Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bret Hedican, who won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and is now a San Jose Sharks radio color analyst, joined The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Tuesday to talk some hockey ahead of the Blues-Sharks match-up Tuesday night.
Read some excerpts and listen to the interview below:
On the Western Conference playoff race:
“It’s going to be an interesting push to the playoffs. A lot of teams are emerging. Obviously the Blues for me have been a team for me…getting Alex Steen back will be huge for them. He sets the tones for the Blues in my opinion. I like the Blues’ chances. You have as good a tandem of goalies as anyone in the league.”
On the Sharks:
“Nobody’s really talked much about them because you have (the three great teams in the Central Division). Now you have this emergence again from the Pacific division. I’m really excited about the Western Conference to see who’s going to come out of it.”
“I think from the moment Peter DeBoer (was hired as the Sharks coach), he made decisive decisions. He got rid of a captaincy problem…Making that decision quickly…That set the tone. He said we’re going to play upbeat. All the things he’s said from the beginning he’s going to do, he’s executed on. He holds people accountable…and it doesn’t matter who it is. I think over the course of the year…players realize they have to pull their weight.”
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