Team Russia WC

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  1. rananda

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    Why is Morozov not on their roster. He was one of the better players in the RSL. He must have declined to participate, anyone know what's going on?
     
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    I noticed Dainius Zubrus was playing for Lithuania, which is kind of surprising since he suited up for Russia at the World Cup.
     
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    Different set of rules at WC than at WCH. World Championships is a IIHF event whereas World Cup of Hockey was a NHL & NHLPA event.
     
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    Yeah, I know that. Kind of surprising nonetheless.
     
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    I also noticed that. I looked at his stats from the World Champoinship he's playing at the moment and I tought he should be dominating there but he's not.
     
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    He wasn't invited at first. There were contemplations that he might be included since Frolov is out, but Morozov said that he already has other plans and won't come.
     
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    Sorry for the near-comical translation. But from what I gather here he felt a bit slighted for not being invited initially and, hence, declined further involvement.
     
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    there's not much to say about this team : on paper, it is much weaker than the 2004 World Cup team, which was already without more than the half of its stars.

    The goaltending is a weak spot, as is the defense. The offense should have difficulties scoring anything.

    The only positive note is probably the presence of Dynamo's coach Vladimir Krikunov.
     
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    What players are on the team?
     
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    There's no final roster, but today there was an exhibition game between CSKA and Russia, and a part of CSKA's roster was filled with players from the National team.

    Anyway, CSKA won that game 3-2.

    Here are the lineups :
    Team Russia

    Kovalev - Datsyuk - Kharitonov
    Simakov - Zinovjev - Kovalchuk
    Antipov - Yashin - Nepryayev
    V. Kozlov - Skugarev - Semin
    F. Fedorov - Malkin - Ovechkin

    Vyshedkevich - A. Markov
    Ryazantsev - Proshkin
    A. Titov - Vishnevsky

    Sokolov
    Zvyagin

    CSKA (only National team's players)

    Afanasenkov - Simakov - Grigorenko

    Kulyash - Denisov
    Karpovtsev - Kalinin

    Fomichev
    Yeremenko
     
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    wilka, did Frolov, Samsonov, and Afhinogenov not accept?
     
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    I noticed Ivan Nepryayev's name in there...somewhat of a surprise, even with all the big-name ommisions.

    What sort of year has this Capitals prospect had?...and what's he likely to bring to the ice for Team Russia?
     
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    Afinogenov did not play because he had some medical control today.
    Samsonov was injured during the playoffs (head) and nobody really knows where he is now.
    Frolov : first the papers wrote that he had some sort of injury, the next day they wrote he just left to LA. I fear he has some problem with the coach.
     
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    Kaigorodov?
     
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    Injured
     
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    Interesting. This was posted on the Sens board yesterday.
     
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    I haven't heard anything about Kaigorodov since the Russian press reported he was injured. :dunno:
     
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    is this is a joke

    are you serious. morozov was the fourth leading scorer in the rsl and by all accounts one of its best players. ready and willing to play in the wc and he doesnt get an ivite?!?! is the rhf a complete joke. this makes no sense. it's hard to keep rooting for this team when they continually pull crap like this. no wonder a large majority of their team refuses to play for them, something unthinkable in almost any other country. i hope this team goes down hard.
     
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    What about Perezhogin? He had a pretty good season and considering some of the players that aren't on the team I'd think he has a chance of making the team.
     
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    You're right. Think about Zherdev, he played a great season but wasn't invited either. This sucks. Only because Russia doesn't want to become a modern hockey nation, these great players have to stay at home. Why the f*** they don't accept great players and create a team which includes great players, who are satisfied with the team's officials?
     
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    I will root for them anyway. They can select guys from Upper league - It doesn't matter what surnames are on their jerseys, it matters what logos are on them, at least for me.
     
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    Injured. :help:
     
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    Same here. As much as I hate Steblin, as incompetent as he is, and no matter how many players are refusing to play, I will root for Russia.

    I can't believe Steblin was re-elected president of the RHF ... but he had no opponents, so ...
     
  24. Steveorama

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    Would it be rude of me to point out the irony of Russians complaining that they can't send their best players to the World Championships?
    ;)
     
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    I think we're used to it. We know that there is NO hockey federation in Russia, and it's not very encouraging, but well, as long as it lasts Russia will be sending teams with a half or even less of its best players.

    And as far as I'm concerned this is good news for everyone else.
     
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