Russia announces full coaching staff

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  1. wilka91*

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    At today's early morning briefing, the Russian hockey federation named its full coaching staff for the 2004 World Cup.

    General manager - Igor Tuzik

    Head coach - Zinetula Bilyaletdinov

    Assistant coaches - Vladimir Yurzinov, Valeri Belousov ; Sergei Nemchinov might be included later on.

    [Viktor Tikhonov officially becomes Russia's head coach for all other International events until 2006, including the senior and junior national teams.]

    A few words on Zinetula Bilyaletdinov :

    A former player - defenseman - for the Soviet Union (1980, 1984 Olympic Games - 1976, 1981, 1984 Canada Cup ), 49 year-old Bilyaledtinov was the head coach of Dynamo Moscow from 1997-1999, 2002-2004. He was an assistant coach for Team Russia at the 1998 Olympics and the 1999 and 2000 World Championships.
    In the mid-90's Bilyaletdinov worked as an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, and in 2000-2001 he worked for the Chicago Blackhawks and coached Swiss club Lugano.

    The team's roster will be announced by May 31st.
     
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    No Fetisov? :banghead:
     
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    Don't you understand that Colin Powell couldn't be USA's coach if they asked him to?

    Fetisov is a minister of the Russian government, he can't coach!!!
     
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    Uh....wtf? What exactly is his job.
     
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    He is the SPORTS MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION!
     
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    Fetisov is Russia's sports minister. He's tight with Pres. Vladimir Putin and commands a huge amount of power in the Russian sports world. Fetisov has actually said that getting such an important government position is the only thing that kept him from accepting an NHL coaching job.
     
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    i think you guys are a bit too stuck on BIG NAMES when it comes to players and coaches picked. sometimes its the little guys, like FEDOTENKO, who really get the job done. same goes for coaches...so what if there is no FETISOV? did FETISOV do anything special at the OLYMPICS? not really.
    here's an article about new head coach they just picked
    http://cgi.canoe.ca/99WorldJuniors/dec29_raw.html
    there are a few positives to this guy.
    1. he has played for TEAM RUSSIA before
    2. he has been an assistant coach for NHL teams so he knows how they play in the NHL and i'm sure he knows something about NHL players from other countries.
    3. he was a DEFENSEMAN so hopefullly he will preach defense to this TEAM RUSSIA.
    4. he has had success coaching DYNAMO MOSCOW and developing guys like ANTROPOV into NHL-type players.
    5. i have a feeling he was behind their pick of ZUBRUS, who i feel is a great choice since he has size and has played a bit on the checking line for WASHINGTON.
    6. most of all, no matter what he does, he will do better than TIKHONOV...and i think he'll do MUCH better...not saying 1st place, but respectable play at least
     
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    No one here wanted Tikhonov and I think we're relieved to have Beleletdinov.
     
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    good point ´........... i think we will never see a Kovalchuk - Datsyk - Afinogenov Line :)
     
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    This is good for Ovechkin because Bilyaledtinov was his coach on his Russian Superleague Team. Maybe now Fedorov won't be afraid to come beacuse of Tikhonov.
     
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    This might sound dumb, but I watched the "Miracle" movie twice this past week. And isn't Bilyaledtinov mentioned quite a few times during the US-Soviet game? Same guy, right? Why am I even asking these things? Oh right, boredom.
    :shakehead
     
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    So this man was this year Dynamo‘s coach?
    Mmmh.. after a WCH where team Russia had big troubles scoring one goal despite featuring great forwards they go with the coach of the most struggling team in Europe as for goal scoring.
    Frankly it doesn‘t sound promising...
     
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    At least he's got coaching experience in the NHL ... with the Winnipeg Jets ... doesn't sound promising :lol
     
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    Zinetula B. played for USSR at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He also a member of the USSR roster at 3 Canada cups.

    He has been Ovechkin's coach since to years with Moscow Dynamo and the latter said many times that he owns a lot to Bilyaletdinov and has great respect for him.

    This nomination was a great new for Ovechkin... and the fans as we will have the chance to see him play against NHLers as soon as next August.
     
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    I can't wait.

    Now I just hope they don't rip him off the roster...anything in possible in Russian hockey.
     
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    so what if Dynamo could not score goals? goals is not everything and dynamo doesnt exactly have a Fedorov on their team. as long as this guy can preach some defense on TEAM RUSSIA,they'll be fine ...they have the guys to score
     
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    Dynamo is a very defensive team.
     
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    They had the guys to score in the last WCH too..
     
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    It's all about the chemistry.

    If the team's success was equal to the sum of its players, some countries wouldn't even be playing at the World Cup.
     
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    According to today's Tampa Tribune, he was with Winnipeg through the move to Phoenix:

     
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    You're right :

    Coaching [notes]

    Season Team Lge Type
    1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL Assistant Coach
    1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL Assistant Coach
    1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL Assistant Coach
    1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL Assistant Coach

    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php3?pid=59833
     
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