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05-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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Sergei DRW
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Originally Posted by KevyD View Post
Russian hockey has seen a resurgence lately. Up until 2010, many were singing its death knell. First came success at the WC. Then the WJR's. Perhaps 2014 will be their year as well. The big ice will help. Home ice may not.
It has a lot to do with the emergence of KHL and youth league MHL. Soon, many of the Russian stars will think twice about crossing the pond and become labeled a "heartless russian".

Look at Ovechkin, he basically gives his all the ice and he is still under an avalanche of critics because the rest of the team doesn't know how to score a goal in the playoffs.
The good thing, he has a thick skin for this media bull.

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