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Russian hockey coach Gennady Velchkin is upset that his best player and top NHL prospect Evengi Malkin is gone and headed to the Pittsburgh Penguins. "They all like to talk about democracy, the American way and then they shamelessly steal our best players. This is pure sports terrorism," Velichkin said. Hmm, intersecting choice of words when if you believe internet reports, that say the Russian league is run or at least greatly influence by organized crime. Over the last few years the Russian mob has been linked in the media/internet to many professional athletes. Accurate or not where there's smoke...There's fire. A prominent Russian Figure Skater had their car blown up or so says the news. The Russian sports executive who was investigated for his alleged involvement in the Salt Lake City judging scandal was found shot to death gangland style. There are well documented cases of the Russian mobs attempt to extort money from Russian born NHL hockey players. Now that's sports terrorism! Mr. Velchkin, the American way is to allow the individual the FREEDOM OF CHOICE! Take a look in the mirror, I think some of your countrymen wrote the book on "Sports terrorism".