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Russian team to go to court over Malkin defection

Updated: August 13, 2006, 11:05 AM ET
Reuters

MOSCOW -- Russia's Metallurg Magnitogorsk will go to court to seek compensation from the Pittsburgh Penguins after the sudden disappearance of their best player, Evgeni Malkin, the Superleague club's head said on Sunday.

"They all like to talk about democracy, the American way and then they shamelessly steal our best players. This is pure sports terrorism." Gennady Velichkin, Metallurg Magnitogorsk general director

"We're all in shock," Gennady Velichkin said after Malkin, Pittsburgh's ...

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