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MICHAEL HOLLEY PODCAST: A conversation with NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire

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MICHAEL HOLLEY PODCAST: A conversation with NHL on NBC analyst Pierre McGuire

In this episode, Michael sits down with NBC Sports NHL 'Inside-the-Glass' analyst Pierre McGuire. He gave his thoughts on the 2019 Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. They also discussed the intricacies of coaching in the NHL and his transition into the media. Pierre also shared what he learned from his controversial "mansplaining" controversy with Kendall Coyne. Lastly, he shared a few of his favorite Jaromir Jagr stories with Michael.

1:11 - Thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final matchup

2:35 - How the Blues turned their season around

4:15 - Why Boston Sports teams are so successful

6:28 - 2019 Bruins vs 2013 & 2011 Bruins

8:13 -The evolution of Zdeno Chara

9:45 - Tim Thomas vs Tuukka Rask

12:45 - Making the transition into media

14:20 - Cheering for specific teams

17:36 - What he has learned from Doc Emrick

21:15 - His career path working in the NHL

22:24 - Coaching in the NHL now compared to when he coached

24:13 - What he learned from the Kendall Coyne situation

26:42 - Best concert he's ever been to

27:30 -What he loves and what he would change about the business

29:20 - Best hockey player he ever saw and best player today

30:00 - Jaromir Jagr stories

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Pierre McGuire explains how Zdeno Chara embraces role as mentor for young Bruins

Pierre McGuire explains how Zdeno Chara embraces role as mentor for young Bruins

Zdeno Chara may be on the tail end of his career, but his presence on the Bruins remains an integral part of the team's success.

NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire joined the latest Michael Holley Podcast and explained just how important the 42-year-old B's captain is to the team and how he's embraced his role as a mentor to the young guns.

"He's adapted to his role," McGuire said. "Less minutes, better performance. He's been a tremendous mentor for those young defensemen. That's where I think he's really grown a lot. I think he really relishes being a mentor.

"So I see the development of, you know, Charlie McAvoy, I see the development of Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo. I watched them today in practice. At the end of practice, it's just he and Brandon Carlo. I wish I could've heard the conversation, but Carlo was listening and Zdeno was talking. And it was really good because it was eyeball to eyeball, and Carlo's one of the few Bruins that can actually look him in the eye without having to look up. So it was pretty neat, and so I really think he relishes the role of being a mentor."

Chara looks to take home his second Stanley Cup after leading the Bruins to their 2011 title.

Listen to Holley's full conversation with McGuire below (McGuire on Chara begins at the 8:13 mark):

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Morning Skate: No kidding - NHL lifestyle suits Seguin

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Morning Skate: No kidding - NHL lifestyle suits Seguin

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while pleasantly surprised by the level of quality for the reboot of "American Idol" has been thus far.

*An article about how the NHL lifestyle suits Tyler Seguin. Yeah. No kidding. That was part of the reason he was traded from the Bruins five years ago.

*What a great finish by Bruins prospect Jesse Gabrielle with a penalty shot where he shot by not shooting a la Nikita Kucherov.

*Seattle is certainly looking like a hockey market that is going to flourish in the NHL as they continue deep down the path to being an expansion team.

*Did you want to know what it was like for FOH (Friend of Haggs) Pierre McGuire to share his between-the-benches spot with Susan Sarandon? Well, he talked about it on Ottawa sports radio on Thursday morning.

*Expected No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin talks about potentially being a member of the Vancouver Canucks, and the pressure of being a top prospect.

*For something completely different: Martha Quinn talks about her favorite interview subject from the 1980’s MTV VJ days: David Lee Roth.

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