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Craig Adams: Olympics Were Great, But Focus Is Now On Pens

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams joined “The Cook and Poni Show” Tuesday afternoon in his regular weekly spot to discuss the Olympic tournament and the final regular season stretch in the the NHL.

“As a Canadian I am happy with the outcome,” Adams said. “But, it’s tough to have teammates be disappointed.”

Adams tells the guys the big loss was losing defenseman Paul Martin for a month with a broken hand.

“It’s not good for us,” Adams said. “Hopefully, he won’t be out too long.”

Adams doesn’t expect any Olympic hangover from his teammates, including Evgeni Malkin who failed to medal with host Russia.

“I really didn’t speak to him about it,” Adams said. “I know how much he cares and how badly he wants to win. He is disappointed, but he is a pro so he would expect no lack of effort.”

Craig told the guys that it has been a great week of practice for the players who didn’t go to the Olympics, calling it a mini-camp. He expects that there may be a little rust early, but would expect them to get focused on the Stanley Cup run right away.

Adams and his teammates will resume play Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens. He would not mind if goalie Carey Price, who won gold for Team Canada, might have a little Olympic hangover.

“Absolutely,” Adams said. “Hopefully, he is suffering that hangover for at least one night.”

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Listen to The Cook and Poni Show weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

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