Interview with Andre Burakovsky from Malmö RedHawks TV: “I was a little bit nervous beforehand”


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Malmo RedHawks TV interviewed folks at Andre Burakovsky’s day With the Stanley Cup, held on Thursday in Malmo, Sweden. You will hear interviews with André´s friend, Rasmus Andersson, his father, Robert, fan, Julia and of course, Andre Burakovsky himself. The original interview can be found here. The video is presented first, followed by an English translation, provided by NoVa Caps’ Sofie Bengsston.

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

André´s friend, Rasmus Andersson.

Reporter:
– Rasmus Andersson, you´re one of many who are here at Limhamn´s IP to celebrate André´s Stanley Cup victory. How does it feel to see him up there?

Rasmus:
– It´s a lot of fun, it´s something he has dreamed about for a long time. We have known each other since we were young and therefore a lot of fun to see him here with the cup and that a dream came true for him.

Reporter:
– Is it special to be around it?

Rasmus:
– Yes, I drove the car here and it was cool to be sitting next to it. It´s very exciting and it´s especially fun that he brought it here to Limhamn´s hockey rink, because we grew up here.

Reporter:
– He´s the first Malmö born guy that have raised the cup, when is it your turn?

Rasmus:
– Well, first I have to get a spot on the roster and then I can start thinking about it. But one day I hope.

Reporter:
– Is it something to dream about even more after you have seen it like this?

Rasmus:
– Yes, when I drove here and was sitting next to it. I just wanted to touch it, however, I have heard that it´s bad luck so I didn´t do it. But hopefully I can stand here one day doing it.

André´s dad, Robert.

Reporter:
– Robert Burakovsky, proud dad today when André´s standing on stages today with the cup?

Robert:
– It´s magical and amazing. And the most amazing thing is that there are so many people enjoying the event. It´s an inspiriting thing, not only for people playing hockey, however even other sports that you have a picture for how it could be. André, when he was 15, got invited to Chicago with Niklas Hjalmarsson to check out the cup and his champion rings so that has been on his mind since then. And now he´s standing here, 23 years old, it´s crazy and I´m so incredibly proud of him and I know how much effort and time he´s putting down to all of this. It´s amazing, plus it´s important to have fun as well. It´s the most important, to have fun and plus it’s a nice job to have.

Reporter:
– All the fans that have been up on stage with him, what have they said?

Robert:
– They are congratulating André and think it’s cool. I didn’t think there would be that many people, it has been going in 100 from the start at 10am. A huge thank you to everyone that came, it´s great to see and a lot of fun.
Julia, supporter.

Reporter:
– Julia, you´re one of many to be here today that wants to congratulate André. How special will it be to walk up on stage and to meet him and the cup?

Julia:
– It´s going to be a lot of fun, I have followed André for a long time so it´s going to be special.

Reporter:
– What´s the most special, get an autograph, a picture or to touch the cup?

Julia:
– Both, however mostly the picture.

Reporter:
– How much do you follow André´s games over there (in the NHL)?

Julia:
– Not a lot when they actually play, however, I check it a lot afterwards.

Reporter:
– Did you watch anything from the playoffs?

Julia:
– Yes.

Reporter:
– How much hockey you do watch otherwise here in Malmö?

Julia:
– I´m always watching, I´m at every game.

Reporter:
– Away games also or only the home games?

Julia:
– Mostly home games, but occasionally away games as well.

André
– It´s amazing, especially I want to thank all the people that came. It´s a lot of fun to see that so many came. It has been a hot day in the sun to take pictures. It´s been a lot of fun, because it´s not often you can do things like this.

Reporter:
– How was it when the cup arrived this morning?

André:
– I was a little bit nervous beforehand, but it got good when I got it. It has been a great day so far. Absolutely, there was nervousness this morning.

Reporter:
– What have you done with it so far?

André:
– Just been at home, in my childhood home, where I grew up. Taken some pictures and then we drove here.

Reporter:
– And what are the plans for the rest of the day? Are you going to hug it?

André:
– I´ll hug it all the time, I won´t leave it. There´s a lot going on now in a short amount of time. So the time schedule a little bit tight right now, however you just have to stress a little bit today.

Reporter:
– To be the first Malmö born to bring the cup here, how does it feel?

André:
– It´s great, it´s a dream come true to have the cup. There´s not a lot of people that get the chance.

Reporter, video and editing by Christian Winnberg
Translated by Sofie Bengsston

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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