Team Russia?

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  1. Shoalzie

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    Are they just being fashionably late? Anyone know when they are going to make their announcement?

    I'm just picturing in my head the line of Kovalchuk-Datsyuk-Ovechkin... :bow:
     
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    I like Kovalchuk -Malkin-Ovechkin better.

    Because I can rearrange the letter and call it the MOK (Mach) line :D

    Oh, and their announcement is supposedly coming Dec 23 13;00 Moscow time. No idea what day or time that translates to here.
     
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    That will be like 2 am eastern or something
     
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    Prolly best to keep Ovechkin and Kovalchuk apart unless you want to saw the puck in half. Otherwise my money's on the kid cross checking Kovalchuk into the boards and getting his shots.

    But in all honesty, i can't see this being any different from any other Russian team. Guys witholding their services and the team suffers. It's a damn shame... if united this nation could win gold every year.
     
  5. Shoalzie

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    Is Grigorenko a possibility? I ask only because I don't follow the international scene as much as I'd like and I've never seen him play.
     
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    Well, selections from Russia will be based on performance at ROSNO Cup where played all who can make it. Grigorenko wasn't there.
     
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    That's cool...just had to ask. I'm eager to see him in Detroit next year.
     
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    Hey, Ovechkin can pass. Check out his assists. Frankly, Kovalchuk has a lot of assists as well.

    As far as the latter part of your statement, remember until about 15 years ago, Russia had serious human rights problems. I'm sure some of these guys remember how miserable that was.
     
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    Captain Kovalev!!
     
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    Plus the team will consist mostly of young players who otherwise wouldn't be on the team.
     
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    Dec 23rd, 5 AM EST. Moscow time is ahead of EST by 8 hrs.
     
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    The answer to the question "Who is one of the four players on team Russia old enough to shave daily" ;)
     
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    Come on, we all know Ovechkin started shaving at 12 y.o. :yo:
     
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    You can count Malkin's beard for 2 ;)
     
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    Thanks for the translation...eager to see their squad. Are they the last ones to name their team?
     
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    I dont' get it: the roster should be in IIHF's office today. We announce it tomorrow however, and there's no announcment on the IIHF site... The only possibility is that it has been submitted, but the IIHF was asked not to disclose it untill tomorrow. But, everybody pretty much knows 95% of the team anyway...
     
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    Eh... Pavel is probably still proving to Kirkunov that Valeri should be on the roster. :sarcasm:
     
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    Care to enlighten us? I don't know which guys want to play and those who do. I know Fedorov isn't playing. What's the goaltending situation...is Khabibulin going to play?
     
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    He shaves so often that I've never even seen his beard!

    I heard Malkin shaves between intermissions. So fast his beard development!
     
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    Real Considerations for Captain:
    Kovalev
    Yashin
    Sushinsky

    Players over 30 that are locks:
    Kovalev
    Yashin
    Sushinsky
    Gonchar
    Zhitnik
    Khabibulin
    Sokolov
    Kozlov

    Players that we will most likely see:
    Korolyuk (29 now, turning 30 January)
    Nabokov
    Brylin


    Players with an outside shot, but may very well be on the taxi squad:
    Kasparitis
    Zhamnov
    Some RSL defencemen
    *gulp* Khavanov is for some reason held in high regard by Russian coaching staff :confused:



    Anyways, also plenty of guys in the 26-29 range like Markov, Bryzgalov, Zyuzin, Tverdovsky, Morozov, ect.... Its quite an old team, with just a few young guns in OVechkin, Malkin, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov, Frolov and maybe Tyutin/Kalinin/Kulyash.
     
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    With latest developments being what they are, the team looks a little like this:

    Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Kovalev
    Kovalchuk-Yashin-Korolyuk
    Kharitonov-Malkin-Sushinsky
    Frolov-Brylin-Afinogenov
    Extra: Viktor Kozlov

    A. Markov-Gonchar
    Volchenkov-Zhitnik
    Tverdosvky-D. Markov
    Extra: Tyutin

    Khabibulin
    Sokolov
    Nabokov (even though there is indication Bryzgalov will take this spot)


    Injury reserve (taxi squad): Zvinovjev(center), Morozov (wing), Kasparitis (defence) who go to the Olympics but dont dress unless there is an injury.




    Notes: the declinations in order of importance were Zubov, Samsonov, Federov, Mogilny, Malakhov. Some suspect the last 3 or 4 bowed out to save face at not being selected.


    As for my actual squad: Its a tossup between Bryzgalov or Nabokov for that 3rd spot, but Bryzgalov has recieved some indication he will make it. Morozov may very well make it ahead of Korolyuk or Kharitonov. Defence could change with additions of Kulyash, Kasparitis, or Kalinin. We could even see Khavanov, Vishnevsky, some RSL guy, or Zyuzin on the taxi squad. That 4th center position taken up by Brylin is questionable and he can be replaced by V. Kozlov, Zvinovjev, or even Zhamnov. Otherwise the roster is pretty much set in stone already.



    No Semin (shot at taxi squad), Grigorenko, Kaigorodov, Zherdev, ect for all you following your prospects. Honorible mention to Zhamnov who is willing to play as always, Kulyash who is a young offensive dynamo and is the future of Russian offensive defencemen, and Zherdev, Grigorenko, Semin, Perezhogin, Barulin, Koshechkin, Bryzgalov, Babchuk, Kalinin, Vyshedkevich, Vorobiev, (possibly Radulov, Salubov, and Voloshenko), and the rest of the kids that will contend for the 2010 roster.
     
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    I would question only three positions here: we might see Morozov instead of Kharitonov, Zhamnov instead of Brylin and Kulyash/Kaspar in place of Tverdovsky.
     
  23. I'd take Brylin. I do not know what is wrong with ZHamnov this year.
     
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    I would probably take Zinovjev over both of them. But w will see who they go with tomorrow.
     
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    i'd like to see the line with Ovechkin as left wing, Malkin at center and Sushinsky at the right... that line gonna kill every game IMO
     
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