some of this sounds like pure garbage, especially the part about his hockey team always winning etc. Thats just nonsense said to make Putin look like some kind of ego-maniac. Putin is not this shallow or stupid. Is he a good guy? I doubt it, is he this childish? no hes not. The west is so stupid in trying to portray him like this. He is what he is, the leader of a dangerous and corrupt country, obviously hes no saint he grew up in that enviornment. Is he reasonable and approachabe? yes I think he is and the west needs to seriously consider working with him. They dont have the right to judge people all the time, especially with out evidence.