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Olympic hockey as NHL bounce? Nyet!

The NHL won't get much of a boost from the excitement in Vancouver, and that's OK

Updated: March 3, 2010, 9:04 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Other than Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, everyone seems to have emerged from the Vancouver Games with a more positive outlook on humanity. Russia finished sixth -- sixth! -- in the medal standings, with 15, and only three of those were gold. So Medvedev, a guy with a serious yearning for the rhetoric of the Cold War, is demanding heads roll (only figuratively, we presume) in the Russian Olympic hierarchy. The machine must once again churn forward.

"I think that the individuals ...

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