Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Russians are not coming. The Russians are not coming.

Well, the he is coming, he isn't coming saga of Evgeni Malkin is... off again. In fact his case seems to be the major stumbling block between the NHL and the Russian hockey clubs that hold the rights to many of these players. It's a real bummer because I love watching the Russian players and their style of play. Their speed, passing and philosophy about how the game should be played has really helped take the NHL game to a new level. I desperately hope this Player Transfer Agreement stuff gets worked out... soon!

Here's a little tribute video to some of the great Russian Hockey players that yureeka posted over on YouTube recently...

Man, those guys can play. It's like they got rockets on their skates. However, there's one truly great Russian player highlight clip the director of the video admits is missing only because it occurred after he put his collection together.

So, here it is...

Truly one of the most amazing goals I've ever seen. This guy is going to the Michael Jordan of Hockey. I can only hope he does a fraction for the NHL as MJ did for the NBA. If anyone could do it... it's Alexander the Great.

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