Wonder how many new jerseys need to be made up with IIHF demanding spelling changes?

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  1. LadyStanley

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/pu...d-of-Russian-player-names-as-w?urn=nhl-319522
    http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/....html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=955&cHash=0f9555f72e



    (And yes, the 2014 Olympics have a big deal to do about it)

    This is not only for Russia, but also Ukraine and other countries.
     
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    I've always pronounced Evgeni Malkin Yevgeni. I don't speak Russian either.

    What's funny about Ukrainian names is even Ukrainians themselves pronounce last names ending in -chuk as chuck. The only one that's ever made a fuss about it is Kovalchuk and he even went back to the way North Americans pronounce it.
     
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    So Kovalev will change his sweater to Kovalief or Kovalef?

    PS: He prefer Kovalev.
     
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    No new sweaters will need to be made up since the NHL has not said they are adopting this, and the players will get new sweaters for IIHF events anyway (Canada doesn't recycle them, and I assume Russia doesn't either though I don't know for sure).
     
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    Balsillie will get a team before the NHL adopts this convention. If players request a certain spelling, they will get it.
     
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    I doubt the NHL would care much how a players name is spelled. Nor do I think they are in the habits of doing the translations themselves.
     
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    Count me a Heretic; I dont think the players names should be on their sweaters at all at any level.
     
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    My guess is the NHL is do a "adoption" of this. Current spellings will probably stay (unless the player specifically request a change), but new players coming in will fall under this new translation.
     
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    After a preseason game today Kovalev cussed and said he won't play with "Kovalyov" on his back (via @plysenkov).So much for the IIHF efforts


    Guess not all the players are on board. :sarcasm:
     
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    Midseason it came out (for the Preds) that you do not pronounce Erat as eeee-rat but instead more like ire-rot/eye-rawt. The commentators did it for a game, but were told by Erat to just keep calling him eee-rat because that is what he was used to being called.

    Not sure if this pertains, but will all names just get a completely phonetic spelling?
     
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    The basic problem is that there is no such thing as true phonetic English. English is NOT "hukt on fawnix". The closest you get to it is the pronunciation guide in a dictionary. English pronunciation is often a historical accident. Speaking of "accident", notice that one "c" has the "k" sound, and the other "c" has the "s" sound. In Latin, "c" had the "k" sound. So "caeser" was pronounced in Latin as "kaiser". The German pronunciation is truer to the original Latin. In Russian, it slowly changed to "tsar", where only the last half of the word is recognisable.
     

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