Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/16/06 at 09:50 AM ET
The throng of reporters and cameramen was stacked up six or seven deep, and if you were not in the first two or three rows, it was impossible to hear the newcomer answer questions about everything from his favourite book ("I don't read a lot; I think the last book I read was the Da Vinci Code") to what kind of car he drives (a Cadillac Escalade). His choice of car is fitting, because the Moscow-born Samsonov spends the offseason living the American dream in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, a community where imported autos are not welcome. Detroit might seem like a strange place for a National Hockey League player to settle, particularly one who had spent his entire NHL career in Boston before he was traded to Edmonton at the deadline last season. But, in a way, Samsonov is getting back to his roots. In 1996, he left Russia as a 17-year-old to play for the Detroit Vipers in the International Hockey League and Detroit is where he met his wife, Meghan.more
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