Putin Scores 7 goals.

The Make A Wish Foundation couldn’t have done better

It was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 63rd birthday on Wednesday, and he marked the occasion with an eyebrow-raising show of sporting excellence.

In a live televised broadcast, Putin took to the skating rink in Sochi to play a specially arranged celebrity ice hockey game.

Putin’s team included current and former hockey professionals, but proved to be the real showstopper himself, scoring seven goals in a 15-10 victory.

Vladimir Putin… member of the “Trophy Generation”?
Retired NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, 57 and 44 years old respectively, played admirable supporting roles, as the likes of Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu, and oligarchs Gennady Timchenko and Arkady Rotenberg came up short for the opposition.

The president was given a giant trophy after the game, as well as a medal for his services to ice hockey.

No, actually the edict of the “Trophy Generation” is everyone gets a trophy, here only Vladimir Putin gets one.

Restraint was in order.  He scored seven goals.  Surely the MVP of the rigged mulligan filled game.
May be worth noting, or maybe not, North Korea’s All Stars tied Dennis Rodman’s all-stars 110-110.  But I guess the purpose of the two are different… with Vladimir Putin, it was all about wish fulfillment, ala… er… The Saga of Batkid?

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