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Datsyuk #1 on TSN's Top-Ten Most Skilled Active Players

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"When I learn in Russia it's like we have one puck there, it's not many puck there, and the (something?) always be: 'Protect your puck.'"

A Datsyukian sense of humour.

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Well deserved. I remember some other Most Skilled list, might have been from TSN too, but that one was all-time and Datsyuk was I believe the only active player on the list (at like #9).

The moves I marvel most at from him are the ones that never reach the highlight reels. Such as last game when he did som crazy dance-like spinorama while controlling the puck and then feeding a perfect pass to a teammate. It was a just a little moment, didn't lead to a goal, but my jaw was on the floor. I've never seen another player that is as surprising and fun to watch.

"When I learn in Russia it's like we have one puck there, it's not many puck there, and the (something?) always be: 'Protect your puck.'"

A Datsyukian sense of humour.

I loled hard at that.

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There isn't to many players in the league anymore that can make people jump up or to the edge of their seat, but this guy does it to me almost every time. You just know something mind blowing is about to happen when he touches the puck, plus I don't know of any other players that can play keep away against an entire line of pro hockey players.

Soooo glad this guy is on our side, GO WINGS GO!!!

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What a treasure we have...not only is he wonderful to watch on the ice, he's just as wonderful off ice. Class personified.

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10. Bobby Ryan

9. Ilya Kovalchuk

8. Evgeni Malkin

7. Patrick Kane

6. Alex Semin

5. Rick Nash

4. Sedin Twins

3. Alex Ovechkin

2. Sidney Crosby

1. Pavel Datsyuk

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Haha I like Shanny's memories of him...

"He sorta came into training camp under the radar and guys were saying 'Have you seen that goofy looking kid, you know, doesn't speak any English, walks with his toes pointed in sorta like Curious George. And he's a really nice kid, he smiles a lot but he doesn't understand anything but he's really good!'"

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Well duh?!!

esteef

Haha, was just about to say the same thing. What was TSN's first clue? :D

edit: helps if you get the entire sentence in.

Edited by MulesWillFly93

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Surprised?

That was sick dude! see how fast he does that with out touching a single puck....

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Crosby is too high on their list.

esteef

I don't know about that. He should be up around where is now. The dude just has the game figured out on the offensive end.

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I don't know about that. He should be up around where is now. The dude just has the game figured out on the offensive end.

He puts up points but I don't think he has the moves that half the doods on that list do.

esteef

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What I like about Datsyuk is he's one of THE most elite players in the league who is the most humble, least egotistical, with no drive to flash or impress. Of course, he's flashy and impressive anyway. Isn't this the best combination? He's very humble with mountains of skill. The dude racks up more assists than goals most years. I'm glad he got #1 and very surprised. Guys like Datsyuk, due to their lack of self-attention whoring, can easily be overlooked by guys who do push-ups on the ice after scoring goals. So nice to see this humble player recognized for what he is.

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What I like about Datsyuk is he's one of THE most elite players in the league who is the most humble, least egotistical, with no drive to flash or impress. Of course, he's flashy and impressive anyway. Isn't this the best combination? He's very humble with mountains of skill. The dude racks up more assists than goals most years. I'm glad he got #1 and very surprised. Guys like Datsyuk, due to their lack of self-attention whoring, can easily be overlooked by guys who do push-ups on the ice after scoring goals. So nice to see this humble player recognized for what he is.

Hmmmmm....I think we had another modest, humble and non-egotistical player like that once.....just can't quite remember his name.....hmmmmmm....for some reason I just keep seeing the #19....who is he again...oh well.

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Hmmmmm....I think we had another modest, humble and non-egotistical player like that once.....just can't quite remember his name.....hmmmmmm....for some reason I just keep seeing the #19....who is he again...oh well.

He is definitely Stevie Y 2.0

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