NK Podcast Playback | Episode 47 | Radko Gudas
EPISODE #47 | RADKO "THE BUTCHER" GUDAS
Nasty Knuckles is back with another episode of everyone’s favorite, hard-hitting hockey podcast. In this week’s episode, the fellas shoot the sticks with Radko Gudas, AKA the Butcher. Hockey fans around the world will remember the big hits that have made this defenseman one of the most feared enforcers in the National Hockey League. Radko Gudas is also a local legend in Philadelphia. Flyers fans will remember his time playing for the Flyers fondly. Radko was a regular on the defensive lines of the Flyers for four seasons.
Today, Radko is playing on one of the most exciting teams in all professional sports, the Florida Panthers. As you might be aware, Radko is also the son of hockey legend Leo Gudas, but despite his storied lineage, Radko has made a name all on his own for being one of the toughest, hardest-hitting players in the entire league. If you’re interested in learning more about how playing hockey in Czech professional leagues prepared Radko for the NHL, what it was like growing up the son of a hockey legend, and more, you won’t want to miss Episode #47 of the official podcast of tough guys everywhere, Nasty Knuckles.
A GOOD HOCKEY STORY: EPISODE #47 HIGHLIGHTS
If you’re the type of podcast listener who likes to jump around, we have pulled out some of the best bits with timestamps for your convenience.
The Best Bits:
- What it’s like playing with “Barky” and the Panthers team chemistry this year. [17:45]
- Gudy’s hard style of play and Riley Cotes’ thoughts on it from the Flyers coach bench. [25:06]
- Winning the 2013 Calder Cup Championship and being named one of the AHL All-Stars. [29:52]
- His hockey legend dad and the influence he had on Gudas style of play. [33:51]
- Gudy’s relationship with the NHL & the number of calls from their Safety Department [40:27]
- Current coaching techniques for approaching clean hits and checks [42:04]
- Gudy’s impressive list of languages [48:38]
- The transition from European hockey to American hockey and his philosophy on off-ice training [54:57]
- Being able to sustain his mental focus and body health for a long term hockey career [58:09]
- Jakub Voracek wedding signing career & that Bruce Springsteen concert [66:27]
“Alright, seventh grade, I think it’s time to get my dad’s razor…”
“Your show will be canceled if I hit you’
“Gudy turns around with that sh**y grin like he’s got right now and goes, “are you ok?!’’