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In Topic: Datsyuk Leaving?!

15 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

Sorry, but I read: I've been publishing my opinion for 8 years.


Thank god. A great blogger willing to interact with we, the unwashed.


No need to apologize. I have a lot of opinions and I know how to type.


I wouldn't say "great."  I'd go with...seasoned and eloquent. Gifted, maybe?  No. Too strong.  Just stick with great, I guess.  You're welcome for the interaction.  I had a few moments to spare.  Can you get a screen shot of our conversation? Post it here, I'll print it and sign it for you, then send it back.  You'll have it forever.

In Topic: Datsyuk Leaving?!

14 March 2013 - 09:23 PM

he cares about it so little that he signed up for hfboards today to defend his honor!


As opposed to what? You guys were ripping the site so why shouldn't I jump in and defend it?  I'm definitely not above a little message board give and take.  

In Topic: Datsyuk Leaving?!

14 March 2013 - 06:03 PM

Buddy, i've had sources tell me straight up something was going to happen, and it didn't. Numerous times. Things aren't secure in life, they are ever changing. Thoughts, feelings, mindframes, personalities, change. He could hate Detroit right now, and love it next year to where he wants to re-sign. Writing a report about someone retiring and moving back to their homeland a year and half before their contract is up, is silly. This article is better based within next year on his contract year. Too many things can change. And about your post earlier, HFB doesn't find KK a variable source. That being said, if one of the most popular and creditable hockey resources says that website isn't worth looking into, it probably shouldn't. 


Yeah. I don't really care about your philosophy about what things change in life.  Little deep for me. I prefer to keep things a little simpler: someone credible told us something. We asked if we could post it. My readers are interested in it. We posted it.  They read it and they're discussing it now.  As for whether or not HF boards considers KK a "credible resource"? I care even less about that.  Have a great night. 

In Topic: Datsyuk Leaving?!

14 March 2013 - 05:51 PM

You mean it's the verified opinion of someone who thinks they know exactly what Datsyuk is going to do when his contract expires. 


It's hard for me to believe anyone not named Pavel Datsyuk knows for certain what he's going to do when his contract is up.  And even he probably doesn't know for sure yet given that it's over a year away. 


Ok. You just narrowed all reporting criteria across the board.  Teammates, managers, coaches, GMs, agents...no one should be used as sources if they claim to "believe they know" what their player/friend/client employee is going to do.  The opinion we based the post on is credible. We verified his thoughts by going back and asking if he was sure we were being accurate and passing his beliefs along accurately. He was sure.   

In Topic: Datsyuk Leaving?!

14 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

As was mentioned in a previous thread regarding Datsyuk, the biggest draw for him in Russia is his daughter. 


Everything else in the blog is unfounded conjecture and speculation, regardless of an "unnamed source."


I'll agree that the part about Babcock's complete ineptitude and borderline drunken judgment calls to keep Abdelkader and Cleary on a line with Datsyuk as being reasons for his departure? That's speculation on my part.  Guaranteed.  The part about him leaving after his contract expires?  That is not and it's been verified.


Edit: when I say "verified" I mean we went back to the person who gave us that information and asked if he was comfortable with us using it.