I was at a game a few weeks ago and debated this with my uncle and dad, will Datsyuk and Zetterberg's numbers be retired? They are both under long term contracts that should almost take them through their careers, odds are they'll retire as Red Wings. Are they good enough to hang with the all time great Red Wings?
Pavel Datsyuk's career has been defined by his two-way play and amazing puck handling. He's the best defensive forward of his generation and many think he's the most complete player in the game. His face-off record is sick. His highlight reel is spectacular, often making very good players look ridiculous. He's a perennial all star and probably a hall of famer.
Henrik Zetterberg is also known for being a great two way player. Hank's more of a goal scorer than Datsyuk, but he might give up a little on the defensive side. He's a great leader on the ice as well. Like Datsyuk, he makes an annual appearance at the all star game and is well on his way to the HOF.
Do Datsyuk and Zetterberg's numbers get retired?
Both (76 votes)
Neither (20 votes)
Just Datsyuk (56 votes)
Just Zetterberg (2 votes)
154 total votes