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by George Malik on 02/18/14 at 11:01 AM ET
I wasn't quite sure how to handle this story from a Red Wings perspective, so I'll turn it over to DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose:
The newly-formed Russian Hockey Hall of Fame used Monday’s off day in the Olympic hockey tournament to unveil the first 146 inductees, including four with ties to the Red Wings’ organization.
Although the museum is more than a year from being completed in Moscow, the hall’s committee used the Sochi Olympics to create interest in the inaugural class that features former Red Wings center Igor Larionov and defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov, Sergei Bautin and Dmitri Mironov.
All but Bautin were members of Stanley Cup-winning Wings’ teams.
The weird part? Roose continues, and notes the following:
There are a few obvious omissions to the first class of great Russian players, like the remaining members of the Wings’ Russian Five – Sergei Fedorov (three Stanley Cup titles), Vyacheslav Kozlov (two Stanley Cup titles) and Vladimir Konstantinov (one Stanley Cup title).
In post-Soviet Russia, fame haul you?
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