Legendary Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman discusses Russian Five (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman made history during the 1995-96 season for putting five Russians out on the ice as a single unit for the first time in NHL history.

Check out what he had to say about the critical time in the history of Motor City hockey:

“I remember being on the other side – nobody wanted to take any players from Russia,” he explained. “They thought it as a waste of a draft pick. Getting the first two, and then Slava Kozlov came along as a young player from Russia, and then we got three…..I don’t think any of us thought about getting five of them.”

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