Well, we got what we wanted as the NHL and the Wings start an abbreviated 48 game season that starts on Saturday, January 19th.
Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk is expected to play in the KHL All-Star Game in Russia on Sunday.
In what should come as a comfort to Devils fans who might be worried about Ilya Kovalchuk, he won’t be the only NHL player in the KHL All-Star Game.
Jimmy Howard, Goalie – He has had solid regular seasons, but Howard’s performance in the playoffs last season was disappointing in a first-round loss to Nashville. Howard has to be at the top of his game, especially now that all-time great defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.
Calvin Johnson, Justin Verlander, Barry Sanders and now Pavel Datsyuk?
Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is currently in the running to have his likeness adorn the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 13 – the most popular hockey video game on the planet.
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk has made it through the first round of voting in EA Sports’ NHL 13 Cover Vote Challenge — but he’ll need more of your votes to be a contender in the final round.
The Red Wings don’t expect Pavel Datsyuk to step into the lineup after missing three weeks and immediately return to his superstar form.
Pavel Datsyuk skated hard for the third day in a row, but missed his 11th consecutive game while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Feb. 21. He said he is not sure if he will return Saturday in San Jose.
Pavel Datsyuk’s absence appears to be causing some trouble for the Detroit Red Wings.