Yesterday during Caps media day André Burakovsky chatted with sverigesradio.se.
“There’s a whole other level here compared to where I came from. It’s the best league in world. The quality of the players and passes are much higher. You really have to be on your toes in every drill, you can’t fall asleep on the job here.”
How do you think the team has welcomed you?
“They have been amazing. I think everyone has made me feel welcome. It’s a great bunch of guys and everyone is talking and joking around with me. It’s been great actually.”
How are you getting along with the other Swedish guys on the team?
“Really good. I have a close relationship with both Marcus [Johansson] and Nicklas. We talk with each other all the time and do things together. They are two great guys that are important for me to have here.”
You told me that you might move in with Nicklas Bäckström eventually?
“Yeah, we have talked about it, that I should move in with him and his family, Liza [Backström’s girlfriend] and Haley [Bäckström’s daughter]. I’m looking forward to it and think it can be really good for me to live there. Nicklas has been around the block a few times and knows how things work. By being close to him I can learn a lot. It’s going to be fantastic fun to maybe move in with them.”