Anybody who says Pavel Datsyuk isn't entertaining is clearly not paying attention to interviews the man has had.
Datsyuk, plain and simple, is hilarious. From his comments in the video above thanks management "For paying me," to his multiple quotes after games and practices, Datsyuk is 100 percent entertainment on and off the ice.
And according to several reports, Datsyuk's chance to shine on 24/7 may come sooner rather than later, as an article that can be read here is dropping rumors about the likelihood of the Red Wings hosting one of the next Winter Classics.
If you don't believe Datsyuk's funny, take a look at some quotes:
"Who do you think will win the Art Ross trophy?
And what's that?
A prize for the most points in the league.
Then it is obvious. Art Ross trophy will take someone who will score the most points."
On Teammate Nicklas Lidstrom:
"He is such a great player and a great person. You can always rely on him and take him with you on spying missions."
On Conference Realignment:
"I just hope we won't be realigned to the KHL."
On Jiri Hudler:
"We've got a team full of good players, and then there's Hudler."
Fact is, Datsyuk can't help but make a joke nearly every time he has an interview. When he retires, if he doesn't continue working in hockey in some form, he needs to become a comedian.