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03-31-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nose View Post
His dedication to defense and his prime years being around the time of Crosby/Ovechkin have a lot to do with him never winning the scoring title.

What amazes me about him is that he's a better player now than he was in most - if not all - of his 20's. I think if he really wanted to he could play at an elite level into his 40's. He didn't come into the league until he was 22/23 and has endured 2 lockouts.
Concur. Datsyuk could definitely put up more goals and pts if he played less D and cherry pick as much as other stars. I have a ton of respect for players like he and Forsberg, who put the team ahead of stats.
He actually has very good shots.

The things that makes Pavel stand out from other highlight reels:
- originality. He pulls off stuff we've never seen
- he makes it look so effortless
- how silly he makes the goaltenders look. G's flop around guessing like soccer goalies on penalty shots.

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