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Alexander Avtsin: “I could have been useful at the WJC”

Alexander Avtsin: “I could have been useful at the WJC”

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Alexander Avtsin: "I could have been useful at the WJC" (Photo © RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev) Habs' prospect Alexander Avtsin was surprisingly left off the Russian WJC squad and in this interview appeared on Sports.ru he discussed the WJC outcome, tried examinating the reasons of his exclusion from the team and admitted that he could have been useful for the Russians. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the interview with Avtsin. On the morning of January 3rd, Team Russia's fans were shocked as the national junior team just lost to Team Switzerland. Who did tell you about this result? Avtsin: "We were on our way to Khabarovsk when my mom texted me about the result. We were landing and I read her messages." Did this upset you a lot? Avtsin: (Pause) "Of course this upset me, it c...
Prospects » WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev

Prospects » WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev

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WJC failure: Plyuschev blames Filatov, Filatov blames Plyuschev (Photo © Getty Images) The debate around team Russia WJC disaster goes on. Right after the team's return in Russia many stories hit the media, the most interesting regarding Nikita Filatov and Vladimir Plyuschev relations. As we examined earlier in the Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC it looks like there have been a conflict between the coach and the captain. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you the most interesting quotes from a good sum-it-up article appeared at Bleacher report. Vladimir Plyuschev words: The main cause of our performance was my mistake in choosing the captain. A captain should be an example of how to behave on the ice, in the locker room and outside the arena. We trusted Filatov with the captaincy hoping...
Prospects » Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC

Prospects » Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC

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Top 5 reasons why Russia failed at WJC (Photo © Reuters) Team Russia's sixth place at the last WJC in Saskatchewan, Canada, was nothing short of a failure. It was the worst result of the team since 2001, when the team lead by Petr Vorobiev couldn't get any better than the seventh place on the home soil. That team, just like this one, wasn't short of talent, considering that the team's front men were the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Anton Volchenkov and Denis Grebeshkov. This year's roster included many talented players as well, like Nikita Filatov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Dmitri Orlov and others, but the tournament didn't really finish like expected and team Russia was left out of the medal round after five straight apparitions. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you top five reasons why Russia failed ...
Russians finish sixth at the WJC

Russians finish sixth at the WJC

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Russians finish sixth at the WJC (Photo © Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) Losing 4-3 against team Finland in the fifth place deciding game, Plyuschev's team Russia got their second straight defeat and finished the World Junior Championships at a very disappointing sixth place, the worst result since 2001. This year's team Russia performed badly throughout the whole tournament, and the match against Finland was no different. Ramis Sadikov started between the pipes, with Igor Bobkov being iced after twenty-sixth minutes. The first period counted three goals: Maxim Trunev opened the score, while Teemu Eronen made it 1-1 with the man advantage at the sixteenth. All the four Finn goals will be scored while on the powerplay. With only twenty-three seconds to play, Alexander Burmistrov scored the...
Prospects » Team Russia to face Switzerland in WJC quarterfinals

Prospects » Team Russia to face Switzerland in WJC quarterfinals

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Team Russia to face Switzerland in WJC quarterfinals (Photo © fhr.ru) After finishing the group stage with nine points in four games, Team Russia earned the second seed of the B Group and thus is going to face in the World Junior Championships quarterfinals the third seed of the A group, team Switzerland, who managed to skate past Slovakia 4-1 despite being without their top two defensemen, Luca Sbisa and Roman Josi. The game is scheduled for Saturday, January 2nd at 4 PM local time. In the last two group stage games Team Russia faced Team Sweden and Team Czech Republic. The match against Tre Kronor wasn't good for Plyuschev's guys, as they were down 2-0 already after the first period. During the second period Team Russia tried to react and scored a goal with Kirill Petrov, but it wasn't ...
Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC’s second match

Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC’s second match

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Igor Bobkov slams the door, Russia skates past Finland in WJC's second match (Photo © The Canadian Press) With a phenomenal performance and 46 saves, goalkeeper Igor Bobkov left no way out to Finland as they couldn't score for the whole game despite a complete control of the match for more than two periods. Finland's inability to convert chances into goals costed them the game as Team Russia walked away with a comfortable 2-0 win in World Junior Championships' second match. Plyuschev team's now tops Group B ranking, sharing the lead with Sweden, with six points in two matches. In spite of Bobkov's one-man show, Nikita Filatov has been elected as player of the game for Team Russia. He did play a great game, assisting on Petr Khokhryakov's first goal of the night and scoring himself the sec...
Kuznetsov scores two, Russia downs Austria 6-2 in WJC opener

Kuznetsov scores two, Russia downs Austria 6-2 in WJC opener

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Kuznetsov scores two, Russia downs Austria 6-2 in WJC opener (Photo © La Presse Canadienne) 2010 eligible Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, Kirill Petrov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Maxim Chudinov and Maxim Trunev contributed with one goal each as Russia downed Austria 6-2 in WJC first game for both teams. The match was pretty much decided after the first period as Russia was up 4-1 after the goals scored by Trunev, Chudinov, Kuznetsov, Tarasenko, this last one was particularly eye-catching. Team's captain Nikita Filatov has been silent and left out the score sheet. Plyuschev's team didn't had their best game even if they controlled the flow of the game with relative ease thanks to its forward's superior skating, probably they tried to save energy for the upcoming matches. Goalkeeper Igor Bobko...
Prospects » WJC Final roster released

Prospects » WJC Final roster released

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WJC Final roster released (Photo © fhr.ru) On December 25th, Russian national junior team head coach Vladimir Plyuschev named the final roster for the World Junior Championships. He took some drastic decisions as he decided not to call goalkeeper Alexander Pechursky, defenseman Kirill Yuriev, forwards Mikhail Fisenko and Dmitry Kugryshev. This is how the final roster looks like: Goalkeepers Igor Bobkov, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, 1991 Ramis Sadikov, Erie Otters, OHL, 1991 Defensemen Anton Klementyev, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL, 1990 Dmitry Orlov, Metallurg Novokuznetsk, 1991 Maxim Chudinov, Severstal Cherepovets, 1990 Dmitry Kostromitin, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL, 1990 Nikita Zaitsev, Sibir Novosibirsk, 1991 Nikita Pivtsakin, Avangard Omsk, 1991 Alexander Tarasov, HC MVD, 1990 Forwards ...
Mikhail Fisenko added to WJC roster

Mikhail Fisenko added to WJC roster

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Mikhail Fisenko added to WJC roster (Photo © Vancouver Giants) 19 years old center Mikhail Fisenko has been added today to the World Junior Championships Team Russia roster. The native of Magnitogorsk, Russia, grabbed a silver medal at the 2008 Under-18 WJC held in Russia, and the following summer moved to the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, where he scored 28 points in his first season. This year, after moving to the Calgary Hitmen, the two-way center added three goals and twelve assists in 24 matches, with 19 PIMs. Fisenko, who is undrafted in the NHL, is probably going to be played as third line center.
Prospects » Alexander Burmistrov: “This time Russia will win the Gold”

Prospects » Alexander Burmistrov: “This time Russia will win the Gold”

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Alexander Burmistrov: "This time Russia will win the Gold" (Photo © Terry Wilson/OHL Images) Blue-chip prospect Alexander Burmistrov, in this interview with Andrei Osadchenko of allhockey.ru talks about his experience in the OHL, analyzes his chances in the upcoming WJC and tries to anticipate the tournament's outcome. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation: Q. Recently many talks were about the fact that some guys weren't released for the WJC. Did you have any talk with the Barrie Colts? Burmistrov: "I didn't have a single problem. They were willing to release me already on December 5th to join the camp in Novogorsk and they even bought me the ticket and all was set, but then, three days to the depart, the CHL unexpectedly took the decision not to release me. Did this affect your...