Denver Post recently wrote that you will end career. What do you think about that?
I have never expressed in a similar spirit. That I would end with hockey. So I do not know how it was created, it's more a journalistic canard. Personally I'll wait and see what the options are. If there are any I will continue. If not then I will probably retire.
Would you like to stay in Colorado?
I think I will not be signed by Avalanche. For unknown reasons I have lost the confidence of the coach. He gave me little opportunity to play. And I think that the coach will be signed for at least five years (meanwhile the mentioned coach Joe Sacco got two-year contract extension).
As a captain you have often finished the games on the fourth line.
Lately I was not scoring so it went that far. My ice-time fell to ten minutes, did not play power plays. Some guys here have double the time on the ice than I do. When I see how it plays here, I think I will not get a new contract.
It can be said that this was the worst season of your career?
It's true. My feelings about it are very bad. We did not get into the playoffs and it was not good individually too.
Did your chronic knee injury played any role?
It was quite fine the whole season. If it stays like that, it would not be bad at all.
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