DETROIT – While Pavel Datsyuk hasn’t officially announced that he’s retiring from the Red Wings, players and fans of the game aren’t shying away from saying goodbye.
Michael Grabner of the Toronto Maple Leafs telling Datsyuk ‘it was a pleasure to play against you.’
From the bar stools to the announcers booth — many think they’ve seen the Magic Man for the last time.
Fay Ferraro – game analyst and former NHL player:
Datsyuk has stated that he wants to return to Russia to be closer to family — we’ll know soon enough if this was the last time we’ve seen Pavel on home ice.