National Team Head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov comments on National Team roster for Olympic Games in Sochi:
- Initially it was decided that two goalkeepers will be called from NHL and one from KHL. Yeryomenko won the contest againstVasily Koshechkin and Konstantin Barulin for right to be in roster. This shows successful actions in Eurohockey tour and KHL.
Concerning Sergei Soin as well as Yeryomenko he is two times Gagarin Cup champion and he won’t show his nerves before eminent opponents. He also will be able to help in short-handed game and deterring of rival attack potential.
Valeri Nichuskin challenge is caused by the fact that we saw his game for Dallas during the trips to North America. He is now in a very good shape. Somewhat it’s an advance which must be justified by extremely gifted and talented player. I’ll repeat: at this moment he is in a good shape.