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Player(s)Everyone Should Love
Pavel Datsyuk- a class act player who has won the Lady Byng 4 times. His broken English does not stop his great sense of humor. He also loves James Brown.
Henrik Zetterberg- The Hair. Other than his greatest asset, he's also lovable because he's not afraid to take fashion risks and can dish it out with Cabbie while looking fine in jeans.
Valterri Filpula- Though motorcity "Fil" has a knack for highlights and tanning, he's great for making amazing goals when needed.
Darren Helm- He's a BEAST on the ice.
Chris Osgood- he really needs more love and respect. He's a great goalie, can poke fun of himself, doesn't seem to age and likes to give interviews shirtless.
Players We Don?t Love
Thomas Holstrom- I'll admit, he's an annoyance to goalies and gets away with a lot.
Brad Stuart- Both of Talbot's goals in Game 7 can be linked to a mistake by Stuart. Everyone is allowed to have a bad game, just don't make it game 7 of the SCF.
Who They Got
No contracts have been signed but Mike Babcock's "Black Aces" Ericsson, Helm, and Abdelkader should be making more impact this year in the NHL. The first two draft picks, Landon Ferraro and Tomás Tatar, will probably be heading to Grand Rapids for the year.
Who They Lost
Hossa+Kopecky, Samuelsson, Hudler, Conklin, and Chelios.
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit- hopefully not for long!
Hotness Level (on a scale from 1 to 10)
6. Lets face it, we aren?t the freaking Blackhawks. But if you look past the tired 'old ginger Swedish clones' stereotype, there are some lookers! (I promise)