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Grand Rapids Press Apr 25, 2016
Ken Holland expects news that Pavel Datsyuk won't return to Red Wings

Ken Holland expects news that Pavel Datsyuk won't return to Red Wings

Datsyuk said he'll think about the future during the World Championship, which begins May 6.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 25, 2016

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk still mulling future, 'need more time' to make decision

Datsyuk is thinking about playing next season in his native Russia.
Winging It In Motown Apr 25, 2016

Red Wings Locker Clean Out: Ken Holland, Jeff Blashill, players address media

Now that the season is done, it's time to pack it up and go home. Today was locker clean out for the Red Wings. Along with that, players, management, and coaching spoke with the media on their thoughts from this season and going forward. Pavel Datsyuk Situation Henrik Zetterberg on Datsyuk's possible retirement. "I'm pretty sure he's made up his mind." #ReadIntoItAndWeep — Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) April 25, 2016 To me, that reads as if he's gone. His mind is made up, but apparently it will not be officially decided until after World Championships. Ken Holland told media that he...
Winging It In Motown Apr 25, 2016

Red Wings Cap Recapture Penalties: Zetterberg, Kronwall, and Franzen's Cap Recapture Formula

When the 2012 lockout murdered half a season of hockey (and stole from us even more games from Pavel Datsyuk's career), one of the big changes that the NHL and NHLPA fought over was a way to set maximum contract term limits and also fix a loophole in the previous CBA called "backdiving." What had become a contentious point eventually got worked out into what colloquially became known as the "Luongo Rule," named for what was then probably the most-popular example of backdiving that the league actually allowed to happen without punishment. What is Backdiving? Simply put, when a contract...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 25, 2016
Red Wings might look to Dylan Larkin to fill potential void at center

Red Wings might look to Dylan Larkin to fill potential void at center

DETROIT - With Pavel Datsyuk possibly returning to Russia and Henrik Zetterberg's career winding down, the Detroit Red Wings will need a future anchor in the middle. It could be Dylan Larkin, the 19-year-old rookie who was one of the...

Holland: “He’s probably got a good month to make a final decision.”

DETROIT >> The players in the Detroit Red Wings locker room at the time did everything to try and convince Nicklas Lidstrom to stick around for one more season. It didn’t work. Now they’ll turn their attention on Pavel Datsyuk. “Let’s …
The Cannon Apr 23, 2016

A Collection of Random Playoff Thoughts Thus Far

Because I enjoy watching hockey when I’m not overly invested in the outcome a bit more. After the long, hard journey that was the Columbus Blue Jackets 2015-16 season, I was intent on not watching much of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I wanted a break from the sport, a break from thinking about it, and to be able to use my time to do anything else. I’ve failed. Miserably. There’s simply nothing like watching playoff hockey. I’ve had some various thoughts on the playoffs as they’ve happened, and wanted to share those here. Thank you, Pavel Datsyuk I’ll miss you, Pavs. I...
On the Forecheck Apr 23, 2016

Saturday's Dump & Chase: The King is Dead

A day after Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from the playoffs, so to were the perennial Stanley Cup contending Los Angeles Kings. Hopefully it's the Predators that are taking on the victorious San Jose Sharks. Nashville Predators News & Notes Predators return to Anaheim in search of offense | The TennesseanThe Predators looked pretty decent last game (compared to Tuesday). They've just got to get more high danger chances and convert. Predators' Ryan Johansen, James Neal struggle to score | The TennesseanThat would be huge if they could start producing. Johansen and...
Winging It In Motown Apr 23, 2016

Ken Holland has a tight timeline with Pavel Datsyuk

With the Wings' season over and our attention turning to the uncertainty of the future, the biggest question for the Red Wings and their fans right now is about the fate of Pavel Datsyuk and the $7.5M cap hit that, by rule of the CBA, is going to be SOMEWHERE in the NHL next season, even if Datsyuk isn't. When I woke up on April 10th to read from Mitch Albom that Pavel Datsyuk had told him he was thinking he was going home after this season, I wrote my feelings on the matter at the time. I still feel that way about everything that goes on. I want Pavel Datsyuk back if he wants to come...
Die By The Blade Apr 22, 2016

NHL Playoffs Open Thread 4/22/2016

Happy Hockey Weekend! With the Detroit Red Wings being unceremoniously dumped out of the playoffs by the Lightning, the curtain comes down on the NHL career of one of the greats of this era - Pavel Datsyuk. Celebrate his legacy with this compilation from a couple of years ago of his top ten goals. Did I hear "more dangle"? Here's another video before we resume normal service. Also last night, defending champions Blackhawks stayed alive with a Patrick Kane winner in double-overtime against the Blues, the series is now 3-2 to St. Louis and headed back to the Windy City. The Penguins...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 22, 2016
Remembering Pavel Datsyuk's greatest moments with the Red Wings

Remembering Pavel Datsyuk's greatest moments with the Red Wings

With Detroit out of the playoffs, the wait begins on Datsyuk's decision regarding his future.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 22, 2016
Red Wings hope they haven't witnessed final Pavel Datsyuk magic show

Red Wings hope they haven't witnessed final Pavel Datsyuk magic show

TAMPA, Fla. - As they filed off the ice following another first-round playoff loss Thursday, the Detroit Red Wings could only hope the magic show they've had the pleasure of watching for 14 seasons isn't coming to an end. But...
CSN Washington Apr 22, 2016

With Detroit eliminated, is this the end for Pavel Datsyuk?

The Tampa Bay Lightning may have ended more than just the season of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, they may also have ended Pavel Datsyuk's NHL career.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2016
Red Wings postgame: Ben Bishop unbeatable in what could be Pavel Datsyuk's last NHL game

Red Wings postgame: Ben Bishop unbeatable in what could be Pavel Datsyuk's last NHL game

Datsyuk is thinking about returning to Russia to finish his career in his homeland.

Pavel Datsyuk Photos

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