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Looking For Respect

from Andy Potts of The Moscow News,

Commentators in North America, where the Stanley Cup play-offs are nearing their conclusion, were sniffy about the outcome.

In the Toronto Sun a columnist claimed “nobody out of Europe cares” about a contest which “ranks lower than cricket” and suggested Russia’s excitement over this men-against-boys win might be almost as embarrassing as their Olympic loss.

But, as Bykov put it after the game, a clash between Russia and Canada is never meaningless.

“The Olympics is still incomparable with the World Championships, but in any event this tournament deserves respect and every team wants to win here,” he said.

“Any game between us is an event - if we see Sergei Fedorov fighting on the ice for only the second time in his life, that says it all.”

more and watch the Fedorov ‘fight’ with Downie here....

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