Thread: Value of: Pavel Datsyuk
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01-08-2013, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Neatman View Post
I cant see Detroit fans realistically getting what would make them happy.
Datsyuk is a fantastic player with a well rounded game. He's also 34 with one year left on contract, and has suffered from a number of injuries in recent years.

I really cant see teams parting with a young #1 D, etc etc for one year of Datsyuk. Furthermore, if anyone can resign him I assume Detroit would.

In other words, the suggestions of what Datsyuk would return that people have written above seem incredibly unlikely to me. What teams could possibly afford the price, let alone the risk? Have there been any comparable trades in the past?
Totally agree with you. As a Sabres fan, I wouldn't want to give up Myers + for him, I'm sure Rangers fans wouldn't want to give up McDonagh for him, and I'm definitely sure a team like Columbus or Toronto would give up a Rielly or Murray. Detroit is best to hang on to Datsyuk until he retires - he is worth a lot and would put many franchises back a couple steps in their building process.

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