R: The team management does not forbid players to spend time in places (clubs) like that?Hmm. I guess I could be a woman and worry about the content of this interview, but the truth is that I dont give a crap what Semin says or does as long as he gives 100% at the rink.
AS: There, its not how things are done, nobody monitors anybody. Not like in Russia. Like they say, NHL is a league of professionals, whose preparation is their own business. You can come out on the ice in any condition - lacking sleep, for example - but you have to do what is asked of you. And if you do it, nobody will say a word to you.
R: Did the parents take it hard (regarding expulsion from the Russian World Cup team)?
AS: Dad played hockey himself, he went through it all, so he understands everything. Mom worried a lot - women are women.
R: So what kind of lifestyle do you prefer?
AS: Ours, of course. There, at 8-9 pm, there isn't a soul on the streets, what is there to do? One practice a day - and that’s it. Thank god we have 82 games: practices, games, transportation - on account of this, the year passes very quickly. Otherwise, it’s the doldrums.