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This was their golden moment with true superstars on their team to win. Ovechkin will never get another opportunity in his lifetime to write his Olympic legacy on home ice. For Pavel Datsyuk this may ne his last Olympics altogether. By the time the 2018 games roll around, Ovechkin will be 32, Malkin will be 31, Kovalchuk will be 34, and Pavel Datsyuk will be 39.

The time was now. In Sochi. That’s why there is no reaction. From anyone. And there won’t be for days or even weeks. It hurts so much that it numbs.

The Olympic flame is still burning over Sochi. But it was put out in the hearts of all Russian fans.

-Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo where you can read more about Team Russia.

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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+russia

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pautna's avatar

Boohoo…

Posted by pautna on 02/20/14 at 11:37 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

For Pavel Datsyuk this may ne his last Olympics altogether.

Unless he’s injured between now and then, Pavel will definitely be on the ice in 2018. When his current contract ends in 2017, he’ll go “home” to play in the KHL. So even if the NHL withdraws from the Olympics, he’ll be available. And I wouldn’t be surpised if he was named Captain again.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/20/14 at 12:12 PM ET

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