In case you didn't notice, there was an international tournament that took place in Bern, Switzerland recently As much as even some of my fellow Russian speaking writers want to downplay the importance of the IIHF World Championships and the victory, it was an important one.
But Dany Heatley(notes) of the Ottawa Senators may be right when he said that by no means this is the start of the new dynasty.
No one can forget how the Russian juniors were crushed by their Canadian counterparts just two years ago in an eight-game series, with Russia unable to win even one game. Simeon Varlamov(notes) was in goal for Russia. And trust me, he did not forget the humiliation.Read More »from The dawn of a new Russian global hockey dynasty?