Apparently, Pavel Datsyuk is the Magic Man


Bad photoshop by me

After scoring one of the prettiest goals of the year, Pavel Datsyuk nabbed all the headlines after the Wings-Bruins game on Friday night. In the neutral zone, the 35-year-old Russian reached behind his body, pulled a puck through his legs, skated into Boston’s offensive zone, and scored. That was the game one game-winner.

Appreciate this ish.

Notice: I could have said something corny like he reached into his bag of tricks but I didn’t because NBC and every other media outlet in the nation has flogged the Datsyuk Magic Man narrative to hell and back. All weekend on NBCSN, we were subjected to intermission highlights from Liam McHugh ranting and raving about “Motown magic.”

Everybody realizes this guy isn’t really magic, right?


Okay, maybe he is.

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  • Todd N

    hahah that last gif against the sharks… WIN!!!

  • 70Caps

    Anybody have video on the Rechlicz goal?

  • dean

    Go to the bears YouTube page. They have highlights from every game there.

  • Shaun Phillips

    Yay! Two of my favorite hockey things (Red Wings and RMNB) together at last! Thanks Ian!

  • Scott Cameron Shores

    Is that bunny Snowball?

  • Alex

    That photo though

  • Hokeyschmoke

    If Datsyuk is The Magic Man, who would El Diablo be?

  • Ian Oland
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  • rotational

    He reached into his bag of illusions, Peter. A trick is something a whore does for money.

    The utter disbelief from the Bruins fan in the arena on TV was priceless.

  • Peter Hassett

    I’m rooting for em.

  • Steve Killmon

    This comment thread has everything. Arrested Development, Adventure Time. What’s next?

  • Shaun Phillips

    Gotta be better than the last game. And Lucic should’ve been suspended for that spear. He’s right up there with Cooke in my book of dirtyness.

  • DC Hockey Nut

    Is that bunny… wearing eyeliner? O_o