For the whole Russia/USA taunting issue, I don't feel it is the players fault. I blame all of Russia's antics on the coach. He should have stopped it before it began. The coach is supposed to be the older & mature one out there, to lead his players. If I had a player acting like a jackoff during a pivotal game, I would either bench him or punish him somehow. Instead, Russia's coach decided to taunt the US players. YOU CAN NOT DO THAT. Last time I checked, coaches were not supposed to talk with players on the opposing team. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure thats a bench minor. Yet Russia's coach taunted Fritsche, cursing at him (you could definately read his lips) and pointing to the scoreboard. That's unacceptable, and I think a hockey fan from any nation knows that. I can somewhat understand the coach not wanting to bench Shirokov, Malkin and AO, they're his best players. But you aren't supposed to let the game get out of hand like that. It's all about sportsmanship and respect.