The future Hall-of-Famer joins Jeff and Elliotte to discuss protests in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, the types of conversations he and his wife are having with their kids, his experiences with injustice growing up, and his thoughts on NHL players using their voices to call out systemic racism.
They also talk about his WHL days with the dynastic Kamloops Blazers playing with Shane Doan and Darcy Tucker, lessons learned from coaches he’s incorporated into his own coaching style, teaching sportsmanship, learning to box when he was a teen, if he still hears Sidney Crosby screaming “Iggy” in 2010 and more.
Then Senators forward Connor Brown talks about the league taking a strong stance against racism and Anthony Duclair reaching out to teammates to thank them for speaking up. He also discusses his trade to Ottawa, playing in Erie for Robbie Ftorek and alongside Connor McDavid.
This episode is produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman.
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