Our field reporter BobbyG:
TJ, I found these YouTube video clips today. They must be very recent since Ovie is wearing Nike apparel. I'm guessing it was around the time Bauer visited him in Moscow for the Dynamo facility tour
No, I believe it was shot in New York at NHL headquarters. No idea who is interviewing Ovi though...
Ovechkin: My summer was pretty much the same as in previous years, except I've spent more time in Moscow than in previous years when I'd came back from America. Everything was the same, I rested, and at the end, one and a half month before the season, I started training.
Interviewer: Did you change your [fitness] coach?
Ovi: Not really, it was Dima's [Dmitri Kapitonov's] brother Sasha [Alexander Kapitonov]. I've prepared well, and he gave me the plan to work out. It's a month before the season starts and I still have things to do.
Interviewer: Is there a big difference between last year and this year?
Ovi: Of course there is, but to say that last year I prepared bad is not correct. In principle I've prepared well, but it was mostly planned for the season and playoffs, and... with every new year I come to better undertanding what it needed and what is not needed. It 's because you mature and get more experience.
Ovi: Again like my previous answer, I became older by one year and I got more experience, more knowledge and it's not like the rookie year when everything was new. Of course, everything could turn different, I could've returned back to Russia if my first season wouldn't be good or first 3 seasons wouldn't be good as it, thanks God, turned out. And I wouldn't be sitting here, but would be sitting in Russia. Thanks God for what happened and you can't complain about it.
Ovi: No, it was not because I played bad or Syoma [Semin] or Backie or Green. All guys played, of course everyone has different role, but to blame one person why we lost because he didn't score or played bad in one episode... that's not right, everybody worked and played hard, you can't blame a one person
Ovi: You know, for 4 years in a row I have only one goal; to win the Stanley Cup. That's why the plan is to play well and prove that you have earned your place on ice and that you are worthy of playing this game.