Russia Win Gold in Minsk

After failing to win any silverware in 2013 in Sweden and on home ice in Sochi, Team Russia came to Belarus with a new attitude. Their last coach was gone and their new coach preached a defensive style of play, the result? Russia dominated competition at the 2014 Men’s World Championships allowing the fewest goals against and scoring the most goals for as their undefeated run resulted in gold medal with a dominating 5-2 victory over the pesky Finns.
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“is party time now?” Projecting the 2014 Russian Olympic Team

 

Apparently, yesterday was the day all of hockey’s media decided to begin their predictions for the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. From ESPN to Yahoo, both the USA and Canada has been the talk of the best international hockey tournament on the globe. Luckily, no one is yet talking about the hosts, the best national team in the sport, and the reason you all read this site.
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Canucks sign Sergei Shirokov from CSKA

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TSN.ca is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks have come to terms with right-winger Sergei Shirokov from the KHL’s CSKA Moscow. The 23-year-old who skated with the youth Moscow club since he was 15 comes to the NHL after posting 41 points in 56 games last season. While in the farm system Shirokov recorded 80 points in 66 games in 2003-2004 with 39 goals and 41 assists.

Shirokov was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NHL draft after receiving the pick from the Florida Panthers along with Roberto Luongo. He is the newest Sergei to feature in the NHL which means the demand is down to 1 to replace Fedorov and Zubov.

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