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An End Of Season Wrap-Up with Scott Laughlin of NHL Home Ice

It is my pleasure to bring another end of season wrap-up e-mail interview, this time with Scott Laughlin of The Power Play from Wayne Gretzky’s on NHL Home Ice.

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.

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Some Hockey Thoughts From NHL Home Ice Personality Scott Laughlin

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.

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