Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 11/14/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Tomas Holmstrom #96, Niklas Kronwall #55, Henrik Zetterberg #40, Chris Osgood #30, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 and Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings stand attended for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
One more season for Datsyuk?Regardless of when this lockout ends, Pavel Datsyuk could very well be done with the NHL at the end of next season. With only one additional year remaining on his current contract with the Detroit Red Wings, there's word Datsyuk may prefer to finish his playing career in his homeland. Ansar Khan of MLive.com acknowledges the legitimacy of that possibility while answering a reader's email. "... I have a feeling he will finish his career in Russia after his contract expires in 2013-14. But, that's just pure speculation on my part. Datsyuk keeps his cards close to the vest ..." The 34-year-old is currently playing with CSKA of the KHL.The HockeyFanLand Insight:First off, I would be deeply disappointed if Pavel Datsyuk stopped playing in the National Hockey League by next season. In my mind, it simply cannot and probably will not happen. Datsyuk, is widely considered around the hockey world as the second best ice hockey professional on e...
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