Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/16/05 at 04:31 PM ET
As a foreign student of the game, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Bryan Allen spent the NHL lockout in Russia last winter and learned many things. The name of his coach was not among them. "I still don't know," he admits. "I never found out. I called him coach. He did a lot of yelling. A couple of times he screamed at me. It didn't bother me; I had no idea what he was saying." Allen did a lot of screaming, too, during three months -- the second half of last season -- playing for Khimik of the Russian Superleague. Khimik is from the industrial city of Voskerensk, about a two-hour drive from Moscow, which is Rio by comparison.
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