Of course he has been receiving ample attention in his home country's press over the past couple of weeks. In this interview (in German, of course) he talks about:
- Being thankful for his "speed genes" (as reflected in the headline)
- Being thankful to the Islanders for the opportunity to play, and wanting to remain with the team
- Enjoying the relative quiet of Long Island, and only having gone to Manhattan once (maybe we shouldn't take that literally)
- And not being sure about playing for Austria in May since he is expecting his first child in March (and because you can't rule out the playoffs yet!)
Here is a similar interview...