Friday, January 29, 2010

Mac T Wrap....


I had a Q and A with Mac T talking about everything from junior hockey to the struggles with the two Alberta based NHL teams. He had an interesting take on the Oilers struggles calling it "exactly what the Oilers need"

Anyways here it is....

On running Bronco practice this week....


"It's just fun. Sometimes you need a break from the regular routine. We just wanted to come out and have a little fun, and talk a little about hockey, and pass on some things. We weren't out here trying to split the atom or anything (laughing), but it was a good, fun day."


On being back on the ice with Mark Lamb....

" We probably talk every couple of weeks about what's going on. I still have plans to work with Mark down the road in some capacity. He's really enjoying what he's doing and has a wealth of information to pass on to these kids...some great experiences both as a player and a coach. They're lucky to have him."


On being around junior hockey....

"It's a fun time. These kids have so much enthusiasm and are so motivated to work on their game. It's good to see."

On the struggle with the Edmonton Oilers...


"This is in my estimation of exactly what the Oiler organization needs. They need to bottom-feed a little bit and pick up a Taylor Hall or a Seguin or a Cam Fowler. Those are really good solid stars. You can compete but you can't win unless you have some real solid superstar power. This pain and suffering will be worth it once the final buzzer rings."


On the Flames troubles....

"When you don't have the natural offense, you're going to be subjected to periods and spells like they are now. They will come out of it. Sometimes it's hard....it's a tough league."


On the Broncos current situation of being in 9th in the Conference and fighting for a playoff spot....

"The pressure game in and game out can be intense. Even the year we (Oilers) went to the Stanley Cup final, no one remembers that intense battle we had to just make the playoffs. The minute we got in, the play improved exponentially. The players were able to relax and it really reflected positively in the way we played. I see the same potential here with the Broncos."



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6 comments:

Tyler said...

Hey Jon, what did Mac-T have for breakfast?

Jon Keen said...

Are you serious?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! Tyler, you're a beaut!

Tyler said...

Clearly there is more than one Tyler...lol...random question.

smackitsakic said...

JK,

Great coverage on the Mac T story...from the pics to the Q and A, much appreciated from this guy!

I contemplated going to the Broncos practice that day to see things, but figured you'd have a stellar update and sure enough, here it is.

Thanks for the hard work on this blog to keep us informed.

Jon Keen said...

Thanks, these are the stories that break up the regular routine of the season. It was a good couple of days.