Although Datsyuk is indeed great on both side of the ice, he barely plays on the PK. I have a hard time understanding how a player who's considered the best two way player in the game is rarely used on the PK.
I really don't think there's a more complete player than Plekanec in this league. The guy is a beast.
It's not suppose to be awarded to the best 2 way player. It's suppose to be awarded to the best defensive forward and hasn't been in some time. I've lost all faith in the writers who vote for these awards. The Dirk Grahams of the league don't get the recognition they deserve anymore.
Who knows what Plek could have done playing with the players Dats played with though. Who knows where he'd be today if their positions were reversed.
In fact Datsyuk had his first great season at 27 years old, so If Plek continue on the same path than right now he could have his first good season this year. Obviously, putting 87,87,97,97 pts wont be easy for Plekanec, but he still can gain the same reputation than Datysuk with that kind of production, but I don't think we will see it.