"In Hamilton, the focus is clearly on the wrong things" - Magnus Nygren
Should I interpret what you still think it was a good decision to leave Canada and Montreal's organization to get home to Karlstad and Färjestad?
Magnus Nygren: "Yes, great! It was the best thing I have done! "
You repent that you went over?
"No, absolutely not! It was probably three of the most instructive months I had in my life! As I have said before, and I stand by it! It's not every morning you wake up with shattered glass on the car and gets quite aggressive, personal threats made against you. I lived in Canada's most criminal city as it was, and still try to keep the focus on you actually are here to play hockey! It's not just a fucking test on whether you can survive the day, as well! "
Far from Karlstad, in other words ...?
"Yes, really. Since this exemption to get home, be safe and really keep 100% focus on what to do. .. It was incredibly tough over there, and in the end I felt that life is worth more than this. But I learned Super much of this! "
And hockey? Did you learn anything on the planet?
"It's a very different climate. It is not at all the same, there is no system but it is the law of the jungle. "
For it was not fanatical fans who smashed the Windows of the car, in some sort of misplaced frustration that you had lost a match ...
"No, it is live 600 000 people in Hamilton and unemployment is at 33 5. They shoot people for $ 100! As for the fans, so we had not so many.We had a hall which took 19 000 and the cut of the matches was the 13th, and the gang was nothing to worry about. "
A very welcome and lovely injection in PP, it feels like you have found the joy on the ice again!
"Yes, indeed, and outside too! To come home and play for a team that is passionate about extremely much, friends and ... then is not it all, I know of course. There is business in everything, so it's ... But personally, I have received a reply on what is most important, to feel comfortable and feel good. It is clear that there is steel men, too, they could sit there in Hamilton and just rub it through ten years, I certainly think so. But I think, on the other hand, there are so many people who have this to fall back on; playing in her hometown, and for a team that you love! "
So it was one of the lessons, that hockey isn't everything?
"Well, I think probably there somewhere still, but if you don't feel comfortable, you will not be able to play good hockey."
Hockey over there then, how it differs from it here at home? More emphasis on attack than defense?
"Honestly, it was not focused on anything really in Hamilton. It's more focused on what's going on off the ice. The guys who are thinking more of the singles to be dating after the match. I can not even go into it, but the focus is clearly on the wrong things! "
Particular with the AHL has been a part since we removed the restriction rule for non-EU citizens. Many young Swedish players leaving early Swedish hockey to be trained to the NHL, AHL, and SHL have in turn taken in a lot of players from the AHL. If we're going to start with the Swedes who are in a hurry and go to North America so I've talked to a lot of transatlanter who say that the games in Europe and SHL is often gives a better development and is a better showcase than to go over to the AHL ...
"They (transatlanterna, my note) are really a heads up when they come here! There are not many who ... He Campoli (Chris Campoli, Hv71, my note), for example ... He has 400 career NHL games, but is no star here! It becomes such an fuckin eye-opener for them to come here. Take my coach in Hamilton, he said: ' what are you going to Sweden to do, what is the League? '. Come on over and look for yourself, I think. Therefore, it is not for nothing that one by one of the transatlanterna will be issued out of our League! Addiction does not and gets to go home again, there's nothing more with it! "
Then it works, of course, not the more physical style here with the judgments that we have in the SHL ... The perception of tackles, for example!
"No, it is understood. And over there, you could make an outright assault and still only get away with a forbid. Totally crazy! "
How is it for you next year? You still belongs to Montreal, but is loaned to Färjestad this season. Have you talked something about next year, and as regards the terms of the contract?
"The discussion is well-half running, but I do not know at all how it gets. I don't know how much I have to say, but it can probably be so they can force me to go back. It is, after all, I have chosen to write on that contract. Then take I that they may not want a player who definitely does not want to be there. "
"Then the NHL is something that everyone dreams about. ... But, I am wheat fan, that is. .. " He quiets down.
How does it work if you would agree to demolish the contract? Have you got any sign on bonus you must repay in that case?
"They asked how we would deal with it there and I said to that one, please feel free to keep. They have not really given me anything more than the salary I got when I was there. "
And now "rent" care for yourself for the rest of this season?
"Yes, I can only pay by Färjestad now, none of them, and it feels very good. I went back on the contract I signed with Färjestad last year, so it is the agreement between us. "