Russians or Rangers?
Wednesday October 01st 2008, 8:17 am

Alexei Cherepanov was asked during a post-game interview yesterday who he would be rooting for in today’s Victoria Cup match between the New York Rangers and the KHL’s Metallurg Magnitigorsk. The Ranger prospect had no trouble chosing his future team over his fellow countrymen. “I don’t know if I’ll get to watch it… but I’ll probably root for the Rangers. After all, they’re closer to me. (smiles)”

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    i smile after hearing his answer too!

    Comment by amos 10.01.08 @ 11:45 am

    That’s got to be reassuring to Rangers fans. This will also be a chance for Nikolai Zherdev to re-introduce himself to Team Russia brass….

    Comment by RS 10.01.08 @ 11:52 am

    Ha ha, on Russian websites this comment wasn’t taken too kindly in some instances. Fans didn’t find it to be too “patriotic”. : )

    Comment by Kovazub94 10.01.08 @ 1:25 pm

    that’s why i’m smiling haha. i think this kid honestly wants to be in the nhl, but hes diplomatic enough to not come out and say so while under contract. obviously jagr didnt teach him that nyuk nyuk

    Comment by amos 10.01.08 @ 5:55 pm

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