I was thinking about this the other day. I honestly hope the Russian Team in 2010 can build on what it had in 2006 and go from there. The talent on this team could be legendary. I hope they can come together as a team and put on a great show.
Usa will suck as much as in Turin when they had 1W in 6 matches.
They will have a decent line that's it. The best guy now is about #25 in nhl scoring...Radulov will be your surprise guys get ready for a big explosion from him soon. Nabby or Ilya in goal no weak link this time. Will Kovalev play? Morozov will be 33 so if he continues like that he will be there. Always good to have some "hidden cards" to catch the Canadians, remember the great joob Sushinsky and Kharitonov did while we eliminated them at Turin. The 2010 will consist of 2/3 nhl goalies(maybe 3) 4-5/8 nhl D and 3/4 lines nhl . Look for Morozov Makarov Cherepanov???Makarov Atyushov especially .Anyhow this discussion is pointless now ...bring it back in over a year...
Yes Filatov true maybe. Yeah they will be probably the biggest offensive attack in 20 years+ but they will need Markov Gonchar Volchenkov to have massive Olympics because right now the depth at defense is thin. For the first time ever Russia could have 4 players in the top 10 in nhl scoring plus 2/3 best D !!!!!!!!!!!
I watch every Washington game - Semin for sure, maybe next years he will be a 90 pt. player. Slickest puckhandler in the leaue : silky smooth + playmaking abilities + wicked shot.
Radulov too, he is electrifying and dynamic at times, when he learns better consistency a 40-50 goal man for sure. Already made good progress over last year.
I'm sure Filatov will be on that roster and Bryzgalov will be the starter.