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29 Pavel Datsyuk GIFs that Prove He Is Some Sort of Wizard

by: Esteban On  Thursday, October 23, 2014

pavel datsyuk gifs

A whole list of Pavel Datsyuk GIFs? Really? Yes, dammit. You may not have noticed because the NHL decided back in 2007 that Sidney Crosby was the face of the league, but Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is a hockey genius—nay, hockey wizard. The man is capable of doing things with a puck that are usually only possible in video games. And he does them so often that putting together this list was not even hard. Pavel Datsyuk GIFs are all over the hockey-loving internet. All I had to do was collect them.

So are you ready to witness some jaw-dropping hockey skills? Okay then. Let’s get started…

 

pavel datsyuk gifs

A whole list of Pavel Datsyuk GIFs? Really? Yes, dammit. You may not have noticed because the NHL decided back in 2007 that Sidney Crosby was the face of the league, but Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is a hockey genius—nay, hockey wizard. The man is capable of doing things with a puck that are usually only possible in video games. And he does them so often that putting together this list was not even hard. Pavel Datsyuk GIFs are all over the hockey-loving internet. All I had to do was collect them.

So are you ready to witness some jaw-dropping hockey skills? Okay then. Let’s get started…

 

31 datsyuk backhander vs canadiens

If not for Montreal netminder Carey Price intentionally getting himself interfered with, this might have stood as the greatest goal of Pavel Datsyuk’s career. As it is, it’s still worthy of the ultimate Datsyuk highlight reel.

 

29. The Disallowed Goal

31 datsyuk backhander vs canadiens

If not for Montreal netminder Carey Price intentionally getting himself interfered with, this might have stood as the greatest goal of Pavel Datsyuk’s career. As it is, it’s still worthy of the ultimate Datsyuk highlight reel.

 

30 datsyuk spin-o-rama vs stars - pavel datsyuk gifs

The fact that the word “Datsyukian” is part of the modern hockey lexicon says a lot. It sounds so stupid, and yet it’s really the only way to describe some of the things this guy does.

 

28. Datsyukian Spin-o-Rama

30 datsyuk spin-o-rama vs stars - pavel datsyuk gifs

The fact that the word “Datsyukian” is part of the modern hockey lexicon says a lot. It sounds so stupid, and yet it’s really the only way to describe some of the things this guy does.

 

25 datsyuk 1-on-5 vs kings - pavel datsyuk gifs

Chicago thought they’d contain Pavel Datsyuk by quintuple teaming him.

Nope.

 

27. Datsyuk vs. The Blackhawks

25 datsyuk 1-on-5 vs kings - pavel datsyuk gifs

Chicago thought they’d contain Pavel Datsyuk by quintuple teaming him.

Nope.

 

29 datsyuk coast to coast goal vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

“‘Scuse me fellas, just gonna go in and help myself to a goal.”

Pavel Datsyuk 1, Nashville Predators 0

 

26. Datsyuk vs. The Predators

29 datsyuk coast to coast goal vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

“‘Scuse me fellas, just gonna go in and help myself to a goal.”

Pavel Datsyuk 1, Nashville Predators 0

 

28 datsyuk shootout goal khl lockout - pavel datsyuk gifs

The most insane thing about this? Somebody out there said this was the third-best Pavel Datsyuk goal. For almost every other hockey player in the world this would be the highlight of their career.

 

25. Behind-the-Back Shootout Goal

28 datsyuk shootout goal khl lockout - pavel datsyuk gifs

The most insane thing about this? Somebody out there said this was the third-best Pavel Datsyuk goal. For almost every other hockey player in the world this would be the highlight of their career.

 

27 datsyuk goal vs bruins - pavel datsyuk gifs

Maybe the Bruins should have tried quintuple-teaming him.

 

24. Amazing Goal vs. Boston

27 datsyuk goal vs bruins - pavel datsyuk gifs

Maybe the Bruins should have tried quintuple-teaming him.

 

26 datsyuk dangles vs coyotes - pavel datsyuk gifs

No, Justin Bieberthis dangle is unreal. Just shut your mouth.

 

 

23. Puck Handling Magic

26 datsyuk dangles vs coyotes - pavel datsyuk gifs

No, Justin Bieberthis dangle is unreal. Just shut your mouth.

 

 

24 datsyuk beats chara - pavel datsyuk gifs

Datsyuk doens’t care if Zdeno Chara is eight feet tall and made of steel. He’s still going to skate right on past him.

 

22. Datsyuk vs. Chara

24 datsyuk beats chara - pavel datsyuk gifs

Datsyuk doens’t care if Zdeno Chara is eight feet tall and made of steel. He’s still going to skate right on past him.

 

22 datsyuk soccer skills 2 - pavel datsyuk gifs

FYI, Pavel Datsyuk plays a lot of soccer, and sometimes that skill set comes in handy on the ice.

 

21. Soccer Skills

22 datsyuk soccer skills 2 - pavel datsyuk gifs

FYI, Pavel Datsyuk plays a lot of soccer, and sometimes that skill set comes in handy on the ice.

 

21 datsyuk amazing goal vs dallas - pavel datsyuk gifs

“Oh here you go guys, take the puck—nah j/k I’m gonna score a goal now!”

 

20. Amazing Goal vs. Dallas

21 datsyuk amazing goal vs dallas - pavel datsyuk gifs

“Oh here you go guys, take the puck—nah j/k I’m gonna score a goal now!”

 

20 datsyuk shootout goal vs bernier winter classic - pavel datsyuk gifs

This one looks so simple. Datsyuk barely moves, and Jonathan Bernier barely moves. But that’s exactly what makes it so amazing. See if you can freeze an NHL goalie like a statue with a single flinch of your wrists.

19. So Simple

20 datsyuk shootout goal vs bernier winter classic - pavel datsyuk gifs

This one looks so simple. Datsyuk barely moves, and Jonathan Bernier barely moves. But that’s exactly what makes it so amazing. See if you can freeze an NHL goalie like a statue with a single flinch of your wrists.

19 datsyuk saves goal from out of nowhere - pavel datsyuk gifs

Pavel doesn’t just score goals. He prevents them, too.

 

18. Datyuk Outta Nowhere

19 datsyuk saves goal from out of nowhere - pavel datsyuk gifs

Pavel doesn’t just score goals. He prevents them, too.

 

18 datsyuk steal and goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

The steal is amazing enough. Then he goes and triple-dekes the goalie before pitting a backhander top shelf? That’s just ridiculous.

 

17. Epic Steal

18 datsyuk steal and goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

The steal is amazing enough. Then he goes and triple-dekes the goalie before pitting a backhander top shelf? That’s just ridiculous.

 

17 datsyuk amazing goal top shelf vs kings - pavel datsyuk gifs

Speaking of top shelf…Pavel Datsyuk isn’t just a puck-handling wizard. He can also snipe with the best of them, and he loves going top shelf.

 

16. Top Shelf vs. Kings

17 datsyuk amazing goal top shelf vs kings - pavel datsyuk gifs

Speaking of top shelf…Pavel Datsyuk isn’t just a puck-handling wizard. He can also snipe with the best of them, and he loves going top shelf.

 

16 datsyuk amazing goal top shelf vs blackhawks - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nice try Corey Crawford. Please play again.

 

15. Top Shelf vs. Hawks

16 datsyuk amazing goal top shelf vs blackhawks - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nice try Corey Crawford. Please play again.

 

15 datsyuk roofs it vs ducks - pavel datsyuk gifs

Geez Hiller, next time don’t leave those 26mm above your right shoulder.

 

14. Top Shelf vs. Ducks

15 datsyuk roofs it vs ducks - pavel datsyuk gifs

Geez Hiller, next time don’t leave those 26mm above your right shoulder.

 

13 datsyuk amazing backhanded goal vs ducks - pavel datsyuk gifs

You know what? You’d better watch out for that 26mm above your left shoulder, too.

In fact, Jonas, just don’t leave any portion of the net exposed when Datyuk has the puck alright?

 

13. Backhander vs. Ducks

13 datsyuk amazing backhanded goal vs ducks - pavel datsyuk gifs

You know what? You’d better watch out for that 26mm above your left shoulder, too.

In fact, Jonas, just don’t leave any portion of the net exposed when Datyuk has the puck alright?

 

14 datsyuk backhander vs flyers - pavel datsyuk gifs

Seriously, Datsyuk probably has the most dangerous backhander in the NHL. I mean, how many guys do you see scoring backhanders from beyond the hashmarks?

 

12. Backhander vs. Flyers

14 datsyuk backhander vs flyers - pavel datsyuk gifs

Seriously, Datsyuk probably has the most dangerous backhander in the NHL. I mean, how many guys do you see scoring backhanders from beyond the hashmarks?

 

12 datsyuk backhander - pavel datsyuk gifs

Come on, that’s not even fair.

 

11. Backhander vs. Sabres

12 datsyuk backhander - pavel datsyuk gifs

Come on, that’s not even fair.

 

11 datsyuk backhander top shelf - pavel datsyuk gifs

Forget the best backhand in the NHL. Pavel Datsyuk might have the best backhand in the history of hockey.

Go ahead, prove my speculation wrong. I’d love to see it.

 

10. Backhander vs. Sharks

11 datsyuk backhander top shelf - pavel datsyuk gifs

Forget the best backhand in the NHL. Pavel Datsyuk might have the best backhand in the history of hockey.

Go ahead, prove my speculation wrong. I’d love to see it.

 

10 datsyuk lays out jonathan toews - pavel datsyuk gifs

“This is what you get for winning gold medal in Russia, Mr. Towes.”

 

9. Pavel Hits, Too

10 datsyuk lays out jonathan toews - pavel datsyuk gifs

“This is what you get for winning gold medal in Russia, Mr. Towes.”

 

9 datsyuk flip pass over goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

Looks like there’s a new tenant in Gretzky’s old office.

 

8. Over the Net

9 datsyuk flip pass over goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

Looks like there’s a new tenant in Gretzky’s old office.

 

8 datsyuk shootout flip - pavel datsyuk gifs

Pavel Datsyuk does many things ridiculously well. But scoring on the breakaway is probably what he does best.

 

7. Shootout Goal vs. Blackhawks

8 datsyuk shootout flip - pavel datsyuk gifs

Pavel Datsyuk does many things ridiculously well. But scoring on the breakaway is probably what he does best.

 

6 datsyuk break away goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

Behold Pavel Datsyuk’s signature move. Goalies are powerless against it.

 

6. Datsyuk's Signature Move

6 datsyuk break away goal - pavel datsyuk gifs

Behold Pavel Datsyuk’s signature move. Goalies are powerless against it.

 

5 datsyuk shootout goal vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

Dude, is that your jock strap at center ice?

 

5. Complete Undressing

5 datsyuk shootout goal vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

Dude, is that your jock strap at center ice?

 

4 datsyuk ankle breaker vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nobody can make a professional hockey player look silly like Pavel Datsyuk. The dude has the puck on a string obeying his every command, and he knows exactly where you are going.

 

4. Datsyukian Ankle-Breaker

4 datsyuk ankle breaker vs predators - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nobody can make a professional hockey player look silly like Pavel Datsyuk. The dude has the puck on a string obeying his every command, and he knows exactly where you are going.

 

3 datsyuk ankle breaker vs sharks 2 - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nice try, Logan Couture, but just go ahead and have a seat.

In fact, this one’s so good, let’s have a look at it from another angle…

 

3. Have a Seat, Kid

3 datsyuk ankle breaker vs sharks 2 - pavel datsyuk gifs

Nice try, Logan Couture, but just go ahead and have a seat.

In fact, this one’s so good, let’s have a look at it from another angle…

 

2 datsyuk ankle breaker vs sharks 1 - pavel datsyuk gifs

“GOOD GOD ALMIGHT! THEY’VE KILLED HIM!” –Jim Ross

 

2. One More Look

2 datsyuk ankle breaker vs sharks 1 - pavel datsyuk gifs

“GOOD GOD ALMIGHT! THEY’VE KILLED HIM!” –Jim Ross

 

1 datsyuk magic - pavel datsyuk gifs

If you want to see the actual play, you can do that here. But personally I prefer the one with the special effects.  It really drives home the fact that Pavel Datsyuk possesses supernatural hockey abilities.

 

1. See, he IS a wizard...

1 datsyuk magic - pavel datsyuk gifs

If you want to see the actual play, you can do that here. But personally I prefer the one with the special effects.  It really drives home the fact that Pavel Datsyuk possesses supernatural hockey abilities.

 



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