Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/22/10 at 01:40 AM ET
from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo,
At 24, he may be the most accessible and down-to-earth superstar in sports.
Whatever Ovechkin and his fellow NHL stars are in their professional sweaters has been forgotten. They’ve taken on the mentality of their home nation’s team – serious, direct and not to be bothered.
The Red Army is back. And it’s a beautiful thing to witness.
Reporters aren’t going to have their notebooks filled up with quotes, but since when was that the goal of the Olympics?
The Russians are most fun to compete against when they adopt a reserved yet aggressive way, dismissive of the outside world yet eager to show their might, their skill, their tenacity. Nations around the globe have been trying to solve the Russian riddle at the Olympics for decades.
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