Looks like Toots (I miss him), Zherdev, Kalinin, and pleasant surprise Artem Anisimov made Team Russia for the 2010 Olympics. Zherdev will be playing on the 4th line while Anisimov will be an extra forward. Should be a very interesting tourney depending on how much AA and Z continue to develop
There is about .0000000000001% chance Anisimov makes the Russian roster for the Olypmics next season. Zherdev isn't even a lock. The author of that article is ignoring a number of very talented players that are playing in the KHL currently.
These lines aren´t even close at least three dmen from KHL (Nikulin and others) will be there. The third line will be an scoring line from KHL (Zinoviev, Zaripov, Morozov). Tereschenko might be the forth line center if Federov aint avliable.
It looks like Russia is going to have to lean on their great offense in a run-and-gun style game to make up for their lack of defense. They also have had some trouble with goaltending in years past, but I think Nabokov will do fine.
I remember reading in a Brooks article this year that Zherdev has been snubbed from Russian participation for some reason. Don't remember why. If the choice is between Filatov and Anisimov, they'd gotta go with Filatov I'd think.