Capitals prospect, defenseman, Russian U20 National Team-member. We can now add one more title to the resume of Alex Alekseyev: diplomat.
There is little love lost between the Russian and Czech national teams, a history going back well before the fall of the Iron Curtain. At the December 28 U20 match between the sides, tempers flared once again, with two players nearly coming to blows.
A glare from Alekseyev, however, was enough to calm things down. Video of the incident and game highlights follow below the jump.