Pittsburgh will play Washington in the open air under the "Winter Classic" project on Jan. 1. Does it hurt that this time you won't be able to celebrate the New Year's Eve ?[In Russia it is main holiday instead of Orthodox Christmas that follows it -tj]Ha!
Playing in the NHL I've missed so many holidays that I don't pay attention anymore.
Have you been on the football game in Pittsburgh? Can you imagine how many people will gather in the stands at the arena for your game?
I was there like 5 times. Now I even understand the rules of American football, and I like it. The stadium itself and the atmosphere is impressive. I think our game against Washington will be an extraordinary event.
For your friend Maxim Talbot this match will be beyond the matter of principle. You have certainly heard of his criticism of Alexander Ovechkin, have you?
Of course I've heard. But here is hard to say anything definite. I recently talked with Talbot. Maxim said that his words simply were not interpreted right. Here is it's hard to say who is right or wrong. I think we'll meet again before January, and will find out.