“Varlamov is a good goalie, but Bobrovsky should have been chosen” – Tretiak on the Russian national hockey team’s defeat at the 2014 Olympics

“Varlamov is a good goalie, but Bobrovsky should have been chosen” – Tretiak on the Russian national hockey team’s defeat at the 2014 Olympics

President of the Russian Hockey Federation (RFH) Vladislav Tretiak on , he told how the Russian team could have avoided defeat to the Finnish team in the quarter-finals of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

At the Sochi Olympics, the Russian team led by Zinetuly Bilyaletdinov failed to advance beyond the quarterfinal stage, losing to the Finns with a score of 1:3.

— The performance of the hockey players is painful, because everything could have been completely different. We could have won against the Americans, but our goal was not counted, which was one hundred percent. There was one rule, but the NHL had others. The Americans knew for sure that this was a goal, but the rules are different. We would then not have contacted the Finns.

— Do you have any grievance or resentment against Bilyaletdinov?

— When we spoke to him, I said that Varlamov – a good goalkeeper, but you had to bet Bobrovsky . Bilyaletdinov told me that he won the 2012 World Championship with Varlamov and believed in him, but he didn’t know Bobrovsky very well. It was a mistake, because Bobrovsky could have removed it,” Tretyak said on the “Gromko” show on .

The Sochi Winter Games took place from February 7 to 23, 2014.

Source : MatchTV

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