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Stanley Cup Final

You decide: Better spin pass ... Datsyuk or Kane?

Tuesday, 03.27.2012 / 12:30 PM / You Decide: Watch and vote

NHL.com

Pavel Datsyuk proved once again he is a premier talent Monday night. The latest example: After receiving a pass from Todd Bertuzzi, Datsyuk spun in front of the Blue Jackets' crease and passed the puck behind his back to Gustav Nyquist, who scored on a half-open net.

Datsyuk's dazzling dish brought back memories of Patrick Kane's no-look spin pass to Marian Hossa, earlier this season. That superb assist allowed Hossa to bury a ridiculously easy open-net goal on the Ducks' Jonas Hiller.

One question comes to mind with both of these eerily-similar plays: Who had the better spin pass, Datsyuk or Kane? You decide!

PAVEL DATSYUK - 03/26/12 - SPIN PASS TO GUSTAV NYQUIST VS. JACKETS




PATRICK KANE - 10/25/11 - SPIN PASS TO MARIAN HOSSA VS. DUCKS

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1