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07:22 AM ET 09.16 | What was supposed to play out as a test of multiple wingers on the top line -- with Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk -- has become the Justin Abdelkader show. Abdelkader continues to impress while playing with the two stars, Sunday scoring a goal and assisting on two others. "It's just awesome," Abdelkader said of the opportunity to play with Zetterberg and Datsyuk. "They're two of the great players in the game. Playing with them, I'm just trying to go out there and do my job, do my part. I know the areas I have to go to and I'm just trying to keep it simple." Sunday Abdelkader played on Team White, which lost 4-3 in a shootout. No line was more effective than the Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader line, which accounted for four goals in Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage.

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September 16, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Datsyuk does make everyone play better

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September 16, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Datsyuk does make everyone play better

Even Kaiser Wilhelm? He was an abdicator too.

September 16, 2013  09:35 AM ET
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Even Kaiser Wilhelm? He was an abdicator too.

Don't go Prussian into things

September 16, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Don't go Prussian into things

Bah, Hamburg!

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September 16, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Don't go Prussian into things

I'll just roll with it.

September 16, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Datsyuk does make everyone play better

Yep. Even a pylon can score an odd goal on a line with Dats.

I like Justin, though. Young chap plays the game with passion.

September 16, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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Yep. Even a pylon can score an odd goal on a line with Dats.

they're signing The pronger? (early Philly tweak)

September 16, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Edward VIII?

I always Mrs. Simpson was the inspiration for "could suck a golf ball through a garden hose".

September 16, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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I always Mrs. Simpson was the inspiration for "could suck a golf ball through a garden hose".

*always thought

sigh

September 16, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Bah, Hamburg!

I'm about to reach my Berlin point with you

September 16, 2013  10:04 AM ET

just keep your stick on the ice, he will put it on your tape. Just dont get caught gazing at the dangling....

September 16, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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just keep your stick on the ice, he will put it on your tape. Just dont get caught gazing at the dangling....

That happens to Pierre a lot.

September 16, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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I like Justin, though. Young chap plays the game with passion.

I do too... and I hate your team. ;-)

September 16, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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I do too... and I hate your team. ;-)

You ungrateful wretch! We move out of your Conference and .... you still hate us! ;-)

September 16, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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You ungrateful wretch! We move out of your Conference and .... you still hate us! ;-)

LOL

September 16, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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I'm about to reach my Berlin point with you

well then throw a few franfurts in that water

And don't be a sour kraut about it

September 16, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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well then throw a few franfurts in that waterAnd don't be a sour kraut about it

cooking over a Bonn fire?

 
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