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Pavel Datsyuk Officially Retires From The NHL

 

So long to the one of the best players of this generation. The guy could do anything with a hockey stick, and was equally effective at both ends of the ice. Datsyuk was one of those Red Wings that Blackhawks fans were technically supposed to hate, but it was impossible. I never could get my blood boiling for the Red Wings. How can you hate Datysuk, Zetterberg, and Lidstrom? Those were just great players who did everything the right way. More of a mutual respect than a hatred. You wanted your team play exactly like those 2000s Red Wings teams did.

Also…pretty tough customer. Dropped em with Cory Perry.

And broke Couture’s ankles

 

PS: The most electric Russian in the league now?