Coming out of the Sochi Winter Olympics we welcome back NHL on NBC lead analyst Eddie Olczyk to the program to talk all things hockey. Eddie will be a part of the first network television broadcast of an NHL game since 1974 when the Penguins play the Blackhawks in Soldier Field on Saturday night. With such a momentous occasion upon us, what better time to get caught up with Edzo. On today's podcast we discuss...
-His recent comments about aspiring for a return to coaching, his desire to teach, and what kind of opportunity it would take to leave NBC.
-Where the USA-Russia game and T.J. Oshie shootout heroics rank in his most memorable moments in the booth.
-How the NHL can use the Olympics as a springboard the rest of the season.
-Whether or not the NHL would be crazy to abandon the Winter Olympics and what other opportunities might exist for international hockey.
-The significance of the Stadium Series for hockey and Saturday's matchup.
-The Blackhawks serving as a blueprint for the rest of the league to build a perennial contender.
-And we try to get Eddie to give us some way-too-early prognostications for this year's Kentucky Derby.