“What? How the hell did he do that?!”
“Did I just witness that?”
Every time Pavel Datsyuk touches the puck, you hear these things. Good magicians hear the same things from audience members when producing someone’s own wristwatch from their magician’s vest pocket. Pavel’s magic is one of those things you just have to accept as otherworldly sorcery. On the ice, opposing players often find themselves taking in the show from the Magic Man.
But let’s be serious. You may not have anything up your sleeve while wearing Sauce Hockey’s Magic Man Tee Shirt, but you perform the magic on the ice when business calls for it and the audience demands it.