Two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov spoke about the reluctance of many Finnish NHL players to participate in the World Cup.
“Perhaps the Finnish players are no longer patriotic, as people would like in Finland. In Russia the situation is the opposite.
All Russian players from the NHL want to play for the national team, if there are no injuries or any serious personal circumstances.
I know that players have disagreements with coaches, but this is second-rate. Much more important is the opportunity to wear a sweater, on which the name of the country is written, “Fetisov said.