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Fresh "Mcdavid" from Nightcap with Ryan Gates
"In the NHL tonight. The Penguins with a one nothing lead over the capital's through 20 minutes of Guinea. Malcolm getting the Penguins on the scoreboard there. Blue jackets trailing Chicago to toe one after 20 minutes. Also, the Canadians have lost four of their last five. They currently trail the Senators to one through 20 minutes in Ottawa, Also six minutes to go in the opening period in Detroit. Red Wings and Predators are scoreless coming up at 10 tonight. You'd be the Canucks hosting the Oilers economist David Ortiz 37 points 12 goals. 25 assists already Big year so far for Connor McDavid's As you mentioned ready the very latest on Tiger Woods involved in a one car rollover accident earlier today in Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department holding a press conference a little while ago investigating whether speed played a factor in the roll roll over accident today, the longtime agent of Tiger Woods, Mark Steinberg,.
Wentz out of Philadelphia Eagles
"A very interesting. Nfl deal in at the philadelphia eagles have moved on from carson wentz. He's been traded to the colts massive contract as well. That's part of this deal. Is well taken that on when it goes to the colts for at twenty twenty one. Third rounder and twenty two conditional second round pick as i mentioned whence and jared goff the rams quarterback they were one and two in the draft and everybody thought they were all that the next big thing they had some success whence one super bowl now using kind of injury mode because nick foles won the won the super bowl for the eagles. The actual game but wentz was great. All that season and jared goff also went to a super bowl taken on new england and losing in the final so these guys had some success but man did they fall out of favor in a big old hurry both philly and l. a.
What's happening at the virtual 2021 PA Farm Show?
"Pennsylvania Farm show wraps up a week of virtual programming Tomorrow. KY delegates John McDavid reports, food security and its environmental impacts were topics covered by the Panelists at one session from the food chain in a pandemic to feeding the hungry instead of landfills, where topics covered by the participating state agencies, businesses and nonprofits. The secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection Patrick McDonald, discussed how food waste is an environmental concern. Every bit of food that could have been eating that goes to a landfill instead, is Increasing the volume of waste at our landfills across the Commonwealth. It's also a climate change issue, which many people may not realize food waste in a landfill produces methane. That's a greenhouse gas programs were perfectly good food that was being thrown away now going to places like food banks in the state were also highlighted, according to the advocacy group Feeding Pennsylvania. More than two million people are food insecure in the Commonwealth.
Group of Mummers march in South Philadelphia to defy Kenney, parade cancellation
"Parade parade this this year year because because of of covert covert 19. 19. But But that that didn't didn't stop stop thousands thousands from from taking taking to to the the streets streets of of Philadelphia Philadelphia on on this this New New Year's Year's day. day. Hey, Hey, Whatever Whatever these these John John McDavid McDavid reports reports from from the the mummers mummers clubhouses in South Philly, there were several groups stepped out in mummers finery with sequins, feathers and signature umbrellas. There were many fun seekers here. Too many residents waving as the structures of friends went by some here to protest the mayor and his policies. Others not so sure why they are here. What do you think about this protest or the science? What? What protest? This is a peaceful march. That's all it it's way. Listen, I noted Cove it's going on. I got a mask. Don't have it all right now, but I do I have, like five in my pocket. The city's our city. And that was what the city is concerned about Those gathering not wearing facemasks. There was a heavy police presence and a peaceful gathering. Onto
‘Really Disrespectful’: Philadelphia LGBTQ Community Saddened After Mural Of Iconic Activist Painted Over
"Of a Philadelphia LGBT LGBT Q Q activists activists suddenly suddenly painted painted over over by by the the redevelopment redevelopment company. company. This This week. week. Okay? Okay? Y Y W. W. John John McDavid McDavid says says it it sparked sparked outrage outrage among among community members and leaders. Mural painted on the side of the former 12th Street gym near 12th and Wellness trees had the image of civil rights activist Gloria to Sarah's displayed well, the building is being redeveloped without warning to the community. Cruz cover the mural in white paint. There were talks over the months with politicians, community members and leaders as well as mural Arts of Philadelphia to preserve as much of the mural. Earlier in the week, the developer agreed to pay for a new and expensive mural, but no one thought white paint would cover the mural representing the struggles and achievements of people of color to be done. Community here is outraged Mural Arts of Philadelphia and its lead artist who was to create the new mural have pulled out of the project. President elect Joe
Philadelphia Flower Show to be held outdoors for first time
"Years, the Philadelphia Flower show could be moved outdoors. Some prior years, people had to fight March Snow storms to see it indoors. Well now, KY Jelly is John McDavid reports it could switch to a warmer calendar month as well. Although the Pennsylvania Horticultural Horticultural Society, Society, the the organization organization that that produces produces the the Philadelphia Philadelphia Flower Flower show show has has yet yet to to make make the the announcement announcement public. public. It It notified notified PHS PHS members members on on Monday Monday that that it it will will be be moving moving the the 2021 2021 flower flower show show from inside the convention center Toe FDR Park in South Philadelphia because of the Corona virus, possibly in June or at another time. Mayor Jim Kenney tells care Whatever you news radio, he thinks it's a good idea from what he knows about the show's propose switch to the outdoors. I know about the plan to move it. There were supportive of it. I don't have all the details yet as to where everything will be situated. But it's a lovely place to have it and we will hope for good weather. The PHS tells us details concerning next year's show will be unveiled at a press conference later this week. John McDevitt cable W news radio. The army has
City Of Philadelphia Calls Out System Failures, Offers Solutions In New Plan To End HIV Epidemic In Philadelphia
"And offering solutions. The city of Philadelphia has a plan to reduce H Ivy by 75% in five years. Hey, what abused John McDavid joins us to talk more about it. And John. This new plan includes improvements the problems within the system that need to be fixed. Among other things. This plan not only includes epidemiological data, it has the input from more than 8000 people living with HIV or recently diagnosed with HIV and what they're dealing with One problem. Provider barriers offices closing at 5 P.m.. Nearly 30% of people. We're not making doctor appointments because they couldn't get out of work or school that's being worked on Japan to Lee Williams is ending the HIV epidemic planning coordinator. At the Philadelphia Department of Health in the AIDS Activity Coordinating Office. It's going to take all of us realizing that H I b affect any of us. It expects all of us whether you are living with HIV or whether you're HIV negative. If you're a person in Philadelphia, this disease matters to you. Efforts are being made to pump up the volume on education about HIV treatments and preventive measures like prep and also aligning programs with current day needs. That's K one of
Two Philadelphia-Area Catholic High School Set to Close
"In Montgomery County are being closed by the Philadelphia Archdiocese of the end of this school year. It's because of declining enrollment as we hear from Ky double use. Marc Abrahams John have a hand high school for girls in center city with a storied history of more than 100 years, and Bishop McDavid High School in Glenside. Montgomery County, which opened in 1958 will close for good in June. Archdiocese in superintendent Sister Maureen McDermott says the current numbers aren't good and future enrollment prospects dim both of these schools, enrollment is below 400. In the ballpark of Beth 360 looking at the elementary schools around and what actually is available in student population. The decline would also continue in their schools system. McDermott says It was a difficult and painful decision, but one that had to be made now to give students and families an opportunity of transfer tow any of the remaining 15 high schools in the archdiocese. Sister McDermott says transfers would not be regulated by geography. But on the ability of students to find transportation Marc Abrahams, Ky deputy news radio. The National Football League is tightening up its policy surrounding covert
Philadelphia Catholic High Schools Hallahan and McDevitt to Close at End of the School Year
"How the very latest update from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, The oldest all girls Catholic High school in the nation and another high school in Montgomery County are being closed by the archdiocese at the end of this school year. Why W S Mark Abrams reports is because of declining enrollment in the five county region. John Hallahan High School for Girls in Center City with a storied history of more than 100 years, and Bishop McDavid High School in Glenside. Montgomery County, which opened in 1958 will close for good in June. Arched passes and superintendent Sister Maureen McDermott says the current numbers aren't good. And future enrollment prospects dim Both. The school's enrollment is below 400 in the Ballpark of Beth 360 looking at the elementary schools around and what actually is available in student population. The decline would also continue in those schools. Sister McDermott says It was a difficult and painful decision, but one that had to be made now to give students and families an opportunity of transfer tow any of the remaining 15 high schools in the archdiocese. Sister McDermott says train It's first would not be regulated by geography but on the ability of students to find transportation.
Oilers say McDavid tests positive for COVID-19
"Because many people believe Connor mcdavid is the best player in the National Hockey League he has tested positive for covid nineteen, the oilers, the Edmonton oilers, his team announced. Monday night
This Is Nathan MacKinnon's Time To Shine
"Serene how do you begin to describe the talents of Nathan MacKinnon twitter every he scores I tweet Nathan Raven kid in the first of his name, the war in Nova Scotia the protector of the Rocky Mountains is essentially a federal offence on. Skates. Kit of the Minnesota gophers. Advocate. Say Lock. Oh. Goodness gracious everything. He does he does at full speed all the time yet know the panther likes. Scars, my goodness Nathan MacKinnon in an electrifying all tied the game at true has this raw speed that it's really him connor mcdavid in terms of being on that level there's pace and then the kid. But what you're seeing from him now's you're this sort of physical presence where he's checking he's hitting I mean he got into a fight with Christian Fisher who's not exactly a small person in his own, right? Now, we're going to get some off stuff that was McKinnon handled. His Own Macanas is the big strong powerful man not only that you're seeing him play defense to a point where shared Bednarz said this morning look I believe that Mckinnon could be a Selke Anna Heart candidate with the way he's been performing Taiwan what? All you need to know about Nathan MacKinnon. Games back. Thirty six. Believable. And it just goes back to what his modus operandi is, which is to be the best player imaginable because he's so driven in that regard honors that there are times in practices where someone gets the best of him, he will accuse them of cheating when it's no Nathan, you just can't win every play all the time he's like no, but it's cheating. It's this and it's that and guys laugh at this because they just know how driven he is
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"He was to be our post game interview Maple Leaf Gardens and this is in the mid to late nineties, and he goes in, and he hit a bad bad set of near. The hair wasn't going so well, but the guys. Guys in the room, hit his comb. They absolutely hit his Co., so he's running around looking for a hairbrush and there was none to be found, and it was like fifteen minutes later. It was Kinda late for us, but then he was able to come out get the interview done about the hair not quite what he wanted it to be. And he apologized profusely before we went to air that the guys have pulled that on them. That's all. I wanted to ask you. The lease ever pull you and say okay any a little too aggressive, or that's not the tone that we want to have. Jeff ever problem with them. Absolutely have never ever ever in my tact. Even you know obviously as an employee of that hockey, Club. I always proceeded with respect, not caution because in questions to be asked, they had to be asked. A case in point this past season when David, heirs, we all know very well. No on Miami them. As the. He was the goalie at the outdoor Paktis next time on the ice officially he's beating. Maple is although he didn't get to see much, but I'll tell you the shots. He faced including one from Austin we made big time saves on, so they've never come to me. There's never been that in and I've always I've always been very much appreciative of that. People might think you know I've got the handcuffs on in terms of what were able to do. There's been no need of that. That's a credit testimony. I think to the hockey players. Who Come out there on night in certain day in day out depending on off-day, states to face the music in. Dion after may thirteenth two thousand thirteen game sovereign Lawson four lead after ten minutes. Ten minutes ago and Boston He'd been crying. Crying the the is on him and coming out and asking how many will ask him. You know seem so lame. How do you feel on I? Didn't quit it and I never asked him. How found I know damn well how he felt, but just trying to. Put Him in a situation of feel. So much better than he ever did. In in in a tough situation is not vaccinate I, think it's going to rankle with all of those guys including Radikal for the rest of their lives, so wouldn't might have been in a chance to play the Rangers in the next round, but no I've never been I've never been told whatsoever whatever to ask. What would I ask it, Elliott? A couple of the guys from you as always join Noonday, can I obviously nowhere close to being around the team? As much as as much as you have been, but I always look forward to talking to Joe. Newin Dake who are some of the guys on various maple leafs team Z. covered. You look forward to talking to on a regular basis. Alyn McCauley Jazz. Just professional to such a great Guy Tom Fitzgerald another tremendous guy and you know it brings back. Story L. E. Cranks and hijinks and This has been told before, but the loss in Anaheim and take the forty five minute team bus right up to Los Angeles. We're staying at the old biltmore hotel and foremost haunted hotels in all of America Darcy. Frightened death of ghosts. He's rooming with Brian McCabe. In the meantime. Eddie Belfour Tom Fitzgerald. Get a hold of a team keys in the lobby. The built more wild taxes being held on that bus. delayed somewhat by other guys who were in on the worst. Eddie and Fitz ago end of Rome one is in the closet. The other is underneath the bed, and a half an hour under the sheets, McCabe Eyes Wide Open Darcy scared to death, because the hotel were, and Fitzgerald starts pulling lightly on the sheets in in the closet, scratching ever so lightly as Eddie. Bell for Dr Seat, jumping out of bed and onto the bed with with Brian McKay goes screaming, but those are the guys that you know I kind of remember and think back. Gary Roberts was an another states, not true professional when it came to dealing with us I think our macaulay and I think You know Stompie as well than Tom Fitzgerald, but you know when producer mark ask and said hey like to talk to these players in the interview. You knew you knew you were going to get gold. Is it true that the biggest losers you met in your career were from the University of Wealth Nah. I Want, you couldn't get into Western. Drop that went in I. You know Hanney's Seoul first of all I hope you and your family. You do whatever you want, but are you done like is this? Is this the end of your career? No, I don't think it is. I just I just didn't want to be tied down to the daily routine that would carry right on to the next summer with covering the hockey club and I was I was selfish. You know I asked for no, do not say that I'm not I'm not letting. You say that you were selfish. I like that that. No, no, no, no, no I know this is a here interview it's. I'm not letting you do that like. Hey. You're sixty I'm fifty. Jeff's fifty two like you know. Our fifty, one or fifty fifty one Jeez age. You look old, but like you know I think you've reached a point where you don't have to apologize not that you ever really have to apologize, but you don't have to apologize for putting your family first and it's not selfish. It's not selfish. It's not no, you're right Elliot and thank you for providing that perspective and that's. no, I, I'd like to be involved in projects, certainly moving forward and. Alumni dealing with alumni whether. Or otherwise I would be an outstanding venture to get into These players have left the game and I think I'll I'm transition to the next stage and how different it is at age sixty three. I can only imagine what it's like for for hockey players in their early thirties now having to go on with very few broadcasts. that opportunity to stay in order to get into coaching or management, and having to find their way doing other things so I still wanna very much. Stay involved I'd love to get involved with the alumni because the stories that I get to be told in now. They get to tell them what easy I. Always Joke with Cujo. When he was playing, he was always guarded now that he's not playing. We get to see another side of Cujo in the storytelling that goes with it. Of course you know. He's got a book to sell an all of that, but Like a bunch of other guys. Have things to say, and it'd be nice to hear them, and and get a perspective of them as they look back on their careers, and and how it all began for them, so in that regard I. It's still very much like to stay involved at some point. Okay, then. When does the Paul Hendrick Henny cast podcast start? My daughter Jeff brought up on when we wrote to see her in Vancouver couple of weeks ago and I was telling you about the possibility. I think this is what I might do, and she said well. You can't leave right away. Just can't do that. You've developed too much experience and you've got to utilize that. You know. She's twenty six years of age and she's A. A GOGOL girl and Yeah, we'll see. That would be nice I would. I would love to do that and sit down and enjoy the format. Much and everybody's got a podcast seems, but you know it's nice to be able to sit down in a conversational form as we would in the media. Roy Moore on a team charter, or any of those such things and. Just a hockey and talk life I mean what a privilege says..
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"He pissed off Sandy Cay because he didn't get the Terry the football. US running. It was a Salami but I'll tell you the following weekend I think. He drove to channel eleven joined by South Weaver, and now the channel eleven take car the reliant automobile. Mountain. That can. We drove to London together, but you nailed it. as a as you, didn't you know? When I, when I left the game of the week to to join all star, you took over. Remember you hosting our basketball and Just what a great job you did, and just the passion that we all bring a Canadian University sports I I absolutely love those days and to this day I'm still running into. People the played back in the eighties They've got their kids with them, and there was a quarterback for the Western mustangs I'm going to try to remember his name. He's third string pedagogue Brampton Turner, and he had twelve year old son with him, and he said Paul I want you to tell my son how and Athlete I. Never. He never saw the light late day. You know he was playing I'd probably behind John Leclair few others. Good enough athlete to make the Western mustangs. Thing that a lot of people notice about you. Honey and I certainly do and have felt this way for a longtime is how comfortable you seem on television like whether you're doing an interview whether you're doing a breathless sort of talk to to camera when People Watch you on television. It feels like they're in good hands because you know what you're doing, and you deliver really well. When did you start to feel comfortable in front of the camera? Oh Jeff Man. Oh man shots a nice compliment i. It took a while, but I remember doing our opens for Tsn for Sports Net TV but more so the other networks and mark asking our producer behind this before studio shows, we had to set up the game. Those opens were three and a half to four minutes long, and I needed a set of Jacques Cousteau Scuba tanks together by eight seconds. Any reports boom boom, and you know I remember you know we deal. Rehearse own. I kicked around like a fee for soccer match. And then we get ready another ten minutes, and it's a one minute to live thirty to live and I always tell myself take a deep breath, just take a deep breath, and in having the comfort of mark in my ears to talk me through one stay until the next segment till the next segment, but I'll be honest. My heart was at the top of my throat, and and it's just I guess it's just repetition, it's. It's just training because I remember when I got the job full time in the nineteen ninety eight, Ron Harrison senior called in, and I gladly accepted I told my wife. I've still got this job by December by Christmas I'm going to feel very lucky so confident. It's not always there, but you gotTa push through that no matter what and take advantage of the opportunities. So you know, thank you for that Nice Nice compliment but it. It took a while on the last few years. Especially doing the we do at least TV and a Lotta storytelling. Was Fun and a lot easier than it was when we were hosting for for the big broadcast networks, and and gain day a couldn't wait to get that open with and hopefully opened and done successfully Then the rest was interviewing players and whatnot night to me was the true comfort zone being able to talk with somebody because the people aspect of the business I think is the best and we all can acknowledge that. You know I think that Paul. When I think of your greatest strength, and this is I think I think it's very relevant now. In The Times were in is consistency. Journalism Students are broadcasting students. They'll ask me like what's the hardest thing about the job. And I say there's some that are tougher than others, but I say one of the most underrated difficult things is bringing. Bringing your best every day. Because you know as you mentioned, you talked about that text, you got from Alicia. There's always going to be things that happen that you don't control whether it's to your family. Other loved ones just things around the teen that you can't prepare for, and I've always felt Paul that. Your greatest strength was every day. You showed up in a good mood. Whether or not you felt it. You carry yourself like you're in a good mood like I have to tell you. I hate people like that like there's days were on like I'm like I'm pissed off today, and I don't WanNa see Happy People. I don't want cheery people around me like get lost a mad, and you're one of those people always look at and laugh. I would always say. How is this guy always in a good mood and I think that's especially now Paul. I think that's such an underrated skill like I'm getting through the day, and I'm going to do it as happily as possible. What advice would you give people about how to do it? Well enjoy what you do for a for a living, and as both of you guys know there's no such thing as a bad day. When you got an opportunity to do what we do in a specially cover the national hockey league. Now let me let me fire a feather in your cap, Elliott and I remember we're with the leafs around Christmas time in south Florida and right out of the blue. It's a phone call from you just to say hey, how are you just you're going through your list of just people calling and it was just. So you know I'll fire everything you've just said right back at you. Just as well always is no way when you come down to the rinker. We stuck in front of a camera behind the microphone that we're not happy doing what we're doing on watching you Elliott at work on a game day coming in and sitting down with various players and just getting a chance to go one on one, I think the best advises. Do what you've gotta do for a living and make sure you enjoy it because the rest will come easy. The the other part is when the Anderson prominent worker over tsn in terms of facilitating facilities and employs and I, did a career day. Many years ago at holy name of Mary all Girls High School Mississauga. She'd come up to me afterwards. I didn't remember this, and I remember she saying to me as she recounted. How come you're so nice and I said because maybe one day I might have to work for you and than. I did. Leave Stevie so it never hurts to be nice anyone. It doesn't cost you a damn thing but you know to get to do what we do. You know to hang out and meet people and I got a phone call a text from Daryl settlers that meant so much call from tie Domi Nice. Steve, Briere the goaltending coach who took time out of his day. You know and you said I'll never forget in that crowded elevator I'm wearing this pink fuchsia shirt. It's me asking him how he's enjoying his job in mid management at Baskin, Robbins. And, what was it? It's nice to be remembered. That kind of funding sarcasm in an obviously with no malice, intended by. I guess it's has been able to do what you got to do for a living in and just having, it's not hard to be nice. Let let me see if I can take that one step further here, I'm curious about perspective from when you started to where you're at now. Yates in one of his famous quotes. One of his poems talked about how talent sees difference, but geniuses unity the one thing that I've noticed about myself Paul as I've gotten older in this business. I just got an older in general. Is I'm I'm not as much interested in how things are different anymore. As much as I am interested in how things are similar to one another. How have you changed wing back to when you first broke into the business to the day that you find yourself here, slumming it on this nickel and dime podcast to me Elliott. Technically Jeff when I started Emma Sue. In August of seventy nine and we were on film we went to A. Three quarter inch, three quarter inch, debate a town, and then on and on and on and here we are so technically and smoking in newsrooms in typewriters ponding.
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"When you covered Alex? Kovalyov in any of his various, whether was playing with country all the Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers were. Did you ever think that that player was going to be a coach? Because now he is the coach or the cage gels Quinlan, Redstar. I'm surprised. He's a coach because I almost thought that he would think it was kind of beneath them a little bit or not something that he would be interested in. I remember doing a piece on Kovalev when you played in Montreal and. All the ex rangers I think we interviewed Healey. We nephew Colin Campbell. I think I. Interviewed Adam Graves about him, too, and they all had the same kinds of stories that he would make you crazy, but he could also win you games. You know there's the famous story about him. How? Keenan wouldn't let him off the ice and and he and Keenan thought he was punishing him, but Kovolev loved it. He thought it was a reward. Because of his extra long shifts, SORTA goal on the shift. Yes, and Colin Campbell said because he was coaching on the same staff. He said that. The one of the things they would all discuss. We've got to get rid of this guy because he was driving them all crazy. And then you know guys would say you know what hey, if we get rid of them, we're going to be saying. We need Alex Kovalev because he was that good. Yeah and. I think it was he'll. You said this to me? He said that the thing about Kovolev and Campbell might have said it, too. Was that with him? It wasn't a competition against the other team. It was a competition almost against himself. What could accomplish? I'm reading right now. A biography about your KLOPP, the coach at Liverpool, the saw or against the call, managers and soccer. and. He just led Liverpool to a championship. And you know he talked about how as a kid one of the things that klopp learned, and he started bringing it to coaching when he first took over as coach is that there's a certain style that you have to play. You're not only competing to win, but you're competing to win in an artistic entertaining manner. And covert I thought of two people when I saw that. The! First Person I thought of Wise Kovolev. Because I think he believed that there was a certain way you should win a certain way. You should compete and the other person I thought of. Was Kyle dubious because I know that he believes very strongly that the way that the maple leafs play. That's the way you should win. And it's better for the NHL and entertainment. If you win so I think all three of those people klopp Kovolev and dubious come from the same kind of mold. And so when I see Kovalev coaching. And he has a player like that. What's his reaction going to be? That's the thing about Cova. I always looked at him. And maybe this is why they loved him. So much in Montreal is that is a city where not only do the appreciate and understand sports, but the also appreciate and understand art, and the appreciate an artist who will only perform when inspired. and. It seems like in all in all the stops ricco. Wlov went, and sure was frustrating where he would take games off periods off, and he was invisible, because when he wanted to play and was inspired like seriously like as far as the skillset goes, he was best in the League like talk to guys that play the cove. Even just practice with the goal of I was watching players away. See the stories of Kovolev playing. Keep Away I. Mean They always talked about how you couldn't lift up Gordie? Howe stick same thing as Kovolev. Cute you could not get the puck off of Kovolev during keyboard you bring it every night. No but man. When he was inspired, he was spectacular to watch, but yeah, I'm with you like. House Kovolev GONNA blast anyone for dog and a period. I don't know, was it? What's the old saying? Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury. Well No, because then what you can do is, you can just be like Travis or Bruce Boudreau, who were always like because Boudreau was the same way to he goes. I would have hated myself as a player. Yeah don't be me. Don't be me. Be Me, so you can all don't do that. I did that. Don't do that the other reason I'm surprised. The Cova lab is doing this is that he had so many interesting interest right always a pilot like whether it was flying, or you know all of the things that he did and is interested in doing. I didn't know if he would like this. You know the the other interesting thing about Cova first of all just so pre supremely skilled, and now we live in an era where whether you follow Pavel Barber on social media or he? Just you get crazy. You know tutorials, online and clips on instagram and Youtube and twitter. Remember that video that he put out that skills video. Raise like you know one handing pucks into the into the pockets of the net like just like next level stuff that nobody had had seen before. You know before there were Pavel Barbara clips that was it like. That was the video I remember. I remember in two thousand ten summer of two thousand ten. I spent two weeks in northern Israel at a hockey camp in Metulla at the Canadian and the gains that right took that video and wanted to leave it there for the kids about a couple of them, and they gave me like some some wonderful things to take home, and I remember left these two videos for them. Them and then followed up afterwards and psych. Gobble this stuff up this pre pre crazy crazy clips on the on the Internet you can find everywhere, but that was it like. Before there was pabel barber videos. There was as Alex Kovalyov Video, and that's still the thing that anybody that watched. It still marvels at to this day I. have it I bought that thing in Montreal. is even to this day. It's fantastic by the way Daniel. Alfredsson used to say that Kolev cheated and keep away. How did he cheat and keep away? If I remember correctly, I wrote this once I think. He claimed to use like.
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Two totally different teams, and you know what I don't know of Columbus respects Toronto. I think they respect their skill, but I don't know if they respect their will, this is GonNa be can Toronto scored three goals. That's how I look at that series. Found the maple leafs I. Say all right. We've got a scored three goals tonight. That's the challenge. This is going to be a up offensively. Versus team is GONNA. Try to shut you down and score a two one game. That's how I look at that. And the thing is too. Is that people wandered like? Would these be no hitters, right? That series is not going to be a no hitter. That's going to be a tough series because that's one of Columbus best ways to win. Carolina in New York I agree with you. I think that's going to be a fascinating series. Don't forget how well New York was playing, and also the. The Carolina wanted like wanted to win only two games, and then when the series. you think Dave, Queens going to be putting that up on the bulletin board. yeah and listen. CAROLINA GETS dougie Hamilton back. I mean that. That's huge out Stan. Before he got injured. dougie Hamilton is having a norris trophy type season. Yes, don't let's not forget about that. And then you have the The goaltending controversy with the New York Rangers. Is this the finally the symbolic passing of the torch? Between short and and Henrik Lundquist, there's a lot of great stories going into that series, and then you look out west, and whether it so winnipeg and Calgary lot of pressure on Edmonson early, certainly in that opening round against the The Chicago Blackhawks while I'd like to talk about. Edmonson Chicago I R. I go for it. You know Connor mcdavid a little bit I do. Do you think that he's GonNa. Come out annoyed. That, he's not appear cin. Or heart candidate. I think this is going to be the best conic David Escape. This sounds the best connor mcdavid we've ever seen. See I agree with you I think he's GonNa come out like a house on fire, yes? If. There is a chance that one player wins a series. It's going to be Connor mcdavid. Like look around I. Say to myself already you know. What is you know Sidney Crosby to do against the Montreal Canadians. I don't know that signature. Crosby will do to the Canadians. What Connor mcdavid might do to the Chicago Blackhawks? I just think he just comes out flying and filling the net. And you've seen so far. Like. How great is mcdavid look? It looks fantastic and you know like people say like. Do you think players really care? I just watched that Jordan series right I think the great ones care. They find the tiniest bit of motivation in everything. They create perceived slights. mcdavid got an edge to him which I love. New I think also has a big edge to Patterson. In Vancouver. Okay I'm glad you got questions involving hoover. Okay? Okay, because I think used too I think these guys have like if I was running team I want my best players to be kind of. Prickly and mcdavid can? Be Prickly. I'm sure Dave Tippett's whispering. Not a Lindsey finalist, Eh. I'm sure David knows. Not a! Heart finalist. I'm sure. Maybe even Jeff Jackson is whispering to him as representative. I don't know I think. mcdavid comes out like a house on fire. I think he's going to be a lot for Chicago. He's going to be a lot for Chicago to handle it the best of times. Yeah, he's really GONNA be hard for Chicago to handle now arrested and inspired Connor mcdavid. Good luck I want to get to the Vancouver canucks least Pederson Quinn Hughes. It seems every time you go on Vancouver Radio Elliott it is headlines I it certainly is on twitter your thoughts on what Vancouver should do with these two players as soon as possible and dovetailing, that is how big of a cap situation is Vancouver in. I'm tired of talking about this because who bad. You ask me if I was tired of talking about unfit to play. I'm kind of tired of talking about this. It's not gonNA happen right now. You know at some point in time you have to say are A. This isn't the most pressing thing because they've got a series to play and we're going to figure this out somewhere in the future. Right Vancouver's GonNa sign these guys. They'RE GONNA be. It will happen later as opposed to sooner with the CAB. Not Moving, you can wait now. It might actually be beneficial for everyone to wait. I think the big question, this time is to these guys. WanNa go shorter long-term. If I'm the. I'm signing them for as long as I possibly can. If I'm Vancouver maximum both these guys as fast. Totally Fast I. Can these are cornerstones? It might not be possible to Max them out. They might say look we don't want to. They might WanNa do five or six year deals. They might WanNa, do three year deals. You know if I was the team. I wouldn't want to do a three year deal. I gotTA. Tell you if I was the player. I might not WANNA. Do a three year deal. But I might just say five and I'll see you again when I'm in my mid twenties, but it's five and a big number. It's five hundred Austin Matthews number. I think for Pederson. It's going to be pretty close like. Some guys say to me well Hughes. He doesn't deserve that big number. Because you know there's other comparables at? Aren't that high? Or you know he's defensemen like to me. All of that stuff is immaterial. It all depends on. You know what you're willing to stand up for. Quin Hughes that kids shrinking violet. What if he says now? I'm Martha a record setting number He's the new age defenseman like that's where it's going. That's it I remember talking to Berkey at that draft. Chicago takes Adam. Gilchrist and Vancouver takes Quinn Hughes and remember leaving the rink that Friday night, and talking about the defense that went in that first round, and he said look. If you think that that's where defensemen are headed right now, and in the future, you make those moves all day long ago. Suspecting brookies say Nah. You want big snarly. Tom Watt you know agile hostile. Dancing bears, that's your Blue Line present. Look at that's the way you believe it's going you. Do it and I think all of us believe that is the future of that position, so why not? And you have a premium talent him and.
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I mean what tragedy rate? Yes, part of the US Laval Plane Crash Yeah. You know one of the the best Pavel Dmitri stories I can give you. The two thousand four World, Cup of Hockey Slovakia didn't do very well. and. You know they were very disappointed in themselves and one night, I was standing outside the Slovakian dressing room I think they were I. Think they playing Canada but I can't remember. I'd have to check and see who they were playing, but we were broadcasting the game at CBC. And they played a bad period and I was waiting to do an interview with them. And there was a slow. The Slovakian media relations person was a great guy by the name of Ebor to Latchkey. He was my contact there. If I needed to speak to a player, I would ask eager. And he started laughing and I said. What's so funny? He goes. You don't understand the language. And I go. What are they saying in there? They're ripping each other they're. They're angry about how poorly they're playing. They're calling each other out, and they're calling each other losers and quitters and worse and worse than that and I go. WHO's saying it? Why recognized Chara Chara? I mean you knew Charles Voice, but there was another voice that was pretty loud in there, and I go, who's that I? Don't know that voice and he says dimitre he's very competitive is remembered that about dimitre is that the Slovakian team played very poorly in. Those. Two guys were the guys yelling at each other so skilled elliott just watching him with such a delights Ryan Graves. Well what a breakthrough story! This year! Don't Know Ryan Graves at all? But how can you root against a guy who took a bit longer persevered and looks like he made it and I know the avalanche are are trying to sign him you know I. Mean what a great story plus minus leader in the NHL this year right at a nowhere and I hope he gets a good contract and consent set his family up for a while he is that breakthrough player. You nailed it and finally Adam mcquaid. I covered the game where Adam mcquaid scores. I H L goal for the BRUINS and I remember calling his parents and they a like at the beginning. They were like yes, sure this hockey night in Canada calling. They thought we were playing a joke on them and then events. They talked about how proud they worded. Seattle scores first goal. You know the other thing now like a really tough player and a guy like the Bruins love that guy. A dare certain. Is You ask people about? And the teammates light up Adam, mcquaid's one of those guys rob on tough as well okay, oh, yeah, and guys played through a lot of injuries and keeps persevering because he wants to play loves hockey all right so We think Todd Glenn for that one. What's the theme for each? The theme is Prince. Edward Island I. Played their tree living played there. Richard, born there I assume Lapierre played their junior. Yeah, Okay Doug Maclean is captain Pi. Venal coach there because I remember Richard skated. They're when during the lockout when Veena was the coach. There Galon obviously is from their dimitre I assume he played there and graves obviously is connections. These guys been there, too. So P is the answer. He I is indeed the female that one. This is all involved without a P.. I. Senators of the Ahl the CWM J. Shells P. I rocket, or as you point out our from Prince Edward Island well. Done Fray J- I gotTA. Tell you delegates construction management. That's good luck. It'll be back next. Tuesday the shirt. I liked I could use more of those in my wardrobe. Currently I have zero. Coming up. You'll hear from Paul Hendrika. We talked briefly last week. You'll hear from the man this week. Also you'll hear from Brian. Burke, who comments on the passing of someone in the industry who? Played in the NHL for eight seasons with Philadelphia, Vancouver and Hartford but his work as an assistant coach. Scott as well and the people he touched. meet him a giant in this game, and that has Jack Michael Huggy who passed away at the age of sixty eight, and you'll also hear from Pat. Byrne who is a sleep specialist who once worked with the Vancouver? canucks in two, thousand, eight and Elliott you can recall at that time. That was considered revolutionary. What the Vancouver canucks of hired a sleep specialist why now it seems Elliott. Everybody's doing it. I think we should hire them at work. Amen, would it be nice someone walking when you're in kindergarten and the force you to put your head down on the desk and you had to have a nap when it'd be nice, if like our bosses came around during the day, and said Hey Elliott's Go Curl up under your desk and have a nap for an hour and a half to be fantastic. If that happened, you know the only problem with that. Jeff is that at our workplace guarantee you'd wake up with like a moustache like an indelible marker. You'd wake up with Sharpie on your face, and maybe a wedgie depending on who was around. That's right, and you have the name merrick across your forehead Freeman across mine. Let's get to the news of the week. And before we get to the latest on the return to play and Oh my goodness. We are a week away from talking about exhibition games in the NHL. Elliott. What's happening with? Arizona and Taylor Hall. Boy I gotTa tell you it's an interesting story. First of all a couple of weeks ago on the thirty one thoughts blog we I interviewed Javier, Gutierrez, who's the new CEO and president of The coyotes..
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Where to begin. A mclane relentless. That's the word. I think when I when I am with Doug like just relentless like he would challenge you on everything. He'd argue with you on everything. Just a guy who loves to debate and argue and you know just made me laugh like he would cost you. He would challenge. You. Know I really liked that about him. You know every time we get a show together whether it was you did hockey central with them or I did free agency or Wednesday night hockey with them everything that I said he was going to challenge me on it. I would say Doug I need to go. Go to the bathroom when he would challenge which bathroom going to use the proper route. Are you sure you really need to go like right now? Like he just loved to challenge you on everything, everything was in negotiation. Everything was a battle I. Absolutely love being challenged about Doug Best. Line still I'm not saying it's the truth. I'm just telling you what I heard. Oh. Yeah, he loved that one I use that line wines and someone yelled at me. Don't become Doug Maclean. Elaine Vino. There's one story I'd love to tell about him, but I can't. Because I just don't think it would be, it's it's not a bad thing, but I just think that it might get construed badly so I'm going to admit that the bat story of disassociation. I'd love to say about eleven. Yo I, cannot. The bad story I'd love to tell, but a lamb venial I can't tell it, so that goes in the Friedman Book. Then that goes in the freedom book. It's a really hilarious story and I really like it on. You know the one thing I think about video really like a players coach. Had A fine story this year say watch Philly Games and he'd here Venal yelling at the players the same thing he used to yell at them when he was on the bench. Vancouver but I think there's a lot of players that really like playing for Venus and one of the things I heard about him as he doesn't like going in the room. He believes the room is for the players and one of the things. He really believed in Vancouver and I think he's trying to build that in Philadelphia Wise, the players have to run that room. That is not for me. That's their place and I know in Vancouver. Is that team got better? It was all about the players ran the room and I trust my leadership and I'm a big believer in that as a worker. I'm a big believer in that I don't need my boss hanging over me on the time I need. The freedom to do what I can do and I know when I need help like I know when I've got to go to somebody and say I need a hand with this, and that's the way. He coaches. He treats people like. Me But I'll tell you this. He's also got a biting biting sarcasm in Vancouver. They moved when they redid the dressing room. The coaches room. The players used to be able to hear what was said in the coach's room now they moved it across the hall, and when I did a story on one of things that Vancouver management. told me I can't remember if it was off the record at the time now who cares, but they said that one of the reasons we had to move. It was because the players could hear venios biting criticism of them. They had some movement so that they couldn't hear them. Gerard Gallant. Okay I think I've got this one okay Jauregui like another guy who's a players coach, right? Yes, he's really old school. He's like. Don't clutter them up with a lot of stuff reward. The guys who play. At the players don't play, but don't don't make them think you're. Against them go for guy has a bad day or a bad gain. Go after them about that game or explain to them about that bad game and then let it go. Don't make them think that mistake is to hang over me for a week or my coaches never. GonNa Forget. I made that mistake. He's the kind of guy you run through a wall because he's always got your back. I think that the most interesting thing about galant is. You know like dusty Baker. One of my favorite people in Baseball because I just love listening to the Guy Talk. He's a big believer in feel right. He's not a big analytics guy. He's a big believer in feel. I played I. See it this way. Yes, I'll listen to what you have to say, but it won't in terms of analytics or other things, but it won't be the most important thing to me. I'll go by what I feel. And I see and that's Gerard Galant I. think that's one of the reasons that fell apart in Vegas. They wanted to take. They wanted him to listen to a bit more of the analytical approach. He's like a listen, but I trust. My God and I think it's getting harder and harder to coach that way not because it doesn't necessarily work, but because management doesn't trust it as much in all sports, not just hockey and I. think that's the thing like guys like galant and Dusty Baker, who is now managing the Houston Astros. They used to play. They played for a long time. They were good players, and they believe in the feel of the player, and I think it's going to be one of the Big Challenges for coaching and managing as sport evolves. Less Trust for that and I'm not convinced. That's a good thing I. think it's got to be a balanced approach, but I hope we never lose our belief in feel, even though you can't measure it. I think it's really important. Just as a sidebar question Dr, Glenn. Next head coach of the Dallas Stars. You know I think that's going to be determined by how? Rick bowness and this and that stars feel if Rick Bonus takes that team. Far I mean. How can you not have him be the coach? Rick Bowness, he wants to be a head coach, I don't think he ever wanted under these circumstances. I don't think anybody wanted that, but you know Rick bowness. He was when Anaheim Kim down to Randy Carlyle. Travis Green in him. He was very much in the mix. And he wants to be a head coach again like if he does a great job with them. How do you make the change I mean nil has tried to do it before tried to hire him in Dallas before. Vegas over Dallas, yes. Pavol Demitra..
Avalanche win season-high 7th straight, 2-1 over Red Wings
"Evening NHL avalanche put the red wings to one for their seventh straight win nine in a row on the road for Colorado Oilers overwhelm the predators eight three Leon Dr Seidel and Connor McDavid each with a five
Draisaitl has 4 goals, 5 points as Oilers beat Predators 8-3
"Hi it's a hockey we go Oilers beat the predators in Nashville eight to three Edmonton scored five times in the third we are dry shuttle had four goals and an assist Connor McDavid goal and forces so to five point nights for Edmonton quite a
Draisaitl has 4 goals, 5 points as Oilers rout Predators 8-3
"Well the first forty minutes were evenly matched the Edmonton Oilers used a dominating third period to invest the national predators eight to three in a Western Conference showdown the two teams were knotted at three apiece after two periods but Edmonton put their foot on the gas and consequently the wheels fell off for Nashville we are dry subtle tallied four goals and added an assist what Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists of his own each player had five points in route to a statement win by Edmonton Oilers improved to thirty five twenty three and eight German takeover Nashville
Lightning win 9th straight, top Oilers 3-1
"The red hot Tampa Bay Lightning earned their ninth straight win Thursday evening defeating the visiting Edmonton Oilers three one both teams were without their scoring leaders Edmonton Connor McDavid in the lightning Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov all out with injuries Tampa bay's Pat maroon scored against his former team to open the scoring early in the second Yanni gourd who hadn't scored since before thanksgiving got his second game winning goal in as many games this one short handed to give the lightning the lead for the remainder of the game we had a big gap on the PGA we we see a good a good step up their heavy angle that I am really well and I just was able to pick it often and going to break away and fortunate enough to put it up stars on them at Minton's Leon dry settle extended his league leading point total with an assist on Jones is goal Baltimore's account Tampa
Oilers' McDavid out 2-3 weeks with quad injury
"And the Edmonton Oilers say Connor McDavid will miss two to three weeks with a quad injury he suffered over the
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"And so Jonathan last season ended with the oilers out of the playoffs yet again and mcdavid really badly injuring his knee. Air Couch. CBS McKay that make David crashes into the blades. Net dripping is to call your it is again comes down. And it's the the left leg that makes the initial contact rate there on the post but I mean that's a lot of speed and weight coming through into that bar in the left lane and documentary. It came out about a week and a half ago that revealed just how bad this injury really was. Yeah so one of the interesting things about the mcdavid injury was that it was initially reported. What is being far less significant than than it turned out to be? The media's a whole believed it was a mild knee injury in fact it was six slinked injuries extremely serious. The doctor told me that it was actually a full peal. Tear tears both sides. The moment excuse toward the right off the bone mcdavid was recommended to have surgery which would have taken him out of the game for an entire year. It's it would have been a crippling. Crippling blow to the franchise it would've been devastating to to connor mcdavid and the fact that he's able to come back now and be eh the best player in the league again after an intense summer rehabilitation is. It's mind boggling. It's it's it's an almost inhuman achievement and in that documentary. They revealed how he was basically forced to make this incredibly difficult decision. And a matter of hours have to make this crazy decision that either gonna make or break. Twenty years of my life plays out the rest of my life plays out. I gotTa make this decision at Twenty to vacate. Get Him twenty four hours because they had scheduled the surgery with the second guy for four days later to make that decision so quickly at that age with so much riding on it. I don't think anybody fails to appreciate how huge of a moment that was for him personally and it seems like a really bold choice I mean. He avoided surgery and basically rehabilitated. This dramatic injury through physical therapy. And he it was you know bouncing on trampolines and doing gymnastics work and working with a figure. Skating coach at one point seems like a kind of risky and maybe somewhat alternative approach the medical staff within the documentaries. Speak to some of the dilemmas. They faced along the way. And you can understand it because it's it is it's like walking a tightrope as I'm Dr Mark Lindsay. Who's WHO's part of the team described it at one point because you wanNA stress it enough that the the muscles he'll but you don't wanNA stress it too much further damage edge and they did it successfully and I think it's just a testament to his character and his work ethic and and the amount of hours and effort that went into this? Did this film film changed the way that people see Connor mcdavid I think so. I think he's more accessible now than he was before. You can't blame. I'm a person like mcdavid. Who's been in the spotlight since he was you know since before? He was a teenager for clinging to every bit of privacy that he has this pulled back the curtain. A little bit did it showed us his support network. His family His his girlfriend. It told us it and it. Shana light into his emotion. which is something that we we rarely see You'll see react. Sometimes in game very rarely as he animated post game there have been rare exceptions to that. But this this was one of those instances this is one of those very few instances where fans able to see beneath the surface. And I think it's maybe it's it's greatest value of the documentary. was that it it. It showed us that so so incredibly. He did not miss a single game at the start of this year. Just six months after this really devastating injury and seems to be playing with the same speed and aggressiveness especially especially going to the net. That he always has destroyed the business. And I'll tell you what he's been fighting fitness but is there concern about out his long term health with that knee. I think there's always a level of concern when you have a talent. This brilliant that. It's going to be snuffed out early and any hockey fans will recognize the name Bobby. Orr who prior to Connor mcdavid was regarded as the best gator in hockey history and is still regarded in some quarters. That's the best skater. In hockey history and his career tragically ended early because of recurring knee problems. So it's something you can't rule out but at the same time if anything mcdavid there's been better this year. David David drives this way. Here is stairs go. Wow Wow wow connor mcdavid again with brilliant we are. There's no sign of any lingering ill effects. He was a little bit rusty in his first couple couple of games and and after that he's just taking off to a degree that we haven't seen before this is the best season he's played in the NHL in my opinion and as much his injury can be put to rest that put to rest and looking forward to the end of this season. What do you expect from this oilers team? Will they make the playoffs. And how far will they go I expect they'll make the playoffs and after that it's very difficult to say. They play in the Pacific Division. which is the weakest of the h four divisions and at the moment what has happened? Is this logjam where there are five teams. That are right on the playoff bubble. And you know you win two games and all of a sudden you're competing for the division title. It's an an unprecedented situation in my experience covering the game. So the oilers could. I expect them to make the playoffs. And it wouldn't be a big surprise if landing in the postseason with Connor mcdavid and and to a lesser extent. Leon Dry Seidel. They were able to make. Some noise is especially against some very comparable Pacific division teams. And you said earlier that the root of the problem has been historically bad management. Do you think the new management in particular new head coach Dave tippet and new general manager. Ken Holland have what it takes to build a winning team around Connor mcdavid. I think Dave Tippett is the best coach that I've seen in my time covering the team. He's extremely even Keel. He's extremely professional extremely diligent. He's the kind of guy who who makes adjustments and gets the most out of what he has the oilers head coaches in the past. Who have done some good things but lost players tip? It's a guy who tries to maximize every the resource at his disposal. I don't know if Ken Holland is the perfect fit to build a contender around. ECOMOMIC DAVID BUT I know he won't make the same mistakes that have they're made in the past. He's the kind of guy who believes strongly in having a process of building a pipeline that that generates a continual flow of of young talent alant and I think the oilers could use that the question now is whether he can do it fast enough and fortunately for Edmonton. The answer appears to be based on the step forward. The team has taken this season. Jonathan thanks so much for joining us and enjoy the rest of the season. Thank you very much. For having you can read more of Jonathan Willis's coverage of Connor mcdavid and the Edmonton oilers at the athletic dot. com here are some other stories. We're following at the lead. The scandal plagued Houston. Astros have a new general manager. The team announced Monday that it has hired James Click Click was the VP of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay rays and spent fourteen years with the team. He will now be paired with newly hired in very old school manager Dusty Baker as the Astros tried to move on from there signs dealing scandal tomorrow on the lead we'll be taking a closer look at dusty. Baker's occurs amazing career as a player and manager as he and now click tried to help the astros win a PR battle and the world series and Kansas City chiefs players are celebrating their super bowl victory in many ways. But none is more heart melting than that of Defensive Lineman Derrick Naughty after being seen doing confetti angels on the field after the game knotty decided to pay the adoption fees for anyone willing to adopt a dog at a local local animal shelter in Kansas City according to espn a spokesperson for the KC pet project said twenty. Dogs had been adopted as of Monday afternoon. And compared with ten on an average workday knotty also sponsored an adoption program during the regular season paying the adoption fee for one hard to adopt dog dog after every chiefs victory from wondering and the athletic. I'm under SCELZO. See You tomorrow.
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"The only team you could really compare to them is the nineteen seventies dynasties of the Montreal Canadians which you know. We're we're a whole other level entirely as well and it was. It was a different world. We haven't seen it like the nineteen eighty s oilers since edmondson's unique city because unlike a lot of other markets. It's a one team city and the oilers are are everything sometimes it's to their detriment because Edmonton is kind of perceived as a fishbowl. oilers are recognized on the streets. Everybody knows them. It's it's it's the talk of the town they are maybe the number one one civic activity in Edmonton and I and I have to say from my perspective it feels like the oilers put Edmonton as a city the on the map to a lot of people outside of Canada and it's so far north in it so far out of the mainstream. It's you know if you're not in the oil industry street which is the other way you might might come across it. Alberta of course being famous for its oil and for its beef but Even if you're not a hockey fan I think most people have heard the name Wayne. Gretzky having that sort of transcendental star it can't help but raise the profile the city and and I think ultimately the expectation is that at some point Connor mcdavid will reach at the same level of consciousness. Obviously we're still very early in his career. And of course Gretzky era ended in nineteen eighty eight in one of the most shocking and monumental moments in sports history. I'm disappointed about having to leave Evanson. Truly Meyer all the fans and oilers fans recovered from that yet. I think there's been recovery because I think there's understanding you know in hindsight. It's it's one piece civil larger collapse because the OILERS Cup after Gretzky which I think a lot of people who may be aren't in Edmonton or or more casual fans don't know there was a phenomenal supporting cast. Ask those guys were all removed. Sort of in the span of five years and It it was such a total collapse that you you almost kind of had to start from scratch as a fan and now fast forward to the modern era this Edmonton oilers team was really bad for a really long time thickly even though it would go over all time ago cargo Edwardson and thanks the owners. I kept getting number one. Pack after number one pick but kept losing and then they got the number one pick the Edmonton oilers would like to select with their first. Pick nick from the Connor mcdavid and yet even with Connor mcdavid. This team has really struggled. Why why is that? Why haven't they been able to win even with this generational talent historically incompetent management that? That's the that's the simple answer right there. This was a team that should be far ahead of where it is now. And the reason it isn't you have to look at the at the time. Peter Sara Lee who was fired midway through the past season and and deservedly so because he he was handed a good young core Connor mcdavid and got one playoff appearance out of it and there was this big moment home at the end of last season. Where in an unexpected moment of candidness connor mcdavid talked about how frustrated in unhappy he he was with the team's lack of success has been roller coaster? It's been emotionally challenging. It's been hard mentally to to kind of keep keep on going. You know You know but we were always kind of. He was so upset. He was so frustrated he was so disappointed with the performance of the team and and where it was ad in the NHL standings where it was at in in the broader NHL picture that he just reacted in the heat of the moment and it. It's it's impossible to to criticize him for that because it would be frustrating. He's holding up his end. He needs the the franchise around him to hold up. It's and I think this year there's been a transition to where we've seen the team around him get better. We've seen more support. We've seen more intelligent decision making from the front office and ultimately that's the only cure to those sorts of frustrations uh-huh and Jonathan. There have been whispers that perhaps Connor mcdavid request to be traded. If the oilers continue to fail is is that a realistic possibility like could Edmonton fans. Who once lost Wayne Gretzky also lose? Connor mcdavid I think it's possible but I also think the danger of it is overstated. I think there's a level of wish fulfilment in other markets where they see mcdavid being Wasted on a team that that has struggled for so long and want to get him out of there. I also think that the mcdavid feelings on the matter were made pretty clear when his entry level deal expired he could the four something at that point. He didn't instead. He signed an eight year commitment with the oilers and That that's not an indication of the player who wants to bail on a problem. NHL wants it superstars to succeed. They need their superstars to succeed for lead to be successful as it wants to be and this guy is the face of the NHL so from the perspective of the League what is at stake with. Connor mcdavid success every league. Take me to market at stars in the NHL has been criticised and rightly. So I think for years for failing to do that. They've they've tried to get better at it to me. You want the best talent to play at the highest stage possible and ultimately that means getting mcdavid on a long playoff run plane in the Stanley Cup finals and I think it would be good for the game. I think it'd be good for the League. I think it'd be good for Edmonton. If that were to occur.
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"And in terms of all time greatness. It's really not a stretch to draw a line from Wayne. Gretzky to Mario Orialla Mu to sidney crosby and now to connor mcdavid. I mean this guy is the superstar the NHL. Yeah No. It's it's no no stretch at all. I mean if if he were to retire tomorrow I think he'd be in the hall of fame just based on what he's done through at age twenty three in in the NHL. He's he's not even in the heart of his career career yet and he's he's up there with the all time greats and what's he like as a person what have your interactions with men like. Well he's he's it's he's guarded with with the media. Let's put it that way hockey and we're going to try and go out there and play hockey. Not Cement Voltage. So he's very reserved. He is a guy who who is all about the hockey. He's very serious. He's very dedicated to his craft exciting. Yeah would always does when these two teams face off tight tight eight division. If anything I was reminded of a description I once heard of from German generals in the first world war where they don't have hobbies. This is what they are are. And that's how mcdavid is with the hockey. He this is what he is and has that worked to his detriment. I mean have fans had hard time warming to him because he is so singularly really focused and kind of reserve. You put a player like him on the ice. What he can do on? The ice fans will warmed him no no matter what he's like off of it but I think what it has created as a little bit of distance. You don't get a lot of looks into what he's really thinking you don't get a lot of feel for how he's really perceiving things and and because there's that distance it's allowed sort of rumors to abound in and people to kind of read into body language and see what they wanna see but you have to respect what he does the level of professionalism. I think there's almost universal admiration for it and let's just take a step back for a second. The Edmonton oilers oilers his current team. This is a team that has you know one of the greatest histories or traditions of any team in. NHL.
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"Get a chill all star weekend features for pain paper competitions at a pair of first time events the islanders Matthew bars cell edges out three time champion Connor McDavid for past a skater Caroline is Jacob Slavin takes on the actors the shooting award the Canadian Shea Weber claims the hardest shot for the fourth time in his career C. loses Jordan Beddington stops ten consecutive shots to win the safe street competition Chicago's Patrick Kane is the winner of the first ever shooting stars of it and Canada defeats USA two to one in an elite women's three on three game might read this St Louis
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"Also this weekend is the NHL all star festivities including the all the skills competition tomorrow the new event that everybody's excited to see is the shooting from the two hundred level and down onto the ice over the crowd essentially yep there is that the one the Jack Eichel will be competing in for the Sabres will be the fastest skater competition which I did it last year and I believe the year before that Michael Nathan McCann in Connor McDavid Matthew bars al Chris Kreider Anthony Duclair Travis connect me Quinn Hughes there is not a person on earth faster it's skating than Connor McDavid he is the best skater I've ever seen in my entire life it's not me it's maybe not even close there are guys that have been as fast as McDavid the Mexican got off was one of the fast of ever seen but David is not just the fastest he is so strong in his skates and he's also quick side decide on his skates he's almost like he's almost like Tyree kill out on the ice Michael is insanely fast don't get me wrong but he's more like Julio Jones he'll just be you straight ahead with speed side to side you know he's fast but he's not that tire kill that's that's the way I see it so could I go when this maybe but I think David is the fast skater on a life McCann and also those are part of the reason I think those are the three best players in the league I think is the arguably three best skaters in the league big David McKennon Eichel they're gonna start a franchise tomorrow those might be my top three maybe close to it if they're not right there abi David McCann would certainly be wanting
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Of Alberta Edmonton versus Calgary Agree Connor mcdavid leaves the game with a severe leg injury. Everybody holds their breath and assumes it will be surgery but his his team chooses rehab instead. This is the focus a something you'll watch after the skills competition on Friday and before the All Star game on Saturday Saturday on sports net it is called whatever it takes this is all about how connor mcdavid got himself back into the NHL after that injury. You'll never I forget Jeff watching that game when the camera zooms in on mcdavid. And he's like I think it's broken. You know you knew that was the last game of the season but still I think is a hockey fan. There's a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when I still remember how gross it fell when I saw him whisper those words words and in the trailer which is really interesting. mcdavid admits that he waited until he got out of view and he was in the hallway before he broke down. He called himself Salva Mess. They got three opinions on this and it was the second opinion where they told them that. This could be a lot worse than you originally believe it was And then there were other opinions. That said you know you don't necessarily have to do surgery. And in the interview Gary Roberts and when he talks about Connor mcdavid tissue and how it responds well to treatment. I think that's the best way for all of you to understand why they opted for Rehab instead of surgery. But Gary Roberts wanted to make very clear and he says at once in the interview this is not about me Eh. But he said that what he's trying to do and what Connor mcdavid 's legacy of this may be is telling teams that you know if you're sending your athlete away for the summer. They're going home for the summer. You have to trust people around them like himself to have a team that will make sure your players to come back ready to play. That's what Gary Roberts is trying to say here. That Connor mcdavid is surrounded by people. Like Dr Martin Lindsey who is one of the great trusted people by athletes for his work in chiropractor and soft tissue you. Mike Pre bag was not interviewed in the peace. He's another Guy Lawson. Hamer was a longtime gymnastics coach. Who did some gymnastics works with? David get his body back to moving properly. Tracy Wilson. A great Canadian figure skater. The first ever to win an ice dancing Olympic medal title with the late Rod McCall. She was with them on the ice. Like all these people together were a team that helped make sure connor mcdavid was ready to play and the interviews really good you conducted it with me. I hope you feel the same way. But I think that's what Roberts trying to say is that you have to trust to your players to a team of people and he believes very strongly in his group that can say whatever sailing him. We're going to get them ready for the next year. There's a lot of really good information here that Gary Roberts shares Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as Elliot night. Enjoy doing it with Gary Roberts. Here's a former. Nhl Nhl her on the rehabilitation of Connor. mcdavid pleased to be joined now on thirty one thoughts podcast by former NHL. And the the man who makes players healthy and strong We all know the career. We all know the Post career work of Gary. Roberts joins US now Gary. Thanks for doing this. How are you today guys got doing today? We're doing well. Whatever it takes now? We've only seen the trailer but it looks fascinating. You've seen the whole thing. You were part of it. You were part of the rehabilitation that Connor mcdavid went through. What are we about to see in this feature to share journey about? Don't you know I'll listen Were to start like this time. Do you guys say number one Uh for me dealing with it from the beginning and the emotions that were tied to it I would say It was a pretty remarkable story. Obviously what Connor accomplished in a very short period of time when even us we're with them on a daily basis you know we had our doubts and and we had our fears as he did. I would say as far as life after hockey for me. this past summer with also running the business for one hundred athletes and then you throw in Karmic David's rehabilitation. And all of a sudden. You've got no time. Everybody says why didn't play golf last summer. Well I was really busy and and You know my member of COP and experts. I love the golf course. They may be Samis four times this summer. On top of you know connor situation and all guys and you gotta be respectful. You know other players say to me. Well what about me. You know conners getting all the love this year and I I point to all my guys is listen if you're in this situation we're doing the same for you you and that's what we're all about. That's that's why I you know I do what I do. Life after hockey is giving it players The the best care whether you're healthy young guy or is your guy whatever. Whatever it takes Ah I believe we have a team that can can help players Be Healthy perform at a high level and play for a long time and obviously at twenty two years old conor went through the biggest challenge of his early career. And you know I would say to everybody. You don't go through your career without challenges like this and this was extreme But if you look another athlete that I've spent tons of time with over the years. You look at Steve Stamkos but he went through right and he's now but in the league eleven years here's But he's had his challenges along the way and it's come out on the other side and still having great success the energy level so no one goes to the challenges we all get hit with challenges. Was it different times in our career and different situations different scenarios and of course connors was a very sensitive one this past summer so gary can you just take us through so oh. He's says he's scheduled for surgery and all of a sudden who makes the suggestion. That wasn't we try Rehab instead. Well I you know I'm not here to our on this thing to take credit for innings. It's really not about me to connor and his family and If you talk to the therapist you could talk to athletes care. Dr Mike Throwback who spent so much time with connor over the years and making sure he's recovering and healthy and and Dr Martin Lindsay who eventually took over When he came in the picture a lot you know obviously do so much for connor? Honor when you talk to these specialists that their hands are on the top athletes in the world on a regular basis when they tell you and they on me. Wow this guy's tissues amazing. It's like butter. He responds so well to treatment. He's so hydrated is nervous. System is always is ready to go and and that has been the explanation to me over the years. Remember like we've been with conner since he was fifteen years old right Honor was never a big fan of treatment. He didn't like treatment in his career. And you know he's learned to to realize and recognize the importance of it but when these therapist tell you this guy respond. So I'll each and every day to treatment and recovery and able to perform at a high level. Every day conor came to me and said like Intel into into Dr p biggest said like if my tissue got good and I recovered that well then why can't I rehabbed us and you know conard her. You know he just had it. He'd had many. It wasn't just is one opinion. Obviously the gentleman that offered the opinion of them needing surgery or careers in jeopardy That opinion key trained a a few others under him. That said. Possibly you could rehab. This you know Dr Mark Lindsay who you know. This isn't about my career but experience. What I went through a doctor Mark Lenzi reached out to to me until Lord Goldenberg my strength coach at the time? I don't think Gary's Don you know oh I think this new technique active release techniques. I think we can relieve the issues in his neck and I think you can go back to play. That was Dr Mark Lindsay. I was thirty years old and my career was over right. So we're we're going twenty three years later I've been involved with Dr Markman Z.. and Dr Pre bag and you know mazing amazing experts in this field who have rehabbed helped so many players and Mark Lindsay is still part of this equation because of how good use and Dr prebaked so part of this equation and this is what I built my whole philosophy and my program on. It's is integrating the fueling the training and the recovery to achieve high performance. Whether you are preparing to play for the season or whether you're rehabbing from an injury returning to play the main pillars of my philosophy have to support all of that and I think that's what connor he did. He took all this information is gathered since she was fifteen years old and I did to his rehabilitation of his knee and he's got youth on his right so no one had to cut into his knee and he's twenty two years old he responds amazing to treatment and to therapy and made them miraculously recovered and and come back as you see him perform day to day we are. We are so lucky to have. I've been part of this thing with Connor. It has made my team my team of experts behind the scenes. It's made us better. He did the work right he had had the guidance he had the information. He had the tools but in the end it's Connor mcdavid. Did the work you know. I'm curious along along this path. There has to be A number of hurdles and a number of benchmarks and when Connor mcdavid says. It's my goal. Take the training camp. I'm sure there was some skepticism from some people at what point during the Rehab. Gary did you and your team say i. I think he's GonNa make it when he told me he was going to Edmonton and possibly parent training camp. I was constituition right. Like I wanna say that's great connor. But it's not like what I wanted to say to and it's not necessary to do that. We saw how great he was doing and he started to skate. Maybe we had sean layered in. WHO's a skills coach with the talent? He came into ransom sessions for our pro. Players didn't amazing job. Connor was out there. I'd be watching those guys gates warning. You're on the ice watching and looking at him shaking my head. No not ready for that. No you're not ready for that. He just I'll and do it and I'd be I'd be nervous as heck because the last thing right. You got to recognize how much stress addresses wasn't our team knowing that the New Orleans who were were awesome through this Ken Holland flew in and and basically signed off on US doing this. It was all those people that were attached to this and the emotions and the trust and I was obviously feeling like this. This isn't a time to hurt this dissing August when he's on the ice. He's back on the ice skating and he truly you know what could he didn't really say it till the end. But you know we truly thought our eighteen us back in January That was going to be awesome and even the talk to the radiologist documentary Masher. He talked to mark Lenzi. I would say none of us expected. Connor mcdavid to be back in September and deep down. That was his goal. I would not. I'll say you know too many people. I don't think he shared that goal. Obviously that's what he wanted and he didn't want to miss any time three have to deal with all the emotions all all the stress around you know the fear of your career being over and from April to September to do what he did you know. He's an amazing amazing human being both his character Kirk and his skill and his resiliency two final questions. Gary in the first ones tied into that the word toughness in a lot of ways is associated with. Can you win a fight. Can You punch somebody in the face. But I believe I believe true. Toughness is can you you grind when life throws you a challenge whether it's physical emotional mental your family can you grind through that challenge and and I think what we've learned about..
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"West MacAulay on Saturday. All right there's Brady Brady could chuck this is is four game against his brothers. They talked about off atop the entire tra- chuck glad is in for this one and putting mom shantelle teeth because we're set to go on to chuck mothers light up against each other non per la though because Wade out of the circle was artem Anisimov so brady asked to step in to take the drive. Sodas Matthew there you go. I think that was great. Hang on a second yes I think it was great to. I'm a fan and you thought it was great. You're watching your you working hockey night in Canada. Everybody watching thought it was great. The parents side was gray and we should explain. They had the brothers called in to take the draw often. Lynn home get kicked out or wes McCauley Holly Calls The two brothers ends is your your Mama Lovett fees. You guys take the face off. Everybody loves it. You know what I thought of what she tried to have like a three sixty look at all of this guy who's impressed with this who's not If you're the coaches how do you feel hang on to say how do you feel about that. Why would you ever problem? Let me come back. Because that's not the lineup. You said is an is the referee now setting your lineup. Oh like sears. West of that West is who could I thought of that. Nobody sent my. I know my first thought is. It's wonderful and it's great but then with every single issue I try to do okay from everybody. uh-huh no I'm not yes you are. I don't think I am. Yeah I think you're even walk them like this. I know why like like who cares like it's fine. Tour's I get that it's fun. It's also a professional hockey game and the referee. What is this fool? How does this change of professional hockey game? I'm just saying if no cal me like like. How does this change of professional hockey game changer? Professional game your coaches set the starting lineup. We want these guys to take the dry and the referees like like a fun police. Sound effect. The referees saying no I'm setting.
"mcdavid" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Forty minutes which was amazing breeze McDavid works at an Irish community center when a friend that you email to be twenty one of us all my goal twenty one people in this office will be but the whole crowd came in and it just was like when a snake as an E. ten open from people pleased to see you it helps with all mental health and well being if you feel what you doing go to the to it not to be ground or anything but you know we talked about here in the wild one good diss the time or something and yes about helps me get three weeks so we've just been to visit to one of the projects that you did the as pop of good to pull in and now we're going to see another one is that right yes and services St Luke's church it was up to from Jordan the wall nineteen forty one it lost its roof hello this is so is currently is currently uses an off center and it stays like this is a kind of memorial to this is a role model real as well yeah and we've been hit several times off very first task was to move several tone of topsoil from outside the church inside we have please beds at the front bushes that were overgrown radium we're scheduling the view that's the the stuff to the other monuments I mean it's a fabulous location where we are right now Liverpool is my code and I love the city I'm proud to be from Liverpool but I didn't really know the city but with good Jim we get to go to places like the Chechnya and we'll be into the Quaker burial ground we've been to the the Chinese off sensor place I would never have known even existed and it it just has opened my eyes to how many go to people let all helping each other so off to my trip to friendly Liverpool I'm now back in London and I have some new questions for rival first safety particularly for women like Kato Pauline if they're on a loan and in the dock for Verizon encouraged to bring head coaches to any of group sessions running on a group sessions you're never going to be on your run the rate is always and the company by a run lead and a black market so you're not going to be left on your own when you are running on to see another person we will also advise you to make sure you let someone know way of going on on every session older people are also victims by a third party organizations buy food policy organizations he means the charities holding could go jam with older people like choice and to look out for the older people safety runners have to have a criminal background check emergency first aid training and a phone interview with good Jim so another potential problem that I could identify is funding a nest of innovations fund they do expect you to be self financing pretty soon for what lay cold blended finance involving volunteers subscription hello in other words your members are supposed to run to work to run back and also pay for the privilege do you think you can persuade your members to do so everything that we do is it is free to everyone who participates the runners will cause an out of all the people we we find that about twenty thirty percent of of members to donate to us to help keep keep us running and and that counts for about a third of a income and we also have support from I'm brand partnerships and and also some director thirty contract this means that local authorities give grants to good Jim in return good Jim consults them to identify the most important projects to work on however there are lots of groups fighting for the same money so it's quite a challenge to make sure I vo has funds to pay his stop he has twelve full time is at head office plus trainers in fifty eight groups around the country your donors a light cold owners would like it to go international go global that's your call just transplanted without without adapting to local environments right again you have to look at safety particularly for female run as a you may come across like of pavement so very busy street life which might stop a group from running on the pavement you might come across heavy pollution in places like daily Beijing and such I mean globally the conditions are very different is it something that may potentially stop your project from expanding globally every city is different as different social needs and also different instruction which to make the project run so we would always stay true to that the idea of combining getting fit in doing good and but for for instance in daily it might be a very different type of experience to the and under nothing that so it's very important to make sure that you do you do at that off to two runs and two good deeds in one week and meeting lots of really nice people I felt on top of the world but to be honest it's not for me I'd rather exercise in the morning in the home and away from the cold and rain and I also want the flexibility to do it when it suits me and not to be tied to anyone else but remember breeze who's in Liverpool I think I've could have a new member there I will never be a runner although it might be something of a started walking on my left me legs and run a little bit as a psychological is now so I think I would start welcome and a spire to run the walking great only policy not to run I leave you six o'clock course pro conference so this is your repair furniture that's when my and take without up lifting fold from Liverpool that's it from me Tina Newman if you'd like to hear more solutions then check out our political if you enjoyed this program you might also like the one we made about women only James and Turkey just search for people fixing the world no men allowed thanks for listening goodbye distribution of the.
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"Connor mcdavid. You're a freak of nature and pleasure to watch and we're done we're done with the stroke off stroke off. Sold is not over quite yet because it's incredible to see like he's going against Matthews in Toronto. They had the. Obviously you know the under twenty four young stars team whatever they were on North America and you could tell people are trying to make the comparison. But it's just it's that's not what it is it's mcdavid everyone else down so he does it inter all his hometown against one or the other. Best in the League They just those those guys they know they know when to step it up. They know when the time comes to do something that will be remembered forever. Let's give Morgan Oregon Riley of chocolate SPA. He's going to get a goal next game duties fucking making bank one of the NASTIEST demon. He's fine. Who gives a shit as
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Because whether Bob Nicholson stays are not this is a legacy higher because you know, now with what mcdavid said that if you don't make the right hire you're looking in a year or two trading Connor mcdavid. And I would bet that even before this happened on Monday, the Oilers had to know this was a possibility that if they didn't sort this out you are going to face this reality. But now everybody knows it the years away. I'm position at if I'm Nicholson I'm in his chair. I would be saying we've got mcdavid. We've got dry Seidel. We've got a building that makes a ton of money. We're not afraid to spend it you can look. At the negative or you can look at the positive. What are you going to do with our assets? Yes, we have some contract situations by eventually, you hope those are going to go away. I would be selling it as there's a lot to like here. So what are you going to do? What are you going to ask us to do with you to change that you know, Mark spector the said that they're going to hire an analytics team that says to me they're doing it. They're late. I think on what they wanna do. But they're doing it. What's the first order business? Then the new general manager is installed regardless of who it is. What is that person's first order of business is it to undo or is it to add? Oh, I think it's to add it's not only add on the ice. In some of these teams is the news got out the New Jersey hired Tyler Delo. Yeah. Okay. I think a lot of these teams are quietly building stuff sports science analytics analytics aren't the answer to everything. I just hate the debate. It's so tiresome in stupid, but it at least should be forced to think certain ways. He what does this mean? Would I would go in there? And I would do if I was a GM candidate is I would say. How much am I gonna be allowed to learn things? Explore things to create things the way that has been done here hasn't worked. So how much am I going to be able to try new things or look at new things or come at this in new ways wasn't one second yet? Let's say Bob Nicholson is interviewing his preferred candidate. Yup..
"mcdavid" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"And this is how we're gonna make sure that you know, this is going to be the best and whoever gets hired or even before they get hired. They probably should have a secret meeting with Connor mcdavid where they say, this is why believe you should buy into what we're going to do. And this is why you're going to be happy with us here is now everything in Edmonton. And I mean, everything on the table. Yeah. I think if it wasn't before I think it sure is. Now, the mcdavid interview that we saw the Vegas game was tough to watch. Because he saw the frustration. And you still saw someone holding. Back a little he didn't go guns out. He didn't burn the bridge, you know, sink the boats. But as you point, this guy's really frustrated, I found that. Moment to be a moment in the Oilers season. Where if I'm kinda mcdavid Riva find the Edmonton Oilers, I'm done doing post game interviews. I'm kinda mcdavid. You know, what I say? Why should I have to answer for this? You know, I disagree with that. Like how many times can you keep going to kinda mcdavid? What happened? This game would happen. This game. Explain this game. Like, isn't there? A part of you these yourself. This guy's beaten down. This isn't his fault. None of this is his fault agree with all that. I think it's almost like as a reporter now that that's happened. And this is when beat reporting is at its toughest at some point. You have to go to say, okay, Connor you said it no problems. Is there anything else? You wanna say? Is there anything else you have to add on top of that? And he'll probably say, no, I think I've said it I think the challenge then as a reporter is and for the others in some ways, they're reporters would probably had this a lot in the last few years. What else can I write about? You know, you can still write about yesterday and today, and we're taping this on Wednesday, the columns are easy. You know, what is this mean? What's the future in a lot of ways your columns and stories are easy in Winnipeg? Now, it's an Edmonds. And now, it's what's the next move who we hiring who's on the list, you can look at the roster who's gonna be back who's not gonna be back. What are they need? If I'm the Oilers. I'm or I'm orders media, like us were orders media in terms of that too. Is I'm doing the Evan Bouchard watched. Like, okay. Here's this guy in the and I'm not trying to say that Evan broussard's the answer for everything. But he is what they need. And you've gotta think at the very least he's getting a nine game tryout. We have to be very careful of saying a twenty year old is the savior. But at least you can look at him and say this is part of the future that they are going to be talking about his skill set. That is what they need. I'm looking out there. And I'm saying okay here. The guys we can add here. The guys we can't add this is what we're going to be doing. But I think you need to talk to mcdavid after games. Maybe ask them. Hey, what did you see their what's this? But I think you almost don't necessarily need to go to him about try to reenact what happened on Monday. How much do you think they need something profoundly different than what they've had? And if you think they do I'm talking about bringing in a new gentleman. Yes. Someone new to the head up the operation. How much of a challenge is that for Bob Nicholson because on the one hand this is the most important higher of your life is one big. Yeah. So you need to know a lot about this person. Maybe already have relationship with this person. It's got to be difficult to say, my instinct, the hire someone that I know might be wrong. I'm going to take a chance like how much do they? Need a hail Mary pass to do something profoundly different as opposed to bring in. You know, the criticism always be oh he comes in other hot candidate guy. Or here comes another oiler guy. What I'm thinking is again. I better get this. Right..
"mcdavid" Discussed on Hockey Today
"He said with these shootout wins the best way to tell how good a team is is to look at their goal differential. Okay. It's not obviously comes into the standings, unless it's. Breaker, but you really get a chance to see if there's a team. That's a lot of games by the via the shootout there row wins will be less which was not cystic back. When Neil said this. He's like the goal differential is gonna show you that. If you're a minus team, you're probably not that good. Maybe just caught a couple of big breaks you've been able to win some games and overtime shootout. But the best teams of teams of the plus goal differential. And no better example than Tampa. That is plus one hundred and the number one team in the Western Conference Calgary's a plus sixty six so that shows and the worst team in the National Hockey League. The the worst team in the NHL right now is Ottawa. They got a minus fifty six goal differential in the worst team in the west is is the kings with a minus sixty three. So it's very telling. So it's interesting to see that will be only one team with a plus goal differential. That will miss the playoffs. I tell important these games are and we talked about Montreal and their schedule with Carolina coming up. And that's why when we preview the games coming up later today. How big that's going to be Calgary. Despite resting a bunch of regulars beat the Los Angeles Kings seven to Gdre gets goal in this one. He's got ninety seven points now on the season Edmonton. Mathematically eliminated lose to the Vegas Golden Knights three to one Vegas wins for just one time in their last six. They're locked into that three Cedeno San Jose's gonna take on Vegas. But after the game, I thought really clear captaincy type of moment happened for Connor mcdavid. Because he was just asked about the direction the team is going in. And instead just giving a generic answer. Like, hey, we believe in it. He was honest and said, we don't have a general manager right now. How am I supposed to tell you what direction we're going to be going into? I don't even know who are leader is they're going gonna blow this whole thing up in the off season. As far as management's concern, new general manager likely Hitchcock is going to be replaced behind the bench. So conic David gave a very honest and forthright answer. I don't know this is going to be a huge off season for the Evanson Oilers who they bring in to be their GM. So how is comic? Dave it's supposed to look at the landscape of his team. The went to the second round the couple of years. And look like they're on the fast track to win a Stanley Cup. Second straight year missing the playoffs in disappointing fashion. Okay. With a ton of talent on that team. You're talking about mcdavid. You're talking about dry Seidel who's gonna finish with the second. Most goals in the National Hockey League mcdavid is going to be the mum the leaders in points. You got Ryan Nugent Hopkins who had a resurgent year this year, you've got nurse. You've got so much talent. And it's a shame that this has really been an also ran now for the last couple of years, and I don't blame can't Hitchcock. He came in there to try to salvage a bad situation. But clearly they're going to need to bring in somebody different the general manager, whoever that's going to be has the right to bring in his own guy. So is going to be an analytic guys going to be an old school guy. I don't know but kudos to Connor mcdavid just answering. Honestly, genuine question about what direction? This franchise is going. And how it hell is he supposed to answer that question when he doesn't even know who is going to be in charge. I thought it was good stuff. Tampa beats Ottawa. No surprise there. Five to two point with forty first goal. Stamkos. With forty second goal. Rangers beat the lose to the devils for the first time this year four to two Henrik lung quiz fifth consecutive time..
"mcdavid" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Get to stick in there and trips up, nurses, the right call and the blues around the figure out how to kill off his four on three with three twenty six. Now, they had a to nothing lead losing on Oprah two on the power play. This'll be the fifth penalty given to the Edmonton. Oilers four of them. Legit one was bad. Booze killed all four. And now the rabbit kill a four on three penalty. If they're going to keep the Oilers from winning his game badminton wins the draw cleft bomb. Farside rattler pest control kill number five for the blues. Straightaway cleft bombed dry Seidel bomb out. High backed at dry Seidel near doc to clip on the dry side, a one timer on gloves. Save made by Allen three. Oh, nine to go and overtime blues. When a great job rhino Riley. He's the top. He's the top of the key dry styles. Looking at mcdavid of trying to get him a golf across that see the trying to go back and forth, but O'Reilly putting his body and a stick in perfect position to deny India. That's a really. Flat bomb and dry. Just said each other up for a quick one timer look easy safer, Jake Allen. As is often the outside bake face out win by O'Reilly, clear off the glass and the puck comes out. No Riley gets to it. But it's whistled down off of a high stick and coming out to the neutral zone. What big face off there though? One minute thirty eight to go and the tripping Ben alita braided shin shin and. Sundquist taken offense is on penalties tonight. Here's O'Reilly on the face off against dry side and another face off win by Ryan O'Reilly does to the corner cleared out by both Easter down the ice. Great clear by bow. There is you Hopkins. Took the wall away a little adjustment to a right down the middle of the ice mcdavid bringing the puck up. Sets it up bar cleft bomb that dry. Silence. Dry Seidel straightaway far circle the mcdavid foods around or twos. Drags it. In behind the net. The past comes to clip off West Palm now cycle Spar wing. They go to dry Seidel boulder to mcdavid again mcdavid coming back to dry side on a one time shot blocked off the inside of the leg of Ghor to'solve side of the net. They get back dry Seidel straightaway to clip to twenty to go in overtime. Fifty seconds to go in the Oilers power play. Here's a shot saved by Alan rebound goes to make David the cleft bomb again. Four on three power play in overtime, dry silent fireside mcdavid governor, dry subtle. It's black and then Riley clears it off the glass chips. It ahead. Stick candles in short gets in tribes. They go down. Gonna get twenty five. They go here cutting the Oilers bringing it in over the line to the nearside for mcdavid sets it up high pass to the corner for dry silently fanned on. It goes to mcdavid on the far away. Twelve seconds to go on the power play. They go to the goal line back manner hits the crossbar reaching for Sundquist cleared out nurse spans on it. The Oilers keep the puck penalty killers over we've got four on four hockey minute. Twenty three to go. To the far wing Oilers bring it in one eighteen now and over time it's four on four until the next stoppage. If there is one it'll go back to three on three. Depre- going after the puck on the ice with Joel Edmonson. Here's tyrod coming off the wall with its skates in behind the net net by the year corner up to the blue line, not a betting the fireside with a minute to go in overtime and shot the flex through to the near way. Lewis rush out. Here's the center with Sundquist shed clue drags never gets the shot away over to the far side. Curls. It back turns it over to nurse. He'll clear off the glass, and it ends up landing at the Saint Louis line events done forty one seconds remaining. And here's boom Easter back. Dun, Dun skates. Sit in in overtime 4-on-4 done throws on the brakes holds the puck in the offensive zone. Twenty nine seconds to go launch shot blocker save made by the goaltender Talbot. He's made big saves on the few shots. The blues have had since the first period. We'll go back to three on three in an offensive zone. Faceoff with twenty six seconds to go in overtime..
"mcdavid" Discussed on Sports Radio 610
"Thanks. Away. I just wanted to know if you check your moist in Crosby OT winner in editon. Yeah. I mean, we talked about it when it happened. I was watching a game and. You know, the whole game was in an incredible. A lot of goals see banana, I didn't think Murray play great. Although he made a huge save on a breakaway by mcdavid mcdavid scored in the game. But he stopped him on a breakaway late when it was five on five five all and that was the game saver right there. And then in overtime I deal dealers had a couple of really good chances. But so did the penguins, I think tank broken and had a shot from point blank range? He got stopped. But then the Crosby winner was just unbelievable beneath the goal line. And then he splits the guy's legs. Embarrassed him the guys were wrapped around his throat. And then the other defenseman was standing there. Watching him put on a show. And then the goalie just got frozen in time with the backhand snap or it was just to me. I gotta tell ya. I'm trying to think of any goal that. I saw and I'm biased because I liked the penguins. But honestly, I thought it was the best goal. I've seen in the NHL this year. That's just me for in terms of one guy putting on a stick handling expedition. And you know. Exhibition and and scoring. I thought that was it was not only was it an expedition it was because he was all over the ice skating circles around people and driving the stick between the guy's legs the park that was the that was the most impressive goal. I've seen. Oh, yeah. I was incredible. But can I ask you one question? Yeah. Right now, do you do between Crosby and David who do you who would you who? Would you say is the best? Well, I think everyone says mcdavid. But I mean, you still you still gotta respect. Listen. I think Conor is got the most talent and the most speed and the best hands and probably the best scoring touch in the league right now, he has become the guy, but I'll take all take Crosby over mcdavid on pure hockey from a standpoint of what he's done and what he's brought to the table and the multiple Stanley cops and is Olympic gold everything. He's done. You know, Connor needs more time to catch up with him. I think that will happen in ten years. I think he'll pass all of his records. I think mcdavid will be chasing like everyone else. Wayne gretzky? Forever. I don't think he can do what Gretzky dead. Everyone else. Does. I don't think he will. But we'll see. I don't doubt him. I think the guy's super mega talent. I wish I had him on my team environments in Oilers. I would you everything in my power to lock him up for his career there and then build around him. I don't think they've done a good job of building around the guy to be honest with you, it seems like carbohydrate you tell me every year they they reshuffle the deck and bring in new people and new pieces to put around him. They've never been able to really figure it out having a megastar like Connor mcdavid. I don't think they've done a good job with the rest of the team to be honest with you. That's just my assessment of it. But I would take Crosby over mcdavid for career wise what he's done and what he brings to the table. Still to this day like is fourteenth overtime winner. His. What did what did they say fifty eight game winning goal of his career? I mean, the guy's. This guy's been doing it for so long. He's got so many Stanley God's you can't even argue with it. So it is what it is. I like Crosby, but I didn't mcdavid it'll be better in the long run. Yeah. They've had a tough time right now keeping the pieces there. Another thing is they've given out a couple of bad deals beside him, which kind of hurt them too. I mean, the Lucici contract is going to hang on them for a few more. I mean, he makes six million a year through Twenty-three. They gave dry Seidel eight point five all the way up running through him. So you've got twenty seven million a year cap tied up in mcdavid dry Seidel and Lucia which you gotta try to figure it out than the rest of the way after that. And they haven't yet I'll say this. I love me Lon. Lucici I think he's tough. I think they need him on that team to protect frankly their investment in mcdavid. They got to have somebody around their nasty enough to break someone's nose and Lucia each will step up I in that department. So look. They have been exciting really since they've had him once right? They made the playoffs and they were exciting once and they still law. So he's got a lot to accomplish yet. And a lot to prove yet to me before. I'm giving him all these accolades because at the end of the day really hasn't done anything. He's just the fastest player in the league. And he scores a lot of goals because of his speed, but his team hasn't done Jack's until they started winning playoff series. I mean, I'm talking about not even a Stanley Cup. I'm talking about just winning a playoff series until they do that. Everybody needs to I think calm down. Hardware,.