"How much I do I love hockey? I can’t even describe ... In my hometown of Chelyabinsk, hockey is religion. Only one sport: hockey."
Growing up in Russia, Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov was so obsessed with hockey that he would dread the few days around New Years when the rink was closed. In The Players' Tribune, Kuznetsov opens up about the nuances of Russian hockey school, playing with Alexander Ovechkin and why you never, ever dump the puck in the KHL
Read Kuznetsov's article on The Player's Tribune.
Since I can't quote Kuznetsov's article in here, I would like to link it: http://theplayerstribune.cmail20.com/t/t-l-iuldult-hijjkdklj-t/