SovSport.ru, July 31, 2010 Alexander Ovechkin: "I do not know how to fight! Someone else does it for me":
At the end of Kharlamov Trophy ceremony Sovietsky Sport held a competition for fans. Of the 157 questions that readers asked Ovechkin on Sovsport.ru site, we selected the five most interesting in our opinion. And Alexander himself has determined the winner. [The winner received a prize - tj]Source: http://www.dynamo.ru/press.php?full=13792
"The day before I got into the Internet and read all the questions," warned Ovechkin at once.
Maybe you'll find the ones that you liked. Here we go...
Hokkeistka: "Alexander, how do you retreat from the heat?"
I'm on vacation so I am lying by the pool in a chaise lounge. And I can advise it to everyone.
ReCiDiV: - Materazzi after the well-known episode published a book "What I really said to Zidane", which had 249 options of exchange between the players in the final of the 2006 World Cup. Does Pittsburgh's Max Talbot write a similar book about you? Is he gonna get what's coming to him? [or is he gonna get punched in the face... loose translation - tj] Why did he attack you? How will you respond?
And Sasha, are you aware of this story? (Otar Kunanashvili)
Yes... (nodded Ovechkin). No need to respond. A person can say whatever he wants. The ice will show it all.
So are you ignoring Talbot?
"But I wrote a column about it," argues Otar. "It's not royal to respond to such attacks. Ovechkin is the king, and that one from Pittsburgh is a schmuck.
As73: - What product you would not advertise in any way?
Cigarettes. Because smoking is harmful to your health.
LGileva (Larisa from Ekaterinburg): - In one of your interviews, you said that the meaning of life in the States is very simple: obey the laws and you'll fine." And what is the meaning of life in Russia?
Exactly the opposite (Laughs).
From canada.kp.ru (h/t to Emily)
Ivica9: - When did you last time had a street fight?
In fact I should avoid fighting.
Is it according to the contract?
No, in general. I don't know how to fight [not good at it - tj]. Usually they fight for me.
Which questions did you find the most interesting?
The last, about the fight. Greetings, Ivica! (Ovechkin said it to live a television camera on our website and boldly signed a red baseball cap "Sovietsky Sport".)
Ok, the last street fight? (with Malkin's agent who got punched in the face :-)
The last hockey fight? Mike Richards and Ovi in exhibition game:
I can tell you, Ovi could be very good because he is a natural talent. For a guy who "doesn't know how to fight" he was very good at avoiding Mike Richards' punches. Not a single one reached Ovi and Mike, unlike Alex, is an experienced fighter. So whatever Great Eight does, he can get good at it.