Pat Foley and Tony Esposito will team up to coach the Blackhawks' alumni in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game on Sat., Feb 20. You can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet beginning at 4 p.m. as the Blackhawks battle the Minnesota Wild/Minnesota North Stars alums.
Foley joined SportsTalk Live on Monday to discuss what he's most excited about in the lead-up to the game.
"I think it's going to be a blast, and I know all of our alumni guys are really excited about going up and seeing all those North Star guys that they used to hate on the ice, but you know how it is with hockey players," he said. "For the most part, once they get together off the ice they'll share a pint and have a few laughs. And I think there's going to be great stories told all weekend long and I think it's going to be an awesome experience. I'm looking forward to it. I want to mention that I went out this afternoon and I'm going to stand behind the bench with Tony Esposito as the coach - I'll be on the side just trying to stay out of the way."
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Foley was able to see the best of the North Stars/Blackhawks rivalary and is sure Saturday afternoon's game will bring back some of those memories. Especially with some of the names competing.
"It was the best rivalry in hockey at the time for sure," Foley said of the Blackhawks and North Stars. "And certainly one of the best in sports. Those were games you marked on the calendar; you couldn't wait to get to."
Catch the game this Saturday on CSN at 4 p.m.