For the first time in 15 years, Russia won the IIHF World Championship. Congratulations to Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and their fellow countrymen for a brilliant achievement. Russia and Washington Capitals fans are very proud. It's nice to see some of our Cap's enjoying a championship win before going on holiday. That's got to make the time between now and the start of the NHL's 2008-2009 season a little bit happier and easier. They've got a lot to celebrate right now. Let's hope we get to celebrate a different kind of championship next spring. Winning at the Worlds might just add some experience that could be very helpful in that effort.