As any hockey fan, I was eagerly awaiting the announcement of Russia's roster for the upcoming Olympic hockey tournament, which should prove to be one of the best ever with quite a few countries icing Dream Team-like squads. The announcement came on Christmas Day. Now that I'm done with all the various family gatherings, it gives me time for some in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the roster picked by Russian head coach, and former great Soviet player, Slava Bykov.
As expected the team is absolutely loaded offensively with a number of NHL's elite forwards such as Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk and Alexander Semin headlining the embarrassment of riches upfront.
Supremely talented and exciting, but largely forgotten and much maligned last ...
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Article written by Marat Ryndin