Semin has been playing well since being benched/scratched. I agree he was playing incredibly lazy but i think
he has turned it around. I hope they have the Semin Dats Ovi line from the WC for Sochi. If everyone is playing to there capabilities that is. Once him and ovi came that line was unstoppable. Datsyuk is perfect for them. You can't leave a talent like Semin off the roster for Olympics. He needs to earn it tho.....
Just wondering, is the home team able to choose their opponents and the dates they play each of their games in EHT?
If so, choosing Finland for Sunday's game could be some kind of mark of respect, which could be considered as the main game of the tournament as it usually decides the final placements of the tournament and people don't usually have much else to do on Sundays, but to watch TV/EHT or maybe Russia realized that Finland is sending worse teams to this tournament like last year and want to finish the tournament in a nice fashion (win).
I think the scedule for EHT is made in advance for the whole year so that every team get's the same amount of sunday games.