Where is bar for special players? Its called some depth, who you named wasn't no one special. They have forward depth no one is denying that. None on defense. And point is, while other countries are moving forward, Russia hasn't moved with them. Over the past few Olympics they haven't bene anything special.
Vezina trophy winner, and 2 young rising stars arent special? Okay, going backwards? You sure are a hockey expert.
Go check iihf rankings for last 10 years