#85. Marcus Foligno: the Moose is Loose (again)
Alexis, president of the Foligno Fan Club, moves mountains and waitressing schedules to not miss out on a second guest appearance from Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno as he chats summer lake life, offseason transactions and bugging big brother Nick to sign with the Wild.
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We're back episode 85.
I'm Jesse Pierce.
This is Alexis Pearson, and we've
also got Fred Veinfurt our producer,
Fred, as we like to call him.
He's not fired this week, guys,
this week emphasis on this week,
put the asterisks around it because
we do this on a week to week basis.
So welcome back, Fred.
We missed you, but don't, you know,
don't get too comfortable because
who knows what next week will hold.
I didn't miss you so well,
what would we expect?
Let's not lie to our, our audience now.
Let's, let's be honest.
Let's be truthful as always another
great episode, uh, queued up.
Almost fired, maybe fired
from her waitressing job.
We're not quite sure yet almost fired from
two things in one time that would have
been, that would have been a heck of a
day for me, that a lot of fun conversation
with Marcus Foligno, uh, coming up.
This is the second time around
for those of you that missed it.
Listen to the first episode
with Marcus, it was a true gem.
Also a true gem.
Uh, but we've got wildness
to talk about too.
Should we dive into that?
Uh, Kevin Fiala, the Minnesota wild
has decided to take him to arbitration.
That date has been set for August 17th.
Um, the wild end Kevin Fiala camp can
still negotiate between now and then they
can still come to terms on a contract.
This just ultimately means
that the Minnesota wild want
to have a decisive decision and
that will be made on the 17th.
Two groups can not come together on an
agreement for contract terms, right?
Um, Alexis, do you see
this as like a problem?
Like, is it concerning or I know you and I
talked about arbitration a little bit and
it's kind of wonky the way it works out.
And right now it doesn't, you know, it's
not, Fiala taking the wild to arbitration,
which is a good sign because it's means
that there must not be too far off because
usually if a player takes a team that
way, no, you guys are screwing me over.
So it's a little bit better,
but what are your thoughts?
I mean, our arbitration always
sounds like a scary thing
when it, when it's brought up.
Um, but at the end of the day,
it can actually be pretty useful.
Um, like you said, Jessi,
it's not the end of the world.
That doesn't mean that there's
necessarily a rift going on, but just
a different way to come to a solution.
Um, and this is what they chose for.
Um, Kevin Fiala, I w I do want to
say though that the funniest thing
about this was the day that this
came out, we were so tweeted like
that they were going to arbitration
with Fiala and somebody commented.
They're like, what does that mean?
And a minute later, someone
responded to that tweet.
They're like, literally read the tweet
and I don't know why that would be the
funniest thing about all of this to me.
Um, but yeah, I it's nice because
it gives you an end, right?
Like this is like, okay, it's
going to be decided by that.
And so that's a relieving feeling to know
that it could happen sooner, but at the
very least it'll happen by this date.
Um, and I think it's a good date to set.
It gives the wild, you know, time
still before the season starts
to get more things organized.
So, um, I'm not worried about it.
I'm not stressed about it.
It almost is more relieving than anything.
Cause I'm like, okay, good.
We have a solution upcoming
here in the next few weeks.
That's that's a sigh of
relief in my opinion.
I mean, the other thing that
they have to deal with this off
season is hashtag Kaprizov.
Watch Fred, if you add like a cool
news, like Kaprizov watch, um, because
obviously once they can deal with once
Kevin Fiala is taken care of them, they
can turn their focus to Kirill Kaprizov.
And his camp still haven't
come to an agreement.
Nothing new to report.
We caught up with Dean Evason earlier last
week and, and he obviously didn't tip his
hand as, I don't know, it's negotiations.
Um, again, we, we talked a little bit
about Kirill Kaprizov will not go to
the KHL likely we were out with them.
Sponsor Tony Hoagland and some
of his friends earlier this week.
And we got asked that question a lot.
He will probably not go to the KHL.
He will be here.
It's just going to be a little
bit longer until he's here.
But, so that's the good thing
about the Kevin Fiala arbitration
date getting set right.
And also what's making me relieved
about the croaker precept situation
is, I don't know if you saw this
Jessi and Fred, but somebody commented
on, on one of our YouTube videos.
I was literally about to say
that I was going to read it.
Fred can read it, but basically a
Russian commented saying have no fear.
There's no talk of this
happening in Russia.
You guys are worried for no reason.
Fred read, the full cause
it literally made on us.
Garrick is what his YouTube handle is.
And by the way, his profile
picture is a cat wizard.
So I felt like that was to impress ladies.
I would address all questions who is
agent Kirill is a modest and honest guy.
He does not play a double game.
I think he trusts his agent.
There is no need to blame
curl for everything.
It's a kind honest.
I'm sure everything will be fine.
PS, no one in Russia believes that
he will return to the cage out.
The Russians have spoken.
Russia says I love it.
And I agree.
I mean, I think it's pretty easy
to see having seen how humble
Kirill is and how much he just
wants to play hockey at this point.
You know, I do see it.
It's the agent that's forcing this whole
kind of not turmoil, but making the
wild fans wait, which I do find funny.
Remember how long.
Minnesota waited for Kirill to come here.
And now it's another summer of
like, please, please come back.
Are we going to come back for it?
It's just finds it very,
we've been here before.
It's full circle.
It's full circle.
I mean, at this point it's
kind of become a bit, right.
I think we can admit that, but like us
being worried about it, it's like, are
we actually worried or are we not like a
little bit of us I think is, cause that's
just natural for Minnesota sports people.
Um, and like you said, Jesse, we
obviously already went through
something very similar with him.
To begin with.
Um, but yeah, for me, that
closed the door on it.
Um, Garrick on YouTube says to not
worry, so I'm not going to worry
because Russia has spoken so well.
Derek did say Alexis, I heard
that you hate the yellow
color that you were wearing.
So he said he, he wanted to make sure
you knew that you looked awesome.
Uh, I would agree.
I am not going to wear a
yellow a cat wearing a wizard hat.
What, what more do we need?
I mean, this is real reporting right here.
We need Russians in the YouTube
comments and we only report the facts.
So Alexis, you wear yellow.
I will always wear my Russian
looking shirt or wear no makeup.
I feel like those two are very polarized.
Somebody said that I sh
I should wear makeup.