Hockey Night In Canada Podcast: Russia’s NHL evolution from Mogilny to Ovi
When Canadians have been launched to Russian hockey at the Summit Collection in 1972, many have been stunned on the talent and beauty the Soviet’s exuded.
They hardly ever retaliated once they have been met with bodily adversity. Their stoic nature was wonderful to watch, however they have been labelled as “smooth”. Many specialists thought you could not win a Stanley Cup with Russians on the roster.
Boy, have issues modified. This previous season, Alex Ovechkin turned the primary Russian participant to captain his group to the Stanley Cup. He additionally gained the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP.
On this episode of the Hockey Night in Canada podcast, we’re speaking concerning the evolution of the Russian hockey participant within the NHL.
WATCH | Meehan talks about bringing Mogilny to the NHL:
We spoke to former Sabres normal supervisor Gerry Meehan, who was concerned in a James Bond-like mission to convey Russia’s Alexander Mogilny to america.
We additionally chat with Ken Holland, who has been with the Detroit Crimson Wings for 36 years as a scout and GM. He was instantly concerned in getting some big-name Russians into the NHL.
These Russians performed an integral half within the Crimson Wings championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002.
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