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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Kovalchuk left off Russian National Team

If your nose runs and your feet smell, then you're upside down

From an article that appeared today in Sport Express:

Atlanta Thrashers forward Ilya Kovalchuk will not be called to Russian National team for the upcoming World Championships in Riga, Latvia.

National team head coach Vladimir Krikunov
(who is also the head coach for Dynamo Moscow) is adamant he will not call Kovalchuk.

"I gave him a chance at the Olympics and at the World Championship last year", said Krikunov to Sport-Express.

"Who was it that got drunk in Vienna during the last World Championships? Take a guess! But for some reason, this wasn't written about in the (Russian) press. Instead, the coaches were blamed for everything.

"I can’t give him another chance. Let him travel to Hawaii and have a rest.

"He is an excellent player but when he arrives to a new city he takes the map and starts to find some restaurants. I’ll never work with him again in the National team."


Blogger gsdgsd13 said...

Well, at least he'll be well-rested for next season...

4/19/06, 10:42 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

I guess it's a good thing for us that we can still drink and blog, and nobody cares.

4/20/06, 1:28 PM

Anonymous fredorov fredburgerov said...

"He is an excellent player but when he arrives to a new city he takes the map and starts to find some restaurants."

This is just code making the claim that the kid is a lush.

4/20/06, 1:53 PM

Anonymous mrs. brushback said...

Who cares? Where's the story on last night's Pack game?

4/20/06, 2:19 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Where's the story on last night's Pack game?

Sorry, but I've been out drinking in Vienna. Maybe I'll have it posted later on tonight.

4/20/06, 2:55 PM

Anonymous Joe Strummer said...

Really where the hell is the super duper report on last nights game jr it's not like you work or anything

4/20/06, 8:35 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Wow, I thought Joe Strummer was dead. Or since 1979 he's sounded like it.

Even if I didn't have a job, it's still work being this annoying.

4/20/06, 9:00 PM

Blogger Brushback said...


Pavel Datsyuk, speaking in Sport Express about the situation with Kovalchuk and the National team:

"I have no plans to play in the World Championships, because we intend to go far in the playoffs here in Detroit. But if I were to go, I would want to see Ilya on the team.

"However, I am not the kind who gives advice to the coaching staff. Kovalchuk and Krikunov are two grown-up men, and they have to solve this problem themselves."

4/21/06, 10:04 PM


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