Khabibulin hasn't even been contacted yet...

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  1. Sotnos

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    by the Russian IHF, and also doesn't like the "up in the air" management/coaching situation (seems he's not the only one either). Says he'd love to play, however.

    Habby might not play in World Cup

    I always figured that he would definitely not play if Tikhonov was involved, but with a week to go they haven't even called him?
     
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    Who would call him?????

    They have no GM, no coach ... so I don't know who can call the players!

    As I said in my thread, thy're going to name the GM by Wednesday, and if it's Larionov, he'll have to call everyone very fast.
     
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    There's still SOMEONE running the Russian IHF, is there not? I see what you mean, but how last minute are they going to be for this? Didn't you say the roster's going to be announced this week sometime? It seems a little crazy to be asking these guys only a day or two to make up their minds about this.

    Anyway, I found this interesting because I know it's been assumed for a while that he'd participate, but no reporter had actually asked him about his participation until now.
     
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    No first they need to appoint a GM

    then the GM will choose a coach, and together they'll choose their players

    everything in 1 week :lol

    Russia is rediculous
     
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    Wow. The Russian HF is a mess.
     
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    And you wonder why Russia has sucked in International competitions in recent years. They need to get these old communist meat-heads out of the Hockey Federation.
     
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    EXACTLY

    That's what Fetisov is planning to do with his friends Larionov, Kasatonov ...

    the problem is they can't just fire everyone, it will take a couple or 3 years
     
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    even their website doesn't work

    communists don't use the Internet

    http://www.fhr.ru/

    :lol
     
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    I saw in the other thread you said a recent article says they'll name the team Tuesday. Did you mean this Tuesday...like tomorrow?

    If so, they're just nutty! :banana: Even next Tuesday seems a bit soon with no GM or Coach selected right now, especially when other countries have been planning this stuff and making preliminary rosters for months.
     
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    Quite a mess...however, Team Canada only contacted three players - Lemieux, Doan and Yzerman shortly before the announcement so the failure to contact anyone is not necessarily a problem. Of course, if Russian players are not as thrilled to play for their country, or for this administration, not contacting them could be an issue, but you would think of you were selected, you would play.
     
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    The whole Russian hockey federation is one big mess. I wouldn't be surprised at all if BIG name players don't play for them. ie.. Federov, Mogilny...
     
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    You are absolutely right!!

    Team Canada players found out as we did from the announcement on TV. Only a few of them were actually called.
     
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