In episode 24 of the PostCast, Cassie Stein and Sean Fairholm are joined by Hockey Hall of Famer and five-time Stanley Cup champion, Grant Fuhr.
Fuhr, a golf nut who has made several Mackenzie Tour starts, won 403 games as a goaltender in the NHL and was an All-Star six times. Earlier this year, the Canadian was named by the NHL as one of the top 100 hockey players of all-time.
The 54-year-old from Spruce Grove, in the Canadian province of Alberta, contends goaltending and golf have a lot in common, especially when it comes to concentration.
“I think both correlate,” Fuhr said. “You have to have patience in both. You turn your mind off, you turn your mind on. I think the two go hand in hand.”
One of Fuhr’s most noted characteristic during his hockey days was his ability to step up in pressure situations, making key saves with the game on the line. When asked about his ability to hit the reset button, Fuhr described what goes through his mind.
“You have to realize that most pressure is created by yourself,” Fuhr said. “Guys are always worried about making mistakes, but I like to look at it as a chance to succeed. The great thing about being a goalie is that you are a goalie or a goat.”
After talking to Fuhr, Cassie and Sean give the professional golf schedule for the week and offer their picks for the Quicken Loans National.