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05-15-2012, 04:32 PM
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Yakushev72
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Originally Posted by Systemfail View Post
When ovechkin arrives, it usually means that it's time for the russians to lose that quarterfinal or semifinal against a disciplined TEAM while "ovie" and "geno" are mainly concentrating on trying to be the greatest superstar on ice and messing up russia's teamplay.

So, don't count out Norway yet, they should have a chance if they can act as a TEAM and have a bit of luck in that QF game
I know what you mean, but there is different coaching now. Coach Bill is a system guy - everyone plays the system, and if not, they sit, superstar or not. The whole focus is defense, which has been Russia's strong suit this year, as opposed to the last 4 years or so when it was the biggest weakness.


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