Even the “Grand Rapids Red Wings” version of Detroit’s NHL team has the respect of Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby.
The injury woes just keep piling up for the Detroit Red Wings.
But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.
Pavel Datsyuk wants to play, not talk.
Should Datsyuk being playing in these Olympic games?
The Russians are practicing for the first time since NHL players arrived for the Olympics, and captain Pavel Datsyuk is the only skater not on the ice.
Along with St. Louis, Detroit and Chicago have the most Olympians of any NHL team this season, and Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the two-week experience should be a renewing one for players.
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has been named captain of Russia’s Olympic hockey team.
The Red Wings forward took to Facebook shortly after the team’s win on Thursday night to share a new video.
Zetterberg joins a list of injured Red Wings which includes their leading goal-scorer, forward Pavel Datsyuk, who suffered a concussion on Nov. 23 against the Ottawa Senators.