Interview with Kevin McClelland

Long time no write!

Yes, we’re still alive. Yes, we’ve neglected to blog. Yes, we’re excited that the Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final (more to come on that). The good news is, I’m compiling a team of brilliant writers to keep pushing content down your already booze-riddled throats. But for now, I’m delighted to share with you one of my favorite podcast episodes that we have published with the Williams Broadcast Network.

In this weeks episode, we were joined by Bleav’s LA Kings Host, and former 4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion, Kevin McCLelland.

McCLelland was one of the more notorious enforcers back in the 1980’s, playing 588 NHL games and tallying 1672 penalty minutes. As discussed in the interview, McLelland was a professional at punching people in the face, which allowed for a surplus of space on the ice – giving guys like Wayne Gretzky (remember him?), and Paul Coffey (him too?) the necessary space to do what they do best – score goals and create offensive opportunities.

We dug into McClelland’s career, but discussed a lot about the current NHL. I even asked him if there was any current NHLer he would’ve loved to take a run at back in his day. Hint: his answer is predictable. And no, it wasn’t Marchy – although he was mentioned as an unbearable pest in the interview, as well.

Thank you again to Kevin McClelland, as well as the excellent representatives over at for organizing this interview. Bunch of beauties – go check them out!

Featured Image via: YouTube screenshot.

Nick Godin

In addition to running Bruins Diehards, Nick Godin has covered the Boston Bruins for various websites for over five years. He currently works for the Providence Bruins, and was a credentialed Portland Pirates writer. Nick is also a co-host of the Bruins Diehards podcast. When Nick is not writing, broadcasting or simply watching hockey as a fan, he is likely watching mixed martial arts/UFC. Yes, Nick likes fighting in the NHL.

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