Pavel Datsyuk on Yelena Isinbaeva words regarding anti-gay law: 'I'm an orthodox and that says it all'—
Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 22, 2013
By Allan Muir
It was only a matter of time before a member of Russia’s hockey community was asked for his take on the country’s controversial anti-gay law ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The response was equally predictable.
After being presented Thursday with the 2013 Kharlamov Trophy — awarded to the NHL’s top Russian player, as voted by his peers — Red Wings’ forward Pavel Datsyuk had the hot button question dropped in his lap. His reply, according to Russian journalist Igor Eronko: “I’m an orthodox and that says it all.”