Sushinsky: if Russia summoned Panarin, it would calm the public
Former president of Omsk “Avangard” and ex-forward of the Russian national team Maxim Sushinsky commented on the call Alexandra Ovechkina, Nikita Kucherov and Andrey Vasilevsky to the Russian national team at the Olympic Games-2022.
“Vasilevsky and Kucherov – definitely had to be in the top three hockey players, they will play for the Russian national team at the Beijing Olympics. Ovechkin? Probably too. Why not? We must look at the state of Alexander during the season. If he is okay, then, of course, he will help the national team. If not, then I don’t see the point. We went through all this: everyone has their own age.
Would it be more illogical to call Panarin instead of Ovechkin? If I understand correctly, it was necessary to name the players who will go 100%. Probably, if the Russian national team now named Panarin, it would reassure the public. If I were a coach, I would do just that. Instead of whom? Instead of Ovechkin. Understand, there is still Ovechkin for health reasons. It was necessary to take a young one: who will definitely be ready for the Olympics.
Panarin has no disagreements with Russia – he has his own opinion. Why, if a person has his own opinion, is he forbidden to talk about it? On the contrary, a person can only be praised. Panarin’s statements should not affect the call to the Russian national team for the Olympics. I hope everything will be fine, “- Sushinsky in an interview with the correspondent of” Championship “Salavat Murtazin.
Ovechkin, Kucherov and Vasilevsky called up to the Russian national team for the Olympic Games 2022