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Post Game with Kronwall

Transcript from a brief media session with Detroit Red Wings player Niklas Kronwall.

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Post Game with Crosby and Sykora

Transcripts of interviews with Sidney Crosby and Petr Sykora of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Well worth a read. There’s a pizza story in there…

Updated at 2:41am ET: More quotes added from Sergei Gonchar & Petr Sykora

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Post Game Interviews:  Therrien and Babcock

Transcripts for both coaches are below.

First, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Michel Therrien, then Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock.


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Pittsburgh Wins in OT

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Wow. What can you say about that? Except:  Great. Playoff. Hockey. (Although you could also say “Alanah was right and the boys were wrong…”). smile

Anyway, post-game press conferences broadcast live at the NHL Network Online.

Update 1:25am ET: Transcripts of interviews with Michel Therrien and Mike Babcock.

Update 1:43am ET: Transcripts of interviews with Petr Sykora, Sidney Crosby and Sergei Gonchar. 

Update 2:11am ET: Transcript of a brief interview with Niklas Kronwall.

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Tiger Shows His Teeth

From the AP via International Herald Tribune:

The world’s top golfer appeared via teleconference on Monday, promoting August’s PGA Championship at Oakland Hills in suburban Detroit.  Woods was asked if he was rooting for Detroit or Pittsburgh.

Woods started to laugh, then landed a zinger.

“I don’t really care. Let’s talk about the Dodgers,” the California native said. “I don’t think anybody really watches hockey any more.”

Charming, Tiger.  And you don’t want to get me started on my opinion of televised golf—but fortunately, the NHL’s Frank Brown responded with a lot more class than I would have:

“The National Hockey League has enormous respect for Tiger Woods, for all his accomplishments and for his work with the community. We think he’s a great golfer.”

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Who Wins Game 5?

Tonight’s a big night. The media is in a storm of activity, fans are excited (or terrified, depending on their affiliation) and the teams… well, it’s the calm before the storm, I suppose.

Most seem convinced that the Wings will take the series tonight, including Paul, Bill and Steve (I’m the lone holdout at KK believing Pittsburgh might still have some fight left).  But how about everyone else?

Do the Red Wings win it all tonight, or can the Penguins take it back to Pittsburgh for another shot on home ice?

 

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A Dream Series Still Possible

From Terry Frei at ESPN,

In prime time, this could have been an effective infomercial for the NHL and the sport in the United States on NBC, from Game 3 and beyond.

It still can be—if the Penguins stop looking for conspiracy theories, cease being so paranoid about the officiating and can overcome what in some cases seems to be a curious lack of focus, as in Malkin’s case (in the series with the Cup on the line). Maybe, even if it ends Monday night, if the Penguins stop looking like a team that can’t yet handle the ultimate pressures, this still can go down as a great series. If they extend it, it truly can be…

A dream series.

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Sidney Crosby

From James Duthie at TSN,

So instead of repeating the ultra-obvious, the “he needs to have another great game tonight” stuff, I set out to discover 10 things you don’t know about Sidney Crosby.

No. 1: One of his nicknames in the dressing room is “Creature,” a nod to his freakish lower body. It is huge. Gigantic. Hugantic. His caboose would make J-Lo jealous. His thighs are bigger than my torso. All his pants have to be custom made. And the scary part is, his upper body is starting to catch up.

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Game Day with Michel Therrien

Q. It’s a different game, because this is a clinching game. How much does the message change to your players on a night when the Cup could be won?

COACH MICHEL THERRIEN: Obviously I’m not here to lie. It’s an important game. But for us, all our focus has to be on tonight’s game. We can’t look at what’s going to happen tomorrow. It’s a Game 7 for us. And we’ve got to make sure we’re going to leave everything on the ice.

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Hockey Media Zoo Today

From Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail hockey blog,

Funny moment at the day-of-game skate – funny if you’re a print reporter, less so if you’re a broadcaster:

A handful of TV crews had staked out Tomas Holmstrom’s locker, by the entrance to the Detroit Red Wings’ dressing room in the hopes he would definitively declare his status for tonight’s fifth game of the Stanley Cup final. I was standing in the corner, near to the training room, in the vague hopes of getting one question asked to Nicklas Lidstrom before the pack descended. Holmstrom came by, surveyed the crowd, decided he didn’t want to chance it and said, at the top of his voice: “I’M PLAYING TONIGHT. SEE YOU TONIGHT.” Then, he turned and made his way out the back exit. I felt especially badly for Ryan Rishaug of TSN, because he too was hovering nearby, but Holmstrom came and went so quickly, they didn’t get any tape of him making his announcement.

It was a zoo, even by Stanley Cup final standards this morning – everybody anticipating a Detroit win, so that they could a jump on their post-game stories, which are next-to-impossible on a tight deadline on a championship night.

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Update 1:30pm ET: Shawn O’Roarke at NHL.com also shares some thoughts on today’s atmosphere.

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