I am a family man. I do not want to be considered a womanizer or a ladies' man. I do not want to be attributed to romances that I never had. And example for me is my parents, who have created a strong family for life.
I can't stand bad breath.
If I have a bad game, coaches, teammates tell me not to worry, next game I'll score. When people tell you this, it makes you comfortable.
Moscow is a big city. It's all nerves - something's always happening somewhere. D.C. is a quiet, calm family town.
I think it's very important for the Chinese people, the Chinese government to build lots of hockey rinks, bring some coaches here and learn the game, and I think they will do well.
I believe sport brings people together and allows them to feel united for a common goal.
If you compare Russia and America, they are two different worlds. People, cars, clothes. Girls' figures. Especially girls' figures. Why do you think that is, that when an American goes to Russia for a week, he stays for two extra weeks? Girls! And when a Russian goes to America for a week, he leaves in five days. I'm serious!
Sport is important for children, especially from disadvantaged places, to bring up their self esteem.
I have a good relationship with Russians, and with Americans. So I'm neutral.
I want to be a winner. But you can see Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky - that kind of people - where you can see and say yeah, this is players who win everything. I want to be in this page, too.
I'm proud to be Russian. We have probably the best country in the world. Everything is the best: hockey players, cars, girls.
I never look forward. I live for today. And if you think about what's going to happen in a year, in two years, then you begin to plan. And plans never come true.
Every milestone is special.
In Moscow, if you have money, you're king. If you don't - sorry, man, get lost. I mean, it's like this everywhere. But in Moscow, it's much more hard-core.
Anyone who plays in the NHL dreams to win the Stanley Cup and I dreamed as well to be one of them and raise the cup in Washington and bring it home to Moscow and celebrate with my friends and my parents.
Mother Nature give me a hell of a body. My parents or whatever. Thanks, Mom and Dad. Mother of nature... From Russia with love.
The New Year is probably the biggest celebration in Russia.
Every time when the season starts you have a goal, right? To reach the playoffs. You reach the playoffs, and then the next step is to win the Cup.
When someone asks to sign on the money I always refuse. Bad omen.
When you play hockey, you don't have any fear. As soon as you step on the ice everything goes away and you're focusing on the puck and focusing on the play.