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Cannes 2014: For Soviet hockey icon Fetisov, a movie as history lesson
Cannes 2014: For Soviet hockey icon Fetisov, a movie as history lesson

Slava Fetisov remembers the moment like it was yesterday, the knock on his U.S. hotel room door when he was visiting the country as captain of the Soviet hockey team. Outside stood Lou Lamoriello, the New Jersey Devils general manager, with an offer of freedom that would be irresistible to most in his position. "He said, 'You can get in a car now, and we'll give you a nice house and a nice contract and also take care of your family, and you don’t have to live like this anymore,'" Fetisov recalled in an interview. "It really would have been easy to defect. But I couldn't do it. It was illegal, and I couldn't turn my back on my country." ...

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