Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg Proving Last Year Was a Fluke

November 10th, 2010 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
Any legit NHL fan on this great big blue marble knows exactly what Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are all about.

Datsyuk made his NHL debut in 2001-02, and Zetterberg followed suit the next year.

The stories of both players are similar.

Though drafted in the later rounds, both became some of the best players of that draft.

Before last year, Datsyuk and Zetterberg were your typical superstars.

Datsyuk was racking up points while being one of the best two-way forwards in the game.

From the NHL resumption in 2005-06 and continuing up to last year, Datsyuk accumulated 368 points in 317 games. He was etching himself into NHL superstardom, as his career progressed.

He was also becoming the thief of the NHL.

Zetterberg, on the other hand was a Calder Trophy finalist. It also only took him three years to become a perennial 30-goal scorer in the league and became one of the best two-way forwards on the Red Wings. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy when the Red Wings won the cup in 2008.

Last year, things changed for both players.

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