Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Pavelian Retrospective

The always interesting Puck Daddy blog posted a fantastic interview with Pavel Datsyuk today that touched on many topics, including alternate career choices, fellow Russian-born players, captaincy and more. The interview added depth to a player who, at least locally, is already known for his subtle wit and humor.

Compiled here are all of the Datsyuk interviews I could find, a sort of one-stop-shop for more information about everyone's favorite magician. The interviews reveal that the league's quietest superstar may be its most thoughtful as well.

Puck Daddy chats with Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk about NHL playoffs, using figure skates and Giroux’s ‘Datsyuk’ move
Dmitry Chesnokov's latest lengthy interview that touches on the aforementioned topics

Puck Daddy chats with Pavel Datsyuk about Red Wings, realignment, working at Tim Horton’s and Halloween

Puck Daddy chats with Pavel Datsyuk, Part 1: Defending the Cup, committing to Detroit and debating hockey's best player

Puck Daddy chats with Pavel Datsyuk, Part 2: Dream linemates, Russian Olympic gold, fast cars and embarrassing ringtones

THN in Russia with Pavel Datsyuk Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 via The Hockey News
Very thorough account of Pavel's summer hockey camp in Russia

IN HIS OWN WORDS … | via Mitch Albom's official site
A great piece, and one of the first that I can recall revealing the personality of Pavel

Datsyuk settles in: ‘This is my second home’ via The Macomb Daily
Insight into Datsyuk's hometown and comparisons between it and Detroit

I'll continue to update this as I find additional interviews. Found one I missed? Let me know on Twitter @TOGBlog1, via email at or by leaving a comment

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