Hockey: “There usually are not sufficient Swiss within the NHL”, says Mark Streit –

Hockey: “There usually are not sufficient Swiss within the NHL”, says Mark Streit –

On the sidelines of the pleasant match between CP Bern and Nashville, which takes place on Monday (8 p.m.) within the capital, was capable of chat for just a few moments with Mark Streit, residing legend of Swiss hockey and shareholder of the SCB.

Is there any must introduce Mark Streit? The previous worldwide defender performed 12 seasons within the NHL, even profitable a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2017.

Above all, the 44-year-old Bernese was the primary outfield participant from our nation to win within the prestigious North American league, in 2005/06. The previous Montreal participant has impressed many Swiss hockey gamers.

Streit additionally hopes that this match towards the Predators will encourage extra younger Swiss to observe hockey, some Bernese juniors having even had the possibility to rub shoulders with Roman Josi and Cie on Sunday, throughout coaching.

“I acquired the compliments from Josi and Niederreiter, it is good” On Sunday, at a press convention, Josi and Nino Niederreiter had been naturally stuffed with reward for you.

MARK THE STREET: Sure, they gave me many compliments, it is good of them. It was at first goalkeepers like David Aebischer and Martin Gerber who took an necessary step ahead for Switzerland. After which me as an outfield participant. However I believe extra compatriots ought to attempt their luck within the NHL. There are about ten now, and that is not so much. The constructive is that these gamers are stars of their groups.

Bern, Michaël Taillard

“Distinctive for Josi and Niederreiter” If an NHL membership, Nashville, got here to Bern, it is partly due to you. It would not have been attainable with out your enjoying profession.

MARK THE STREET: It is an distinctive expertise, and it is unimaginable for Swiss hockey. Additionally it is distinctive for Roman Josi and Nino Niederreiter to have the ability to play within the nation, in entrance of their household and associates.

“Sadly, I’ve by no means confronted a Swiss membership” A match like this, you have to be itching to play, proper?

MARK THE STREET: After all (laughs)! After I performed in New York, there have been typically rumors that the Islanders had been coming to Europe. Sadly, that by no means occurred, and I used to be by no means capable of face a Swiss membership. However then the New Jersey Devils got here right here in 2018, then the Philadelphia Flyers got here to Lausanne in 2019. It was stunning.

“I do not assume the Predators will kill themselves on the ice” Will the depth be there throughout this pleasant match?

MARK THE STREET: I do not assume the Predators are going to kill themselves on the ice. However they’ll nonetheless wish to win. They signify the perfect league on the earth, so they’ll play with delight. That is their final take a look at earlier than the beginning of their season.

World Collection (03.10)

Bern – Nashville MO 8:00 p.m.

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