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In Topic: ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Yesterday, 09:00 PM

PIT absolutely dominating, I think the shots are close to 30-10....but only up 2-1, been that way most of the series though.  Crosby looks to be dominating as well, probably the best he's played so far this playoffs, but no points to show for it.


Now they are counting on their rookie goalie for another 20 minutes.  The goal he gave up was pretty soft too....I imagine he'd want to be more active than his been so far this game....I think that's what most goalies would say anyway.

In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Yesterday, 08:33 AM

Echolaia....I get everything your saying, which would give me no issues if he chose to leave after his last contract, or chose to only sign for 1 year or 2 years and then leave.  But that's not what happened.  He signed for 3 years and is now choosing to leave after 2 years.  If it was because his body was too worn down and he couldn't play anymore, fine, but again, that's not the case, he's going to play in another league.  That said, the KHL is way, way, way, way less physical.


Anyway, I actually have a huge problem with it to be honest, but nothing to do with the player or wanting him to stay, but more on principal.  The team couldn't just decide not to honor the contract....why is the player allowed such luxury?  Due to retirement....fine....but that's not the case.

In Topic: USHockey Fan sneaks into Russia's locker room.

Yesterday, 08:25 AM

The "Datsyuk" jersey doesn't even appear to have "Datsyuk" on the back.  You can't make it out clearly, but it definitely looks like a different name.

In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

25 May 2016 - 12:26 PM

I can't think of any logical reason why Holland would have pushed for 2 years when Pavel only wanted 1, that would never happen (it would be the other way around, 100% of the time).  Unless there is certain other variables at play (not in Datsyuk's case) where they get to UFA quicker and cash in, etc., the player is going to want term.  The trade off to get that term is to take slightly less on a per year basis.

In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

25 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

I'm not going to lie, some of all this is leaving a bad taste in my mouth, which is tough to admit.  At this point in his career, I don't think the team's on-ice performance will suffer because Datsyuk is not there, so I'm not dreaming of him coming back or anything, it just doesn't sit well with me that he isn't playing out the contract he signed.  If he didn't think he'd stay, he shouldn't have signed a 2 year deal, or whatever it was.  Those finding excuses, suggesting his ankle injury, etc. holds no value to me when you consider he went straight to the world championships after the season and will likely play in the KHL next season.


The biggest issue for me is the dead cap space for now, not missing the player (other than nostalgia).  I probably won't hold it against him too much, but for now, it does sting.