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01-03-2014, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
You know what's funny? The stereotypes for Russians used to be "lazy Russian that just wants to collect a check and has no passion for the game unlike those Canadians". Not all of a sudden they're not modest like the Canadians because they get excited about scoring goals and winning. Seems like HF and many NA fans have a problem with Russians no matter what they do.
That's a little silly. What he did deserved a response. He could have easily have been immodest without taunting the US bench. But as I said, you can't put this is a vacuum; he was involved the whole game with the yapping as was Hartman. My concern is that when he comes over here he will have a target on his back both from players and North American officials. In the long run, this was likely a mistake.