The Centerpiece By Stephen Cannella, December 22, 2003Pavel Datsyuk has filled the void in the middle of Detroit's top line.
Spreading Their WingsBy Michael Farber, June 09, 2008By closing in on its fourth NHL title in 11 years Detroit proved it could win on a budget, while team captain Nicklas Lidstrom helped change perceptions on the limits of European players.
The Third Russian By Michael Farber, April 13, 2009Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin may be the MVP favorites this season, but countryman Pavel Datsyuk of the Red Wings is the best all-around forward in the NHL.
Staring Down The End By Michael Farber, March 15, 2010Beaten up and worn-out, the Red Wings are fighting to make the playoffs, where they might still be a formidable force.
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