Pucks with Bernie & Panger Episode 14 Blues at home, more fighting, Gretzky all star game
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What do you think it means to other Blues Alumni? I just think it's a great way of showcasing. The city of Saint Louis. I mean now that we wanna Stanley Stanley Cup here in Saint Louis. I think it's even more special in Saint. Louis fans have been crazy about hockey for what since nineteen sixty seven a great start domain blues going to the Stanley Cup finals was the first three years and I leave. The following became amazing and now through the years the support has been so fantastic out to sea for the third time now that the Blues Get all star Game But they get one with a banner hanging. I think that's going to be really great. And I think the fans are really going to be excited about it and so many guys have stayed yourself included in some big name players players over the years. That are still here. What do you think it is? What's the appeal? What's the draw? I've always wondered is a little bit too. Just the embrace of the city the embrace of the fan base. That's Bernie's getting unconscious. Wanted to see if it was Bernard echoing what what is it that makes the connection so strong really hard question answer. I think we just love being here. I mean I mean for most of us I think we all for the most part come from parts of Canada where it's really cold and first of all going to Saint Louis Pretty temperate here in Saint Louis and I think I think it's a nice place to raise a family. I mean the Midwest the people are so friendly and I think that's kind of the the biggest thing to be an athlete in the city has been absolutely fantastic. People people are are so respectful for what we do and they treat us not only with respect that he gives us our space and they they treat us as part of the community and I think that something's Israel special. I mean then when you look at the schools are great here. I mean a great place to raise the kids. The values of the community are fantastic. So I think when you look at it as a picture I think Eddie that gets you at least say up to your here few months you say well this is a darn nice place to live and I think we. We're GONNA probably stay here even when we're done and David brought him and said I'm glad glad to have been here the first time the second time and now the third time and now it gets to be an all star for the first time in Saint Louis when they talk about here he loves escape and then I think we'll all you guys loved escape. What what do you think that means some guys more into the sport than others? Yeah I think so I mean I think David is a kidney candy store right from the start with David came here. It was really amazing. I mean here's as a kid that wanted to be out there all the time. I mean we used to have go to the Christmas party. The Skating Party that the blues had their for their players. All the players. Kids were out there. David Ron was out there with a stick with the little kids playing hockey. He just loves to play the game. I think this time the the David really hasn't matured much hockey player. I think it takes. Sometimes it takes a while for for for people to really really I guess reach the goals that they want and really the title game that you really need to play. I think David Right now. I don't enroll you want to call it the new NHL. That's what you want to call it the new way the rules are I think is really fits in David's game. He's very quick. Skater shoots buck very well. He he likes to hang onto the puck and do all these things. I think that he's really matured. And I think maybe is a reina. Riley has really been a good thing for him They've really hit it off their chemistry and and the way Craig Ruby Plays David David has learned not to take stupid penalties as we call them as he beginning last year and chief let them know that and and I think that he's now a complete hockey player and he's having the best year. I think that he's right now. One of the top players in the national hockey and you mentioned the newer. Nhl We don't have the fighting but we did see in that game with the Rangers. The Blues are going to get physical. They're going to push back. Do you have to maintain as a team that you can't become. Hey we'll they don't fight. Don't push back. Don't you have to maintain tain a little bit level of fear factor would let them know. You're not gonNA take any crap. Yeah you still have to police the game yourself. I mean the referees are there. They have jobs to do. And they hand suspensions which is called penalties but overall you still have to police your own game with someone does something that you don't you have to stick up for yourself and the rest of the team has to come and jump in. I mean that was not surprising watching. That thing happened. been son first of all skating into the zone. I think the Rangers were were. They were pissed. Because it's twenty seconds left. You know what go hold the puck in your own. I don't WanNa do. You don't need to come back in his own at all. So I think Trueba was sending a message and when he got locked in a couple of times. Been Sunday's what he's most of the turnaround punch cards. You Damn Dan and start them and then everybody jumped in. So I think that's always been the in in the game of hockey instill always should be there. I mean it's a physical game and it's a it's a game of emotions and I really thinking that even the band's enjoyed what happened at the end of the game I bet defense do miss it a little. I don't WanNA get too nostalgic. I understand things have changed but I do miss the Times where guys not to stand up for each other but just kind of that policing element. That's gone I would think and I want to speak for but you have to miss that a little bit don't you. I mean people go to the game. I saw golden fight. Yeah I really do miss that because I mean I think the emotions of the game has really changed so much because I mean the moment in a game could really change three or four different times in a game with a big hit or a fight or or a message being sent to the other team and I mean everybody. Every team had an enforcer. Everybody in the team was important. Wasn't there just to go out and fight right somebody. It was to send a message. The message was sent. It was either received. It wasn't received it was sent again. And a Lotta Times. You're behind three or four goals. If you had a fight started and all of a can you show your emotions and everybody together changed the momentum and all of a sudden you were maybe back in the game so those are the things that I really miss about the new NHL now. I don't think we see that. We don't see those ups and downs and yes there's goals three or four goals. Never leave anymore because of the skill involved but it's not from the emotion and I think that's what I think a lot Oughta vans myth. I've talked about the new ranks. It's hard to have kind of that home field home-ice feel that you had in Chicago back in the day or the Boston Garden Blues however however have gotten this thing going at home a great run. Is there a way that if you win a lot at home that teams here about it and it can become a factor. Is there a way to get that without the. The buildings are so similar now but is there some way to kind of carve out that reputation where people know man. We're going in there. That's GonNa be a tough one. Well the blue big kiss for that whether or not that is going to happen towards the the end of the year. I mean they have sent a message to the rest of the league that hey this is going to be hard building a win. And I think that's fantastic if you win all your home games and you had home ice advantage orange in the playoffs. You're GonNa Win The Stanley Cup Win your home getting so I think it's a great message suspended and whatever the blues are doing right. I mean they're doing a lot of great things on the road as well but they are sending a message. Just the buildings are all the same but I think this crowd is getting louder and louder. This count as having more fun I mean. It's whether it's Monday night or Saturday night. It's the sold out in in. The people are going crazy Roese and and I think that's just great for the home team the blues continue to impress the way the we're gonNA continue have crowds and yes it could really be a big factor when we come to the Klaus in the blues. Have home-ice advantage as you sit here. We're downstairs it's about to be a Monday night game. Eleven other packed crowd. Are you hearing from people. They want tickets. I friends of mine I said. Don't ask me maybe a few years ago we could find a couple of land around. We had a buddy at a bank. Somebody had A. Are you finding that to be true. Nobody has any extra tickets. Nobody wants to call them up. I I don't even Wanna ask for favors anymore. Because they're all sold out. It seems every game and the tickets are not easy to come by now and and really I had called earlier in the year and there was not available so call. He's done calling now. They have really stop calling. So I mean I I feel for that but I mean I. I think that's a Saint Louis. Hockey is all about right now. The balloons of done such a marvelous job as as an organization not only putting a great team on the ice but just the atmosphere the building the atmosphere around town. It's the hardest ticket down to get and I think that seems like would you want us as an organization to come back and test. Bernie's all star knowledge. He was there. Joe Louis he was there at the. We'll see what he remembers next. 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Kids involved in the athletics but again everybody is really really emerged in what they're doing on the campus at all times Greenville Dot. Edu for more information about this great institution in nineteen eighty. Joe Louis Arena. You're there is an all all star for the first time were you. Why did you take it all in What did I think I took it all in but I was very nervous? I mean it's very intimidating to be in a room with Gordy Howe laid Wayne Gretzky was it was just verse one and all the great players I played against growing up watching and all of a sudden. You're there and you're part of it and it was very intimidated. I was very wide eyed and it was very exciting for me and when Wayne was there did everybody no. I mean there was so much hype since he was little but did you know he's going to end up living up all the hype. Did everybody in the league since it even then day one. I don't know if everybody the height was there. There's no question of whether or not you could leave. It was going to do what he's done. which is which is unfathomable? They have over two thousand points in this league in his career but I mean he was heighten for him. The Great Gordie Howe was there. There was gorgeous last all star game so The whole height was about Wayne in about Gordian Gordian already proven himself. So it'd be but Wayne did after that first. All Star game became an ultra the rest of his career and it was pretty special. So I I really was was was really exciting for me to be a part of all that ever freak you out to look around here at the players club or in the buildings Wayne's here again I know he's got the Saint Louis ties but it's and he wasn't here very long as a player. It's sort of cool. That he has a connection to this franchise yet very flattering wondering. Actually go to the city of Saint Louis. Wain shoes chose to stay here. He's has a house here. I mean Janez. Obviously from here so it's part of their of their. Ah Identity is to be a part of Saint Louis but I know it's great every time he said I love the response and the crowd gets. I was actually surprised me was sitting in the middle of the stand the other night usually we told you take yeah top. Yeah exactly so but he. I mean waiting such a classy guy and to be a part of the really still bills still apart of the blues and he was very excited for lose to win the cup here. He loves it here in Saint Louis and it's great to every time that he's in town or at the nineteen eighty all star game. Jolo is six three Wales winning fifth straight win the whales. I'm sure you remember the score. You assisted you know who scored that goal. No Kurt Nielsen. The near the can't can't Ugh. I can't read my own writing I can say Nielsen Okay. You're assist hide the game two in the second period. Okay well I we. I believe we lost that game. We we were losing three. Okay okay next year Inglewood. You won the game. Do you remember the. MVP Nineteen eighty-one Igloo. I do remember that yes Maine Babich and Ludi and I were all all three. Three of US went to the All Star game. In fact Tommy Woodcock was our trainer and he was there as a as a member of the training staff. They were so it was very exciting. We got a chance to play against a win. And I I played with Eddie Johnson was on are we actually had the task of shadowy the triple Crown Line Dion Taylor and Charlie Simmer and we did very well against them. So we're getting we won. The game was going. Oh now I got four one Campbell. Conference wins so you snap the whales winning streak had five right very you learn things on this show I do I do but I didn't know what the scoreless let's do. This again. Live from the Kinda. I enjoy the ambiance here. People are one of the background noise. People you were saying. Hi to Bernie's they walked by. This has been fun. Bernie emigrate weak banks. Always a pleasure.