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Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators

Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators

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Sergei Gonchar signs with Ottawa Senators (Photo © Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Sergei Gonchar signed a three year, $16.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. The contract includes a No Movement Clause. Gonchar, 36, played the latest five years with the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning the 2009 Stanley Cup. The veteran blue liner had 11 goals and 39 assists with Pittsburgh last season. Recently Gonchar stated that he intends to play until the 2014 Winter Olympics that will be played in Sochi, Russia. We'll see this fall if adding a world class, puck moving defenseman will increase the Sens' odds in sports betting places.
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...
Canada defeats Russia 7-3

Canada defeats Russia 7-3

Russian National Hockey Team News
Canada defeats Russia 7-3 (Photo © Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Team Russia lost 7-3 to Team Canada in the 2010 Olympic Tournament's quarterfinal. A goal by Ryan Getzlaf gave the Canadians an early lead. Team Russia didn't use a powerplay chance and Dan Boyle made it a 2-0 game at the twelfth. Rick Nash scored the 3-0 goal some seconds later with a quick counterattack. But the Russians didn't give up and with a blue line shot by Dmitriy Kalinin cut down Canada's lead after fourteen minutes. After a good scoring chance wasted by Ilya Kovalchuk, Brendan Morrow restore Team Canada's three-goal lead with less than two minutes to go in the first period. In the second period Canada scored two quick goals with Corey Perry and Shea Weber, and Bykov decided to bench Nabokov in favor of Ilya Bryzgalo...
Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr

Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr

Russian National Hockey Team News
Ovechkin, Gonchar, Kovalchuk, Volchenkov talk about Czech Republic, hit on Jagr (Photo © Alex Livesey/Getty Images) After the 4-2 victory against Czech Republic many players agreed that the Ovechkin hit on Jagr turned the momentum in Russia's favor. Team Russia players felt that this was the key event of the game and it helped their team getting the edge over Czech Republic. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of short quotes taken right after the game from Sergei Gonchar, Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeny Nabokov, Alexander Ovechkin and Anton Volchenkov. "Ovechkin has a very good physical play, that's why he always tries to pressure the opponents", Sergei Gonchar told Sport-Express. "Successful actions are always reflected to the team's morale. This was the case of today's game. I think ...
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....
Sergei Gonchar: “Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics”

Sergei Gonchar: “Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics”

Russian National Hockey Team News
Sergei Gonchar: "Would like to be paired with Andrei Markov at Olympics" (Photo © Getty Images) Russian defenceman Sergei Gonchar of the Pittsburgh Penguins, whose inclusion in Russia's Olympics roster came as no surprise, talked about playing on one line with Andrei Markov of the Canadiens at the Olympics in Vancouver, main rivals of Team Russia, compared the Stanley Cup and the Olympic Games and said that he expected European referees to give more penalties. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of Gonchar's interview to Alexander Chekhov of Sport-Express. Q. What do you expect from the Olympic Games in Vancouver? Gonchar: "Just have a look at our roster and you will see what I expect. We have a great team and there is no other aim except the gold medals." Who would you like to...
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...