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We're back episode 85.
I'm Jesse Pierce.
This is Alexis Pearson, and we've
also got Fred Veinfurt our producer,
Fred, as we like to call him.
He's not fired this week, guys,
this week emphasis on this week,
put the asterisks around it because
we do this on a week to week basis.
So welcome back, Fred.
We missed you, but don't, you know,
don't get too comfortable because
who knows what next week will hold.
I didn't miss you so well,
what would we expect?
Let's not lie to our, our audience now.
Let's, let's be honest.
Let's be truthful as always another
great episode, uh, queued up.
Almost fired, maybe fired
from her waitressing job.
We're not quite sure yet almost fired from
two things in one time that would have
been, that would have been a heck of a
day for me, that a lot of fun conversation
with Marcus Foligno, uh, coming up.
This is the second time around
for those of you that missed it.
Listen to the first episode
with Marcus, it was a true gem.
Also a true gem.
Uh, but we've got wildness
to talk about too.
Should we dive into that?
Uh, Kevin Fiala, the Minnesota wild
has decided to take him to arbitration.
That date has been set for August 17th.
Um, the wild end Kevin Fiala camp can
still negotiate between now and then they
can still come to terms on a contract.
This just ultimately means
that the Minnesota wild want
to have a decisive decision and
that will be made on the 17th.
Two groups can not come together on an
agreement for contract terms, right?
Um, Alexis, do you see
this as like a problem?
Like, is it concerning or I know you and I
talked about arbitration a little bit and
it's kind of wonky the way it works out.
And right now it doesn't, you know, it's
not, Fiala taking the wild to arbitration,
which is a good sign because it's means
that there must not be too far off because
usually if a player takes a team that
way, no, you guys are screwing me over.
So it's a little bit better,
but what are your thoughts?
I mean, our arbitration always
sounds like a scary thing
when it, when it's brought up.
Um, but at the end of the day,
it can actually be pretty useful.
Um, like you said, Jessi,
it's not the end of the world.
That doesn't mean that there's
necessarily a rift going on, but just
a different way to come to a solution.
Um, and this is what they chose for.
Um, Kevin Fiala, I w I do want to
say though that the funniest thing
about this was the day that this
came out, we were so tweeted like
that they were going to arbitration
with Fiala and somebody commented.
They're like, what does that mean?
And a minute later, someone
responded to that tweet.
They're like, literally read the tweet
and I don't know why that would be the
funniest thing about all of this to me.
Um, but yeah, I it's nice because
it gives you an end, right?
Like this is like, okay, it's
going to be decided by that.
And so that's a relieving feeling to know
that it could happen sooner, but at the
very least it'll happen by this date.
Um, and I think it's a good date to set.
It gives the wild, you know, time
still before the season starts
to get more things organized.
So, um, I'm not worried about it.
I'm not stressed about it.
It almost is more relieving than anything.
Cause I'm like, okay, good.
We have a solution upcoming
here in the next few weeks.
That's that's a sigh of
relief in my opinion.
I mean, the other thing that
they have to deal with this off
season is hashtag Kaprizov.
Watch Fred, if you add like a cool
news, like Kaprizov watch, um, because
obviously once they can deal with once
Kevin Fiala is taken care of them, they
can turn their focus to Kirill Kaprizov.
And his camp still haven't
come to an agreement.
Nothing new to report.
We caught up with Dean Evason earlier last
week and, and he obviously didn't tip his
hand as, I don't know, it's negotiations.
Um, again, we, we talked a little bit
about Kirill Kaprizov will not go to
the KHL likely we were out with them.
Sponsor Tony Hoagland and some
of his friends earlier this week.
And we got asked that question a lot.
He will probably not go to the KHL.
He will be here.
It's just going to be a little
bit longer until he's here.
But, so that's the good thing
about the Kevin Fiala arbitration
date getting set right.
And also what's making me relieved
about the croaker precept situation
is, I don't know if you saw this
Jessi and Fred, but somebody commented
on, on one of our YouTube videos.
I was literally about to say
that I was going to read it.
Fred can read it, but basically a
Russian commented saying have no fear.
There's no talk of this
happening in Russia.
You guys are worried for no reason.
Fred read, the full cause
it literally made on us.
Garrick is what his YouTube handle is.
And by the way, his profile
picture is a cat wizard.
So I felt like that was to impress ladies.
I would address all questions who is
agent Kirill is a modest and honest guy.
He does not play a double game.
I think he trusts his agent.
There is no need to blame
curl for everything.
It's a kind honest.
I'm sure everything will be fine.
PS, no one in Russia believes that
he will return to the cage out.
The Russians have spoken.
Russia says I love it.
And I agree.
I mean, I think it's pretty easy
to see having seen how humble
Kirill is and how much he just
wants to play hockey at this point.
You know, I do see it.
It's the agent that's forcing this whole
kind of not turmoil, but making the
wild fans wait, which I do find funny.
Remember how long.
Minnesota waited for Kirill to come here.
And now it's another summer of
like, please, please come back.
Are we going to come back for it?
It's just finds it very,
we've been here before.
It's full circle.
It's full circle.
I mean, at this point it's
kind of become a bit, right.
I think we can admit that, but like us
being worried about it, it's like, are
we actually worried or are we not like a
little bit of us I think is, cause that's
just natural for Minnesota sports people.
Um, and like you said, Jesse, we
obviously already went through
something very similar with him.
To begin with.
Um, but yeah, for me, that
closed the door on it.
Um, Garrick on YouTube says to not
worry, so I'm not going to worry
because Russia has spoken so well.
Derek did say Alexis, I heard
that you hate the yellow
color that you were wearing.
So he said he, he wanted to make sure
you knew that you looked awesome.
Uh, I would agree.
I am not going to wear a
yellow a cat wearing a wizard hat.
What, what more do we need?
I mean, this is real reporting right here.
We need Russians in the YouTube
comments and we only report the facts.
So Alexis, you wear yellow.
I will always wear my Russian
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I feel like those two are very polarized.
Somebody said that I sh
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One of the Russians said
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Everyone's absolute favorite.
Foligno sorry, Nick.
Uh, the moose is loose.
How are you?
Thanks for having me on guys.
Uh, not much just to join summer and, uh,
it's just been, uh, relaxing and getting
ready for next season, but just trying
to take in a lot of family time that.
Uh, we've obviously missed out
on because of the pandemic.
So I live up here in Sudbury, Ontario
next to right next door to my brother.
Right next door.
The one on the other side
of my brothers, my dad.
So it's, it's been awesome to see,
uh, my dad and hear my daughters,
you know, say no, no again.
And, and grandpa and Italian.
So that's what he's been enjoying.
And the grandkids.
It's just nice to get everyone all
together and have the kids run around.
And, uh, again, just enjoying the lake
and, uh, what beautiful Sudbury Ontario
has the offer for a couple of months.
I mean, you're doing summer, right.
Then that's the most important
you're spending it by a lake
or spending it with family.
I mean, you're even taking the
dock out and putting the dock in.
I mean, that's a manual labor
that they've got to do it.
Yeah, it's, uh, it's always,
uh, it's always great when
it goes in, but take it out.
It's a pretty sad day.
So, but it's exciting.
Cause I've been talking, he
sees is right around the corner.
So we're looking forward to getting back
to Vinny and getting the season going.
You're coming back to many,
a little empty handed.
You're not bringing Nicholas with you.
Uh, you know, how great would that
have been to have played with your
brother, but obviously I'm sure
you understand and support his
decision as he heads to Boston.
Yeah, listen, I tried,
I tried really hard yet.
I'm a terrible recruiter.
That's all it comes down to.
I will not do that after
my, uh, my career is done.
If I can't get my brother on
my team is going to get someone
who's on my brother on our team.
So, uh, yeah, no, I'm happy for
him and excited, you know, I just
felt, uh, you know, obviously going
through the process with him and, and,
uh, um, was pretty cool, honestly.
I mean, I, it was nice not to be a
free agent and be locked up with Ms
for a while for the next three years.
At the same time too.
It's a it's exciting moment
for Nick and his family.
And, um, And, you know, there's
obviously a lot of good talks with
him and just she, where his head's at.
Um, I just, you know, it's, it's
tough to see him go to Boston, cause
it would be nice to play with them.
But I think the timing of it, all it was,
was meant to be, and, um, you know, really
happy for him at the end to kind of go
do a team that's, you know, right there.
And, and, uh, also he's got
a lot of good ties to Boston.
So, uh, with obviously his daughter,
haven't gone through some surgery
there and things like that.
So it was a, the timing is right, but
there's lots of time left, uh, uh, No to
get to eventually get him in Minnesota.
So now when it comes to siblings,
would you rather, you know, if he's
not going to play with you, would
you rather have him playing on a team
who you see regularly and you guys
can go at it when you see each other?
Or do you want him like far away?
You don't have to deal with them.
Maybe see them once a year,
twice if you're lucky and that's
it, what's the better option.
That's what I've been living next to
this guy for a month and a half now.
And I want him as far away as possible.
So it's been, uh, it was it cause
like, you know, we, we kind of had
that when he was in Ottawa and I was
in Buffalo and could we play it a lot?
And even in Columbus when I was
in Buffalo, but uh, you know
what, I, I don't want to, I don't
want to compete against them.
You know, it's just one
thing that's tough to do.
I'd rather compete against
them in the Stanley cup final.
And so that's, what's great
about him being in the east
and us being in the west.
So, um, there was a lot of teams in our
division that were trying to get Nick.
And, uh, I think they probably
hate me because I was like,
no, you're not going there.
You're not going there.
So, uh, that's, that's,
that's one thing that's good.
I do like that.
We get to see each other twice a
year and that we can keep it to a,
Hey, we mean the Stanley cup finals.
It's a guaranteed standard
cup coming back home.
So that's, what's great about it.
And that's the way we want to keep it.
You know, we do have some fan questions
that we'll get to later on, but one
that actually kind of addresses that.
Bruce Siskey our friend up in
Duluth had asked when Boston
comes to town, are you making Nick
buy you dinner then in exchange?
Oh a hundred percent.
Um, I've even when I go to
Boston, he's buying his wife.
His wife will probably make
that a no, but we'll do it.
Enjoy the city of Boston
when he gets there.
I'm sure he's excited to do that, but
yeah, that's uh, yeah, there was some
things that we waited inside for us,
but, uh, he'll, he'll have to pay back.
You had said, obviously you're
excited to be locked up.
Another guy that's locked up
with the Minnesota wild right
now, the man on your shirt, Mr.
September, for those viewers who
see it, Joel Eriksson Ek, a nice.
Not to scale, not to scale
the clean up the scale.
Um, how excited are you to obviously
have him with you for this long chunk of
time now and have him get that excited?
Yeah, really excited.
I mean, that was awesome
guy on, off the ice.
I mean, especially on ice this
year, it was really excited for him.
And, um, definitely one of the guys
in the room that I think everyone was
excited at how well he did this year.
And, um, I mean, he's always been a great
player for us, but offensively just to
see him break out was, was really excited
and, um, It was nice to see them, you
know, sign early and, and, and, you know,
kind of split that contract right away.
And it just goes to show you the type
of guy he has is very serious about
our room and, and, uh, the goal that
we're trying to get, uh, against you.
Um, he's a big, big piece of our
puzzle that we're trying to build here
in Minnesota to win a Stanley cup.
I mean, you saw the play he had in the
stand in the playoffs, then just all
year, the consistency is still young.
So, um, like I said, heck of a guy off
the ice, have a lot of fun with them
and, you know, Hey, if he's doing well,
there's a good chance I'm doing well.
So we'll just, we'll leave it at that.
It's just, it's nice to, nice to see
the core group kind of coming together.
Well, as, uh, some of these pieces
get solidified and, or added to this
Minnesota wild roster, there was
some pieces taken away at the very
beginning of the off season with the
buyouts of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.
Those guys have been stapled to this
Minnesota wild team for a while.
Those are big shoes to
fill big roles to fill.
Um, what is it going to be
like moving forward without
those two guys on this team?
How do you fill the holes that they
leave on the Minnesota wild roster?
Yeah, Ryan, Zach.
I mean, they're, they're great for us.
And obviously they, they, people in
the community of Minnesota on and off
the ice and, you know, they did a lot.
So, um, it's definitely going to
be big shoes to fill, uh, no doubt.
Um, I think, you know, we, we've
kind of discussed it and it's gotta
to be, everyone has to step up.
I think we saw guys step
into roles last year.
Well, now you're going to get to be
a guy that you wouldn't think that
has a little bit more ice time and
they're gonna, you know, break out.
It definitely going to help us.
So, um, that's what we need.
I think it's just the everyone
pulling in the same direction,
uh, as a team by committee and
the, to kind of fill those holes.
And, um, you know, I think we have the, I,
you know, like I said, the core group and
the leadership was for G, um, so that we
can all rely on each other and make sure
we get the job done and, um, you know,
make it look like those, those holes are.
That's some of the holes to be filled
then would be the assistant captains.
I mean, your name keeps
getting floated around.
It was floated around, uh,
during Spurgeon grabbing the sea.
But what would that mean to you to be
an assistant and, and to be leader?
Obviously I know you're a guy that
doesn't need the letter, but how
tremendous of an honor would that be?
Oh, that'd be a huge honor, obviously.
Uh, you know, had it a couple of times
last season, but, um, you know, I think
it's just something that you take pride
in and, and, uh, I also see it as just,
you know, Spurgeon is our captain.
So you want to be a support, uh, kind
of have that support system manager
guides count on to support your leader
and, and to make sure the room's
doing what it's supposed to be doing.
And I mean, the media would love it.
We already buggy enough, but you have
the aide to bug you all the time.
Yeah, I know.
I'll get that.
A cliche answers from me again.
And then imagine if Nick
was here, it'd be worse.
Um, you know, guys coming in to fill,
again, some of those holes that you
look at a veteran player, like Alex Goligoski coming in on defense, uh,
Dmitry Kulikov, and then you've
got Freddy Gaudreau up on offense.
What do you know about those guys
and what they might be able to do?
Bring to the Minnesota wild?
I mean, Kulikov to start with him
first, because I mean, I played with
him in Buffalo and uh, he's um, I
would say very steady back there.
I think he's going to help us obviously.
Seems like the top four D will be similar,
maybe Goligoski planner, but he's the
type of guy that can play up with anyone.
So he's a, he's a really good skater.
Um, you can chip in offensively,
uh, sometimes and, um, but just
steady can make a good first
pass and, and place physical too.
So, um, I think he'll be a studies
experience guy now, so it's great to
have those, uh, that's the ability
back there, um, and Goligoski can,
can playing against him in Phoenix
a lot, the past couple of seasons.
Very kind of heads up, uh, very
smart defenseman, uh, almost
like Spurgeon in a sense.
Um, and I think, you know, I know
he's a little bit older, but, uh,
it doesn't look like it on the ice.
So, uh, from what I've texted
with him now, he's pretty comical.
So I think he's going to
fit in nicely with our room.
And, uh, he's going to add that kind
of, that leadership to that experience,
uh, that our insured that we need.
So I'm excited to play with all those
guys and, and, you know, Freddie Gaudreau,
I've just seen a little bit, um, I know
that he had the, he was on the team when
they went to the Stanley cup finals.
I know last year in Pitt, I was just
watching, he had some pretty good goals.
And, uh, I know it was just one
thing about him was the speed and
just kind of a skill set that I
think is underrated, um, really is.
So that's going to help us
definitely in the middle.
Uh, and yeah, we're really looking
forward to getting all those guys
at the camp and just kind of meeting
everyone and, and getting the whole band
going and doing that team chemistry.
When you heard Gaudreau, did
you think it was Johnny hockey?
Like the rest of us did?
I was like, oh no.
Yeah, no, no.
I knew that I knew this one was a, was
a little bit different than the hockey.
But, uh, I'm sure some of the fans
were probably excited about that one.
Uh, you know, you mentioned
camp, which before we started
recording, we were talking about
how quickly summer has moved.
And we're not that far away from
the start of the next hockey
season, believe it or not.
And, um, as we move into this next hockey
season, we're finally moving more towards
a more normal hockey season compared to
what the last two years have looked like.
What are you most looking forward to
as things kind of return to more of
what we're used to as far as planning.
The the opponents you would normally
play against and, and having fans back
in the building for more long-term time.
Uh, what is most exciting for
you heading into this season?
See you guys face to face before
and after a game and all that stuff.
So, uh, honestly just the
fans, that's the biggest thing.
I think that's the easy
one that sticks out.
It was tough.
It was tough this year.
You know, even when we had,
you know, it was great.
We had 2000, 3000 fans and
made a hell of a difference.
It was from hearing your skates,
chop the ice to like, not hearing
that anymore was fabulous.
It was just, yeah,
that's the biggest thing.
And I'm really looking forward to, uh,
pack, uh, the, the ex uh, to be packed
again and just allowed and also going
on the road and playing in front of,
uh, some other great fans to fan basis.
So, um, and like you said, going on the
road and now you get to play other teams.
And, oh man, it was, you don't want to
play the Arizona coyote 72 times in one
sign me right up success.
We had against them this year.
But that being said, yeah, it just gets, I
know it might build rivalries, but at the
same time, at the same time, I feel like
it kind of made robberies kind of fizzle
out a little bit, just cause the guys
are going out each other all over again.
Edmonton and Calgary wasn't
wasn't really that the same.
There was a couple of fireworks,
but I think people expected
10 games of fireworks.
You're going to get that.
I think the body just
physically can't do it.
I mean, you know that personally, right?
Like you couldn't keep
doing that night and night.
Either you need to start
hating someone else eventually.
Uh, it just one of those things,
I, I really look forward to
getting over to the east and then
playing everyone up in Canada.
Um, getting back to that normal
season where we had, uh, uh,
feels like many, many seasons ago.
Well, you had mentioned fans
being the number one thing.
We'll use that as a great segue
into our fan questions here.
Um, this one from D makar 86, you
kind of already touched on it, but
how will you really get back at
Nick for not signing with the wild.
I think maybe when it's my turn to be a
free agent, I won't sign wherever he is.
No, I, I honestly, I.
I don't know, I'll have to play
some prank on them next door.
Maybe I'll, uh, I'll bust out of some
scary mass for my dad's, my dad's house
and Halloween costume bin or whatever
that we have when we were younger.
And maybe I'll scare the crap
out of him one night, uh, down by
the lake or something like that.
But I honestly, I don't know.
It's tough, but I'll
get them back somehow.
First time you guys play Boston next
time, you know, once you finally joins
them, you could line them up for a
nice hit along the boards that might
teach them a lesson or two, because
obviously if he's playing with you,
he wouldn't be taking your heads.
I'll do that.
I'll CC this, this, this could,
this couldn't have been near that
we could have been on the same team.
Just could have been so nice
and I'll definitely, I'll
definitely have to him in Boston.
Uh, you know, you'd mentioned
your dad scary mask, which
first of all, let's rewind.
There's just a whole
bin of Halloween stuff.
What's that all about everyone?
Does you ever grow up with like that
those kids you had to, like, we still, my
dad don't even get me started on my dad.
I think he's one of the
biggest hoarders ever.
Like he, we, we had to go my brother and
I every summer go over there and like
clean out his garage and clean out the
lock, the lofts upstairs that he has.
And it's just a.
It's always been our project
for about three days.
Every summer we go and
we just help out my dad.
So I'm sure everyone has
parents like that, that, that
hold onto stuff and keepsakes.
And, but I mean, it's just,
uh, yeah, he's, he's got a
couple of things over there.
Then now my daughters and Nick's kids,
uh, go over, they played dress up and
they're up there for a couple of hours.
So, uh, that once was ours.
We're glad that that's so fun.
Well, Chris wants to know which
of your father's teammates
was your favorite and why.
Uh, I never really got this
question before your question.
My father's teammates, um, hoof, uh,
I'll have to say my Larry Playfair just
because we're so close with their family.
Larry played for Buffalo.
Um, uh, that's an easy one.
My, uh, my best friend has a son Nick's
best friend, his son that he has.
So we're really close
to the play for family.
Uh, my dad and Larry played in Buffalo
for many years and, um, they still
live in, in Buffalo, but he was.
Favorite players to watch,
especially on YouTube fights.
Uh, cause he was a very tough
guy, very tough this guy.
And, uh, he was a big
defenseman, but I don't know.
I mean, I think other teammates that my
dad had playing, I think Wendel Clark was
one of the ones I always looked up to.
And, uh, I, uh, was starting to, um,
watch a little bit old footage of my
dad and just realize how good Wendell
Clark was in the way he played, uh,
the physical and also can score goals.
I love that, uh, the style of games.
So, um, Yeah, I think Wendel Clark
was probably one of the, one of the
better ones that I've seen in my dad.
Well, I want to circle back quick to
something that you said earlier about
how fun it was to play against the
coyotes this season, which leads to
a great question by Tom H on Twitter.
Um, unfortunately we can't roll the
clip here, but, uh, there was a video
of you going around, cussing out a Mr.
Oh, here it is.
Do you want to give us, uh, maybe, you
know, you can help us read your lips
or you can tell us why you were saying
what you were saying, what I said,
what restaurants are your favorite?
That's why I said, what's
your favorite place?
Is it fun to play against your former
teammates when you're tripping them?
You know, whatever it may be, whatever
kind of relationship you have that
clip was running rampant on Twitter.
I know it got me fired up.
I thought it was hilarious.
How fun is that to have those
interactions with former teachers?
I mean, it's, uh, I don't know.
For some reason I love when a goal is
it gets in your face and it ticks you
off a little bit, then there's nothing
better when you score on that goal.
Uh, it happened a couple of times.
Uh, and obviously we got that goal
disallowed and I just thought, you know,
Kuemper did a really good job at selling
it for how big he is and, and just,
yeah, he's a really good goal lead.
Uh, don't get me wrong.
Heck of a goaltender.
Um, it's nice.
The goal is that that have that
little edge and, and that like to
talk back, I mean, there's nothing
worse that when you try to get under
the skin and they don't even look at
him, he gets animated a little bit.
And, uh, you know, I played with a
guy like Robin Lennar who, uh, would,
would, would love to get our people's
skin when they come across as priests.
So stuff like that gets you going.
And, um, yeah, I just, I just said
hello to him after the goaltender
interference disallowed goal.
So, uh, it was all.
And did that take on like
a little life of its own?
Like, wasn't that kind
of the thing to do then?
Every time you guys saw Darcy or it was
just maybe the year before or something.
I think when Mikko was on the team
where he was yelled at, like, I bet
those are the guys that he played with.
So I wasn't there when
he was in Minnesota.
He left when I was, when I came in.
But, uh, there, Mikko.
Make fun of Mikko.
And he doesn't like it.
He'll he'll let you know.
So I think me going up scoring
or something and yelling back
at him and it's been like two
years of us, like a, so yeah.
You just carried on this beef
after Mikko has gone, right?
Obviously we keep a little, as long
as we keep scoring and winning.
That's all good.
We can keep back, but if he shuts us
out, then I'll think I'm yelling at him.
What do you think, how you think
he's going to do in college?
I think, yeah, they really good.
I mean, I think, uh, yeah, they have a
great team and, um, I think you'll have
a little bit more, uh, you know, just
the, the stability in front of them
is probably a little bit better when
it comes to D and, uh, you know, if
he can, if he can help out that team,
which I'm sure he will, uh, there'll
be a pretty scary team, but, um, Hey.
We like to score on camera too.
So I think maybe that's good with
us planning team like Colorado now,
but, uh, I'll say I'm sure it's
tough that they lost grew Bauer.
Uh, so big on them to
get a goalie like Darcy.
You know, speaking of that, John Jay
wants to know this year was fun to watch.
Do you think the team is heading in the
right direction out to make a deeper push?
I think, uh, you know, our mentality this
year is just, don't take a step back.
It's just keep moving forward.
And if we do that, then I think that,
uh, there's, there's no, there's no
choice to, you know, knock, knock over.
And, uh, I think we have, I know we
lost some guys this year and there's,
uh, there's been some changes.
Um, but you know, I like
the core that we have.
I like the.
Just what we build off of last year,
taken to a Vegas team to game seven,
which, you know, we would love as he
loved back, but, um, the whole season,
and I do believe that we're stronger
team having gone through last year and
the difficulties that it presented us.
Obviously with the COVID break and not
kind of changing our mental focus and
staying on it and going on streaks and
not losing three in a row, things like
that can really do wonders for you.
And, and especially guys last year,
having their first taste a little
bit, you know, like we got Kirill,
I know he's unbelievable Blair, but
it was his first year in the league.
And now he's going to be more confident.
Now we have accurate things like that.
Kev, greener made strides and Brodes
played a may like go on and on.
And we've got a lot of pauses in our room.
Um, that's not even talking
about goaltender United, like
our goaltending is a lot stronger.
So, um, it's something that we gotta
just keep working with and, and keep that
mental focus where we don't want to stop.
You mentioned Kirill
so is that confirmation?
He is coming here and he's
not staying in a Russia?
You guys are chatting, talking, texting,
and you have a group, text chain.
That's all good.
I fly out to Russia and I will grab that
guy wherever he is, but I will bring
them back on it on a secret mission.
I was going to say, you know,
you're attempts to get your
brother to join this team.
Didn't work so well.
So maybe stay away from the Kirill Kaprizov negotiations, better
without you, if you get involved, but
we'll send you to Russia to get him.
And he ends up going, he
doesn't speak English that
well, so he'll, he'll be fine.
I just kidnap him be, oh, so you're
saying he doesn't, because Jared's
Spurgeon always told us that he'd
spoke far better than he ever let on.
He gets annoyed.
He just pretends that he
doesn't understand anymore.
What does it get done?
A couple of times with me, I think
I've talked too much around him stuff.
I know we asked Kulikov that too,
like, how are you going to help
He's like, what's there to adjust to.
It's not that hard.
We play hockey like we do in Russia.
And I was like, oh, I like you.
That's a good attitude to have.
Cooley's pretty, uh, pretty, pretty funny.
He's got a, he's got a funny
sense of humor about that stuff.
So yeah, you guys will enjoy him.
And then kind of final fan question, eco
kilos, 85 would like to know how has the
off season training going, which exercises
do you do to stay in shape during the off
season taking the DACA, it's just, uh, see
doing and machine and taking the dock out.
It's a good question.
Honestly, it's been a great, great summer.
Just, uh, getting ready for next season.
I feel like, uh, you know, Do it
a lot better than last summer.
That's just, that's just the way it goes.
You just try to build off of
each summer and get better and
faster than you did last year.
So, um, things are on
target or even better.
And, um, this year I've been just
trying to work on more explosiveness
and trying to get faster.
And, um, I think my game.
Uh, has evolved into that where it's
more in the tight areas and then the
quick bursts and, uh, so doing a lot
of jumping, uh, honestly, a lot of
hurdles and things like that this year.
So I maybe you're just watching the
Olympics this year to do it more.
I love the track and the track and
field watching the decathlon today.
It was awesome.
Uh, it's, it's amazing to see these
athletes, but, uh, when you're watching
the summer Olympics and makes you want
to do some more stuff on the, on the,
on the turf and, and do some jumping
and hurdles and things like that.
So, uh, everything's going well
and just looking forward to skating
some more now, and then once we get
the Minnesota, uh, early September
we'll, we'll ramp it up a little.
Did you see the hurdler that literally
Superman lunged to get first place?
Like I saw this mean this morning where
he like was kind of neck and neck.
And so instead he just like
lunged and so he could be first.
Threw his head over the line.
Probably just rash burn
all of his interactions.
I was hurt really bad.
I got hate for a gold medal.
I guess you got to do what you got.
You'd love to see it.
Well, that's going to do
it for us Marcus again.
Thank you so much.
We're very, very good.
To see you back here in St.
Paul come September.
Um, thanks for taking time
out of your lovely summer.
Thanks for having me.
We'll look forward to see you
guys come to training camp.
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Cancel your plans because
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Yeah, let me see what I
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