Russians have really never worked out well for Hawks in most cases but a few did play well for the franchise (Although they still get slammed by idiot fans)
Who was your favorite Russian player to play of Hawks?
I was a big Zhamnov fan and felt he never got a fair chance from this fanbase. He got put in a no win situation being the guy who Roenick was traded for
Well call me an idiot then....Zhamnov for Roenick..brutal trade. It was'nt Zhamnov's fault I know, but I never really liked him at any point in his career. Hawks were terrible at bringing along Russians anyways...I would vote Igor Kravchuk though.
I usually post on the Fantasy Talk section of the site, but felt I would give my two cents on the matter, as I agree with Al Secord Forever.
I'd have to go with my great great uncle Johnnie Gottselig as the favourite Russian Hawk. He was part of the first three Stanley Cups (34, 38 as captain, and 61 as the public relations director). In the time of the early NHL, he didn't have a lot of points, but he was an extremely effective defensive type forward who was a great stick-handler.