Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/13/14

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)
Pavel Datsyuk is a wizard with the puck. As countless defensemen from around the NHL can confirm, defending him is nearly an impossible task. Whatever you do, don't blink and don't lose your balance. What happens when a forward tries his hand at defending the Detroit star? We found out when the Detroit Red Wings took on the San Jose Sharks and Logan Couture slid over to guard Datsyuk. Wow. In basketball, they'd call this an ankle breaker. In hockey, it's just unbelievable that Datsyuk is able to make a fellow NHL skater look that silly. The move was so good that it drew a Krusty the Clown laugh from the Detroit broadcasters. Watch this video a few times and marvel at just how quick Datsyuk's hands are. Watch it again and pay attention to Couture's skate and how incredibly wobbly he is while trying to keep up. Clearly, Datsyuk is a rare talent. [follow]
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