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RUMOUR: Russian Players Officially Gets Banned From The NHL

Published December 26, 2023 at 9:28 PM
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The aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has reverberated across the sports world. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) responded with a ban on Russian participation in international tournaments.

Former goaltender Dominik Hasek expressed strong opposition to Russian players in the NHL, particularly criticizing Alex Ovechkin for his response to the invasion.


The latest twist in this ongoing saga reveals that young Russian players are now under a directive from President Vladimir Putin, preventing them from leaving the country. Disclosed by Russian agent Shumi Babaev during a conversation with MatchTV, this directive highlights the complex intersection of geopolitics and sports, particularly affecting the mobility of aspiring athletes in Russia.


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