NOM NOM NOM. (Photo by Chris Gordon of Caps Snaps)
We’ve been fascinated by Dmitri Orlov since Fedor told us that Metallurg fans call him the Russian Bobby Orr. As ludicrous as that title is, we can’t help but be impressed by the offensive-minded d-man called Dima. His partner at development camp, Joe Finley, compared Dmitri to John Carlson and Mike Green, but he did point out the difficulties in communication. Unlike Stan Galiev, Dmitri is not comfortable with English, only the universal language of cupcakes. That’s why our pal Oksana Zolotar chatted Orlov up in the tongue of the motherland.
Follow us past the jump where we’ll learn about Dmitri’s trouble buying out his contract and overcoming his 5’10” frame. Please note that Oksana refrains from asking Dima about Ian’s weird fixation on him. Also, don’t forget to check out our interviews with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Stanislav Galiev if you missed them.