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2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath

2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath

Russian National Hockey Team News
2010 Olympics: Team Russia aftermath (Photo © sovsport.ru) The 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament has probably been the biggest disappointing ever for Team Russia. The early quarterfinal elimination against Team Canada was the worst result ever. As soon as the tournament was over for Russia, we published the Top 5 reasons for this fail, now RussianHockeyFans.com judged all the players on the roster. Goalkeepers Ilya Bryzgalov: B+ He played a good game against Slovakia, but he got a L and thus he got benched in the following matches. He should have get more chances. Evgeny Nabokov: D In the first match against Latvia he didn't look too good, but it was an easy game. Against the Czechs he did his job, but in the quarterfinals he had just a terrible night. He should have been benched earlier. He...
World Championship – Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2

World Championship – Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2

Russian National Hockey Team News
Russia loses to Slovakia in shootout, 1-2 (Photo © AP Photo) A shootout goal by Pavol Demitra gave Slovakia the edge over Team Russia in the Olympic Hockey tournament's round robin. In the Group B standings Russia retains the lead with 4 points, but with one game more than Czech Republic, who beaten team Slovakia yesterday. Bykov's team had some chances at the start, especially with a shot from the high slot by Alexander Ovechkin, but Jaroslav Halak saved all the 10 opponents' attempts. 8 saves so far for Ilya Bryzgalov. In the second period Alexei Morozov scored the 1-0 goal with a good one time from the right circle after another bad powerplay show by Team Russia. Bykov's team controlled most of the play in the middle stanza and got twice near to the second goalie, first with Maxim Afin...
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....
Alexei Morozov will carry Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony

Alexei Morozov will carry Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony

Russian National Hockey Team News
Alexei Morozov will carry Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony (Photo © fhr.ru) The captain of the Russian national team, Alexei Morozov, playing for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL, will carry the Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony, says the official Russian Hockey Federation site. "I'm very pleased to be entrusted with such an honor", said Morozov to Russian site sportbox.ru (translation by RussianHockeyFans.com). "Hundreds of sportsmen will represent Russia at the Olympics and I was entrusted with the flag, which increases responsibility. I won't say that I was shocked by this news but rather pleasantly surprised." Morozov became the second KHL player to carry his national flag at the Olympics' opening ceremony after Avangard Omsk's Jaromir Jagr, who will be the ...
All-Star Game rosters released

All-Star Game rosters released

KHL News and Interviews
All-Star Game rosters released (Photo © khlallstar.ru) The complete KHL All-Star Game rosters have been released today. The event will be held in Minsk, Belarus, on January 30th. This is how the rosters look like: Team Yashin (Russian stars) Goalkeepers: Georgy Gelashvili (Lokomotiv Yaroslavl); Andrei Mezin (Dynamo Minsk) Defenders: Sergei Zubov (SKA St. Petersburg); Ilya Nikulin (Ak Bars Kazan); Dmitriy Kalinin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa); Anton Babchuk (Avangard Omsk); Konstantin Korneev (CSKA Moscow); Vitaly Atyushov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk) Forwards: Alexei Yashin (SKA St. Petersburg); Alexander Radulov (Salavat Yulaev Ufa); Alexei Morozov (Ak Bars Kazan); Danis Zaripov (Ak Bars Kazan); Sergei Fedorov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk); Sergei Mozyakin (Atlant Mytischi); Alexei Tereschenko (Ak Bars Ka...
KHL player to carry Russian flag at Olympics opening ceremony

KHL player to carry Russian flag at Olympics opening ceremony

Russian National Hockey Team News
KHL player to carry Russian flag at Olympics opening ceremony (Photo © vancouver2010.com) The Vice President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Vladimir Vasin in an interview to Russian newspaper Sovetskiy Sport claimed that a KHL player will most likely carry the Russian flag at the Vancouver Olympics' opening ceremony. Vasin: "The opening ceremony will take place on the 12th of February. Our hockey players will arrive in Vancouver one day before and will play only on the 16th, so it is quite logical to choose the standard-bearer from the hockey players. This player will be from the KHL." Q. Maybe you should choose Sergei Fedorov, the most experienced player? Vasin: "Why not." 9 out of 23 players in the Russian Team will represent the KHL, they are: defencemen Ilya Nikulin, Dmitriy Kalini...
KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points

KHL News and Interviews
KHL individual stats: goals, assists, points (Photo © khl.ru) More than half of a season has passed in the KHL and it is time to tally up an interim total. Below are Top 5 lists of goal scorers, assists, points and plus/minus leaders. Among the highlights are Marcel Hossa of Dinamo Riga topping the scorers rating, Maxim Spiridonov proving his worth after a few bad seasons with 20 goals in 40 games, SKA linemates Maxim Sushinskiy and Alexei Yashin being assists leaders and Sergei Fedorov being the 3rd in plus/minus rating. KHL Top Goal Scorers 1. Marcel Hossa, Dinamo Riga, 24 goals in 37 games. 2. Alexei Morozov, Ak Bars, 20 in 34. 3. Maxim Spiridonov, Barys, 20 in 40. 4. Maxim Sushinskiy, SKA, 18 in 39. 5. Alexander Radulov, Salavat Yulaev, 18 in 36. KHL Assists Leaders 1. Alexei Yashin, ...
Russian Olympics roster released

Russian Olympics roster released

Russian National Hockey Team News
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...
KHL » Alexei Morozov scored his 500th point in Russian championships

KHL » Alexei Morozov scored his 500th point in Russian championships

KHL News and Interviews
Alexei Morozov scored his 500th point in Russian championships (Photo © Official KHL site) Ak Bars Kazan captain Alexei Morozov scored his 500th point in Russian championships on 20 November in the game against Lada Togliatti where he registered two assists. Morozov scored 232 goals and 268 assists in 514 games. Most of the points he got while playing for Ak Bars (412).