When did Datsyuk get demoted to the 4th line?
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03-09-2013, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by
The Fading Captain
Datsyuk has been a major plus player most of his career. What's his plus/minus with this line?
Even. Which is actually pretty remarkable considering who he's playing against and who his linemates have been.
He was +8 before they became his linemates.
So like many of us have stated, all that Babcock has done with this line is take away Datsyuk's offensive game. And when you're team struggles to find the back of the net, there's no apparent logic behind it.
And if anybody thinks that Datsyuk's line would be worse defensively without Abdelkader and Cleary, they clearly haven't been watching Detroit play hockey for the past handful of years.
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