Stealing Hockeytown: Why Detroit Red Wing Pavel Datsyuk Should Be NHL MVP

November 2nd, 2010 by Kevin Vestrand Leave a reply »
The NHL season is young, the story lines are beginning to unfold. The hype machines are just beginning to spin their many cogs and gears as the Cinderellas begin to lace up their skates and take the ice in hopes of thwarting another powerhouse team's run to the Cup.

Young stars are emerging, older ones are fading, some are clinging on for another semi-productive season with hopes of one last taste from Lord Stanley.

In a season of new tales, there remain the many constants the NHL has come to display year in and year out. The Penguins and Capitals still hold their grip on the top seats in the East. The Blackhawks continue to impress despite cleaning house in the locker room this offseason.

Despite these constants, however, this season presents something the NHL has not seen in a long time, possibly ever—parity. For the first time in as many seasons as I can remember, this year's Stanley Cup race is wide open.

Which brings me to Hockeytown, home of the 11-time Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.

In a season where the Red Wings have jumped out very quickly to a 6-2-1 record, it would seem as if they are in the hun ...

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