Photo: Chris Gordon
We’ve been covering Evgeny Kuznetsov for the last five years with unequaled vigor. From the wacky celebrations to the KHL/NHL waffling, Kuznetsov’s been the focus of our website and my personal favorite hockey player even before he crossed the ocean last year. So relaying this next story is wild.
Before game seven on Monday, RMNB’s Chris Gordon was asked at practice through a spokesman where he got his new iPhone case. The case is white and has the RMNB logo on it. The person inquiring was Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Later that day, Kuznetsov scored the biggest goal of his young career. And on Wednesday, the Capitals were back at Kettler, this time readying themselves for their second round opponent, the New York Rangers. Chris, writing for The New York Times (which is also awesome), had brought an extra iPhone case for Kuzy.
As soon as Kuznetsov entered the locker room, he beamed when he saw what was waiting for him. After saying “thank you” softly, he agreed to take a photo for Chris.
And so now, one of the most talented Russian hockey players in the world has a RMNB iPhone case. Now we’re not sure if he’s going to burn it in effigy, taunt Alex Ovechkin with it, or actually use it.
But this is really cool. For all the hours of sleep I lose doing this site, tiny moments like this make it all worth it.
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