What's happening with him? will he ever be able to play hockey again? It would be nice to see him play with Kovy, Kovy he would get more than 47 points a year for sure and media are always talking about influence on the youngsters, I believe he would have a very good one especially on Perez and Kost.
lol he's retired my friend, heads Russian Hockey now
Nonetheless he is the reason my childhood was amazing (one of them at least )
He was recently interviewed on the TEAM 1040 in vancouver.
Apparently, his General Manager duties were only a one time thing and that was for the olympics.
As for the chances of him coming back, I'd say that they are zero. The motive isn't there. He enjoyed his time in the NHL, he has no regrets, and he's moved on. Plus, even if he wanted to come back, his knee is still problematic.
Really? That's too bad, for an entertainment aspect it'd have been nice to watch their "best-on-best" teams play with that vigor more often as they seemed to be unwilling to let Pavel down in '06.
And does it still amaze everyone knowing that he's still only like 37?
yeah, its too bad. He was the most electrifying player of the 90's. But guys with his all out and no fear style always run the higher risk of a shortened career.
As far as the russian players playing with extra motive because of Pavel being the GM, I dont know about that. I think some of the veteran russians weren't thrilled with the selection including kovalev who said something to the extent of: I play for my country, not for Pavel. Russian Hockey is never without its fair share of politics.
As far as the russian players playing with extra motive because of Pavel being the GM, I dont know about that. I think some of the veteran russians weren't thrilled with the selection including kovalev who said something to the extent of: I play for my country, not for Pavel.
lol sounds as though I'm out of my element when discussing the Russian Hockey Federation having not followed it closely for a while
Originally Posted by Clumsyhab
He just turned 36.
Yeah, all I knew was that he had an early 70s birthday, makes me even sadder