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Google-translated ‘Aww’: Coach Bill weighs in on Russian team Captain Pavel Datsyuk

Here's today's barely-touched, Google-translated Russian tidbit of the day. R-Sport snagged this quip from Russian coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, speaking about Red Wings forward and Russian captain Pavel Datsyuk:

"On the Russian team there are lots of strong players, and one of them--is, of course, Pavel Datsyuk," Bilyaletdinov told reporters. "I understand why he's loved by the team, and why all the fans love him. Datsyuk's a fantastic hockey player, a fantastic teammate, that's why he was chosen to be captain. Datsyuk--he's a player who needs no introduction, everyone knows him and everyone likes him."

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That appears to be an accurate statement in all respects

Posted by pcoffey on 02/17/14 at 02:42 PM ET

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