Monday, June 02, 2008

Cherry: Ovechkin Is "Best Player In The World"

A tip of the hat to Tuvan Hillbilly for translating an interview that Sport-Express's Slava Malamud did recently with Don Cherry.

Highlights include:
  • On Alexander Ovechkin: "I really like Ovechkin. He plays like you have to play hockey. He has speed, he shoots, he hits… I think that he is the best player in the world."
  • On Team Russia at the World Championships: "I am always impressed when a team plays strongly and with passion. This might be the influence of Ovechkin."
  • On Sergei Fedorov (sort of): "He is good. Fedorov, Larionov—I like them. But Ovechkin stands alone. He is following in Bure’s footsteps—the best Russian."



1) Few could/would disagree that Ovechkin was the best player in the NHL this past season
2) Also have to wonder if Cherry's not so hidden dislike for Crosby influenced this observation a tad as well?

Jimmy Jazz said...

That's high praise coming from Sir Don.
Those visor wearing Euro softies... At least they've got talent.