This is the video of the interview from the Dynamo.ru we have posted before (Title: "Ovechkin will prepare for the season with Kovalchuk")...
July 21st, 2010
Ovechkin's Q&A one more time:
Alexander, when you visit Dynamo training facilty, do you have nostalgic feelings?
Of course. It's my alumni, my native walls. So it's always nice to come back.
Do you know all of the employees here?
Of course. However some people have retired now. I'm talking about the grandma's and grandpa's who rooted for us and did everything possible so that players would feel comfortable.
Are you going to prepare for the season in Novogorsk?
Yes, I am. I think I'll start practicing in Novogorsk sometime on August 15th. In the meantime I will prepare individually with Kovalchuk and his personal fitness coach.
Do you plan to skate today?
Yes, I do. I need to "shake my fat" a bit. Get out on the ice and play for a half hour.
Everybody now knows that you have become an advisor to President of Dynamo club. How do you feel yourself in this position and what you think what is most important in the new job?
I think it's a positive thing for me and for the club. I will be asked about the NHL. I will be asked about the players, I think, too. I am all for it, always ready for the dialogue. If anything, they know my phone number.
Was it easy for you to agree to this offer?
Of course. You can't refuse such proposals.
Some of the fans are rather skeptical about the changes that have occurred with the Dynamo. Can you say something encouraging to them?
At first I was also upset because of the merge with HC MVD. But now I see that these people came to the club to make it better. Perhaps even better than now. So I look at this situation with the optimism.
At the end Tyurkin says: "If someone would say 5 years ago that I would be on the ice with Alexander Ovechkin, I'd say it would be the great honor... and it is..."
I had the post a while ago about Stevie Yzerman being honored at Dynamo training facility in Novogorsk, but too lazy to find it... Anyhow, Stevie Y is in Dynamo's alumni gallery with Afinogenov and Ovechkin (watch the video)...
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