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05-21-2010, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Tim Sobakin View Post
Same is for Malkin. Still he is playing for his team on the tournament and not making excuses about what is matters for him and what's not.
One won an Olympic gold mere months earlier while the other failed miserably and didn't even contend for a medal. Malkin, like many other Russian players, felt like he needed to redeem himself by coming out strong for the World Championships. The Canadian Olympians won the biggest most relevant hockey tournament in the past 4 years. A tournament such as this one isn't and shouldn't be on their radar especially when it takes place in the same year.

Don't kid yourself, Tim. Canadian players are patriotic when it comes to hockey -- they just felt like they didn't have to prove themselves anymore this year unlike the Russians...and that's evidence by how many more Olympians they have on their roster than any other nation competing.


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