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02-28-2013, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Winger98 View Post
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.
Are you kidding, W98?
The 02-03 team had Fedorov, Shanahan, Hull, Datsyuk, Robitaille, Larionov.

it's grind liners were Maltby-Draper-McCarty -- A long, long, long away from Miller-Emmerton-Tootoo.

It's great that Datsyuk has helped Abdelkader stop posting minuses every game. But we need Datsyuk to be a threat every shift. The more dangerous he is, the better our team.

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