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Russian coach Oleg Znarok finds a way around IIHF suspension

The Russians rather flagrantly found a way around the IIHF's decision to suspend coach Oleg Znarok for yesterday's throat-slitting gesture. Znarok attended the game and spoke with the acting assistant coach via either his cell phone or a walkie-talkie:

Russia won the World Championship by defeating Finland 5-2, and while Znarok's suspension was supposed to prohibit him from on-ice ceremonies, his players led coach Znarok on to the ice like a conquering hero...

And he was awarded a gold medal (coaches don't win Olympic medals, but they do earn medals at World Championships) in an on-ice cereony.

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The Russians must be very pleased their men’s hockey team can perform when it counts on the international stage.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 05/25/14 at 05:03 PM ET


This is probably the play I will most remember from this year’s WC


Posted by Cubanpuckstoppr on 05/25/14 at 06:02 PM ET

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