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11-22-2012, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by octopi View Post
He's gone when his contract is up in all probability, isn't he 35 or so already?

Also Russia is where his daughter is.
Pavel is 34. But I can see him as an "ageless" player. That "Larionov" that is there at 40 year old. Centers the 4th line and takes the key faceoffs and runs the 1st power-play. Is the huge important veteran example for younger players. Ray Whitneys, Teemu Selannes can do, Pavel can do it. Without any doubt. That superb game sense just makes it possible.

I see him also gone after 2014. The divorce and daughter situation changed everything. If his family would still be at Detroit, that would be a no-brainer to stay here.

But, if he stays, let's take that just as a happy surprice. Maybe he needs a new woman. All the Michigan American women, I challenge you to keep Pavel here!

(Same like case Nabokov was. His american wife didn't want to live at Russia, so they came back)

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