Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

06 September 2016 - 12:22 PM

I've said it before, but will express again, his leaving has left a very bad taste in my mouth.  While I think the team will likely be better without him now, that's not the point.  He could have put the team in a very bad position and be much worse off without him...on hook with cap hit.  That's also not the point.
 
I'm all for a player deciding they don't want to play anymore, or retire due to injury, etc.  However, I don't think a player should decide to retire with time left on their contract (if they've signed past 35)...unless injured.  The thing is, if you are over 35 and sign a 2-3 year deal, at that point in your life, you're not going to all of a sudden decide that you don't want to play anymore.  This is why the cap hit stays if a player retires early (if signing past 35).  There is the thought that a player might not play out the contract, so if you sign something for 3 years, you better be committed to fulfilling the contract (i.e. not signing for 10 years to keep cap hit low and retiring early). 
 
So, even if he simply retired, I'd still have a bad taste in my mouth.  Magnifying that is that he hasn't retired from hockey, he simply didn't want to play in the NHL anymore and is now playing in another league.  I now all the family reasons, etc., but that stuff doesn't all of a sudden pop up and you can easily commit another 6-8 months away anyway.
 
I couldn't care less how well he plays in Russia for a couple reasons (1) I'm not pissed about missing him playing for the Wings, it's the principle and (2) regardless of the first reason, the KHL is so different than the NHL it is pointless to even look at stats and consider how that could translate.
 
I don't want to have  bad taste, because I really liked the guy as a player and a person, but I can't help it.


To comment on just a small part of your post, I'm just interested/excited to see how he plays relative to the rest of the KHL. I have no desire to attempt to translate what he does there to the NHL.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

06 September 2016 - 12:20 PM

 
I don't know who gave him that status but nothing I would have given him.  


Hasn't he, you know, made the all star team?

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

01 September 2016 - 04:07 PM

He's bit underrated amongst fans.  


I actually agree here. I'm a big fan of Marchenko.

In Topic: Datsyuk Announcement to Officially Leave NHL

01 September 2016 - 01:20 AM

that and the reducing the size of goalie equipment, I thought that was gonna hit this season, but apparently, uncle Gary is gonna take his sweet time with this one.


I also thought that was going to happen this season, has there been news otherwise?