Question: During the game against the USA, to some parts of the audience, it seemed that everything was very easy for you today – do you agree with that?
Knyazev: No, it wasn’t such easy! At some time in the second period, maybe, but apart from that, especially at the beginning of the game, it was a quite hard struggle.
Question: In that match you received a two minutes penalty plus game misconduct for a cross check – was it necessary for you to do that, or stupid?
Knyazev: Oh, it was necessary at that time of the game…
Question: You play for AK Bars Kazan in the Russian league, so you are a teammate of the Germn Jan Benda. What do you think about him?
Knyazev: Oh, we have a very good team in Kazan, and Benda is a very good player, so he fits perfeclty into our team.
Question: How do you communicate with him? Does he already speak Russian?
Knyazev: Yeah, he speaks Russian very well, and if there would occur any problem with that, we also could talk to him in English.
Question: You were drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes; are there yet any plans for you when to go there?
Knyazev: Yes, I’ll go there in August.
Question: Do you have a favourite hockey player?
Knyazev: Hmmm….. I kinda like Brian Leetch, but not enough to call him “my favourite player”.
Question: What’s your favourite team in Russia?
Knyazev: Spartak Moscow.
Question: And in America?
Question: Could you also imagine playing in another European country?
Knyazev: No. Only in Russia or North America.