While Evgeny Kuznetsov led the Caps in playoff goals (along with Alex Ovechkin) and carved out a spot in the top six last year, he doesn’t seem satisfied. Wednesday morning via a photo from @jgains, the Caps’ second-line center was out at Kettler alone doing skating and shooting drills. And apparently, this has been a routine thing.
— Josh Gains (@JGains) July 22, 2015
Last week in an interview with Pavel Lysenkov, Kuznetsov revealed that his training for next season began even before July started.
“Yes, I have been training for four weeks now,” he said. “I am training with the team coach, just like I did last year. It’s convenient – everything you need is in the room. When ice is available, we skate. I also do running by myself.”
“My wife lets me sleep at night,” Kuznetsov continued. “I try to help out [with the baby] during the day and when I have a day off.”
Maybe that stigma that Russian NHL players don’t care or don’t work hard should be a thing of the past.
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