||Posted - 08/01/2013 : 08:58:07
I had fun watching the "top ten 2013 season hits" there . . . I think the one that was my absolute favourite, - and it's got to be, for regular season anyways, one of my top ten or twenty all time - is the one showing up at #5 on Datsyuk, Kings vs Red Wings.
Dastyuk dangling, like only he and a handful of others can, gets around his defender, making a move to score on the goalie all alone and . . . WHAM!
A solid bodycheck from the side and slightly to the rear, clean, wiping out Dats and erasing what probably was a goal. An AWESOME hit on one of the slipperiest players in the league, and on top of that, on a near breakaway opportunity to score.
That was flat-out awesome. The best hit on Datsyuk I have ever seen . . . maybe the cleanest hit I have ever seen on him ever.
Who was that, btw, that laid out Dats?
Drew Doughty, LA Kings.
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