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Datsyuk earns sixth Lady Byng finalist nomination

They should just rename the Lady Byng trophy the Pavel Datsyuk trophy. The forward earned his sixth Lady Byng nomination of his career Tuesday when the NHL named him as one of three finalists for the year end award.The other two finalists are Jiri Hudler (Calgary Flames) and Anze Kopitar (LA Kings).Datsyuk won the Lady Byng, which is given "to the player adjudged to have exhibited...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pavel Datsyuk is a funny dude.

YouTube Pavel Datsyuk is a funny guy.  He has some of the best (if not the best) hands in the NHL.  He can dangle like no other. He’s as gentlemanly as they come. They might as well re-name the Lady Byng trophy the Pav.  He can snipe when he needs to.  He dishes helpers like a philanthropist. But as good a hockey player as he is, he may be equally as funny.  YouTuber “The...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Round 1: Catching lightning in a bottle

Just like clockwork, the Detroit Red Wings (43-25-14) find themselves back in the playoffs. Another year, another shot at the Stanley Cup. While that’s great and all, I have been getting this vibe recently that a majority of Red Wings’ fans have already given up on this season. That, in order to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Red Wings will need a miracle… have to catch...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Left Wing Lock: Mrazek to start in regular season finale, Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Kronwall out

The Red Wings clinched their 24th straight postseason appearance Thursday night but did it despite a 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens. It was thanks to the Florida Panthers and their 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins that the Wings head into today’s game with the playoffs not on the line. However that doesn’t mean Detroit has nothing to play for. In their regular season finale...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Use Scoring-By-Committee Attitude to Thrive on Powerplay

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 26, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t missed the playoffs since 1990. After clinching a spot in this year’s postseason tournament...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Playoff scenarios and potential matchups

The Detroit Red Wings are about to wrap up the regular season, and only have three games left.  The team’s final home game comes Tuesday night, when Detroit will play host to the Carolina Hurricanes.  That game is followed by two road contests as the team travels to Montreal to play the Canadiens, before wrapping up the season in Carolina, against the Hurricanes once again. A...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Struggling to defeat elite goaltenders?

This was supposed to be another rebuilding season, but the Detroit Red Wings (34-15-11) have quietly put together another successful regular season. As of Friday, the Red Wings have the NHL’s best power play (25.1 percent), sixth best in goals against per game (2.45) and seventh best in goals scored per game (2.88). They currently occupy the third spot in the Atlantic Division...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk’s New Line to Debut in Detroit Red Wings’ Preseason Opener at Pittsburgh

Believe it or not, hockey season is upon us. The Detroit Red Wings will open their preseason schedule on Monday night in Pittsburgh. They then travel to Chicago on Tuesday before the exhibition home opener Thursday night vs. those same Blackhawks. Several projected lineup regulars will be on the ice against the Penguins, highlighted by the first in-game action for Mike Babcock...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk reiterates dream to play in the KHL

The Detroit Red Wings have Pavel Datsyuk locked up through the 2016-17 season, but that hasn’t prevented rumors from circulating about his future in the NHL and the possibility of him taking his talents to the KHL. Though the more far-fetched rumors suggest Datsyuk could be on his way out sooner than later, the more realistic scenario links him with the KHL after his NHL playing...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Red Wings have a plan?

NHL free agency began on July 1st and many players have already signed for one team or another. We’ve seen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik move to Washington, Ryan Miller sign with the Canucks and Paul Stastny become a St. Louis Blue. What we haven’t seen is any big name player sign in Detroit. Detroit is simply not the destination it once was. There is no Steve Yzerman or Nick...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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