New Geno interview for Russia 2, complete with the jean jacket he's apparently decided to live in this off season... vk(.)com/wall-3314280_923285
On why he went to Minsk: To be honest, at first I didn’t want to go. There was this story that after we lost in game 7 against the Rangers, a Russian reporter came up to me and asked if I wanted to go. Being emotionally down of course I said that I was tired and didn’t want to. Afterwards I was reading the news and people were not pleased. What I said hadn’t been taken out of context, but I said it after a game we lost when we were leading the series. After that loss I couldn’t be like, “Quick, give me the tickets, I’m gonna go over there right now!” The next morning I woke up and talked to Tretiak and Znarok. It was a totally different situation. They told me that the team needed me.
On Crosby: He’s number one for me. Not just on the ice (although he’s obviously the best hockey player), but in the locker room and just in life. He’s a very humble and pleasant young man. Because considering how famous he is in Canada and in the US, he is very humble.
Int: Thanks for coming, it’s a rare treat having you here.
Malkin: But that’s your fault. You never invite me to your show.
Int: And that’s a bit of teasing from one of the best hockey players on the planet. […] Please say in was a lie. We always invite you and you never agree to be on the show.
Malkin: Are the cameras still running?