Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Pavel

Happy 31st B-day Pavel

Somebody turned 31 today. Thought I would take quick second to give you a small snippet of his career numbers as well as some of my favorite quotes straight from “Dangle, Dangle” himself. I know there is plenty that I haven’t included so please feel free to post the ones that are missing.

"He just used me like pony," Datsyuk said. "He was on top of me. I don't like being the pony. I want to be on top."

Question: Have you had LASIK surgery?
Datsyuk: “Why you ask me this?”
Question: Has Dr. Rahmani even examined your. . . .
Datsyuk “I hope you’re not from KGB.”

“It's like dancing rock-n-roll with a puck.”

“I like everything in Detroit and love it here. And money is not the most important thing in anyone's life.”

2001-2002 70GP 11G 24A 35Pts
2002-2003 64GP 12G 39A 51Pts
2003-2004 75GP 30G 38A 68Pts
2005-2006 75GP 28G 59A 87Pts
2006-2007 79GP 27G 60A 87Pts
2007-2008 82GP 31G 66A 97Pts
2008-2009 81GP* 32G 65A 97Pts

*Suspended one game by Gary Bettman for resting an injury during the All-Star break, received no personal phone call to beg him to come to Montreal ***coughSidcough***

CAREER HIGHS (in a single game)

Goals - 2, 20x

Assists - 4

Points - 5

Shots - 10

PIM - 15
Awards: Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Frank J. Selke Trophy (2008,2009) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2008, voted in 2009), NHL Plus/Minus Award 2008


  1. I would pay big money just to watch him PRACTICE! Poetry on ice.

  2. Thanks for the read. The two of us are currently in the middle of a discussion about Nightmare on Helm Street being the best name for a Wings blog ever.

  3. I find it amazing that he only has one career hat trick (5/12/08 vs. Dallas) and none in the regular season.

    Amazing talent, hilarious guy.


  4. How many more years do we have him for?

  5. 5 more years of Datsyuk (at least)!