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Alex Burmistrov Not Happy With The IOC Decision On Russia

from Patrick Johnston of the Vancouver Province,

Alex Burmistrov, when told Tuesday morning about the International Olympic Committee’s move to essentially ban Russia from the 2018 PyeongChang Games, minced no words.

“Bullshit,” he said.

“With everything Russia has done for sport — it doesn’t matter, I’m not just talking about hockey or something different — I think it’s bad.”

“It’s not just our country that did doping. Everybody got caught, every country.”

After the NHL said they wouldn’t go, Burmistrov said it was hard to take.

“We want to win the Olympics. It was hard for us.

“It’s even harder right now.”

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GIF- Colin Miller Hit On Alex Burmistrov

Five for charging and a game for Miller...

 

added 8:36pm, video added below...

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Post-Kovalchuk Thrashers Deep on ‘D’, Look to New Faces and Young Guns for Offense

For the Atlanta Thrashers, a team with just one playoff appearance in ten National Hockey League seasons (and not a single post-season victory to their credit), the time for a fresh start was clearly at hand.

By first turning a negative into a positive in moving on from superstar sniper Ilya Kovalchuk late last season and then raiding the cabinet of the cap-crunched Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta begins their new era, under both a new general manager and head coach in Rick Dudley and Craig Ramsay, with a wealth of promising youth and several veterans with recent championship experience.

They may no longer boast an individual showstopper but that formula wasn’t producing a consistent winner in Blueland anyway (and that alone rarely does as much anywhere). The post-Kovalchuk Thrashers appear to be headed for greener pastures, though there will be that little issue of replacing his 45+ goals, of course.

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