PLAYER JOURNAL: PAVOL DEMITRA
Pavol Demitra Journal Entry Four | Entry Three | Entry Two | Entry One
Nov. 28, 2005
It was great playing in St. Louis. I was a little nervous in the morning. Walking over to the rink brought back a lot of memories. It was fun. I'm glad we beat those guys. It's always great to beat your old team.
I still have some old friends there. Keith Tkachuk and Petr Cajanek are two of my best friends on that team. We saw each other the night before. We went out for a little dinner and we talked. It was definitely fun. It was nice to be back in St. Louis.
Conny, Fro and I are having a lot of fun. Lately it's been great playing together because we're winning and we're playing well. Conny and Fro are great players. We just want to keep it going.
It was nice to be at home playing hockey during the lockout. It gave me a chance to rest my body. Now with the new NHL, I'm so excited to be playing for a new team. It's a lot of fun, especially with our line being so productive. I don't worry about how many points I get. I just know that we're playing well.
It's always fun to play for my country, and that's something I'm also looking forward to doing in February during the Winter Olympics. Hockey is No. 1 in Slovakia and people will go crazy when the tournament starts. It's a huge thing. Everybody dreams of playing in the Olympics.
I was in two Olympics before and I only played one or two games. We never qualified for the medal round. This year, we'll see what happens. I think we're going to have a good team and we'll play well out there.
We already know what lines we're going to be playing on during the Olympics and I know the coach, Marian Hossa's dad, real well. We probably just need to find a fourth line before the Olympics start.
It's going to be fun with me, Lubo and some other guys. We have a lot of great hockey players that will be playing for our team.