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Glenn Healy Says Pavel Datsyuk Isn’t Talented, He Should Probably Get Fired

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May 20, 2013


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Glenn Healy Says Pavel Datsyuk Isn’t Talented, He Should Probably Get Fired

Glenn Healy is useless. Why? Because tonight on CBC’s “Hockey Night In Canada,” he said Pavel Datsyuk doesn’t have a lot of talent. That comment is so stupid it doesn’t even register with my brain.

“[Datsyuk] doesn’t really have all the skill in the world …” Healy said.

To which the world responded…”Huh?”

How is Glenn Healy being paid to offer analysis on NHL hockey after a comment like that? Pavel Datsyuk is quite possibly the most talented hockey player of the past decade. He is the best defensive forward in the NHL, and that is indisputable. Almost every goal Pavel Datsyuk scores is epic. His passing skills are magical. His decision making is mind blasting. And he picks more pockets than a gypsy in a tight alley. If you know anything about hockey, you know that Pavel Datsyuk is easily one of the most talented players in the world.

Here’s a couple more interesting facts about Pavel Datsyuk…

– Datsyuk has scored at least 20 goals in seven of his 11 NHL seasons.

– In 11 NHL seasons, Datsyuk has only been a minus player once. In his third season he finished -2.

– Over the course of his career, Datsyk is +232…He’s been on the ice for 232 more goals for than against…not including power play.

So how the hell can Glenn Healy say he’s not that talented.

If you haven’t played hockey you won’t understand this, but hockey goalies are idiots. Why? I don’t have a good answer for that, it’s just the way it is.

Goalies are strange. They have weird routines, they have weird senses of humour, and they are flat out different. This is a universal truth when it comes to hockey. I don’t care if we’re talking about a hockey team in Canada or Korea, goalies are weird.

Obviously I’m not alone, here’s a small sample of people wondering what Healy is smoking…

Oh yeah, and then there are these…



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