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KELLY HRUDEY PODCAST

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
E.J. Hradek and Don LaGreca interviewed former King goaltender Kelly Hrudey from Calgary on NHL Live on May 21, 2008.

 Kelly Hrudey interview on NHL Live 5/21/08 

Hrudey talks about how excited he is about this Stanley Cup Finals and all of the explosive offense to look forward to.

He also breaks down the emergence of Marc-André Fleury in the Pittsburgh net and discusses Chris Osgood in the Detroit net.

Hrudey played for the Kings from 1989–1996 and is second on the Kings all-time list amongst goalies in games played (360) and wins (145). Overall with the Kings, Hrudey posted a 145-135-55 record, with 10 shut outs and a 3.46 GAA in 360 games. He is best remembered for helping the Kings advance to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals.

A good quote from the interview: "I really struggled with [mental toughness] as a goaltender. I was okay if I had lots of activity, but I was involved in a lot of games where my mind would wonder and I would think, 'hmm, I wonder what I am going to do on my off day tomorrow. Are we going to go to Disneyland tomorrow or to the beach?' Those kind of things I was not good at keeping out of my head, where a guy like Chris Osgood has an incredible skill where he can just turn off the brain and play hockey."

Get your daily dose of hockey news and talk all season long on NHL Live! Hosted by Don LaGreca, Zig Fracassi and Joe Tolleson, the show airs weekdays 10 a.m.-noon ET on Sirius channel 123 and NHL.com. You'll hear NHL news, expert analysis, player and coach interviews and discussions of the day's hottest topics.

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