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Red Wing GM Ken Holland said that Datsyuk "has to be on people's radar screen for the Hart Trophy."
Even though Datsyuk got off to a slow start as usual, there is no doubt that he'll finish strong in style. In the past 33 games, Datsyuk has 43 points due to 12 goals and 31 assists. He's having a MVP season. He performs magic on the ice. He's amazing with the puck, and he does things with it that most players cannot even perform.
The amazing thing is he doesn't stand and absorb the spotlight. He shares it. He doesn't thank himself for the win, he thanks his team. He could have scored more goals this season, but he shares the puck with his teammates. He makes sure others get the glory, too. Datsyuk is a MVP player. Without Datsyuk, Detroit wouldn't be the team they are. He's a well-rounded player. He doesn't focus solely on offense, but all aspects of the game.
There is no doubt that Datsyuk will finish strong this season, he always makes sure of it.
Datsyuk is one of the leading candidates for Hart's Trophy. This should be the year where they stop overlooking Detroit and recognize an MVP player when they see one: Pavel Datsyuk.