With Malkin and Datsyuk out of the WC for the NHL playoffs (and probably deep cup runs for both their teams), what is the word on whether or not Russia's other 2 Olympic centers will carry the team for the WC?
Fedorov had a great Olympics with 4 pts in 4 games on Radulovs line, and Zinoviev underperformed but surely is expected to do better against teams like Latvia and Kazakhstan.
Has any word on either of these guys been announced?
In my opinion, based on skill and merit, they should be the #1 and #2 centers for this Russian WC team.
Zinoviev can redeem himself for the Olympics now that he is healthy and Fedorov can teach the up and comers one final time in preparation for Socchi 2014.
Not likely Nikita makes it then? Looks like all the other guys have way more experience then him, at least at NHL level, but look at what Canada is doing, letting the younger players go...., just rootin for ma boy though, not saying to take their approach...