The former NHL goaltender and Brahmas minority owner takes some time to speak with The Insider about the Brahmas organization and the first game of the playoffs
OK, this is probably the shortest interview I've ever done for The Insider, but I saw Andy after the game and the chance to speak with him, so here it is!
Q: After so many years in Fort Worth, what's your take on the new Brahmas organization?
A: From my perspective, I think there’s so much credibility within the group starting with the new ownership group and NYTEX right to Mike Barack and his staff all the way down to Dan Wildfong and the staff that he’s put together, and recruiting and the team that he’s put on the ice. I think it’s a testament to the group that they have a standard of play and a standard of conduct and it puts a real credible tone to the organization. Dan is probably the biggest reason why; he’s able to recruit and get good young players in here and build a team. He’s credible, he’s honest and he treats players fairly.
Q: What did you think about the Brahmas performance tonight?
A: They looked like a team that was very anxious to get underway and they tried to win the entire series in the first period. Coming out of that first period 2-1 was huge for the group and once they settled into their game plan, half-way through the game, it looked like the Brahmas team that we’ve come to recognize and see over the year. They stopped over-trying and became a little more disciplined and as a result, they took the game away in the second half.
Q: With your responsibilities with the Dallas Stars organization, do you get much time to get over here for games?
A: Well, I have. This is probably my fifth or sixth game this year. I just enjoy coming to watch the games, to be honest. Obviously it’s a great atmosphere here at NYTEX and the kids put on a pretty good show. I really enjoy it.
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