Yahoo! Sports' go-to Russian reporter Dmitry Chesnokov has the details from a Q&A Pavel Lysenkov did with Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky about his offseason. Topics range from his thoughts on being teammates with Ilya Bryzgalov, Bob's new wife Olga and her difficulty getting into the states last year, his honeymoon in Greece, Chris Pronger's leadership, and his current workout plan.
One of the interesting notes from the interview is that Bob says he's pretty much learned the English language now. More or less.
I have an idea about life in America. And I even know English more or
less. I tried it out in Austria. I understood almost everything, and I
can explain myself. Although I am not ready yet to give wide-ranging
All of his answers to Lysenkov seem thoughtful and the kind of responses you'd like to see from a young guy on your team. Bob also says the Flyers told him to bulk up a bit, so he's been working on his core strength.
He also doesn't seem to want to be anywhere other than with the Flyers.
Maybe you asked for a trade yourself through your agent? Semyon Varlamov moved from Washington to Colorado and now he has different horizons in front of him.
I didn't even have it in my thoughts to ask for a trade! Nothing terrible happened. There is just a new person in the club. Why should I move to a different team because of that? I like everything in Philadelphia. I want to compete for a roster spot, to play for the Stanley Cup with the guys. We have an ambitious club.
It closes with Bob being asked if it's his dream to play his entire career in Philly.
"Not a dream but a goal. This team has everything for hockey. I don't want to go anywhere," Bobrovsky says.
Finally, here's a shot of Bob and his new wife Olga.