from of Puck Daddy, I spoke to Datsyuk last week about the upcoming playoffs, NHL rules changes, Alex Ovechkin and Alex Radulov, and other League topics. But as you’ll read, our conversations went in many other interesting places, including:
• His early hockey years, including wearing figure skates and a locker room fight.
• The people with whom he’d most like to have dinner.
• The evils of hockey camps.
• His favorite sport other than hockey.
How do you feel about HBO cameras following you around before the next Winter Classic for their 24/7 show?
I really liked those shows. I didn’t watch all the episodes, but the ones I saw I really enjoyed. And if they follow me around, I just have to be myself. I don’t want to be seen as someone I am not. I am just going to be me, who I am every day. I won’t change for the cameras. If you try to be fake, people will notice it right away.