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Morozov named Captain, Ovechkin and Kovalchuk to be alternates

Morozov named Captain, Ovechkin and Kovalchuk to be alternates

Russian National Hockey Team News
Morozov named Captain, Ovechkin and Kovalchuk to be alternates (Photo © AFP Photo / David Boily) Team Russia has chosen its captain and alternates at the Olympic Games 2010. According to Russian newspaper Sovetskiy Sport, Alexei Morozov will be the captain, Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk will be the alternates. Alexei Morozov was the captain of the Russian team on two latest World Championships.
Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Semin, Kovalchuk-Malkin-Afinogenov and other lines at Team Russia practice

Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Semin, Kovalchuk-Malkin-Afinogenov and other lines at Team Russia practice

Russian National Hockey Team News
Ovechkin-Datsyuk-Semin, Kovalchuk-Malkin-Afinogenov and other lines at Team Russia practice (Photo © Reuters) The Russian team practiced for the second time in Vancouver. According to the Russian channel "Russia 2" the lines were: Ovechkin - Datsyuk - Semin, Grebeshkov - Korneev. Kovalchuk - Malkin - Afinogenov, Gonchar - Tyutin. Zaripov - Zinoviev - Morozov, Markov - Nikulin. Radulov - Fedorov - Kozlov, Kalinin - Volchenkov. "I was sure that our line would look like that", said Evgeni Malkin to Russia 2. "I agree with the coaches, it's an optimal combination". "I supposed that our line would look like that because we played together during the Olympic camp", Ilya Kovalcuk told Russia 2. "It is a good, interesting and dynamic line. I think if we try hard we can be very useful to the team....
Olympics » Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time

Olympics » Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time

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Ovechkin might be paired with Malkin; Nabokov and Bryzgalov to share ice time (Photo © Getty Images) Team Russia's coach Igor Zakharkin gave a few interviews where he stated that Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins) might play on the same line, and that goalkeepers Evgeny Nabokov (San Jose Sharks) and Ilya Bryzgalov (Phoenix Coyotes) will both play during the robin-round at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. Zakharkin on Ovechkin-Malkin to olympics10.ru - Is there a chance to see Ovechkin and Malkin playing on the same line? Zakharkin: "Maybe not since the very beginning but somewhere in the middle of the game or during power plays. We will think about it. We are also taking into account the fact that quite often Ovechkin plays on the left wing fo...
Ovechkin drops the gloves, Bradley fights instead

Ovechkin drops the gloves, Bradley fights instead

Russian Players In NHL
Ovechkin drops the gloves, Bradley fights instead (Photo © AP Photo) Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin was really close to battle in another NHL fight, but Matt Bradley stole him the scene and fought instead of him during the third period of the Tuesday's match between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The first brawl was started by Stewe Downie after a clean hit by Ovechkin, but it was quickly stopped by the refs, who gave the two players a minor penalty. When they got out of the penalty box Ovechkin was ready to go as he dropped the gloves and the helmet too, but when he and Downie were approaching each other, Matt Bradley intervened and started fighting Downie himself, not allowing his captain to fight. "I didn't see him actually," said Ovechkin after the match to...
Captain Ovechkin: “It’s a big honor for me but I’m going to play the same”

Captain Ovechkin: “It’s a big honor for me but I’m going to play the same”

Russian Players In NHL
Captain Ovechkin: "It's a big honor for me but I'm going to play the same" (Photo © Greg Fiume/Getty Images) Russian NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin was named Washington Capitals' captain on Tuesday. The position was vacant after the former captain Chris Clark has been traded with defenseman Milan Jurcina for Columbus Blue Jackets' Jason Chimera. "If I need to say something, I will say something," Ovechkin told the Washington Post. "But I will show what I can do on the ice. It's a big honor for me. I'm going to do my best, but I don't want to concentrate on having a 'C' on my heart. I'm just going to play the same." The Capitals won the match 4-2, but Ovechkin has been left out of the score sheet. Alexander Semin scored two goals, including the game winning one. "I had talked to a lot of...
Russian Olympics roster released

Russian Olympics roster released

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Russian Olympics roster released (Photo © vancouver2010.com) The official Russian Hockey Federation site has released Team Russia's roster for the Olympics in Vancouver. Goalkeepers Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose Sharks, NHL Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix Coyotes, NHL Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals, NHL Defencemen Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens, NHL Ilya Nikulin, Ak Bars, KHL, Dmitriy Kalinin, Salavat Yulaev, KHL Konstantin Korneev, CSKA, KHL, Denis Grebeshkov, Edmonton Oilers, NHL Fedor Tyutin, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Sergei Gonchar, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Anton Volchenkov, Ottawa Senators, NHL Forwards Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Sergei Fedorov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, KHL Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers, NHL Maxim Afinogenov, Atlanta...
Alexander Ovechkin: “I’m a ‘caveman’ because I don’t care what others think of me”

Alexander Ovechkin: “I’m a ‘caveman’ because I don’t care what others think of me”

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Alexander Ovechkin: "I'm a 'caveman' because I don't care what others think of me" (Photo © The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz) Alexander Ovechkin gave an interview to Anna Nasekina of Sovetskiy Sport in Montreal where his Capitals faced the Canadiens. Ovechkin talked about being a caveman, not caring about what others think of him, the Olympics, girls, and a lot of other funny stuff. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation. Anna Nasekina is a member of Russian Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team and a reporter for Sovetskiy Sport at the same time. Last week she was in Montreal when Ovechkin's Capitals came there to face the Canadiens. Anna and Alexander met in a restaurant in the city centre. As soon as Anna entered the restaurant and approached Oveckhin he stood up and kissed her on ...
Igor Zakharkin: “Starting goalie will be known only in February”

Igor Zakharkin: “Starting goalie will be known only in February”

Russian National Hockey Team News
Igor Zakharkin: "Starting goalie will be known only in February" (Photo © Sportdaily.ru) After stating that the Olympic starter should be Evgeny Nabokov, team Russia assistant coach Igor Zakharkin makes an u-turn and says that the first goalie will be known in February only. Russian Hockey Fans offers you a translation of an interview with Sovietskiy Sport interview in with Zakharkin speaks about goalies' chances and about Ovechkin's need not to change his style. - The other morning i turned on the computer and I got shocked when I read the news about Ovechkin's injury. We are already thinking seriously about the Olympics. At any moment an injury can arrive. I don't know which diagnosis Sasha got, but you can't joke with knees. This is already Ovechkin's second injury of the season. I und...
Alexander Ovechkin talks to media about knee injury

Alexander Ovechkin talks to media about knee injury

Russian Players In NHL
Alexander Ovechkin talks to media about knee injury (Photo © AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Alexander Ovechkin talked to media about his knee injury after skating for 4 minutes in today's practice before leaving the ice. It's not a bad injury. I thought it was going to be worse, but thank God I can walk, I can skate. Of course, it's a little bit sore, but it's not that serious. I can do nothing about it. It's just a moment of the game. I turned and realize I don't have time to stop. Why do I have to listen to somebody who say, 'Hey, you have to change your game, and somebody going to kill you'. Well, nobody going to kill me. I just play my game and I just enjoy my time and I enjoy my life. It's me, and it is what it is.