Detroit Red Wings: Top 15 Moments from the Past 15 Years

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Former Detroit Red Wing Steve Yzerman #19 enters a ceremony honoring Joe Louis Arena on April 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in the last NHL game at the arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Former Detroit Red Wing Steve Yzerman #19 enters a ceremony honoring Joe Louis Arena on April 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 in the last NHL game at the arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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3. Pavel Datsyuk vs Everybody

On February 9, 2013 Pavel Datsyuk casually deked out the all 5 skaters on the Nashville Predators and scored this goal.  As impressive as this goal is, I am only choosing it because this is a moments list and a moment is needed.  The real truth is that Pavel Datsyuk had incomprehensible moments in every game and almost every shift he ever played.  Watching the magic man play until he left the team in 2016 was one of the great joys of my life.  No other player has ever made me say “wow” in so many different ways.  There will never be another Pavel Datsyuk.  There aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe Pavel Datsyuk, trying to do so will leave you feeling dizzy.  Hence the word Datsyukian.