Today the roster for the Russian Olympic team was released. I scanned the list, and saw the usual suspects: Ovechkin. Malkin. Datsyuk. Kovalchuk. Markov.
But no Zubov.
I checked again, but still no Zubov. Why?
Does the Russian GM not recognize talent when he sees it? Is he blind? How could he leave the highest-scoring Russian defenseman ever off the team?
It broke my heart. Zubie is so highly underappreciated, and I hate it.
I’ll still find it in my heart to root for Russia, since I love Ovechkin and Datsyuk, but not as much as if Zubie’d made the team.
Maybe come Olympic time, the Russians will regret their poor decision not to include the great Sergei Zubov…