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#1 Evans_18

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:23 AM

So I randomly ran into this last night when I was browsing the Reebok site and thought I would share it with everyone.

On the international level, Datsyuk played with Team Russia in both the 2010 Olympics and the IIHF World Championship, winning silver in the latter. He also was recently voted by Russians as the best Russian hockey player.


Im actually surprised. I thought the people of Russia would have chose someone like Ovechkin for his explosive style of play. I am happy to see Datsyuk get that honor though he for sure deserves it.

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Sorry for the spelling error in the title I am still half asleep hopefully a mod or can fix it or something haha.

Edited by Evans_18, 27 October 2010 - 08:24 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:30 AM

Sorry for the spelling error in the title I am still half asleep hopefully a mod or can fix it or something haha.


haha I can see what was on your mind

this is pretty surprising actually considering theres kovi, malkin, ovech, and probably a few others im missing..
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

Yea haha bed is still on my mind, I think I need to make some coffee. And I agree it definitely has to be a great honor for Dats to beat out all of the Russian talent.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:18 AM

yeah i could see pavel as a laides man, he's probably has some good dekes in bed too

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:30 AM

I'm guessing they didn't vote for the best goal scorer, or best forward, but for what Pavel Datsyuk is; best Russian (and imho best overall player in the NHL). No one plays a more complete hockey game then Pav's.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:33 AM

Thats true. I am just happy to see Pavs is looked at to be the best by his own country.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

Bed Russian? Is that like a Russian bed bug?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:01 AM

Bed Russian? Is that like a Russian bed bug?


Thats more of what happens when I have crawling back into bed on my mind first thing in the morning.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:05 AM

I'm guessing they didn't vote for the best goal scorer, or best forward, but for what Pavel Datsyuk is; best Russian (and imho best overall player in the NHL). No one plays a more complete hockey game then Pav's.


Henrik Zetterberg does.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:09 AM

I think Datsyuk is more consistent then Hank though.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:20 AM

Henrik Zetterberg does.


Hank can't fight like Pasha :P

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:33 AM

"Henrik Zetterberg does"

Nope. Nice try though. The Selke's and takeaways speak for themselves.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:43 AM

Henrik Zetterberg does.


I disagree.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:53 AM

"Henrik Zetterberg does"

Nope. Nice try though. The Selke's and takeaways speak for themselves.


Trophies speaking? Is there video evidence?

As for who is better defensively; When they are on separate lines, which one is usually matched up against the other team's top offensive line to shut it down while still providing offense? Zetterberg. Not Datsyuk. That speaks volumes doesn't it? Certainly more than a single stat viewed on its own out of context.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

Henrik Zetterberg does.




As awesome as Zetterberg is, let's face it, he could never do some of the things Pavel does: the dekes, the passes, the take aways, the Best Russian award... :huh:

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:44 PM

As for who is better defensively; When they are on separate lines, which one is usually matched up against the other team's top offensive line to shut it down while still providing offense? Zetterberg. Not Datsyuk.


Err... this isn't necessarily true.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

Trophies speaking? Is there video evidence?

As for who is better defensively; When they are on separate lines, which one is usually matched up against the other team's top offensive line to shut it down while still providing offense? Zetterberg. Not Datsyuk. That speaks volumes doesn't it? Certainly more than a single stat viewed on its own out of context.


So Zetterberg's negligible defensive advantage means he is more complete?

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

So Zetterberg's negligible defensive advantage means he is more complete?


Since the beginning of the 2009-10 season:

Zetterberg 81 GP, 26g-54a-80p (28g-58a-86p over 87 games)
Datsyuk 87 GP, 31g-46a-77p

Z clearly has been a better producer offensively.

Neither player has a significant advantage in the physical game, so if you don't think Z's advantage offensively and defensively are enough, let's look at one more aspect. Clutch play. Datsyuk has been a good playoff player, with some questioning. Z is one of the league's top postseason players every year. And there has not been a single season where Datsyuk's playoff run was better than Z's of that same year.

Datsyuk is an amazing player, and it's great that he won this award. But he's not "the most complete" player in the world.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

I think Crosby should have won this poll.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

I think Crosby should have won this poll.

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