Imorgon kommer alltså Russ Moyer till Umeå, i bättre form än någonsin. Bloggen tog pulsen på vårt senaste nyförvärv.
At first, welcome to Björklöven: – Thank you very much. I am really excited about joining the club.
Why did you choose björklöven? What was the main reason? – I really wanted to play hockey in a great hockey country like Sweden. I wanted to join a club with the history that Bjorkloven has. I want to help bring the club back to Alsvenskan.
What kind of player are you? – I am a complete defenseman. I love to play offense, but I take lot of pride in playing good defense and being strong on the penalty kill. I think I am a player with a lot of passion and a player that just wants to win.
Did you have any idols when you grew up? – My two favourite players growing up were Ray Bourque and Pavel Bure.
Who is the best player you have played with? Corey Locke a great offensive player and has been a great player in the American League for 6 years. Has never been given much of a chance in the NHL because he is quite small.
Who is the best player you have played against? – In juniors I played against many players who are current NHL players. The player who gave me the most trouble to play against was Derek Roy from Buffalo Sabres. He is small, fast and a great all around player.
Do you know any canadian guys who have played in Sweden?– I have known a few players who have played in Sweden. In fact for some years whil growing up, Swedish players would stay at my house in Canada while they came over to train. Since then I have always wanted the chance to play in Sweden. I also have an attachment to Bjorkloven as the former coach of the Club, Randy Edmonds, is a friend of mine and trained me in the summers for many years. I have worked at his hockey school for the past 10 years as well. He spoke very highly of Bjorkloven and Umea. He said it was his favourite place in all of Europe to live and coach, because of this I am quite anxious to join Bjorkloven and bring them back to Alsvenskan and contribute as much as I can.
I understand that you have been talkning to Tylor Michel about Björklöven. Whar did he say? – I have just spoken to him quickly and have never personnaly met Tyler. I have heard great things about his play and am looking forward to getting to know him and the rest of the guys.
In what shape are you in? Can we expect you to participate in the game on saturday at home against the finnish team Vasa Sport? – I am in the best shape of my life and have dedicated myself all summer to having a great season. I have not been on the ice for two weeks so i feel that after one or two practices I will be ready. I intend to play on Saturday and really want to join the team in a game.
You have a lot of beard. Is that because you wanna scare the opponents on the ice or just bescause you´re don´t wanna show your ID-card at the Swedish liqueurstore called "Systembolaget"? – I had a laugh when I saw the picture on the website. It is from the playoffs two seasons ago. Unfortunately I have no beard right now, but if the fans would like to see another big beard, I am sure I could grow one again, but that would be at their request.