This week’s interview is with Quebec Tigres C Drustan Zarkovich.
SHL Digest: We’re here today with Drustan Zarkovich of the Quebec Tigres. Drustan, thank you for speaking with us.
Drustan Zarkovich: Most happy to be speaking with you.
SHLD: Last year, you were with Washington and made it to the SHL Finals. This year, you’re playing with an expansion team and you’re in last place. Is that a hard change for you?
DZ: Not too hard. Any time I can play hockey and meet pretty women, it is good. First place, last place, it is the same. And Quebec is a cool little city, more fun than DC.
SHLD: So we’ve heard from your teammates that you have a unique relaxation ritual. Can you tell us about it?
DZ: Yes. When I play hockey, afterward I am very charged up. I do not want to sleep, even though it is late and my body is very tired. So I need to do something to make myself sleep. That is when I turn on the Bob Ross.
SHLD: Bob Ross? You mean the painter from the old PBS shows?
DZ: Yes, that is him. I love the Bob Ross. The Bob Ross is very good for making my mind quiet. He talks very soft and paints the happy little trees, and pretty soon, I am sleeping. Perhaps someday I will meet him and thank him.
SHLD: Unfortunately, he passed away 20 years ago.
DZ: He did? This is very sad.
SHLD: Sorry to be the one to break it to you. Anyway, we hear that you’re planning to try a new business venture this offseason.
DZ: Yes. Everyone knows how much I love beef jerky. Well, soon I am to start selling my own beef jerky. It is called Zarko’s Crazy Jerky.
SHLD: Oh really?
DZ: Yes. It will come in many flavors: teriyaki, pepper, garlic, and borscht.
SHLD: Wait, borscht? That’s a surprising choice.
DZ: I think it will be flavor sensation. In this country, they eat ketchup potato chips and crackers that taste of chicken. I think borscht beef jerky will be popular.
SHLD: We’ve never tried borscht.
DZ: You should. It is delicious.
SHLD: Well, that is all very interesting. Good luck, and enjoy the rest of the season.
DZ: Thank you. I will enjoy it very much. Try my beef jerky!