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An incredibly unique hockey-meets-politics column

Sometimes one must acknowledge creativity in non-hockey discussion, and the Oakland Press's Pat Caputo penned a column about the concept that one must separate the politics of a regime from the average person living in a country, and, well...

The world is in crisis mode because of what is transpiring in Ukraine. Russia is not respecting an international border. It’s brought back memories of that not-so-fuzzy feeling we had toward the Russians during the Cold War.

While the Cold War thawed, there has always been lingering animosity on both sides politically.

My hope is there won’t be the same intense dislike when it comes to the Russian people.

The Russian 5, and Pavel Datsyuk, their countryman, who followed them playing for the Red Wings, not only proved to be terrific hockey players, but presented distinctly different personalities.

Caputo continues, and his article's most certainly an intriguing read.

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Thanks George, great article and so true.

Posted by guy on 03/10/14 at 12:46 PM ET

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The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.