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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"For all four on fan out with three of our radio program, Joe in evidence after 1877337 66 66. Is the phone not to hit a six o'clock judges, Strep city and his sports betting show will cover your way game right. After that, he opened up a two game series with the Braves down in Atlanta. Ernie Acosta in Manhattan will live from the town ties studio where nobody, nobody and nobody on top of that beat down. Nobody. Let me just point this out. I know you're very excited. Unfortunately, we won't talkto Louise RoHaas this week, but we will talk to our good buddy Brody van wagon until Really. Oh, baby. What is that? When? When? When we talk about the Brody was that will be tomorrow at five o'clock. Oh, So tomorrow at five. We got a lot of questions. Okay? Could you imagine if they lose these two games in Miami have roadies coming out tomorrow? It will not be a fun spot for they lose these students. That's for sure. If they lose it, so I'll believe it when I see it that he comes on. I think he's coming on. I'm actually confident about that. Yeah, I've got I've got. I've got to get confidence of getting away, Brody, but we will talk to Brody bandwagon and tomorrow Father'll talks in football coming up with our buddy Mike Lombardi will join us at five o'clock. But tomorrow night Vancouver has taken on Vega's game. Two of that match up, which will be on the NBC Sports Network. And this guy, there's a greatjob inside the glass analyst up there in Edmonton. And at his Pierre McGuire. Pierre. Joan. Evan, How are you? How are you, Evan? All great joke going to talk to you. Hello, Evan. Really Nice to be with you guys. You don't want to be in Toronto, Opa. You had to go to admitting I do whatever the team tells me when you're on the street after they don't know this is this has been great, though I gotta tell you. I've been in this league 32 years. And I've never been more proud of the league. I've never been more proud of the commissioner's office Deputy commissioner Daily Commissioner Bettman, the National Hockey League Players Association, the players, coaches, the trainers, but in particular the health care professionals here. In the hotel staff. These people have gone the extra mile. This has been a phenomenally unique but positive experience. I can't tell you enough How well the National Hockey League has carried this office a phenomenal experience, and I could tell you as a fan, and obviously I'm biased because I'm an Islander fan, and they're on a great run. But this has been enjoyable. I mean, I think there was some nervousness for basketball and hockey. But Haywood, you're going to be like the playoffs in August games during the day. No fans like all this uncertainty, and last night as I'm watching Varlamov but basically stand on his head in the second period dealing with the Flyer onslaught. It was the play offs like it hasn't really missed to be from the first round two. Now, despite no fans, despite the awkwardness of that series, being up in Toronto, I gotta tell you it really felt like the NHL playoffs. I think a big part of that is the intensities. Their it's the intensity from the players has mimic the normal NHL playoffs. And I couldn't agree with you more. And I think the biggest thing when you watch the games play out is you see the physical pushback? You see the speed and determination. You see the fearlessness of the shot blockers You see, upstanding goaltending. You see the energy that most people been thinking get manufactured because there are no fans in the building. But the league has created this amazing environment in both buildings in Toronto, as I'm watching fear from Edmonton. And also in Edmonton, where it's become intimate, and it's almost become like a game show and the in house production has been phenomenal. Steve Mayer does that for the National Hockey League, both in trouble and He and his staff to serve a huge amount of credit for creating this atmosphere That's allowed the players to get this intensity level. You're alluding to evidence been great. How much of that Pierre is the fact that these guys have played let let's Let's be honest. This is almost like a completely different season. I mean, They had. They had another off season, maybe even longer than the normal offseason without playing And how much do you think that's contributed? You know so the energy level and just how good the play has been in general Well, I think that's a good point as well. Joy think the biggest thing is a lot of guys came into the salty, Usually not always, but usually team's going to the playoff run after a two games and you haven't got it right up, guys. We only have two or three days, so your points really got a lot of merit to it. I think the biggest thing is because we had a 4.5 months almost 1.5 month paused to season. It allowed guys to get in better shape that allowed guys obviously to heal up some of their next You saw Seth Jones in that tremendous overtime game playing for Columbus against Toronto, play 65 minutes in a game. No players ever done that before, And here's a guy. It had to have surgery at the end of the sea his season and then was able rehab enough so they could play 65 minutes in the game, So I think there's a lot of foundation to your point, Joe. Look at it last night, you know, Despite the final score, one of them was an empty netter. I thought both goaltenders played really well. Mink are hard, especially in the first period when the Islanders dominated. I mentioned Varlamov was outstanding in the second period. Give me your biggest takeaway. From what you saw in the Islanders for nothing. Victory. Take a one only last night. The advance scouting in the coaching of the Islanders clearly watched the Philadelphia Montreal Siri's and what determine the outcome of that game last night was a full frontal assault for check in the first period in the third period by the Islanders. You didn't have a great second period. And you you were correct that talk about our lama. Will you play in the second period in particular, But Montreal drove Philadelphia and nuts with therefore check game in the first round of the playoffs between Montreal silly that won six games, and probably most people thought it would be a sweeper affiliate went to X games and they were Six hard games. In fact, one of those games show it off. You lost five. Nothing so somebody whether it's the coaching staff, whether T advance scouting staff whether it's Mr Lam Morello, whomever it is. They figured out how to beat Philadelphia. There's not a lot of the puck movement on the back in the Philadelphia so if you aggressively for check, then you're going to force turnovers. You're going to create cycle chances. You're going to get your defense involved in the cycle and you're gonna manufacture scoring chances against legally like Carter Heart, So I give the Anders Full marks for being completely ready for game one of their Siri's in the second round against Philadelphia. There that scouting had to be very, very good. You know, as long as they stay out of the penalty, I mean, they look, they've been tremendous there 82 so far in this playoff format with the play in Siri's, and all of that. As long as they are playing full strength. I mean, I know there is good as anybody. I mean, a full strength right now. Their problem has been, you know, being in the penalty box. I mean about that, with geologist. Well, I think there's something that to gel on the big thing is everybody knows, announced the worst kept secret in hockey, but Casey Cizikas, Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck when they're together, they create man. And they know how to do it without taking penalties. It's a really important part of playoff hockey. If you go back and you watch ST Louis last year, when the Cup Ivan Barbershop Oscar son question Alexander Steen, where a major catalyst To them winning the cup. You could go back to 2011 and remember Danny Pie, and Gregory Campbell and Sean Thornton is 1/4 line for the throne. They created mayhem in their series with Vancouver. That's 2011 9 years ago, and they won the cup because of that is a big reason why they will make up And and you could say the same thing about ST Louis last year..

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Welcome back. I'm Jim Rome. I am live. This is not a re air or replay. I am in seven California and we're covering a lot of ground today. Let me change up new sport New topic, talk some hockey and talk Some hockey. There's a real good chance. I'm going to talk hockey with an NBC hockey analyst. He was a scout in an assistant coach with the Penguins in part of the organization's back back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the Wailers and senators organizations. He is a sports Emmy Award winner. He was named as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection Committee. In 2018. He's good friend of ours and the program. He is Pierre McGuire. Pierre. It's so good to have you back. You are now in Edmonton, and you have been in quarantine in Montreal prior to arriving in Edmonton soap here. How long were you in quarantine in Montreal? And then what was the arrival like in Edmondson and entering that bubble, my friend? First of all, Jim, It's awesome to talk with you from quarantine here in Edmonton. I was in actually northern Quebec for 14 days. I have a home up There is where my brothers and my sister and I grew up. About 100 miles north of Montreal, which was fine. It was great to be there couldn't be any friends couldn't see any family just at the quarantine with my wife and son. That was it. And then I went to the airport Montreal this past Monday on the 27th Ludo Edmund, 10 4.5 hours. They've never done a flight that long without any service in the plane and wearing a mask told I'm Jim, to be honest, landed in Edmonton. Got in a particular car service at the NHL and NBC requires you to take because how the sanitized the car came to the hotel checked in. Had my temperature taken and I've been in quarantine since Monday afternoon at three o'clock mountain time. The new norm appear Maguire joining us. So Pierre, what's your sense as to what the players make off the two bubbles and how they're adapting to life inside of it. I think really well, Jim. I haven't been able to talk to anybody face to face, obviously because I'm still in my room and quarantine. But I've done a lot of texting and calling and so far so good. I think the biggest adjustment for the players is going to be Being tested every day. Um, obviously for the cove it virus. That's something I've been doing here is well every morning, Jim on and I have to pass for straight gold dust. Before I can actually go to work. So I had my 4th 1 today at 7 10 But all the players get tested every day on the way into the ranks. I think that's going to be a bit of a chore as we go along here for the players. But I think the biggest adjustment Jim will be playing without fans in the building. I heard from some of the players saying, it's really different. It's really unique. They're not used to not having crowd noise. So I think that's the one adjustment. They're gonna have to make it. They go along here. Also Pierre McGuire, my guests. I would imagine Paris specially in terms of playoff hockey because the fans are such an enormous part. Ah, playoff hockey like overall based on what you've seen in the preseason games. Peter, What are you expecting? In terms of the quality of play and the intensity right out of the gate. I think the intensity levels will be really hard because the margin for error, especially in the qualifying games, works three out of five, not four out of seven. The momentum in the Siri's If you get behind the eight ball pretty quick. Jim will be a problem for the team that falls behind, so the intensity level will be really high. I'm wondering about the goaltending ous. We go along just to adapt to that kind of intensity in the pace with shots coming at him, and also with decreased traffic. That's a big adjustment for the goaltenders, so we'll see how they hold up The caliber of player I think will be a little dicey to start. And as you go along over the course of a 60 minute game, I think it will get more enhanced and better and better as you go along over the course of a game here, you and I have done this a long time because you're answering questions before I could even ask them. I was going to ask you about the goaltending like you touched on that. But when you look at the goaltending, and when you think about how to evaluate that play, who are the best prepared to be playing crucial games right now, Like what kind of an impact without long layoff have on the goaltenders in particular? You know, That's such a good question, Jim because they think the biggest thing is dealing with increased traffic. So if you're a bit of an undersized holy, I think that's going to be a problem for you. I think if you're a bigger guy, Nick, think of Andrei Vasilevskiy, just a gigantic human being who plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. I think about Connor Hellebuyck, who placed the winner take Judge Pecker. Rene, who plays for the For the National Predators, the bigger guys, I think Jim will be able to get through this a little bit quicker than some of the smaller guys. When I say smaller about guys. They're 6 £185. They're considered small guys. Now that used to be a huge calling now the big guys or 64 to 66 Those guys in nickel haven't easier time getting used to it than the smaller guys. Jim. We're talking hockey with Tara Maguire, and it's fun for the teams that are seeded fifth through 12th are jumping right into a five game. Siri's When you talk about a sense of urgency. How critical is it to win the first game of that? Siri's I think really important, especially because of the pod system that you were alluding to before the trials and tribulations him for all the players there in these two pods one in Toronto one and admit it makes it a little bit more of a unique environment and a little bit different, and I think if you fall behind in a serious quickly, and it's a demoralizing first loss, they lose five or 6 to 1 or you lose seven. Nothing. I know it doesn't matter what the scores, but you could get demoralized pretty quick, So it's really important that you stay tight in every game and you stay tight in the Siri's. If you go down to games, and not in a serious I don't think you have a chance of coming back and three out of five. So Peter what about the top four seeds in a round robin tournament to determine their seating for the next round? For instance, How do you think those teams approach the round Robin games? Are they going to go all out? Because they want that higher CDE? Or maybe? Are they more focused on getting into a rhythm and staying healthy? Oh, man, I love the way you phrase that Jim getting into a rhythm and figuring out where they are as a group. They'll be intensity. No question about it. There will be intensity, but it won't be as intense. I don't believe just because you want to save your roster for when the game's really count. You're already moving on into the playoff system. Qualifiers bit of a different pool, obviously, so I think you're going to see teams trying to establish a rhythm. Those top foresee the danger. You're alluding to Jim, and then they will find a way to get ready. They'll be more battle ready and probably more invigorated than the change. It had to go through the qualification period appear Maguire disappear. What about? For instance, the matchup between Chicago and Edmonton?.

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:56 min | 1 year ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Welcome back. I'm Jim Rome. I am live. This is not a re air or replay. I am in seven California. And we're covering a lot of ground today may change up new sport New topic. Talk some hockey and talk some hockey. There's a real good chance. I'm going to talk hockey with an NBC hockey analyst. He was a scout in an assistant coach with the Penguins in part of the organization's back to back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the Wailers and senators organizations. He is a sports Emmy Award winner. He was named as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame selection Committee. In 2018. He's good friend of ours and the program. He is Pierre McGuire. Pierre. It's so good to have you back. You are now on Edmondson and you have been in quarantine in Montreal prior to arriving in Edmonton soap here. How long were you in quarantine in Montreal? And then what was the arrival like in Edmonton and entering that bubble, my friend? First of all, Jim. It's awesome to talk with you from quarantine here in admitting I was in actually northern Quebec for 14 days. I have a home up There is where my brothers and my sister and I grew up. About 100 miles north of Montreal, which was fine. It was great to be there couldn't be any friends couldn't see any family just at the quarantine with my wife and son. That was it. And then I went to the airport Montreal this past Monday on the 27th Fluto event in 4.5 hours. They've never done a flight that long without any service in the plane and wearing a mask stole time. Jim to be honest, landed in Edmonton. Got in a particular car service at the NHL and NBC requires you to take because how the sanitized the car came to the hotel checked in. Had my temperature taken and I've been in quarantine since Monday afternoon at three o'clock mountain time. Thie New Norm appear Maguire joining us. So Pierre, what's your sense as to what the players make off the two bubbles and how they're adapting to life inside of it. I think really well, Jim. I haven't been able to talk to anybody face to face, obviously because I'm still in my room and quarantine. But I've done a lot of texting and calling and so far so good. I think the biggest adjustment for the players is going to be Being tested every day. Um, obviously for the cove it virus. That's something I've been doing here is well every morning, Jim and I have to pass for straight over. Before I can actually go to work. So I had my 4th 1 today at 7 10 But all the players get tested every day on the way into the ranks. I think that's going to be a bit of a chore as we go along here for the players. But I think the biggest adjustment Jim will be playing without fans in the building. I've heard from some of the players saying it's really different. It's really unique. They're not used to not having crowd noise. So I think that's the one adjustment they're gonna have to make. Is they go along here? Also Pierre McGuire, my guests, I would imagine Paris specially in terms of playoff hockey because the fans are such an enormous part. A playoff hockey like overall based on what you've seen in the preseason games, Pierre what are you expecting? In terms of the quality of play and the intensity right out of the gate? I think the intensity levels will be really hard because the margin for error, especially in the qualifying games, words three out of five not four out of seven. The momentum in the Siri's If you get behind the eight ball pretty quick. Jim will be a problem for the team that falls behind, so the intensity level will be really high. Wondering about the goaltending ahs. We go along just to adapt to that kind of intensity in the pace with shots coming at him, and also with decreased traffic. That's a big adjustment for the goaltenders. So we'll see how they hold up. The caliber of player I think will be a little dicey to start and as you go along over the course of a 60 minute game, I think it will get more enhanced and better and better as you go along over the course of a game here, you and I have done this a long time because you're answering questions before I could even ask them. I was going to ask you about the goal attending like you touched on that. But when you look at the goaltending, and when you think about How to evaluate that play, who are the best prepared to be playing in crucial games right now? Like what kind of an impact without long layoff have on the goaltenders in particular. You know, That's such a good question, Jim because they think the biggest thing is dealing with increased traffic. So if you're a bit of an undersized holy, I think that's going to be a problem for you. I think if you're a bigger guy, Nick, think of Andrei Vasilevskiy, just a gigantic human being who plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. I think about Connor Hellebuyck could place the winner Take Judge Pecker. Rene, who plays for the For the National Predators, the bigger guys, I think Jim will be able to get through this a little bit quicker than some of the smaller guys. When I say smaller about guys. They're 61 £185. They're considered small guys. Now that used to be a huge calling now the big guys or 64 to 66 Those guys in nickel haven't easier time getting used to it than the smaller guys. Jim. We're talking hockey with Tara Maguire. It's fun here. The teams that are seeded fifth through 12th are jumping right into a five game..

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"Don't see that being an issue at all in fact I think the players were very respect one another so much in the balance would go into it because this would be a unique situation especially with no fans in the building Jim I don't think that would cheapen it at all but I'm glad you asked that question because there are a lot of people that are speculating on that but I've talked to enough players and coaches I don't see anybody that actually makes our living in the league that would say that yeah I'm glad you brought the fans because like what would be like to play these games without fans how much would that impact the games nobody knows but I think it's probably gonna have a bit of an impact especially let's just say when there's a robust yet in the game and there's no reaction at all let's see when there's a tremendous save made on a breakaway or a three on one end and there's no reaction usually those great cheese can percolate a bench because of the crowd noise you there's the big depression or the big you know screen so nobody really knows I think this is where internal leadership will matter a lot this is where if you have a tight team and guys really are comfortable with one another I think the help one another long you've got a team that's a bit frayed or maybe they're just not that for chemistry that could be a problem in this kind of environment so again I think it's gonna be interesting to watch but I think the teams that have really solid leadership up front about player to player those teams probably won't have is difficult the time battling through this you know probably I should ask you this few moments ago but when you see that plan in your mind is it a matter of when the league returns or is there still any if the league returns to me it's still a question of if and only because again it's fair question I think a plan always has a starting point sort actual hard data in a finishing point an actual hard date and the venues that you need to participate and that's why we have to schedule the schedules not tentative when it comes out in the NHL it's it's a plan it's a hard court in your face rated down in ten plan we have a really good road map Jim we've got a really good idea but we don't have a formal plan yet because we don't have a starting date you don't have a finishing date and we don't have the venues yet finally to the point the venues like what's your sense as it relates to the cities the cities themselves with the games might be played how might that look what we could print proposed by commissioner Bettman and I know that she and bill Daley and tremendous problem solvers this whole corona virus situation I think they've handled themselves and tastic we well as a legal asthma management group that the leak which is really I think tremendous for our players and for coaches and eventually for our fans which is exciting but again I it's hard to say I I think there's so much that goes into it you know what cities have been really devastated by Colby nineteen what cities can present the best hotel situation what cities can present the best practice facility situation if you can have two cards which is what they've talked about that's twelve teams so you got a lot of practice they should get a competent hotel situations and eventually you're gonna ask that entertainment areas where the players can go sell it I think it's still way up in the air to save fuel yeah they are but I've since you get the one people see that obviously a reprieve everybody's talking about Jamie is Las Vegas in a mexicana sense it just makes kind of sense for one of the parts to be in Vegas he is an NBC hockey analyst and what's gonna scout an assistant coach for the penguins and they're back to back Stanley Cup championships a member of the hockey hall of fame selection committee he's a good friend a program he is Pierre McGuire Pierre I can't please the whole year but it's so good to hear your voice get caught up with you thanks for your thoughts on that and that's what we can do it much sooner next time who are busy with the Jim thanks very much be safe and enjoy the rest of what hopefully is going to be a short pause before we get back on the ice you too dear stay safe that's a great start to you Pam acquire to to get some hockey in here are coming up next hour Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Beyer when we come back our phone lines are open I do have a smack all player profile which I will get with some point today I've got a podcast which is going to be pushed out after the program would you be Connors.

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The Stanley Cup at all in other words would be any less of an accomplishment to win it this year compared to other years now because we've had teams like New Jersey that of one moment season shortened because of labor's problems in the league so no I meant nothing nobody diminish their accomplishments we had ninety five ninety six was another one where we had a shorter season so now I I don't see that being an issue at all in fact I think the players were very respect one another so much in the ballot would go into it because this would be a unique situation especially with no fans in the building Jim I don't think that would cheapen it at all but I'm glad you ask and because there are a lot of people that are speculating on that but I've talked to enough players and coaches I don't see anybody that actually makes our living in the league that would say that yeah I'm glad you brought the fans because like what would be like to play these games without fans how much would that impact the games nobody knows but I think it's probably gonna have a bit of an impact especially let's just say when there's a robust yet in the game and there's no reaction at all let's see when there's a tremendous save made on a breakaway or a three on one end and there's no reaction usually those great cheese can percolate a bench because of the crowd noise you there's the big depression or the big you know screen so nobody really knows I think this is where internal leadership will matter a lot this is where if you have a tight team and guys really are comfortable with one another I think the help one another launch you've got a team that's a bit frayed or maybe they're just not that whole chemistry that could be a problem in this kind of environment so again I think it's gonna be interesting to watch but I think the teams that have really solid leadership up front about player to player those teams probably won't have is difficult the time battling through this you know probably the I should ask you this few moments ago but when you see that plan in your mind is it a matter of when the league returns or is there still any if the league returns to me is still a question of if and only because again it's fair question I think a plan always has a starting point sort actual hard data and a finishing point an actual hard date and the venues that you need to participate and that's why we have to schedule the schedules not tentative when it comes out in the NHL it's it's a plan it's a hard court in your face rated down in ten plan we have a really good road map Jim we've got a really good idea but we don't have a formal plan yet because we don't have a starting date you don't have a finishing date and we don't have the venues yet finally to the point the venues like what's your sense as it relates to the cities the cities themselves with the games might be played how might that look what we pretend proposed by commissioner Bettman and I know that she and bill Daley and tremendous problem solvers through this whole corona virus situation anything handle themselves and tastic we well as a legal asthma management group that the leak which is really I think tremendous for our players and for coaches and eventually for our fans which is exciting but again I it's hard to say I I think there's so much that goes into it you know what cities have been really devastated by Colby nineteen what cities can present the best hotel situation what cities can present the best practice facility situation if you can have two cards which is what they've talked about that's twelve teams so you got a lot of practice they should get a competent hotel situations and eventually you're gonna ask that entertainment areas where the players can go sell it I think it's still way up in the air to save fuel yeah they are but I've since you get the one people see that obviously a reprieve everybody's talking about Jamie is Las Vegas in a mexicana sense it just makes kind of sense for one of the parts to be in Vegas he is an NBC hockey analyst and what's gonna scout an assistant coach for the penguins and they're back to back Stanley Cup championships a member of the hockey hall of fame selection committee he's a good friend a program he is Pierre McGuire Pierre I can't please the whole year but it's so good to hear your voice get caught up with you thanks for your thoughts on that and that's what we can do it much sooner next time love is a religion thanks very much be safe and enjoy the rest of what hopefully is going to be a short pause before we get back on the ice you too here stay safe that's a great start to you Pam acquire to to get some hockey in here are coming up next hour Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Beyer when we come back our phone lines are open I do have a smack all player profile which I will get you at some point today I've got a podcast which is going to be pushed out after the program would you be Connors and.

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

10:52 min | 2 years ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Finals. Like I said, that's not over after one game is not over after two games. But Toronto is going to rule like get away. I think, but it's not over me. Switch up on you now from the NBA finals to the Stanley Cup final. We are joined by NBC hockey analyst, a former scout in assistant coach with penguins, part of the organizations back to back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the whalers and the senators organizations. He is a sports EMMY award winner. Name is a member of the Hockey Hall of fame selection committee last year. He is a very good friend of the program. He is Pierre McGuire Pierre. Good. Have you back? How you holding up. How are you? I'm doing great Jim awesome to visit with you YouTube. So the last time you and I spoke it during San Jose, Saint Louis and you're laying out the hunger in Saint Louis and the passion that you were feeling from that fan base. What was the mood like in the city and in the arena before game three off the charts as wild crowd as witnesses playoff season? The only thing that would have been close to would have been gained three of the Washington Carolina series in Carolina, which was just off the charts. But this one was right up there before game three of the Stanley Cup final, and there was some disappointment afterwards. But I still think this year's has a long way to go before it's decided. All right. So we talk about what happened last night. You've got betrays Ron scoring just over ten minutes of the game. First off what did you make of the goal? And then what did that do to the crowd? The crowd out of it. Number one. Number two, Patrice had probably his best game of the Stanley Cup final. There are a lot of people wondering whether. Brad Marchand David posture Nak would ever get going off? But they found a way to get on offense in game number three in a big part of it in game two one thirty five percent of face offs. You know in game three was dominant faceoff player in that first goal was off a face off win on power play. So I've seen a lot of things in hockey, Jim. But I've never seen a team go four for four and a power play with only four shots on goal. That's one of those typical anomalies there you're not used to seeing in the game. Three inversion was a big part of it p McGuire. Joining us I was asked about that. I wanna reiterate that very quickly four power plays in game three day score on all four power plays and they did so enforce shots. I've never even heard of anything like that penalties hurt the blues, how much of that is about them trying to maybe do too much. Maybe rush things and losing their discipline. What's that about? Oh, I think you've got it nailed Jim part of it is a lack of discipline part of it's obvious that they want. To be a robust team. I'm before check. And they've sometimes taking it to an extreme more. They've gotten themselves. Some penalty trouble the hooking in the holding the offense zone when they're trying to establish for check some they have to get out of their repertoire, and I think they will do that in game for the one thing. I really know about Saint Louis in their team, how resilient they are. And how disciplined they can be when they have to be. And I think they'd realize right now, the margins are so slight, they have to maintain that discipline that you were alluding to Pierre McGuire joining us. All right. So if you're the Saint Louis coaching staff, what is your number one message to the players before tonight? What is the key for them in this game? We need to be fast. You need to be smart, but we need to get the too early we need to get bodies to the front of net without taking penalties but we need to get pucks goal as the bodies get there, we need to score. I we need to dictate the terms and the only way we're going to do that is by playing a fast game and a real smart for check game. And if they're able to do that. I think they can't, you know obviously to game six creates problems for the Browns game for Boston at Saint Louis. Tonight APN in that game on NBC Pirie mentioned Rask. When you went to Stanley Cup final game, seventy-two, there's going to be a whole lot of credit to go around how much of it should go to, to Rask. A lot of Jim, I can tell you right now in game three you talk about the goal of Berge score. Just after the ten minute Mark of the first the I nine minutes of that period were dominated by Saint Louis and to harass was exceptionally wasn't just as initial puck stopping Jim. It was his rebound control. He didn't allow second and third chance opportunities to take place because he was just so square, the shooter's his rebound control was so darn good. And he had a lot of confidence in his team. So he could take face because they were winning face, which is something they weren't able to do in game two. So to Bennett huge part of it. I think right now if they were to take a boat on who's been the most influential player this playoff season for any team to harass would be together would win go back when you first saw him in two thousand six at the world junior championships in Vancouver. What do you remember about seeing him back then what stood out how tall and lanky he wasn't how he was? He was goalie of the tournament for the Finns in that term, and that was an outstanding tournament candidate rushing. Final and the Americans had a phenomenal team there that lost to Canada in the semi. But I would tell you this is that the thing that stood out about two was just how tall outlet in rangy he was an his composure under fire. You're talking about eighteen and nineteen year old kids playing for eighteen thousand people in an unbelievably hostile environment that was Dan couvert, and he hamlet fantastically, well, PM Aguire joining us in the jungle, so on the other end of that spectrum when you're Jordan Bennington and you give up five goals, and you get pulled you're gonna take some blame. How much of that is about what he's not doing and impure? How much of that is about what Boston is doing to him, and forcing him to move side to side? Oh man. I'm so happy to hear. You say that Jim, you nailed it, because what Boston is done in doing the NHL is make EastWest place. They've done it with skating and they'd done it with passing they move the puck from east to west most teams attacked Linley literally. So they attack street up and down the ice. Not boston. They're going side to side and opening up. And if you look at the propensity for them to shoot five whole, there was legs, it's been Tanny this series out. They've been able to do that. So I think it's more about what Boston's doing not so much about what dinning not doing. I have a lot of credit Boston and Bennington again. Have to find a way to tighten himself up when he moves from side to side here, McGuire joining us back to perjure on from minute. There've been some speculation that he was hurt. I know you spoke to him about that. What was your sense to how hurt he might be? I thought after game too, he may have been really hurt because he was having a really difficult time when face Jim and he was getting cleaned out. And that's usually one of his strengths. He and Ryan Riley to the better face off guys in the league. Saint Louis dominated or Riley did in game two. He he wants sixty five percent of face us, or one thirty five percents, that's major, major stuff, especially with any player lake Patrice. But then you watch him play on Saturday night in game three and Jim. He was off the charts. Good. He wasn't a little bit good. He was off the charts. Good. And at the end of the interview that I did with him, I had to ask are you hurt because it your didn't look like it. And he says, no, I feel fine. So he played like he was fine to. He looked Santana. Game four tonight, eight PM eastern on NBC Boston at Saint Louis appear once good how to explain what sedan you chara is doing at his age at this point in his career. It's hard to really fathom. The one thing I could say for any young person and wants to be a professional athlete. This is a guy that wants to season is over takes two weeks off, and then he's right back at training. And he he's a maniacal trainer. He's just insanely intense. So speaks to his living habits how hard prepares himself for the rigors of NHL season. You know, they've cut his time down significantly. He used to be playing twenty six twenty seven twenty eight minutes now. He's around twenty one minutes a game. That's doesn't plan the power play a lot. He's an elite penalty killer phenomenal to watch him play Jim. It really is. Breaking down Maguire's breaking it all down. Sapir the blues as we know have been down before both in the season and in the series. How do you think they show up tonight? I think the show up really? Well, I don't think they're going to disappoint their fan base and lay did on Saturday night. But I think the biggest thing Jim is at gotta find a way to dent to grasp early if they don't it becomes a much more difficult to question for them to figure it out. The one thing I think, to look for is Craig grouping making some subtle little lion adjustment. Sammy Blais who's been playing on the top line with Ryan Riley in David Bethel, I would look for him to move maybe deeper in the lineup. I'd look for maybe as Aksam furred play just in game number two. I look for him to move up a little bit, and potentially Vince done to go in onto fence. So we'll see. But I do think those v some subtle changes for the blues going into game for before you go. This might be a little bit of inside radio or TV, but I mentioned, your sports EMMY award winner, the crew that you have with NBC for these games is incredible with you, Eddie, doc. How do you explain what makes his group so good? We've been at it a long time talking, I've been together for fourteen years, doc, Eddie. And I have been together for thirteen years. Everybody kinda just lays it out there. They all know their roles. And think that's a big part of this Sam flood our executive producer when this all started everybody at a clearly defined role and they've chosen to accept the role, and it's just an unbelievable honor to work with doc Emrick every single year. Jim, I gotta tell you the man's a living, legend and is as good or as, as good or better than anybody. That's ever done. This really is NPR. You're a huge preparation. I'm curious. How do you go about preparing between now and the puck dropping tonight what your process I'm gonna head to the gym right after I knew it. You then I'm gonna. Could be at the rink by two thirty this afternoon. And I've pretty much because we had an off the yesterday pretty much prepared for what we need to do. But I'll get to the rink really early and I'll talk to the trainers and referees. And I'll talk to the players that I see that wanna talk don't wanna talk, but some of them do and but more than anything else I just like to get to the Rinker, Jim rink rat. This is the way they're no doubt. You're definitely that maybe eat something green before the game. Definitely has some broccoli. Jim. Like it man. I want to be more like that. Maguire NBC hockey analysts and what's gained got game for Boston at Saint Louis tonight, eight PM eastern on NBC. Appreciate the conversation. Thank you so much, anytime friend. Thanks for having me on. You got it game for tonight. Eight PM eastern in seeing. I'm guessing you do not have any other questions about that matchup, like peer covered everything. Right. So we're setting up a wide open, our number two, one eight hundred six.

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

10:42 min | 2 years ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Radio. I said we were going back back in our one. Let's get this thing moving my thanks to nineteen year NBA vet Jason Terry was talk some hockey for doing that. You know, I'm gonna run this guy down in NBC hockey analyst a scout and assistant coach with the penguins and part of that organization's back to back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the whalers and senators organizations. He is a sports EMMY award winner named is a member of the Hockey Hall of fame selection committee last year. Of course, I'm speaking of Pierre McGuire Pierre it's so good to have you back. How are you? I'm doing fantastic. Jim. How're you Pierre? I'm great. Let me be more specific I start every conversation with you like this this time of year. But where are you at this very moment? And how his life on the road treating you life on the road is treating me. Great. So I'll take the second part. I I'm in Saint Louis, Missouri. Getting ready for game three of San Jose. And Saint Louis, which I think is going to have a very long life span to the streets. Very long. Let's talk about the other series because that may not have as long of a lifespan. Now, you've got San Jose Saint Louis tonight. But you've got Boston beating Carolina to one last night. They take a three oh lead in the Eastern Conference final. It's a team here that was down three two against Ron on the first round. Now, they're on the verge of winning the conference. How do you explain the run that they're on right now? There's a lot of different ways to look at it to it's been acceptable goal. That's number one. Number two total commitment to team defense. They've been phenomenal lies one through four up front and all three pairings on defensive really committed to team defense number three offense from depth players phenomenal contribution from their debt players whether it be on defense or or up fun manufacturing offense and penalty killing has been phenomenal. So you put it all together. Other team compla- four line attack oriented type game their defense is really structured and stable their goaltending phenomenal. They've got a coaching staff that's deeper as good as anybody else's in Balik, and they're legitimately big time group Pierre McGuire. Joining us is only stay on. The goaltending. Minute Rask has got a nine forty four. Save percentage against Carolina. He stopped twenty shots here in the first period alone. If you're the hurricanes and your down to well, and you come back and you put twenty shots on goal in the first period and have nothing to show for it. Help frustrating is that they were. Broken. You could see it at the start of the second period because the second was nothing like the first they threw everything they could to caress couldn't score plus eight a five on three dollar play advantage. And they couldn't score on that either. So that's a problem. And then you saw what happened to get a goal from their four fine. Chris Wagner out of Colgate. University scored to make it one nothing. And then Brad Marchand scores on the power play to make it to nothing, and it's basically game over that's a problem, Jim. So you know, what it's like they basically got broken. And you saw some uncharacteristic things happen with their group after they did go down to nothing. And this is what happens in series when you've got one team that's really deep and another team that's not as deep and they've had the max out every single series. They've played and Carolina's should be so proud their team is maxed out every single night. But I think now they've run into the walmarts. There's nowhere for them to go. I really don't think there is pm Aguire my gas. Speaking of that depth. When you've got the Bruins fourth line showing up the way does you know their deep now when you look at success in the post. Season especially when a fourth line is rolling like that. How much of that is about analytics and how much of that is about character and team that bonds and understand each other. It has nothing to do with analytics it has to do everything with hearts desire, coach, ability belief in one another and the coach presenting a plan to players the players accepting the plan. That's what the depth players. Do. I go back to the twenty ten Stanley Cup win by the Bruns their best wine and game. Seven in Vancouver. Was their fourth line. Danny pike reggae Campbell. John, and I said the worst analytic numbers in the National Hockey League. So I'll let it has nothing to do with. It has to do with part soul. Kurds coach ability commitment and following the coaches plan, and that's what the guys have done. So well, and they've done it all all season long. Jim not just in the first or second round or now in the third. They've done it all season long that fourth line has been such a weapon Bruce Cassidy coaching staff at Boston PM Aguire joining us. All right. So you in Saint Louis right now, pure hell, hungry is that city and that fan base for a Stanley Cup. What's it like there? They're ravenous. They want it so bad. It's unbelievable. It's an exciting place. To be you know, I had a chance to do all seven of their games with Dallas game seventy explosion after they won in double overtime on the Patrick Moreau Saint Louis native scoring the series winning goal in double overtime was phenomenal off the charts. It's a great place to be right now for hockey. Just like I have to tell you that was as just as intense just as ravenous, it isn't Saint Louis, and that's why this series has a lot of legs left to it. But no these people are crying out to go to the Stanley Cup final. They just wanted so bad, Jim. It's unbelievable rate series tough series game apiece game three coming up here. The blues changed their defensive partnerships in game two what was the thinking behind those moves. And how significant were they will. I'm glad you brought that up at something. We brought up on broadcast, and it was a significant part of the game in the first period that a real difficult time breaking down the San Jose for check. And Mike van Ryan is a brilliant. Young assistant coach I just finished talking to them at practice in just. He basically said we needed to shake it up needed to get more movement and less stopping and so what they did was changed up the partnerships and it worked at tacitly. Well, the last forty minutes of that game. They did a much better job of not turning the puck over and getting the puck out of their own zone. Now, I think they're going to go back to their original partnerships to start this game. But they won't be afraid to change them up. They have to. But it was a significant moment in game two when they decided to break up all three times on the back end. I said what about San Jose are the sharks have to do tonight to get back on track? Get their for checking going the biggest thing when they're going. And I did also air games we Colorado in the last round as well when they're going cycle the net of the opposition as well or better than any team in the NHL that I've seen this year. And so that's what they need to get back to us the net as a reference point start creating your offense. And if they do that they think they're going to have a little bit more success. Whatever reason they were keeping alive things to the outside in game two. And that's not their game there games a power game. Big people. Jim they've got people front. They get a lot of still they've got a lot of speed, but they need to start getting back to the grinding in the bumping and the ground and pound as I like to call it. So I think that's one of the things they really need to focus on you touched on that. But bottom line who is winning the physical battle right now. I take fifty fifty I can't because a series one one. Jim I in game one channels anyone the physical battle. I think game to Saint Louis physical battle. So I'd say it's probably fifty fifty. But that's why brought up the point on San Jose. They've got to get back to their identity of of grounding in town and getting beyond the opposition goal really gonna work, Hugh. Maguire my guest, we can talk about these matchups got asked about the run you're on right now because there was a stretch earlier in the postseason where you work twenty six of thirty days, but fifteen straight where you never had consecutive games in the same city. I understand the you love hockey is much as anybody on the planet. But how? Do you mash keep your energy up and stay fresh? I go to the Jim Rome school of broadcasting intensity. Man. I go to Tim lot. Jim. I really do no pun intended ate a lot of green vegetables, I can sleep on planes and have a really good pre game meal house that I think that's good. I like that a lot. But I'm telling you, I can do an entire interview on your process during the postseason. I really fascinated by this as the example, you do try to eat as cleanly as you possibly can. I know you hit the gym as often as you possibly can no pun intended. Why are those things so important and how tough is do that? When you're on the road because we all know eat is really tough to eat well and train consistently when you travel a lot. No, it really is. I think just the biggest thing is to flush the plane rights out of new anyways. That's one of the things. I try to do any gives me a chance to get away to get away. From just the outside noise. It always surrounds us series around the game. And so on I'm working out. I just put my tunes on it. I get on the bike or get on the treadmill and crank it out and do a lot ice metric exercising. You know, come up to God, shower and get to the rank and have some fun with Pierre McGuire joining us. All right. Speaking of getting to the rink appear. You've known are known for showing up three and a half to four hours before games. I also wanna know why is that important as an example, if I come in, and I've learned to do this. But I've always tried to come in well before the program, but if you go that hard before the program, you have to make sure you save something for the program. So why is it important to you to get to the ring data early talk to the trainers when the players around? I like to talk to these coaches at breakdown tape because that's what I used to do. I like to talk to the security guards are the ring that come in and say, thank you for everything they do. So I do it for both teams. I do it every rank it just like the gym. I guess I'm Rick rat. I guess that's the best way to describe it. I've always been that way. When I was playing or what else coaching, you know, when I was coaching in Hartford I used to seek my office. So I know that's probably not the most thing to do. I used to do just because I didn't want anything to slip. And I think that's that. I've always enjoyed being at the rank. The biggest thing just enjoy the people around the game being at the rink with them. And I don't feel like I burn out. Just feel like I get more and more information and one of the men that I worked with early my career great badger. Bob johnson. He said try to learn something new every day that you go to the rank and you'll have a real big career. So I took them at his word starting in nineteen ninety and every time I go to the rank of try to let something pm Aguire joining us, you know, it takes me back there. I remember back in the nineties early two thousands. I mean this great time to talk hockey. I was in Wisconsin actually last week in. I saw Tony Granada one of my favorites. College hockey's a blast. Isn't it? I I love college hockey, you spent much time the college game I do. In fact, I had the privilege Johnson's lady badgers team before they went to the NCAA tournament the weekend played Syracuse and then the weekend that they went to Catholic in one the frozen four. So that's that was in Wisconsin. I actually visited with Tony and some of his people staff Jim Snyder, they're staying conditioning coach the week. House out there. My my son was drafted by the Madison capitals in the USA tail. So he was actually out there place at a chance to sneak in watch some of his game..

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

11:18 min | 2 years ago

"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA

"A really good first hour and a really good second hour. Welcome back or welcome to the program. I am Jim Rome live in southern California. And the program is brought to you by rocket mortgage by Quicken Loans. Rocket mortgage is with you every step of the way to provide a seamless mortgage experience. You wanna take part go and do. So you've got your phone number use it for me on Twitter do that. He wanna Email me. Go ahead and do that. I always any time though, we are right in the middle of the NHL playoffs. One of my favorite times a year. So we are joined by an NBC hockey analyst a scout. And an assistant coach with the penguins and part of the organizations backed back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the Wailers and senators organizations. He is a sports EMMY award winner named his member of the Hockey Hall of fame selection committee last year. My guest is Pierre McGuire Pierre too so good. Have you back in the jungle? How are you? Awesome. I'm doing great. Thank you, very much Pierre one of my favorite traditions at this time of year is not just to talk hockey with you but to travel so where have you been in the past week? And where are you going this week? I've been in Columbus. I've been in Tampa I've been in Washington I've been in Raleigh. I've been in Pittsburgh. I'm in Raleigh tonight. And if the Washington Capitals win, I will be in San Jose tomorrow. More for game seven if the capital's don't win be in Washington DC, so everything kind of fluid right now, Jim to be honest. You are machine and you nailed it. Like, I knew you would. All right. So why don't we talk about the capital's peer? They beat Carolina six nothing on Saturday. They took a three two series lead. What do you make of how they played on Saturday? And then how much does that impact tonight? The best game. They played in the series by far. They were particularly good through the first four games of the series. And you gotta give some credit to Carolina who was physical. Who was smart that a solid game plan? They did their best to take Alexander Ovechkin. Nick Backstrom and Tommy Wilson out of the series. Unfortunately, that's almost impossible for any team and Washington on Saturday night show. Just how great they are they show championship pedigree on Saturday night. And that's why they dominated Carolina who's kind of new to the party and really inexperienced. I would think this would be a really tall order for Carolina to win game six. But if they do win Jim and forces seven it's not just because of what's going on the ice is because of what's going on away from the with fans there. This is allowed us building in the NHL right now out of Raleigh Pierre McGuire joining us so in terms of their championship pedigree. How does this year's capitals team compared to the one that won the Stanley Cup last year? Not a deep on defense. And part of the problem is Michael camp. Wny's injury got hurt late in the season against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He won't be back. And obviously in game for they lost TJ. Oh, she to a fractured clavicle he had Servian Sunday morning, and he won't be back at the plant. So they're not nearly as deep as they were a year ago. But what they have is. They've got tremendous leadership because they have won before gyms. That's why loot it to the championship pedigree. So Alexander Ovechkin Nick fats kidding nuts off, LARs Eller, Johnny Carlson. These guys have one they'd been through at the inter stand. The torture test that the Stanley Cup playoffs are. And I think they're prepared for that. Even though they obviously lost two major players over the last month and a bit pm Aguire joins us once again superior back to game three when Alex veg can Andres veg, Nicole got into it. What did you think when that fight started? And then when vegetable dropped him the way he did. I had no problem with it. When you sign up to be in the National Hockey League readier eighteen or whether you're thirty five they don't check your birth certificate. Everybody's equal footing. They'd been jousting since gain number one. They also just join the regular season. So it's not something that was a foreign concept. Either player I think both guys mutually agreed to fight as soon as veteran got him with the right hand on the button. I don't know if you heard my call, but I was telling the trainer for Carolina, you'd better get out there because I don't think anybody I was you know, maybe fifteen or twenty feet away from it. I don't think people realize the impact it sounds like a hammer hitting would when Ovechkin got him on the button. And so eventually, obviously specially -ccomplish taking off and he's actually been skating Jim and practicing with a full face shield. I think he's highly doubtful to play tonight in game six, but who knows it's the playoffs Pierre McGuire. My guess who knows I did hear you call. And you were there you saw that he was out before he hit the is. That was really something. Pierre McGuire joining us. All right. So we we move on. The islanders sweat the penguins and other advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in twenty-six years. How press if you've been with the way they handle their business so far phenomenal. It's all about organizational standards. Jim, and what happened was when Lula morale became the president general manager that team you knew right away. There was no more messing around with the boss was he went out and hired a Stanley Cup winning coach and a great coach very trots the implemented a system that would best insulate their goal tending position and their defense. They're really difficult to play against in their own zone. They had guys have really elevated. You're in the course of the year. Josh Bailey's, one of them. Jordan Eberle another one of them unders Lee kinda had a social year. But in the playoffs, he's really elevated. Their defense is come rock-solid. Good. They've got a great reclamation story and Robin lettering goal. These battled demons away from the ice. So quite frankly there in amazing story, but it comes down a simple thing. Jim every pro sports team can implement organizational standards. They have. High standards and they play at high level because Pierre McGuire joins us. All right. So as long as we're talking about first round sweeps PM what John Tortorella and Columbus figure out about the lightning that nobody else could crack in the regular season. What a great question. So it goes back to the last time they played in the regular season. I happen to do the game. Tampa Bay one in Columbus five to one. Jimmy was unbelievable. I was there. But the shots on goal were forty two twenty in favor of Columbus. So they knew that they could dent their defense. And they knew they could attack with pace. So I did every game in that. Here's here's the one deal in game. Number one. Columbus was down three nothing after one period and John Tortorella stuck with his tenor. Sergei Broschi that was number one thing for him to do was great the rest of the series. Second thing. He empowered is defense to get off. So if you look at set Jones, if you look at Zach Renske, and you look at David Savard, those guys were major forces because of John Tortorella turn them loose from defense to offense. The third thing that he did he changed? All right wingers him Atkinson played on a different line. Josh Anderson played on a different line in a made a big difference. In terms of what they were doing offense in the matches for Tampa. And then the third thing that our fourth thing that I thought they did so well, they guy supergrasses Jim on the four check and that frustrated Tampa Tampa had not been Ford checked that the entire season, and they did have at the Pierre McGuire. Joining us right here. Listen, the NHL postseason to me is unlike any other postseason in sports, literally anything can happen. But when you look at this season Calgary lost five one to Colorado and game five mean, they're going to pack their bags after the first round. So what's it say that the top seed in the east and west are both done in the first round. And that they wanna combine one game between them to great question. It's a fair question. So here's my theory on a gym. We have had a salary cap in the NHL since two thousand five or six that season the first year of the salary cap bear the Carolina Hurricanes actually won the Stanley. But since then we've only had one expansion we've only had one expansion to twenty years. So the talent buckets full around the league ever since two thousand three entry draft. We've had amazing good drafts. We really haven't had any poor drafts. So more and more talent is coming into the league. And because of the cap the balance of powers, getting equalize, more and more and more. So that's why the parody in the league is just awesome. It's overwhelming. And you know, people say, oh, it's an easy lead to make the playoffs in because sixteen thirty one teams make the playoffs. Now. It's really difficult league to make the playoffs. And it's unbelievably difficult. We're talking to McGuire. All right. So the athlete recently get a piece on you. But not as a broadcaster. But on you as a father your daughter Justin is going to be a freshman. Dartmouth where she's going to row your son Ryan is playing hockey Belmont hill. Help proud of you are how proud are you a both of them as athletes people all my gosh. I'm so grateful and blessed there. Into sports number one number two that commitment level for autism athletes phenomenal. But to see the commitment level of my daughter particular, and the rowing community is awesome. I system San Diego. Jim. I it looked you up at the San Diego classic watching that boat. Racer the regarding an amazing depend the people in San Diego. Such a good job. I'm I'm really proud of them, obviously, the father, but I can't thank my wife enough because I'm away a lot as you know, and my wife is a superhero in our house. I'm really really grateful for everything that she does with our children. It's novel story, I get that Ellison one of the things he said in the piece was quote, as a father one thing when I was younger in my career broadcasting I would get too aggressive in terms of analysis with certain things now as I watched young players grow up these kids need time to season you have to give them time and be more patient. That's helped me being a parent, and quote, so how much being apparent impacted the way you approach broadcasting, and how much is broadcasting impacted the way you approach parenting. Oh, wow. What a good question convoluted, but very fair. I think I've learned to be more patient in broadcasting. I think I've learned to be more fair. Sometimes you're motions get the best when you're broadcast and get caught up in the heat of the moment, especially where I work you're down low between the benches. You're in the middle of the fray, you're surrounded by twenty thousand people, and it's it's crazy sometimes, but I think you learn to be more subtle you take more time to evaluate decisions. You don't have a ton of time because it's hockey, and it goes really fast. But I think the number one thing when you're doing this, and I've learned it over twenty to twenty one years now as a broadcaster, you learn to be more fair, you give the guy some more times than not the benefit of the doubt on a mistake. Giving a gamble the other night Dougie. Hamilton was in a situation of foot race defensemen for Caroline against Alexander Ovechkin and he knew of etching was coming form. And if this would have been fifteen years ago, I probably would've visited could you bailed out on the play. But rather just show? Let the pictures do the talking. I said he basically bailed out of that rather than making it personal. I just let the play describe itself and people at home can make their own decision. I understand that. I think that I said things on this show fifteen years ago that I would never say right now, it's all part of how we evolve in the way we see things in our perspective he has an embassy hockey analyst. And of course, was a scout and assistant coach for the penguins when they went back to back to win the Stanley Cup. He is a sports EMMY award winner as well and extremely well, travelled, especially this time of year Pierre McGuire Pierre it is so good. Have you back? I always appreciate that. Visit and thank you so much for doing it. All Jim I cannot thank you enough for your passion for hockey, and you love the game and the way support our league and our pliers. I'm just so grateful to be on your show..

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

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"pierre mcguire pierre" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"So you've got your phone number use it on Twitter do that. If you wanna Email me, go ahead and do that. I always any time though, we are right in the middle of the NHL playoffs. One of my favorite times a year. So we are joined by an NBC hockey analyst a scout. And an assistant coach with the penguins and part of the organizations backed back Stanley Cups. He also spent time with the Wailers and senators organizations. He is a sports EMMY award winner named as a member of the Hockey Hall of fame selection committee last year. My guest is Pierre McGuire Pierre too so good. Have you back in the jungle? How are you? Oh, it's awesome visibly the gym. I'm doing great. Thank you, very much Pierre one of my favorite traditions at this time of year is not just to talk hockey with you but to travel so where have you been in the past week? And where are you going this week? I've been in Columbus. I've been in Tampa I've been in Washington I've been in Raleigh. I've been in Pittsburgh, I'm in Raleigh tonight. And if the Washington Capitals win, I will be in San Jose tomorrow night for game seven if the capital's don't rent, I'll be in Washington DC, so everything kind of looks right now, Jim to be honest. You are machine and you nailed it. Like, I knew you would. All right. So why don't we talk about the capital's peer? They beat Carolina six nothing on Saturday. They took a three two series lead. What do you make of how they played on Saturday? And then how much does that impact? Tonight. The best game they've played in the series by far they work particularly good through the first four games of the series. And you gotta give some credit to Carolina who was physical was smart that a solid game plan. They did their best to take our general vets. Nick Backstrom and Tommy Wilson out of the series. Unfortunately, that's almost impossible for any team and Washington on Saturday night show. Just how great they are. They show championship pedigree on Saturday night gym. That's why they dominated Carolina who's kind of new to the party and really inexperienced. I would think this would be a really tall order for Carolina to win game six. But if they do win Jim and forces seven it's not just because of what's going on the ice is because of what's going on away from the with their fans there. This is allowed us building in the NHL right now out Rollie Pierre McGuire joining us so in terms of their championship pedigree. How does this year's capitals team compared to the one that won the Stanley Cup last year? Not a deep on defense. And part of the problem is Michael Kennedy's injury. Got hurt lateness season against Tampa Bay. And he won't be back. And obviously in game for they lost TJ. Oh, she to a fractured clavicle he had Servian Sunday morning, and he won't be back at all the plants or they're not nearly as deep as they were a year ago. But what they have is. They've got tremendous leadership because they have won before gyms. That's why looted to the championship pedigree. So Alexander Ovechkin Nick fats getting Khris nuts off, LARs Eller, Johnny Carlson. These guys have one they've been through it. The inter stand the torture test that the Stanley Cup playoffs are. And I think they're prepared for that. Even though they obviously lost two major players over the last month and a bit pm Aguire joins us once again, so go back to game three when Alex veg can Andres vegeta-, cough got into it. What did you think when that fight started? And then when vegetable dropped him the way he did. I had no problem with it. When you sign up to be in the National Hockey League readier eighteen or whether you're thirty five they don't check your birth certificate. Everybody's equal footing. They'd been jousting since game number one. They also jousted join the regular season. So it's not something that was a foreign concept. Either player I think both guys mutually agreed to fight as soon as veteran got him with the right hand on the button. I don't know if you heard my call, but I was telling the trainer for Carolina, you'd better get out there because I don't think anybody I was you know, maybe fifteen or twenty feet away from it. I don't think people realize the impact it sounds like a hammer hitting would when Ovechkin got him on the button. And so eventually, obviously the -ccomplish taking off and he's actually been skating Jim and practicing with a full face shield. I think he's highly doubtful to play tonight in game six, but who knows it's the playoffs Pierre Guam, I guess who knows? I did hear your call. And you were there you saw that. I mean, he was out before he hit the is. That was really something. Pierre McGuire joining us. All right. So we we move on. The islanders swept the penguins and other advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the second time in twenty-six years hall press if you've been with the way they handle their business so far nominal. It's all about organizational standards, Jim in what happened was when Lula Morello became the president general manager that team you knew right away. There was no more messing around. You. Do the boss was he went out and hired a Stanley Cup winning coach and a great coach and berry trots the implemented assistant that would insulate their goal tending position and their defense the really difficult to play against in their own zone. They had guys have really elevated. You're in the course of the year. Josh Bailey's, one of them. Jordan Eberle another one of them honors the kind of had a social year but in the playoffs, he's really elevated. Their defense is come rock-solid. Good. They've got a great reclamation story and Robin lettering goal. These battled demons away from the ice. So quite frankly, they're an amazing story. But it comes down to a simple thing. Jim every pro sports team can implement organizational standards. They have. High standards and they play at high level because Pierre McGuire joins us. All right. So as long as we're talking about first round sweeps PM what John Tortorella and Columbus figure out about the lightning that nobody else could crack in the regular season. What a great question. So it goes back to the last time they played in the regular season. I happen to do the game. Tampa Bay one in Columbus five to one. Jimmy was unbelievable. I was there. But the shots on goal were forty two twenty in favor of Columbus. So they knew that they could dent their defense. And they knew they could attack with pace. So I did every game in that. Here's here's the one deal in game. Number one. Columbus was down three nothing after one period and John Tortorella stuck with his tenor. Sergei Broschi that was number one. That's part thing for him to do was great the rest of the series. Second thing. He empowered his defense to get offense. So if you look at set Jones, if you look at Zach Renske, and you look at David Savard, those guys were major forces because of John Tortorella turn them loose from defense to offense. That third thing that he did he changed? All right wingers ham Atkinson played on a different line. Josh Anderson played on different line in a made a big difference. In terms of what they were doing authencity in the match for Tampa. And then the third thing that a fourth thing that I thought they did. So well, they guy supergrasses Jim on the four check and that frustrated Tampa Tampa had not been for checked that the entire season, and they did not with him Aguire joining us right here. Listen, the NHL postseason to me is unlike any other postseason in sports, literally anything can happen. But when you look at this season Calgary lost five one to Colorado and game five mean, they're gonna pack your bags after the first round. So what's it say that the top seed in the east and west are both done in the first round. And that they wanna combine one game between them two questions affair question. So here's my theory on a Jim we'd have had a salary cap in the NHL since two thousand five zero six that season the first year of the salary cap era. The Carolina Hurricanes actually won the Stanley. Up. But since then we've only had one expansion we've only had one expansion twenty years. So the talent buckets full around the league ever since two thousand three entry draft. We've had amazingly good drafts. And we really haven't had any poor dress. So more and more talent is coming into the league. And because of the cap the balance of powers, getting equalised, more and more and more. So that's why the parody in the league is just awesome. It's overwhelming. And you know, people say, oh, it's an easy lead to make the playoffs in because sixteen out of thirty one teams make the playoffs. Now. It's really difficult league to make the playoffs. And it's unbelievably difficult. We're talking to McGuire. Alright Sapir athletic recently, get a piece on you. But not as a broadcaster. But on you as a father your daughter Justin is going to be a freshman. Dartmouth where she's going to row your son Ryan is playing hockey Belmont hill. How proud of you are how proud are you vote of them as athletes people all my gosh. I'm so grateful and blessed there. Into sports number one. Number two, the commitment level for autism at because for nominal. But to see the commitment level of my daughter particular, and the rolling community is awesome. I system San Diego. Jim. I should've looked you up at the San Diego classic watching that boat. Racer the regarding an amazing bend the people in San Diego. Such a good job. I'm really proud of them, obviously, the father, but I can't thank my wife enough. 'cause I'm Mulela, you know, and my wife is a superhero in our house. I'm really really grateful for everything that she does with our children. It's novel story, I get that one of the things he said in the piece was quote as a father one thing when I was younger my career broadcasting. I would get too aggressive in terms of analysis with certain things now as I watched young players grow up these kids need time to season you have to give them time and be more patient. That's helped me being a parent, and quote, so how much of being a parent impacted the way you approach broadcasting, and how much is broadcasting impacted the way you approach parenting. Oh, wow. What a good question convoluted, but very fair. I think I've learned to be more patient in broadcasting. I think I've learned to be more fair. Sometimes you're motions get the best. When you're broadcasting caught up in the heat of the moment, especially where I work your down low between the benches, you're in the middle of the fray, you're surrounded by twenty thousand people, and it's it's crazy sometimes, but I think you learn to be more subtle you take more time to evaluate decisions. You don't have a ton of time because it's hockey, and it goes really fast. But I think the number one thing when you're doing this, and I've learned it over twenty to twenty one years now as a broadcaster, you learn to be more fair, you give the guy some more times than not the benefit of the doubt on a mistake..

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