Just as much talent and a whole lot more! Russia could not compete physically, they underestimated our speed, they talked too much before the game(anyone remember the Swedes) and the best coach in WJC history put the boys over the top! Just because we didn't have the top scorer or the best stickhandler, although Pouliot is pretty good, we were the underdogs! Let this be a lesson learned for everyone and don't forget we didn't have Mr. Crosby or Mr. Brule. Who needs Malkin or Kessel? Great job boys, dominating performance!