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In Topic: Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

28 August 2014 - 04:22 AM

I don't get it really when people are saying that Red Wings should not retire 13 and 40. Zetterberg and Datsyuk defined at least a decade for the Red Wings (2004-2014 and counting most likely till 2017-2018). During this timespan they were considered as one of the best if not the best for their positions, they got us 1 cup and two appearances and most likely spend their whole careers as Red Wings. What else you could ask for?

 

If this is not enough, then I think Red Wings should reconsider their standard for retiring.


In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

22 August 2014 - 02:19 AM

Datsyuk is a very unique player. Watching hockey for more than 25 years I've never seen a player like him. Adding 2 cups and 3 selkes (+some useless trophies like Lady Bing I guess) makes him a lock for HOF.

 

It is hard to choose between Fedorov and Datsyuk as they are completely different. Fedorov is your classic superstar just like Sakic or Sundin, you can't go wrong with him as your number 1 center. He did everything at a very high level. However, I could list a bunch of guys who were/are at the same level. I would still choose Datsyuk for the way he thinks the game. It is fun to see that even a slight mistake in defenseman positioning could create a scoring chance. Wtih Datsyuk on the ice it is like a chess instead of hockey.

 

PS I think Patrick Kane is quite similar to Datsyuk. Parhaps, one of the reasons I cannot really "hate" Chicago.


In Topic: Pavel Datsyuk trolls Paul Bissonnette on Twitter

22 August 2014 - 01:47 AM

just awesome!


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

15 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

there is good thing about Kenny. With him we always made the play-offs. Imagine being a fan of let's say Calgary or Ottawa or... well even Chicago and LA sucked for most years I'm watching hockey (since 94). We never really sucked in my life and were always a couple of players away from the SC. I prefer this rather than waiting for the good years of Bennet, Monahan or RNH and Draisatl or... and the list goes on.

 

PS One more example a bit more illustrative than Calgary and Edmonton. Would you like to be a fan of San Jose now? At least we are retooling with Anastasou, Nastasiuk, Nylen, Mantha, Oulette, Sproul, Marchenko Backman, Jensen, Pulkkinen, Mrazek in the minors. They have like two prospects, aging Thornton, Marleau and they have never been even close to winning the SC.


In Topic: Greatest Wings game ever

09 August 2014 - 03:11 PM

March 26. Are there any doubts?