Interesting new Geno interview ))) hockey(.)sport-express(.)ru/reviews/46950/
Thank you for the heads up! Some parts which I thought were the most interesting:
Evgeni, the 2014 vacation might be the most high-profile of your career. At any rate the tabloids were monitoring your every move at the Maldives and the internet was full of pictures…
Geno [laughs]: You’re probably right. Almost from the first day of my vacation the press was following me. If I’m honest, I’m used to these things, since it’s always like that in the US, albeit at the rink instead of in my private life. But my friend Anna wasn’t thrilled, since your colleagues didn’t always choose the most flattering angles to take the pictures from.
Do you have an issue with the Maldives authorities who didn’t provide more privacy for you?
Geno: We had a great time. So I only have an issue with the paparazzi. Or actually I just want them to be more considerate.
Now let’s talk about hockey. It seems like this past season has been the most energy consuming of your career.
Geno: I agree, the season was intense and difficult. Not just physically, but emotionally. I admit that after the failure at the Olympics I fell into a metaphorical hole. Fortunaly friends and teammates from the national team and Pittsburgh brought me back to life.
After the playoffs ended for Pittsburgh you lost the head coach and several managers. Are you tracking these developments?
Geno: Yes, I’m aware of what’s going on. But I’m not ready to comment on something which I had no influence on.
A couple of your teammates went to Washington.
Geno: I wish them luck, except in games against Pittsburgh. To be honest, I’m really worried about losing Brooks Orpik to Washington. We are good friends, we were roommates during away games. I’m afraid from now on we’ll only get to see each other on the ice.
There were rumors Pittsburgh could have signed Nikolai Kulemin. He would’ve been a great substitution for Orpik as a rooomate, right?
Geno: You are right. But what can you say? It’s a pity those were just rumors.