2:22 AM EDT, Sat August 27, 2016
Winging It In Motown Aug 17, 2016

In Defense of The Red Wings Playoff Streak

Ken Holland can’t say he wants to stick it to the whole league, but we can. We’ve had... well, a bit of a rough summer in Red Wings fandom. From the first round destruction the team faced at the hands of the Eastern Conference runners-up Tampa Bay to the loss of Pavel Datsyuk leading to his cap hit being traded at the draft only to make space for a superstar who stayed home, eventually leading to a bit of an underwhelming free agency period followed by a quiet summer of stagnant defense, the overall mood of the fans still paying attention to hockey in Mid-August is a mix of antsy and...
Japers' Rink Aug 16, 2016

Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alzner is feeling better, Ovechkin is Stateside, Dipauli is a free agent and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Captain and his lady are Stateside once again... [RMNB] ... although Ovechkin may have a very short visit as he is due in Yekaterinburg on Friday (along with Evgeni Malkin and Artemi Panarin) to help Pavel Datsyuk inaugurate his new Datsyuk Arena... [urfo.org] ... and in any event, Ovechkin certifies himself to be fully healthy. [360tv] Related: Karl Alzner certifies himself to be about 85% healthy, on pace to be 100% by opening...
Winging It In Motown Aug 12, 2016

HOT TAKE THEATER: Pavel Datsyuk’s Agent is the Real Life Arli$$

Everybody has a price I know that at some point, the saga of Pavel Datsyuk is going to go away and I’m going to move on. We’re already most of the way there, to be honest. But, there’s one thing that never sat right with me in the first place about how Datsyuk’s social media worked and then how the entire story leading up to his departure for Russia went out. This week I got a stark reminder of that problem: Dan Milstein. Milstein was/is Datsyuk’s agent and friend. It was also clear for a few years that Milstein had been running Datsyuk’s twitter feed and, despite Ken Holland...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 3, 2016

Red Wings' Riley Sheahan calls Pavel Datsyuk 'the best player I've ever seen'

Datsyuk passed up the final year of his contract with the Red Wings to play in his native Russia.
Grand Rapids Press Aug 1, 2016

Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou: Playing with Pavel Datsyuk was 'a dream come true'

Athanasiou was at Joe Louis Arena Monday serving as an instructor at the Red Wings annual youth camp.