Is Ovechkin's pre-season training in jeopardy?
Turned out it's pretty hot in Moscow, but last year heat records will remain unbeaten, reports KP.RU. The most sultry afternoon will be on Wednesday, when the thermometer will raise to 35 degrees C (95 F). However, the weekend will be slightly cooler. The hottest day in the Russian capital was on July 29th of last year. Back then the thermometer showed 38.2 C (100.76 F).
So what it means for Ovi? Probably less cross-country running and more working inside the air-conditioned gym. At least there's no smoke in the air. Last year it was hard to train even inside because of the smoke.
Team Russia's new Coach visited Bryzgalov's hockey clinic in Moscow and Bryz complained about heat.
SovSport.ru reporter Ponomarenko:
Mr. Bilaletdinov, what was the purpose of your visit?
To see the kids, how they train," tried to laugh it off Bilyaletdinov. "You've asked about a rejuvenation."
But you were talking mostly with Bryzgalov...
And we talked with Ilya. We have known each other forever.
Did you talk about the national team?
At the RHF (Russian Hockey Federation) request I now give all interviews about the national team only through their spokesman. Naturally, we talked about the future. A player like Bryzgalov is important for our team.
After this brief talk Coach left the arena where Bryzgalov held a hockey clinic for young goalkeepers.
Interestingly enough after the clinic Ilya refused to talk about what specifically he was talking with Bilyaletdinov.
"We talked about the weather, what else," smiled Bryzgalov. "About how hot it is now in Moscow."