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Red Wings European player news: CSKA holds Datsyuk presser; Jokerit Helsinki holds Filppula presser

I'm about to engage in a significant amount of paraphrasing due to foreign-language fun:

On Sunday afternoon, CSKA Moscow held a joint press conference to formally introduce Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk and Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov as members of the team. CSKA's website posted a photo gallery from the event, a 13:27 YouTube clip (in Russian) of the Q and A Datsyuk, Bryzgalov and CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov held with the Russian media, and both a formal press release and a, "Thank you, sponsors" quip from Fedorov. CSKA also announced that Datsyuk will make his 2012-2013 season debut on Monday against Avangard Omsk.

Sovetsky Sport's Pavel Lysenkov posted several pictures from the event via Twitter...

And in a brief summation of the media's takes from Datsyuk's presser:


In Finland, Jokerit Helsinki officially introduced Valtteri Filppula to the press, as noted by their website, Facebook page and Twitter account...

If you're interested, their YouTube account posted a Q and A with Filppula in Finnish...

And in terms of media reports...

  • Iltahleti notes that Filppula had to work out insurance issues before joining Jokerit, that Filppula's excited about playing with his brother, and that Filppula suggested that he may try to convince Niklas Kronwall to join him in Finland;
  • Filppula told Helsingin Sanomat that Jokerit was the favorite, by a wide margin, in terms of snagging his rights, and that he's also very concerned about sustaining any sort of injury as he knows that could affect his NHL career;
  • Ilta Sanomat noted that Filppula does indeed plan on taking a leadership role with Jokerit, and Eetu Ampuja noted that Filppula is excited about playing on the same line with his brother for the first time in ages while posting a picture of Filppula taking part in his first practice;
  • MTV3 posted a Microsoft Silverlight-formatted video interview with Filppula;
  • And Yle's Ilkka Palomaki noted that Filppula's comment about Kronwall was made tongue-in-cheek, that Filppula will make his debut on Tuesday when Jokerit plays SaiPa, and that Filppula doesn't expect to face an easy task in both fitting in with a younger Jokerit team and dealing with the pressure that is playing for a powerhouse team.


Elsewhere in Europe, per RedWingsFeed:

SHK 37 Piestany's website posted a box score from the game; Hokej.sk posted both a recap and a photo gallery from the game (it's not hard to spot Tatar's red gloves); ditto for Hokejportal.net;

And in the Czech Republic, per Red Wings Prospects:

HC Pardubice's website posted a recap of HC Pardubice's 3-2 loss to HC Pardubice; Hockej.cz posted a box score from the game; Sportovni Noviny, Lidovky and Tyden posted capsule recaps, and Sport.cz posted a box score.



And back over on this side of the pond, the Wings offered a pair of Tweets:


Update: of charitable note, from Hour Detroit magazine:

Eighth Annual Ronald McDonald House Gala
Event Date/Time 
Oct 6, 2012
6:30 am

Eighth Annual Ronald McDonald House Gala

On Saturday, October 6, the Southeast Michigan McDonald’s Operators Association and DTE Energy present the 8th annual Ronald McDonald House Gala to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Ann Arbor and Detroit.  The fundraiser will be held at Joe Louis Arena (600 Civic Center Drive, Detroit) and begins at 6:30 p.m.

Legendary WXYZ-TV 7 news anchor, Diana Lewis, will emcee the Ronald McDonald House Gala.  This year’s event will feature a strolling dinner and wine tasting, silent and live auctions, tours of the exclusive Red Wings locker room and an afterglow reception in the Legends Club.  Retired Red Wings greats Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby, and their wives Julie and Wendy, respectively, will serve as Honorary Chairs.

The Ronald McDonald Houses of Ann Arbor and Detroit are a “home away from home” for thousands of families with children undergoing medical care. The national and local chapters of Ronald McDonald House Charities help support new and existing Ronald McDonald Houses with seed money and grants. However, each House must rely on the generosity of people and businesses within its own community to provide the majority of the funds necessary for day-to-day operations.

Tickets are $250 and can be purchased by calling 734-528-1455 or visiting http://RMHgala.com


Cost:  $250

Location: 600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI

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gowings's avatar

Great stuff! Thanks George

Posted by gowings from MTL on 09/23/12 at 05:26 PM ET

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