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From the Wall Street Journal, comes a highly enjoyable back-and-forth between Russian Olympic hockey coach, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov, and a member of the media. While taking a break from pushing the foolish "Blame Ovechkin" narrative, Bilyaletdinov discussed his own future in rather macabre terms.

Q: What future, if any, do you see for your own work and for your coaching staff? Because, you know, your predecessor was eaten alive after the Olympics—

A: Well then, eat me alive right now—

Q: No, I mean—

A: Eat me, and I won't be here anymore.

Q: But we have the world championship coming up!

A: Well then, there will be a different coach because I won't exist any more, since you will have eaten me.

Q: But you're staying, aren't you?

A: Yes, I will remain living.

Yes, you remain living, Zinetula Bilyaletdinov. For now.



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