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So Hischier explains his difficult season in the NHL

Have you received from General Manager Ray Shero, the release for the world Cup already?
Yes, the release is there. We briefly talked to each other, I said, I would like to go. And he immediately said it was okay. It is not a big thing.

How it goes for you in the next few days?
First of all, I must vacate my apartment. I've rented for nine months, so I have to adjust my furniture. I have engaged a rein company. For next season I'm looking for me something New. Probably something Similar, in an apartment complex where other players live. When I fly back, I do not know yet.

In two weeks, on 26. April, plays Switzerland in Sierre, France. Suitable for you, as the Valais, for her debut in the senior national team, right?
(laughs) Absolutely, of course that would be cool. But it is still not sure when I will play for the first time.

As of the season from the delivery circuit at the Devils? We shake Hand, then the players are scattered in all directions?
Around so, Yes. We were on a Team and the conclusion of the meeting, then each told the other goodbye and went away.

How do you feel?
There is a certain fatigue is already there. But the is probably more in your head than physically.

"The fatigue
is probably more in the head
as physically."Nico Hischier

For the Devils, it was not a good season, missing the playoffs was early. How did the Team?
This season was quite different than the previous one. Of course, it pushes on the atmosphere in the Team, when you lose so often. This Winter led us in front of the eyes, how good the League is. And how difficult it is to create the Playoff. We made too many little mistakes which cost us games. This can happen once, but it happened much too often. In the last few weeks and months, we tried to show that we are as bad as the rankings say. But it wasn't easy.

With 30 Assists, they were the best passer of the team with 47 points, the second-best points collector. How satisfied are you with yourself?
I would be much happier if we had made the Playoff. But with my services I can be basically satisfied. I felt good on the ice, was stronger in the game in front of goal and in the corners. I've become a bit more powerful in the last summer. I would say: I was not very good, but not bad.

Then you would give a 5 as a school grade?
(laughs) A 4-5 or 5.

most Recently, she wore the A assistant captains. The extent to which their role has changed in the second year?
I was surprised, as I was assistant. This shows me that I am on a good path. The Coach has confidence in me. And that I have a good acceptance in the Team. I have never had a Problem with a team of colleagues. But I'm still the Youngest, always look on the Older, not Vice versa. I can still learn a lot.

What is the impact of the failure of your storm partners Taylor Hall from December?
On my game, he had no great influence. Certainly, it is positive if you play together with such a strong player like Hall. But I tried to play without it my game. Logically, its doors were missing.

they Experienced for the first time in her career such a difficult season?
This is so. I think it is good for me to experience something like that. I tried to stay and go every day with a Smile to the stadium positive.

"I tried, nevertheless,
go every day with a Smile
to the stadium."Nico Hischier

you managed?
Not always. There were times in which my mood was moderate, when I went to the Training. But as I said: From such experiences you can learn a lot.

Timo Meier was in San Jose with 66 points in a Swiss record-setting season. You had contact with Him?
Yes, when we were in San Jose, we went to eat together. It's cool that a Swiss has such a season.

The Devils won the Draft lottery, again pulling as the First. The American Jack Hughes is regarded as a number 1 Center, like you? You see this as a threat?
not at All. On The Contrary. If one is a Fan or player of the Devils, you can look positively into the future. We have many Young, and now a very good player. This is positive for us.

2018 left the Devils you are not in the world Cup play. Have you followed the tournament anyway?
I had a wrist injury, so it went. Of course I followed the world Cup at home in front of the TV like any hockey fan. And cheered for the Swiss.

What do you expect from the world Championships in Bratislava?
The expectations of us will be after the silver medal. I see it as a Challenge, look forward to it. I give my Best that Switzerland has such a barrel. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 11.04.2019, 06:32 PM

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