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Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russians playing under neutral flag at Olympics
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Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov believe Russian athletes should compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at all costs. On Tuesday the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, removing the flag, the anthem, and any athletes with a history of doping. However, clean athletes from Russia will still have the opportunity […]

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Shipachyov: Russians should 'think 10 times' before leaving KHL
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Vadim Shipachyov is happy to be home. A one-time prized free-agent signing by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, the Russian forward retired from the NHL on Thursday after his short stint in North America barely got off the ground. “The promises which I was given in America didn’t come off, but everything works out for […]

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PHT Morning Skate: The top 50 Russians in NHL history
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–Russian magazine Sports-Express put together a list of the top 50 Russian players in NHL history. To no ones surprise, Henrik Lundqvist and P.K. Subban are the ones who were able to crack the top 50 (Lundqvist was ranked sixth, Subban was 15th). “My style is true to who I am and definitely different than everyone […]

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IIHF will request names of 14 Russians flagged by WADA
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The investigation into Russia's Olympic doping scandal could soon impact the NHL. IIHF president Rene Fasel plans to submit a request for the release of the 14 hockey players implicated in the World Anti-Doping Agency's report on alleged systematic doping in Russia. “We will do it … at least if we find out they tested […]

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