[You] Shone in the national team again will storm the NHL?An awkward translation, to be sure. Let's see how Russian Hockey Fans translated it:
Yes, it is firmly decided. Of course, the salaries in the KHL longer, but the level above the ocean. I'll break through there. In the meantime, try to break into the world championship!
I am determined to return to the NHL next year. Surely the salaries are better in the KHL, but overseas the level of play is higher. I'll try to make the first team in the NHL. And I'll try getting on the roster for the World Championships too.
Over the weekend, I participated in a forthcoming podcast for The Hockey Writers and pontificated that Filatov's behavior since leaving the Blue Jackets led me to believe that he was enjoying life in the (Russian) Kontinental Hockey League enough to think that he might be willing to forego NHL glory for home cooking, income tax-free KHL salaries and being a rather big fish in a comparatively little pond. Apparently that's not the case. Shows what I know about the post-pubescent Russian male mind!
Filatov has mentioned in the past that he is driven to emulate his hero, Ilya Kovalchuk, and be a star in the NHL. If we wants to come back after a season in the life of a sports celebrity in Moscow, I guess he means it. Go figure.
After the fold, the entire Google translation of the SovSport article...some of which makes sense. If you know Russian and want to try your own translation, go here.
Nikita Filatov: Salaries are higher in the CHL, and the level - in the NHL
- I like it here! - Once said Nikita, jumping out of the locker right in the skate. - Many guys I know from the youth team. Coaches - for CSKA . Very fun first lesson takes place.
- Shone in the national team again will storm the NHL ?
- Yes, it is firmly decided. Of course, the salaries in the KHL longer, but the level above the ocean. I'll break through there. In the meantime, try to break into the world championship!
- Now to the young players of great attention. Invite a team to control the match - perhaps your first step to the Olympic Games in Sochi ...
- About the same time, many say ... I'll try! Olympics - another of my dream.
- And if the club hockey in Sochi will not release?
- Do not believe in it. Talk! At the Winter Games want to play the best hockey players in the world. No they do not delay.