Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 1/17/13

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 21: 38th overall pick, Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 21, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)
We spent some time with Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi at training camp this week. We asked him to spend three minutes with us while we picked his brain about what it was like to play in his hometown of Bern, Switzerland during the lockout, his excitement to be paired with Shea Weber and, of course, the upcoming season in general. *** 303: You got the rare opportunity to play in your hometown of Bern. As a European playing in the NHL, that’s a very rare opportunity. What was that experience like for you? Roman Josi: It was definitely exciting to be back there. I didn’t expect, when I left two years ago, to be back that soon. It was a lot of fun to play at home again and be with your friends a little bit longer in the summer, and your family too. So it was a great experience. 303: Obviously, you wanted to be back to the NHL as soon as possible but was it tough to leave your friends and family and teammates over there? Josi: It’s always kind of tough when you leave. It’s th...
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