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Video: Pavel Datsyuk shows Chicago how to “dangle dangle”

Pavel Datsyuk, Nick Leddy, Chris Campoli

Detroit Red Wings’ Pavel Datsyuk (13), of Russia, skates between Chicago Blackhawks’ Nick Leddy, left, and Chris Campoli, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, April 10, 2011. The Red Wings won 4-3. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)


Pavel Datsyuk has the ability to make the impossible look easy when handling the puck. He’s become a legend in Detroit for saying he “likes to handle the puck and dangle dangle” (:58 seconds into this video) and every now and again he shows that it’s not all talk.

During today’s 4-3 Detroit win over Chicago, Datsyuk put on a display of his own in front of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Sure, Datsyuk didn’t score on this play (he did have a goal in the game), but... Well, just look at what he was able to do with the puck in traffic while swarmed over by defensemen. Right when you think you’ve got Datsyuk covered, he’s able to get away from you.