Alex Kovalev has signed a contract to play in the KHL next season but that certainly doesn’t mean he has forgotten his time here in Ottawa.
In an interview translated by Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo Sports, Kovalev took shots at the Ottawa media and at former coach, Cory Clouston.
Here is some of what Kovalev had to say
During his interview, Kovalev candidly discussed the hockey media, saying “Ottawa journalists “don’t watch hockey at all. When they fly with the team and go through the [metal detector] at an airport, their bags are filled with beer.”
He also said: “In two seasons I still couldn’t understand the ideas of our coach Cory Clouston” with the Senators.
Kovalev never really seemed to fit in under Clouston and took a ton of heat from the media and fans in this city. It was only a matter of time before he spoke on his time in Ottawa. Should be very interesting to see how the “Ottawa media” responds.