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Jack Johnson and Ryan Kesler stop by FOXSports.com to talk all things hockey.
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I'm Brian Webber are pleased to be joined by LA kings defenseman Jack Johnson Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kessler -- -- -- -- into joining us thank you. Appreciate you company during the offseason and we know now that Chicago has won the Stanley Cup. Were you rooting for them since they were represented -- western comfortable -- Chicago beat your conducts. Some room for anybody to be honest. You know it was a tough loss to us to Chicago and and you know -- committees and cowardice and hoist the Stanley Cup. Can -- you still content -- game days and Jack -- you. I I know rower isn't retreated teams I mean. And I root for Chicago and few former teammates. You know one's -- on top. My thoughts in yourself sitting on the coach -- -- -- ID rather be on the ice as you watch the playoffs when you were eliminated any big surprises and LT. I am now I think Arnold and Chicago was in this prize they're great team from start finish. You know Philly obviously -- agree playoff time a lot of people expect this year. It's her Washington. But. It's one player play -- about it. Yes and things Philly police presence and with Montreal Montreal. Was a big surprise and and they put great throughout the Clausen and generally came up short just would feel it it. How closely do you follow in the games which you both got knocked out. What is tough even to pick up a little control for me the only game I watched was the last game. Wanted to see someone host the Stanley Cup and get a little motivated for not sharing and see what that it was like and you know the freedom to motivate. I have thought saw hockey fans -- marquee. You know I wasn't ready for my season and united enjoyed watch and I didn't. Didn't really make huge points that don't watch every game but issues. Goes on house homeland that I intensity on -- Okay let's talk about your team's what are -- you think speaking hasty to prove logs you can be hold my cup next year we gotta be tracked him. Until the dog doesn't throw half of those the first problem. But none I think. You know you move a lot of us got our first taste of you know it's like three point playoff hockey and I Inca. You know them. The guys that can have a taste. Enjoy it performed well on I think teams going in the right direction -- -- of batters time. Runs about your club. Unless you wanna look ahead to next year or the year after it's so you still very much in the moment. In all those. It was an okay -- -- us we've we definitely had bigger hopes and and venture -- -- You know I think we we just need to play better as a group from in. Know myself included we only -- veterans who we have our core intact I believe in the group that we have I believe in the group that we. We have -- can win a Stanley Cup for further Vancouver fans and and for us so. Who I don't believe we've got to do too much it's it's you know fun and great pieces and you know just letting you know the leaders lead. Okay let's take our fans inside the game what's it like you got the puck. Jack stand there on the Blue Line you're trying to get. He's he's it's tough defenseman. You know -- He's a fast guy that. You know. Is dangerous when he has the puck. He's even dangerous when he you know doesn't have he's he's a great defenseman and -- and he's a great power play and know all -- all the guys in the room we're looking towards me for advice on you know how to how to shut him down so he's a tough player to play against. Jack really get a body on Bryant throughout the playoffs. And not match tries to. Now it's diseases eager players proved that. Here is these agree offensively is up for one of the best players in the in the world defensively financial awards come out and into this summer he's. Complete pain in the play against and to compliment and not -- -- that at that. Glad AF. For -- -- for two weeks in February yes let's go back to the Olympic experience. Obviously you have big goals throughout your career but what would mean more you won the silver couple months ago. Capture Olympic gold or captured the Stanley Cup. You know -- -- -- one on the Catholic. There article there there there -- two completely. Different things you're playing hockey fair for wonderful book. He he he -- -- entire 82 games plus you know however long to actually get to the Stanley Cup and he goes through thick and then with but the -- entertainment and winning a gold medals just completely different. You're playing with a bunch of guys you probably playing with for the first time in awhile. And your plan for your country and and it means a lot to everybody on the team and and it's really it's that comes down to who plays for the best for two weeks and and you know that there -- getting better I mean I I really can't say one's better than the other. I definitely the when both one time and maker but that it'll it's it's just tough to compare. -- I think. Although only -- and held off long say I'd I would rather. If I can only when no one else then I wanna well typical -- If you get put. I did do you fully expects few when both taking away from from one. Semi conscious. You know whether consumers trophy in sports and win but I think -- if you go anywhere in the world and -- here in Olympic gold medalist and -- exactly talking. Was affected team USA won silver. Tell you about the future for American hockey. It's it's it's it's bright. -- because as bright as it's ever been right now. -- that team around you know I think as a specialty on the -- the best team I've ever gonna part of on and off the -- and I'm hoping it's -- those guys again. There for years your thoughts about the future we we -- very young group of guys a lot of us first time olympians and and you know I'd I'd love to the player proposals all those guys again in four years. Believer chances would be that much better and really don't give us a chance this year and we we still flew under Darren and I don't want -- -- a -- Okay here in LA right now with two K sports. What's going all the -- the game. A lot there's there's that they have been called. Suit up through go suited up not -- clubs. -- get the ballistics. Tests speculation -- you big game reject. I -- when my at twelve year old brother passive play these he's -- -- -- I'm not necessarily. I enjoy playing. -- and I I don't mourn -- -- issues with -- Seattle fulltime job less efficient with a lot of traveling WI. I'm actually a pretty big gamer. You know states for me I grew up with that my my older brother was big into my dad was big into it. And to be honest my -- sixteen years old and he still plays with the so he. We'll still get together and play it says something that's been brought up in my family and Hargrove they gamers. Let's take time to join us. Remember a box voice that come as you covered for all your hockey needs for the fellows I'm Bryan Webber will see next up.