There’s a great interview with Lucas Raymond on…Behind a paywall

Expressen’s venerable Gunnar Nordstrom conducted a lengthy interview with Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond today, discussing Raymond’s adjustment to North America…But it’s stuck behind a paywall, so all we get to read is the introduction.

“Especially to come over to a new country”

He had an assist already in his first NHL game with the Detroit Red Wings.

In his sixth game in a Detroit jersey, he scored a hat trick and had a goal-scoring pass.

And last night, Swedish time, Lucas Raymond played as the victory goal was scored in overtime in the away game against the Washington capitals.

The 19-year-old Swedish giant talent has had a great start to his professional career in North America.

“I want to be a productive player, so of course I’m happy with the start I’ve gotten with the Red Wings,” Lucas says to SportExpressen.

In this week’s big player interview, he talks about…

*The first time playing for the ancient Red Wings and Hockeytown.

*The feeling of being able to score a hat trick so quickly in the world’s best league.

*Which opponents in the NHL have impressed him.

*And the teammate with whom he shares an apartment now as he begins his career.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? I wish I could give you a rough translation, but that’s where the paywall hits.

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