Brent Seabrook talks Cups, gold medal and more on Inside Look

Brent Seabrook talks Cups, gold medal and more on Inside Look
November 7, 2013, 8:30 am
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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has a side that you probably have never seen before.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion was featured on the latest edition of Inside Look on Comcast SportsNet.

[INSIDE LOOK: Brent Seabrook

Seabrook has the unique perspective of being part of the Blackhawks when the franchise was near rock bottom. It happened to be his first year in the league, and at the age of 20, Seabrook was just trying to get acclimated to playing in the NHL.

"We talk about it with the young guys now. They do not know how it was back in the day," Seabrook said of the lean years. "To be honest, I was 20, 21, 22-year-old kid, and those years is when it was tough for the organization and tough for the fans as well. To be here and to be that young, I was excited to be in the NHL. The way I look at it now, it is a different perspective when you go into some buildings and the fans aren't there, I do remember back at my first few years. I think it was perfect for me. I was excited to be in the NHL and I wasn't worried about that stuff, and I didn't really know any better. It was a good time for me to come up and break in."

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Seabrook also discussed his special bond with teammate Duncan Keith and how their chemistry on the ice was created by their friendship away from the rink.

"We had fun together," said Seabrook, who in his rookie year became Keith's roommate. "He is an interesting guy, and I love him to death. They put us together, and with the friendship we already had, it blossomed from there. By being young and not having such a good team, we really learned to play against the top players in the league. The focus around Chicago was never really on us if we had a bad game, and we were able to learn on the fly and make mistakes and that helped us out."

We discuss Seabrook's propensity for overtime goals, including the biggest one of his life versus Detroit in last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as how being reunited with Keith before Game 4 vs. Detroit turned his game and the Blackhawks' championship hopes around.

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Brent discussed the Olympics and which championship means more to him: the gold medal with Team Canada or his two Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks.

At age 29, Seabrook is now a father and tells us the story behind his son's middle name, Seven, how the end to Game 6 in Boston still hasn't sunk in yet and whether he plans to retire as a Blackhawk.