Team USA was in contention for the bronze medal at the World Championship earlier today, but sadly not even the magnetic looks of Ronald SASG Hainsey could prevent a Swedish victory. Damn.
A few minutes ago, Russia beat Canada in the gold medal game. I don't believe Kovy had a point in this game, but he was the team's leading scorer and probably the best player of the entire tournament. In short: Russia wouldn't have won without him. Hopefully two gold medals in two years will put the Czar in a magnanimous mood...
THIS JUST IN: The Czar named Tournament MVP. Congrats, Your Excellence.
Now sign the contract. And ask Nikulin and Radulov to come to Atlanta.
UPDATE: Apparently Dany Heatley just can't help this thing he does:
Kovalchuk was left screaming at the referees after having a tooth knocked out by an inadvertent high-stick from Dany Heatley. There was no call on the play.
Good thing that the Czar-Mom is a dentist.