In Russia’s Car Capital, a Production Line for Players


It rose up around the vast car factory that sits at its heart, designed specifically to feed the 200 miles of production lines with the parts, the materials and the bodies they needed to operate.

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In the days of Communist rule, this city was the home of the Soviet auto industry, Russia’s answer to Detroit. It rose up around the vast car factory that sits at its heart, designed specifically to feed the 200 miles of production lines with the parts, the materials and the bodies they needed to operate.

The factory is still there ‘ run by AvtoVaz, owned by Renault-Nissan ‘ its buildings stretching for dozens of blocks, its chimneys belching smoke into the sky, the fruit of its labors glinting in the gray light of mile-wide parking lots. The plant is still the city’s prime focus, but it is not what it once was.

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Jonathan Marchessault, Golden Knights enjoying lucky Lamborghini

As we know, hockey players are superstitious. Some put their equipment on in the same order, others tape their sticks a particular way. Some may use the same stick if they’re on a goal scoring streak, while others might eat the same meal before a big game.

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“First time [driving the Lamborghini] was like when you are 12 years old and you are going on a go-kart; it was pretty much the same thing,” Marchessault said on Friday. “It was pretty fun. It was great experience. Now I’m used to it.”

  • Publisher: ProHockeyTalk
  • Date: 2018-05-18T20:10:19+00:00
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