russian players

Okay, so Yuuri’s hobby is gaming.

Has there been art done of him playing video games? Is there an artist somewhere who also finds the idea of Yuuri gaming in baggy house clothes, thick socks, in the zone and ignoring a whining Viktor in the background cute as hell?


For some reason, I imagine Yuuri to be a console gamer? I think we have only seen him with his laptop, but still, I don’t know. Somehow I imagine him playing solitary games and RPGs. He probably tried MMORPGs, I guess. While I think Yuuri would get stressed out by the demands of real-time gaming - not to mention the weird-ass angry players… yeah, I’m looking at you Russians - it’s also fun to imagine him as that Asian kid with a strong af high-level mage trouncing everyone else. But maybe his one true online friend is Phichit, lol.

Plot twist: Yuri Plisetsky is an Angry Russian Gamer™ and probably encountered Yuuri at some point online without either of them knowing.

I’m an afternoon tea type of girl. I come from a Russian background where we love our teas. So between lunch and dinner after training I come home and I love a nice cup of tea with jam in it, as we drink it there. Black English Breakfast tea with raspberry jam is my favorite.
—  Maria Sharapova, professional tennis player

fun fact: tater absolutely knows all the best eurovision songs from the last fifteen years or so. the other guys try to chirp him for it but tater has no shame about it whatsoever. you haven’t seen true emotion until you have seen a 6′3″ russian hockey player belt out euphoria by loreen

bonus: kent knows tater is The One the morning he comes into the kitchen to find tater making breakfast in just his boxers, dancing and very loudly singing along to abba (there may be a video. just for posterity’s sake. kent will never admit it.)

Ok! So, apparently there was this guy irl named Viktor Nikiforov…

He was a Russian Olympic ice hockey player in the 50s.

They were both born in December, albeit on opposite ends of the month, but that’s not even the craziest part!

If you look at his deathdate, Nikiforov died in 1989. Alright, now here comes the best bit.

Our Viktor…this guy: 

His official age according to the Wikipedia is 27. Which means he was born in 1989. That very same year!

And I’m just gonna leave this here.

Washington Capitals memes
  • Whenever kuzy stands next to ovechkin someone goes “wow it’s the best russian hockey player in the world, oh and ovi”
  • Braden Holtby is actually a robot, saying “i’ve never seen him go home, have you?” when Holtby is leaving the rink.
  • Carlson is actually swedish
  • if you look backstrom in the eye you see how you’ll die
  • Every time someone expresses indecision of some kind of what they’re going to do later that day or over a break someone always says “have you been to the monuments?”
  • In the group chat everyone talks in caps lock cause capitals.
  • refer to fights as make out sessions.
  • National’s park is treated like a restaurant. when they’re going to baseball games they say they’re out to dinner.
  • everyone has notifications turned on for andre burakovsky’s twitter
  • They all get REALLy excited when Andre tweets
  • back to the fighting is make out sessions thing they say things like “wow tom you have a lot of pratice making out” 
  • They named the whiteboard in the lockerroom Michael Latta. Tom sends selfies in the group chat of him and the whiteboard
  • Saying, “is it a ping pong table or a dining table?” when it’s neither.

Important Questions from Justin Oluransi’s very Logical and Scientific brain:

If Alexei “Tater” Mashkov can lift THIS much one handed and I weigh THIS much, can I be lifted one handed by a very large Russian hockey player?

And how could I get to test this theory?

This is purely scientific, of course

I’m always seeing fancasts for the SMH, but I’ve never seen any for the other minor characters, soooo..

This is Evgeni “Geno” Malkin. He’s a Russian hockey player who plays for the Pens and LET ME TELL YOU. HE IS BASICALLY THE REAL LIFE ALEXEI MASHKOV.


and by smol I mean 6′3″. This dude’s a fucking beast. 

He also has a habit of lifting his right leg during cellies.



and he’s always smiling? He’s just happy to be playing hockey, y’all. 


long story short: Geno = Tater 


he posted this on instagram with the caption “new friend” and if that isn’t such a Tater thing to do idk what is 

He kind of think maybe I wouldn’t come for the holiday because we’re kind of in a rivalry right now in the same division. So, I said, ‘Oh, come on, Bob. On the ice, we’re not friends, but in other things, we’re still friends.’ I still love him.

Dmitry Orlov, WaPo

With the holidays approaching, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov got a nervous phone call from one of his closest friends. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was planning on hosting a few Russian players at his home in Columbus, but he was worried Orlov would decline the invite.

That is stupidly cute.

What’s Going on with Jeff Sessions?
  • Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, was found to have met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice in 2016. During Session’s hearing with Congress in January he was asked  whether he had any contact with Russian officials, Sessions said he did not.
  • The big deal: Jeff Sessions is the head of the Department of Justice and is responsible for enforcing laws. It is against the law to lie under oath. If Jeff Sessions is found to have intentionally deceived the United States Congress, he will have committed perjury.
  • Senators from both parties have called for Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation revolving around Russian election interference. Major players in Congress from the Democratic party have called for Sessions to resign.
  • President Donald Trump commented that he has “total” confidence in Jeff Sessions and doesn’t think that Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from the Russian election interference investigation.
  • Previously, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned due to confirmation that he had spoken with Russian officials.

Read up on the situation (WP)(NYT)(CNN)(BBC)(TIME)

This list shows the best Points per Games Played players of all time. ALL except for Kent Nilsson, Dale Hawerchuk, and Evgeni Malkin were named to the NHL 100 list. What does Geno have to do to get some recognition? The man essentially defected from Russia (they told him he had to stay an extra year, which he did, and during a trip to Finland, he escaped and made his way to the United States to play hockey for the Penguins, keep in mind this is an oversimplification of what really happened). He had to learn a new language, new system of hockey, new everything basically. ALL he had was his skill and ability. But he’s succeeded and surpassed the expectations that were set to him. Yet he keeps being overlooked.

The fact that he was not named was an outright blasphemy. He’s going down as one of the best Russian NHL players of all time but the NHL doesn’t want you to know that. He is the ONLY Russian to have ever won the Conn Smythe in the years it’s been awarded, but the NHL doesn’t want you to know that. What will it take for him to get the proper recognition he deserves?

Vera Menchik (1906-1944) was a chess player of Russian and Czechoslovak origin who became the world’s first women’s chess champion in 1927. She won first place in the Women’s World Championship six more times, in every other championship held during her lifetime.

She lived in England, and gained a reputation as the strongest female player in the country, although she could not participate in national competitions on account of her citizenship. She held the world champion title for 17 years, longer than any other player.

Mathew Barzal #2

Requested by Anon(s):

1.  Could you please do something cute about Mathew Barzal??

2.  Can you do a cute Mat Barzal one where another player says something about you and he gets protective, I have so many mat Barzal feels rn 😍

*AAAAHH!! I hope you like this one. So much feels. :) Not totally about a person saying something about the girlfriend but I hope that’s totally fine. Enjoy!:)*

Originally posted by oliverkylington

Hockey butts are the best butts. Also, hockey thighs are the best thighs. You looked at the parade of European hockey players in front of you and grinned to yourself. You may be perfectly happy and in love with your boyfriend – who also has a great butt and an even more amazing pair of thighs – but you’re not blind. You recognize good butts when you see it.

One of the Russian players looked at you and smiled so, naturally, you smiled back. You’re not a snob.

He waved at you before saying something to his teammate. He turned back and took three steps towards you when you felt a heavy arm pull you from behind.

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We never got to meet Hardison’s Nana and that should be changed.

So everyone else on the team had people from their past showing up.

In Archie we met the person who introduced and trained Parker for a life of crawling through tight spaces, gymnasticing (know that’s not a word, don’t care) through moving laser traps and rappelling down extremely tall buildings.

With Eliot there was his first love Aimee. There was Moreau. And there was Vance.

From Nate’s past we got to see his ex wife Maggie, his ex-best friend/kinda frenemy Sterling, his childhood best friend Father Paul and his dad Jimmy Ford.

Even Sophie, whose past and identity will forever be veiled in mystery got like four. Marcus Starke from The Two Live Crew Job, who she worked with at some point. Tara, who owed her an apparently pretty big favor. That Russian hockey player who helped her steal the Stanley Cup. And auntie Countess of Kensington.

And I don’t think we ever got even one person from Hardison’s past.

What I’m trying to say here is that we need a Leverage movie and it should be about Alec’s Nana and how the trio pulls Sophie and Nate out of their “retirement” to help bring justice to whoever it was that did her wrong. 

But it should also include embarrassing baby pictures, a bunch of Hardison’s foster siblings, and at least one scene that showcases both where Hardison got his good heart and his fierceness from.