Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/04/10 at 11:54 AM ET
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
There was no shortage of interested teams, so why the Senators?
Well, it is a Canadian city. You know how Canada is with hockey; playing up there is something special. If I was going to leave, I wanted to go someplace where hockey really mattered. Also, we played against them a lot in the playoffs and I do believe they are a good team. They played us very tough in the playoffs. They are very close to winning the Cup, and I believe I can help them go that next step.
The Penguins weren’t willing to give you a third year, and a lot of people believe their reluctance was the sensible move.
Yes, I can say before you ask that it motivates me. My goal is not to play just until that third year. I want to play in the NHL until the (2014) Olympics. They are in Russia, and I would love to be there for my country. Three years was never going to be the end of my career.
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