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Vyacheslav Bykov: “Yashin lacks the energy we want”

Vyacheslav Bykov:

Vyacheslav Bykov: “Yashin lacks the energy we want” (Photo ©

Team Russia head coach Vyacheslav Bykov in an interview to Sport-Express explained why he didn’t invite Alexei Yashin to the national team.

Bykov: “Why didn’t we include Yashin in our Olympics’ candidate list? We need different energy from the one he displayed in the Eurotour, where he disappointed us. We have no conflicts with Alexei. I know that it made him feel bad but that’s life.”

Most likely Yashin won’t play at the Olympics in Vancouver.

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