Burish came to San Jose for one reason
Adam Burish wants to win another Stanley Cup.
Adam -- by my side he joins us on the program let's start with why you signed with San Jose what was it about the situation that was right for you. Other than nice weather I think -- I think number one was a chance to compete for Stanley Cup a legitimate chance to think of the start of every season. And every team says our goals to win the Stanley Cup and to be honest is probably not reasonable for every team and with the Sharks but success they've had. Things close so many times so many years. This is a Latino has a legitimate chance to win every year's Stanley Cup and I want to be a part of that for me it was a good fit and I wanna have a chance to win a Stanley Cup again. One year and -- what was Chicago the first time around while -- new to the team you're not new to all phases in that locker room. Including -- Belsky guys yeah Scott's again it won't lose any the the text exchange between you two. Walter all summer a little bit he would count about talking about San -- what it was like what the team I played against and so many times against the Sharks a lot of times can -- can't talk about the city about the team about the coaches. And everything was so positive I always I always liked coming here I always like the building was always -- the tank it's crazy and always rock and and then once I signed a -- the first thing -- Texans -- so what's going to come together. So it was fun I got here at the day after assignment -- in. And I got to see the place a little bit and I'm just trying to get settled -- and we see where on the all Hawks sweater right there what was it like to lift lord Stanley's. Chalice -- -- that was crazy from people always talk about how cool it is to win a Stanley Cup and you know how it Sony nobody can thinks they can imagine what it's like and I can promise you there's. There's not a cooler feeling it's. Cooler than I can even explain its if it's it's like nothing I can probably put into words how a specialist on neither was it. I'm just to take it home -- to have with your family and my mom dad my sister. I'm it was a special real special time for me and to do with the original sixteen especially for anyone who follows hockey you did not choose to play overseas during the lockout why is that. I had a great -- Madison went to college at Wisconsin and -- -- their skid with a college team and -- days sells out there with practice with them every day in college. Unlike the program to play two games a weekend. So the practice for 22 and a half hours three hours a day there in the gym every day. I'm so I got all the work I -- and I got plenty of work rather than having to travel and go overseas and and then fly back and I knew there was going to be if she's -- I believe there was going to be a season still -- an avenue of the travel. And I can stop by the great setup and -- the coaches were great with me there and -- for skated practice got to work -- a lot so it was great for me we saw some your goals and highlights -- -- playing with Chicago to your Arsenal is it known as an enforcer. When did that. Become a part of your game when did you know that you wanted to fight. I wanna stop listen my mother. -- -- a long time ago I thought. I think I kind of pride myself on and just kind of attitude that I play with. I guess people would say it's not -- the prettiest game in a play it's not always the fanciest. But I like to think that -- American outwardly if it's a battle of wills I'm going to be each of the time and at that at that part of the game. I'm something I'm real proud about and what that means fighting great if that means blocked a shot -- LB that you know that means winning a battle late in the game just to get a puck on his own. For me I feel like I'm I'm scored a goal just doing those kind of things and and sometimes it's not sexy it's not it's not it's not pretty. I'm but I get excited about doing that kind of stuff tough guy great guy on the ice but may be better guy off the ice recently you organized a charity event in Chicago for the Ronald McDonald house she raised. 350000. Dollars why did you choose to do that. That was funny as well -- in the lockout I was here in San Jose. And guys were kind of trickling out of town. And I was you know we are skating in what we -- having good workouts and -- skates but you just gotta get bored and guys relievers but through four guys on the left here and I'm a looked like it was going to be awhile for them to -- was over sensitive let's let's try and do some good at least with my time and our fans are ticked off that there wasn't hockey but. I'm I wanna do some positive with the time and keep myself busy and so I went back to Chicago and and I was going back to Madison Chicago two hours away so I thought. Hey let's get the team I won a Stanley Cup with back together let's get a much rather buddies around the league let's raise some money for the wrong McDonald calls for some sick kids and some families that need help and we did all about ten or twelve days my agent bill Zito and I. And -- -- put it together and 121000 fans showed up and we -- -- 50000 dollars for some kids that really -- it's it was a it was a pretty neat event that's a great story Adam thanks for sharing it and also I understand the best locker room -- ever. What do you play because he's engines. By displaying -- like I think I like country music's prime my favorite I like time.