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Datsyuk Voted Top Russian In The NHL

from Dmitry Chesnokov of PuckDaddy,

The NHL Awards aren’t until June, but Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings has already won a significant one in hockey. It was announced today that Pavel Datsyuk is the winner of this year’s Kharlamov Trophy — awarded to the best Russian NHL player, as chosen by his peers.

It was the closest vote in quite some time. Fedor Tyutin( of the Columbus Blue Jackets was the last one to cast his vote to ensure that Datsyuk would unseat Alex Ovechkin, who won his fifth Kharlamov Trophy in a row last year.

“The level of play Pavel shows is consistently unbelievably high,” Tyutin said. “When you watch what he does on the ice you get a feeling that there is nothing that Pavel can’t do.”

Alexei Kovalev, who also voted for Datsyuk, said that “he is the most important player for Detroit. When Datsyuk comes back from injuries, the team looks very different.”

continued with a few words from Datsyuk too…

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Evilpens's avatar

Datsyuk is Very Good ! I would take him on the Pens ANY DAY of the week & twice on Sunday

Posted by Evilpens on 04/15/11 at 12:18 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Ssssshhhh, don’t tell Shane Doan.

He still thanks Ilya Bryzgalov is the best player in that series.

Posted by Primis on 04/15/11 at 12:26 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

This is fantastic!  Finally to see Pav get the recognition he deserves.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/15/11 at 12:39 PM ET

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Posted by Primis on 04/15/11 at 11:26 AM ET

Even better, Chesnokov goes on to explain that Bryzgalov finished fourth in voting and that he voted for himself.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 12:39 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Take your dirty hands off my dream.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 04/15/11 at 12:46 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

This is fantastic!  Finally to see Pav get the recognition he deserves.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Florida, wishin’ I was back in the Mitten on 04/15/11 at 11:39 AM ET

Because he’s never been a finalist for the Hart or won three Selkes in a row.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 04/15/11 at 01:15 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Because he’s never been a finalist for the Hart or won three Selkes in a row.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Milford, CT on 04/15/11 at 12:15 PM ET

He deserves to be recognized as the best Russian in the game.  He got that. 

Finally…

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 01:25 PM ET

Russian Rocket's avatar

Doan has taken some heat from Wings fans for saying that.  I don’t see anything wrong with that.  He was pumping up his team and supporting his goalie.  I wouldn’t really expect him to say a player on the other team is the best in the series, even if it’s true (Pavel deserved that trophy as well in the year he finished as a Hart candidate as well).

Posted by Primis on 04/15/11 at 11:26 AM ET

Posted by Russian Rocket on 04/15/11 at 01:36 PM ET

Bosephus's avatar

Man are we Wings fans a spoiled bunch.  20 straight playoff appearances, Shanahan, Yzerman, Lidstrom, Datsyuk etc.  Ridiculous really.

Posted by Bosephus from Behind enemy lines, Denver, CO on 04/15/11 at 01:38 PM ET

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Posted by Bosephus on 04/15/11 at 12:38 PM ET

we’re not greedy,we just want more

Posted by edillac from isolation on 04/15/11 at 02:21 PM ET

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http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://www.sovsport.ru/hockey&sl=ru&tl=en&hl;=&ie=UTF-8

Voter breakdown.

Bryzgalov not only voted himself No. 1; he voted himself for first, second and third place. And if you bother to add up the totals, you’ll note that ALL THREE VOTES WERE ACTUALLY COUNTED IN THE FINAL STATISTICS.

It wouldn’t have made a difference in the rankings, but still, kind of a douche move.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 04/15/11 at 03:18 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Sven,

Thanks so much for finding that.

Truly a shitty move by Bryzgalov.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 03:28 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Dangles is ownage.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/15/11 at 04:47 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

But wait, doesn’t that directly negate what the NHL guru, Shane Doan stated just a few days ago?

Suck it, Shane.  You’re a joke….and we’re all pretty sure you know it.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 04/15/11 at 04:50 PM ET

Bosephus's avatar

I agree with Russian Rocket.  He’s their captain and just trying to instill confidence in his underdog team. Also, he said things like:

They are a great team with an incredible history and they have accomplished so much over the last 20 years

Obviously they’ve got some pretty talented forwards, and we might count on Bryz a little more

  What a shite talker!!!

Posted by Bosephus from Behind enemy lines, Denver, CO on 04/15/11 at 05:40 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Yeah, I’m all for a captain pumping up his own team. It honestly didn’t bother me when Chicago was talking about catching Detroit for a while there. I’d be downright pissed if anyone on the Wings conceded anything to another team.

That all being said – Breezy voted for himself 1st 2nd & 3rd? That’s downright unbelievable.

Posted by SK77 on 04/15/11 at 06:16 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Nobody blames Doan, but in the same light, why should anybody blame fans for loving to point out how wrong he was?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/15/11 at 06:20 PM ET

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Pavel Datsyuk is the winner of this year’s Kharlamov Trophy — awarded to the best Russian NHL player, as chosen by his peers.

Excuse me, Pavel Datsyuk has no peers in the NHL.  Compatriots, yes.  Peers, no.

Posted by BobTheZee on 04/15/11 at 07:25 PM ET

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