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02-28-2013, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SortaExtremist View Post
Don't forget that Datsyuk played on a team with 90 hall of fame players in his rookie year.
The team wasn't all that different for Z's rookie year, and he was over 16. I think the depth helped ensure Datsyuk had better linemates in his rookie year, but I'm not sure it negatively impacted his TOI. I think it's just the way the Wings try to do things, for better or worse.

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