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Russia’s A-Train On Track


As the 2010 Vancouver Olympics near, the Russian national ice hockey team are early favorites to bring gold back to the motherland. A Russian triumph in Vancouver may depend on the solid play by the defensive unit led by Ottawa Senator Anton Volchenkov. Volchenkov, who is having another strong year with the Senators, has been subtle about the Russians chances stating, “With [Sergei] Gonchar and [Andrei] Markov, we’ve got a couple of real good players and I have some experience but we won’t be trying to get goals.” With the possibility of becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, Anton Volchenkov may have more to play for than Olympic Gold.