Its like an old tank – Kristopher Letang

“It’s like an old tank” – Kristopher Letang

After a difficult start to the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the playoff race.

Kristopher Letang also had a funny way of explaining how his training works in an interview with Jean-Charles Lajoie.

“It’s like an old tank. When you turn the key it takes a while for it to start again. Seriously, people are all talking about our core players getting older. At the end of the day, the boys know how to win and are still at their best. Anything said outside the rink doesn't really affect us. We have great chemistry at the moment. There were many changes in the summer. Everyone adapts.”

If the Penguins are successful, it will certainly be due to the strong performances of Sidney Crosby. The captain of the Pittsburgh team refuses to slow down.

“It's unbelievable what he's doing this year at 36 years old.” This is a player whose name needs to come up in the Hart Trophy conversation. Just because he doesn't score as many points as the others doesn't mean he isn't as important. He pays incredible attention to detail in games.

A spectacular performance from Marc-André Fleury

Letang also wanted to highlight the performance of his former teammate Marc-André Fleury. The latter recently moved up to second place in National Hockey League history with wins.

“It’s incredible what he’s just achieved. We knew how talented he was and that he would have a great career. To be able to overtake Patrick Roy and now be second in history is just an incredible achievement.”

The Quebec defender adds that it couldn't happen to a better person.

“He’s the type of guy that comes to the rink every day with the best work ethic you can have. He has a great attitude and always brings life. There are always bad moments in a season, but he comes with a smile and changes the boys' minds. This means the locker room is still pretty bright. He’s a special teammate who doesn’t just think about himself.”

Watch the relevant interview in the video above.