Now that nobody is sending their best players to the Olympics any more, the Russians can get back to collecting gold medals that nobody cares about. I mean seriously. I never watched a single game of the Olympic hockey this year. It means nothing when NHL players aren't there.
Young people always wonder why Russia has so many gold medals in hockey and it's difficult to explain to them why but hopefully now they can see. It's back to being Russian KHL players vs the rest of the world'
As quoted by Pavel Datsyuk after the Russians won Gold. A Gold medal where the best in the world didn't play, non the less.
“When you play for your country and I win this medal, this special time, it’s more important,” Datsyuk said. “I have accomplished my dream. Now I have no dream.”
Maybe if he hadn't won a couple of Stanley Cups he'd think differently. Kind of a slap in the face again to the Red Wings and the teammates he won cups with. imo.