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Russian Winters: Legends Aren and Bronze-Medal Games

russian winters: These were the undrafteds and the unwanteds the castoffs of the Canadian hockey factory, according to Toronto Star. Yet because of the collective setbacks that made the NHL a non-option, these were also the unbreakables honourable lovers of the game who'd persevered through Russian winters and Euro existences to anonymously pursue a passion. These were players, the Team Canada brain trust told us, who'd spent key moments in their careers being told no. Now that Canada's run at a third straight Olympic gold medal is over, we've come to find out there's a damn good reason why many of these guys are mostly anonymous. Legends aren't made in bronze-medal games. After a 4-3 semifinal embarrassment at the hands of the not-so-mighty Germans, it's probably only fair most of them stay that way. ( As reported in the news.