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A Russian Interview With James 'Myrtle'

09/11/2013 at 6:48pm EDT

from Slava Malamud at Sport-Express

In other matters, subject only Ovechkin our conversation was not limited. Questions on the eve of starting in October NHL accumulated many. What's cooking for the first full NHL season postlokautny? Which league will come out of the very rapid in its recent history of the summer? What are the prospects of Russian stars - both on the ice and in terms of a career in North America? What to expect from the Olympians? How Sidney Crosby's health, in the end?

- During the lockout enough gloomy predictions about the future of the NHL, but for now, it seems, the league has experienced remaking without consequence.Do you agree?And what's the deal?- The first question Myrtle.

- I think it's pretty fair assessment. Moreover, I hear whispering officials that profits in the coming season will take off again in heaven. The fact is that this year's planned six matches in the open air in large stadiums, sponsors and outflows during the lockout happened. And why is that? We have already seen the same thing: the fans have short memories. Once returned to hockey, and they come back. Ratings during the shortened season were terrific. Loss of 34 league matches will not cause much harm. Or not cause at all.

much more (Google translation)

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