18 November 2021, 15:48
Darius Kasparaitis, the 1992 Olympic ice hockey champion as part of the United CIS team, expressed hope that the head coach of the Russian national team Alexei Zhamnov will be able to lead the national team to the gold of the 2022 Olympics.
“For Zhamnov, this is a new challenge, he is happy with this appointment and understands all the responsibility. I am also happy for him as for my friend and Olympic champion. It will certainly be difficult, but I hope that now he will become an Olympic champion as a coach as well. Especially when there are such assistants as Gonchar on the bench, ”Kasparaitis said. “Championship”…
Kasparaitis also noted that the Russian national team is capable of defeating any team and named the teams of Russia, Canada, Sweden and Finland as the main favorites of the tournament.
The Beijing Winter Olympics will be held in February 2022.
Former coach of the Russian national team Vladimir Plushev declaredthat the Olympics may lose in entertainment due to the refusal of the National Hockey League to let their players go to the tournament.