Listen: CUP, NHL, Ob Clark discussed on The Tim McKernan Show
"Where did you get those pipes like he but I mean so like and I was lucky like I got to work with Dave straighter? I got to work you know. I've worked with everybody Kenny and Joe in an NHL network. I've got to work with what I think are great broadcasters you know and and I think curves is the best that's just my opinion. I and I don't take anything away from John. Kelly my love. I just think Kerber call is big and it's and it's old school and it's frigging honest. He jokes around on the radio because you gotta do that once in a while. I have no oh idea why nobody's got the balls to put on national TV but he's so good Soga. You guys were so good together and I told him we talked about. Obviously the Maroon goal is I think probably the the most famous goal even though it did what what happened in the circumstance and I you know when it's coming down the final few minutes in Boston. You know it's happening at this point and so you you can prepare it if you want to. Even though you've been thinking about it for forty years as it is but the Maroon goal you can't prepare for that first Maroon scoring. It's an intense as faulk doc and for him to nail that call the way he did considering. It's straight ad-lib and it means the world. It's the David Freeze Homerun of Blues History with the Saint Louis and doing what he did. You know that killed it. I was actually next door and I'm the guy that on video you see high five and Joey vitality. That's my comes around because that was Rabi and I'm and I mean I was I was I was in the booth next. I was against the glass against Joey and it was so good and enemy like like I said I mean look. They're lucky to have him here. He's another great story because he's a Saint Louis Guy and and I have I've nothing but happiness for those guys and obviously already answered the questions now. It's like jeopardy but I was wondering if any part of you and that was going on like fuck. I wish I was not at all and uh not even like an iota of it. Yeah I mean listen. I didn't guide take a day with the cup or ask for a day with the cup. I mean they've been gracious to allow me to participate in everything I phoned the league. I asked the League. I wrote an email to the league. I know that it's coming to catch one for the outdoor game at Mosaic Stadium Regina China and you know where the rough riders play them new stadium. It's so nice and I asked if I could have it prior to or after the game after the outdoor game I dunno forget it. I'd love to take it to my hometown. I would love to take it to my dad's grave site. I would love to have a party in my hometown with it because what you realize allies when you play the game as you all you wanted to do is play in the NHL. Are that's what you believe. All I want to play a game in the NFL. I JUST WANNA. Just just see what that's like. That's what is it Metallica slayer game play game and then you get there for a game you you. You want just like I got I. It's it's crack. You got for me. It was I just I just gotTa figure find away and I didn't give a shit if they put me goal. I wanted one of the twenty three seats on the bus like the you get twenty-three twenty-three year. I want to be one of the twenty three seats on the bus so that was my goal every year and never did I feel comfortable with it but I realized when we won the Cup a it wasn't what I wanted my whole life it will it was not that I wanNA play Nanteuil it was that I wanNA win. Stanley Cup so from an emotional standpoint when they handed me the cup and I you know they flew home and they came to enterprise and I was there air with with what was there with one of my sons at that time and then Coupla and come and join me in he was emotional but it was like ten thousand impounds went off my back and I thought to myself like I my whole life thought I wanted to play in the NHL. That's not what I wanted. I wanted to win the Cup and an I didn't win it as a player but I know that I'm part of the organization. I know that you know I still get a check from whether or not they're wonderful about that but I but honestly like I would do anything for the blues because they've given me that opportunity and to be honest with Ya I know for a fact that it was what I really wanted to do is win the cup. It wasn't that I wanted to to play in the NHL. I've dreamt about my whole life and I started thinking about it and I was like Holy Shit. You know those games where I was playing out on the street or as a part of you know winning junior winning you know in the minors and I thought I just WanNa play in the NHL. That's not what I wanted. I wanted to win an NFL and now there's a sense of peace because twenty three guys have given me that chance. What was it like the moment you got a chance to actually and we're comfortable with being around it in holding yeah. You know what's funny is. I never thought about it. They handed it to me and I put it over my head and I mean I think I I think I was crying. I don't even really no but I remember in the morning my wife. She's like what are you doing. I said I'm going. Ob Clark's like I'm I just got in I. I told her the story of what the stadium and I go. I'm going Clark's right now. Aleka one inch come. She's like I'm exhausted. She goes. I'm GonNa go just from the game she goes. I'm exhausted. I'm going to go to sleep and then she goes. Oh be stuff going on tomorrow and I'm in and I'm like okay and will was there with me my oldest and so he i handed it to him. He held it over. Eh Hand Hand your son and we cop yeah and so I I go home eventually. I don't know what what day it was but anyways I go home. I it was that day because what happened was I actually got up. I went I went to. Ob Clark's I went back to Scott to scotch the enterprise and then he had to cop and everything I went back to obey Clark's. I don't know who the little ship was doing the news that day but he was like he saw me there at midnight he came there and interviewed me and then at six in the morning he came back in and I go you still here and he goes. She's a C. Still here. I'd already come back but I was still rolling and I went on the six o'clock to okay so it's great anyways anyways. I went home and every time I went home. I don't know what time I went home with US pulling into your house like nine okay so let's say it was nine and I got in the House and my wife was crying and I said why. Are you crying. She goes. I missed the only thing I wanted to do was catch me with the cup and I guess it was on social media. I don't know I mean I'm me on. Twitter is a challenge to start star with nevermind I get more shit but anyway I said that's all right. We're going to have she goes. No it's not there's only one chance you get of that so anyway I video of it and and I felt grateful and I'm like they go some guys at work. Did you get the lift a couple of weeks ago. I never thought about it but yeah. I you know they go. I thought it was just you you know the players and I said No. I think it's everyone in the organization because I've seen all these other guys left a cup and I think if you're a part of the organization that one you get to lift the cup up over your head and and so I said I got anywhere that I go yeah. I know I got one and I look and I've got like three. I've got one rose at the golf tournament couple couple days later for the alumni and I have it and then I have it. we went to the Berea they named the beer and we all signed the VAT and did the whole thing and mom soaked in beer wouldn't want it any other way drenched in budweiser whole makeup over my head and then the one of course when they gave it to me the first time so it was just so good. It was so good like I mean it just like you said it. Just it just a relief. I'm going to ask you about two of your peers in the alumni one who's very close friend in one who I know you hold the highest esteem and we'll start with that one which is bobby plager- yeah and what that meant to him and and to you guys to see him because I saw the players on the ice in Boston when he got a chance to lift it wasn't that great like the recognition by those guys what Iraq is unbelievable like you know the fact act. They get it the fact that you know they were if you got the player of the game or whatever. I think you are Bob Bobby's gloves that was the thing all year the theme so the fact like look when we when we won the division or the conference I he was crying. I looked at holly and I had to walk doc way. 'cause I had tears and I guess holly did because he said he said Jesus he goes. Here's bobby crying. You're crying he goes. I understand what the hell's going on around here and so it will so it was pretty. It was pretty cool but also you know the fact that can you imagine like. I had a thirty one. He said it's sixty seven so that whole you know that whole dream rather I mean Ryan is good so Brian Right well. You know it's like he's been here for so long and I I don't know I just he's a big reason why I played nanny. Shell you know I mean Patty. Geno brought me here bobby plager- and I had an attachment because he was great friends with Patti but then when Patty Bobby loved the way I played I played. I did what he asked in Peoria and resulted."