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One Of The Greatest Players In NHL History Might Be Contemplating A Comeback

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Detroit Red Wings legend Pavel Datsyuk might be considering a return to the NHL.

According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, there are rumblings that the Russian-born star “might consider a return to the NHL next season.” However, Datsyuk’s agent has so far denied any intention to return to the NHL.

He currently plays for SKA Saint Petersburg of the KHL.

I would love to see Datsyuk back in the NHL. He was without a doubt one of the most entertaining and electric guys in the entire league during his time in Detroit(RELATED: Ottawa Senators Player Trades Punches With Detroit Red Wings Star. Who Won The Fight?)

How he managed to pull off the moves he did on such a consistent basis is beyond me. The man was simply unstoppable.

He currently makes around $4 million a year in Russia, and that might be more than enough money to keep him in his home country.

Datsyuk already had a hall of fame career in the NHL, won the Stanley Cup twice and put together unbelievable highlight reels. Perhaps he’s content with just playing in Russia.

 

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However, if he really does want to come back to the NHL, then there will be no shortage of fans excited to see him play again.

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