“Let Hasek say one thing, and we’ll do our job. But the words of the general director and the guys were pleasant” – Evgeny Svechnikov

“Let Hasek say one thing, and we’ll do our job.  But the words of the general director and the guys were pleasant” – Evgeny Svechnikov

Attacker “Ak Bars” Yevgeny Svechnikov who once played for NHL club San Jose Sharks, told he wasn’t worried about the hype surrounding the story of the team’s arrival in the Czech Republic last season .

On October 7 and 8, two games between San Jose and Nashville were held in Prague as part of the NHL regular season. Evgeny Svechnikov (San Jose) and Yakov Trenin (Nashville) entered Prague, arriving from America with their teams. Two-time Stanley Cup winner Dominik Hasek criticized the league for the participation of Russian hockey players in exhibition matches in the Czech Republic. The club management supported the Russians.

– I liked how the team adapted to you when Dominik Hasek and the Czech radicals started demanding that Russians not be allowed to attend the San Jose exhibition match in Prague. So the Sharks said: “Either we will all come, with Yevgeny, or no one will leave.”

“It was good to have such support. On the other hand, I was new to San Jose, the only Russian was Sanya Barabanov. Maybe the Czechs weren’t thinking of me specifically, but somehow another to Russian hockey players in general, but we perceived it as: “Not much.”

Everything is political. Let Hasek say one thing, and we do our job. Formed, preparing for the trip. And the hype in the press was on the drum for us. But the words of the general manager and the guys were pleasant. Well, what, they will say quite a bit: like, pick up our reader.

They could have been silent.

– I’m not arguing, it was a nice moment that they supported us, – Svechnikov told .

On August 11, Ak Bars signed a two-year contract with Svechnikov. The 26-year-old Russian has been part of the Kazan club system since 2011 and played for the main team of Ak Bars from 2013 to 2014, after which he moved abroad. Last season, the striker played in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks – in 59 games the striker scored 14 points (8 + 6) with a utility indicator of -6.

The FONBET regular season of the KHL Championship kicks off on September 1 with an Opening Cup game between CSKA and Ak Bars.

Source : MatchTV

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