Some things in life, like water, air and hockey, are absolutely essential for everyone, but is there anything else we simply couldn’t live without? In a quest to find an answer we caught up with the always mysterious and insightful Alex Kovalev and put him on the hot seat to get his take on life’s little necessities. Here’s what the All-Star winger recommends checking out to read, watch or listen to if you’ve got a few spare hours to kill.
Movie everyone has to see:
It would be tough to pick just one. I’d say Slap Shot, Caddy Shack and of course, Happy Gilmore.
Album everyone should add to their collection:
Anything by Depeche Mode. I’ve always really liked those guys.
DVD box set everyone should own:
I really liked Alias. I like that kind of spy stuff. I was sad when the show ended. I’d recommend getting it on DVD.
Book everyone should read:
It’s in Russian, bit I’d say "The Three Speeds" of Valery Kharmalov. It’s a biography of the greatest player in Russian hockey history. He was known for his speed on and off the ice and he died in a car accident.
A Web site everyone should have in their bookmarks:
I’m always on theweathernetwork.com to check out the forecast for my flying. Another one I really like is anikdot.ru, it’s a Russian Web site with a joke of the day.
A place everyone needs to visit:
The Cayman Islands. That’s an absolutely beautiful spot.