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#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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hi everybody.


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?


Really?


Let's not lie to our, our audience now.


Okay.

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.


Go back.


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?


And money.


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?


Yeah.


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.


Sweet.


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.


Yeah.


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.


They're ongoing.


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.


Yeah.


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.


Yeah.


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.


Fred.

Welcome.


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.


Yeah.


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.


Sure.

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.


One of the Russians said

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They were like, it must be, it

was kismet, but, uh, that's it.


Should we get to Marcus?


I don't have any other.


News of notes, but why

waste any more time?


Why waste more time?


We gave you a full dose of

Alexis and Jessie last week.


So we'll shut our mouths and, uh, let

Marcus do a little bit of talking too.


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Everyone's absolute favorite.


Foligno sorry, Nick.


Uh, the moose is loose.


Marcus, Marcus.


What's up?


How are you?


Thanks for having me on guys.


Uh, not much just to join summer and, uh,

it's just been, uh, relaxing and getting


ready for next season, but just trying

to take in a lot of family time that.


Uh, we've obviously missed out

on because of the pandemic.


So I live up here in Sudbury, Ontario

next to right next door to my brother.


Right next door.


The one on the other side

of my brothers, my dad.


So it's, it's been awesome to see,

uh, my dad and hear my daughters,


you know, say no, no again.


And, and grandpa and Italian.


So that's what he's been enjoying.


And the grandkids.


It's just nice to get everyone all

together and have the kids run around.


And, uh, again, just enjoying the lake

and, uh, what beautiful Sudbury Ontario


has the offer for a couple of months.


I mean, you're doing summer, right.


Then that's the most important

you're spending it by a lake


or spending it with family.


I mean, you're even taking the

dock out and putting the dock in.


I mean, that's a manual labor

that they've got to do it.


Yeah, it's, uh, it's always,

uh, it's always great when


it goes in, but take it out.


It's a pretty sad day.


So, but it's exciting.


Cause I've been talking, he

sees is right around the corner.


So we're looking forward to getting back

to Vinny and getting the season going.


You're coming back to many,

a little empty handed.


You're not bringing Nicholas with you.


Uh, you know, how great would that

have been to have played with your


brother, but obviously I'm sure

you understand and support his


decision as he heads to Boston.


Yeah, listen, I tried,

I tried really hard yet.


I'm a terrible recruiter.


That's all it comes down to.


I will not do that after

my, uh, my career is done.


If I can't get my brother on

my team is going to get someone


who's on my brother on our team.


So, uh, yeah, no, I'm happy for

him and excited, you know, I just


felt, uh, you know, obviously going

through the process with him and, and,


uh, um, was pretty cool, honestly.


I mean, I, it was nice not to be a

free agent and be locked up with Ms


for a while for the next three years.


But.


At the same time too.


It's a it's exciting moment

for Nick and his family.


And, um, And, you know, there's

obviously a lot of good talks with


him and just she, where his head's at.


Um, I just, you know, it's, it's

tough to see him go to Boston, cause


it would be nice to play with them.


But I think the timing of it, all it was,

was meant to be, and, um, you know, really


happy for him at the end to kind of go

do a team that's, you know, right there.


And, and, uh, also he's got

a lot of good ties to Boston.


So, uh, with obviously his daughter,

haven't gone through some surgery


there and things like that.


So it was a, the timing is right, but

there's lots of time left, uh, uh, No to


get to eventually get him in Minnesota.


So now when it comes to siblings,

would you rather, you know, if he's


not going to play with you, would

you rather have him playing on a team


who you see regularly and you guys

can go at it when you see each other?


Or do you want him like far away?


You don't have to deal with them.


Maybe see them once a year,

twice if you're lucky and that's


it, what's the better option.


That's what I've been living next to

this guy for a month and a half now.


And I want him as far away as possible.


So it's been, uh, it was it cause

like, you know, we, we kind of had


that when he was in Ottawa and I was

in Buffalo and could we play it a lot?


And even in Columbus when I was

in Buffalo, but uh, you know


what, I, I don't want to, I don't

want to compete against them.


You know, it's just one

thing that's tough to do.


I'd rather compete against

them in the Stanley cup final.


And so that's, what's great

about him being in the east


and us being in the west.


So, um, there was a lot of teams in our

division that were trying to get Nick.


And, uh, I think they probably

hate me because I was like,


no, you're not going there.


You're not going there.


So, uh, that's, that's,

that's one thing that's good.


I do like that.


We get to see each other twice a

year and that we can keep it to a,


Hey, we mean the Stanley cup finals.


It's a guaranteed standard

cup coming back home.


So that's, what's great about it.


And that's the way we want to keep it.


You know, we do have some fan questions

that we'll get to later on, but one


that actually kind of addresses that.


Bruce Siskey our friend up in

Duluth had asked when Boston


comes to town, are you making Nick

buy you dinner then in exchange?


Oh a hundred percent.


Um, I've even when I go to

Boston, he's buying his wife.


His wife will probably make

that a no, but we'll do it.


Enjoy the city of Boston

when he gets there.


I'm sure he's excited to do that, but

yeah, that's uh, yeah, there was some


things that we waited inside for us,

but, uh, he'll, he'll have to pay back.


Eventually.


You had said, obviously you're

excited to be locked up.


Another guy that's locked up

with the Minnesota wild right


now, the man on your shirt, Mr.


September, for those viewers who

see it, Joel Eriksson Ek, a nice.


Not to scale, not to scale

the clean up the scale.


Um, how excited are you to obviously

have him with you for this long chunk of


time now and have him get that excited?


Yeah, really excited.


I mean, that was awesome

guy on, off the ice.


I mean, especially on ice this

year, it was really excited for him.


And, um, definitely one of the guys

in the room that I think everyone was


excited at how well he did this year.


And, um, I mean, he's always been a great

player for us, but offensively just to


see him break out was, was really excited

and, um, It was nice to see them, you


know, sign early and, and, and, you know,

kind of split that contract right away.


And it just goes to show you the type

of guy he has is very serious about


our room and, and, uh, the goal that

we're trying to get, uh, against you.


Um, he's a big, big piece of our

puzzle that we're trying to build here


in Minnesota to win a Stanley cup.


I mean, you saw the play he had in the

stand in the playoffs, then just all


year, the consistency is still young.


So, um, like I said, heck of a guy off

the ice, have a lot of fun with them


and, you know, Hey, if he's doing well,

there's a good chance I'm doing well.


So we'll just, we'll leave it at that.


It's just, it's nice to, nice to see

the core group kind of coming together.


Well, as, uh, some of these pieces

get solidified and, or added to this


Minnesota wild roster, there was

some pieces taken away at the very


beginning of the off season with the

buyouts of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.


Those guys have been stapled to this

Minnesota wild team for a while.


Those are big shoes to

fill big roles to fill.


Um, what is it going to be

like moving forward without


those two guys on this team?


How do you fill the holes that they

leave on the Minnesota wild roster?


Yeah, Ryan, Zach.


I mean, they're, they're great for us.


And obviously they, they, people in

the community of Minnesota on and off


the ice and, you know, they did a lot.


So, um, it's definitely going to

be big shoes to fill, uh, no doubt.


Um, I think, you know, we, we've

kind of discussed it and it's gotta


to be, everyone has to step up.


I think we saw guys step

into roles last year.


Well, now you're going to get to be

a guy that you wouldn't think that


has a little bit more ice time and

they're gonna, you know, break out.


That's good.


It definitely going to help us.


So, um, that's what we need.


I think it's just the everyone

pulling in the same direction,


uh, as a team by committee and

the, to kind of fill those holes.


And, um, you know, I think we have the, I,

you know, like I said, the core group and


the leadership was for G, um, so that we

can all rely on each other and make sure


we get the job done and, um, you know,

make it look like those, those holes are.


That's some of the holes to be filled

then would be the assistant captains.


I mean, your name keeps

getting floated around.


It was floated around, uh,

during Spurgeon grabbing the sea.


But what would that mean to you to be

an assistant and, and to be leader?


Obviously I know you're a guy that

doesn't need the letter, but how


tremendous of an honor would that be?


Oh, that'd be a huge honor, obviously.


Uh, you know, had it a couple of times

last season, but, um, you know, I think


it's just something that you take pride

in and, and, uh, I also see it as just,


you know, Spurgeon is our captain.


So you want to be a support, uh, kind

of have that support system manager


guides count on to support your leader

and, and to make sure the room's


doing what it's supposed to be doing.


And I mean, the media would love it.


We already buggy enough, but you have

the aide to bug you all the time.


Yeah, I know.


I'll get that.


A cliche answers from me again.


And then imagine if Nick

was here, it'd be worse.


Um, you know, guys coming in to fill,

again, some of those holes that you


look at a veteran player, like Alex Goligoski coming in on defense, uh,


Dmitry Kulikov, and then you've

got Freddy Gaudreau up on offense.


What do you know about those guys

and what they might be able to do?


Bring to the Minnesota wild?


I mean, Kulikov to start with him

first, because I mean, I played with


him in Buffalo and uh, he's um, I

would say very steady back there.


I think he's going to help us obviously.


Seems like the top four D will be similar,

maybe Goligoski planner, but he's the


type of guy that can play up with anyone.


So he's a, he's a really good skater.


Um, you can chip in offensively,

uh, sometimes and, um, but just


steady can make a good first

pass and, and place physical too.


So, um, I think he'll be a studies

experience guy now, so it's great to


have those, uh, that's the ability

back there, um, and Goligoski can,


can playing against him in Phoenix

a lot, the past couple of seasons.


Very kind of heads up, uh, very

smart defenseman, uh, almost


like Spurgeon in a sense.


Um, and I think, you know, I know

he's a little bit older, but, uh,


it doesn't look like it on the ice.


So, uh, from what I've texted

with him now, he's pretty comical.


So I think he's going to

fit in nicely with our room.


And, uh, he's going to add that kind

of, that leadership to that experience,


uh, that our insured that we need.


So I'm excited to play with all those

guys and, and, you know, Freddie Gaudreau,


I've just seen a little bit, um, I know

that he had the, he was on the team when


they went to the Stanley cup finals.


I know last year in Pitt, I was just

watching, he had some pretty good goals.


And, uh, I know it was just one

thing about him was the speed and


just kind of a skill set that I

think is underrated, um, really is.


So that's going to help us

definitely in the middle.


Uh, and yeah, we're really looking

forward to getting all those guys


at the camp and just kind of meeting

everyone and, and getting the whole band


going and doing that team chemistry.


Be honest.


When you heard Gaudreau, did

you think it was Johnny hockey?


Like the rest of us did?


I was like, oh no.


Yeah, no, no.


I knew that I knew this one was a, was

a little bit different than the hockey.


So.


But, uh, I'm sure some of the fans

were probably excited about that one.


Uh, you know, you mentioned

camp, which before we started


recording, we were talking about

how quickly summer has moved.


And we're not that far away from

the start of the next hockey


season, believe it or not.


And, um, as we move into this next hockey

season, we're finally moving more towards


a more normal hockey season compared to

what the last two years have looked like.


What are you most looking forward to

as things kind of return to more of


what we're used to as far as planning.


The the opponents you would normally

play against and, and having fans back


in the building for more long-term time.


Uh, what is most exciting for

you heading into this season?


See you guys face to face before

and after a game and all that stuff.


So, uh, honestly just the

fans, that's the biggest thing.


I think that's the easy

one that sticks out.


It was tough.


It was tough this year.


And definitely.


You know, even when we had,

you know, it was great.


We had 2000, 3000 fans and

made a hell of a difference.


It was from hearing your skates,

chop the ice to like, not hearing


that anymore was fabulous.


So yeah.


It was just, yeah,

that's the biggest thing.


And I'm really looking forward to, uh,

pack, uh, the, the ex uh, to be packed


again and just allowed and also going

on the road and playing in front of,


uh, some other great fans to fan basis.


So, um, and like you said, going on the

road and now you get to play other teams.


Same guys.


And, oh man, it was, you don't want to

play the Arizona coyote 72 times in one


sign me right up success.


We had against them this year.


But that being said, yeah, it just gets, I

know it might build rivalries, but at the


same time, at the same time, I feel like

it kind of made robberies kind of fizzle


out a little bit, just cause the guys

are going out each other all over again.


Edmonton and Calgary wasn't

wasn't really that the same.


There was a couple of fireworks,

but I think people expected


10 games of fireworks.


You're going to get that.


I think the body just

physically can't do it.


I mean, you know that personally, right?


Like you couldn't keep

doing that night and night.


Yeah.


Either you need to start

hating someone else eventually.


Uh, it just one of those things,

I, I really look forward to


getting over to the east and then

playing everyone up in Canada.


Um, getting back to that normal

season where we had, uh, uh,


feels like many, many seasons ago.


I know.


Well, you had mentioned fans

being the number one thing.


We'll use that as a great segue

into our fan questions here.


Um, this one from D makar 86, you

kind of already touched on it, but


how will you really get back at

Nick for not signing with the wild.


Oh, man.


I think maybe when it's my turn to be a

free agent, I won't sign wherever he is.


No, I, I honestly, I.


I don't know, I'll have to play

some prank on them next door.


Maybe I'll, uh, I'll bust out of some

scary mass for my dad's, my dad's house


and Halloween costume bin or whatever

that we have when we were younger.


And maybe I'll scare the crap

out of him one night, uh, down by


the lake or something like that.


But I honestly, I don't know.


He's.


It's tough, but I'll

get them back somehow.


First time you guys play Boston next

time, you know, once you finally joins


them, you could line them up for a

nice hit along the boards that might


teach them a lesson or two, because

obviously if he's playing with you,


he wouldn't be taking your heads.


Yeah, exactly.


I'll do that.


I'll CC this, this, this could,

this couldn't have been near that


we could have been on the same team.


Just could have been so nice

and I'll definitely, I'll


definitely have to him in Boston.


Uh, you know, you'd mentioned

your dad scary mask, which


first of all, let's rewind.


There's just a whole

bin of Halloween stuff.


What's that all about everyone?


Does you ever grow up with like that

those kids you had to, like, we still, my


dad don't even get me started on my dad.


I think he's one of the

biggest hoarders ever.


Like he, we, we had to go my brother and

I every summer go over there and like


clean out his garage and clean out the

lock, the lofts upstairs that he has.


And it's just a.


It's always been our project

for about three days.


Every summer we go and

we just help out my dad.


So I'm sure everyone has

parents like that, that, that


hold onto stuff and keepsakes.


And, but I mean, it's just,

uh, yeah, he's, he's got a


couple of things over there.


Then now my daughters and Nick's kids,

uh, go over, they played dress up and


they're up there for a couple of hours.


So, uh, that once was ours.


Now.


We're glad that that's so fun.


Well, Chris wants to know which

of your father's teammates


was your favorite and why.


Oh, wow.


Uh, I never really got this

question before your question.


My father's teammates, um, hoof, uh,

I'll have to say my Larry Playfair just


because we're so close with their family.


Larry played for Buffalo.


Um, uh, that's an easy one.


Yeah.


My, uh, my best friend has a son Nick's

best friend, his son that he has.


So we're really close

to the play for family.


Uh, my dad and Larry played in Buffalo

for many years and, um, they still


live in, in Buffalo, but he was.


Favorite players to watch,

especially on YouTube fights.


Uh, cause he was a very tough

guy, very tough this guy.


And, uh, he was a big

defenseman, but I don't know.


I mean, I think other teammates that my

dad had playing, I think Wendel Clark was


one of the ones I always looked up to.


And, uh, I, uh, was starting to, um,

watch a little bit old footage of my


dad and just realize how good Wendell

Clark was in the way he played, uh,


the physical and also can score goals.


I love that, uh, the style of games.


So, um, Yeah, I think Wendel Clark

was probably one of the, one of the


better ones that I've seen in my dad.


Well, I want to circle back quick to

something that you said earlier about


how fun it was to play against the

coyotes this season, which leads to


a great question by Tom H on Twitter.


Um, unfortunately we can't roll the

clip here, but, uh, there was a video


of you going around, cussing out a Mr.


Darcy Kuemper.


Oh, here it is.


Do you want to give us, uh, maybe, you

know, you can help us read your lips


or you can tell us why you were saying

what you were saying, what I said,


what restaurants are your favorite?


That's why I said, what's

your favorite place?


Is it fun to play against your former

teammates when you're tripping them?


You know, whatever it may be, whatever

kind of relationship you have that


clip was running rampant on Twitter.


I know it got me fired up.


I thought it was hilarious.


How fun is that to have those

interactions with former teachers?


That's good.


I mean, it's, uh, I don't know.


For some reason I love when a goal is

it gets in your face and it ticks you


off a little bit, then there's nothing

better when you score on that goal.


Uh, it happened a couple of times.


Uh, and obviously we got that goal

disallowed and I just thought, you know,


Kuemper did a really good job at selling

it for how big he is and, and just,


yeah, he's a really good goal lead.


Uh, don't get me wrong.


Heck of a goaltender.


Um, it's nice.


Good goal.


The goal is that that have that

little edge and, and that like to


talk back, I mean, there's nothing

worse that when you try to get under


the skin and they don't even look at

him, he gets animated a little bit.


And, uh, you know, I played with a

guy like Robin Lennar who, uh, would,


would, would love to get our people's

skin when they come across as priests.


So stuff like that gets you going.


And, um, yeah, I just, I just said

hello to him after the goaltender


interference disallowed goal.


So, uh, it was all.


And did that take on like

a little life of its own?


Like, wasn't that kind

of the thing to do then?


Every time you guys saw Darcy or it was

just maybe the year before or something.


I think when Mikko was on the team

where he was yelled at, like, I bet


those are the guys that he played with.


So I wasn't there when

he was in Minnesota.


He left when I was, when I came in.


But, uh, there, Mikko.


Make fun of Mikko.


And he doesn't like it.


He'll he'll let you know.


So I think me going up scoring

or something and yelling back


at him and it's been like two

years of us, like a, so yeah.


You just carried on this beef

after Mikko has gone, right?


Yeah.


Obviously we keep a little, as long

as we keep scoring and winning.


That's all good.


We can keep back, but if he shuts us

out, then I'll think I'm yelling at him.


What do you think, how you think

he's going to do in college?


I think, yeah, they really good.


I mean, I think, uh, yeah, they have a

great team and, um, I think you'll have


a little bit more, uh, you know, just

the, the stability in front of them


is probably a little bit better when

it comes to D and, uh, you know, if


he can, if he can help out that team,

which I'm sure he will, uh, there'll


be a pretty scary team, but, um, Hey.


We like to score on camera too.


So I think maybe that's good with

us planning team like Colorado now,


but, uh, I'll say I'm sure it's

tough that they lost grew Bauer.


Uh, so big on them to

get a goalie like Darcy.


Yeah.


You know, speaking of that, John Jay

wants to know this year was fun to watch.


Do you think the team is heading in the

right direction out to make a deeper push?


Yeah, absolutely.


I think, uh, you know, our mentality this

year is just, don't take a step back.


It's just keep moving forward.


And if we do that, then I think that,

uh, there's, there's no, there's no


choice to, you know, knock, knock over.


And, uh, I think we have, I know we

lost some guys this year and there's,


uh, there's been some changes.


Um, but you know, I like

the core that we have.


I like the.


Just what we build off of last year,

taken to a Vegas team to game seven,


which, you know, we would love as he

loved back, but, um, the whole season,


and I do believe that we're stronger

team having gone through last year and


the difficulties that it presented us.


Obviously with the COVID break and not

kind of changing our mental focus and


staying on it and going on streaks and

not losing three in a row, things like


that can really do wonders for you.


And, and especially guys last year,

having their first taste a little


bit, you know, like we got Kirill,

I know he's unbelievable Blair, but


it was his first year in the league.


And now he's going to be more confident.


Now we have accurate things like that.


Kev, greener made strides and Brodes

played a may like go on and on.


And we've got a lot of pauses in our room.


Um, that's not even talking

about goaltender United, like


our goaltending is a lot stronger.


So, um, it's something that we gotta

just keep working with and, and keep that


mental focus where we don't want to stop.


You mentioned Kirill

so is that confirmation?


He is coming here and he's

not staying in a Russia?


You guys are chatting, talking, texting,

and you have a group, text chain.


That's all good.


Right.


I fly out to Russia and I will grab that

guy wherever he is, but I will bring


them back on it on a secret mission.


I was going to say, you know,

you're attempts to get your


brother to join this team.


Didn't work so well.


So maybe stay away from the Kirill Kaprizov negotiations, better


without you, if you get involved, but

we'll send you to Russia to get him.


And he ends up going, he

doesn't speak English that


well, so he'll, he'll be fine.


I just kidnap him be, oh, so you're

saying he doesn't, because Jared's


Spurgeon always told us that he'd

spoke far better than he ever let on.


He gets annoyed.


Yeah.


He just pretends that he

doesn't understand anymore.


What does it get done?


A couple of times with me, I think

I've talked too much around him stuff.


I know we asked Kulikov that too,

like, how are you going to help


Kirill adjust?


He's like, what's there to adjust to.


It's not that hard.


We play hockey like we do in Russia.


And I was like, oh, I like you.


That's a good attitude to have.


Yeah.


Cooley's pretty, uh, pretty, pretty funny.


He's got a, he's got a funny

sense of humor about that stuff.


So yeah, you guys will enjoy him.


Yeah.


And then kind of final fan question, eco

kilos, 85 would like to know how has the


off season training going, which exercises

do you do to stay in shape during the off


season taking the DACA, it's just, uh, see

doing and machine and taking the dock out.


It's a good question.


Honestly, it's been a great, great summer.


Just, uh, getting ready for next season.


I feel like, uh, you know, Do it

a lot better than last summer.


That's just, that's just the way it goes.


You just try to build off of

each summer and get better and


faster than you did last year.


So, um, things are on

target or even better.


And, um, this year I've been just

trying to work on more explosiveness


and trying to get faster.


And, um, I think my game.


Uh, has evolved into that where it's

more in the tight areas and then the


quick bursts and, uh, so doing a lot

of jumping, uh, honestly, a lot of


hurdles and things like that this year.


So I maybe you're just watching the

Olympics this year to do it more.


I love the track and the track and

field watching the decathlon today.


It was awesome.


So.


Uh, it's, it's amazing to see these

athletes, but, uh, when you're watching


the summer Olympics and makes you want

to do some more stuff on the, on the,


on the turf and, and do some jumping

and hurdles and things like that.


So, uh, everything's going well

and just looking forward to skating


some more now, and then once we get

the Minnesota, uh, early September


we'll, we'll ramp it up a little.


Did you see the hurdler that literally

Superman lunged to get first place?


Like I saw this mean this morning where

he like was kind of neck and neck.


And so instead he just like

lunged and so he could be first.


Yeah.


Threw his head over the line.


Probably just rash burn

all of his interactions.


I was hurt really bad.


I got hate for a gold medal.


I guess you got to do what you got.


You'd love to see it.


Well, that's going to do

it for us Marcus again.


Thank you so much.


We're very, very good.


To see you back here in St.


Paul come September.


Um, thanks for taking time

out of your lovely summer.


Thanks for having me.


We'll look forward to see you

guys come to training camp.


Absolutely.


We're going to take a quick break.


We'll be right back.


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Thank you to all of you guys

submitting your questions.


It's just such a gem of a human being.


I just, you know, I love it.


You're a fan, so, well, obviously.


Yeah, no, I literally completely

flipped around my waitress.


Didn't scheduled to be here for

this recording because I couldn't


fathom the fact that like I would

miss out on Marcus because Jesse


texted, what was it like Tuesday?


And you're like, all right, I got a guest

for this week, but he's only available.


Thursday at 2:00 PM.


And I was like, oh, I'm

working a double shift.


They can.


And I just kind of like

mentally checked out.


I was like, I won't be

there for this one, I guess.


And she's like, no, no, no, no, no.


Cancel your plans because

here's who our guest is.


And I was like, oh shit.


All right.


Okay.


Yeah, let me see what I

could do that felt right.


If you weren't there, like I'm

not even a vice-president you


haven't even given me an official

role in the fan club, which rude.


Well, you had submitted an application.


What do you want?


We're very, you know, w we do this, you

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It's, it's very informal,

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There might be some gear coming in.


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He likes to pretend he likes us anyway.


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