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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Monday @ 3:19 PM ET
Eklund: EXACTLY Who Will Be on Team Russia in China
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Monday @ 3:24 PM ET
Poop. It's a poop roster
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Monday @ 3:31 PM ET
Eklund: EXACTLY Who Will Be on Team Russia in China
- Eklund


pff the moment Panarin sets foot on that roster , Putin will have him locked up with his buddy Nivalny
Sams_Dog
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 11.03.2005

Monday @ 4:26 PM ET
The problem with Russia is not talent. they have plenty of that, especially at forward. It's getting everyone on board with a playing system and playing as a team. Too many egos trying to do their own thing. It's been that way for a long time. They did win a gold in 2018 but the big egos were not there that year. The coaches will have their work cut out for them.
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Monday @ 4:32 PM ET
That's basically a roster of NHLers. I kind of doubt that Russia will care to send the message that all of the best Russians play in the NHL, whether it's the truth or not. I'm no expert, but I expect them to invite at least a few KHL stars, even if some aren't as good as the NHLers whose spots they take. They need to represent and prop up their own league somehow, as well as give fans of that league something to be proud of.
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Monday @ 4:33 PM ET
A team Russia with a single KHL player... brilliant.
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Monday @ 4:38 PM ET
Namestnikov at 2C?? He can't even do that role on Detroit. They will bring a guy from the KHL for that...Shipachyov, maybe even Datsyuk.

Also Malkin and Ovie rarely click together. Panarin will be on the top line. Also, Kaprizov will not be on a 4th line behind Tarastinko and Kovalchuk. Those guys probably don't even make the team.
Sven22
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 12.24.2007

Monday @ 4:40 PM ET
Between the NHL and KHL there's gotta be, at the absolute minimum, 20-30 Russian forwards who are better than Vladislav Namestnikov. Maybe quite a bit more. How in the world do you have him at 2C (!!!!).
Stayin alive
Joined: 06.10.2021

Monday @ 6:28 PM ET
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HappyBirdSeeds
Buffalo Sabres
Location: AZ
Joined: 08.28.2021

Monday @ 7:15 PM ET
L a z y

Super lazy.

Namestikov?????
corduroy
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NT
Joined: 12.09.2006

Monday @ 8:50 PM ET
Eklund: EXACTLY Who Will Be on Team Russia in China
- Eklund


Russians?
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Monday @ 9:35 PM ET
L a z y

Super lazy.

Namestikov?????

- HappyBirdSeeds


Most people don't watch Detroit. So maybe the last memory of Namestnikov was as a competent middle 6 kid in Tampa or NYR? But anyone watching him now should know he's not going to be a 2C anywhere. Also might have been worth mentioning that Kuznetsov is the obvious 2C but is not eligible.
koarik91
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Hockey's capital, QC
Joined: 07.01.2006

Monday @ 11:10 PM ET
As incomplete this team is, if Vasy decides to stop everything and your first 2 lines give you the necessary firepower. Russia is good enough to compete for the bronze medal.
VonDouche
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Whitehall, MI
Joined: 06.26.2014

Tuesday @ 1:01 AM ET
I love how very little effort you put into anything. Didnt even attempt to check out stats from KHL to throw some of their names in, just all the russian names that immediately pop into your head. Guess no Datsyuk highlights have been on your youtube recently. It shouldnt take more than a couple hours to research some russian hockey icons in prder to put together a decent roster. God i hope you dont make poop for money from this stuff wit cho griftin ass
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Tuesday @ 1:27 AM ET
I love how very little effort you put into anything. Didnt even attempt to check out stats from KHL to throw some of their names in, just all the russian names that immediately pop into your head. Guess no Datsyuk highlights have been on your youtube recently. It shouldnt take more than a couple hours to research some russian hockey icons in prder to put together a decent roster. God i hope you dont make poop for money from this stuff wit cho griftin ass
- VonDouche


A couple of hours? Only takes a couple of minutes to see that guys like Shipaychov or Datsyuk likely have the inside track over Namestnikov. Gusev is another possibility. I think Zub makes it on defense too.
jfkst1
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 02.09.2015

Tuesday @ 9:14 AM ET
Have to give Eklund credit. He is a complete ignoramus on hockey. Yet, he's created an active online hockey community to shill advertising pop ups to profit (use ad blockers people!).
FLAM3SFAN
Calgary Flames
Location: ON
Joined: 03.13.2013

Tuesday @ 9:50 AM ET
Kovalchuk? lol

Radulov?
Dadonov?

Kovy is washed and couldn't stick in the NHL years ago
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Tuesday @ 10:02 AM ET
Kovalchuk? lol

Radulov?
Dadonov?

Kovy is washed and couldn't stick in the NHL years ago

- FLAM3SFAN


Says Kaprizov is a superstar worth $10M/year. Then puts him on the 4th line behind Kovalchuk and Tarastinko.
angryagain
Joined: 02.23.2014

Tuesday @ 10:19 AM ET
Certainly even an aged Pavel Datsyuk could be a better option than a number of players listed here...I believe he's 44, but nonetheless still playing and an easy choice over several on this roster.....
Eklblad
Florida Panthers
Location: Eklblad, AL
Joined: 03.29.2021

Tuesday @ 10:20 AM ET
Have to give Eklund credit. He is a complete ignoramus on hockey. Yet, he's created an active online hockey community to shill advertising pop ups to (use ad blockers people!).
- jfkst1



which ad blocker do you use? Ad Blocker Plus on Chrome does not work anymore
jfkst1
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 02.09.2015

Tuesday @ 11:21 AM ET
which ad blocker do you use? Ad Blocker Plus on Chrome does not work anymore
- Eklblad


I use Brave so it's organic. Works well on my very cheap Vietnamese made phone.
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Tuesday @ 1:38 PM ET
Namestnikov at 2C?? He can't even do that role on Detroit. They will bring a guy from the KHL for that...Shipachyov, maybe even Datsyuk.

Also Malkin and Ovie rarely click together. Panarin will be on the top line. Also, Kaprizov will not be on a 4th line behind Tarastinko and Kovalchuk. Those guys probably don't even make the team.

- HockeyBuzzed


Umm how come you did tarastinko and not kovalyuk? Little bit disappointed here...
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Tuesday @ 5:47 PM ET
Kovy is washed and couldn't stick in the NHL years ago
- FLAM3SFAN


Kovy is Russia's Captain&Heart&Soul -the guy who takes importan penalty-shots- in recent international tournaments.