However, during an interview Nazarov, who previously played in the NHL, said he spoke with former teammate Derek Boogaard and may have had a secondary motive for being in New York...
And how would you comment on your interest in Boogard?
- It's clear that nothing has been decided yet, and that general manager Alexei Zhamnov is ultimately in charge of personnel questions for Vityaz. But I've known Derek ever since we played together for Minnesota, when he was taking his first steps in the NHL. Even then I guessed that Boogard would make some noise in the League. And that's happened.
I'll phrase the question in another way: during your trip through the NHL are you searching for a fighter for Vityaz?
- First of all I'm here on national team business. But — I won't hide — the problem you mentioned is solved...
...if Sather is somehow able to unload Boogaard to Russia he is officially a magician.