Would have been a perfect "gamble" for Detroit, where could have been Datsyuk's understudy. Evgeny Kuznetsov’s success this season is owed in part to his friend Pavel Datsyuk Evgeny Kuznetsov Will Play Against His Idol, Pavel Datsyuk, Tonight I'm sure it would have been a HUGE gamble to get Kuznetsov to come play with his idol. Put to rest the idea that Kuznetsov was some risky play. When you're drafting 21st overall, there's risk involved. Might as well draft the most talented, accomplished kid. ANd with that - I'm done on this OT tangent.