Ilya Kovalchuk was ready to win the Stanley cup

Ilya Kovalchuk était prêt à gagner la coupe Stanley

In the eyes of the attacker Ilya Kovalchuk, the shutdown of the national hockey League (NHL) is a sort of coitus interruptus, because he believes that the Washington Capitals were on the right track for run to the Stanley cup.

Acquired by the “Caps” in a transaction with the Canadian on the 23rd of February, Kovalchuk did not have long to revel in his new organization, scoring four points in seven games with Washington. The troops of head coach Todd Reirden had kept a record of 3-2-2 with the Russian in the training. In spite of the troubles in February, she stood again at the top of the Metropolitan section with a folder of 41-20-8, a point ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers.

However, the pandemic of sars coronavirus has slowed the enthusiasm of everyone.

“We were ready. In recent meetings, we had really played well,” said the veteran during the podcast, “Cam & Strick Podcast” and whose remarks were picked up by the site NHL.com.

“It took me a little time for me to adjust to the game play, and all the rest. However, there is a great group of guys and I was very excited to be here, he continued. This is not only because of the fact that[Alexander] Ovechkin is my friend. There are excellent odds to win something special. I think these guys are ready. They have experience, they are healthy, big and strong.”

Other good words for the Habs

In addition, Kovalchuk has not forgotten Montreal, where he worked for a few weeks earlier in the year 2020. He recalled once again his great appreciation of his stay in Quebec, as short was he.

“In Los Angeles, I didn’t play often and I missed almost a month. When I arrived in Montreal, the team, the supporters and the atmosphere were incredible. I stayed there a month and a half, but I felt at home, he said. There is a good group there and I believe they have a bright future in front of them.”

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