Ovi's in Novogorsk. Nice place for training, isn't it? Birches, pines, running cross country, awesome...
Here's the video interview by Nikita Berezhkov (cut and paste the link): www.hotice.ru/events/video/1147/
Alexander, how do you spend your vacation?
As you can see... moving... with hockey stick in my car
Just recently you got a job with Dynamo as an adviser. What are your job functions?
Well, advise the President on some questions that arise, help kids' hockey school like doing hockey clinics for kids, help maybe in very small details that need to be solved...
Mikhail Tyurkin said that you already helped him with some small NHL nuances that he can use in KHL. Can you tell about them?
Why would I? (smiling)
It is interesting.
It is some confidential stuff that I don't want to discuss (smiling)
If it is not a secret, how much do you make at Dynamo?
Mot much. I am making more in America. (smiling)
Tyurkin said that you were ready to financially help Dynamo's kids hockey school. Can you tell more about it?
It's not the financial help, it is help in shipping to the kids sticks, skates, uniforms, i.e. shipping the equipment to the kids from America, to those who are in the Dynamo's hockey school. I also help last year, actually this year, to Mordvin's [Alex Mom is of Mordvin, i.e Finnish ethnicity - tj] kids hockey school. I've sent a hockey equipment including skates, sticks, uniforms for 30 kids. They were very happy. You have to help the kids if you can, why not?
Just recently you've recorded your first rap song. (Ovechkin grins) Can you tell about it?
Nah, nothing to talk about it. The song is the song, nothing special.
Can you sing it?
Nah, I don't have a good voice.
Last season you started your own line of clothes. This year you've recorded a rap song. What is next?
Maybe I'll become a journalist.
Do you have a perspective?
Why not? I know all the questions...
Today NHL rejected Kovalchuk's contract. Can you comment on it.
So far no comments, and no answer. (Ovi's shaking his head) That's all, I am leaving. (In the back Tyurkin and some other guy are approaching and Ovi greets them, "Hi")
Second part of the interview is with Dynamo's President, major-general, PhD, head of Russian INS Mikhail Tyurkin...
How did you come up with an idea of hiring Ovechkin as on advisor?
I can tell you this: Alexander Ovechkin has never left Dynamo. This is his alumni club and when we looked at our best graduates Ovechkin was the first and the right choice. I think it is very helpful for KHL and for Dynamo club.
In your interview you said that Ovechkin had really helped you with some nuances that you were going to use from now. Can you tell about them?
I'd say one of the main nuances is the attitude to the business. As far as I understood in the NHL the hockey players and the management are very serious about how they conduct the business. If we will start using the same attitude in the KHL, on the same level as it is in the NHL, our hockey will change as well.
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