The Russian hockey community reacted with pride after four of that country’s legendary players were named to the NHL’s list of Top 100 all-time greats. Along with Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin, the list included Pavel Bure, Pavel Datsyuk, and former-Capital Sergei Fedorov.
However, some commentators and former players were upset that more Russian greats didn’t make the cut.
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Before Dynamo’s game against Ak Bars Wednesday, there was a pre-game ceremony to honor Caps captain Alex Ovechkin. The Russian machine, who played a big part in capturing gold for Team Russia at the 2012 World Championships, was given a championship ring from one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time, Vladislav Tretiak.
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