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The Detroit Sports Site:
The Red Wings are hoping Datsyuk will finish his career in Detroit.
Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings are on the verge of agreeing to a multi-year contract extension, FoxSportsDetroit.com reported late Monday night.
Datsyuk’s agent, Gary Greenstin, told Fox Sports Detroit: “We’re close.” Greenstin added that he will be flying into Detroit Tuesday, possibly to finalize the details of an extension for Datsyuk — the contract of the Wings’ current alternate captain expires after the 2013-14 season, and there had been speculation that Datsyuk would leave Detroit for the KHL at that point.
However, all signs since the end of the season have pointed toward Datsyk landing a lucrative extension to stay in Detroit for several more seasons.
Datsyuk hinted at Tuesday’s possible big contract news on Twitter:
Big day tomorrow…
— Pavel Datsyuk (@Datsyuk13) June 18, 2013
As Greenstin pointed out to Fox Sports Detroit, contracts “cannot be registered with the league until July 5th (the first day of free agency), so any deal would be unofficial until that point.
Datsyuk currently holds the largest contract of any Red Wing at $6.7 million per season. That’s a realistic number for any extension, too, considering Datsyuk’s worth to the team. Only Henrik Zetterberg, at $6.083 million per year is even in the same ballpark as Datsyuk, money-wise. Jimmy Howard and Niklas Kronwall are next on the list at average salaries of $5.292 million and $4.750 million, respectively.
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The Detroit Red Wings and Pavel Datsyuk have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the talented center a Red Wing through the 2016-17 season.
Terms of the deal were not revealed in a Red Wings' press release announcing the agreement, but Datsyuks agent, Gary Greenstin, confirmed that the deal is worth 23 million, with Datsyuk receiving 10 million in 2014-15...
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Pavel Datsyuk has signed a three-year extension which will keep him with the Detroit Red Wings through 2016-17, as reported by the Detroit News. This news officially ends any speculation that Datsyuk may shift over to the KHL to finish out his career after the 2013-14 campaign. Datsuk will earn $23 million during his three-year extension and will carry an average cap hit of just...
The Red Wings and their fans got some very good news Tuesday morning as it was announced that Pavel Datsyuk and the team inked a three year extension to his current deal that was set to expire after this upcoming season.
Datsyuk first announced the deal on his Twitter page as speculation to a deal being close emerged in recent days.
Signed 3 yr. extension. Detroit, glad to be here...
The question of whether or not Pavel Datsyuk would head to Russia after playing the final year of his contract has been answered by Pavel himself. Pav will be in Detroit for another 4 years after signing a 3 year extension. Well, that's not true. He can't officially sign until July 5, but he has agreed with the terms of an extension and that's good enough for now.
The Detroit Red Wings' signing of Pavel Datsyuk to a 3-year contract extension earned the worldwide coverage and almost exultant joy GM Ken Holland (and Datsyuk himself) related to the Wings' press corps and The Fan 590 on Tuesday. Datsyuk remains one of the best players in the world at 35 years of age (see: TSN's Play of the Year showdown, in which Datsyuk dekes through...
Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk offered a mysterious Tweet on Monday night, and MLive's Ansar Khan reports that there's something behind Datysuk's, "Big day tomorrow..."
[edit/update: and Bob McKenzie knows "how big":
"@AnsarKhanMLive: Wings-Datsyuk 'very close' to extension | http://t.co/ckfyc08YG9 http://t.co/sB0fZruWSe"...
The Detroit Red Wings' signing of Pavel Datsyuk to a 3-year extension (with one year already remaining on Datsyuk's current contract) is a game-changer in terms of shaping the team going forward, but Red Wings director of European scouting Hakan Andersson related a tale to MLive's Ansar Khan that few fans know: the Wings had absolutely no idea who Datsyuk was when Andersson...
FoxSportsDetroit.com has learned that Pavel Datsyuk and the Red Wings are close to agreeing to a multi-year contract extension that will keep the high-flying forward in Detroit well past next season.
Datsyuks agent, Gary Greenstin is flying to Detroit today where the two sides will put the finishing touches on the new deal.
Everybody knows what Pavel Datsyuk means to Detroit. We...
Pavel Datsyuk will be with the Detroit Red Wings for another 4 years after agreeing to a 3-year extension today.
Make sure to check out The Malik Report throughout the day on additional news on Datsyuk and the Wings.
(Jason Franson/Canadian Press)
Following up on last night’s work with the crystal ball, Red Wings magician Pavel Datsyuk indeed signed a contract extension that should make him a Red Wing for life.
General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press the deal is for $22.5 million, with an annual salary cap hit of $7.5 million. That latter number is especially important, because it matches...
Pavel Datsyuk has signed a 3-year extension worth $22.5M. He will carry a $7.5M cap hit starting in 2014-15. The deal can’t be officially announced until July 5 due to the fact that Datsyuk has one year at $6.7 million remaining on his current contract. Datsyuk is considered to be one of the best two-way forwards in the game [...]
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This entry is going to be a little more rambly than usual, so please bear with me:
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There is some good news on Datsyuk's goal...
Red Wings GM Ken Holland's still borderline giddy about the team's ability to retain Pavel Datsyuk's services for the next four seasons, and his praise for Datsyuk's skill, talent, leadership and longevity while speaking to MLive's Ansar Khan is must-read material in itself...
But Holland also gave Khan something of a blueprint as to what the Wings' next...