Eddie Olczyk

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All Topics: Stanley Cup Final Game 1 | Pittsburgh winning a game Nashville should have | Nashville’s ability to muck it up | Pittsburgh should have some concerns | PK Subban’s dis-allowed goal | Goalies can be the greatest equalizer in all of sports | Triple Crown | Challenges of a horse to just run in all three Triple Crown races |

May 30th 2017

Eddie on the 2017 Belmont Stakes: “Wide open.”



May 2nd 2017 

All Topics: Pucks and Ponies time | Matt Niskanen’s hit of Sidney Crosby was a hockey play that went back | Hopefully Sidney will be ok soon | Penguins being so upset | Bad blood in the Pittsburgh-Washington series | Braden Holtby’s Game 3 | Pittsburgh needs Crosby against the Capitals | Kentucky Derby Saturday | Rain expected for Saturday |


Eddie on if Washington’s Matt Niskanen’s hit on Sidney Crosby was dirty: “I think it was a hockey play that went bad.”



May 31st 2016

All Topics: Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh taking Game 1 over San Jose | Nerves of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals for San Jose | The rink shrinks in the playoffs | Sidney Crosby’s legacy | Sidney the person and player | Horse racing | Exaggerator | Likes Suddenbreakingnews in the Belmont | Possibilities of the Breeders’ Cup Classic |

Eddie on playoff hockey: “The rink shrinks.”



May 5th 2016

All Topics: His time of year | Pucks and ponies | Pittsburgh up 3 games to 1 on Washington | Washington’s reputation of melting down in the playoffs | Tampa Bay vs. New York Islanders | Tampa playing great without Steven Stamkos | Kentucky Derby | Nyquist | Mo Tom | Exaggerator moves up if rain has a factor | Tom Benson

Eddie on the 2016 Kentucky Derby: “I really believe Nyquist’s race to lose.”



Jun 6th 2015

All Topics: Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1 | Tampa Bay sitting back too much in Game 1 | Chicago’s experience | Joel Quenneville | Corey Crawford won Game 1 | Matchups | Victor Hedman saying Andrew Shaw bit him | Belmont Stakes | American Pharoah’s Triple Crown chances | Victor Espinoza’s record at Belmont isn’t good | Belmont Stakes being a jockey stakes | Luck part of sports |

Eddie on the Belmont Stakes: “It’s a jockey’s race.”



Apr 14th 2015

All Topics: Shared Belief | Shared Belief heading to West Virginia | His life is good | Hockey playoffs and Kentucky Derby approaching | His passion for horse racing | Los Angeles Kings missing the playoffs | Kings have played a lot of hockey the past few years | Western Conference | Kings players locking Darryl Sutter out of the locker room | Anaheim Ducks and Bruce Boudreau being under pressure | Anaheim vs. Winnipeg series | New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh series |

Eddie on the Los Angeles Kings not making the playoffs: “I think they just hit a physical wall.”



May 2nd 2014

All Topics: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs | Los Angeles Kings rallying to beat the San Jose Sharks | Montreal vs. Boston | Carey Price’s play | Minnesota vs. Chicago | The Wild’s style | Chicago needing to play defense | Jonathan Toews | Toews being a difference maker | Toews accomplishments | Kentucky Derby |

Eddie’s pick for the Kentucky Derby: “Vicar’s In Trouble.”



 Apr 17, 2012:

Eddie on Philadelphia leading the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 games to 0: “The Flyers are a lot better than everyone realizes.”


Jun 15, 2011:

Eddie on Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals: “This is what you play for.”


Apr 21, 2011:

Eddie’s thoughts on what makes the Red Wings team successful: “Everyone has a defined role.”


Feb 23, 2010:

Topics: Reaction to Team USA win over Canada | Americans lack in experience and firepower; going the distance | Canada’s problems | Tension inside the locker room | Alex Ovechkin hit; changing moment | Jagr’s career now tainted.






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