May 5, 2011.
For the most part almost everything was already published, but it is interesting to watch subtle details of the interview. Here Ovi is completely surprised by
Tarik's question about knee injury and denies it. I believe him, just by the tone of the voice, I believe him, otherwise he should win an Oscar. :-)
Ovi: "It was something I had for almost two months..."
That's gotta be a wrist injury.
Malamud: Upper body, lower body, any body?
Ovi to Malamud: "Слава, ну ты как всегда, е мое" (Slava, you are as usual) :-)
Ovi: "I am gonna go back to my old old coach when I was 15 or 16..."
Ovechkin started playing for Moscow Dynamo in 2001-2002 season when he was 15 or 16 years old. The head Coach of Dynamo at that time was Vladimir Semyonov. But I think Ovi is talking about Zinetula Bilyaletdinov who left Dynamo to coach in Switzerland just a year before. Or it could be Vladimir Krikunov.
Here's an excerpt from his interview he gave in 2008:
Who of your coaches had the toughest monstrous workout program?Well, he did at the beginning of this season.
Krikunov. Maybe another one was Bilyaletdinov. What I saw in America, their workout regimens are not even close. That's why I never had any problems in Washington's pre-season training camp.