A reporter once asked Pavel Datsyuk why he wanted to come and play in the NHL. He looked at him and said, "Because my other team fired me."
The morning after he scored a no-look goal against Roberto Luongo, someone asked him if there was ever a goal he scored that surprised even him by going in. With a look of innocence, he asked, "Yesterday?"
After the game when he scored that sweet goal against Marty Turco, the reporters were surrounding him in the locker room. He looked up at them and asked, "Was that okay?"