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Pavel Datsyuk may be 35 years old, but no one would ever know it from the way he plays the game. Datsyuk is (and should be) the favorite to win the Red Wings MVP award because without him on the ice, the Red Wings pale in comparison to when he is playing.
Datsyuk is the most creative player in the NHL, leaving opponents guessing as to what he will do next with the puck.
But the Russian superstar's bag of tricks does not stop there. He devotes himself to the defensive side of hockey as well, as he is among the league leaders in takeaways over the past decade.
The creativity, determination, offensive abilities and commitment to defense that Datsyuk has separates him from the pack just enough to put him as a clear favorite to win the Red Wings MVP award.
All statistics from NHL.com.
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