Wasting talent in CHL, evidence
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12-28-2012, 08:09 PM
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he's trying to bring up the eternal training players had to endure in CSKA/NT
I see but I was specifically speaking about the Russian National Team (Which is what I wrote). I guess my post was not clear enough. The way Larionov caused separate divisions in the side in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and silenced the coach (Boris Mikhailov) is appalling and putting yourself above your team/nation. From the rift he and a few others caused Russia was significantly weakened at the 1998 Olympics, but I guess at least the players who wanted to represent Russia played.
Valeri Bure summed it up in an interview about Larionov and a few others who boycotted playing for Russia at the 1998 Olympics.
`They're millionaires now, and they think they're big stars,''. ``How are they going to listen to a coach who makes $10,000 or $20,000? I don't think they're acting like professionals. It's not fair to the coaches.''
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