Former NHL goalie Byron Dafoe hide in the middle of the night in Omsk did the cleaning closet.
Why on earth? Dafoe told in the popular Spittin’ Chiclet-podcast story, which is eccentric but also very in the framework, which Russia's ice hockey world drawn, especially villeimpinä years.
Dafoe left Russia in October 2005, during the pre-KHL:er, when without follow lockout after strider got a juicy offer: a four month enlistment and million dollars clean hand.
I Thought about that a million dollars is a million dollars. I put up with anything for four months, he said.
Dafoe did not even try to ask he was more than a mercenary.
Arrived in Omsk, West-Siberian lowlands, he noticed, not the team coaches or the majority of players speak English. The club had an interpreter, which Dafoe resort.Groin punch
the Game began triumphantly, but did not go long, when Dafoen groin slam begins warm-ups. He cast the bench.
– said the coach bad in russia, that to me is nivusvamma, I can't play. He said that you have to play.
Dafoe is not agreed, but left on the ice. He ushered the team doctor. The doctor did research. Next, called up the club president's room.
He pushed Dafoen in front of the Russian-language paper and said ”you sign”, you sign.
the Doctor had told him that I had nivusvamma even before I came to Omsk and that was I long time on the sidelines. They wanted to reduce the millions of dollars my salary to $ 400,000.
Dafoe refused to sign.
They pulled the rug out from under and said, that if I don't sign, don't get anything.
Dafoe signed.Phone hot
When the $ 400,000 appeared Dafoen the american account, he decided to get out. Immediately.
I didn't tell anyone anything, except tulkilleni. Her husband to pick me up from my apartment in the middle of the night.
first stop was the ice rink. Dafoe apply for equipment and other goods booth. The following steps were according to him, james bondmaisen.
– in the Middle of the night, walking the hall in the hallway and I saw, when the president walked by. I went to hide a broom closet. He walked past me.
Dafoeta not been noticed.
the Journey continues in the morning to the airport. Dafoe flew to Moscow. There he feared security, that he would be stopped. That the Omsk someone would call to officers.
the Phone went hot. In omsk there was a game day, and everyone was calling after me, that where I am. I didn't answer.
Only when Dafoen Atlanta flight lifts off the ground, he could take a breather.
I immediately called to Order a double whisky.