Totally agree that the Wings should have given Dats permission to play in the KHL All-Star game if he requested it. WTF Does Pavel Freaking Datsyuk have to show up for the first couple days of training camp for, when hes been playing his ass off for months in Russia while many of his teammates sat on the couch (yes, I'm talking to you, Franzen)??
We’ve all forgotten what the definition of commissioner used to be. It’s faded over the last couple of decades. Call me naïve but last time I checked Bettman is the commissioner of the league. That includes the owners, players, zamboni drivers and Blackhawks Ice Girls. When exactly did the word commissioner become “puppet for the owners?”