Interview Questions for Kyle Brodziak & Ivan Koltsov
I will be at the WHL/Russia game on Wednesday with access to the practice in the morning and the players after the game. If you have questions for either of the two Oiler prospects playing, please post them here.
No promises with Koltsov as I have no idea if he can even speak English or if there will be a translator or anything like that but as always... I'll try.
Is your strength defense or offense? What was the feedback from the oilers in terms of what you had to improve to take to the next step.
Are you working with a skating coach? How would you describe your speed?
Does the fact that your size and age might mean a legitimate shot at a starting job with the oilers next year give you any special motivation or is toronto more realistic?
What is yor current height / weight?
With the great play of yorself, Fleishman, and brodeur, can the warriors win it all this year?
Currently, you are second in the WHL in goals and points. Is this a surprise to you? You have almost as many points so far this year as you did all last season. Have you set any numerical goals for stats this year?
Did you have any indication going into the draft that you would be picked so late?
Where did you expect?
What is your goal for next year?
What would be a succesful season for your team this year?
Who did you look up to in your first couple seasons (who had the biggest impact) on you?
Do you hope to come to North America in the near future?
What are your personal goals for this season?
Do you speak with the Oilers org. reagularly?
Who was you're favorite Russian(or any nationality) hockey player growing up?
Do you think the Russian hockey program for minors has improved or declined since your time in it/since the break up of the U.S.S.R. ?