Wednesday, September 07, 2005

OK I'm Really Sick of This

After all those reports that Datsyuk was signed in Russia, not so fast my friend! WTF! I thought I was obeying my rule that I wouldn't post anything about him til it was official.

From Letsgowings.com

The terms of Pavel Datsyuk's "contract" that was agreed to on Monday with the Superleague's Avangard Omsk (and matched on Wednesday by Moscow Dynamo) has been shrouded in in secrecy -- or uncertainty, depending on how you look at it -- and for good reason: SS reports that the contract was never officially filed with the PHL, Russia's professional hockey governing body. That would also partly explain why Datsyuk has not dressed yet for Avangard or Dynamo, despite the RSL regular season kicking off on Monday, and would leave him free to sign with the Red Wings
The article, citing an article in Thursday's Soviet Sport goes on to state that Ken Holland has agreed to offer Datsyuk a 2 year deal. He had previously only offered him 1, 3, and 4 year deals (Datsyuk becomes a UFA after 2)...Wow Kenny, way to realize that 2 years with Datsyuk (and a chance to prepare for him being a free agent and making alternate plans should he leave) is better than him bailing and leaving you with no other options. It also says that the deal he signed-but-hasn't-quite-signed-yet in Russia is worth about $3.5 million US tax free. He's going to have a meeting with the Wings and both Russian clubs on Sunday to decide where he's going to play.

Whatever.

6 comments:

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Brad said...

Ha! Most random comment ever!

Packer487 said...

It's unreal how many of those things I get (odd comments, not plus size lingerie). Ugh.
A couple posts back when I put the words "New Orleans" in a post, I had 5 comments within 10 minutes and all were ads. Awesome.

Tom said...

Look at the bright side, even though you get random comments, at least the Wings still have a shot with Datsyuk. It sounds like perhaps old Pavel was just trying to get some leverage. I especially liked how both the freep article and the DSR made reference to the Wings being ok because Babcock coached physical hockey... too bad that the NHL has promised to crack down and that. If they do, Detroit might still be in trouble and Datsyuk would help tremendously.

Brushback said...

I don't think the spam comments have anything to do with the words used in your post; it's just a robot-crawler that goes through blogs in sequence, leaving automated comments. You could do the same thing manually, by clicking "next blog" up at the top of the page, and going from blog to blog. You'll get spam comments in bunches as soon as you put up a new post, especially if you "ping" search engine sites like Technorati or IceRocket whenever you update your blog.

If you go into the Blogger Dashboard, look under "Change Settings" and then "Comments", you can activate the "word identifier" option, which helps stop comment spam by forcing people to type in a code word whenever they leave a comment.

Packer487 said...

Interesting! Thanks for the info about typing in that code. I might have to do that...

As for the Wings being ok because Babcock has coached physical hockey...one of the reason's I'm really geeked for him to be our coach is that he's pretty flexible with his style. He coached physical, defensive hockey (with a great forecheck) in Anaheim because that's the type of team he had. But back in juniors and in the AHL he was much more up-tempo. It'll be amazing to actually have a coach that adjusts for a reason and not just because his knee jerked...