Entries with the tag: scott laughlin
Scotty was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final, the NHL season as a whole and what the league can do to improve going forward.
PH: So, did the Stanley Cup Playoffs turn out as you expected them to? Why or why not?
SL: No, they didn’t turn out as I expected. I was sticking to my pre-season prediction of Washington over Detroit. ‘Nuff said!
PH: In your opinion, did the Bruins “win the cup” or did the Canucks “lose the cup”? Why?
SL: The Bruins won the Cup and proved to be very deserving of their Championship. Any team that showed the resiliency they displayed in winning three Game 7’s should be saluted.
As always, it is an absolute pleasure to “talk” hockey with an NHL Home Ice personality. These guys know their hockey inside it and out and prove it every single day and night with the great content they provide to puckheads everywhere.
This week, it is my pleasure to bring to you Scott Laughlin, the host of “The Power Play from Wayne Gretzky’s”. Mr. Laughlin was kind enough to share his thoughts on the concussion issue in hockey, Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the terrific playoff races going on in the National Hockey League.
PH: How do you think the NHL will handle the concussion issue now that some rules have been put in place? Do you think they’ll work?
SL: I think it’s still a work in progress. Some ideas like the “quiet room” concept leave me feeling a little bit skeptical, but the main thing is that the issue is being examined it seems at each and every GM/BOG meeting these days and that can only help.
PH: Do you think there is a place in the NHL for Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins? Do you think he will finally learn his lesson or will it fall upon deaf ears?
SL: I think there’s still a place. Like every “agitator” he can be of benefit as long as he doesn’t cross that line. He can score and help kill penalties (how ironic is that?). Will he be able to re-invent himself as a player though and all of a sudden become a clean and fair player? I doubt it.
As always, it is a pleasure for me to bring you the latest e-mail interviews I have done whether it is with a hockey writer, analyst, blogger, author or radio host.
Today, I’d like to bring you the latter as Scott Laughlin, host of “Power Play from Wayne Gretzky’s” on NHL Home Ice was kind enough to take time out of his very busy schedule to give us his thoughts on the NHL at the All-Star break from general thoughts, surprising teams in the Eastern and Western Conference, and what NHL Home Ice listeners can look forward to as the league heads towards the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
PH: We are just past the half way point of the 2010-11 NHL season. What are some of your general thoughts?
SL: The Western Conference continues to intrigue me with all of the teams within striking distance of a playoff berth. Also, interested to specifically see whether or not Los Angeles and San Jose can be all we think in the stretch run and what they may or may not do at the deadline.
A few days ago, I did an e-mail interview with Mike Ross of NHL Home Ice that took a look at the quarter pole in the NHL season.
This morning, I bring you an e-mail interview with another NHL Home Ice host, Scott Laughlin of “The Power Play”. Scott was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to take a look at the NHL at the quarter pole mark of the season.
PH: So, we are just several inches past the quarter pole of the NHL season. What are some of your general early thoughts?
SL: I’m amazed at the competition/parity amongst the clubs so far this season. From one night to the next, and I know it’s still relatively early, you never know what you’re gonna get and who might jump up several spots based upon one win. As I write this there are only two points separating second from ninth in the Western Conference. It’s amazing!
Recently, I was lucky enough to do an e-mail interview with Scott Laughlin of XM’s NHL Home Ice. Scott Laughlin hosts the Power Play and also used to host Hockey This Morning.
Scott was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to talk about NHL free-agency and the Illya Kovalchuk situation. Take it away, Scott:
PH: Which free agent signings do you like? Why?
SL: I like what Pittsburgh did in signing Paul Martin and the unheralded Zbynek Michalek. Even without Sergei Gonchar you could make the argument that they’re a much-stronger defensive team as compared to last season. Unfortunately, big bucks for the two defencemen has meant they don’t have enough left under the cap to upgrade on the wing. However, with Crosby, Malkin, and Staal they’ll find a way to score enough to win.
During my time here at Kukla’s Korner, I’ve let it be known how much I enjoy listening to XM NHL Home Ice. I’ve been lucky enough to interview personalities such as Shawn Lavigne, Mick Kern, Mike Ross, Jamie Shalley and Terry Mercury.
This past week, I was privileged enough to do an e-mail interview with Scott Laughlin, formerly of the great “Hockey This Morning” show and now the host of Power Play. He was kind enough to tell us about how he got hooked on hockey, how he got his start in the industry, what he does at Home Ice and his thoughts on the current season.
PH: How did you first get into hockey?
SL: I was on skates at the age of three and my dad was an avid hockey fan and player. He also worked at CCM for over 20 years which meant that I was always fortunate enough to get my hands on the latest in hockey technology growing up. I can remember being the first to wear the CCM girdle (CCM’s version of the Cooperall) and getting laughed at by my teammates in PeeWee hockey. I always got the newest of equipment sometimes before it even hit the stores. I was very fortunate.