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Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi's Harnarayan Singh talks about his new memoir

The Current

27:31 min | 11 months ago

Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi's Harnarayan Singh talks about his new memoir

"Hi I'm Josh Block host of uncover escaping nexium from CBC podcasts I. Pull Back The curtain on the secret of self help group that experts call a called and follow one woman's heroic journey to get out. The podcast was featured in Rolling Stone magazine and named one of the best podcasts of two thousand and eighteen in the Atlantic listen to uncover escaping nexium on CBC listen or wherever you get your podcasts. This is a CBC podcast. Don't. Back Buddy. tastic. Pittsburgh Penguins Nick. Benino might be the one who scored the game one winning goal of the thousand. Sixteen? Stanley Cup final. But Hunter, Ryan Sing and hockey night in Canada PN job became the true stars of that night since that call the groundbreaking program has grown in reach and popularity, and now Hannah Ryan saying is hosting in English as well. Including this year's playoffs and somewhere the midst of all of this, he found time to write a memoir. It's called one game at a time my journey from small town Alberta to hockey's biggest stage high-rising joins me now from Calgary Good Morning Good Morning Matt that goal call. Is the kind of thing that I think a lot of commentators over the course of their career. They have those big moments and that's the kind of moment that they dream of. Would you have expected that that would have taken off in the way that it did. Not at all, and you know it's it's crazy because it was such a a mistake in my notes that became a blessing in disguise where I wrote Nick Benito's name down for left-wing center and right wing and M. my colleagues were laughing when they pointed it out to me and Benito Bonito Bonito is stuck in my head. There's actually a few menino calls in that one really took off that you aired in the Stanley Cup final the Pittsburgh Penguins fans, which we had developed a cult following throughout those two thousand, sixteen playoffs. They were demanding another Benino, call like that like I there. Was No choice and so and then of course, he's that huge goal in game one of the Stanley Cup finals. So it went from there and it's been an amazing journey since then a with Nick Benino himself I mean him and I have a bond that will share for the rest of our careers and then you get invited to their parade when they win the Stanley Cup and what happens four hundred thousand people are standing there and the players are introduced and myself and my colleagues are brought in on a bus through the parade route and unbelievably you know there's people. That are chanting Benito Vanino everywhere. But there are signs from Pittsburgh Penguins fans who are not job who are not South Asian. But they're holding signs saying we love Hockey Night Ben Jobe, and the fact that right after the players in the Stanley Cup is presented in front of the four hundred thousand screaming fans in downtown Pittsburgh Pennsylvania we are introduced and I do the call live till the fans and it was just an incredible moment. Something you'll never forget and you know Mario lemieux saying that will be a part of the Pittsburgh teams family forever and in a giving me a hug forget a handshake the such such crazy moments. We surprised the team in the dressing room just an incredible experience that really felt like a dream. These are things that one could not have possibly imagined growing up as a kid in the nineteen eighties and Albert What was it like? Albert in the eighties for you. He was very unique experience because I was the center of curiosity as as a sick I wear a steel bracelet I have a turban. And you know as a kid you have different forms of turbans but I had no example of that because we were the only sick family I just had my dad. And my mom in. So you know their turbans were my examples and I went straight to the formal adult turban I was we're a vegetarian family in small town of Brooks wear one of the biggest meat packing plants in America and you know we listened to different music we spoke a different language at home and so when I was growing up there for me to find commonality between my classmates and I would have taken something pretty drastic and I was fortunate to have the oilers in the flames doing so well in during. That stretch where we became hockey fans in my passion and obsession for hockey when I reflect back that's what really helped me create a reporter and friendship with classmates and teachers, and I would. I would actually say that my entire experience growing up as such a patriotic Canadian would have been totally and completely different. Had it not been for the game of hockey if you grow up in Alberta in the nineteen eighties and you mentioned the oilers and the flames this is a guy that you will end up hearing. Hockey. Boy Is. This something we've been looking forward to it's like playoff walking lake. Great at Waylon we want to about the goaltending and it's Army Sal. My Line than one point Edmonton. Voice of the Calgary flames for many many years you hear his voice what goes through your mind. Yeah just it's no STAHL. GIC IT brings a huge smile to my face because when I grew up watching hockey in Brooks. Albert Southern Alberta. So we got a lot of flames games and ED whalen. He always started every broadcast with just what you played there. Hello Hockey fans, and I tell a story in the book about the first time how I met him and I was you know between either four or five years old and we were at the mall and I wasn't wearing a turban week but we do keep our hair long. So I had it tied in a Biden. He thought that I was a girl and it and it really changed how I ought of myself in the public You know as a sick boy that I you know I needed to make sure that that didn't happen again it was just you know it's just. Crazy, because the flames have their media lounge named after him and he was such a legend and to be following in those footsteps and becoming a hockey commentator myself and being part of the broadcast family like when I was a kid that was what I was infatuated with and wanted to do in to be here talking to you today saying that I'm actually doing that is is absolutely I'm so great. Oh Tell me about Wayne Gretzky you and your sister like so many of us at that time were obsessed with Wayne Gretzky for obvious reasons. Grizz player on the planet and somebody who seemed to embody in many ways the games. But you're there you're. You're in Alberta as an oilers fan did Gretzky mean to you? You know it's it's incredible because here I was in my parents did this wonderful job of giving us this balance of teaching US values from our sick faith and then also you know we were growing up as proud Canadians, and one of the things we were learning in our faith is to be humble and and you know to put aside your own. When you saw the greatest player on earth, you know Wayne Gretzky was the epitome of that. He would never take credit from south. He was always breaking order house records, but he was as he was breaking them he was giving. Gordy Howe so much respect. You would give his teammates so much credit and and Yeah. There's an entire chapter called Wayne's world where it shows the just the obsession that we had as a family and and I had a shrine in my room for him and you know I think just they just who he was and how he carried himself how he still carries himself as the ambassador of the NHL it's really exciting I. Think the sport is so lucky to have had someone like him at the forefront they always say don't meet your heroes when you met him, what was he like? He was he was almost better than an expected because he gave us my sister and I gave us so much. Respect and time I mean we we had the the privilege of meeting him five times. I became a broadcaster and died you know when you're when you're in those situations as a fan I, it can go any of which ways you could leave. disappointed. But he always, you know he was always there to sign the autographs, such wonderful memories and then meeting as a broadcaster too I just last year in December of covering games for the oilers on a road trip to California and he was there. And we walked over from the hotel to the arena and you know he was so gracious you we chatted the whole way and I told him about the book I'll be sending him a copy and you know it's surreal in terms of how popular he is how big of a namias but he still takes out the time to treat everyone with respect Wanna come back to hockey in a moment. But I mean you hinted at this in talking about the turban and talking about How you were to try to find a place for yourself in the community that you lived in a lot of this book in some ways is a bit like kind of the history of of the sick community in Canada? Why did you want to do that? because. It's a great question because I have so much respect for my parents generation and past rations who went through so much for A. Me To even sitting here today you know they had to go through the rough time they had to go through the major racism and try to fight for opportunities and they focus so much on just settling their families like when I learned that my great grandfather came to Canada in nineteen o seven for me. That was revolutionary as a young Canadian because when people when I was hearing you know racist comments, people yelled I'll go back to where you came from and and rag head or any of those slanderous terms I had something that I could. Say Back to them that my family's history and Canada you know, Maven, be we might have a longer history here than your your family does end and I could say that I'm just as Canadian as you and that was literal proof and just just the fact that my parents came here and they were able to maintain their heritage in their despite all the challenges, what were the barriers that were placed in front of you in in getting to the place that you're in right now I mean initially you were being encouraged not to go into, for example, sports, Media Yeah and I and I guess that would be one of the main obvious blunt ones where you know several times in my life I was told that you know and it's a question people get asked kids get asked all the time. What do you want to be when you grew up and if you say hockey commentator and you have a turban and you know it's it's the eighties nineties you might get a laughing response instead of encouragement right away and I. Did receive that from other professionals from some teachers and even people within the CBC and I blame these people because it's it's you know a they were. It was a cautionary tale from there and because they didn't want me to be disappointed, they wanted me to go for something they felt that I would actually have a shot at and that would be you know encouraging me to go behind the scenes for production side or maybe if there's a shot for you would. Be In news and not sports and I I. Don't blame them but I realize now just even learning more about what? Being. A person of color in a visible minority does to your psyche in North America we've we've been reflecting on it for the last while and it does plant the seed of doubt in your mind because it's like when I'm you know I'm there and I have the opportunity, your mind starts playing games with you that you know. Are you sure you're good enough to do this because I've heard that so many time that you know you you won't have a place there no. One looks like you and I know a lot has changed and I'm very I'm excited to see the change that we're having what changed because if you don't see yourself, it can be difficult to believe that you're supposed to be there to your point. If others don't see people like you there, they don't think that that that's a place for you to be in as well. So so what changed to get you in a position where you could be not behind the scenes you're they're visible. And doing the job that you wanted to do the you know there are a number of reasons but the one that's closest to my heart and very near and dear to me as hockey night in Canada. Has. A big role in changing the mindset of the sports world especially in Canada where you know you start off as almost a novelty and people are kind of curious. But then then we start realizing that this is growing the game at the grassroots level in in instead of it being a want for the community, it's a need and then you start seeing the impact in the community where I go speak to students and and they. Come and tell that you know we never thought that there would be a role for us on TV but seeing you on their it, it's it's helping give us inspiration. That's exactly the message I want to provide an and then seeing that hockey night job can be so successful in terms of the show in terms of how this, how it's progressed, how it's grown the impact of that in just furthering the conversation within the hockey world that. You can have multicultural programming and in different languages and it can be great for the sport because we had to fight through the first. How many years like why isn't it just in English or in wire my tax dollars going here, which wasn't the case I mean, we have a, we have a title sponsor at Chevrolet, there's A. That's all work that you had to do. You had to go and find the sponsors you had to me. You're paying for your airfare to fly into Toronto to broadcast because the CBC. To cover travel for the show I, mean you had to do a lot of that work yourself to get to the point that you're at right now. It was it was a major roller coaster ride. You're right matt in that sense that there was so much going on behind the scenes all the time I think it was a learning curve for everybody in those days in two thousand and eight. When we started that, you could actually sell advertising specific to a niche. South Asian market and it was a something that I'm. Not Sure anybody even stevie see myself I. Don't think we realized how big it would become, but I was willing to take that risk 'cause. I was living in Calgary in the show is based in Toronto I had to do whatever it took to be a part of the show and if that meant paying for my own flights and that's what I had to do and. No regrets I I didn't tell anybody at the CBC up time that I was doing that. So I can't blame anybody but my parents were telling giving me the encouragement that it will pay off some day and I'm very thankful that that. He smashed pretty much every billboard and streaming record that matters. It has already been more than a billion times. People still to this day point, this is the moment everything changed but whether you agree with those claims, they're not this podcast isn't really about him either you're not an astute businessman or you're inherently racist when it comes to black music and his country this is not a drake podcast available now on CBC listen or wherever you get your podcasts. Throughout the nineteen eighties strange phenomenon with sweeping north. America. They were in a panic and like people in a panic, they want solutions, allegations of underground satanic cults, torturing and terrorizing children. The thing is. There were no satanic cults preying on children and nearly thirty years later, the people touched by it all are still picking up the pieces. Into work of fiction. This is a work of history. Satanic panic. The latest CBC I'm cover. Available now. What then Was it like for you? You're on air so you didn't see it at the time when Don Cherry went on his rant about these people and this was around who was wearing poppies and who wasn't wearing poppies. This is the rant that ultimately ended. His career hockey in Canada, but he's somebody who people would gather around the television perhaps in small numbers recently but it was still a thing gathered around the television watch every Saturday night he goes on this rant which people. Said was racist which people said targeted. Immigrants. What did it mean for you to see something like that? Is a difficult situation to be honest with you because Don Cherry's was such an icon in the hockey world. But when when your own community feels offended your have to kind of stand up and explain why and when when he mentioned you people and he mentioned Mississauga people did feel singled out and what it does is create this US versus them type of mentality. Instead of you know if you if you have if you have a passionate plea that you want people to be wearing poppies more, there's a different way you can go about saying it and I had that could be more respectful and what ended. Up happening is is it sparked this conversation as to like who is a Canadian? Is it just new immigrants who are lacking this understanding or is it is it a bigger issue and then and then when you do create that US versus them mentality are I what happens is is it creates divisions in society and all of a sudden instead of being united as Canadians we start looking at ourselves differently, just based on how we look in the end we're seeing the ramifications of the divisiveness in the south of the border and this type of stuff creeping up here is is really worrisome to me and so. You know I had to I my life stopped for about weeks after that because of the amount media requests, I had you know had to talk about it all in depth and but it was an important discussion to have but the ramifications of everything that took the assert we're still seeing that today especially on social media with the question ends up being whether hockey has changed as much as we wanted to have changed and even I mean in the last few weeks and months, you have a after the death of Jacob. Blake Leagues Stop around the world. So the NBA stops games and players go on a strike against play happens in the WNBA happens in. Major league soccer in the NHL continues to play on the NHL has a moment of reflection and then the games continued eventually those games were put on hold but it didn't happen immediately does hockey need to catch up in some ways archies in a very unique situation in comparison to the NBA Wnba even you know Major League Baseball the differences is that hockey at a professional level is much much less diverse and so up until now it's taken players like Vander Kane and Matt that the from the hockey diversity alliance it's been kind of air battle to fight but I think what we're seeing changes that while this conversation is happening more and more hockey players, our understanding and realizing. that. This is not just stay. You know a fight for people of Color. This is a human rights issue and everybody needs to take a stand and we've started to see that Tyler Sagan participated in the states and we've seen you know other players like mark safely from the Winnipeg jets and so many others out statements and then I think what was really great to see was the unified response from the players when they did end up postponing games and What gives me hope is that these teams are taking a stand at the risk of alienating some fans were a lack of a better term who are ignorant to other people's are who are not compassionate other people's situations and I. We've seen reports of you know some teams in the states who've had people cancel their season tickets because hockey is taking a stand on this, but the fact that the teams and the players in the League are continuing to. Take a stand that's what gives me hope that that there is change on the way Kim David, speaking at the NHL is a huge edition of by Gary Bettman. Everyone there for for hockey to change and the NHL is taking this seriously and Sometimes it's better late than never is that the opportunity that's porch presents I mean people look at sports as a diversion, but it's also a way to bring people together and because players and announcers. Have Sway in the public to address issues in a different way than perhaps they might be addressed through the news media or something. And you're right on that because normally politics and sports they haven't really come together but I think we're in a very historic monumental time where what the players in the NBA have done and you see it even now where they're what they're wearing instead of their names on the backs of their jerseys. This step that has been taken. I. Don't think there's any way to go back and I'm I'm happy that there isn't any way to go back because. There is a sentiment out there that you know because sports is an escape from reality it shouldn't collide with politics and we shouldn't marry them together but this is not politics. This is a human rights issue. This is just about basic respect for one another and think we have to have this conversation until we reach a point in society where we learn to celebrate differences where we learn how to live together harmoniously without hatred and it's it's disgusting to me that we still have to. Educate. People out there that you know it matter what the color of your skin is. At. The end of the day on the inside where all humans together I know you do a lot of speaking would have kids ask you when when they meet you. Yeah kids First of all, you know it's it's this curiosity of like you know, how is it to be at the arena? How is it to be with the players or you know a lot of times if v Kids they will ask me specifically about something I've sat on the air like. Shot, which is you know our hybrid of a slap shot, but it's using as a slap to the face and we put it together and so there's a lot of just. Curiosity. How did you get into in and you know have you met so-and-so player and but you know my message to them is always encouraging and. In the sense that if I can do it, you can do it so. You will make sure whatever your goal and dream is you go for it because we're so lucky to be in a country that we have those opportunities in front of us. Can I ask you about something completely different, which is about your love of Music and your love of performing, music secured on music in particular. Tell me a little bit about this. Yeah. I had two major passions growing up and I've never actually married the two together Intel, this book and So now all the people who know me from the hockey world, a lot of them at no idea that I have this other life where I I perform sick music, which is a cute thin in around the world. I've had the opportunity to perform at the Golden Temple number at sarin. So the the percussion instrument was is my first passion and then the hormone in which is A. Hand Pumped Oregon. That's something else. I do as well and and it's been. It's been such a inspiration for me because it's a great way to let out my emotions through the hymns and to learn from them about how to to be a better person and I love the fact that the sick faith allows you know music to be such a big part of it if you attend any. Of, the sick temple. Music is right away at the forefront of every ceremony in my life. It's made such a difference. It's a it's a lot of fun, but it's also very rewarding. A. Only. In the A. Can. You tell us about that. Yeah. So I one point in my life with my good friend Grin, their marijuana in Calgary I actually recorded accused and album attack got really busy with hockey name Canada I never got. To finding the time to release it or make a music video. That was such a slow them because I'm I'm singing in it also playing the harmonium also the up love and all of the keyboarding. So someday, they'll be a music video at to go with and we'll put it out there. Who's going to win the Stanley Cup? Dallas seems to be surprising everyone Tampa Bay's the stronger team. Let's see what happens. The Nice fence sitting. So you don't WanNa. You don't WanNa play favorites just yet politically correct. I'm calling some of the Games right so I can't really do that. It's a great book and I mean you have an amazing story, but there's so much. That's in this book that is about you and and the work that you've done outside of hockey as well. It's a real pleasure to talk to. You thank you so much. Really appreciate it. Matt thanks Hana Ryan saying is co host and play by play announcer for hockey night in Canada job and host in English for sports net. For Select National NHL Games, his new memoir has called one game at a time my journey from small town. 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Barstool Rundown - February 20, 2019

Barstool Rundown

31:06 min | 2 years ago

Barstool Rundown - February 20, 2019

"Ever. Chair sucks. It's the rundown. It's wednesday. February nineteenth brought to you by Fogo box. Wow. We took a turn real quick there from Boehner. Yeah. I was born. We're we're we're on a roller coaster because it's getting serious on his average point. I like was like, whoa Feuerbach's. You see this coming? But one and nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer staggering number. We're working with the chocolate challenge. Choco challenge to help raise awareness and fund cancer research, the Choco challenge the world's spiciest mini chocolate head to Choco challenge dot com. Order a bar in video or photograph yourself trying to eat it. Trust us. It's insanely hot. You probably can't finish it. We're trying to raise one hundred K for prostate cancer research and Feuerbach's will donate five dollars for every bar. Purchase. Got new this. Right. Yeah. They backed us. So does play go box own hours. Yeah. You can. Yeah. You go to Chuck oh dot com. You buy the chocolate bars. And then they donate five dollars per bar purchased. So the chocolate bar is a new extension of weight. I would imagine. Yeah. Okay. All right hot chocolate, spicy chocolate or all against. The cancer. Stay nobody likes Sean Switzer. Okay. So we'll do it. Big news came out during rarely assay Stingray, Steve is suing barstool sports one of the in. I think we're going to by the way while he soon it because that worldstar came out with that mean maim where it said may he was at hooters, and it's like how can someone be grown man in a how can you look like a child and a child molester at the same time. Correct heating like that one. It's funny. It's accurate. I thought it was funny. It was getting why it's so funny that you have to get sued for it. Right. What's wild is? If you read my blog, which I think is what he's suing us over. I actually was like he's the victim of a vicious online main like I was very like defending them. Yeah. Now, I did riposte it. And it's I saw what I did. And I forgot what it had done in it. I mean, I laugh at myself. I'm like, this is great blog. I just with little like paint DC. What I did. I just wrote and a Stingray the end because. He does look like the sting Ray as last name is standing right way. Which is amazing. The whole thing's amazing. We've never we've had some weird lawsuits this one. I don't know what he's doing like, I actually literally like this. This means stopped doing it. But the instinct, right. I will also say think we're going to have a similar situation to pedophile gate this. We're never going to get sued like he's saying he's suing us, but he hasn't a lawyer, and he will not figure out how how to do it. I get every time. You even mentioned that case. I get nervous so there. Yes. No, no. I'm not going to say that the he's not a Mississippi State fan, which is well, no. But I guess he's a well. We're having conflicting reports a Missouri fan. He's a Mississippi State fan is this the first move he's made in a while. Because I don't know what he he went onto the radio cozy feel like he went he was popped. And then he didn't like that he popped and he was be being called the pedophile and a Stingray. So he went underground. But back he's coming. I don't like. It's like we're becoming too much part of the internet almost you know, what I mean? Yeah. Like, the fact that he linked. I mean, I guess it's good for business. But the fact that we're getting sued by the characters that we like is fucked me. Oh, I think I think we were off Stingray Steve once he stopped his Mississippi State. Stuff. I think we're off him. It was quite stunning to hear though the developed. We're in the middle radio. Dan's I go by the wasting Stingray Steve's through, and I was I'm like what that was like the most shocking thing that could hurt said what's the most random person? They get sued, Danny boy Cain Sudas. Not once. Now, why older okay? No point. And let me oppressed. It's very clearly at no point was I ever diagnosed with a swine flu. Not once. I think David love that would you? Well, I like to any boy hoping you don't wanna be like at odds, but I know internet creatures I think we're already Detroit dog you. To last today's thin pooper. So you moved your pay. We don't know. I think Stingray people were not at odds. But people have realized his he PNT gives up on you that you know, like, he's a little we can't like he's not getting what we're doing here. Yeah. Again, in just by the fact, he's suing us literally. I we didn't do it. It was like this mean. So now granted I didn't do that. Because I thought it was gonna come back and sue us, but we were friends with them. So I'm like, this means Steve is being attacked here. But he he does look like a Stingray. I mean that is over he nobody has ever looked more like an animal than he looks at thing. With stinger. That's rain. It's actually just so. Like the role to criticize Ray well, raise it's pretty loss. Equally crazy like that. Is that is always been Stingray sif thing. Like he thinks he went through his life being like, yeah. My last name is Ray. So people all Stingray. Everybody else went through like, oh, it looks right. Yeah. They're both true in this case stunning. That is crazy stunning. My like thirty two thirty on him to be totally honest. Should do we should do. I mean, he did toss point up. That's the thing. You can't do Tosh point own run runway. You're either any route. But people are saying he's not all there. Don't quote me on that. Even though you can't quote me on that. But I don't want Stingray. Adding that to his complaints. You're never going to reach us. You know, what he does FEMA shin or like, what is the fucking retried to know? We just tried to be mean, he's suing us for meanness online media. See that. He is like, Michael Scott. Like, that's I declared bankruptcy line. I haven't said suing barstool like, okay. This brought to by movement watches N B M, T dot com slash run down. Fifteen percent of free shipping and returns watches this night SCO for four hundred five hundred department store. Get them here. Just ninety five bucks m B. Mt dot com slash rundown. Lots of Kardashian drama so break this down for you real quick Jordan with a y as I said tricky name gotta watch out for that name, they'll do devious shit. Sometimes. Banged tristan. Thompson the Georgia with woods is best friends with Kylie Kardashian. So is creating quite the drama Tristan sheets of the time. I wrote a blog on this again tip of the hat Christiane. This is Christian. Now, in what way I mean? There's multiple ways that she could be orchestrating this. So the house party two Tristan's place. Jordan was there. So then what how does the orchestra? I'm saying both on lightning. There's multiple scenarios. I think that she could want Tristan Thompson out of the picture. So she makes Jordan woods go. Fuck him. I think he wants to wants another picture because he's on the cabs. And he's waiting. There's no jobs. There's no surprise here that when LeBron has gone and the Cavs are irrelevant again. Now, there's a scandal that gets rid Tristan Thompson, totally. But I think she she could have said listen you've been on the gravy train? The time has come you have to trust in and be like a pariah. Now, like your gravy train run has ended oak or she could want to get rid of trysts of Jordan woods. And she set it up that way. Kevin. You are. Unfortunately, underestimating. All I think it's one of the other. Oh, she wants. She wants to get rid of George wanted to get rid of Tristan. I guess it could be too. It's all the above in ratings. And now this little that natural those and now you see, and I also think there's no coincidence that khloe has had to glow up and now can get somebody better than trysted jumps in. So we got the kid. You're a loser. She's hot seal later. Now Chloe can go date like somebody on the Celtics. I. Him. So impressed in an off Kris Jenner like, I think she was grooming. Jordan woods for this. This is something she had like five years. And that is how good she is. She's like, okay, we're going to befriend these in this story line like she. It's. Almost like the Lord of the rings books. Like, she. She has all books written in Georgia Martin with Dave game of thrones. Lord, rings, whatever you wanna call the any any series that has like this trilogy more. She knows how the Kardashians we're living. You. No, she hasn't released the books right to an outsider. Jordan woods is like it's inconsequential to the family Christmas. Like, I'm going to shorten season twelve very important way. C c star come in. You see like how sheep fit in? Why she getting so now she has this plant like we just don't know how this thing ends every chance though that we're now giving Chris credit for too much. I think this is almost she is good at her job. But Jordan did Chris tristen. And then she makes we're giving her a credit for an MBA ballplayer fucking hoes. Like that's going to happen. She knows how to run with it. She knows how to it's not just it's kylie's best friend. They live together. Yeah. That's probably going to. I think that what would have happened regarding close. Fuck I think they probably would've fucked. Anyway, I don't know. Kevin. I mean, we all. Best friend is going to fuck kylie's sister. Like, why would hangers on here who are like this is you guys are under us. But not. I'm just saying like this place where any drama happens. We are able to always been a huge into something else. But choose us. Single. It's like, no, we just most his that fucking stupid or like, no this, you know, this saga is actually true. And we take it and we run with it. But to say that you were like orchestrating it like you hired these people and set up these scandals as well. And where are still in their family? That's the difference between Nelson them she actually. So why don't you start being my Chris Jenner? I can't nobody can she's ri-. She's a one in a position. Speaking of arsenal drama. So White Sox Dave became a mouse yesterday, and he will forever be known as mouse. I think. Everything that happened to him. And so I'm all and go all in Machado. And like, hey, if we don't get Machado and chain myself to the statue. Yes. At one point seven th the cubs at like winning record of the break he jumping river. So what we're finding is White Sox. Save just as a loud mouth and his mouth writes checks his body. Can't cash. We had him on the radio, you add them on the, and that's why I heard I saw Casey tweet out. Like, oh, White Sox just says, he's not going to chain themselves statue is a very inspired. Yeah. So I had them back on them. Like, what do you mean? This is like, and it wasn't only that was gonna change the statue you reference me being like, right? It's like, oh Dave save on day. Was entertaining. Doing his patriots thing. We'll watch it. I'm gonna write. And then he's just like. Nope. Not going to do it. And he he basically was like, yeah. My mouse. He basically was hard to listen to on the he's completely surely a tough scene. It was listened. So he's a mouse. And then I don't know if he was weird haircut. Dave now, he's not he's just mouse. He's just not even like white mouse. Dave or mouse socks? It's just you don't even say the mouse. He's just mass. And then last night, I guess in some sort of weird redemption move mouse went to the statue that is public by the way, you can walk by the statue with like four people for unwary, Doug these. White Sox people inner like, let's go White Sox. We're going to go the police are coming. So what are you? So what are you talking about? I clicked on the public. I could've been parents goodbyes expecting to be like twenty minutes. Long ordeal. It's a minute and forty two seconds. They're walking up to a public statue. And the like the cops are on us. This is crazy behind enemy lines. Yeah. And they basically go up to I don't even know if they end up touching the stat, they don't they just like this is where they list all the World Series winners and they run their they like relate. They told us is stupid fucking fielders. All right. Got Austin, Jim Jim ban in Dan, five Ryder, die SOX fans. You've got sweaty Brian here in stupid fucking fielders. Ethan. We're going to go do a quick deal. CPT's already. Oh on our asses. They told us we could go up to the statue real quick. And that's what we're gonna fucking do. All right. Anybody got anything to say? Fuck machado. Fuck them. Fuck would try to we don't need fucking with China. Oh, we got fucking. He got Michael kopech Dylan sees we get ill Jimenez. Michael kopech, your said, he's fucking Babe Ruth, Babe, Ruth, greatest baseball player and fucking history. You see this this right here. That's the champion. That's champion plaza statue there's going to be another World Series series booking number on that fucking thing. Right there two thousand five we're yet. It's somewhere over there. Two thousand five two thousand twenty it's coming back White Sox are gonna win the fucking World Series with this core. I don't give a fuck about me Machado. I don't give a fuck about Bryce Harper. I don't give about Jerry Reinsdorf when you guys got to say, let's go sucks. Twenty twenty goes SOX. Fook Dante folk dent fuck you twenty twenty twenty twenty one twenty twenty two Coleman, Jake Burke positions yours get fucking health. Great get fucking healthy trust, the prospects, trusted prospects. They're coming on on going off yawns going off rear all going up. The White Sox are gonna be fucking back. They're going to be fucking back. Don't you can forget it. Any last words? Go sucks. Go suck. Motherfuckers. We're getting kicked out right now. All right. It was quite Hubble it spot. It was. Yeah. I don't know what they were doing. Mouse is lost. Here's what mouths doesn't understand. And I don't know how he doesn't get it. We he actually always draws parallels between the Mets and the White Sox. And then very similar and like, but he doesn't realize that they're losers. Like, I know that the Mets franchise in Mets fans are losers and that trying to like fight it as a waste of time. One of the White Sox guys one of the things that he was willing like twenty twenty two hundred twenty one hundred twenty two we're we're graven it on the staff. That's the like if I was like, we're going to queens because we're staging a rally because we saw Mets fans will be like, we suck. No one showing up. Right. White Sox fans are the four that he found are so delusional mouse, so delusional that he thinks this is going to work like it only works for the patriots team that has that sort of. I don't even care about them is just like if you're going to say, you're going to do something like that specific in that like as detailed as he said, even most apparently most, well, I don't have big brain. So not surprising. But he could just take and chain and chain himself for second gun. He just had a a video it lasts a minute long. Instead. He was saying the cops I don't even it would be like going to the as legal fees. No, he's a most sees a mouse in the I feel bad for the Chicago's. I don't know what to do. They're trying to close ranks. But at the same time like, yeah, he's a mole. And then those like digging up obscure tweets, and yours you said you were gonna do something. But then he got it wrong. The David Ortiz. So he dug up he was offering people sending who's offering to pay people. And like, why would you trust mouse, anyways that he's going to pay you? But he's like pay for doubt. He goes back to two thousand and thirteen and finds a game that I'm watching live with. I essentially said if they pitch David Ortiz shit and eat my like pants and shit in my pants and eat it, which is very funny. And and then he's like you to do it. He had the wrong he showed he had a screen by screen of that tweet and then the box score. But the box score was the wrong game. But even the tweet below replied, it said you dodge the bullet. Yes. So why implying they didn't bridge too? And then people are actually putting together the time difference and he got intentionally walked later in the game. So the most I don't even want to continue to pick on the most. Because there's some adversaries that just it's not worth it. He's a mouse. Like, what do I have the I feel bad like? He's a little bit of like vitriol in your voice with mouse. Like, you're not like, you wouldn't be going as hard and other people in your mouse. There's something about he said he threw ninety one. And then you you really didn't like that. Because he only through seventy what mouse is about something as funny White Sox. Dave is allowed mouth which I think he's so loud. But just so loud in obnoxious, and coaches, and then he's actually out right? So it's just wasn't allowed mouth. Would you be mounting him? No, right. I mean, he looked for all of us. Prices. Right. So ladies spinning the wheel drew s anybody wanna give a quick shout out to and this lady, and I think a price that right? I says she would like to shout out her dead husband who is in her purse. Listen. Five. This was the most romantic thing I've ever seen. It's it's the, you know the door prices for decades, he ends up dying, unfortunately. And he thinks she's gonna forget about them. But she gets her chance, and she shelled his ashes are in a purse person your golden years when all you're doing this at home. Yeah. Eleven I am like probably before retirement. You watch your the fact that prices right is still I feel like we had a couple. I recently. I'm prices, right? Well, like fifty years into on how long has it been around? We're still having prices, right? I that one. I think is legit. I've been Bill. Belong under the assumption that the drew Carey early rigs price, but that that lady was to John. Yes. She was if someone cooked up that not crash Kris Jenner. We'll have a widow and ashes in the crowd. That's crazy. It'd be Bob Barker still alive. He was alive. I never knew her life. It's a lot. He's he he should have done it till he died though. I shoulda died on that stage with the stick, Mike. Your neck of the woods Trent. So an Iowa Senator candidate running she's full restaurant and some lady just squeezing by trying to get some ranch dressing seems very Iowa. Back away from the bold ideas, the base and the grass since care about. Sorry. It was very with the guy at the end the video senate's this is my favorite video probably of the year. I think all these politicians come to to launch their presidential bids. And I would so care. We're still like eighteen months from it. They pack. These restaurants. This lady is trying to get some ranch for chicken fingers, but this trying to shake hands kiss babies, and she was like I'm just trying to get ranch. I don't care about your your east coast views. Just let me get ranch. I love and people who like ranch say like ranch person you kill them big time in the mid west. See big time, everything right? Pete's whatever all those still like trying to figure out how I don't like baking. I remember your family. I just don't themselves muttering to themselves. I just don't know how there can be too much bacon. I wanna read a rate we already guessed it like a little general store. It's I mean, it's a gas station. Not many states, Frankie are they like give me the best piece of like head to the gas. But that's what we're doing here. So we already gestation for trans ever. Whatever ever knows the rules, gestation pizza general Casey's general sport Iowa. To bacon to break into baking. Did you ask me if I like? Like breakfast sandwiches. Yes. I do. This is far worse than a sausage bacon is the better. Would you? This is too much. I don't think it reeks vacant making much. No, I could just a slab of bacon and have the same factoring. The next time. I talked to my dad he'll bring it up. The first five minutes. There's too much bacon on pizza. Literally muttering under their breath walking out. Gordon Hayward got cut by his wife was on a stream playing video games. You can hear them in. This is what made this video good. Is. You could tell he wasn't like doing it for the cameras. I can just play one more. She's like, no one hundred dollars the nation. It's Miller John chat when you could drop donuts. Time for one more. All right, guys. I gotta go Gordon. Yeah. I come back and play again. Absolutely man, anytime, if sure man was a pleasure. Also, you all right. Him in my life. Motola genuine that is tough. That is tough. That is tough reminded me. I've played spike ball in Nick Benino, and he had a newborn, and he nobody's been more into spike ball. The Nick Benin was in his wife, just drag them up the beaches. I one more game no babies get into much sun. Matter who you are no contract. Doesn't matter. How much who you are? If you you the very end of it here, which she said as it's like fading off, you hear her go like I'm just sitting here on this couch watching you play video games, pathetic is my life. So that makes me think that she was watching for pretty long time and was pretty fed up. But it doesn't matter. What contra try to whisper. It was like. Any kind of like a little like character moving and he just like all right? Just like all right fine. I don't think it's planned as we're talking because he is starting to play up. He also had that like disappointed. It's a girl video. Okay. Say daddy. Can you help me? Ready? Girl, pretty you're right. His daddy. Happy daddy's always happy. Working now. So us playing listen, I think it's pretty genuine when you're miserable and your family life. I don't think that's an a lot of people get miserable. Take your word for it. We have this. Well, played we have this this. The only reason I put this in here. We have a crazy baseball catch liberty. God's goes field for somebody's wash baseball. I don't understand the rules in baseball. I don't like if you fall over with the ball. I feel like that should not count. I've never thought that you get like you catch a home run over the thing. I feel like it should be run. Like, what prevents somebody way? What like if I put my glove up into the stands and catch a homerun? Nobody's home Rallo. Oh, if you're over. Somebody from just jumping out. Yes. It would they allow I don't plan to right away. You saw off the Red Sox. They have that low bullpen guy. Just hops into the bullpen, especially dads. Physically yet. You should know this pretty sure, it's a home double. But then why is it is it because you have to a rule that says you have to start with two feet, but still that would mean you started in the field of play and ended. What changes if you fall over and land out of intent like purposely jumping out and doing it? That's like you can't do that. But if I don't have right. I'm asking. I don't think all yes. I think you should have to like stay in the field. Yes. I think you should. Because what I'm okay with it. Because I think it's an awesome catch credit for the efforts. So if you catch it and then fall in it's an out, but the runners. Yeah. But let me see if you just. Homerun? You would rather have you rather be motivating people to make crazy catches like that as opposed to not get replaced jump over the fence per MLB's rule. Six point zero five it would not be okay fielder may reach into into. That's the rule that guy's gonna run over the fence. And just. Just curious what the rules are you should get credit for the effort. And you're just homerun. I'm not saying it was catch. I was just curious what the actual rules were. So so he started in the field of play. So it's all right. He didn't land. But you're saying you can't do what you can't top over again outstanding. They're catching right must have one or both feet on or over the plank service over the playing service when the ball go up. Well, that's probably not true because jumping catch feet with the plane. Souls or whatever it's worth talking. Putty devils game. This isn't the first time. He's done. It is it. I've never seen. It's been a while of it has if it's a nineties nights that why they brought it. It's one of those things. Devils get to devils win last night. Yeah. Yeah. Win. Marina devils win last night. He's still Johnson visual. Oh, yeah. He's always looks better. Based on any fell trip. No. No. But he was he was stepping off the ice. And then he tripped fellow his is always my singer sunrise Bruins game. They had this contest. Where like you go to two opposite blue ends. And whoever gets the most pucks thirty seconds of the net wins. I one tried to machine gun the crowd, and I felt broke knuckle. They may be they took me underneath in like, maybe sign all this paper. I was out of college football. You're gonna be like nine dollars. They changed. The whole thing star put like rugs on the is there clip of that. Anyway. I've never seen it. Wow. Yeah. I went down you've done some weird shit. Like, my my hand was well, my buddy works. The Bruins the markets are rigged it. So I got picked make sense. But I had my hand like around the stick. So when I fell dick like where you like visibly like all bloody. And they took me under before knew what happened I signed away my life. I was like, yeah. I won't sue. Rapporteur the news because he went out with meat mil mill go out. Well, he sent me crash channel the meek mill ruined him today Rapoport is basically apologized backtracks at he shouldn't have said the word trash know that he was somehow made it seem like you sticking up for MacMillan weird way. Like he was taking on all the Fairweather meek mill fans. Sucks. He backtracked much as you can't. He said you're completely trash rapper said he wasn't a top twenty rapper in Philly. And then today he said, I didn't mean that at all. I should have said that word hip, hop is his thing he thinks he is big in the culture has shifted his opinion matters. And then he says meek mill is good one day. So he's trashy other. It's it's there is no human who is further away from his self proclaimed king trash talk, but actual like sensitivity. Apparently, Michael report. It's all right. What about this persona versus real life Rappaport? Mouse. It's a tough one even considered. It's taken this long. It's tough look for mouse. I don't know. I mean, I don't know. Sorry, sorry. I should have brought that up that was those comparison. What's I don't know? Mouth gets it. That's what I would say about him. Like, I don't know if he got like, okay. I said, I gotta do this go. Do this Rappaport gets it either. He's like a loud he thinks anything wrong with it. I dunno. It's the worst thing that's ever happened. Who's bad? The worst place. Yeah. He was bad. It's run down. We got nothing else. Obviously people mush. How's your bird? It doesn't stuff. Holy shit. Flood. Baby. Good. Like. Mccall, motions, a wild, man. Dude. I can watch the clip of him the bird people were asking like how do you not know the bird could fly? I usually clip it's wink's in the pet store. They usually clip it swings. But I haven't been there while so when he flew I haven't seen flu flying wings. They chop the wings. I feel about you haven't birth clinics. I think you have to be in. I see it'd be like if got a bird can fly as a pet. You got a problem? Well, that's why you fucking bird pet bird finally grew back. I can fly out fly probably pita guy. But if I if I was I'd keep an eye on the Muslim pile. Yeah. Like when it hit the door. Oh, yeah. But the bird is very integral to your your shit now. So you gotta keep that bird Clifton live one hundred can't have to come around 'cause without the bird. You lose your show. I don't know if you want to you kind of want the one. Yeah. I just. Cruising for bruising from people. They're scary. I don't wanna be great content. Bush verse any calls them like the way, he says pitas funny. The accent is something to Saint Peter almost it's going to be. No that that you don't want that smoke smoke came only put blow what just around and fake blood. I mean, but we do. I don't wanna I want. Yeah.

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Free Agent Frenzy and Story Time

The Clapper Report

1:27:25 hr | 10 months ago

Free Agent Frenzy and Story Time

"Well. With that, you know what time it is. Welcome back another episode of the Clapper report alongside. Dustin. Justin's here I'm. Glad to hear these kinds of here. Kind of choking on what the bubbles there. Yeah I got foaming for a second. But today, we're GONNA do a quick recap of the first day of the free agency market being opened a couple of big things going on. Talk about a little bit of the rumors around the League who's Rumored to go where and. What kind of numbers we could be expecting from that? On top of that, we have a couple of stories to tell a couple of funny ones and. Drawing some inspiration from one of our fellow friends in their podcast. So we'll see you guys in the episode. Hey guys what's going on so welcome back to another episode of this week clap report that sounded like a second intro I didn't mean to. Do. So yeah. Like Damien said. We got some free agents age well, not free agents anymore. We have some signing says talk about from people who were free agents. Now they're on their contracts because that's what free agency is all about. Thank you today was the start a free agent frenzy usually it's July first this week it's our this year. It's fuck in October with the ninth October ninth most random fucking date but that's all right. So. Yeah we've spoken a lot about the goaltending, we did how it's going to be musical chairs essentially. That it is to actually our friend Martin who shout out quite plentifully. He texts me and was like Oh. This it's like the Twenty Nineteen Mba shakeup. And I was like. I think I did see a postive is I said. It's a it's a good thought process. Martin hop on this next week's episode. With the Yes so I. Think I WANNA talk about. One thing I is not here it. No I didn't write it down on their You probably thought was going to go the. Hopi part, but we'll get to that but. Matt. fucking. Murray. Alina on a baby. So Matt Murray traded earlier this week for. So Matt Murray Got Trades Ottawa Senators. From the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa gave the penguins pick fifty two in the draft. And Jonathan Gruden. he's got sixty six points in fifty nine games h l last season. It's a pretty good product. Okay. Yeah. It doesn't have any channels in how now? I think he's nineteen. Sorry that's pretty good hard. That's an IRA trade but but why would Ottawa Want Matt Murray I duNNo. To sign him to a fucking. into four year deal worth six, point two, five, million, six, point two, five, million for four years. For four years. That's pretty insane. I mean. Okay. So Bennington and Murray or two goaltenders the I've always said Got Lucky? With the team and everything got lucky with the team surrounding them. And then started playing like Shit Bennington proved it. He Bennington socks. Agreed Asshole and Matt, Murray wrote. He played good for like two years in a fizzled out but this is a six and a half Nassir six and a quarter million dollars contract. I. I don't get it especially so much on a guy game. I don't get it and everybody's like Oh my God like. Seem flabbergasted I. Am I I honestly don't get it. I don't get it. It's this happened. What maybe like eight hours seven hours ago this happened around one o'clock and I'm well, I feel like a lot of. You you think they're going to be saving money this off season or or trying to you know spend less or spend it on better players or spend it on better players. True. True. But why don't they try to have? I don't know as it started like there's some pretty big signings like contract wise is narrow. Some big signings which honestly I didn't expect I don't know if you did but maybe that's just what the market cost isn't now for goaltenders especially with so many but I feel like with the being so many depressed beat lowered. Right, I would especially 'cause as of now Matt Murray is the highest paid goaltender had signed for Free Agency right now. Oh Yeah. Well, I mean it just started although a couple of big names other than him to go. God Yeah. I'm sorry if you're a matt. Murray fanatic. I'm insanely sorry. Matt Murray Oh my God. Well. I just sent his terrible picture. I'm not. So I'll wait lap terrier. Okay. Oh my God Henrik Lundquist. So King of New York. Going to the dark side. Getting His red light saber is getting into politics. He's getting his Red Light Saber. Dude. and he is going to the Washington capitals. I can't say I didn't see coming no and I was like what the call was all week. For. The man on Broadway to leave and go to his rival go to the capitals and yeah It's crazy. You couldn't. You can write a better story. Imagine his comeback to MSG. Oh. My God. But who knows if there will be fans? That's true. That's true. There probably won't be. And it's only a one year deal. So who knows if he's going to resign with them again? Yeah. Exactly or if he would even play after that. Yeah you know what I mean you you could expect them to probably. Probably retire after next season I don't know especially if the cup, Cup. They're really don't WANNA cut though. I mean. I guess we have to wait and see and say they make any other trades or signings. Yeah. But I. Yeah, I don't know. It all depends I mean but he signed a pretty friendly contract I. Think it was only one point five or something like that. Yeah. One year for one point five, one, point five. So that's a good contract. That's a fairly great contract for the capitals to get a to get a veteran guy in there to kind of be the one be. Such a star-studded rookie or not necessarily rookie but second year, right? Yeah I. Think what he play twenty seven games last year. Yeah. So I guess you could still call a rookie. Yeah. Well. Inexperience we'll. We'll say so you're Kinda give him some some pointers hopefully probably learned a lot from Hopi Yeah you get a guy like long quiz in there as well teaching him and you know kind of showing them the ropes. Yeah. Good looks for them. speaking of hope the where did hope go if Washington lost them while he went to Vancouver British Columbia. Me Yes I was it were. maybe like thirty percent are. Because I had heard it earlier on in the week. Yeah. I had heard rumblings that he was going to be going to Vancouver that he wanted to Vancouver. Apparently, Vancouver in some of the biggest better for him. Okay. And offered him more than the. Contract that he got, which is two years for four point three million. Edmonds offered more. But he chose to come to Vancouver. He said, Vancouver's an exciting city or no I don't I'm not gonNA to close. Being. Citing. and I think it's a good contract. Honestly. Yeah I mean you're not really paying that much for Co yet now he he'll see. Yeah. So you're not paying a lot there and four million on goaltending is realistically not bad at all some other teams and what they look like. Not, the ends yeah. What is it million? Ten point five than Jake Allen I think is around four point five so. You know you got you got other teens paying double may close. Would you know the ducks are paying for two great goaltenders well. Who knows be I mean I guess you could consider him on the downtrend maybe it's just does one year signified downturn I. Think it was like to I. I think as the season prior wasn't even that good as well but. Who knows maybe comes back, he bounces back some the prove with a new team young team. Help. Mentor not really that great defensively. Can Survive in survive like getting Noli shots in on him, and it's like he was struggling with the capitals. Now he's going to Vancouver. Who knows but then again? He's not really gonNA face all starts I would imagine. No I would imagine that signing hope especially to two years Helps ease them go into a starter roll over the course of the next two years maybe. Eventually geared more towards I. Mean because they're gonNA play condemned schedule definitely. GonNa be a lot of backpacks exactly and I think that's a good one two punch in Vancouver with Hopi and Denko Yeah. Yeah. Definitely And yet in that and then who be able to be exposed in the expansion draft. So that's Yeah they said that they're protecting Denko. Okay. So that makes sense. So now you leave Hopi open to be taken. Yeah. Yeah. That's another thing with these contracts. You Might WanNa sign them two years just to give yourself that buffer. Well, you know who didn't sign two years. Jacob Marcham where did you good marksmen go of Vancouver's vazza caliber goaltender. While he was ranked fourth investment. Voting Yeah. You mean Asami that he didn't deserve it. I. Mean I guess he did especially in the playoffs. Really paid attention to Vancouver because realistically throughout the season I don't really watch them too often. He did look good. He did look solid. But Would I consider him top in the league. I don't know. Well you know what? Now I'M GONNA have to agree with you because he's on the lanes Calgary lames. six, years. Six years for six million dollars. six, million dollars a year six, million dollar man for six years. s some terms that he's turning thirty one in January. Thirty seven year old goaltender in Calgary for awhile here. Also. Another point that I didn't remember now I WANNA bring up. Okay Vesna candidate maybe maybe if you WANNA get them that but how long has he really been here? Realistically, he was a backup seasons ago. he started to have a hot flash where he's pretty good sort of having menopause winning considering the best. Pretty good. I don't know I six. Years had six million for a guy who who was majority of backup in ice. He could get a pretty good I don't know I think that's way too overpaid while. So I think the thing is that he had a Vezina caliber season or a vesna like you know a Vesna. what what could you call it I guess I got tip of the hat like Oh acknowledgement. You know like a very good season. But yeah, exactly. Like you said, and that's the thing I remember a few years ago I used to wince every time he was on the ice because he would always let an early goal has always thing he would always leading goal first ten minutes of the game always, and it was such a pain in the ass to watch I hated watching him. Then out of nowhere just. Ended up so I may. Maybe this'll be a good spot for him. Maybe two years three years. Yeah well. Oh, and also a big part of it. He hasn't no move clause in it oh. Yeah. Earlier, so he needs to be protected in the expansion draft. I don't know if the flames have any goal is in their system I don't think they do. How does no trade clauses Mu will work with the knee expansion drafts are are if you have a new clause in, you need to be protected like one hundred percent. He needs to be protected. Wow. That's why like offering those out and that's a big thing that he wanted in Vancouver he wants her a gnome and a no move close while Vancouver was like, no, we don't want to do that. We Damn Goalie the future. Wow. So. I mean for me. I'm glad the Vancouver stayed out of it. Yeah. I mean for that type of money in that that long term. They were way better off. Let him go and then picking up a guy like Hopi. Yeah. I personally for two years. That's only two years years and then, and then at that point, you could take a look at where Dempo really is where he really has developed to, and then you can make that decision are really going to go all in on this kid. How long is this contract will have probably he's got you here one year one year essentially level. Yeah. Okay. So then you do another bridge deal with him probably the more so that way. You could see one more season with him with. Hopi. Maybe hoping go at that point and then fully commit to him for one season and then pay him. Yeah. So it makes sense. It makes sense. It makes a lot. Yeah actually some smart moves Vancouver they're. Also, we'll talk about we'll talk about them a little bit later and Mr To fully gone away All right. Okay. Its Own, Piss me off Ken Talbot who was the Calgary goaltender goes this is a little bit more Meyer but when Minnesota. For three years for three point six, million, I think that's fair. That's a good deal. Cam Talbot he poor guy he's been moved around a lot. Yeah he's been on like at least fourteen that I've known. This is fourteen is on the Rangers he was on the Rangers for in Calgary. Ana Minnesota. So this is at least fourteen maybe and maybe a fifth in there. Yeah. Hopefully, this is his forever home also. So a trade happen this week with Minnesota. On. Did you see it with Nick Benino Yeah so I don't know. I don't I don't like this deal for Minnesota. The it just keeps getting like mediocre veterans and that that no wonder why they're stuck in mediocrity. They pick up Nick Benino and picks thirty, seven seventy in the draft in this past draft that happened this week for Kuhnen. And the hundred overall pick. Luke Kuhn. Is he had thirty one points in sixty five games. This season. That's fucking good in the kids only twenty one. So I don't know what the fuck Minnesota doing bro. Stupid. It really doesn't make sense especially when they lock up a goaltender for a couple of years to kind of seems like they wanNA. Make some type of some type of move and I. let him Walk Gopher veteran. I don't know what they're doing there. But also on the on the talk of. goaltenders ear nose stick with that I'm. Here. Oh, Kobe I'll. That's right. Yeah he just signed. Dovan, he just signed with the stars for another three years. Yeah, it was three years for three and a half million What do you think of the contract It's good I guess point three, three, it's a backup. I think he's still going to be a backup behind bishop. But I mean I. Guess. It's not terrible of a contract now. Maybe. The League has started to trend towards a one. A One B situation. Do see him him more of a one B or a backup? Well I could I guess that bishops obviously getting later kind of injuries I don't know how much it's really gonNA. Affect them going forward. Yeah. Body stuff too I think yes. That's definitely gonNA mess with him in a perfect world. If he comes back perfectly healthy, I, would assume you'd be more Rebecca. It becomes a part where. He's really not doing too good at all at least healthwise I think obviously not going to be situation. I don't know I guess it depends on really what their plan and outlook is for for bishop in his health at least. A Safety Net but is enough. Is that price worth a safety net I don't know especially somebody who's older to what does he thirty five I think thirty, four, thirty, five, Cuban? Yeah. No, he was getting up there in age. So knows I mean he's a good safety net I'll say that button price-wise. We'll see next season. another Ma boy lehner he got his contract finally. Oh. Yeah. I. Completely Forgot about that. Yeah. Later I think it was five years five, million, each so twenty five mil together. Happened before the draft, right? For the draft, it happened a while back. So kinda got lawyers six days ago yeah yeah yeah. Kinda got lost. You know six days ago and yet it's lost as crazy by five contract. Yes. So he's he's a new face of the the goaltending goaltending there in Vegas Yeah. It's GonNa, be Rockin A. Mustard. Jersey. Another five years and Muster Jersey God. Listen. It's Kinda fire. Now it's not it's. By should be set on fire, well, should be set on fire that Vegas Jersey is discussing. I'll stick to that with every ounce of my being it looks like it looks like six graders on a sixth grader six year old Halloween Costume Bro Discussing Perfect for Vegas Dude Are you saying Vegas, her children because I agree. Your dogs ugly stop wasting my time right Marsha so Go suck on your mom titties, right. He was big man on twitter that Herve speaking. Buck Vegas twitter. Really, touch base on that later but people chairman me on twitter now. Getting mad at me. Whatever we'll cover that later. I. Is that if we're the goaltenders right now I guess the ghost hunters. there's quick thing that I want to touch on an update about the whole flurry situation about how Vegas Trade Flurry. they were asking for a first and second along with I fifty percent retained. Yes. So he has seven million I think cap it for two years makes sense why some retaining but for first and second because nobody wants him no for first and second and then retention to wool no so they would they would Offer a first and a second. Oh so oh I'm sorry. No no I'm sorry. They would be offering a second round pick and then half retention for for somebody to take them. No. Take for anybody take Carolina. Was GonNA would they were looking at flurry but then they said, no, no, we want first and a second. I that's where yeah. That's where the whole Interesting to see because you don't want to hold onto his contract, he signed your starter. Angelo, but you also don't want to screw yourself your new organization that. I, I'm. GonNa Imagine organizational debt like down in the minors and stuff like that. Isn't too hot. Yeah. So you're definitely going to want those picks are going to have to build up somewhere and have some type of a farm. 'cause you, I, think they kind of have an older team I. Don't WanNa say like ridiculously old where it's going to be done in like a year or two we'll. They're not like old old that illegal three four years. Know you lose a couple of contracts because the biggest players like thirty? I think? Yeah. So I mean like within five years. A lot of those faces may be gone. Yeah of them. So you'RE GONNA. Want some guys in that farm. So to give up all those picks well, I mean you also have to think though too despite them being new franchise there What's called there win now mode you know I mean what they got the conference finals this year. Last, year in the Senate Cup finals they got to win now if they're gonNA win with this team that they got that. Again they're like a five year team at most especially now 'cause that's leaners. leaners, any made him. So the you live years they trust in them for five years. I think it's the Five Year Plan there in Vegas to at least get one within their probably try to set something up to where they may be to yeah. You have to that contract but for first second to screw your future I, don't think that makes sense. Yeah the only the only thing for me that with like maybe be saving graces that if if it's a first. You're most likely going to be like. High Twenty s you know like twenty, five, twenty, fifth overall. You know well, that's true to. A great pick. Yeah. So you give away the first and then maybe like a conditional second or something like that or like another year give him second down the line. Yes. That way it's not right back back at that I exactly yet trying to spread the picks out outs that way you're not handicapped for one year killer no set. I could see how it works fifty percent tension though that's going to be hard to sell. Yeah. Especially in rely on the heavy but the flat cap I mean that's going to handicap recent game so. We're already feeling it. Yeah. Speaking of that. We'll. Talk about the islanders a a minute. But then they're context contract situation. I look into. Yeah. So. One one more are not one whatever I i. have a very bad contract I don't like. Okay. So earlier in the week. Josh Anderson got traded from Columbus. for Max to Montreal, for Max Domi a third round pick. I don't like the trade immediately. I don't like the trade at all. I do like Josh Anderson. I do like him and I am believer in him that he could be a good third liner maybe even fringe secondliner. Yeah. They give up Max Domi and the third. Montreal are you kidding me? Yeah. I remember when the state came in. You're like what the fuck is a Texan about and I was like do this makes no fucking sense? Well, it makes even less sense quite frankly because. Josh, Anderson side has seven year contract for five point five million. Yeah. Well, you know what and why of the rumor accounts that I file to Davor explaining that like a lot teams had interest in this? Anderson. Dude. Yeah. I mean obviously he was injured last season so. To get him. Yes. So he was injured students seem a lot but everybody believes he is going to be like that big forward or whatever that's going to be like. In, seeing like power forward or what he? What? What do you mean big forward like a like a big body forward or like a big like superstar Ford. Boiling superstar as what 'cause like those mad teams above there was a awarded five teams involved like in conversations for Anderson via. So that's why the price had to be big for the trade up front. and. Then the price they a sign him kind of make sense. But I think that I think that people are like on I mean at least mantra is undervaluing Max Domi Max Domi isn't a bad player at all. He just didn't fit into Montreal system. Well, that's the other thing too me. He's been pretty well, he's been pretty good. The this wasn't as first team right? Where was he before Arizona Arizona. So he wasn't even on a good organization before. Montreal where he doesn't phase. I'm yeah. fucking line maximize isn't a fourth line center yeah. So I guess we'll have to wait and see how he plays out but bro I hope. that. He also resigned I should have mentioned this but he got a two year contract, which is good. That's solid. Yeah. For five point three. Great contract film NGOs worse than the team and yet two years is not a big deal at all Columbus was also clearing space. They Traded Ryan Murray to the devils in exchange for a fifth and Marcus New Devora for Cliff Poo. Cliff? Poo Poo Poo pooh-poohed. I'm sorry that was mean So they're clearing cap space and that makes me wonder. Who are they trying to sign? What Big Name Guy Trying to sign? May? Try. To Sign Taylor Hall or else portraying well. Angelo knows him one many needs talking with the blues again, the next minute. He's not going back the as he's talking again, the next minute he's not going back. So who knows what's up with him but Taylor Hall is allegedly one hundred percent not staying in. Arizona at all, do you blame him? No not at all Obviously have nothing to offer and as you could tell or Schreider so. Who knows what they're planning on doing I? Mean I guess the jammies got a million and a half different things to do so I'll like including starting trade rumors about. than. Larson going in Vancouver for the whole fucking week and blue bawling every single fan in the. freaking. World. Yo. Okay. I'm sorry I gotta say something that got me. So heated this week. Salty can Knox Fan. I only have set that up. soundboard but you know it got me. So he has every fucking three hours some. Quote. Unquote. Insider is saying. Oh L. talks heating up Vancouver. Oh they're almost there. Oh now they're not a part they're going to sleep on it Bro I'm sorry are you fucking kidding me? What are you doing? No, that's really annoying. WHY WOULD VANCOUVER ONE? Oh, we? Oh, I don't. Got Me so heated this whole week and I been so terrified. Because I don't want I didn't want to get him. Yeah. I mean that would be a bad contract because bring up a seven. Yes. A seven year deal. Eight point something million locked in long yeah. No Fuck. That with all the signings he got half the make. Does it make sense lease? Yeah. It doesn't make sense. So yeah, that's my fucking little rant. I just got heated about it but yeah. So Anyhow. Now that that, that's all good a couple of other signings Any other major ones that you don't like. I have one I actually do like, okay. an actually just having like an hour ago the leafs fucking leaves The leafs got day brody from the Calgary flames He's got a four year deal for five million. Here's a free agent, right? Yeah. Free agent I mean it's a good deal. It's pretty good deal actually. I was I kind of thought he'd be overpaid. I think it's That's around where I thought. He thought to four point seven five well typical of Toronto to to really overpay. They spend eleven million on a second line you know center. So you kind of expect them the first line on any other team, but you know, yeah well, you stocks anyway. So that's fine but which we'll get to we will we will Tuned for our top ten, four years five million. That's not bad. It's not a bad deal. It actually So Kudos to you, kyle, do a dubious. I don't do blah. Blah were no home Yeah. So I like that signing though that's the sign that I like There's another one that I like. Well, I mean there's a few smaller contracts. Well, did you see shattenkirk left the lightning went? Fuck Anaheim that stupid. Stupid. Rib Tampa Bay data has Assad Lucent. Shankar. Yeah. Yeah what four million for three years or three point nine whatever as a huge deal But you know chatting curse good player is a good player. Justin Schultz got two years for four million. On the capital's So that boosts the line a little bit for Henrik Lundquist Ilias Samsonov. True. True. The capital are they going to be scary this season again I don't know. I don't know man but. I guess I guess from here. Do you have any other major changes on talk about or you Kinda WanNa move onto our story time here? Or? Not I mean well, and then there was just one more dominic HEBRAIC that new rookie. From Chicago I got little bridge deal two years for three point seven. I think it's a good deal. Yeah. I feel like we're going to see a lot of bridge deals this season it's a really good deal actually. Yeah a lot of small small ones. Let them feel out and wait for the flat cap to go away about like three seasons and. People get paid again. Yeah. I think that I think that basically covers all everything I wanNA talk about free agency agency. Yeah. All right. I guess we'll grab a quick break come back and. I think we do want to talk about the Allens we do want to talk about the really fast and we don't have to spend too much time on that kind of talk about what's going on with them and then we'll move on. We've got a couple of little bit of stories and we'll wrap everything up until next week. Yeah. Sounds good. Cool Brea Brecca's. Yoga's so we are back Two big things happened in the span of US not. Being here I guess you could say like taking taking a break taking me we're on a break so Sorry. So we thought that we lost all of our recording which has happened to us in the past it has we've had record like twice like whole episodes. Hour episodes, hour episodes, and we just had a repeat of that. Yeah. like my voice is being very robotic was just minor was. To. Both of ours I don't know if it's like my computer, the devices that we have if it's the recording platform whatever the allergies. For one reason or another it always gives us this weird errors whereas robotic and I was like, God, do we have to record that all over again which would have been asked but. Restarted. Gave me started. Off Turn it on or off and on. I. Guess. Like to so and then I went to open up our program opening up in all the files are missing. Luckily they do backups and I went to the backups in files were there and they sounded beautiful. Thank fucking God because I would have shot myself. I would've I would have been very upset. Now, I would have been so pissed and I would literally throw my computer out just decided to buy a new one. Of Wow, that's an expensive. Thing yeah. So. Yeah. Another thing even bigger than us, losing our episode believe it or not the I actually think I gasped yeah you. After the D. initial scare. Thankfully happened to initial scare after the initial scare, another gas papin wasn't to be scared again. But luckily enough it was because the boy Torey Krug. got. Side. Yes he goes son now with Boston. No No. Because Boston sucks. Boston's trash. He signed with the Saint Louis Blues Baby Yeah seven year deal six point five millions heaven bill. Seven years six point five, million that's not a horrendous contract. The worst but for seven years, you kind of locked into wild. And Free Agency that's kind of what happens A crazy crazy Shays Innis. Pretenders Gum Right? Yes. Without a doubt. Not Afford it without. Sounding from Lebron and he said that apparently poor didn't fully make a decision whether or not. He was going to stay in Saint Louis. He was like he was still maybe debating going there like staying. and. So for that they signed Krug. The hesitation there yeah. To be kicking himself in the ASS. All maybe not maybe not I mean what if he goes to? Boston. Do. You think it would be like an easy thing. Basically a trade essentially I. mean what it probably portrayal will probably weren't. One point five million dollars more maybe probably closer to one point five probably be about. Eight. Million of for six seven years, six, seven years a million might be what they want my view what he wants. And in this market. When you're with Boston Boston's trying to win now still wow, might as well. Right might as well try it. Wow. They would yeah. They I mean you know portraying to is an upgraded crew. So. While the s speechless. I know that was crazy. I was perfect timing too. I know I was really mad that it didn't happen in the middle episode because we both had our phones over because we were like looking at a bunch of Shit like Oh yeah. Bunch of the signings that we talk about them but yeah, wild shit doesn't make sense it came Oh, it makes sense but I, feel like Kruger's talk with teams but. For some reason, I felt like Saint Louis was an on there but while. I didn't hear anything about Louis Rumor pages are full. Shit now. I think. So I think I. Believe you now. Anyway. I guess really quickly, we'll touch on. Our islanders and our. Before we move on to our story writing wanted to that. Yeah. Yes. Sure I guess I'll start really quick and I don't WanNa all. There's far too long because there's not much else than I've already said in our previous episodes. The islanders man the New York fucking islanders don't talk Lou Lamoriello. Does not talk there's no rumors. There's no like any inch of like what is going on behind closed doors It sucks. There's. The only thing that I kind of heard that other people are hearing on twitter and everything like that is that they're really focusing on trying to shift that boy chuck contract. Which? No takers going to happen I mean. Who would have? Thought. I it's GonNa be a pretty sweet deal for team that doesn't even really have picked. So I I really don't know what they're. GonNa do retention maybe. If they even want to even get. Into something like that. No. For Real. I hope they could somehow pull it off I feel like if they can unload like boy chuck or maybe a letty contract, just one of them, both of them. Amazing. One of them. Offload one of them. That would open up the possibilities of a bunch of things. Yeah. Greenwich only like six million but they have a point one right now or somewhere somewhere in the eight million range with all the Fania phase off the books. They're going to need all the money they can assign Brazelle. Yemen they're kinda hurting, and honestly the patio contracts is also kind of biting them now. I'm not. GonNa say. I still think that they kind overpaid No. Okay. It was a slight overpayment shirt for third-liner who can realistically be a second liner maybe more more than likely could be a second letter to it's just it in the system that they're. Now it makes sense for to be on that. Third Line. I could I could see what you're saying with the being an overpayment. Sure. Sure. But I I, don't think. I think there's a lot worse contracts on that on that team Oh. Yes. Hurting way. Contract saying just happened. We also benefited a lot this postseason. and seeing them the future I. Think he's GonNa be. A? Staple the team. Yeah. I can see what you're saying though. Making less Matt Murray so. True. True. Not much probably true twenty-five not tuned for two thousand I think. But. In. My lifetime I don't know. But yeah, I mean obviously a guy like my Martin's gone. is a KUNA or somebody else he's gone but. There are phase and they got a sign like all although they did. They did send offers everybody qualifying offers, which is great news. But nothing happened. There's signings. There's no rumors of who they're talking to sign like there's absolutely nothing it sucks and I'm getting chirped. I'm getting into twitter beef stewed. I don't even really like on twitter. I. Don't even really talk about like our podcast much. Yeah but I, finally decided to like because some the tweets seeing about fucking these teams like I think it was you remember remember until you story about Glennon balls. Now I told you the guy. Lenny. Balls Yeah Yeah. I definitely tell you started because I remember your exact reaction was clinic all. I ever like that is one hundred percent what how our conversation went. I. Don't remember the but anyway plenty balls when the Rangers signed. Kevin Rooney, right? Yeah. Absolutely. Nothing trade I mean I've signed signing absolutely nothing doesn't mean anything. He fucking tweets singles Rangers are back period. Rangers. Are, back off of Kevin Rooney signing. So I finally decided which was which was my mistake. Ranger twitter and be like. That's what it takes. Not Trusting Electric. Ranges are back what he didn't even get ten points is a fucking Kevin Rooney even makes him nine points last season the fuck that is, and then I usually know who people are. Rangers. Are Back so I had to get involved, right? Yeah. I think I I looked up because I was at heated about it reading fucking twee he had nine points last season that's all it takes. Not, the number one pick. Now. So. Say our good friend Willy Yes, which we have a story from him. Later don't ship a talks with chip. Guys haven't heard him check him out podcast. It's like us. WELP there life stuff but hilarious. He response my tweet because he always trolls me whenever it comes to sports things you must troll me as much as he can. So Let's let's let's his exact response to me, and this was while he was even at work today it goes rangers have more talent than the islanders ever will. Him what he doesn't even watch hockey. He name you one ranger. He feels Rooney He. Probably needs his Kevin Kevin. Bach, and Rooney. Because he's the fucking light receiver, he's GonNa. Change. The Rangers Organization Kevin Fucking Rooney so This is Kevin Rooney. Kevin fucking. fucking Rooney. So let's get him on the podcast. Tell me Mr don't pay with his little twitter trolls and keep in mind. He's the same kid or same guy who told me that Matt Bars Zale's last name looks like Damn Zarian last name. So he kept calling him matt bars alien the entire postseason. So it's safe to say he hasn't watched one hockey game in his entire life. So he sparked a response from another ranger fan though oh no. So we got Mr Andrew he recorded redact his last name. Redacted. Redacted. I can't wait to see what the offer she for Brazil is a heard. It's going to be absurd and then he started reading here from where to hear it from. fucking. fucking seventy year old father come on. Sources close to the League tell him that the offer she barzel is going to be off the fucking charts. Listen Listen He's not going anywhere now call right now call them out right now Andrew redacted. Needs to call them. At. A number like this dachshund. Let's. Talks to them. You were saying I'm sorry. Barzel is not going anywhere. He is in Newark Islander at least for another two seasons because he's getting a bridge deal is not getting his contract yet or do you have a source close to the League telling sources close to the League Kevin Rooney Right? Kevin. Sources close to the League tell me. Exclusively just me. That I, do not need to worry about them are Barzel, he is going to re sign with the New York Islanders for two year bridge deal, and then into your signed for a lifelong contract how you gotta call you gotTa. Call how much money this season. So the for I'll do the first contract. Yeah. Yeah. Oh no only the yet only. Two years. Two to three range to do that. Sure if you if need be I'm GONNA say too but we could we could we could stretch it. Okay three year contract and most. And it's going to be a seventy million range. It's not gonNA be blockbuster money, but it's going to be money. Yeah. But that's literally the. That's literally consigned. They have to start shifting US contract, which is yes mind-boggling dot I get it. It's only day want a free agency and we'll they've also been moving contracts or teams have been moving contracts since since like a week or something and some of them were moving bono right after the playoffs ended. Streets were happening. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So people been shifting contracts for a while now. was probably because they don't WanNa take I mean same thing with Vancouver but then at this rate at this rate. You can't let a guy like Brazil walk you can't let your defensive core. Your top lines walk within union thrown a sweetener. Well, that's when the conversation comes like someone like keefer bellows or something like that. But you want him to be a solid winger for you. You can't really get that up. You. Don't really have that much draft picks left. Your traded the Morandi. I. Mean for Fucking Joe where you know where I was just say that wasn't an overpayment but now looking at it looking at his it's like what helmet? It's not like a massive overpayment. That's not what I meant. I meant like it's been like a four five or like four point five, million, you know it could have been like that for like a four year four point five instead of like the six six. Two picks that you got rid of signing the first and second second. Sucks it. But he's a great player so I guess. It's like there's no. Situation Right now where with our face we're just so fox as far as contracts go really need to get rid of that boy chuck somebody needs to take him I know Arizona's looking at fucking get rid of contracts which take him formula are we all? Take a man somebody, and but then also about the offer sheet that this Katie magically wanted to come up with folk. All right. So let's say, let's say the islanders right are going to spend a million on him season they're going to go eight million. At that point. If a team must offer sheet him for at least eight million because they're going to have to do more going to match eight million without idea. So you're looking on like the nine million range I'd say. We're that alone you're going to need to first round picks a second and a third shifted islanders. What team do you think that's GonNa fucking do that wellness. OBFUSCATING The thanks mad face like, Oh, no no team in. Look at it though 'cause the Canadians last year a tried to throw a wrench in Carolina and tried to they offer sheet at auto. For like the way I seven, five, eight, million or whatever it was. I. Could I could see that I could see somebody trying to throw a wrench into the shirt whatever try to handicap them but that's what people might try to do with Tampa but then at that point Fuck. It. You WanNa you WanNa be that Dick all right. Take Him. All right. You're going to have that ten, million, dollar ten, million dollar contract is season. For, members who he's going to be a superstar. Yeah. He was GONNA be the face of the islanders. But like he's still relatively young side is he really worth all that pace so far? Yes. Yeah. Yes. He does. Signed that contract yeah. You must breach deal. Yeah. I'm saying especially with the. About ten million at his peak at its. Peak yes. This season. No. So I- realistically, they would offer him like an eight year contract for ten million I think it would I think it will pay off because what? Then he'd be thirty one end of it. Yeah I I think that he would you know. But then you're also giving up so many picks two first round a second third, and you're also going to be spending ten million on the guy who's not realistically at its peak yet. Granted, you're going to get him for eight years. So the first to whatever is what it is I'm sure if he goes into a team where he can really step into that really big role in that first line. Sure you'll have a really productive season. It's not happening. Yeah. He's staying with the islanders. I. Agree he's not going anywhere. So Andrew from twitter. Andrew Redacted Andrew redacted. It's not fucking happening buddy. All right. Leave me alone. And then he started to you now about other shit about the but. Is What it is I'm actually you know what I had a little bit of fun today although got me a little heated I had a little bit of fun doing it. So I think I'm going to stay on Rangers twitter for a little bit. Too now. Okay. We're. All right. So you guys heard it here. First Damian is admitting that he's a troll on Rangers twitter. A. Look. At, a lot of fun day I've been means getting Cox. Twitter. Like you know we we host this podcast, but I feel like I. You know I'm involved in a couple of the instagram pages, but like as far as like twitter like I'm on the red it but and really being involved in the community talking I I really don't do the weights speaking are you islanders? Okay I'll. Talk. About the fucking. Nuts because I got attacked last night on Fox read it really yeah. So somebody twenty, two hours ago said, would you trade? For. A, L if it meant getting rid of Louis and sutter so Loui Eriksson and Brandon Sutter. I said, it was a poll. I said, no, keep them go. He's the future. The other choices yes. Keep Marquis and get cap space keep marquis. Yeah. So like four, hundred, thirty for yes. Six, hundred, seventy four. No, I voted no. I think I am the top comment however. I said I say, no sutter comes off the books next year and Louis the year after that, we have what seven years left at eight million dollar eighty I don't know if I feel like that contract from Ohio could bite the or. I don't know I feel like that contract from Oliver Ackman Larson could bite the sooner than we think. And someone says. where it I downloaded somebody. Oh. Makes our team better Louis and sutter do not and his contact. His contact is contact is pretty by out friendly in the last couple of years. Senators this guy wrote about it. And I had so many comments attacking me about it and I was like Bro Fuck you guys you were getting absolutely attack broke his elven Oliver Contract? Episode. Dan Talking about is like I get enquiring but like unless they were retaining like forty percent, fifty percent don't. Worth, it at all don't fucking do be screwed for years. Exactly. I don't know but Apparently, they're speaking with Christine of. and they're going to try to give him an offer in the morning. So I hope that. Attentive contract works out they didn't qualify choice stature. Some. Pretty bummed about that but Yes. So Troy stature has gone to fully might potentially walk. Can like he will socks From the rumors and I'm seeing he's signing elsewhere and it's gonNA probably be soon I'll from your rumor pages said don't. Listen. They were wrong on this one. They were wrong on their rights fully tunes fully yeah. Two, four, four contract imagine I would. this is this isn't a PD thirteen podcast. Pants okay. Four four contract. But Yeah so Yeah I. saw. Any any who well I guess we'll find out more about these teams by the next up. So hopefully, hopefully, the islanders have something for me to talk about next week. Yeah except leading. Going offer sheet coats to. Hopefully. It's getting to be ridiculous what he's off the deal that I'm hearing is the biggest deal in the history of deals. Art The. Art. Shell teams are jealous of this term. What a crazy guy Speaking of redacted though we had a story. L. In the past. And the reason why I'm saying this because we to acted redacted because we did tell this story before. And then we had a corruption. So it's all full says one of the the yeah. One of the. Allow one of the two times that we had to rerecord. So all right. So we're going to move over to our little storytime here we're gonNA tell a story, the personal going to an island or game. Is. Island. Is Goes Islanders a wild. It was islander wild this one you went to canucks game later. But yeah. Redacted because we're not gonNA speak his name Kyle. Were in planning on that our friend Kyle. Our Kyle. Came with us in a group. To, go to an? Islander game. Six of us in you, our friend, Ray dray Julian, who are cousins and Kyle Kyle. Do somebody else there no. Socialist us. We all went. We all took the train. The, train from the island come from college call yet has. Yet. That's my for me. New actually really became close close friends. Now, we were close friends, but we weren't like. We weren't like best friends at this was before we started playing xbox together because that's where I feel like we became rely didn't really play xbox too much in college. I was always busy getting. either. Do I was I was altering my mind state. True, true true, and partying and partying. So. We finally get together. We finally go to a game and it's in Barclay Center New York islanders versus the Minnesota Wild. Years ago two years ago. Now you just go. Yeah and. Great Time. Start, off the day if any of you out fans been Barclay Center that PC Richard. Staring at your right up front we'll wait. So we it took us a minute to find each other it did it did okay. Yeah. because. I know I I have been there a few times at Barca, but I've been in the neighborhood if you time. So I was running around I just got off Atlantic Terminal I'm looking around peeping I'm calling you calling Julian. And And then I go you know what? Let's pick up some tollways beforehand. And so you guys are like Oh. Yeah. Yeah. There's there's a there's a Bodega over here. Yeah. WE'RE GONNA go pick it up. So I tried finally got and find it. But I. Still I still I going to one I, think I got a loco in PR tollway. That's my special. and so I met up with the guys and we were maybe a block away. Yeah. From Barclays at at a P. C. Richer's you go right behind there in that little parking lot is a tiny parking lot tiny tiny exposed to very exposed. There really wasn't much hiding, but it was enough cover for us to start. is also enough enough coverage for kids to be smoking enjoying outside true I. Remember that too and I was like I know and like right on or something like that. He said something stupid. Because he was already drunk thing we were drinking on the train I believe the I wasn't that's. I wanted to catch up with you guys keep in mind to this was like an afternoon game. This was like twelve. You guys started drinking around eleven I only during the parking lot. So we were always trying to. His pretty early. and. We were we were chugging tall boys in the parking lot of the PC richards. Yeah. So we were off to a hot start. The second that we're walking through that Maze I. Don't I don't like how fucking arenas always have that like a fucking snake game. fucking. Get it until to alleviate the amount of. Traffic further surrounding area. But so fucking annoying roads it is it is annoying and It doesn't really. But I was faded when I was walking through that I pet IT I. Mean there was a service dog. And I was like excuse me can I pet your dog and she's definitely blind and I was like. I was like can affect your dog and she was like. as long as you don't like stayed with him yet it's okay. You could just put him a little bit so I was like. Thank you so much. Yeah. We were drunk by noon. So we were we were finding our way in it us a minute. Yeah. A minute to get him. We finally get in after playing snake for about twenty minutes. And the game was good I think the honors did eventually win the game. We were pretty hyped dude. Honestly I don't even remember done I. Think they did I think that was a part of the reason why we were so hyped at the end. Yeah. So we game was good. We kept drinking the entire game smell yet. For some fucking Molson Tallboy but we all kept alternate into like. Like it was me kyle kept going drink for drink. Yeah. I really by three? Yeah, exactly. Yeah. So we we had a good system going there and We were definitely getting a little loose there at the game. Definitely a fun time though yeah. Afterward, though don't drinking day, you just spent hours watching his game you get a little hungry. I was Oh, I was hungry. So hungry I'm hungry right now I'm at Burger King speaking burgers. Oh we went to shake shack a so I'll islander fans you that shake which also shot too much. Over yes. That's my big thing. It's overpriced. Overpriced for Mediocre Burger Yeah. Mediocre Burger. The shakes are good. But again, not worth seven dollars looking medium. Frodo of twelve will get a frigging from friendly slave hurrell for or for real from like a fucking gasoline store for fuck into ninety nine. Good. But so. We. C only it's literally like one of the only rush there though if you think about it, it's not on this call at a restaurant. I mean, if you walk a couple of blocks, I'm sure you're in the middle of Brooklyn you could find something I've no. Well, there's there's smaller, but there's no change. No change an on the way to the train. Atlantic terminal was literally right across the street from there. So we go in there like every other person places packed to the brim not only found walls but there Minnesota Wild Fan surprisingly. So at this point, we're ordering our food and a party drinking is you have to go to the bathroom probably seven, hundred, million times a night. So, this is win nature call for me and I had to take a break real quick and I ran to the bathroom. When I open that door and You could you could read the energy of the room. There was so much tension and. Take over just to give you the pre while I was in the bathroom story real quick so So Kyle's ordering Kyle when I and I was with Julian and Ray while he was in the bathroom I was I was texting my now girlfriend I was texting her being like, oh, owners one or whatever I was doing. Show. fucked up. You know the usual trunk, Texas and And so all sudden. I look up. See if I'm going yet and Kyle is talking to a wild fan. I go okay. That's pretty chill like what are you know? He's he's making friends. All of a sudden I. Hear Kyle Go. Yeah fuck the wild and I'm like, oh now and so kyle is. How do I put it cows aggressive. Kyle can be aggressive. He can be aggressive but he was Fuck around he's also he's in his drunk and. It's not like any like malice or anything. He's just a wild suck. Yeah Fuck. You Man. This aggressive like he's like best. Do they look at? He's just trying to have a fun time many are but he started poking at the guy. I was like Oh. Yeah. The Wild Fuck and saw Kaha and the guy goes, hey, fuck you man. Up The dial. Do shut the fuck up because I mean he could tell Kyle was drunk and. Whatever you don't want to be bothered by. Somebody Guy. Check. So then the guy's girlfriend comes up and kyle goes yeah your girlfriend's fucking ugly. And so at this point fucking Rae Rae likes the fight. So Ray walks over and. He's Going to do a Raham tation. Was the problem boss. We got an issue here. And I think right here is where I walk out of the bathroom. So, you see these. Justin's tall lanky man. Yeah he's. A bunch of. Ghost bowed reason I. I was like fuck I'm going to have to do. Been What the hell is happening. You see kyle is little face. laughing. But also like yelling so I don't really know what emotion cows feeling at this part, and then you just see like ray getting ready getting stood up and like an rated. As a big boy I mean he's like he's like maybe like five but he's big. He's strong. You know he's a strong guy and Julia was having some Texting Day He's not doing it. All right I don't blame him though I should have done that and then so I'm trying to walk in cut through the crowd because again this place is packed. If you a walk, this was pre. Kovic so people were on top of people back then. If that happened nowadays, dopplers will be shut down anyway. Cutting through. This point like the guys fuck man what the hell, the girlfriends distressed they are escalating. Yeah and Then the staff started yelling like, Hey, come on you know like relax and so you know we me and Damien we're grabbing kyle are like dude shut the fuck up come on it's not the time here can waiver. And he's like he's like, all right yeah. Whatever mad. Yeah. Sure. Eyeball and the rest of the time. I was. I. Was gas station ready the rest of the time because I thought for sure I, do is GonNa come retaliate or something I've fought in a very long time but I was ready for it. Yeah. Better. One garrone grown men all finding in a Shakes was I. Think I was twenty one at the time. So you were I twenty. I was twenty tile was twenty. No Kyle, I think I just turned twenty one birthdays earlier and it was in like March or something. Yeah. So. Yeah. So we were ready to be early twenties kids getting this also like mid thirties. No I'm sorry. He's probably late twenties early disrespect to wild fans. No disrespect to him I'm sure he's a great guy just call wild fans don't suck yeller I. I honestly commended man like the wild fuck in their sock. Wrong. Girlfriends. Played. took. Me Surprised I. Say. This is so funny because like there's things like I. Expect Damian Say I know you expect me to say like some things like we've been around each other enough to know like. What will say or like some kind of? Accent Titas wow. Got To keep you on your toes man. Yeah I'm. I'm unpredictable. Sometimes wow. Really, Tony for Lou. But that's the story of guile almost getting us all into a fight and shake shack after nine hundred Oh God. I almost five hundred fucking sixteen with a rangers fan who was like in his twenty s really. That had like getting between us. It was at a game. beat the wild beat wild rangers. Oh. Yeah. Well, I'm sorry. No, the Rangers beat the company started talking to me I was like shut the fuck up. I mean pretty typical. Try with kids. They fight with anybody. They've kids on twitter just tweet something. Well, you know Kevin Ruin that's his name. Right I was thinking I'm thinking of Wayne Rooney Fuck in Manchester United or fucking soccer play football excuse me player. What are the fuck? His name is Wayne. Rooney I. Think Okay. You know the the Bald Pale Guy Yeah? Yeah. What's gone that? Guy's GONNA save the Rangers Organization whenever You think we got time for another quick story. The Ayrshire well. Do you WanNa go into then this quick. Yeah Yeah So. So we'll start with this. On the fly. Let me crack actually open another one another one mid a mid episode. Are you already. Oh more foam faulk. Backpack I know, but it's weird too because these have just been sitting in the fridge and a former play crazy i. think it's just my room the atmosphere near it is pretty hot in here it is hot. Yeah like I can't I keep debating take my hat off. But I don't think that would do you know I'm going to. A hat hair because was a sheriff for Kim. But. On the fly Oh, this is so weird to listen without a Mike without headset. Yeah. These headsets even though they don't do it feels like they don't do much but now they do a. Holy Fuck keeps you focused. Damn that's wild on the fly attended our top ten centers in the League. That possibly. Way What you're note here. Oh Well No. No No. I wanted to tell the story I. It up story all right. I got confused. It's all right. It's all right. We're good. We're GONNA do the story. Yeah. Tell the story I. All right. So we we met a setup ruined I just fucking. Taffy. Rafferty. We're still going to do it anyway. Need to laugh and send a picture of yourself laughing to US lease. At T.. L.. A. P. P. E. R.. Art. Clapper. had. Ship Post I fucking love it. Perfect. BURP into in middle of sentences. That's fucking go. So now, I, we mentioned earlier our good friend Willy Co host now of the the I can't think of it talks Chepachet I honestly forgot it for a second come back with pay now with Alex Wong as his co host. Great podcasts you guys recommend you check it out Listen to even though I don't know who Alex's but great guy he's also an island a fan. So I love talking with him about some how does he think about Kevin Rooney? I didn't get his his take yet but I. Say The fucking Rangers Organization. Anyway, I'm sorry anyway. I will never look at Willie the same. So I also helped record is hot cast on top of ours He comes here we have the whole nice setup so. His last episode, he talks about his time on the football. Team. Our local school. He did he go to our school yet he? So how old is he? He's he's like three years older than me he's. Two years old twenty, four, I, think he's twenty five. Year old I don't know around that age. He Again played football and. If you want to our school, you would know that our football field in where they practice was. Removed from our school goes far away just fucked up considering we actually had a good football team. Field so Far Anyway sorry was far away and there's really no bathrooms and you know these guys are out there all hours sweating dirt. Really gross conditions. He would tell he told a story about how him and all the other football players were just pissed themselves. So I cannot look at it in the same. But. That got me thinking. Time of former football player right now be like guys piss yourself. Yeah. I. Get Joe Online right now. We're mark we get Mark Tom. Who knows probably still pisses on himself probably show tomorrow but that got US thinking about hockey players yeah and so I brought to the question. Yeah I was like Yo do you guys think that has players pissing? So like for real low because I mean, I never I never pissed myself but I honestly think he was dragging i. In his for historian like that's disgusting I have. Football. Player basketball player. Hockey player whatever sport. I'm going to walk through the woods and Piss I'm not going to piss myself. Okay. But wait for way actually this size just thought of what race car drivers like Nascar the fuck do they do they have like a catheter or something? Great. Question y'know I'm actually about to look that up day. May they definitely not the Catholic that's painful. No I know. But but like I guess if you really had a piss with piss on yourself but imagine you win the race and then you're sitting there and pit circle and you're like went ask pants smell like garbage smell the Monja oh so Occasionally. Drivers used diapers occasionally. And switching right after occasionally does not often. But with appear right before the race and they'll use salt tablets to to avoid dehydration subway they don't. But they always have a diaper on just in case. Interesting. That makes sense they were diapers. So every time you see, one of these guys win when these BIG NASCAR win dates on five hundred dollars. You have a guy who possibly piss himself. He's sitting there with his whatever drink he sponsored by chugging. and. So. DO NASCAR drivers urinate while driving unlike movie theater where someone can get up and go to the bathroom NASCAR drivers are stuck inside their cars. The fact of the matter is that if somebody spend as much time in the car, stay do as NASCAR drivers who they will have to go to the bathroom of course anyway I'm sorry I cut you off. That's just so funny I just thought of that. So now a segue into your joke here. It's not going to be funny anymore. Please laugh at us. Yes. So Dame I've wanted to rankings for awhile and we figured that this week we will do top centers league. However, we feel like it would be. Applicable to say, what are the top ten centers that pissed themselves in only? I still think it's funny. That's pretty we still funny. So. But in reality, it's just the top ten centers that we think. We'll have hockey players themselves and they piss themselves right? True. True. So off. Now. They have. Intermissions between periods that they can go to the bathroom. No they have they. Can't go to the bathroom. Sit The fuck down Piss your pants going your diaper. God All right. So. Yeah. Do you want to your list I? Yeah. I'll do my list I before I get started I want to say number one is the only one tide is really truly number one the rest of them are pretty much interchangeable. Policy I know I. I don't WanNa get attacked to heart. I do number one connor mcdavid. Yes number number. One I, guess you WanNa, do it this way? Do you want to do? I'll do my number one you do your number one. We should have done. Well, I mean my number one's the same But so I feel like we should go from number ten. All lead up but I mean number. One's already spoils mcdavid by. That's okay. That's okay and I think it's every he's everybody's nineties anybody in the world so. Dot. com. vadnais McKinnon number one, which isn't true. Doesn't make sense 'cause he had a better season. I guess not even better anyway whatever. Okay. So you want do the number ten and I'll do number at my number ten. Yeah. All right My number ten and this is obviously just because he is who he is. I sit does deserve the money I put map ourselves man. FUCKING IDIOT GONNA hassle out or just said it but Hindu. Based on like future aspect to. ATTENTION TO I put potential into it especially for the number ten pick. Let me know once I got after I got done with the first like six or seven. Then it became like I thing where it could be interchangeable. Yes. I feel like we we both have similar like five six. Yeah, and then not necessarily interchangeable. But like I, kind of put future prospects into and I put bars number ten and again this is in really it's interchangeable he can come over a little bit but I put bars L. I I, think he's one of the top centers on the lake A potential to be within the next few seasons. My number ten I put. Rhino Riley. Okay I. Think he's one of if not the best to a centers in the League incredibly shutdown the in the when they lose the playoffs. Yeah and I shut down every top line guys incredible. But he's also really good offensively. I mean he's a really good character guys who I would love to have him on my team. Rhino Riley's great player. He's probably top ten center for me. He's he's I. Think ten for me. Okay. No I shall say my honorable mention is tomorrow's. Most overpaid. Second. Line Center in the League. Is Tremendous I have through that and they're just the faulk with you. He hurts the leaves organization more than he helps well, anyway. My. Number. Nine. I went with Sebastian Aho. Out of Caroline there I feel like he as far as his team He's like one of the most impactful guys actually. definitely not. The. Most Yeah. So I would say that as far as caring his team and actually being that that. You know that that Stud for the entire organization he he definitely takes the cake there. So I think he's a good nine you definitely move up but for now, I nine is perfect for him. Okay. for me nine Aleksander Barkov. Again, he's he's a great today center. incredible know so pisses himself a lot. Just. I'm sorry that don't quote me on that I. Don't know if he does but but yeah, and you know he's over always talked about being the most underrated star players in the league I think now he's getting over that being underrated and now he's finally no people are seeing what he's worth days. Off He's a really fun player to watch, he's very defensive. Panthers Organization to yeah, he is. He's a great player to watch. He's my number nine. Yeah. No, he's I actually don't have them on my list but kind of. Kind of sad I don't underrated see. Yeah. So Number Eight this guy didn't really play in the postseason, but he did lift the cup. The first guy on Tampa Bay lightning to lift. It was Steven Stamkos put him on my list. Obviously, everything he's done for that organization year in and year out carried them. Most years to where they are. They they took the reins this year but I think he's easily within the conversation of top eight maybe even further for you know senators. Well. The thing for me is I. would he be healthy? If he were healthy all he would do that. He would definitely be for me but Yeah I don't know. Yeah. Big. Question for him I also see a lot of youth in my my ranking. Yeah. Yeah he definitely. Speaking of Youth My number eight is quite the bias. No, I. Don't I honestly don't think. So no allies, Patterson. I think he's one of the most skilled forwards in the league. Puck saleswise defensively, what he's going to be. Listen this kid for twenty one, the season. Or Who's twenty and then twenty one yet dude fucking incredible to wait of forward, right? Yeah. The puck skills are off the charts. This kid can rip a fucking puck like it's insane. Yeah. Speaking of potential before he I, think he's on my list, but he's definitely an honorable mention dude he's going to be a top five, seven, a league. He's going to be like right behind McKinnon honestly I. Think. So I went when he's in his prime yes one hundred percent. Okay Dude. This kid is six to a buck eighty. He can fuck in rip the puck like a hundred, two miles per hour. This guy has such a good shot. He is one of the most exhilarating players watching the league where some of the people ahead of my rankings, they're not some of them might not be as fun to watch. But that's Patterson. So electrifying and I think that his potential plays a part in it my bias plays a part in it and but just his raw skill is well, yes. You know he's definitely in the talks. Yeah. So that's number. Okay Moving on I gonNA have to go with a Guinea Malcolm. not a big Boston fan as you may know, yeah but Curtis. That Boston team, you know you can never count them out especially when guy him. So go the go ahead. With Malkin of Guinea Malkan. Yeah He's a center. No. I know that but I put on my list. We. Use Boston Man Pittsburgh. Oh Shit. Yeah. I'm a clown now matter really get com Yeah. No, you're right. I Yeah Okay just bugged me off for a second. Yeah. Okay. Now you're right. Even there though. Sound, like an idiot but he Now that man. You know. He's on Boston. Boston he's on. Boston. My imaginary land according to Andrew Redacted he's up. He's shipping up to Boston now. You know his his buddy he's buddies on my list to Crosby up there put that team. Is built around them for so long yes. He's a staple to their team. Yeah. I mean I was Oz debating putting on my list. I was probably GONNA put my honorable mention but I want to fuck with you putting Varas. Eleven or twelve for me just because he's only declined because he's getting older though you know what I mean. Okay I can. I can agree next I've Eichel Jack Eichel. He's number seven for me If he was on if he was on a better team, he'll be fucking putting up. Like ninety five points. To another team so I, guess, we'll see it. Looks like it's not staying there. Let's man I don't want buffalo to fold, but if I leaves. There's not much. What do they have other? I Love I player love watching play I've always rooted for him. I think he's a good player I love his competitiveness. I also love the music how he's the GM. 'cause he calls the shots at the ends mad funny. CIA vehicle seven. Okay. I. Haven't met six. It's fair so. Not really much to talk about. But Jack. Eichel He. Is Leaving Buffalo. It's GonNa be exciting to see where he goes next and see what kind of an impact is. there. I think that's going to be the real title for article really holds. Next. I brayden point number six. Point I have point I'm sorry. The way that he I did want them on my list but like I felt like it was like this season that he really made it impact. And The pure roskill on brandon point. The drive to win. And for being so young, I had to put up there I. Think he is better than the previously mentioned centers on my list the brandon points great player points. I mean, we mentioned even recording the podcast then we were watching the game. Brow fuck incredible that one move that he pulled while we were in the middle recording. Yeah. Great player fun to watch. Yeah not. He deserves that spot. I actually didn't put him on mine, but he was definitely to be up there. Next, we actually have tied. Honestly, we have Matthews V on both of ours yeah. Yeah not much to say about Matthew's besides the fact that he's a really great player He's the true I center of throttle. The number. One Guy if he was on Toronto I'd probably love a lot more It just sucks as on Toronto Yeah I do Love Austin Matthews Oh he's a great player even a character to while he's a good guy to your. House or something like that yeah. I've seen I've seen some videos of him like displaying his personality. He's a funny guy. He like he's he's got like a dry voice, but he's like He. Seems like a good guy and I mean I also, honestly like the fact that to like. You know whatever I don't want people do. But like you know he's he's like half Mexican I think it's awesome that he was like the first overall pick being half. Mexican. Then being from Arizona I, think it's fucking sick which also win by field shadow highest drafted black player and I tell history it's fucking awesome to be made right there. That's awesome Showing. A little bit more diversity in sport, which is pretty cool. We also actually have number four the same as well. Try Seidel. You can't talk about a kind of David their number one without talking about dry saddle. Behind him I mean considering he had more points than them this season too. Yes but. So Dry Seidel. ICON slept on him a little bit. I. In the beginning I woke up to them because you're so used to just hearing about mcdavid. mcdavid seem so you Kinda ride not right off but you Kinda like All right. Anybody else on that team. All right whenever he's on that team. kind of the sleeper because he's hidden behind the sheet there because of him, but definitely deserves to be on a top ten list and now without a doubt. Out for on a fee sticks with that team, I don't know how really looks as far as contract works made that something that we should look into maybe for another episode. Yeah Potentially Yeah Fi six that oilers organization him mcdavid become like that top one to Centerman. Innate build a team around those two guys. That's the thing they need to build the team around them and they're out fucking doing it, which is why Watch the hockey fan. Great to watch conducts man. Yeah. Put like. Are you going to be able to keep to big sheriffs in town? Townie rose this big townie big enough for the both of us. Way? Okay. Charles. Charles was you call I I they call them Shero. Shero. Soaking. sheriffs. Okay. This town ain't big enough for the two of US and that's A. Big Town bigger now joe, we need a bigger town a bigger. All right. Then to finish it off I mean we got we got our three of the same. We already said number one is mcdavid Both have McKinnon crosby on yet. I guess they're flipped for us. Yeah. They're flipped. You can put my own like I said besides number one you can essentially move up minus one or two for each guy. Yeah. I got that. So Crosby Conversation ever since he's been in the League, the continue to be for years. He's GonNa be the number one and one of the number. One guys. for me. Yeah. For me he's number three just because he kinda slowed down a little bit. he still has the raw skill, but also this injury history and also If across be honestly, let's just be honest. Luckily frosty he used to be. He's kind of mellowed is gone older. He's still bitch. All right. Well. McKinnon has my second because of how much carries a team and how. He commands plan icy. So Fun to watch. He's definitely one of the more electrifying players if I was going to say what I said about who earlier McKinnon is that amplified by ten so he deserves to be at least top three in the league. Right. Yeah. I think that's it then. Yeah. That wraps up our our top ten Centerman who have piss themselves on the ice. and. I also wraps us up for the rest of this episode. Right we'll really funny it's like Oh we're gonNA, have like a thirty minute episode I know I know. We're looking. At least probably an hour and fifteen. Minute shopping got to do a little bit. Yeah. A little bit. Yeah. See guys. Like this episode if you're still listening I, hope you guys are right at radius on apple capital podcast gives five stars for this week. If you are actually writing us tell us. your top ten or. Top Five Centerman. Or something else. 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The Goal Heard Round The World

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The Goal Heard Round The World

"All right here we go off. We go to our show the elephants lions and Kangaroos got to be honest with you free and not really sure I remember how how to do this too long break too long a break I need. I don't know about you but I crave the discipline of doing something regularly. I find the long ago without working. I will tell you this. There's two big lotteries in Canada as we do this. There's anyone win. The seventy million million on Tuesday pay attention that stuff. Almost anyone win the seventy million Tuesday Brampton also at twenty twenty five million dollar one hour of my time. Yeah seriously what was the point so when I was younger I never saw myself retiring and there are people who know me now who still say. I can't retire. I could now really. Yes I could now but if I go on advocation like even a short break and I come back to work. I'm really rusty. I was early rust for six days and I could feel it on radio all that I was like fighting with my tongue fighting with my brain. Just trying to organize things because you just get a grownup world which is organizing children and try to find some energy to do something with your own life a little kids Arabic party life. Obviously when I go back to work. It's a tough transition and podcasts casts. Allow you the freedom to take as long as you want to work out your ideas. Unlike the demands of time. There's an authority of time that happens with radio and happens with television here. We had the luxury of being able to be. Wordy I find it hard to get back you. I'm away from it for awhile you same. You're nodding not speaking. I'M NOT GONNA help you being too wordy because I'm not GonNa talk all all right. Let's go Peter. Lavi let them. 'cause that's the headline. Is We come back. There's a lot of things that we missed while we were gone. BLISS JUMPING WITH PETER LA violettes. He's out John. Heinz is in Elliott. Friedman says this was something we'd snuffed out. In the sensitive national was GonNa Make Coaching Change. It was likely going to be John. Heinz I I knew. He played with Jeff. Kelsey the assistant general manager in Boston University. I didn't realize they were roommates. That was a new one to me. I think if you take a look at added there's a lot of circumstantial evidence why this was going to be the case if they made the change number one David. Paul is a big. USA Hockey Boozer has become an even bigger USA hockey. Booster this Guy John Heinz. WHO has some connection to it? He hired pure Laviola after they worked together on a world championship. Team number. You too you know David. Poile was tight with both ratio. Who worked for them and Tom Fitzgerald will captain the predators under him? It was easy for him to get all the Intel he wanted wanted and number three is with any situation. There's a financial thing here and they have to pay. Peter Lavi lead for another year and a half at is remaining salary this year in two and a half million ish next year I think John Heinz is at one point eight million this year. So you've got to pay a chunk of that you don't have to pay all of it you've got to pay a chunk of it I think that's one of the things like Peter Deboer who they did not ask for permission to talk to. He's at three or three to five. So you're paying more. If you hire Peter deboer right thought would have been a great hire for them. If you want Mike Babcock who's making six to five you've got what are the maple leafs could ask you to pay As part of that now people say well they could just pay a dollar and leaves would have to pay the rest. You can't do that. The League does have Florida where to try sneaky one like that. Once upon a time I think a couple of teams did and the League has a kind of formula basically you have to say. This is what this guy's market value would be. And you kind of have to pay around that. I know the one situation where that changed. It was Columbus and John Tortorella at least when he was still getting paid by Vancouver Columbus playable six or seven hundred thousand. Initially but this was a guy they knew really well they were getting there they could get good Intel on them you you go with the guy you know as best as you possibly can right. I've always maintained that. If you're a codeshare goaltender can win you. The Jack Adams and your goal tender can also get you fired and you can do nothing about it. You were the one who God sports then status to do this in the sense defined attacks. Great work by me very hardwork. Like sematech you sent it if you look at it and you did in the last two years. Only one team has fired their coach. Not Counting Counting Calgary in Dallas because those are unique situation we're talking about performance based yes only one team has fired their coach where their goalies save percentage was above nine nine hundred and that was last year's ducks under the inhuman. John Gibson. Everybody else was under eight under nine. And I didn't realize the flyers were down the eight seventy four. When Dave Hacksaw got fired and Carter heart was called up right after that? So it's eleven years old line if your goal is bared earn my goalie. UN If my goal is buried near Goalie now I win and you can make the argument that John Heinz was undone by goaltending as well in New Jersey and now he finds himself officers situation in Nashville. Where that coach and listen? I understand that I'm being overly simplistic about it. I don't know if you really are I don't know man made those two positions are so tightly linked and it's got to be pretty myself you know. Get the news From your tweet the other day when Peter Laviola is dismissed and I started thinking we should say the predators brokeback. I didn't break that I saw the first bit of information popped up on my phone and I can't help thinking to myself that as a I try to. I put myself in a coach's head space knowing that a goaltenders don't end up behind the bench as head coaches they don't I mean you can count them on one hand Jerry cheever's Emile Francis Patrick Wa Glen Hanlon but I mean Risk Gordon really really not terribly. They don't end up behind the band. Yes and mini coaches will tell you. I don't understand goaltenders John Tortorella. I don't get goalies all his. Don't ask me about the goalie. That's not my job but it has to be frustrating and not the one position that can either take you to the top of your industry Stanley Cup. Jack Adams Trophy can also completely undo all of your work and you can do exactly nothing about it that has to be see the most helpless feeling in the world. No matter what you do no matter systems no matter power play. No matter what you put together it can be All Undone by something that you're not in control of and John Tortorella big rant against the clock you know what that was all about corporate sallow getting hurt. Yes now there's some found money for slickens and we'll get the Columbus yes help moments too but your point is is the right one so is it. That's simple for that. He got goal lead as we like to call it now. It's blaming the power play has been historically poor over a couple of years now penalty. Killing wasn't good either. Those were two of the things I check now. I saw some people online. And I don't know where I saw this. It was Kinda re tweeted into my hi time line and I. I really careful with how much time I spend pouring over twitter now. I'm really trying to control this but you know oh saying that. Pure Laviola was not a good offensive coach. The one thing is if you look at Nashville all ask some team analytic guys I know. Tell me and what's going on here. Like what am I. Am I missing anything here. Nationals really good five on five their third in the league and five on five goals as we tape this podcast asked behind Toronto and Colorado Colorado Number one seven more than them and Nashville like unlike the maples get like no power play time. Nashville's got a Tanovic. So they're scoring really good rates five on five so I don't think the offense is the problem there. Plus twenty five on five. They're minus nineteen nineteen everywhere else. That to me is their problem. Between that and goaltending they have to fix that if you look at Heinz under him in New Jersey and whether it was him someone assistant coach their penalty. Kill was always good with one year exception one year they were twenty four. Th three top tens including a fourth their power plays lays been kind of weird they have two top tens and like twenty first twenty second. But I think if you can fix your penalty kill for the predators. That's going to be a huge thing for you. And he's got success with it just a sidebar here and you mentioned New Jersey thought just popped in my head if you're elaine Nasreen e kind of kicking in yourself. If you got fired with Jon Hein you could both be behind the bench in Nashville now. Nowhere the interim with New Jersey no a race that I would erase that you know you wanna be a the head coach. I'm sure he wants to be a head coach. He's actually doing not a bad job threat like they look like they have blackwood there and He's starting to come on. They really believe in black what I don't know if they think this is the right thing for him. But he's getting baptism by fire for sure and he's doing pretty well like I gotTA wonder if your New Jersey and you're really committing to a rebuild the way it's going under Nazar Dean. I think he's got a good shot at the job. Don't as you hit pause on New Jersey and we're going to go down the road here with the devils ause. The next one focus on on Nashville asked US point blank. Do you think they're a better team than we've seen gene. Yes you don't think the volume of trades is starting to catch up to them not necessarily because it's not like they've been training bad players in when The but Dave moved out. We'll look for Jones that got Ryan Jars Yup for Jones. The Guy Ryan Johannesen I Shea Weber. They had PK for awhile now. Isn't it interesting. How history starring a judge that trade completely opposite? Yeah it's changing you know. I mean the they've brought in good players. At least they lost Ryan Suter for nothing and I think one thing that taught them as. We're never doing that again. Now I think the one thing is we're going to find out this kyle terrorist thing. Is this a coaching thing. The somehow tourists and Lafayette were oil and water. And he's suddenly going to be a better player now that Latvia. Let's gone. That is huge mashed from player in the world championships last year. And you know I still go back to that year in Ottawa where they went to the eastern conference final. He was so good. Like I think there's a better player there now. The one thing I will say is. US Kyle tourists to people off the record so you can get an unvarnished opinion. You get a lot of different reactions. Some positive some negative I like him. I've always liked them. I think there's a kid who looks a quiet. But he's tough and he's got pride and he cares and I've always liked watching his game. I've always felt he was a better player. I have no idea what's happening in the last two years. He left at the word skilled by. Oh Yeah of course. Yeah you'll of course skill is important and I thought that goes without saying I really got the sense of you. Watch David Poile. One scrum were talked or was asked about tours. At length this year he was exasperated aspirated with the situation. And I've gotta think the whole terrorist thing played a big role in the change. And I think that's going to be huge for Nashville Nashville to see if they can turn this around. Can John Heinz get to Kyle. Tourists were Peter. Laviola didn't so I was talking to someone about player tracking backing last week. And this is someone who's quite close to it and I said what are you most curious about and he said I'm most curious about two who players. I'm what is this going to tell us. Who is this going to expose? Who is this gonNA shine? And he said there are two goaltenders at arm. I'm really curious about and we're going to get more accurate. Snapshot of them employer tracking comes in and I said WHO's that and he said Carey price in Pekka Rene to see if they've slowed down. I think player tracking is going to teach us a lot of both. I agree passing these. Teach us a lot about shots. I think is is probably going to prove that you don't have to have a great shot to be an effective goal scorer in the NHL. I think he's going to teach us a lot about goaltenders and I wonder about those two specifically to this sky. Those I was talking to. I agree I wonder how much how much slower those two are now specifically than they have been because they look like different goalie. I I agree with that. I don't think there's any any doubt about that when I look at Nashville and their future and poile. It has been trying to do things. There's no question about that I you know. I think he's had terrorists out there. We all know that he's had Craig Smith owed their. I tend to believe he's had Michael Grand out there. Although I can't prove that Toivonen was another guy I actually forgot to put him on my notes of this week. I think he's been out. There are to the big question for me. There is is he willing to go more than that to go deeper indeed turn into sellers while look. He's not trading Yosi He. He's not trading alcohol. He's not trading Ellis Dante Fabra. He's not trading that guy why would you trade that guy. Are you treating being Viktor Arvidsson. I don't think so L. A. Forsberg. I don't think so. Maybe maybe I don't know I mean Ryan Johansson's got five more years at eight million per matt Duchenne in year one of a seven year deal. You know the guy who I think would be interesting as Benigno. He's a center is four point one million which is very reasonable anymore. Years left to one one. I mean you could make deal easy easy. The thing is you're not you're not making ideal unless it's a war we're giving up deal or doing something else as part of it because you're not making yourself better to compete for a Stanley Cup. If you're trading Nick Benino you know probably and that becomes the question now for David poile point you make the decision okay. We're in we're going for. This is why the next you know the next few games here. If the Nashville predators are crucial John Heinz and he comes in the Boston game. Is the Boston game. Pasternack kicks off the Fund and It's a we. We Go Boston Bruins. But that's his first game in. She has a chance to work with the team. But at a certain point is in David Boyle going to have to make the decision okay. I know we've added last year. We added maybe maybe this is the year you take that one step back at trade deadline. It's gotTa be thinking it no. He said he was thinking about. Are we going to be a seller. Wayland of you right yeah. We really got some soul searching to do right now. I mean I gotta do. I wrote thinking about Where we're going here here for the rest of this year? I mean I think there's a lot of people I wanNA talk to About different things. We're going to have our time staying in Dallas here because we bought all over Scott's in and we're gonNA start rid extra. Get off this call. With our scouting meetings both amateur and pro. We'll be talking about the future and amateur side. We'll be talking about the trade deadline headline on the on the pro side right now. We are not in the playoffs and I'm I'm open for For business if you will by when you have that core are you selling or are you reloading your reloading. You're not selling because you're not getting rid of the big boys. Everyone's still in play right. You picking around the edges. I think grandma and might be the most intriguing name the you mentioned by the way the him and Benin Nino may fetch the most out of all those guys then. You're reloaded on that we'll start officially Welcome to the podcast brought to you by the the all new. GMC Sierra Trump's the David out there will be joined by Ryan Nugent Hopkins Larsen and Oscar left ball minute left in the four on four perfect interceptor. McMillan governor mcdavid against Morgan. David beat of shifting. Roy Store beautiful big chance at the highlight reel goals. I've ever seen one so Louis address. Arrest them then he just was not going to be denied. He's been all over this cable by longest atmosphere back one. Morgan Rhyming. Terrific defense minute. He wants the celebration afterwards. Just nobody wants to be the one I'll do this. Thanks a lot here at under doc. Speed in tight elevates over Tomahawks what I'll call by connor mcdavid connor mcdavid yet another goal to year candidate. It right there. Only handful of days into the decade for each we already see the goal of the decade Connor mcdavid turning around Morgan Riley and scoring afterwards. It doesn't cover basketball into different lifetimes. Just get that out of the way they did. We just see basketball nice pretty much. The spacing was exactly that. Put it this sway. The people who do Hits of the week or plays of the week or plays the year or play of the month. We've got all these shows here at sports that they just got an easy one. Here's some candy. Here's some candy. File that one away for next December so first of all. I watched the goal. And I have to rewind my wherever. Let me just see the second thing is I think the actual goal itself. The move he made on Hutchinson is getting shafted by the rest of the play. Like everybody's forgetting how he put it in the net and the third thing is you know I went to the website to watch riley out his scrum after the game. And you know Morgan. Riley is just one of the nicest guys around and he knows he goes out. He's going to have to answer this and the moment the one reporter brings it up. He's he's just got this look on his face like hurry up with the question already so I can give you. Can they answer. Yeah obviously a good player. But I mean it's more than that team game so a tough loss but we've been going good for a while now so we'll regroup tomorrow and we're back at. Here's another thing about mcdavid. His smile to success ratio is very very low. He's almost never smiling. Dale Hunter ask well. I just think he's a quiet guy. And plus also they've gone through a lot of losing right and you know this is home rank in Toronto and he never scored there and he hadn't had a ton of success there. It was nice to see him smiling and Happy Abi and I love. What was that line at the end? It's great to get out of here or something like that. It's always fun to play here and it's always fun to leave here as well so so like I laugh at that I wish I saw and you know I think it's all because of the losing I really do. I find it hard to blame him like I do I do know that in Edmonton there have been complaints both externally and internally about the way he looks in his interviews in Okay and my opinion on that is it's hard to be happy or look happy when you've only been to the playoffs once in four or five years of your career. Whichever one this one is because if he looked happy people would probably rip them for looking happy happy when the team's not doing well but I know this is a conversation out there so it was nice to see him smiling smiling like that after a game by the way yes I knew everybody talk? It's okay there is one person out there who has brought it to my attention that connor mcdavid twitter feed his last two likes are Toronto may believe tweets breath and he is convinced for this reason that Connor mcdavid wants to be a maple leaf. Is that person Fan Producers Makiko. I bet you told us point that to me last week on radio fast enough when I got to the shock but I just have to say that. That's why his response. It's great to get out of here. Made me laugh I'm glad to see a guy like that happy. That's what it is. Listen there's been it's been challenging for economic gave it. It's been challenging for a while like let's consider a couple of things here. When's the last time I mean real championships? Certainly when's the last time. Connor mcdavid one. They've won playoff playoff berth. Minor hockey. And you'll remember. That was a tough playoff for him too because initially when they were playing San Jose they weren't giving him the match chops they were taking him off is for certain matchups and I remember. We showed at the beginning of a game. Once he didn't get the opening faceoff because they didn't want him out there. I think it was against couture and you could Seattle frustrated. He was and I'll say this as much as he can look frustrated dry seidel opponents say looks even more frustrated. And you know you're you're getting them and that's the thing. I think that it's tough. Because you want your leaders to be optimistic and positive but when you've done that much losing it's very hard to be optimistic and positive and someone's going to rip you if you are handing away a story idea for someone here but Somewhere down the road. What I WANNA do is peace? Probably better for video than anything else. On the best goals fights assists hits in every building around the NHL and when it comes to Air Canada Center Slash Scotiabank Arena for me. That mcdavid goal is rivaled. Rivaled only by Nathan MacKinnon Henrik Lundqvist at the world. Cup Hawking. That whole shift was fantastic. Dasa's de Misfire Open. That look like daylight to sue. That he couldn't handle the pass McKinnon's the other way takes their shot. One May to save his shoulder. Gosh despair was up there with him. There's a breakaway way past a senator Daniel alone immunity go nathan conviction. Good row. Right mood suits one. Chris clock that off right here they come again at center. City was McKinnon's I can't believe guards. Pete Mahovlich Golden seventy-two on Tread Shack was probably the best goal scored in that building. I would say curtain back Harper or Clark and talk the best fights loggins. I was named Clarkin Talk. I it was ridiculous you know but as far as ACC slash Scotiabank arena for me is between those two goals. And everyone's gotTa have. That moment was going to have their own recollection. I remember watching that goal the other day and thinking to myself I'm watching basketball is a basketball play spacing thing it's incredible. You know. been waiting for a while now because I covered him extensively in junior hockey. When you play with the Aereos Ecomomic David would do this thing Where he would play with his speeds? He'd grab the park in his own zone on K.. And right away defenseman bailing SIA showing the nameplate and he'd approach neutral zone at about three quarters speed. And then you get to the neutral zone. And by the time he got to center ice he'd start to slow down a bit and defenseman would close gap right around the Blue Line and when they got close enough he hit that year and he was gone zo and he burned so many guys like that all through junior hockey career. He just that much faster than everybody else. Are we now here with Connor. mcdavid starting to see him play with his speed like he did in junior because it was dynamic it was spectacular and it was every game every single game. How do you say hasn't been able to do that already? He's been blazing guys but it's been like right from the get go just gone gone just trying to do. There's a conference you get. You know this for after a few years up you can start to okay. You know what I'm not just going to go full pedal down. We've seen Connor mcdavid full pedal down since the get go in the NHL and been waiting from start to play with that speed. I'M NOT GONNA go full speed here. I'm going to slow it down. I'm I'M GONNA draw guy. And then burn them sought junior all the time. I'm watching that play against Riley Mike. Are we getting that next level. We'll connor mcdavid now. Five seasons in you don't ask don't know how to answer that just simply because I'm used to seeing them do almost whatever he wants at top speed. Yeah yeah late with your speed now really mixed guys. I mean I'll watch. I'll keep an eye out. Take a little off your fastball. Every now and then my fastball comes in at fifty six as long as an hour. We should mention by the way a little bit later on the podcast. Theo fleury who has New podcast Will be joining us here in a couple of a couple of moments you know. I think it's it's GonNa be interesting. So you know Edmonson. They didn't WanNa do hall did they. Just didn't like the didn't want to give up what they had to give up. You can haul enough five ninety the other day. The time is now the time is now to compete for a playoff spot. My goal over the next two or three years ears is to try to make us deeper better than we are today. But certainly when you've got connor mcdavid leandre settled. Do do not nurse cleft bomb take time to compete for a playoff. Spot is now if we can get in much like last year. Columbus knocked off tampering. Somebody knocked off jewelry and we're we're we're we're Edmonton in the playoff run. It just got to get in and then it's a brand new season so so certainly on the short term try to make the playoffs in nineteen twenty over the next two or three years become deeper become better so that maybe we can have better regular seasons. But I don't know that better regular season means that you're going to go on a longer under playoff run. Maybe needs it. You just have a little less stress the January February. But you're always gonNA have stress and once you get in the playoffs it's white. I'll tell you this people can say what they WANNA say. You've actually got to do it right. And that's never that's never been. How can hollins conduct you so you have to see this like you can't see this right now? Listener but as Merrick says stupid little grin on his face. Like I told you all-terrian smile. I told you that this can all says that. But if he really wanted to do that or believed it he would trade for Taylor Hall now because to your point he didn't want those prices in Arizona trying to make they're always in playoff mode. Yes but they're not gonNA do any cost like the one thing about Jim. Rutherford is is. He's dying at any cost and it's word for them like there was a point last couple of years where they had nothing left trade really. I knew I heard last year. The teams are asking Caleb. Addison who played pretty well for Canada World Juniors now he looks like he's going to be a player for them but I don't I believe that he's treating it as all go for it. I think he's treating it now as yet but I do think he's starring. Say what can I we do to help us for short term. You know like all of a sudden. He's starting to make a bit more noise about. Maybe does he do a rental. But but I don't think it's a big time rental. It's not the kind of rental that necessarily it's not a Taylor Hall rental. It's the next level whatever. It's not even Chris. Chris Kreider rental. Maybe it's Tyler Toffoli Rental Chong Gabrielle. Paseo rental I think that's going to be a big price. I think that's GONNA cost sure. First Rounder Center. You're not getting at a and you had a great November. You're not getting Zhong John. Gabriel Patio for for what. So here's my scenario. Then this is all fine to talk about the beginning of January It's the weekend before the trade deadline. Edmonton's two points out. Then maybe they go get someone but the thing is you know like you're not making that deal without having some sort sort of trade protection in place you know. I have always believed that until proven otherwise until somebody convinced me otherwise they can Holland is out. Dare saying I'll take another first round high first round pick. I'll take another lottery pick now. Maybe that changes you know one of the things that is interesting using their next year is that they got the world juniors their next year it do so how many people are gonNA look at their ticket packages and say am I buying for the twenty twenty twenty twenty one oilers or buying the world juniors because those world juniors tickets. They're not cheap. They're not cheap only at in this podcast. Only Jeff. American afford them My money makes noise in my pocket. Elliott's is nice and quiet. Let's that's he's got the long cash bengals as I walked down the street. Elliott is nice no actually island caches. Island cash is king. I look at it this way. I don't believe that the oilers this year can haul inside as I gotta make the playoffs. He's in year one of a five year deal making five million per again another draft. Pick okay but now. They're starting to move there in the race. The World Juniors are there next year. Do People hold off on their order. Tickets go by for that instead. You're only human right. Hang on I do wonder about all. This is part of the cheese in that trap. If you're the oilers making the playoffs this year we're building on next season. If it's another season the oilers is need. Don't make the playoffs. What's the appetite to buy? Well that's the bowl this again. That's what I'm saying like you go and you do something to get your team and listen. Maybe just happens naturally just happens like this team is turning a corner and the safe percentages are going to go up and it's going to be some found money down the lineup and it just happens because it might happen that division it just might but if it doesn't I think that's all part of it like you know one team. I think that I I watch now. Two teams actually. I kind of watch now and say how is business going to affect their decisions are buffalo in Philly see. This is a whole other conversation to lay the change in the game where there's no fighting anymore and there's not a lot of hate in the regular season. I oh I think affects those two cities as much as anywhere else in the league. Philadelphia can cease is awful. Oh to buffalo blue collar town and you know the other thing too is his buffalo's attendance is down but did you see their winter. Classic Greetings Number One always number one but their constant instant but the things that we listen. What I'm saying is buffalo a team that hasn't made the plaza similar drought to Edmonton their fans? Love Hockey but they're not going to the building. There's only one thing that's worse than that is tickets that are bought and the person doesn't show up. Yeah that to me is always. I can understand a ticket that goes unsold. I think you're in real trouble when people have bought. Tickets are choosing not to show up then disaster. That's bad ad for you. That's that's really bad. It's also saying that they can't get rid rows their ticket to somewhere else at the story that I remember about the Blue Jays this is when the Blue Jays I opened skydome and they had a powerhouse there when they were winning world series teams. Their math told them that they could fill. Oh an eighty thousand seat stadium every night so they had fifty thousand people at the Dome and there were thirty thousand people that wanted to get in and couldn't And and where's that all go and I do think the change in the game and look I've had this conversation with brains sharing with what we know about concussions. Now you can't ask people to do that job and I think the general public is less understanding of those kinds of less understanding. Adding in terms of those injuries are part of your sport. They are but people don't want to accept that answer and I think the change affects some cities more than others. And I think you know Philly hasn't won in a while. They have been going. The play Offs Buffalo hasn't won a while they haven't been going to the playoffs. I think that hurts just as an aside. My own personal thought on it is people are attracted to the danger of hockey. They see the danger her but they hate the reality. That is sometimes when it's dangerous of course get hurt. That's exactly what it is true. Can't have one without the other. Well there's no stomach Ahmed for the injuries anymore. The NFL is having an unbelievable television year. Unbelievable television your their ratings are way up you look at basketball basketball in the states. The ratings are way down the NFL which was the sport under siege a year or two ago it seemed like their ratings are way up up and you know I think that in Canada too. It's been affected the the lack of hate in the regular season. I think it affects the attendance Vincent Viewership. I do You mentioned the Philadelphia Flyers. That is a team that is night and day home and on the road. Maybe the most pronounced of anyone at Wellsfargo Wells Fargo and having from last three games It spectacular on the road. They cannot win. They just finished up a road trip as well Lost another game. What happens with the Philadelphia Flyers? Like as I look around teams and now a lot of this conversation on the podcast is going to be directed towards trade deadline next couple of weeks or crucial what is happening with our squad because all of the sudden even though they have the tiebreaker as we record this podcast Columbus caught them. Blue Jackets caught the Philadelphia flyers for Wildcard John. Tortorella is this the best coaching job. He's ever done so far based on personality. Look I wanted to get the Columbus on this part. It's like why he was so mad that night because he lost his because he he lost the goalie and I heard that there were conversations in the organization about because he I think he started he was just started ten games and twenty days and I heard that in the organization. They're talking about he's GonNa get hurt he's GonNa get hurt he's GonNa get hurt and damn he goes and gets hurt and Elvis hadn't won a game up to that point co foreign wines now one four or five and those guys they always play hard they never virtue but they're doing with players like Kevin Stenlund Jacob Lilia. MLB BEM stream. Eric Robinson and like these I assure you outside of Columbus are not household names around the NHL There's a lot of people scrambling to their NHL pronunciation guide when they're watching a Columbus blue jackets game trying to figure out. I can figure out how to pronounce Eric Robinson. Yeah that might be the only one But Amalgam from Yup. I mean like they're an by the way that guy can hammer the puck. I'm just waiting for that guy to get more comfortable because his one timers are disgusting. But you're right like he's been able to innocent Zach Marinsky's on a different planet right secretary's got fifteen. I'll always go back to that year. Where Columbus had the ridiculous power-play Sam I am gone for the first half the seas I how was it was islanders? Eighty one seventy seven level of power. Play was ridiculous so I might always go back to that as the best performance that we've seen from behind the bench for John Tortorella but this is outstanding and there's another team like there's a team that went after Mitch Martyr during the summer. Yeah they have a hard time believing that we didn't get him so I'm just GONNA sit on my hands all you. Well people have been saying all year that your MOCHA lions. been waiting for the right moment now. I think you kind of have to figure out. Is it worth doing it. I can't see them doing rentals again. Like we can have this discussion for the millionth time. I completely absolutely supported what they did last year. There's Times you have to go for it. That was their time to can't do it that much. So if you're going to add you think he's adding for term but he likes to look you know their their goalie situation is so wild that last week Brad season. WHO's their coach? Their goalie coach in the American Hockey League he played he had to dress. And they played Milwaukee who's number one the AHL and they beat them five to four and thesis. Not that all these thirty three. I looked it up but he hadn't played all year and because they're short guy. This happened to last year. Two we through on the equipment late in the season two But that's I mean. Their whole organization is tight in terms of depth and there grinding running away at it the Govorkov defensemen like I remember they fought to get him over like caroline. I didn't know a lot about him. I remember I asked winds lines. He says that guy is going to be a player. We have to get them over here. And he's really good as much as we focus on players like mathew brazelle Mikhail Surrogate Chev in the off off. Season is our F- as coming out of their entry level deal. What's pure Luke? Dubois GONNA cost them. It's going to cost them a lot of money. But what's a lot of money. Well it's going to start with a six at least MM maybe more. The one thing about Columbus is there grinders they grind you on deals. Negotiations with them are tough. We're on skis negotiation with them. He had gone short term. That was a tough negotiation van. Berger was a tough negotiation although that one unfortunately it hasn't worked out for them and Seth Jones was a bit. I don't no no of easier is the right word but he got signed right. After I got that big deal in Florida and I do remember because I remember. I reported the deal deal about a week or two before it was going to happen and someone from Columbus called me and said. Are you sure about that. Because they were scared and I was like yeah. It's going to happen. You Know I. I can't repeat Pete the various words that were on that phone call Josh. Anderson's up this year. That's GonNa be the next one is going to be interesting. They hard lined him last time. that's right because he didn't go to training camp because he didn't have the deal and that was at the same years Andrea South in the same age into their affairs clients. And they both. Yes right right right right. You mentioned Tageblatt a second ago but yeah Tortorella you know in this whole thing. That's been going on the reckoning as we're all kind of calling it now coaching. I heard the bell called him and said is there anything we need to know here. And I think a lot of people really curious. Because you knew the microphones are going to be stuck in Anthony Declares face and You know Anthony Declare thought really stood up and said no why everyone's asking but it's is not as bad as it looked. I didn't like that obviously but it's not as bad as it looked and I think we all kind of wondered is is all this was going on. I think a lot of people thought that John Tortorella was going to be affected. Now I do know one thing. I know that last summer when they lost a lot of their key players I shouldn't say a lot of their key players and they lost a lot of the guys they brought in and they lost Panorama Borowski he did say internally that he he was gonna be different because he knew the team would be younger and he couldn't explode like that You know when they came in earlier in the season Knick Felino did say that there were some times where he saw Mount Tortorella. Getting close. Didn't Iraq now I. I did hear recently. There was a time. He wasn't too happy with the way they played late. And someone said to me. Apparently he went in there. And it's like apparently I'm supposed to be a nice guy now while screw it. You guys are terrible today and but I think the players there's no question. He has made an effort to adapt recognize. The team is going to be a little bit different. But I think it's really interesting. I I think the League reached out to him and asked him. Is there anything here we need to know you mentioned Josh answer was no. You mentioned Josh Anderson a second ago and that's someone who's completely a unique and everybody wants time. There was a bunch of Josh Anderson's around the NHL. Everybody had themselves a Josh Anderson. Yup Anymore talked about that. He's kind of. I'm curious about that kind of regular season right. I remember the first time. That's he really popped for a lot of people to use a Brian Burke a term popped is when he challenged Chara in Columbus Boston game. And the thing that was frightening about it was was retired was facing a second ago with Kana mcdavid one of the more terrifying things. I've always felt about fighting some Alexa. Dino Chara is when their space between the two of you and you have to speak to each other to engage Yaacov Trenin. Yeah can Ayar respect for that right. When have we seen Shara buckle? Ross ice later I tried to get credit just after the char is GonNa take issue. Couldn't the forty two year old against the twenty two roll. Traffic is all. I believe. Tragic distrust the bits of Sodano. Donald Charles their contact crushed who was on the four. The boy he just leveled backboard took issue and he got a great right-handed drop bets. Take a look at the punch that trend's GonNa land here all my e Char's knees buckled. This is why I wanted the rest again. There right away. Shredded is just this great their pockets of rate. They're all my gosh. I can't I can't believe it. I remember watching that game. With Colby Armstrong Anderson takes on Chara and it was almost that. I've arrived moment for Josh Anderson because a handful of guys that have the guts to do that specifically vaguely when you have to speak to each other to engage. It's not just part of a scrum and spontaneous and you're right in front of them the space between the two. That's gotta be frightening. What goes through your mind as you gloves are on the ice and the guy about the fight I hope survive is few feet away? And you've gotTA Skate eight to engage. We ask Josh Anderson last year. I think just needs to relax and and try to get good grip is really important you you kind of want to stare them down and and try to get that good grip where you want to really hold them but I I think really Relax Inn and you. You don't really see me actually. You're relaxing a fight after he got hit once. But I don't know it's something that I've been used to growing up in junior. I thought a little bit. And and then like you said squaring up against guys. You're not really thinking too much on really thinking. Throw them as fast as you can and see if you can get them with a couple cool so aeronautic glad. That name came up in very quietly. He's having a really good year with the Florida. Panthers and I know the Florida lately has taken a a little bit of a dip Tough loss on Tuesday night against Arizona. coyotes do you ever thought or two on Jonathan Hugo. Oh what a year like like. Didn't you think that Barkov was going to be there all star forever and ever and ever Rahmen. Yes and now. It's Hubert. Oh the best. I kept secret on the left side in the NHL period. He's been fantastic. How good is that contract? Look right now. It's a great contract. It's a great car contract. It looks a little bit better than Bobrovsky is right now just a little bit. What do you think of the Panthers Right? Now they lost to Arizona on Tuesday night out. Somebody told me that was in that. Press box that it's a really wearing ideal talent right now. Look you can see it on his face. How unhappy he is with the way? It's going as Christian Rieger net. Those Broschi I guess he's going to play against the canucks on Thursday night. This has not worked out yet. First Year of those big deals. It's amazing how many people don't perform up to plan you've had the conversation. The weight of expectation live up to the contract etcetera etcetera etcetera. They all talked about. We have to defend better. Do you think they defend better. I think neck Akbad. Does I think he's the he's the guy that stands out for me for all of them as Aaron Button and he's been pounded for years. He's taken you can say well listen. You probably shouldn't have been put in that position to go up there against first line players every single night the Florida panthers but this season I don't know what it is. He's healthy he's mature. I don't know he's had a really good year so far for the Florida Panthers but I don't look at them and say are that much better defensively or is it a score goals and a month and a half ago. They're getting tons of saves right good December for them. I don't disagree with running away right now and the story in that division is Tampa Nro Yup just took apart heart Vancouver canucks for themselves on a seven game rip now. I put on Fox on economics in that game to odds were good like there was a really good my odds of the second period. I gotTa tell you like my betting has gone really poorly lately and you know this is what happened was so that night. It was a Saturday night hockey hockey night game. Pittsburgh was in Vancouver and broad besser always scores on Matt. Murray and I was up up several hundred dollars on my wagering. I don't bet ridiculous amounts but I was up about nine hundred dollars on my wagering. Who and I put a bed down on Brooke Besser to score on Matt Murray that night and I canceled my bet before the game start? I just said not feeling any scored. I'll free and since then my nest egg egg has plummeted. I'm not a gambler. I don't gamble on sports or anything at all Is Hockey not the toughest part to gamble gamble on no I. College football is is it. Yeah more than Hawk. Their kids right and when I always talked to gambles always tells me. Don't bet on hockey still hard. Though their props it interests me. There's plenty of propping thing I I did this prop when I would. I would have done something like that bad. As far as betting on games tough yeah so Tampa their neuro record so all of All of my at least friends because I grew up in Toronto are so excited the lease or avoiding Boston but now they're worried they're going to get Tampa Boston. I'd spoken to some people they are and I said you guys are bored. Aren't you like you know. He doesn't matter until April and it's not true. I mean I know our results. Don't look that good. But it's not true. And they felt really strongly and Julian Bruce Bars on a number of interviews lately where he's Talked about this. He said that you know there are underlying numbers. They really believe in them. I think the interesting thing is is that he mentioned it to a few people that he researched the last. It's ten trade deadline's and I did the research. Because he wouldn't tell me what it was like. I'm not doing your work has get. I'm not doing it for you. You know it's interesting interesting lake the blockbuster at the deadline the last three four cup winners haven't done it and nobody who's won. The Cup is traded their first rounder under since two thousand fifteen and they're the only one to do it since two thousand twelve at the deadline. So you know what that says to me. Is the Tampa sitting there and saying we're going forward with this roster. We'll see what happens because they got too big contracts. They've got to sort out between like Anthony. Sarah's leading there Ford's and ice time Gamer love and surrogate chev is really starting to go. If mcevoy's what foreign in change in Provorov is six and a half. What Sergei going? Well I think it depends on term right because mcevoy short term I assume circuits circuits have does a bridge because they don't have the room to give them what they get there. They're coming into trouble so I think he goes for it Sees where they end up but all of a sudden they're really starting to go see all that stuff about this team. The team has won the Stanley Cup. Hasn't traded their first pick pick man. It's interesting to look at. It's interesting to read but I kinda throw all that out. I don't think there's one formula. I don't think that there's one. So you're basically you're basically like everything just ripping my entire blog. All I'm saying is well maybe in a sense yes I am. I'm saying is. I don't think that there's just one way to win. What's the Mark Twain Line? History doesn't repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes no. I think the key thing is if you're going to read did it the key thing to take out and this is what some of the other guys told me that when you take a look at all the first round and the last four or five graphs chiefs and see who was traded for first round pick and how many of those players really were impactful or not in their situations. That's the alarm bill. How much of that is people? Just over value their assets could be like. That's the one thing that hockey's always been knocked for is every general manager again. Why Brush statement here overvalues? What they have in Minnie's that's why there isn't the volume of trades that there could be or maybe should be in hockey? We think that means for trade deadline this year. I hope nobody will pays any attention to which I hope they have. The same opinion you do or else we're going to be sitting there doing nothing One of the teams will have is on the Calgary flames. Well I think the flames New Jersey. Now where's Montreal coming in and all this now to First of all months Shaw can't win at home And they can't win one goal games. They've lost eleven one goal games now the last two games. They've lost By one goal they've lost to Detroit three times. This season Montreal has that's staggering to me can't score and can't score. They need some beef. Now by the way Kovalchuk in two games three assists very very small sample size But no Anthony Stewart was a big fan of that move. And that's why mentioning you're on the podcast. But what is Montreal. Do you know Mark Berge minutes. I am not mortgaging the future. But if you're not mortgaging the future to help right now are you helping yourself reading between the lines there. Well the thing is and we talked about this briefly. He was on the pre game on Saturday and he doesn't look rattled like there is some. GM's they know they're in trouble and they look rattled publicly. Berge of N does not look rattled. And maybe that's what he's pointing to look what's coming or does he say listen. One Goal Games are a coin flip. Don't put too much in them. It's called ice and a rubber puck bounce here bounce there. We're right back in in. All these games are record isn't as bad as it looks right now. You know what I've heard. I've heard the Canadians are doing a lot of work into or asking a lot of questions about why they can't get top players to come to Montreal tax that's one thing media. I think that's another thing. Just the pressure. I sure you can do nothing about either. Yup Neither are changing. I and I don't know Berge vans in trouble or not. I look at him and I don't own see a guy who sees himself in trouble the way he carries himself and he talked about how he believes. He's got to try to project a calm attitude to his players. And that's one thing I do believe if you're Kojiro. GM or panics. The team is GONNA panic. I do think the Canadians have been asking a lot of questions around. About what do we have to do to attract top for like they've been seeing there with cap room for a couple of years. Now I look. I think you know carry price resigned to stay. Hey There Brennan Gallagher. Scientists Day there Max Domi was very happy to be traded there. They've tried to get some those big free agents and they can't get them to come there specifically french-canadian. Well you know I mean that's an issue. I remember one player. told me that it He's say he asked to. Who's been quartered by Montreal and He has the play there and I guess the player had family. The one one was already there. I'd family owned like a collision shop or something like that and the Canadians lost and people would just drive up to the store and they weren't even customer they'd be like what the bleep is wrong with your son last night or your nephew or whatever he was. I wonder if that's one of the reasons that you know. The Canadians are being patient. Is is because I think they're looking at it like this is a bigger problem is our. We saw the offer sheet in the summer. I do I get players is offered I. I think so. It's a good point. It's a really good point. If no one's GONNA scientists is how we get players you know. They're always like the jake. Gardner turned down their money money last year. They were around Mad Duchenne like I don't really think that mattachine really wanted to go to Montreal. I think his heart was set on Nashville but they were around it. I think the Canadians are really struggling with that. And I think ownership recognizes that. I I think Geoff Molson is one of the people asking those questions WanNa audio flurry here. But let's do it by talking about the Calgary Flames With Michael FROLIC gone. That opens up cap space for Brad. Tra- living MHM Names that we have heard before include. TJ Brody include Mark Jankowski. What do we expect from Calgary? I don't expect silence islands and inactivity. I heard that when he made the trade for fully like he got a lot of feelers because he came out that night when he held his media conference with the reporters. Erzen said. We're GONNA do something with it. I think you got a lot of interest. I mean you got cap room in this league. It's a powerful thing. The one thing I heard is they're not interested in a rental and make sense because they're probably probably not good enough. It's like there's something going on in Calgary right now like. I didn't talk to true living when I was I talked to try living for the feature. We did but I didn't really get a chance to talk to him about how the team there's a real feeling out there. You know not only among the media but I think even some of the scouts officials from other teams were there that night when I saw them play. Play the Rangers. That have Calgary. It doesn't end. Well for Calgary this year they're going to break up their core. Johnny Joe Sean. Monaghan Mark Dantonio. I ah well GIORDANO'S GONNA retire aflame like I. I don't see that going anywhere. You Know Monaghan not scoring time. But I've heard they're at least happy with the way they asked him to compete and be a little bit harder and I and I think they feel that he's attempting to do that trying to do that. The guterro thing is is really interesting because because I think they're kind of at a loss for the way his season's going you know they've talked to him a lot. The tried to work with them. You know he's on pays as for forty three even strength points I think so that would be the lowest of or the second lowest of his career. Excuse me since his rookie season. He's not a power play phenomenon he's fourth and even strength points. The last two years behind mcdavid Kucherov Kane. That's the lead company. Do you not just look at good dro- and say well this is just one of those seasons and they happen because freeze this time last season. We're talking about the Hart trophy. But here's the thing is that the clock is starting to come down with him. He's got two years left after this year. Right and at some point in time Calgary is going to have to make a decision on a Dui. Keep them be. Do we think he wants to stay here when he's a Ufa. Like I think they're going to be a point where they start to have these internal conversations but there's a real real feeling out there that they're not happy with their he guys and if it doesn't change they might make some Moose interesting without step away. We'll come back with Theo. Fleury ex flame Who has new podcast? And that's next on thirty one thoughts the PODCAST The everybody feel flurry. Welcome to my podcast. Many people over the years asked me well when you knew your podcast and they say well real here. It is the sacrifice as he was tied on. Larry gets it again. Let's Sir you be on every shape Erie. The slot area shot spread when they first came to count by was kind of wondering you know is going to be strong. Strong enough of her just could take the heavy hitting in that. But you know I got hit my very first shift on the ice and it didn't hurt more confidence rate. They're no I. I was allowed to our meal and I don't think it's the size really cyst. Use The ice here advantage. You try to stay away from the big guys you know but if you see a chance to get in there to scope cares for the ajar more time Chicago wins. There's the Oh he's GonNa take off and he's gone watched a quick shot. Doc Not Hard Sean Creek well-placed find a way to get the ballot club in the second. The I never dreamed that I can do do so much in so little time. And I'm just so happy. The guys are great and give me confidence every every day. I'm on the ice and I felt a feel that you know. That's a big asset to John Lennon. McDonald's guessing it'll tell me every day you're playing good. Keep it up. Keep the series. The seven Elliott pleased to be joined now by someone who is an ex. NHL Should probably be in the hockey hall of fame by now and has started his own. podcast Theo fleury of the Theo. Fleury podcast joints thirty-one thoughts the podcast. Theo how are you today. Thanks so much for doing this. Great thanks thanks for you. Get everything you needed. Done down the rink. Elliot's I did yes I did. Thank you for asking. I know you're very concerned. There's always a guy like that on every team what who's late I'll be we'd all be. We'd all be on the boss. You know waiting to go wherever it is. We needed to go. And there's always one guy that uh no there's always lagging behind the bus leave without them. No no you really sometimes depending on. WHO's the coach? So okay let's start here so who. which coach would say to the bus? Go and which. which coach would say? We're waiting so the non exes- an old guys would leave the guy there and the guys would wait because there's a pretty famous story that one year. When Jacques Lemaire was coaching the devils Larry Robinson who was an assistant coach which was late to the bus? And Jacques. Lemaire could see Les Roberts the whole boss could see Larry Robinson and Lamar ordered the doors closed. I and the bus drove off. Quite I would wanna be another under. I can recall once a here in Toronto. Theo there was swine. Pat Quinn. The late Pat Quinn was coaching. The Maple leafs and I believe it was. Darcy Tucker was late for the bus and PAT wanted it to go and Matt sending Said No pat let Darcy come on late will take care of it will the deal with it internally. Just the players does that echo true from from your experience added in situations like that when when you played that was was handled within the teammates. While that's all we used to handle it back in the day for sure but I don't know I don't know what it's like now. You know what's interesting interesting about being retired is You know just that. I don't have to remote missing a flight or missing boss and being late for practice or any any of that stuff so it's kind of Nice though not asking worry about that stuff anymore. But what's the best as you as you know very colorful. No yeah that. I miss the slate and their bus and never miss a practice so and now. You're you're podcasting. Theo Y podcasts. Well as you may or may not know you know mental health. Is You know at an all time high in awareness where you know we we all know the fact that You know the majority of us you know go through struggles and and all that but you know all that being said we have the highest awareness around around the subject of you know Mental Health and addiction and all this stuff but on the other side of the coin you know we have the highest suicide sideways on the planet. And so you know the million dollar question that I don't think is being answered is why is into into all of this awareness. The turned into action getting people well so that they don't get to that point of hopelessness where you know they. You know their the only alternative or their only option is to kill themselves and so you know I wanted to create a safe space in in society where you know I can talk to all different kinds of people from all different walks of life to hopefully get to the answer as to why we have these high suicide rates and I really believe it's because we have not created a safe space society yet where we can you know talk about suicidal idolize ations and you know yeah. I was at a point point where I wanted to kill myself. Or you know whatever it is and open up this you know this new space in this new dialogue where you know we are providing hoping instead of judging and pointing the finger out and you know this doesn't affect me and all this and you know what I find really interesting. Is that game at the Health Association says that one out of five people suffer from mental illness. And I think that's a total hogwash. And it's a bunch of BS and it's actually five and five that all of us at some point in our life are going to experience some sort of challenge all injured or issue that When we go through something like that leaves the remnants of emotional pain and suffering and any any type of emotional pain and suffering mental health? And how are you know. Come this well. We're going to overcome it as all of us. Not You know a few you. The distinct people out there who are advocating for mental health. I think we all need to be a part of this. How do you feel these days? Oh how do I feel. Yeah I feel probably eighty percent better I still struggle with anxiety panic depression. You know all these things but what's more important is that I do have a set of tools. Now that when you get get in those situations in those Low points I have tools that help me. You know change my mood very very quickly what do you do. How do you do that while? I'm trying all the magic spills. Okay okay. All this synthetic brain chemistry application. I've tried a lot at a gun in my mouth Sixteen years ago because of that. And what I found is that there is you know sort of an underground group of people out there who have taken a very holistic listrik approach to mental health and so meditation Yoga breathing exercises getting on the phone talking to somebody. Somebody's about it. You know there's all different kinds of holistic approaches that we never hear about and they have zero side effects and for me well five years into my sobriety. I was struggling and I was like you know this is what sobriety is all about. I don't want any part of it and you know what I realized. was that in the in the twelve step programs. The first three steps is all about spirituality. So for the last I guess nine years I've been on a spiritual journey and because I do probably seventy five percent of my work working nab original community in Canada you know. I started to participate in in their spirituality and and it really changed my life and took me to a different level of calmness. And he's happiness joy. You know all the things that You know I wasn't experiencing before I decided to you know go on a spiritual journey. There's a lot of people that have and it's it's become more acceptable now. Socially that have used psychedelics to essentially rewire their hard-drive whether it's Iowa Oscar ceremony Whether Red Steinfeld trip to mean Whether it Silla Sivan on there's a lot more research analog more understanding about it. has that ever been anything. That's that's interested audio dabbled in obviously A little bit. But I don't think there's enough science yet around it and you know because as I wrote my second book with a narrow scientists conversation the rattlesnake even is like five years ago. We weren't talking about this stuff. And so the data is being compiled now by the science community. And you know hopefully you know we'll have some A lot more more concrete research around you know and and you know all the things that you were talking about but I I liked the fact that if I'm going to use Something that's GonNa boost me that you know I do. have some scientific data around it and there are year-old side effects from You know means sort of dabbling in in that side of of the mental health system. I just wanted to ask you. How much hockey do you watch now? Not a lot you know. I'm on the road. Two hundred and fifty days a year speaking also awesome. It's A little bit more difficult to watch but you know obviously I watch my hometown team Kart flames players but so they can You know I do some work with flames. Game Nights Sore Shannon experiences Do probably twelve hours a year. So you know I kinda Kimsey around but other than that. I'm in the field of Trauma Mental Health and Addiction. Twenty four hours a day seven days. Do you play anymore I go to Mario lemieux fantasy up every year. It's very and that's basically the only time I put around my skates really. You don't play pick up or anything like that. I don't know how to play for flying. I respect that feel I. I can't tell you how much I respect that. And you know there's always one guy out there who thinks there's a NHL contract available and he looked at let me as being a smaller human being. And I have to tell him that continues his behavior. I will have to hurt him and we know you can we saw. There's yeah there's always that one guy that that thinks the Zamboni drivers actually a scout and his there with the contract in his In his in his hands remind them. Don't look at my points. That's looking pounding minutes under pelling and most of those were stick infraction. They weren't fighting majors so the world junior championships is always an interesting one for ex ex-players players that have played in it. You of course part of the eighty seven squad. which is you know one of the more interesting world junior hockey championships? Ever and word interesting is doing a lot of work in that sentence Do you still get a chance to watch the U. Twenty's the World Juniors who the I watch it religiously probably the the thing that I enjoy the most. It's the greatest hockey tournament. On the planet on it was amazing quarterfinal semifinal coming final. And then the final is was epic you know. Can you remind me what happening seven we remember eighty eight there was There was a guy with the name of Guntur Sabbath skew. Thought it'd be a good idea to turn some lights out during a skirmish. Oh that one. Yeah yeah why. Why forgotten because we we'd already had like fifteen or twenty brawls already during the in the in the Western league before that happens so but what are some of your fondest memories emery from that from that tournament well Let's see hockey. Canada now goes to the world junior with probably a hundred people staff players coaches all that you know we went to communist Moscow in nineteen eighty eight. I think with less than thirty people and we beat the Russians in the same rank where Paul Henderson scored the goal in nineteen seventy two and I believe the Russians had a line of fed off illness and burry that it Mark Ricky Robby Demayo and Adam Graves. Shut them down and Yeah we beat them right in their own backyard. The year whereafter the ball. And so you know. That was an incredible Experience be a part of that. So here's my last once you theo. It's Jeff introduce you as somebody who should be in the hall of fame. I've interviewed players before I remember. I always just Jack Morris and he would admit it. It bugged him that he wasn't in. Does it bother you that you're not in or would it be important for you to be in. I think it's important for anybody that you know had the career that I had to be in the whole thing but you know I always say the work's been done you know I can't go back and I can't change anything you know. My career is is my career and The bug me. Al Flu bugs me. You know when you know I'd see guys who had similar career such as myself. Who are already in there? And what's interesting is that everybody thinks that it was my diction that ended my career. That is clearly false would ended my career was. I could no longer manage my mental health symptoms. You know I was having panic attacks before games and you know. My depression was crazy. I had some concussion issues that I never told anybody about Towards the end of my career you know and so everybody thinks that you know it was. My Addiction. took me out of the game. It was always might mental health stuff certain so if I'm being a black or whatever you WANNA call it because you know I had an addiction issue will then you know not arguments out the window. Because it wasn't it wasn't that it took me the game it. was you know that every every night I laid my head on the pillow Because I never slept for twenty seven years after my sexual abuse opt and because I was molested in a dark room where I can never see my abuser coming out being and so all of that stuff accumulated towards the end of my career. And you know nobody was talking about mental health. Nobody looks certainly comfortable with talking about sex abuse at that time and so so you know it was just an accumulation of you. Know all the Experiences that I had as a child and as an adolescent that finally I can no longer manage any of it and and that's why the end of my career ended the way that it did and so you know I would hope Oh that compassion from the hockey hall of fame voters would at some point come into play this and realized that dislike when they said if Eric Lindros didn't have you know multiple concussions. Yeah he he was a shoo-in and I would say the same team you know in my case you know. I didn't experience sexual. BCC Young Adolescent Hockey player. I'm sure that My career would last the longer you know would have been more productive than than it. Was You doing some important work. And it's fantastic. Theo thank you so much for stopping can buy into ensuring some of your thoughts and as always in every interview. You've ever heard you with or been part of your Transparent and honest. And it's such an important Gordon thing to do. And we thank you for sharing thoughts on her podcast. Thanks thank you feel you know. That was great. Thanks sorry I was late. You got to buy me dinner John You gotta deal. That's going to be on Elliott's tombstone anyway. Thanks to figure. That was. Fueled flurry of the Theo. Fleury podcasts I would just say something. I know. I'm always always late and I have no problem with flurry. Busting my balls for it. I would just say in this particular case. It was actually work related. I was at the warrant morning. Skate for Winnipeg Peg Toronto and I was actually doing work but it was always on Elliott Friedman fooling around being stupid lateness. This one is legitimate to me me though now having worked with and no new for a number of years. You're never late big into the pie. That's the way it is A couple things before we get to Hashtag ask thirty one to see Mackenzie blackwoods face after the Ryan shot you see how that caught him and how that damage his face behind a mask. You mentioned thirty one thoughts for good reason going back the Western Hockey League when you play with the brand kings. This was always a guy who could could hammer in. You've made this point alster. Well we're both believers and they should be inviting specialists Zillow's like I WANNA see charn however go head to head one more time Webber will be at the All Star game this year but I I WANNA see Chara get one more chance before he retires. I WANNA see and and they should bring a guy like pu walk into them. He uses a one twelve flash which is basically a crowbar joke that he's tried a higher one but he can't get a Rishaad away away with it and I asked him. Would you WANNA go and he goes I. I'd love to try. There are some guys that want to go to this to it. Quick thought I duNNO V. Not going you know. First of all I liked the Dylan. Larkin apologized I thought that was that was really well done. I mean the bottom bottom line. Is You know everybody's trying to grow the game. And you can talk about the all-star being a job but when players openly disparage it like that it's just bad because is it damages something of your so I like I like Larkin apologizing and I know he probably didn't mean anything bad by it in the first place is just not the way he's wired. You know the lovie thing. I always wonder if this is Olympic related. Because they didn't go this protest. Yeah I wondered that before in the past when he's not wanted to do nhl things when he's balked at the idea of helping to promote the any because he's always been so helpful. We've talked about this. When he came over to the league he jumped into everything? Yes Dan he could barely speak the language but but he did anyway. I know he did everything so I generally don't get annoyed him for this because I think he understands his role all to me. There's something that forces him not to like. This and I do wonder if it's the whole thing the guys as you play with him A couple of years ago in Washington. They said that watching the Olympics and not being there really bothered him bothered him a lot. I can see that. No obviously this this guy a lot of pride in Russia and It wouldn't surprise me. You know I wish that what could happen is he would go. Oh and just kiss babies score signs tomato graphs. Yeah there I am the same. That's what I wish but I refuse is to believe that this guy who has always been spectacular when it comes to promoting the sport and his team suddenly wants no part of that. It's not the way he's wired speaking Russian hockey players Eager Sherkhan. Yes it didn't start off greats with the two goals comfort and and Mckinnon right off the bat without you. Okay Way to feed the sky to the high powered offense of the avalanche but by the end of the game that it was fantastic. Oh yeah real good fruit. And he'll tell you so Gorbachev is no longer a waiver exempt cracked so I think the Rangers are going to feel this out. And what are they GONNA do. You know it's been kind of a weird ride for them because they had crowd routes off go back and now he's back. They have Anderson Overseas. So I'm sure a little bit is we've got to show Just York and we're serious and he's going to get a chance is to play But three goals is not fine. And I think they're gonNA feel it out they're not rushing to trade your Gav the other one is it just check. Is there any chance lundquist. And he's he's not going to chance so I guess they're just going to have to deal with this for a little bit. We are going to have to get an official pronounce her on it. Just your can because in the NHL Pronunciation Guides Shish Durkin. And that's what John was calling him on Tuesday night. A shout by offer denied my Sterkel McKinnon winds it in cadre. Good play land. Scott say there has he got across centers. There's one bill. Maher show cirque in outstanding down low Gerard chose to canned just Turkey and said no to that one long now there have been cage all translations altay you know. It's distortion Jerkin. There you go you you gotTa Saddle on it. Because we're all going to have to get used to his name because this guy looks fantastic and with that. Let's get to some Hashtag. Ask thirty ones and our first one k comes from Keith Olbermann. Okay what with Sirkin would you trade your give Hank Valiquette Weeks Talbot Giacaman recommen- Ville Muir Richter vanbiesbrouck. Gump Rainer get Ed Chabad John. Ross Roach and even dave tottering. I was texting with Keith Tuesday. They night During the ranger game and he is bought and paid for now for the new Russian and goaltender. This is the plan though like this is the plan of perfect perfect world like in a perfect world. You know Lundquist is one more year left on his contract. You assume that's IT and two years from now it's Georgiev anxious Jerkin right. That's that's your team. But there's three goals there to get. Well that's what I'm saying in a perfect world that's what you're doing in a perfect world. The three goalies system works yes in the real world. It doesn't always says oh we can't wear all mature here we're GONNA make it doesn't well. You know even Comrie last week. When I did the piece with him he talked about how tough it was to have goalies in Arizona so this is New York? Imagine what that's like with all the with all the media it will the other thing too. There is no jeff like you gotTa make sure works with this kid right like he has one start. You never know. He's going to have his ups and downs is GonNa be tough moments. I think you still have time. You know I'll tell you this. I do know of one team team. I like. I know they were looking at Brown goalies and I said have you thought about your give and you know. They said like they don't think he's available because he didn't. The Rangers long-term plans will see. I I don't think anybody is on tradeable But I do think the Rangers do look at this with a long-term view from Andrew Who Taro is it. Likely the sabers make another move in the next two to three weeks. They're trying to regain like he's asked for trade. They're trying to accommodate. Not that I think they would but it took them this long to get to this point right and we knew what they WANNA do and I. That's not me ripping Jason Botterill. So I think that's me saying that. Simply they did not want to make a move that made no sense for them from Dell Hunters Helmets This is interesting. I couldn't see see it happening for fear of injury but here we go given the attention given to player fitness training. How about a cross fit type contest? During all star weekend one player could earn the title of fittest player in the NHL. I think they should do that in the summer. I think it should be an off. I'm like the number program I would love to see like I don't know how old deal hunters helmet. It is but you're my age and so you remember battle of the network stars. Only that was a great show. He'll watch those things I if you've never watch youtube you bet going and you will not believe it. You will not believe that this show exists team happy days was ABC Odyssey versus NBC versus CBS. And and so and Howard cosell would interview people like it was a serious thing. It was brilliant television. I would love to see that in the off season you take everybody and there are Significant other to somewhere nice and you have a competition. When we worked at the score they had the CFL quarterback challenge which they did it for a year at the Squire member? And it was. They brought all the quarterbacks in the offseason to like this quarterback obstacle course basically throw the the football through the tire and a whole bunch of drills and we didn't think much of it is going to sound like I'm making fun of our place I wasn't but there were some things that ended up on on our air because nobody else y right and we took this thing and it became a hit and I think the evil telecom stole it uh-huh because they realized it was hit. It was really good. I think people would watch that and I think the personality will come out like in the piece. I talk about beauvilliers. Ah Yes so I go up to and I asked him. I got a noted Lula Morello sanding and he was kind of embarrasses. I it's kind of like I don't know should I have done it and I said you know you can only do this thing wants. You can't do it every week but people loved it. It was fine. It showed that hockey has got some personality. It's fine I think if you did something like that like the cross fit athlete or the battle of the network stars or whatever you WanNa do like I'll tell you I think the H. L. should have a player cooking show like they talk about. They have to have the stuff from. Brian Swears do you think the NHL should lower the draft pick compensation Asian on offer sheets to encourage more teams to use them. The top tier of compensation for first rounders seems to high well. Of course you and I would like that Brian Ryan but the League doesn't want that because they don't offer sheets so that ends there Jonas Larsen will lead US Anderson ever play in the NHL again. Yes I think you will i. I this season I don't know about this year. See You saw those quotes OFA between The great reporter had. Here's the strange thing about at that like it's obvious that there's an estrangement here between the rangers and the player but he said he was suspended and he also said he's injured injured so it sounds like to me that he needs a bit of a mental health break and you know we just talked about everything with flurry. I see. No the problem with a young man who still young man getting a mental health break. I think it's good for him and it's good for the team. I don't know if he's back this year but I think he will be back in the NHL NHL. Somebody will give him a chance. I think more young players will start doing that. Timothy Lil you grin did that before he was drafted and there was the draft year where he had mono before but before that he had taken time off because he was exhausted And I think it was going to start to see more Younger players do that Cheney Aitchison Hope Hope said that right Cheney other than the rumors about having interested in Cova Chuck and Williams have the bruins inquired about anyone else to strengthen their the top six. I watched that Edmonson game on Saturday afternoon and watched Bruce Cassidy. mangle the the lines up in the Pasternack spot and wanting more from the BRASKIN crunchy and change at all around. I'm thinking to myself I watch. Watch the game man. Would Chris Kreider look good on this bruins team. My opinion changing almost on the day on Kreider Guy. Because I've had guys tell me. They think the Rangers are starting to think more and more about two they keep them resign and again. This will all play out over the next six weeks but you you get rid of them you. It's hard to replace big strong advocate movies. Yeah and you need those guys laser than edge. You need those this guys and I could see it. You know. They're starting to get some some things going offensively. They're top couple of lines. Have some chemistry. Neither one of the biggest things is. How much is gonNA cost them Savannah? Jasmine flato great. He's fantastic as legit. The jet number one senator in the soling it up. So that's the number one thing you've got. How much is have been? I think that's actually a bigger question than Kreider is how much it's going to cost Asu. But I've had some guys tell me that they think the rangers are thinking more and more at least a boat. Can we keep him now. I'll tell you this. I do think Boston if they wanted wanted to. Could do a deal for to fully almost any time. I think they know they've got that in their hip pocket so the question is do you do that or do you wait for Kreider back to the Rangers quickly. I look at that team and I. I don't don't cheer for a specific team. I cheer for Fun Teams. I love watching certain teams sern years. The Rangers are getting real close to be the in real fun. Like when's the last time. And maybe the answer is Y- Armor Yager. The Rangers had a player as good as our Tammy Perrin. Who It's Yager? I was thinking about this like. When's the last time a player that good was on the home side at MSG jogger? That's yeah this team is and he was an MVP level player. Yeah WanNA finish up with one thing. Justin Williams one year contract try up the Carolina hurricanes seven hundred thousand dollars. I like that it was Coburg media. That broke the story. Okay I love that but would it not have been the ultimate storm surge for him him to go out last night as the storm. It's kind of a missed opportunity by the way I gotTa tell you. Someone told me that negotiation was a grind. I like someone said to me that you would think that was the easiest negotiation ever because Justin Williams wanted to go back to Carolina and they wind him and brindamour wine him but like Tom Dunn is a grinder and everybody that was a grind. That was. It wasn't even someone directly we saw someone from another team team told me that they heard you would not believe how tough that negotiation I watched the game on that I saw them in the Swede Yuck ended up all buddies and dungeons showing him something about golf swing and their buddies and their bowels. Because you know how you know how it goes. There's business in there's pleasure right all right Anything to add from our first week back now back on a regular schedule he promised to be better next week right. Yes we got a key. This week I wasn't good either. Let's let's face it but you know mediocre man is almost. He's in midseason form. He's insulting our producer. Thanks Amel delage For putting everything together and making it it sound listenable in your ears We will leave you now and thinks that the flurry for stopping by and check out his podcast. Theo fleury podcast. We leave you with one of the hardest working Canadian musicians and who's about to hit the road on his freedom winter tour we featured Eamon McGrath earlier on the season on the pod. But we need to get the title track from his seventh studio album auto show. This is guts even Girl AH

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"Calgary today. What covered in snow? Always Edison last week, right. Same ridiculous man. Elliot Friedman, do you have a favorite hockey season? Is our one year that pops for you? It's still to come back out or, you know, you know, here's the way I look at it Jeff. I've been very lucky my career. I've gotten to see incredible things. I've gotten the cover things. I never thought I would ever get to cover, but there's one thing in my career that I haven't been able to cover that I would still like to, and that is being part of the broadcast when a Canadian team wins the Stanley Cup, and I don't care which Canadian team it is. As we all know, the last one to win was Montreal ninety three. That was the left university, so I've never done it. I've never covered a Canadian team winning the Stanley Cup. That's on my short list of things I still wanna do. So that will be my favorite sees, but up until now they've all been the same. No. I've is same as seventy. Six is same as ninety. Okay. You know, what are the ones you enjoy watching as a fan and what are the ones you enjoy watching as a reporter because it's interesting like last year Vegas in the Stanley Cup final. That was a hell of a lot of fun. My liver didn't like it, but the rest of me. Sure. Did you know I told the story before I grew up a Blackhawks fan, two thousand ten when they finally won the first time after fifty years, that was a fine year the first Stanley Cup by ever covered all the way, but was buffalo Dallas in ninety nine. So I guess that would be a a highlight for me too. But I'm the kind of guy, and I think this is really help to me is that I can enjoy most things like there's things people will cover the all. This is awful. I hope it's over. I hope it's a sweep or whatever. I don't think that way swine enjoy most things. What will you eighty seven. I've talked about this a lot. Yeah. Forty seven then. No, not in the media as a fan. Okay. Jimmy for media, two thousand eleven just being right in the middle of the right in Vancouver with me and Scott Morrison, you know? 'cause walking through you actually more Morrison than me while man walking through tear gas and crystal meth fights and horses and cops and trying to get back to the hotel. But as a fan eighty seven was the one to me. That's always been the gold standard. Now does that include the Canada Cup here? Okay. Eighty eighty. Seven was eighty six eighty seven was the season for me because it was a dark period of my life. A moment passed away. I had sort of given up on my the stream of making the OH l. it didn't work out for me. I was at a down spot for hockey and it was almost as if this is gonna sound just so ridiculous. Overbearing. It's almost hockey said hold on comeback, and here's we're going to give you an amazing year of hockey. We're going to give you the eighty seven candidate Cup, which is until that point, the best hockey ever saw my lighten. We're. Gonna give you the Easter epic, the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders fantastic game. We're going to give rendezvous. That's gonna be spectacular, and we're going to give you the flyers and the Oilers seven-game thriller Stanley Cup final it would that to me. And again, this is just by liberal arts degree that was hockey, pulling me back. That's why that one is always stuck with me. Eighty seven to me was the reason I'm probably still here here we are the season's about to start. I always sort of looked back and wait for wait for some of the shine to lessen and it never has hockey pulled me back. So to check out of all of it, everything in life. But at that point is like I'm done with hockey and pulled me back in its store. I was eighty seven for me. What do you expect this year in hockey? Well, this is always one of the most fun times of year for me is the beginning of hockey season like that first day is you know, the two doubleheaders Canadian double header. The US doubleheader. There's the banner raising a love, the banner raising one of the things I always. Look forward to and we saw it on Monday night was the rings being delivered to the team in the capital Gotham on Monday night and getting bigger and bigger. I remember when the penguins got their first one, so they won in two thousand nine. Like I'm talking about the first one generation not mareo so they came to Toronto, not long after they got the rings and somebody told me that their rings were value each one at twenty eight thousand dollars US. This is just gotta level dwarf that. Yeah, and the one thing I really like is that I think there's different caliber of rings, but everyone gets one like the employees get one. You know, I that for sure you get something, but those rings they're beautiful. So between the revealing of the rings, the banner ceremony, the Canadian double header. There's something about the the first day of hockey season. The regular season is one of my favorite days of the year, say something about the rings, would I be a bad hockey person said, I think he looked tacky, the bigger, the bigger they get the tack, your, they look like like griddles. Now these things are huge, actually thought the those ones were not that tacky looking. I look at it this way now to win is so hard. And if I was the Washington Capitals after everything I've been through, I would make something so big. I could wear it on my head. Stanley Cup hat Stanley, Stanley Cup ring hat like a golden ring hat. That's where it is like a net caller or something like that. I just think that team in that organization, if they wanna do something Godley, enormous and Godley they have earned the right to say we can do it. You know, it's the the lesson from the rocky movies, it's harder to stay on top to get their penguins of done. It lasts three cups of come from the metro penguins went back to back. Can the caps go back to back? Why not? Because this hard. It is hard, but when you look at their roster the they're good enough to do it to me. The biggest question is, are they satisfied. The penguins weren't satisfied. The second aren't and still aren't, and that's led by Crosby. Yeah, and I think Malkin's got some of that to all types of last week, and I was in Washington the second week of the season. I think it's Toronto Washington's we're doing a big piece on Ovechkin, and one of the things are said to him in the interview was nobody can question you anymore. No more losing no more penguins and you stop many looked at me and goes, you tell me what's the next question. Can you do it again, as I said, can you repeat? But I love that answer from him. I loved it. It's like he was saying, all know, I know there's going to be more. It's not over and braiding towns. You talking about Stanley Cup, you talking about Olympic gold, anything. It was his way of saying, again, he thinks in Russian, not English. So I'm extrapolating a bit, but he's saying, I know there's going to be something you guys aren't done with me yet, and you know what hold say. Could that be Gretzky's record? No, I think you're talking team. He's talking you guys. Are gonna find something to pick apart on? Okay, I'm misinterpreting. Okay. You guys gonna find something that will be down with? Yes. This, we'll find something for Crosby painting. It's art by addition, but for Ovechkin it's art by subtraction, it's sculpture. He's guys. To find something and you hope. He said something really interesting. He said that as far as I can tell, they're criticizing Tom Brady right now on what grounds? Well, if you're an NFL fan and they, you know, they know they're not care. They killed the dolphin, so it's better. But you know, he said it the first two weeks. They hadn't been flying very well and Brady was hearing criticism fans down Ken hall. And I'm sorry. Yes, I like that though. Out of them, it was to me that was a little bit the fine from both of them and Ovechkin Hopi are very much the cornerstones of that team with Backstrom. But you know, Hopi is a bit of a defiant guy and over a bit of a defiant guy. And I liked that out of them. I like the fact that they said Ono. We know this isn't over that says to me that they are still hungry. And I do think Washington's capable I've do who else is still hungry out there. So I was on the Nashville. A podcast last week with Tom Willis and Brooks Bratton they asked me about Nashville and you know, we talked about this a little bit last week, like how many teams are good enough to win the Stanley Cup. Like when you sat down the beginning the year, so I counted nine. I would say, I think right now I could pick the win the Stanley Cup, San Jose. I'm not there on San Jose. You're not there on. You're on line. With sounds a San Jose. I've an eight be, and that's Vegas. I think they get shafted a bit. 'cause nobody believes that last year was for real, but I think they're better than most people give McGregor for Winnipeg with you Nashville with you Toronto getting closer still not there. Tampa? Yes. Boston, no. Pittsburgh in Washington. Pittsburgh. Washington? Yes. So you have to less teams on there that I have you have you have Boston, you don't have San Jose? No, I think San Jose could win the Cup. I have made police either. I think they could win it if everything breaks weight and this is that's that's the whole league now. But that's the unspoken story of all of all of this. Look Mark mash shea. I remember Mark Messier was in studio couple years ago, and he said in the salary cap world, everybody has a weakness who can best overcome their weaknesses, who can. I think all those teams are capable of overcoming there. We, that's how I grade it before it kick off the podcast bleak Wheeler. By the way, the wind. Peg jets will be joining us here a couple of moments. Meantime, whatever couple of thoughts on the the all exciting waiver wire today, you mentioned the Washington Capitals. They pick up to me tree Askin Buffalo Sabres pickup Remmy, Allie from Dallas, but the big to to netminders go, Philadelphia Flyers, claim. Calvin Pickard Carolina, Hurricanes. Pickoff Curtis mcelhinney I would guess the Toronto didn't think they were gonna lose both of them. I figured that they thought that they were gonna lose one and I thought macaroni was going to be the guy. I, I really believe someone was going to claim him. He played really well for Toronto and not easy games. You know, Toronto makes it very clear. If you're the back of goal, you're getting all the terrible games. You're getting the back end of the back to back with the other teams sitting there and waiting for you and Curtis mcelhinney great job including putting them in the playoffs two years ago against Pittsburgh when. Dick, yes. Yeah, everyone forgets that they had to be the Pittsburgh Columbus, two hundred point teams and he came off the bench for injured Anderson one night. That way the save of the season. Ecalating on Sydney Crosby. And I thought for sure is gonna get cleaned. And then when darling dot hurt the other day, I was like, he's going there because he's not making a ton of money and they're gonna have a high waiver priority. I bet you they didn't see picker coming. I would bet they thought it was going to be the goalie this year in the in the American hawk even Philadelphia has some dings. There Carter heart sent down the h. l. I thought Winnipeg might have been looking for a backup netminder as well. The ad he's from there and Philadelphia would have had a better waiver priority than Winnipeg. Although, you know the interesting thing about bras, why is he trained with hell buck all summer. So I wondered if they thought they had some chemistry there. I don't know. Good question. We know when Hextall said the other day when they asked him about Carter heart going down to the miners, he said something along the lines of, you know, I like for guys to stay down there, but circumstances may be different this year. Maybe I should have seen this coming, but I would think the Toronto didn't think both of those guys were getting. Claimed they go there and try to get a goaltender now for the Marlies. Well, you know, what else are you gonna? Do we're gonna find him. I mean, you can say, we're gonna go internal and let are even younger kids have a chance to play. They do have other goaltenders in their system or you go out and you find something. It's interesting because because of the choices they made with their roster, they had the best defense in the American Hockey League last year. It's going to be thinner than that now because of the guys who are staying up led by Martin Marin some guys and he's up. Yeah, and I think it's going to be released because they really value their American Hockey League team. I'm curious to see what they do with it, or they just say, you know what? We're gonna give chance guys were here. All right for three weeks now for the sort of the podcast for three weeks. Now every time I've seen you, you've been carrying the same book gridiron genius. Have it in front of you right now? Are you actually reading it? The prop book, all the books have Aleve around the house just to let people. Think that you're reading it? Mine is infinite jest. I'm gonna. Justice your, I'm gonna Lehrer here because Jeff Blair told me the story news covering the Jays. Remember the Jays head Miguel Batista knee had on the book. We'll Jeff was convinced that it was. It had never been beyond page three, and it was just there to make people think that he read the Gandhi book. No, I've read this. I'm almost done. You know what? I am really trying to spend less time on social media this year, and you know, read more. It's just as you know, it's hard. So I'm almost done and I'm looking forward to my next book which is called bad blood. You mentioned this off air. This sounds like a fascinating. Well, there was a company called throws, and they were basically, you prick yourself and you Lena about your DNA and your health situation top to bottom, and it turned out the company was a billion dollar valuation built on, lies in the and the reporters names John Kerry when he wrote a book about investigating the company for great things about it. And it's next one of my favorite sports props stories was told me by John Shannon. We're working to game and Ryan Reeves was fine as when Reeves I think was was Saint Louis. And he was talking about his dad Willard Reaves, right, legendary CFL. They said wooded Reeves was famous for bringing a briefcase, the practice and bring a briefcase, two games. I'm going to work. I'm a businessman told me inside the briefcase comic books. Brian Reeves, father, whether trees, let's begin the podcast. This is thirty. One thoughts brought to you by the all new two thousand eighteen GMC Sierra thin. Now. Now. Running back at Sutcliffe. Oh, is he gets cleaned out by Wilson onto a stays down. A host of Blue's are coming to talk to forty Bernard, grab them right away. Here's the way you'll see southwest move across. Delo Sundquist Sundquist the puck and there's the follow through Wilson Wilson back check in the right side to cross suck was, does not see him out of his right eye and referees, Raymond, and south assessing a five minute major to the capital's power forward. Not good news for caps, fins. All right. Elliot. Here we go again for as well. Thanks for all the compliments in comments. We got last week about only talking Sagan but also Dallas. I had more people text me, yes, and pulled me aside about Dallas, green, like hockey people, I won't name them 'cause I want to embarrass him angry like local guys that we didn't invite into meet Dallas because they're huge fans enormous. Well, that's because you're selfish person. I am. That's right. And so are you. One either we didn't, but thanks again to Dallas green last week and tell her say, coming up this week, play Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets. And for that conversation, in the meantime, by the time this podcast is released. We may already know what the number is, but Tom Wolfe is probably going to get a big one. The hit on us for Sundquist. It's interesting that Brian MacLellan the GM of the capital's come right out and said, one of the reasons they made the ask Dmitri ask and waiver claim from Saint Louis is because they're preparing for this and from what I understand the pressure on the NHL do something here is enormous. So you know, Sunday afternoon, it's the last Sunday before you know, hockey season starts with my family. We were watching football for a little bit, but then I was out and then all the sudden the first text came, did you just see what just happened? Yeah. And then there were more and there were more and then you start to figure out with Tom Wilson son fist. And I understand that the phones just blew up in the NHL offices to like, did you guys see this? And I'm not surprised at all. He was offered in-person person hearing. The fact is it's it's Wednesday morning in New York and capitals play Wednesday night, obviously, with their banner raising, and they liked to get those things done. So in the league tries to push back on that stuff from other teams. So the other teams media, you name it. It comes from everywhere and the league does push back on that stuff. 'cause they're sitting there saying, you know, if he does appeal this, we don't want the appearance of bias, but I, I was told just the the amount of messages calls, whatever they were off the charts, like people were demanding that something get done. We've talked about Tom Wilson a lot on this podcast. Anyone that runs any type of hockey media has had the Tom Wilson conversation last season. We sort of arrived at the point that you know. Tom Wilson is unique because there's no one really like him in the NHL and that's true. Once upon a time, each team had a couple of sluggers a couple of heavy hitters. Now, there's only a couple of guys which makes it more and more pronounced. Then, you know, we're growing up and I think the Connor mcdavid group was the first one that grew up with this rules package. Just being hockey did not the break. Any habits didn't have to relearn the game. This is just hockey and they go up and go through minor hockey where there isn't that volume of heavy hitting like that anymore. There's not head hunters really anymore. They get weeded out by the time you get into mean junior hockey has fighting rules in their weighing in on your heavy suspensions, ten games, twelve games, twenty games like they're heavy suspensions, junior hockey now for head shots. So generally, by the time you get to the NHL, these guys are weeded out. He's one of the last men standing. The last man standing of that type of body checker. I agree with that thousand percent. You know, he's a good player. He's a reason they won the Stanley Cup. Plast gets gay. He's a retired player guy of our generation Jeff, say that there's nothing wrong with that hit. And the point I said to him is, you know, when you played, there was nothing wrong with that hit. When Scott Stevens played, there was nothing wrong with that hit, but now it's different. And now there is something wrong with that hits. I think the change that statement to that one. There was nothing. There was say, there was no. It shook me a long time to get here to there isn't the stomach for this anymore. Now, with what we know about concussions, and even though the NHL is fighting the concussion lawsuit, don't tell me it hasn't changed the game. You know the NFL settled, its concussion lawsuit. But if you watch the national football the, you can see every week how much the game has changed. If clay Matthews has gotten all these penalties early in the year and people are fighting, is this really the same thing that the NHL is going through the bottom line is your consumers don't have the stomach for this anymore. Now, I think the biggest question again, you said recording this before the hearing last spring in the penguin series. He had two big hits. One was on doom. Lynn was on astronauts. He didn't get suspended for the doom when he did get suspended for the astronauts. I know that one thing that happened was with the astronaut hit. They had video that showed he got the head that the main point of the contact was the head. Ended up being a broken jaw. The fact is you can have a broken job. You hit the shoulder, I, but they had shot and they didn't have that for Dumont. They weren't as confident in the camera angles they had for Dumoulin and from what I've seen was sunk. I it's hard to tell. And to me the question is, do they have a shot that says, he clearly got stunk his head because the second part of the question is, is this avoidable and absolutely it's voidable if they ever shot that says to them that they clearly got sunk his head, he's getting a big number. He's getting a very big number. I wonder what constitutes a big number at this. There's twenty five. Yeah, there's some. You never gonna satisfy some people like you could throw twenty five out them and they'll still say not enough that if you wanna arou- to get rid of this, get this out of the game, get these types of it's from this specific player, but. Everyone has a different number. Everything is precedence, right interests Hosa. Well, I do because if the league wanted to do that and I don't know that they do want to do that. I'm just saying if they wanted to do that. They could point and say, here's Torres, and that's what he got. And that's the way this all goes. Right. 'cause it always gets lawyer up. Can we justify this on appeal? And if Wilson doesn't like George Perez suspension, he can go to the Commissioner if he doesn't like what the Commissioner says, he can go to the arbitrator. The risk is always that the Commissioner of the arbitrator could give them more, but because there's something in the book that says, you know a guy with a history like Torres. Got this. I think the league could argue that he could get that if it wanted to. Okay. So either way, Tom Wilson will watch the banner raising ceremony, not from the ice, but from the stands, not wearing a jersey, but wearing a suit really nice piece by the way, no thirty one thoughts. It's dot CA this week, but a really nice piece on how John Savar s got to Toronto. This is a fascinating one. The euro Elliott for those that haven't had a chance to have a peek at it yet. I wanna get some. Of the specifics of it in a second, but give us the wide brush how John got from the islanders to the Maple Leafs. I think the thing that really happened was the first thing I want to say is that John Varas is blessed with very loyal friends, and it's obvious. He's a very good friend and they are very good friends to him. There's there's a lot of anonymous friends of his who spoke to me. And I think the reason that they spoke to me was because they feel that he has been portrayed unfairly. So that is one of the reasons I think they were willing to talk. I think the big thing is most of his friends thought he was going to be along a New York under for life. And as one person says early in the piece, it was the perfect storm of bad things to happen. We had a bad year. We didn't make any move at the deadline and all of a sudden he went home and he started watching the playoffs and he's. Thinking another year without it and then the Maple Leafs got their hooks into him. And that's what a lot of his buddies think that persona in the piece says he thought it was seventy thirty before the week of the free agency that he was going back to New York, and I had multiple people tell me that Lula Morello almost pulled it off. But I think at the end of the day, it was Neulander Matthews Monir tha virus. And I think the whole reason that this. This whole thing's happened in Toronto at some degree is that they promised. They promised to virus that all these guys would be together. And that's why we're starting to see the pause with William Neulander. Yes, and you'll people said, do make a mistake coming on the podcast, making the proclamation. He did. Can you keep all four of them to Varas Neulander Monir and Matthews is the salary structure allow you to do that? We can and we will. I say one, no, because we want guests to come on the podcast and be honest. Yeah, but I say to, I realize now he was backing his promise to John's Avars. I read the quote here on this podcast and inform it by the reality that is, I know that Austin Matthews reached out and was part of the come to Tronto pitch. Yeah, we know that Mitch Marnie talk about this piece. Amber talk to Michener about this. Weird it on the on our preview show two days ago. I got called from Kyle and vows, and of got told that. On the ice for a quick little thing and said, I am accusation for the off season and obviously kind of get a feeling of who you know it's going to be four and kind of did some things on the ice into crazy. And the video I saw it was pretty cool is really well done. And you know, I think it was a really hard thing from turn down seeing it. What was the video? I was just, I mean, just showing the the past history of Toronto, the fans, you know, that kind of stuff is. Putting them in that atmosphere of feeling like he's Trump belief before it was. And I think kind of as a player playing I got, she was watching it. So as he was part of the bring John Varas to Toronto, so he was very much onboard the up was William knee, Lander part of that group that reached out John. I ask because I don't know. I think that he probably sent in notes, but I don't think he was like one of the primary guys. The other guy I think was Marlow I do think Marlow played a very big part in it because he's a guy who who's a quiet guy and be came from a quiet, quiet ERM market. Toronto. I do think Marlow played a pretty significant role. I'll tell you the the most interesting thing Jeff about the reporting. The whole story was, you know, a couple of weeks ago, I texted one particular player, and I said, can I'm working on something? Can I talk to you about it? And he texted me back right away and said, call me at this time by the way. Day John told me you were going to call. And okay. And then the next day I spoke to another person who I know those virus well, and we did our conversation. And then when it was over, I said to him, just out of morbid curiosity did to tell you that I was going to call and he said, actually he'd called me two weeks ago and said, he couldn't believe you hadn't called me yet. So tha Var's one of the things people say about him, he's really on the ball, and I found that very interesting. He was well aware of everything. I was up to a couple of things that I took away from apiece one point. He's on the ball. He's a smart guy, but the other thing that I took away is he is deliberate at times slow because he wants to be thorough when he makes the decision and he won't be rushed. Yes. And the only reason he had to rush because that free agency week is fast. Like you have to make your. Vision quickly. It's pretty clear if you go back to that week. So the draft was on the Friday night and Dallas. He was in Oregon at the time on his stag got married to beginning of August. And then he went from Oregon to LA for the meetings. And then he went back home to Toronto where he made his decision and everything else he does is slow as you mentioned, deliver it methodical. Those are the words to describe him in the peace and the fact that he had to do it that quickly. It really tore into him. He wasn't sleeping as well as you. Normally those is one friend said, you know, you're not supposed to sleep on your stag and even less than normal and up. They said he was missing workouts, which never does. And one of them said that he didn't think going Toronto was difficult choice as leaving the islanders. Like he said, that was what the most gut gut wrenching thing was was actually deciding that he. Is going to leave the team. You know, this is twice in a row now where John Varas one of the best value contracts in the NHL significant money on the table. When you consider, you know what he's worth with. The islanders were offering with San Jose Sharks offering already on, you know, with all due respect to Duncan, Keith, the best value contract in the NHL and he's done it again. You wonder if we're always fixated on which player made the most in the NHL Yager prong. Vinnie, hey, to do it and get contracts right away. Fasten who made the most money. I'm always fascinated with and there's no real way to tell who left the most money on the table. You could make the argument. The Wayne Gretzky love, left the most money on the table. Perhaps his hockey career, but in this generation and this era, I don't know any hockey left more money on the table than Gionta virus. And you're again with some players. They leave money on the table and they know they're gonna make money off the table right now if they want to. I don't even think he cares about that. I would just love to know and I, I didn't really ask for sauna about it because it wasn't my concern for the story, but I would love to know what the marketing opportunities have been since he signed. I can only imagine how companies are throwing themselves at him. I don't really know. I don't even think he cares. Yeah, I never got the sense that he wanted to be, you know, a pitch man for company. I don't get that feeling at all. I admire his his determination to his craft, and that was one of the things too is that struck me is one of the honors did tell me that he's never seen a player has much power in an organization as Gionta virus did last year with New York, like they would have done anything. He told them and another islander said to me, he actually thought that that was part of the problem that you know, he doesn't want to be burdened with these other questions. He just wants to worry about hockey great part in the piece. We talk about players tech, some, hey, John, to set a practice. Do something about this, and he was so serious. He's like, I'm not going to blow. This was the first time ever seeing Gionta Vars used to play a pickup game with a bunch of buddies at Don mills arena. I wanna say with Thursday nights, and whenever the Marlboros were playing dominoes flyers, we would always make sure to get there because that was the minor midget AAA game was on before us every week. Whenever the Marlies plan, we make sure to get there early and he played on maybe the best minor midget hockey team I ever saw was Johnson virus who was an underage or. Sam gonyea was on that team just invive chemo, Lou Brendan Smith. I think all those guys are still friends with is the Oakville mafia guys, Sam gonyea, and Stephan legions. Steve Mason, like that that Oakville? Yes. All those guys still take too. I think they are like some of them. It was fine. Like I went deep, deep, deep down the list, like I know you're a big hockey DB guy like I was going through dead. It was interesting like some guys were like, no, no, I'm not not talking again. I I really believe that the people who did talk to me, they're bothered by two things. He was like a traitor took the easy way out. And the third thing was that he had made his decision before last year like they swore that it wasn't until that week. No, they admit that after the trade deadline, they said it had to be moments where thought about it, but were they really said it changed was after the season. When he started watching the playoffs and saying, I'm not doing this again. Great. Presell sports net dot CA. We're gonna come back and talk to Blake Wheeler. When Jess next. GMC Sierra Denali sets higher standard in a full-size pickup for purposeful technology and performance features like apple carplay keeps you connected to what matters most and an available. Four hundred twenty horsepower six point. Two liter engine gives you the power to take on any challenge lead the way like a pro with the GMC Sierra. The now GMC we are professional grade. Very special guest Wheeler from the Winnipeg Jets. Blake, first of all things for doing this. Second of all expectations are high in the city of Winnipeg on the outside. Looking in, everyone's looking your team and saying they once again, have a legitimate shot at the Stanley Cup. What's the feeling in the room. I think we're excited to get going, you know, that's the so far away. I think if we learned anything last year for us your talk before the season expectations and you know the power rankings. Lots of I, it doesn't matter this time of year. We were on nobody's rate our last year, you know. And then by the end of the year, we we had a shot at it. So there's a lot of goes into it after two games. Last year, you know, we pretty much written off by everyone and we can learn from some of those experiences. So I think we can try to apply some of the things we learned last year, what made us good, try to build off of that. And that takes us, Blake, I've become a guy reads a lot about Nick Sabin and Nick saving is the process. I'm all about the process. I'm listening to answer. You just gave us and I'm thinking, are you a process guy? I think if you have to learn to love that, you know, you have to learn to love all eighty two games. This is it's a marathon be, you know that and you know, we have to come. Into the season every single day, every single game as cliche as it sound. But you know, we have to take those days and and try to get better every single day. I think you know everyone wants to talk about last year. I think it's it's time to turn the page on last year. And certainly, like I said before we can, we can try to learn some of those lessons and apply them to what we're trying to do this. You're trying to make a better hockey team, but that was last year. And you know, we don't dive back into the day to day grind and kind of absorb. You know what each day brings to us, then it's going to support from us your teammates. I'm interested in this line of questioning and answering your teammates have said they are two, Blake wheelers. There is the Blake Wheeler that we know as the reason we picked him as captain because he's an easy to get along with his heart's in the right place, and he cares about the team and there's also the other side of Blake Wheeler, which is the other reason we named him captain because he gets. Angry when we don't do things the right way, he gets angry when practices aren't done properly, and he becomes grumpy, Blake Wheeler when he doesn't like what he's seeing around the team in the rink. Can you talk about those two personalities. You know, it's, it's, it's a juggling. I think first and foremost, you know, you try to be regardless of whether you're captain or not. You know, I wanna be a leader on the ice, not just a guy that's in the room, directing traffic. So it's really important for me to to bring a certain level of, you know, intensity to practice every day, two games every single day. And I hope that rubs off on guys, you know, in a positive way. I think that there are times when that can boil a little bit. I think the older I've gotten better about, you know, kind of controlling one in wear and time and place, and you know, maybe who who's involved in that, but I think all in all it all comes from a good place. You know, I, I just genuinely have a high level that I expect myself every single day. I, I love expect from our team every single day and more than anything. I try to this out positive reinforcement more than anything and. Those days. You know, there's like anything else where you know we don't have it there. I don't have it, and the intensity gets revved up a little bit, and I think that's healthy thing. So when someone new joins the team, either someone makes a squad at a training camp, there's a trade waiver acquisition when someone new joins the Winnipeg Jets as the captain. What are they in store for. Well, I think that our new to our team find that we have pretty great group pretty quickly. You know, the guys that have come in that have been, do you know we welcome them, you know, with open arms. And I think we've had a lot of guys that fit really well with us like anything else. There's going to be, you know, instances where it just isn't a good fit, and I think that's that's true for any team, but more so than the not, you know, our team is is guys get along really, really well guys that are dedicated to to being good hockey players, a good hockey team. And I think we have a group that really pushes each other. So I think they're gonna do guys have really enjoyed kind of joining our group and the guys we've gotten have been newcomers who have made a big difference for us. You know, that's the thing like, I think that you guys have done the best is not only are you the jets a legitimate top team in the NHL. But when the team came back, there were questions. Would players want to stay and now you've signed long-term. Dustin, buffalo signed long-term. Connor. Hello book signed long-term March Shifu signed long-term. Brian Little signed. Long-term were expecting it. Some time that Patrick line is gonna sign long-term. You have, I think shown a lot of skeptics that good players would want to stay in Winnipeg that there is something there worth staying for. I think that that starts with social, the top, you know, I think I think our ownership is is followed as it gets. You know, March Inman is just such a such a great, a great person and he's around the guys, and I think the guy's really respect him and and the passion he brings for the city as well as our team and each individual guy. You know, he aggressive individual having a relationship with everyone goes a long way in our management's the same way and pull them reece's the same way. And then on top of, like I said, we will locker room full good guy. I don't think anyone signs on long-term here. You know, expecting it to be the warmest place the most luxurious place, but that without being said, you know, there's a ton of great people wanna pig. There's a lot of real positive to being a part of this community that way the cold weather in January. Elliot earlier on. Blake talked about the process. And you talked about it as well. I'm curious if there's one thing that's part of the process that you know you have to do, but you hate doing and you do it anyway. So one thing for you like that media. The hits a strong word, and I remember watching something about Niklas Lindstrom a long time ago. And you know, I think the biggest problem he got from from his coaching staff at the time was the little things the their team. I guess they called it. That's the thing that he was the best at. You know, he's doing the same things every single day and it's monotonous, and I'm telling you, like I said and threw game season is a marathon, and there's days where. It's no fun doing things in the gym or doing things to warm up or talking to the Bedia Elliott. But you know, seeing the scene, a guy like that who found a way to to love doing that stuff every single day and make himself greater doing every single day that that stuck with me. So of tried to trick myself on those days to to making it fun and enjoying it and putting smiling face, even though you know, inside your burning up, but I think carrying a positive attitude through things goes along. How many goals for line this year. It's hard to a number on it. You know there spurts that he has where he can't miss, you know? So obviously he's scored. Forty goals is here and everyone. You know, the natural thing is you wanna see him score fifty. He's more than capable of doing that. So I think that's that's a realistic number. But like anything else, you know a lot of things play into that, but he, he looks. Tastic starts is Nikki alerts as quick as Connor mcdavid. Oh, when Nikki is going, there are few guys that move like him. I don't know if I've ever seen anyone contacted, but Nikki is he's right there when when he's when he's flying around out there, if you guys that can move like in our answer might be Mark stone, but do you have a favorite Dustin buffalo and hit. You know, there's been a few that was on the ice for the stone one. At that. Ever. Then you probably have you won, you know, that was one where kind of hold building. Silence like you just did hear, you know, different. The couple here in the playoffs. Last year we're in the power play Minnesota. I believe it was back in in quite move. I was on there. Oh. But he was on his. So. From areso offered. This upper Butlin sits says buffalo and actually pulls out because he followed through the hippie. So ugly has to require a penalty so there, but he does it a lot. He does. You know what? I don't want take every game, but he, yes, somebody on the tracks quite often. And when he was gonna hit somebody, there's just nothing you can do and practice. I, I m hard just because it's, you know, I know he's not gonna go to hard back at me and he's just a brick wall. There's no be like, is there a team that you absolutely love playing that when you see them on the schedule, you're like, I can't wait to play these guys tonight because it's your type of game. I mean, when you say love is, you know, I don't wanna. There's no team that I serve on my calendar and say, it's going to be easy night. There's just no such thing the no, I I wouldn't ask you that. Like I, I'm asking like the just the way the game goes like, this is my kind of game. I love the energy. I love the intensity. I know this is going to be a great game tonight against these guys, and I love to be part of it. I never ask you to embarrass a team like that because you'd punch me next time on. No, no, no, I I know you are now. That when a team it did come off, like I was saying. So I really enjoy our games with Nashville. I think our teams are very similar. They're defensive or really active there Ford's really skilled, and it's just a fast game back and forth, you know, and and both buildings rock. And there's typically a lot on the line were playing guys and obviously are series last year was was pretty special. So we got a ton of respect to that team. And I think those games out the best in both workloads is one player that brings out the best in you that you know when you play that game, you know what he's gonna bring out the best in me. I think planning it's Nashville requires a lot, you know, out of out of my position 'cause I'm typically playing against like a Roman Josi or even at home and it's back and forth. You know, I'm lazy gotta backcheck. I'm gonna get beat up guys. There's just no opportunity to take a break on the ice so that that defensive core as a whole, they're kind of force you to to bring your game. You know, like I said, if you're out on the way back, it's probably gonna. Open your net. So those are fun guys played one of the top teams in the NHL best of luck this year. Blake, both personally, and of course with the Winnipeg Jets. Thanks for doing this. Hockey season is back with Tim Hortons NHL trading cards. Just one dollar with the purchase of any beverage play online at collect a win dot CA for a chance to meet Sidney Crosby bus taxes at participating, Tim Hortons restaurants for a limited time. Juicy that Chris Davis thing for Oakland for the fourth straight year. He hit two forty, seven, and they took him out of the game off to forty seven. That's Blake Wheeler. The Winnipeg Jets, your thoughts on bleak Wheeler. The player Elliot. Before I ask you about when it big jets, the teams just a guy who's really come a long way. I think that you know, I'm a constant believer in that. You can reinvent yourself if you wish. I think if you went back ten years and looked at what the reputation was of, Blake Wheeler is a player. It wasn't anywhere near where his, yeah, but that doesn't mean that you give up on them or you think it can't happen. This is a guy who has gotten older as discovered, more things as obviously learned a lot about himself. Obviously, from that interview, the thing I like the most was kinda high standard for himself. He's not going to demand anything of teammates. The isn't going to demand of himself and because he demands himself demand from the teammates, he got who'd you get from maybe the second best defenseman of all time, nNcholas Lidstrom. So I look at that as if I was listening to that, and I didn't know Blake. I would say, boy, like wherever I am in my life now I can be different. 'cause that guy did it. So why can't I all right off your Stanley Cup prediction. Like I'm not having any of that touching if we get kissed on. Can you try to ask them better questions like seriously, mediocre man is always at his best. That's my saying for myself fillet. You know this, we've known each other long enough. Okay. Finish up with some hashtag guests thirty one's apologies for not get into this one. Yeah, shoot you. There's no way you really like working out. No way that I really like working. I do the older like it. Why? Well, you're in good shape and you've been in good shape. I'll tell you like John McFarland who I interviewed for thirty one thoughts couple of weeks ago, Jeff suggestion. I mentioned that he worked out in the same Jim as Jeff, and he goes Jephson really good shape. So I'm trying to get in better shape. Now I, I will go on working with the spleen doing just, you know, join a gym right house and just doing some exercise, eating better and stuff like that. And I'm doing this on Tuesday morning when we taped this before we tape this and I'm like, there is no way anybody enjoys this. There's no way that Jeff Merrick enjoys this. I wanna see. Don't. I do honestly. You are lying? No, I enjoy it there being there in nobody likes working. I do. I get there rush like, you know what? I really love and my trainers always, you know what? You're doing. Everything you're doing here in the I love distance running. See, I love lifting and distance running and I don't mind lifting. Don't go running a love, running and trainers. She's Janney. She's great trainer, but she's a satisfaction. She just kills, what are you? What are you? Horrible at. What's the one thing that you can't stand like? Oh, man. Here we go and doing dads against terrible bench presses awfully, what is it? Push ups push on a big push guy. Yeah, I will tell you the thing that I am most proud of in my life was back when I hope to the NFL on CBC not the NBA, but the CFO on CBC the offensive lineman from the Calgary stampede one year bet I couldn't do fifty push-ups and did you? And I was in better shape than I am now at that time. So the went into their weight room and one guy bet me, fifty bucks. I couldn't do fifty push-ups and front of all of them. I did it boy and he's like, oh, I got a box go, no, I don't want the money. I just wanted to do it. How is your form by the end? They said it actually, they said acceptable like it wasn't like I was just going up and down with my. But like they said, it was acceptable form, which is why they gave me cry. For it, but now I can do fifteen. He's serious. I can do fifteen and then I stop by fifty in a row. Yeah, I mean, I've been waiting to fat most of the last thirty years, but that was a time when I could do it push ups. Now it bothers me that I could do that. That's standard is push ups one like I need to do that. It's tough. Yeah. And also I injured my shoulder a few years ago. So it's harder for me now, but I still bothers me that I could do that back then and I can't do fifty. Now you see after fifteen when I'm not starting out now I'm getting Xausa bugs me every year. The gym. There's a guy who just finished up a canoe. There are witnesses to this story. If you don't believe it, there's one one hockey player finished up can use is at Cincinnati c. h. l. rate now is shadow Jeff Marie. Every year we make one bet he's a hockey player who falls it closely. Okay, Jeff Murray. And so every year we make a bet on a free agent and how much he's going to get to years ago is Nick Benino and he nailed it. Nailed the contract. So really it was a push up at and so I had to eat that one, but he's a complete stickler on form to we had like, you know, the fist underneath me right for the Chaz, like all the gotta be like perfect form. So I get that every year. Are you prepared to do a push up challenge you? Yeah. So what's the challenge? I dunno, you pick a number and your. No, no. We have to do the same number same number. We have to what's the point of view saying all going to a hundred fifty. That's joke I got to no, because I gotta get to your level son. You know how many push ups can you do? I have no idea what I'll I'll be at the gym first thing tomorrow morning. And the first thing that I'll do after warmup is I'll see how many I can bang out. Oh, you joined a gym by the way that I saw yesterday who had nice conversation with welcome to still Kilger Bosque nice living up. There might have gone home. Okay. I just moved up there. He's in. So I will bet you in better shape than he is to. He's fungus, shave, shave, man, and flexible, so okay. So like I'm not trying to be too because I can't like you've got a lot of headstart. You're in better shape, and you're and you're much more committed than I am. I've seen focused on things matter. I hate where you like it. I can't stand it, so. Okay. Next week we'll figure here and you're gonna give me a challenge to hit and date. All right. All right, we can do that. All right. All right. We'll do that. I know. Oh, by the way, I in case you show this YouTube on YouTube as wanna give a mention. Yeah, we're doing this on October the second taping this, and it's the Ernie Els autism golf tournament in Toronto area today. So I'm wearing the head of UNIFIL. Yeah, nice armies. Give me some ask thirty one kicked it off and we're gonna do a couple of here. This is from. Cheap Toronto fan, which goalie equipment design is your all time favorite. Mine was Trevor kid with the Leafs hashtag, ask thirty one. I love flurries, yellow peds. There is yellow hazards, slurs yellow pads. The ones I liked and cheap Toronto fan. I hope that this starts to creep even more back into the NHL now. Yes, I agree. It's time I have a a wonderful story. A funny story about Trevor kids all pads k. this has been Trevor kit had just finished up with Toronto and it was playing on a roller hockey team with Wade Belak the late Wade Belak just such a wonderful guy. Tree had plenty of interactions, Wade, great guy. And so we needed a goalie one week and Wade's like I'm playing that and I'm like, wait, you really going in that. It's like, I'm going to net I go pads. No, I'll get pads, don't worry. So it's Saturday morning games tournament, I think was a tournament. And so we're waiting. So nine o'clock, no way, no way jeeze whereas weight and shows up just before we're about to go on. He's got Trevor kids gear. And I'm like, looking at it, my God, he's got Trevor kids at mcquaid is that Trevor kids had to get to their candidates Senator this morning, break in get into the room and grab all the Trevor's gear. What's he gonna do like he doesn't need this. He's not coming back. He's not coming back to try music for roller hockey. So I thought it was weighed be like dressed up as Trevor kid. I wish would have taken pictures because he was a great guy, but awful roller hockey goalie, wonderful guy would not hold that against him. That's wonderful, dude. Okay. From Mr. pastry, we get the most interesting Wieder that's good for working. What do you think would be the big issues facing the next CBA tax inequity? Frontloaded bonuses cetera. Thanks of the podcast. Well, I mean, the ones we know that our escrow Olympics, but I think if there's going to be a fight about something that we haven't really considered yet, it's the definition of hockey related revenue. Do you think you'll ever get to the point where franchise. Sale becomes part of that. Nope, ever. Nope. Like there's some like ground zero drop dead arguments, guaranteed contracts. If I was a player, I would fight that forever. I would ruin your franchise league if you try to that away from me. And I would say the same thing for an owner, like I would say, euro player compensation. I'll pay you whatever you earn, but this is my money in the team and I'm getting that. So if you say, okay, you want some of that. Then. Next Cashcall you're up for absolutely. From Samuel Fleming. How is the house the Calgary arena situation entering this year seemed pretty quiet on that front over the summer. I think that that's by design. I think, obviously talks there have gone really badly, my guess is they're probably waiting to see what happens with the Olympic stuff before they make any further pronouncements. This might be one the you might wanna spend a little more time thinking about, but here go, okay. From will. Is there an under the radar storyline, they could affect the league on a larger level. Somme means this season. You know. I'll tell you something. I heard last week that there was some potential concussion announcement coming. And I was told specifically when I researched it, it's not a settlement. I think the league is still fighting that battle in the courts, but I was told that there might be some talk about how no fund is the right word or discussion about how to help players in the future may be getting people who really needed care. And I was told it wasn't true, and then I had another source saying, I can't say yes or no. And I think the issue is Jeff. I don't have the language right, but I was specifically told it's not a settlement, but it sounds to me like there's a possibility of the league is. Thinking about how do we handle this? Is there another way to handle this potentially? And I heard it was being discussed among some of the players who are considering suing the league. Like we know they're in mediation, have their potentially been talks about without discussing the lawsuit. Here's another way to have help. I don't know what the answer is, and I think I'm around the story, but I don't have the story. Right? That might be my answer. Great answer won a couple of people. Mill Delatour producer wanna think Blake Wheeler for popping by today I want to end on you mentioned earlier on about, I'm doing less social media trying to get off trying to read. And so as you said that I went and scramble try to find this wonderful quote from Tom waits my big Tom waits fan. He's not just a great musician, but really thoughtful person as well. And this would have winks it. What you were talking about about. Off social media reading Moore's or look at my phone while I'm talking just completely blanking me, but it wasn't dog face me and read your iphone. This quote from Tom waits, we live in an age when you say casually to somebody, what's the story on that? And they run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That's fine. But sometimes I just as soon continue wondering, we have a deficit of wonder right now. It's just a wonderful point by Tom waits. That's awesome. We look for the answers so fast and we get it so fast and the cost of that is wonder, stay off your computer. Stay off your phone. Just wonder about things as we bid you adieu on this week's edition of thirty one thoughts. The podcast, this is by the way Jim Bryson song is called cut. Bait. He's got three more shows coming up one and Ottawa won in Kingston, one in Toronto at the legendary Dakota tavern, the Nessin housing ten an awesome place on October the eighteenth. I just as soon continue. Wondering, we have a deficit of wonder right now the words of Tom waits last ones. You will hear this week on thirty one. Hundred overs. Season.

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The 20/20 Podcast: Perseverance, Racism, and Faith

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The 20/20 Podcast: Perseverance, Racism, and Faith

"This is a de focus media production. If you can say when you know about five times really fast but try one. Two three three good bombing. Bring up the guy who actually said that. The man from punjab hockey came all the way from very cool to be here for this event here today. So he could say. We need the latino in person. Her act another episode of the twenty twenty. Podcasts bringing clarity to business entrepreneurship and light. I am your host. Dr harvey or science. Thank you so much for taking the time to join me here again to learn to grow. This is a very very special episode for a couple of different reasons. First of all. It is the fiftieth episode of the podcast. On so excited. I managed to get to the big five o. And commemorate and celebrate this episode. I have a super special guest. Somebody i've been wanting to track down for a while and you know what i think it was faked that we ended up having to wait to the fiftieth episode. I don't think i could have written it any better. Please welcome my guests. Mister harding ryan seeing aka ice. Sing and if you're not fully familiar with and ryan is a play by play commentator for nhl hockey games on hockey night in canada. He has broadcast over seven hundred hockey games. he is his received the meritorious service medal by the couch. Excuse me by the governor general of canada. His goal call in two thousand sixteen of benin bonino bonino went viral and ended up landed him in front of hundreds of of people at the stanley. Cup parade in pittsburgh. We're gonna hear a little bit more about that. He also happens to be the author of the national bestselling book one game at a time which has received incredible amounts of praise from icon. People like Ron maclean bob. Mackenzie kelly rudy hayley wickenheiser cassie campbell and a bunch of other people and it really is an amazing book. I could go on with a bunch more things. But i'll stop there. Thank you so much for joining me on the podcast. Truly so excited to have you. This episode is brought to you by oprea group. Up group is a unique canadian company. That not only sells high-quality preowned metric equipment at the fraction of retail prices. But they also build and design beautiful optometry clinics right. Now you can save yourself. Thousands of dollars off your is offering zero dollars for design fees. You can also save ten percent off already reduced prices on preowned equipment by using the code. S twenty twenty. That's right you could save another ten percent off. use the code. Hfs you can connect with opera group. On social media at operate route you can also find them online at operate group dot com and you can email them at info at group now back to our episode with heart and ryan saying such a pleasure. Thanks for the kind intro. And i know you're right. This is a longtime coming. I owe you one. It's been it's been a crazy year for me and But i'm excited to be on. That's yeah absolutely. I had no issue waiting. I knew you were super busy. And i was excited. Every time we connected. You'd be like. I have this whole other thing that came up and i got all these people do. That's amazing. that's so cool so before we jump in. I'm going to say this a few times through the podcast but hunter. Ns generously offered to give away three signed copies of the book and what we are doing to create a little bit of a contest is leave a review on apple podcasts. For this podcast. Just say you listen to this episode with and ryan. So i know that you're be entered and send me a screenshot of that review because a lot of times when you put your little nickname on there. I don't know who it is so either. Put your full name or send me a screenshot with your email address. So i know who to connect with if you win the books. We're giving away three signed copies of the book. Make sure lieber review and you'll be entered into the contest for that. So mr sing. I sing all right. you know the. There's not a lot of people who get to say that they are literally doing their dream. Job living their dream job. You know this is something you dreamt of. As a child. I wanted to be a professional soccer player as a kid. Unfortunately i'm not doing that. What does that feel like for you to be able to say that. That's what you do. Now it's really really special and i think as life goes on and you the more people you meet and talk to in life experience you realize how rare it is and I knew from a very young age. I was my family tells me i was four years old when i was saying. I wanted to be on hockey named canada. And i've got a great six project. Where i had an autobiography and i wrote i. I wanna be a hockey commentator and and still you know like the seeds were planted. When i was really young and then And then eventually. I was told it was such a long shot in that it was probably impossible for a number of reasons partly being from where i was in a small town in southern alberta and secondly being a visible minority in wearing a turban having a beard and all those things like i was just there wasn't diversity On tv and radio. Back when i was growing up and then also especially in the world of sports. There wasn't right and so then it. Just it's when you don't have representation Then it seems impossible. And so you know it. Because of the fact that i had to defy the odds to have this happen it it means a lot to me really grateful and special. It doesn't feel like you're going to work right. It's such a. it's such a thrill to be doing it. That's amazing that's really amazing to hear. And i think that inspires inspires me. I'm inspire other people to to hopefully pursue their dreams and their passions in that sense but it wasn't obviously smooth sailing and you already touched on it. You know there were a lot of maybe naysayers in fact. Look i want before going to the question. I have a little like little tabs in here. Because i wanted to make sure i get open up to the right page so i can ask you the question But you know the podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to inspire others right. Share stories from people who who have excelled or succeeded at certain tasks or or their profession. So people in other professions can kind of take away you insights and inspiration to to hopefully accelerate there's But one of the important things is to talk about the struggles in the twists and the turns and everything that come along the way and You know there was one little story that you mentioned here. Somebody at cbc radio producer that you looked up to basically not basically specifically said how about. Don't do sports because people you don't get into sports you know do the news instead and and that's the same thing your family doctor said to you. Also what you say there so you hear that kind of stuff you know at a young age at an impressionable age. How do you internalize deal with that. You know because. I know there's many others who were hearing things that are discouraging them along their path. Yeah you know it's I would say that we're so fortunate to be living in the best country in the world where it doesn't matter who you are but those opportunities to have your dreams come true are available to us Person like myself How i look who. I am what my faith is high. Wear it on my sleeve. As as saying i don't i'm not sure i would have been able to you know. Have this dream. Come to fruition. In the united states. I certainly wouldn't have been able to india. We see everything. That's going on. Persecution oppression of minorities There's everything going on the middle east. You look at the entire world like canada's a very unique society in the world where We have a long ways to go in. And i and i can give example after example of why we have long ways to go but in saying that we still are an example to the world of how it can work The fact that hockey night in canada job even exists. It just shows the power of sports and how it can bring the country together and how it can bring people together and it shows the beauty of multiculturalism that we can celebrate each other's differences. Oh i would say to people who You know to naysayers out there. People who are feeling that they wanna go for something and someone might be cautioning them. You know if you feel you have it in you to go above and beyond to work really hard Don't let anybody tell you that you have to change. Don't let anybody tell you that it's not possible. It is possible. And i'm living proof of that because of the fact that you know After paying for my own flights after having done a lot of really crazy things I am in You know i'm getting to do my dream job in all those people at In the work place at cbc who were saying that You know there's probably not a chance freon sports. If there's a chance for you on air it would be news. Otherwise you you'd make a great producer behind the scenes now known disrespect to producers. They actually are the ones that make everything work. And they're the boss of the people who are on air right But you know. I wanted to give myself a shot on on the air that was my passion and and you know i even when i made it. I've i had a you mentioned cbc. I had a colleague. I remember of a veteran broadcaster who i was sitting with an even when hockey night job had begun. He looked at me one day. Nobody else was around. He's like you know the only reason you're part of hockey night in canada's because of this thing otherwise there'd be no way somebody like. You would be on hockey night in canada. Well in when i was younger back then initially. You know you're you're kind of always just nervous about things are not as confident. You're not as comfortable in your own skin in the industry yet. I didn't even know how to react to him. but You know now. I know after reflection after life. Experience after everything we've gone through in the world and the last while i would not stand up for myself and defend myself and say look i. I've gone to school for this. I've i've studied radio and television i. I've studied hockey. I know a whole bunch of voted this. I have experienced broadcaster. So i'm actually very qualified to be on it. I'm not just a token right and there's been so many those those those kind of moments really just point point to The ignorance that still out there and sometimes it surprises you. The type of person who will say who you think is actually very intellectual and intelligent. And you know they'll come across and say something to that's quite hurtful in that way. That's really unfortunate but that's the kind of thing You know it can easily discourage somebody i can that that would definitely hurt to hear somebody again. Maybe that you look to or you consider to be you know appear or even beyond that and say something like that to you that that would be difficult. So the fact they're able to deal with that is is amazing to continue to persevere and get to where you are. This is a maybe a bit of a different. Do you ever feel like there's a bit of a maybe for lack of a better term a dark energy kind of within your like where you take that and you say okay you know what i'll show you. You know what i'm going to. I know you. You're not that type of guy. You're a super nice guy and you don't say anything like that in the book. But i i wonder if that motivates you know and i think i personally feel like successful people need to have a little bit of that To kind of get them through the tough times. Do you feel you have a bit. Yeah you know. I would say it's specific to each situation. I would say the people who have like blunt racism racial slurs in there just. It's absolutely ridiculous. Like you know. I get i get things on social media media like oh he better shave that terrorist beard off his face before or. I don't want my hockey coming to me from a guy in a term to those types of people i feel that where it's like i'm gonna do such a good job to prove you wrong or i'm or i'm sorry you know what i'm i'm here and you know my my employer wants me to be one of the faces of their company and so you know screw it you if you have a problem with. It doesn't matter. I'm you know the fact that i'm in this position proves you wrong right so there's a bit of that in there but when it comes to like well-intentioned sometimes comments like you know if i've gotten welcome to canada. Our i've told some of these stories in the book to and those ones are harder to take in that sense. Because i don't feel because it's almost like wait a minute. I'm just as canadian. Or i'm so patriotic like oil. How can you just assume. I'm new here You know assume all sorts of things about my community i would. I would say you know. I i do. I have struggled would confidence in the last while especially in the foray onto the english side in the last few years and things like that. And it's in. It's sometimes you have to really kind of Be comfortable. i mentioned this before. Being comfortable in your skin takes time But that would be my message to other people out. There is that you know. Be proud of who you are and don't change who you are for anybody else right and and so those things are important. My faith my family. Those things really kept me going and i. I always look at it that you know if i'm going through something that's a tough time. My ancestors our history and our community. They went through extremely tough hard times. That are you know what i'm going through doesn't even compare so that's that also keeps me going to and i can even just look at my parents. Generation came in the sixties. My great grandfather came in the early nineteen hundreds just stuff. They went through his is a lot more tough and challenging than what. I've gone through so though and then if you look way back in our history it's just unbelievable right so those types of things make me realize and put it into perspective that i have a lot to be grateful for for sure. Yeah and perspective is always really important to help you get through those things. So let's move a little further on your career then so you had those kind of naysayers earlier on your internship and eventually this opportunity to do hockey night job comes up in. Maybe i should give a little bit of a background story here so for our friends who are in the us or maybe who. Don't follow hockey. The big big show in canada is hockey night in canada every saturday. It's the one that like most. Canadians are sitting down to watch hockey every saturday evening. And there's a couple of games on its nationally broadcast and it was obviously always done in english but also in french so those are two national languages rights. Always in english and french. But how. I dunno star helen's at been now fifteen years sewed two thousand and eight was the very first year. We'd with the so hockey night and then in two thousand eight. Somebody had the idea to hockey night in job. So the same broadcast but with bobby speaking commentators. And that's where you came in and more. The you know the thing that i i wanna get to share kind of the story. The struggle behind it like there was no budget for this production right. You're doing this on your own dime on a shoestring budget to tell us a little bit about what that looked like because you lived in alberta and the show was produced in toronto. Yeah and it's a four hour flight. From where i lived in so initially i when see sports who has operating and managing hockey named candidate at the time. Which as you describe. It's an institution the it's like. It's monday night football in the states for nfl but even even bigger you know like it's it's it's the be all end all cream of the crop hockey show sports show in canada and so David massey at cbc sports at the time had this idea like let's do something multicultural diverse at a time when that wasn't even really as much of a buzzword as it is nowadays with diversity inclusion and so give cbc sports for credit for picking up this idea and going forward with it and so they tried a bunch of different languages and none of them stuck except for job in wenbin dhabi When they started it they were looking for commentators. And at the time. I was already a reporter with cbc radio. But living in calgary and the initially it was what you would equate to like a pilot project or maybe even a one off and we called the stanley cup final. That was the first game i ever called was the stanley cup. Final two thousand and eight and it was just such a riot. It was like the media. Attention the publicity. The positivity in canada was you could not have expected it was just unbelievable right and It was such a success. That cbs sports in hockey nine canada. They came back at the beginning of the next regular season and said. Let's make this a saturday night. Doubleheader for the whole entire regular season building thing is i. you know i. I had flown in from calgary to toronto for our flight to chrome you know. Basically the good part of canada at to get there and and In when they decided to do this as the entire regular season they said there's really no budget for the show at all. We're just kind of doing it because it it was great and we're doing it out of our own existing budgets so we don't have anything to pay for your travel like you did a great job and there's in but i also knew like toronto's a big city and there's a lot like that is the epicenter of the hockey world. It's also the epicenter of the broadcasting world whether it's news weather sports in canada. That's what that's the place to be. If you wanna be in this industry. And i just knew that they would. It would be so easy for them to find somebody else to do this. If i didn't agree. So i just made this decision split-second with my family's support and we just said don't worry i'll be there and we said we'll like we'll figure it out. We'll figure out how to get you there. And so for the first few seasons of the show. I paid for my own flights like i mentioned before i slept at the airport. Because if i'm already paying for my flights i'm not gonna play for hotel as well and so I would just call the games and come straight to the airport and try to find a bench and then take the earliest flight out. And i did that for a good few seasons of the show and Luckily things have changed for me and for the better But that's how it kind of started off. I was just willing to do whatever it was gonna take to make the show successful in whatever it was going to take for me to be a part of it right. Those were the things and my mom kept saying save. This is save for the community which is selfless service one of the teachings in the sick faith and so she's like this says save up for the community at such. I felt like we felt that. The community that bobby community it almost validated their existence. In canada everybody felt more canadian. It was like it was like yeah. We've made it right hockey native canada's being broadcast Javi like how is there. Anything more cooler than added in. So that's why we just felt. This was something that was so positive for the community. It's going to be positive for future generations positive for the sport of hockey and just kept data kept at it. And and so yeah. That's how it kind of began in two thousand and eight with the We're starting our own. Like i started the social media all on my own only counts sending out messages to the community males tax to say like this is where to watch and very grassroots levels started off. That's incredible amazing that you you did. You did all that yourself and your you said a few seasons. You did that every saturday you know for. How long is a regular season plus playoffs along. We talked so that's twenty twenty. Six twenty five twenty six regular season weekends and then the playoffs because at that time we were covering full series So i was in the for about two two and a half months. I was in toronto at that so that during that stretch during the playoffs i had to find a family friends and you know just room there and had a rental car but during the regular season it's about twenty five twenty six weekends of lying about six. Yeah six months. Your every set every saturday morning. You're flying a toronto. You do the show and then you end late go to the airport. Find a bench. Wake up first thing whenever the first flight is and leave. You did that for six months every weekend. That's at threw for three seasons. That's incredible like again the lesson of like just sticking with it and doing whatever it takes to get to that that that goal that you're you have for yourself along the way there was a funny story funny but sad. I suppose you could say that you know one of these airports. You're staying and you saw an icon bob cole again. Anybody who's not only bob calls like the who's who's an american announcer that we can compare them to Yeah like there's madden. There's bob costas like basically legendary legendary broadcaster that everybody in the country knows we as a face and a voice that's familiar. Yeah everybody right so you had a little bit of a almost running with bob key. So each of those seasons in toronto. That i was flying myself every season something started to get a little better whereas okay i found a family friends place to start spending the nights on the weekend or You know Eventually when things. When i kinda proved my commitment to the show. And i had a couple of people come stand up to bat for me and things and then you know flight started getting paid and then eventually a big by like year four. I started getting flights and the and a hotel to legos like in succession. Little by little things started to get better. And so that i'm at the hotel that's attached to. Okay actually. i'm not saying so this pacific situation. I actually don't have hotel room pedroia. And so i'm what i did is is that because i i was like i had mapped out the whole toronto international affairs international airport right like which are the best bathrooms. What are the best benches. And but eventually. I figured out that there is a sheraton gateway hotel attached to the airport and in the lobby. There they had some really nice couches. So i i kinda just you know walked in casually gingerly and and so i gotta spot on a couch and so. That's that's where i started trying to. I and i would kind of just hook my luggage to and try to hide my luggage. So that's no in the working at the hotel v like. Who's this guy is right. And and so one day from the corner of my eye. I from far away i noticed. There's bob cole. And bob cole is from newfoundland. And he's been calling hakkinen canada for decades already. He's you know he's the guy calling the stanley cup final at that time like it is. It's a big big deal. And i of course want to go up and talk to him. It's like know one or two in the morning and i don't know if he was grabbing a drink. Or if he was chatting with somebody else in the hotel lobby or one of those hotel lobby restaurants or whatever. And but i just i just couldn't i couldn't get up to talk to him in the reason was like how would i answer to him like i had. I had my luggage laptop bag all with me. It's like two thirty in the morning or whatever it is and like he would. We'd be like oh. Hello hello and then. I mentioned eventually the question would come up like oh. Are you staying here. What what would i say to him that no. I'm sleeping court trying to yeah like waiting for four hours to pass till my flight and And so that. That just like i was. I was embarrassed to be. I just be blunt. Like i was embarrassed about that and so i didn't go up to talk to him because i felt like i didn't have an answer. I regret that now because it would have been the a great way to start such a a rapport with a guy who has such a great reputation. And maybe i got to learn a lot from them and stuff but it was so rare to run into him because of the fact that he's calling games on saturday night. I'm calling games on saturday. We're our paths aren't necessarily crossing because of wherever you're calling games from or you know if i'm in a studio or fees at a different arena or whatever right and solely was a rare opportunity but missed because i didn't have enough courage to to kind of just you know mice the reality of my situation i didn't want it to come across That's i think that's personally from my perspective. Pretty understandable where you were what you're doing and i think at the time you were also not trying not to let people know the producers know that you are doing all of this because they didn't want to say oh well just find someone. Local right yeah. I didn't want them to worry about like or are you going to get here in timer. What happens if you miss a flight. Like i had always planned that invest in advance like to make sure that there still other flights after mine if it got counseled or and if it was bad weather i figured out you know cam gore go earlier. Whatever things like that right. But i just didn't want them to also think i was a lunatic. That does that like paying for their own flights to fly across for show a one day a week. Show that way you know. At the time. I was not being paid much at all because it was just it just was what it was like it was there was no plan for it at that time right. It was like we had that kind of to plant the seed to make it a grow yet but how many people would have said it. Been easy at that point to say well. This is not really going anywhere. it's way too much hassle. So yeah yeah you probably were a little bit crazy to be honest but it was for a good reason and i think i agree with what you said about as far as doing civil for the community. 'cause you know again from my perspective my family's perspective and and my friends and you know people that i know everybody was just amazed by this whole process and i can't believe how far everything's calmed the debt in the past decade now if we fast forward a little bit to twenty sixteen. I don't know if you like talking about this or don't like talking about this because you've probably talked about it a million times. Okay but what i'm gonna do is we're going to in. I'm gonna cut it in here. I'm actually gonna play that little clip but you had this call. You don't have to do it now. Because i'm gonna play the clip but this goal call for nick benino that just took off and went viral in every sense of the word in fact You know there's a couple of sports shows that i watch or listen to every single day one of them around the horn in the us and even around the horn plate around the a big show well known people on that show and that was when i was a wow okay. Something is happening here. And i would love read. Just tell me like what happened with the goal call and then we'll kind of go from what what all the craziness that came after that just literally a blessing in disguise. I am so grateful. I made the mistake of writing down a third line center. I wrote down nick. Bananas name accidentally in my notes that had printed out for left-wing center and right wing and there it was benito bonito benino right. I remember my producer. My colleagues i had even printed it. I would like even put the i had. I do this thing where i have. My notes in my peripheral vision is already to go and i still was oblivious to it. Everybody pointed at ella like laughing. Like like a minute before. Going to the. I don't have like any time to reprint to reject notes. Or whatever so it's just funny right. Benito bonito and lo and behold during those playoffs there's actually multiple benito benito bonito goal caused because he scored a whole bunch of goals that were big. They were series winners. A game winners like just old late in the game to tie. He was doing everything it was. It was wild. And so abc the first benito bonito go call happen because of that mistake then pittsburgh penguins fans they just ate it up. They love that we just had this cult following they were just. They loved hockey night job. And then you go into the next round. And it just kept it just kept skyrocketing and they were asking for it. They were like oh if he scores a goal. You gotta do it. And then in the stanley cup final game one on a plotter for me in all the games tied. There's a two and a half minutes to go. He's standing in front of the net. It's the game winner and there was and then and then it just came out and that's the one that really like took off and went viral all over the hockey world. It really brought hockey night. Ben jobe and myself to the mainstream stage. I think by that time in canada everybody knew what we were about. And why you know why our show was needed. But i think in the rest of the hockey world specially united states everywhere else europe like the benin okal really brought us to the forefront and in a in a you know brought us into the more broad and greater hockey family. Yeah wow how amazing that. A mistake but You know it's one of those like you said it. Just sometimes little accidents are the one the things that lead you to these amazing findings right so so tell me what happened. You know if you can sort of the short version of what did that lead to ultimately the pittsburgh penguins won the stanley cup that year. And then what did you guys end up doing. Yeah So during the stanley cup final as it was getting closer and closer to those elimination games. I was getting messages from the pittsburgh penguins. I had been interviewed like countless times from. Just i can't even can't even fathom how many media outlets had interviewed me in but part of it was the pittsburgh penguins themselves. They were like they were playing it on the jumbotron in pittsburgh like every radio station every tv station like like. I was being told by some of the pittsburgh penguins. Employees one being selena pump ianni a taco butter in the book. She was the host for the pittsburgh penguins. Tv so they're online and in arena broadcast host and she was also saying she's like you have no idea how big it is here like. It's just it's crazy so she was like. Are you able to come down if they win the cup. Can you come down for the stanley cup championship parade. And i was just like what i remember talking to my producers about it and stuff and they were like well. What do they have planned for you. I remember saying that i. It doesn't even necessarily matter what they have planned. Because like this is a once in a lifetime. Opportunity like which broadcasters are. We're not even a home broadcaster for the penguins or anything here. We are show based in canada for a niche community. And where being asked to come be a part of their stanley cup celebration and so my colleagues and i were like whatever we gotta go like. We buchner lights. We show up there and literally. The penguins rolled out the red carpet for us. Like it was such an amazing tour we got and then we eventually surprise the pittsburgh penguins in the dressing room with the benino call. This is after they won the stanley cup. The stanley cups in the dressing room. They're getting ready to take their stanley cup picture than teams just cheering celebrating with us. We're invited on the ice to celebrate with them with the stanley cup With their when they're getting their picture taken and then from there the stanley cup but dinner for the players ownership the management. Their families were a part of that and like meeting. Mario lemieux and meeting the coach of the penguins and having them sates remember mary. Lou i putting his hand And then he pulls me in for a hug and he goes. You're apart of pittsburgh penguins history and while and then the coach saying that. Oh we played you guys goal calls to amp up our our team win in our video sessions is just. It was beyond anything you ever right. It's like beyond your wildest dreams. It is the closest you can get as a broadcaster to actually kinda like winning cup or being a player right on a championship. So just wild stuff that will never ever forget at that. That honestly every time. I i read or hear the story is just. It's amazing to me. it's my out. Edit the chapter in the book is called. they're here because when right when we landed in pittsburgh there was like tweets taking the pictures like the backs of us. Saying they're here. Anywhere like whoa. This is not straight so yeah. That's one of the more. I've had some people from the penguins organization. Tell me that when they got their copy of the buck based skipped over and they started with that chapter then read the other ones. After 'cause they were so excited to read about it were taking a photo of you in tweeting. They are here. Like that's something you'd say to like. Mario lemieux arriving easier. They're doing that for you. Guys unbelievable just unbelievable and now right so because of all of these things that you've done sleeping in the airport and making amazing goal calls. You're actually broadcasting on the english side of hockey night in canada. So the so hockey night. Bobby sort of the offshoot separate brand but it under the hockey night in canada umbrella. But now you're on the real full on that institution that monday night football. You're on that. So what is how does that feel for you it. It's it's hard to put into words it is. It's so incredible. I i mean. I've been wanting this for so long and i didn't know if this day was gonna come. I you know after the benino call. I was asked to be on the english side in terms of a host capacity so I would be doing rinkside reporter role or you know when the game's about to start you kind of set the scene and then you do player intermission interviews and so from twenty sixteen till twenty twenty. I i got to do that in actually in twenty twenty when the pandemic hit and then the nhl had to put gonna pause and when they had their return to play in their playoffs. I ended up being Geographically in the right spot in alberta and one of the hockey bubbles. They had it where the players were. All end They were in edmond tenant. Because i was close by and i was one of the hosts i i got to do. Three rounds of the playoffs in that rule to which was pretty amazing But i've always known. And i've communicated this as well a lot to My employers that. While i appreciate that role like i just feel like i. Can you know the play by play. Aspect is something that i've done so much. And on the hockey nathan dhabi side and that's kind of my forte. And that's where i'm that's what i'm most passionate about In but you just you just never know if that day is gonna come in. And when when i got the phone call. It just happened so quickly that okay. are you ready. now's the time and it was just. It was crazy because the season started in january. And i my first game i probably found out about four days beforehand. Four or five days before under something like that and and and you know the game. I'm calling is in in my city and figuring out the travel and all that but you're also figuring out your crappier. I'm going to be working with new producer new colleagues all sorts of stuff right and is just. It's just a little bit different workflow. Different expectations higher stage. And then there's the nerves right. You know as i mentioned i fight some issues confidence wise and so That first game it was it was. It was good to get that under my belt. I know like. I know i was a nervous wreck and i'm just like since january up until now and it's been such a thankfully upward trajectory for me. 'cause i've i've put in a lot of time effort hard work and trying to just learn as much as possible trying to improve just in a in. It's it's a comfort thing. Like i was comfortable doing this in one language for thirteen seasons. Seven hundred plus games. You get comfortable there your your brains wired to call a hockey game with using specific vocabulary and it's a little bit of a battle right so there's all these kind of things at play behind the scenes and But the goal calls are some of the things that i have the most fun within so eventually as the season went on i started getting more and more comfortable and By the end of it like i was assigned playoffs. Which is beyond me. Such a thrill. And it's it's crazy to think like the playoffs is where i felt the most comfortable where i felt the most like i was being myself and i felt as close as i've ever felt to calling the comfort level that i have on the job site to the english side. So it's been it's been a process but it's been fun as well and like i wouldn't trade it for anything that's amazing. That's amazing before. I forget i wanna make sure i mentioned a couple more times we are. We're giving away a few copies of the sign. Signed copies of the book one game at a time which you know. We've touched on a few of the stories in the podcast now. But there's so many other cool stories as well as Stuff that we won't have time to get into but hunter and talks about like his upbringing. The sick faith and the fact that you're a rockstar musician. Also which. I'd love to tell me more about but You know the best way the with how you can enter to win. A book is to leave. A review on apple podcast. I just decided now as we're talking it's it's june third is were recording this. So we'll leave it open for one month so till the end of june If you hear this podcast at some point along the way makes you leave a review. Send me a screenshot whether it's on instagram. Or email me or whatever it is and will enter you in and we'll send you a signed copy. All right guys. I wanted to give another quick shot to our friends at operate group. Now if you happen to be a medical professional who's not an optometrist. You should check out their sister. Company medical construction medical bills and designs beautiful offices for dentists medical doctors veterinarians and all sorts of other medical professionals. So if you're looking for someone to help design your practice reach out to medical construction you can find them on social media at team dot medical and you can email them at info at medical construction dot com and again back to our episode with harn ryan saying and i will use that as a point to change the topic of conversation so one one really important topic. It's a pretty heavy topic. But i really wanted to make sure we touched on this. You already did a little bit earlier on alluded to you know. We've come a long way but we there's a long way for us to go still. There's a story in the book that i thought was so poignant. Of course you've worn determined in fact i it's it's actually kind of funny. How young you were when you wanted to start wearing a turban. I love that but like you've been wearing a turban since you were very very small and Back in that day in those days. Now we're talking there years ago or whatever. It was the perception of that in a small town. Bird of course like predominantly white Area you know the perception of kid wearing a turban might not have been the say. It's not the same as what it is now. And you tell a story about being bullied and That's one thing touch on. But the specific thing i'd love for you. Tell me a little bit about is. There was a kid who actually stood up for you at that time and i really felt proud of that kid i was like yes this guy. He's helping them out. You know but then we we fast forward a very very significant time for everybody and maybe it's not as well known how significant it was for the sick community but Nine eleven happened in two thousand one. So if you could tell me kind of a little bit just you know. You know what i'm alluding to if you can kinda tell me a little bit about what happened there and what your experience was for sure so in a small town you end up going to school with the same crop of students from kindergarten all the way to high school right and you get to know these kids in their families. Pretty well That's the beauty of a small town in so one of the when i was younger obviously and in school showing up with a turban and you know we spoke. Be at home where vegetarian. We listen to different music. And and we. It's just you know you're an outsider. My let my name is ten letters long with four fouls like i knew i was outside right like no needed to point that out to me but there obviously are kids who do point that out to you and i would say in elementary. Was kenneth curiosity right. There's a lot of curiosity has always answering questions about my appearance. And the differences and one some of the some of the boys who are bigger and stronger and you know who played ice hockey more than i did. One of them went out of his way to. I thought i think like i would never have been friends with this guy. Had it not been for my passion for hockey. And i think he thought it was cool that i knew so much about hockey. I'm always wearing hockey sweaters. Shirts and Talking about it and so you know because of that he used to say you know someone gives you a problem. Let them know they have to come through me. And that made me feel good to write and i had that in my earlier years of elementary school But then you know things change as you grow up in junior high as started some more blunt bullying and had some moments some pretty crazy moments that stand out. Where like. I was tackled or singled out. Or you know ah believe just kept continually finding different ways to to give me traumatic experience experiences and so That's part of it and then in high school you mentioned nine eleven. So i'm in. I'm in highschool at the time and and on that morning it's like new york city on just such a tragic event there and and you think what is it relate to the town of brooks l. Verte but you know you have the images of bin laden and you know very small very small part of the muslim faith they wear turbans and and so it's not everybody but then there's there's different styles and like you know. The world is not educated about this type of thing right. you just see any sort of religious head. Headgear had wear a symbol. And you just make these assumptions. And that's what happened to me as i'm walking alone in my high school in a hallway concrete walls and this guy taller than me stronger than me. Drabs me from my throat. out of nowhere is choking me. And he's holding me slams me against the wall the concrete walls holding me up and he's this is the same kid that i knew in elementary school was willing to protect me in. This is the same kid saying tons of racist hateful words and swearing and just spewing vicious hatred words at me and saying like can't believe you guys did this. Go back to where you. How can you do this to us. And it's like. I'm trying to get him off me right and trying to get his hands off my throat and trying to push them away. Meanwhile i'm trying to croak word saying like i have nothing to do with this. Like what are you talking about. And i'm like we've known each other for like almost like not almost like at that time it'd be over a decade our families of known each other like we've been to each other's houses like what are you talking about and it was such an eye opener for me and i instantly realized at that moment that things had not only changed for me but they had changed for the entire community and like within days we heard about the airasia. The sick gentleman who is You know he w- he had Conveniently at a gas station. he's just outside. Has gas station sweeping the floor. Ed you know he's just shot point blank. And then we started hearing all these stories about hate crimes and murders in just crazy stuff. And i just knew at that moment that this is this is completely changed everything and airport security for me changed so much and like just it was just like i knew like okay. Now when i'm walking around on the street. And i'm in a where the only family and brooks with turbans and who looked the way we do and and if someone in my high school who i've known for over a decade is willing is gonna have that type of reaction. I can't trust anybody anymore. You don't know what's going to flip a switch for somebody and all of a sudden they're gonna turn on you and it. It taught me a lesson about humanity. That was a really hard lesson to learn right that this in in it hurt right in a hurts to this day and and you know like but my parents Like a number of years ago before the book I was asked to write for the players tribune. And i was asked by the the the cool rider who of worked with me on it We talked about at length about all sorts of experiences when when it was decided that this was a really strong one to include. My parents pleaded with me. That i shouldn't put the kid's name in there and that you know people change or you never know. And like you know it's not and so and they. They made me kind of basically vow or promise to them. That i'll never say this kid's name out in public. We don't wanna cause any family or somebody issues or whatever right that and so i have respected that. But i know who he is who he was and who he is and and stuff like that. But it's it's just. It's still shocking. You know. Even when i talk about it that someone could turn on you like that and and it also now. I'm learning that it expects to. Maybe what some of the upbringing is or what some of their friends circle or what. They're kind of viewpoints. Are it just gets downloaded into kids right so if a high school kid can react like that. Obviously they've downloaded some sort of misinformation or they have people they know who have viewpoints that are full of hatred ignorance of of amongst others so many people out there who say oh. This doesn't happen anymore. Or thought the world had changed it. It happens ethan bear and edmonton oilers player just last week when the playoffs when he made one mistake in the game and was just the amount of racism he received. I received racism calling the playoffs. And like it happens. It's not it's not that. It's you know i've heard so many people say that i didn't think this happen anymore. Yeah i'm sorry it's a wake up call. It does happen. Yeah well that. That's such a an incredible story. It's an upsetting story but Lessons to learned from that. And you know one thing we were sort of saying is we there. There are clear indications that we've come a long way. We've made a lot of progress. I mean look at you. On national television national broadcast like that is a symbol of progression. You were a symbol of progression. But there's a lot of other stuff that you know that tells us okay. We're not we're not there yet. You know we don't need to get into details of the different racist things. But i'd love to you know from your perspective. What kind of things would you like to see. That would show you that. We're continuing to grow or making more more of a change in the direction of inclusion and again like you said. Dna is such a. You know catchphrase these days popular term. What do we need to seek to see. i think it's gonna take leadership from corporations And big companies and it's going to have to take leadership from the majority You gotta have allies from from other communities right like people who are caucasian. People who are in positions of power to make these decisions to help create more diversity and inclusion and to help create more representation within their companies within their workforce That that's going to be big because it's going to without that you know we can't fight this fight ourselves. We can't change perspectives just ourselves as our community alone. we need some help and You know like for example you you're talking about with me In in my position now in credit to sports net for making these decisions are so many more women this season who have been on the hockey broadcast. It's amazing to see. And i'm seeing that from my five year old daughters Is now right. Like i see that. The power of representation you know when she was started watching hockey When she was younger like you know three when she was between the ages of three and four she wasn't seeing as many examples and it was weird. Because i was seeing when we're playing hockey at home. Many sticks on the drive air whatever. She was choosing to be all the coach. Or it's okay. I'll be the referee. And i didn't realize like why she was doing that until i saw her reaction when she saw girls participating in the in the nhl all star game in that look on her face and she. The i'll never forget that moment. And then i realized like this is so important and now now she's seeing more women commentators interface lights up when she sees that her she hears a woman voice talking about hockey and then seeing women's hockey women hockey players You know all of a sudden now. She feels like oh that she can be a player to and we're playing right. It's just it's such a small thing but it gives you the indication that now there's that barrier is finally been broken that you know she doesn't have to grow up worrying that she doesn't have a place in the game the same way. People who are wearing turbans from the sick faith like they. I've had other kids in high school. Come up to me and say that they never thought that they would have A spot in the. They're huge hockey fans. But they never thought they'd have a spot in hockey media. But because of because of what. We're doing with hockey night bobby. And and just the success recently would with me being on the main stage to they. They feel like they have a shot and so they've started social media accounts following their favorite teams. They've started hockey podcasts. And they've had me on as guests and they've made me emotional because they're telling me how much it means to them to see me on there and so the like you you need to have people in place of power ready to take a stand and to make these decisions to put diverse people in place. Not that's gonna make a big difference going forward In it's not easy for them to because they receive backlash. There's all this there a lot of times. Some companies are worried about. Oh we're just going to be labeled as doing the token thing. Well it has to be done right like we in canada. The face of canada's changed and so let's have our companies our workplace are have everything else represent what candidate actually looks like. Yeah that's that's that's a really great answer there. I think that's we do need help. An ethnic Over time as we start to see more representation that will inspire it will help educate the masses a little bit more on what our country actually looks like an inspire other younger people to to kind of work for those positions as well. Okay so to wrap up the podcast. There's always two questions that i'd like to ask every guest and will ask you those now. The first of that first of those questions is if we could hop in a time machine and go back to a point in your life where maybe you were having a difficult time you can share that moment if you like but more importantly what would you give to yourself at that time yeah. I'll go back to a moment. I talked about When a veteran reporter said that to me that the only reason i was a part of hockey in. Canada was because of job in there. Otherwise there'd be no way somebody for somebody like me to be part of hakkinen canada. If i were to go back in time. I would have stood up to that person and i would have said that. What you're saying is is is it hurts. You know what you're saying is not right. And you're you're just making these comments because of how i look and because i'm different from you an underlying. It's a mike. I didn't know what this was at the time. But now i know what microaggressions are and those types of things are micro aggression racism right. Because it's like you shouldn't be saying that anybody can be qualified or capable of doing any job doesn't matter how they look or where they're from or what their heritage is so. I would have gone back. Handled that very differently and put that person in their place and i never did. But i didn't realize i would carry that with me for the rest of my life to that being a moment that sticks out right so that's what i would. I would have handled it differently. Yeah hopefully the the concentration of being able to pass that forward to somebody and giving them the ability to to to stand up for themselves. Hopefully that will be enough. You know free to feel better about that. The last question that. I'd like to ask every guest everything that you've accomplished to this point. How much would you say is due to luck. And how much is due to hard work. I'm gonna give all the credit To my face a lot of prayers. A lot of time doing save. I just Know being focused on that. And i think this is this whole thing has been such a gift and it's kinda like all the time that i put into that and was fortunate to put into that You know this was kind of this dream and this real big hope. That i had and i was praying for it. And i'm i got to give credit to my faith and To why grew the creator for and my family for just being there to help in. And you know that's how it all happened like. I don't think anybody would have ever able to predict that hockey named counted up job be would even be something that someday would exist before it happened. I don't think anybody this was not on the horizon. This was not in anybody's predictions. This was just something that is such a gift. And i'm so grateful for it. Not only for what. It's done for me but for the entire community from my colleagues and and and for canada and so. That's what i got to give credit to. That's great that's a great answer. I love it so Once again we're wrapping up. Don't forget lieber review and we will put you enter you into a contest to win a signed copy of the book. So makes you leave a review on apple podcasts and sent me screenshots with your name so i know who you are. Thank you so much for tuning in and listening. Don't forget to take a screenshot posted on instagram. Let me know what you think. Don't forget to subscribe. Like and all of those things and i'm actually going to hand it back over to her and ryan to wrap up. He has this incredible announcer voice that we haven't even touched on yet. I want you to. If you wouldn't mind let me first say thank you so so so much for joining and i'm super excited to get this podcast out there but i'll let you wrap it up. You've been listening to the fiftieth episode of the twenty. Twenty podcast with dr her beer siobhan. They should have a great day.

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31 Season Previews

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31 Season Previews

"I like win elliott's on time points to all of us like right away in the chat. Oh look at this. Let me just take this. I look at this. I'm on time. I ever Elliott and what has become a yearly tradition. Here are thirty. One thoughts podcast in advance of the opening of the season we will blaze through all thirty one teams and elliot gives us a snapshot of where they're at what the questions are with all of okay. I don't wanna waste anyone's time with a big preamble here. We have a lot to get to thirty one teams. We're gonna go. Division by division will start in the east and the boston bruins nose day. No chara they do. Bring in craig smith. There's a lot of question marks about the bees where are a so sports net. Did a thing where they asked for our preseason predictions team. You think will be the biggest disappointment. Who did you put. I put islanders okay. I didn't check the results. But when i was just throwing some ideas back and forth with some people. I know a few of them were considering boston. There's a ton of respect for the bruins and what they do and the culture they've created and what they've built up there but what is happened. This offseason is thrown a lotta that into what exactly is going on here and i think some of it was you know the bruins took a long. Lock it okay. Do we have to start preparing for the changing of the core. One of their most important cultural players is gone now. And you know who knows where we're going to be with a couple others after this season so and also it just looks like they're not in a position to spend a ton of money so i think for the first time in a long time. People are looking at boston and saying what do we have here where the going here. And maybe it's something as simple as once. The crowd start coming back whatever financial shackles. They may have galway. But i think there's an uncertain feeling about the bruins that hasn't existed in a long time. I was looking at the odds. I at the top of the blog on tuesday about just some odds to look at. I was actually surprised that it in a couple of websites i looked at the bruins were the favourite in the east division and i think that shows the respect they have but i think there's a wariness about them. I do want to say that. I think craig smith was quietly one of the best signings and free agency. I think he's a really good player. I think in boston more people are going to see him. I just think we're all kind of looking at them. Like where are they right now. What's the identity girl looking for them to turn the page. Because a couple of things one chara is no longer there gave crates. She has one more season for free agency and ditto for to garastas. Well patrice bergeron. Thirty five has two more years remaining before. He's an unrestricted free agent. So you're starting to see and maybe a lot of this is like look these guys. These guys have a chance for one more shot at. Its until we start to tear down. That might be true with the boston bruins. But i think you're looking at the ages and the contract expirations. This might be it for this version of the boston. Where maybe we've already seen it. Maybe already saw that in the bubble and that was a last hurrah. But i think we're starting to see the sunset on this version of the bruins. If even so gently at least the sun is starting to go down. Yeah i think we are all starting to wonder about that a little bit like i wasn't convinced that race was going to play after this year. There seems to be a growing feeling that there's a deal to be made there between him and the bruins to extend we'll see where it goes. I the first time in a long time. There's a little bit of uncertainty as to where this organization has pointed all rights the buffalo sabres they bring in taylor hall. That was a huge splash. Eric stall comes into play behind jack eichel and the number to center whole riley. She in i mean there's still haven't done anything about the netminding or the defense whereas elliott friedman at with the buffalo sabres. Almost any other division. I might pick them to surprise. I just don't like them in this. It's a tough division. man is awful. Who really good teams are gonna miss the playoffs. Yup at least you know there might be more. I like the moves buffalo mate. I'm with you. I'm still not certain about them. In goal but i liked the moves that buffalo. May i think they're on paper a better team. I liked the hall move. I liked the eric stall move. I think it's really important that the lien take a big step. This year cycle took that big step last year. People look at eichel differently now. I think that that's the same thing that has to happen with the lean. I think deeper yo. The skinner thing on the fourth line. I mean it's an eyebrow raiser yeah you know last year you would've looked at it and say you know they can't let that happen this year. You could almost look at them and saying oh they can they can handle it. 'cause they're deeper even though it's not we want him to be You can look at it from american point of view and say you know why like it actually makes sense although you want him to sort it out. I don't like them in this division like every year. I kind of look at teams and say if i have any at all. I would pick them to do well. I think in a normal season buffalo. Might that be that team. I just think the odds are so long there. I'll tell you a lot of smiles around the buffalo sabres at the world. Juniors this year with dylan cousins like they think that they missed on casey middle stat. Did not miss on dylan cousins. I know his game. He didn't have the best of all possible games in that gold medal game against the united states but up until then he was phenomenal for team. Canada they're feeling good there New jersey devils and the big story of recent note for the devils is the retirement of corey crawford We talked plenty and previous podcasts. About it's It's a team. That now turns attention specifically to mackenzie blackwood shoulder. Most of the load Bring in ryan murray sign. Sami vatanen your thoughts on a corey crawford and be the new jersey devils was a tough thing for them with crawford. I think that they were really hopeful for him. I thought it would have been a good goalie combination. Blackwood in crawford both blackwood fans. I think crawford would have been perfect forum spell them here and there also just you know crawford was a competitor and i really do believe that having him around would have helped blackwood see a high competitive level. They picked up. Eric comrie on waivers. I really hope this is a home for comedy. And it's not another yoyo season for him where he's just bouncing around all over the place one of the guys. I'm i'm really fascinated to see. This season is a pk. sue ban All of a sudden peaky sue ban is one year away from his contracting. You always in the second last year. That long deal. I think that he changed his his workout routine and concern. Was you know. I gotta tell you jeff. I never liked talking about players workout routines. Because i was such a fat schlaug myself for so long by unfortunately in this case it was relevant because it made him too bulky and difficult to move and also affected his back like he's changed a lot. I've heard he looks terrific but again like we talked about buffalo. It's brutal aired such a brutal spot like they have the number one pick again. They could absolutely i. So i think this year. You're looking at guys like jack hughes. Does he take the next step. Yes per brad. He just signed or and he has to finish his quarantine and get his visa. Do all these guys take the next step. But i'm really curious about sudan in the never would have thought that we were getting close to this. And he's a year away from unrestricted free agency. So i think this is a big season for him from the devils we go to the islanders and the big story of recent note of course mathew barzal and the three year contracts not much by way of new moves. There's going to be a lot considering that devante saves longer part of that blue line. I think we're gonna make a lot about the maturation and development of players. Like noah dobson specifically on that back end. What say you about the islanders. I liked the islanders culture a lot. I liked their group a lot. And i'm really curious to see sarokin. Because i've heard really good things about him as a goalie. People love him there too by the way. yeah he's really really entertaining interviews. The reviews on him are excellent and one of the reasons. I like them in the return to play was because they have structure. You always know what they are. And i didn't know that they would go to the eastern conference final last summer but i did think they would be a problem. Just because in a chaotic time. They always know what their roles are. I do this you do that. You're here i'm there. I'm this role your that role. I think that works in chaos. So when i see them right now at a really difficult time and you know who knows how the schedule is gonna work. Who's going to be available for. What game like all of this stuff. I think it plays into their strengths now again. It's a top division in two. Good teams are going to move but i think this is set up for a team like the islanders two again over achieve like nick nurse he always talks about what it was like to coach in the minor leagues or in europe and he said that when when he had coli leonard taking nights off for rest he said i was used to that. Because you never knew who was gonna being your lineup. And this isn't exactly the same but it's you don't know who's going to be in your lineup. But you know when they go in. They're going to know what their role is. You know what they're supposed to do any know where they're supposed to be. And when i look at them. I say you know what the islanders are going to be every night and in a season like this one that's valuable is a button down efficient defense i squad. That's what we expect from the islanders which is probably why they excelled so much in that really controlled sprint. That we saw last year in the bubble. Okay the rangers and once again. We have our eyes on not just a rookie. But to rookies alexi. Laugh year and the netminder eager shish durkan thoughts on the rangers. Did you see that tweet. The rangers put out of lafraniere running over people at practice the other day. Yeah so someone was telling me that like you know the guy who usually runs over people there is kreider and someone was telling me that kreider was saying that the frontier is very difficult to hit. He's like a tank all ready. So i'm really curious to see him. I liked them now. The question is last year. They surprised people people weren't ready for them now. This year. it's going to be different. You know people are going to be ready for them and you know. The goaltending is different for the first time in fifteen years lundquist. Isn't there. yeah. I always wonder okay the first year. He's not there even if he wasn't lundquist like he was five six years ago. He's still there like you know what you've got there. And you know his presence is it gonna be different. Is they're going to be a vacuum because it's going to be different without him like everybody who stepped up last year now that they're going to be the target. Is it going to be different. I don't see any reason. This team can't win the division. I just think now last year nobody thought anything of them. And how will they handle expectation. I'll tell you not just to drill it down to one spot but man that left side looks fantastic between per and kreider and now alexi all the sudden that left side is the envy of teams all over the nhl remember for how long the last generation of of rangers it was all about Speed on the left side and now all of a sudden you have a couple. I mean you have kreider who's A tank and you have lexi lafraniere. Whose skillset does have some overlap to him but has better skills. And then you have our timmy per narran. Who's been one of the top five players last three years in the nhl and made some noise for the hart trophy this past season. That left side looks lethal elliott's And i i think. I'm not in the minority here. Loved watching rangers games last year. Mika zibanejad had a great season Was really happy with ryan. Strom i it was. It was a fun team philadelphia flyers. Now i know that for a convenient aren't exactly on the same page This season a check trashing some twitter the other Yeah he's he's a different cat man. he's that guy makes me laugh man. He's really funny for checks. Always been a different guy. I like the flyers a lot. I liked the flyers to win this division. What do you say. I like the flyers a lot too. I think that respect for them has really grown. You know moran has to move to forward the who does that. That's how deep they are. And i think they've got a lot of players that got a lot of prospects and they've developed everybody the right way. They've given these guys a chance to earn their mistakes. Learn from them provi saw was you know. Basically five hundred to one to win the norris. Would anybody be surprised if that guy wins the norris this year no one would be surprised. No one should be surprised if you're paying attention. Carter is a burgeoning star. They've got you know. Connect knee latin. Like guys coming. And i think what it's done is for so many years philly 'wise giroux and var check and dragging everybody else into the fight and hopefully were there to now. It's i wanna call them support players. Because i don't think that's right but it's not solely on them anymore. Yeah it's not just about those guys dragging everyone in the fight. It's all those guys who needed to get ready. They're in the fight alongside them. And you know i had someone say to me. Well as ruin check they own have the impact they used to. And you know you always want these guys to have the impact right. But they don't need to. They've got to be good because it's important for everybody to be good but they don't have to carry that organization anymore. A couple of things. There are one i know. Discussion about the rangers left side. The flyers right side to me looks real strong. And you know vino telling for a check you've got a paraphrase or you have to earn your ice time somebody that we're not gonna give you anything if you're check above you on the right side and you're seeing joel farabi. Who's been a revelation for the philadelphia flyers and above him. You have travis connecting whom you just referenced that is a legit strong right side and then bonus to all of this If nolan patrick can stay healthy yeah. It's a big one all of a sudden down the middle. You have sean couturier. And kevin hayes and then nolan patrick's your third line centers. Scott lawton's your fourth line center. That's some depth there for each looks. Real good i gotta tell you. He's a better player. And i thought just not fast. So he's not that right. Yeah like i remember. Though that's contract was signed. I was like like and also because it just didn't work for him in winnipeg and i was like. What do they see here. That were missing like watching him. Last year he was. He was better than i thought. I give them. Credit new faces in pittsburgh whether it's captain or matheson or jankowski or cc or rodriguez. What's up with the penguins elliott. I have no idea of what to expect from these guys. This year. they could finish first. They could finish sixth and it wouldn't surprise me. Yeah i don't bet against crosby. I don't like to bet against crosby. I don't know what to expect from these guys. They came back from into the bubble last year. They had no juice. They just weren't there and they've made changes. The gm loves to make changes. There's no question about it. That's why we all love him. I know they felt that. You know matt murray wasn't the guy anymore. I don't know jeff. I know i'm supposed to be this magnificent insider with lots of great thoughts on every team. I have no clue what to expect from these guys this year. Here's what i've always said about the pittsburgh penguins. I shouldn't say always said what the one thing that. I've noticed over the past few seasons and i've talked about it with you here on this podcast before. I don't know that. I've seen a team as highly skilled as the pittsburgh penguins and have been that need to work as hard as they do to get anywhere. Normally when you have a team loaded with scale like pittsburgh has had you can take the foot off the pedal and still coast to some victories. That doesn't happen with this penguins team. If they take the foot off the pedal it seems as if all falls apart. I don't know what that means. I don't know. I don't know what the next step of that analysis is. All i know is this is a team. That's loaded with skill. But if they don't work hard it all crumbles but when they do work. It's a glorious team to watch. Yeah it is a beautiful team to watch i. I don't know that. I've seen i've ever in the history of watching hockey. Seen a team like this loaded was skill but can't crews on it ever. I don't know what the next part of that conversation is. Though that's my only observation about pittsburgh in the last ten to twelve years they go through interesting phases right. Yeah more they look great. And then they go stale. They were on the upswing. They won the cop even after the cup. I thought they were good for a couple years. But then they kind of went stale. We all thought it was over for them. They a couple of coaching changes sullivan. Got in there they revived. They went back to back. And you're right. The grinded their way and they went stale again last year. That bubble performance was as disappointing by any team. As was there. They lost twenty. They got swept by twenty four. So i don't know like did this. Breathe new excitement into them. Are the changes going to make them a different better more energized team. I don't know what to make of them. They just seem to not mesh with each other. We talked about the islanders. Like they always find a way to get in their roles in mash pittsburgh when they're not going well they're like the exact opposite of that though the unmatchable 's jeff of all the teams in the league it's the toughest one for me to look at going in and saying they're going to be this really i if i was to rank them all from one to thirty one of how i have a feel for them. They'd be thirty one. If you're someone that just looked at aging curves you'd say to yourself. They're just getting too old. They can't do it. But i don't believe that about players like crosby malkin and la- tang to a lesser extent latinos. Different though like his his body has been through an awful lot. That guy has given everything to pittsburgh and not to say that anyone else hasn't crosby obviously went through a lot too but crosby kind of his body and has been on a straight path for awhile. Liu tang he just gets injured all the time. He's such a gamer. I hate to count him out but men. That body is taken a beating so one of the things i can recall the last time they won the stanley cup. I remember talking to someone on squad. And i said you know. What's the secret sauce. Like what do you guys do better than anybody else. How do you. How do you show me something that you guys do. Better than anyone that led you to the stanley cup. And he said something has released simple. But you have to trust other players to do it as what's that. And he said golick. The lion's share of our goals he said when the puck is coming out of the other teams and are defensemen. Dropped down one. Defensemen will drop down not to try to get the puck but the slow down the player coming out of the others zone. Get a stick in there as a matter if you force a turnover his slow it down interfere with it a little bit. Just get something in there. You saw this on the horn quiz game winner when the penguins beat the nashville predators. You'd wanna go. Look at what i'm talking about. This is what. I'm talking about to watch. The exit are defensible. Drop down and the defenseman have to rely on that winger getting back to the neutral zone fast so when the puck is there are winger grabs it and right back in the offensive zone and we're right back on the attack but every defense in has the have one hundred percent faith in the winger that he's going to do it and he said look. We've all been on the same page of butter for the whole playoffs. If you wanna point to one thing that's been a secret sauce. That's been what it is. I don't know that. I see things like that with the pittsburgh penguins anymore to you. I think that's very well put like like. I said you know they're gonna be one of the more fascinating teams around and i don't know what to expect from them. They play the first game row out of the gate. Yup five thirty eastern on wednesday pittsburgh. Philly oh i know. That's not a sports. It's on sports net. It's not a game. Were working. But i'm going to be glued to that. I'm really going to be curious to see what we get eastone state. Let's get going and the one team that pittsburgh this generation of the pittsburgh penguins will forever be married to whether it's because of eighty-seven in the grades The washington capitals and the big move is the big man. chara is in. We all know what happened to henrik lundquist. So they're gonna go with the young goaltender samsonov vanna check honnor sherry comes in. We just mentioned the pittsburgh penguins a second ago. What do you expect from the caps. Did you read the blog today. I did while you should if you did. I was going to be very upset you so i took look at some odds and i said okay. Here's some that really surprised me. If you rank the teams in that division washington was ranked fifth. Boston was ahead of them. Yup philly was ahead of them. It's berg pittsburgh was ahead of them and they were tied with the rangers. Yeah the islanders. Were just behind them so tied for fourth. The does that seem wrong to you. It does to me. I look at this division and it screams two things at the top apologies. Boston in pittsburgh screams philly in washington to me. You see we talked about how bad pittsburgh locked in the bubble washington did to. I'll tell you this someone. There told me and they couldn't say it publicly and i think i've referenced this on both the podcast on the blog before that they looked at the way they were practising and the return to play even before they got to toronto and they were like we're doomed and you know the allens took them apart and they went out and they got lafayette and they're going to be different. I liked them. I do believe in the goalie. I think samsonov is is a good goalie. I'm concerned about the backup right now. I wouldn't you know. They've got craig anderson there. It wouldn't surprise me if they go out and get someone else at some point just to kinda see you know how they are. But i look at that team's top to bottom especially with char. They're i think they're going to be really hungry. I think they could win it all this year. I really do but to me. The other guy who's got a comeback is kuznetsov. Any capital fan will tell you that one of the major reasons they won. The stanley cup was coups. Nets off was a horse. In that playoff he was a difference maker. he has to get back to that. He has not been that player since he has got to get back there. And i look at them. I think they can win at all. But they're going to need who's nets off to get there and they're going to need to rediscover what they were missing. Last year short-term. We've seen this before from peter laviolette initial success and one of the keys is shot suppression. So if you have two young goaltenders. I can recall when When he got the nashville job. Here's peck arena. Who's used to you know. Volume of shots forty forty five night and all of a sudden he struggling because he's not getting warmed up to the puck because not that volume of shot anymore under the peter laviolette system in a player. Like matiz eco home. Who's one of if not. Maybe the best in the game at suppressing shots becomes a star on that blue line. That's why i look at that coach and look at that team. And i say that's hand to glove for what this team needs way. Okay so there you go Zamboni is off the ice. The flood is done. We're all warmed up. Welcome to thirty one thoughts. The podcast the central right below the ice. Dry a little bit and go. Elliot friedman we move now to the central division. We're a team that i've stopped picking because the longest time it was the hipster. Pick then it stopping the hipster pick and maybe it is the hipster. Pick again now. They've had a little bit of a dip. The past couple of seasons although have been some great individual performances carolina hurricanes see. I think the hurricanes are pretty good. It's going to be interesting because they have some. They have two big negotiations to come stretch cough. Who who's already turned down a massive deal from them. Sixty million said no. Because i think he wants to bat short-term than long-term right and they've gotta do dougie hamilton to and dougie hamilton. I think wants a big deal to and his numbers shown that he's gonna get it whether they give it to him or not. He's gonna get it and plus also they've got to do a new deal with brindamour also so this is. This is a big year for carolina. They're going to have some some big decisions to make after this. I'm still like most people. I'm not crazy about their goaltending. Of course but i liked their team i to me. This division is wide open. I think you've got a lot of different teams. That can go on a lot of different ways here. But i like the hurricanes. I like a whole oh fantastic. I think they've got a lot of really good players there who fit a role. Their coach knows how to get them to play. And i think there will be a little bit of a sense of urgency here knowing that they're going to have to make some changes after this year based on you know what's fetch takover gonna sign for. And what are they going to do with dougie hamilton. You know the biggest contract. The yvo was dictated by montreal. Not afraid to pay. They do pay. They just want to keep it in an area right now. They're gonna couple. Potential salary busters here and i think that will convince them that. This has got to be an important year for them. Oh first of all is one of my most watchable teams. Yeah they are fun to watch. I. there is a flat out fun team to watch Special cough is fun to watch. Otto is fun to watch when they put our hotel vitamin specialty coffee together. With all due respect to you know the perfection line and colorado we see you to that. Might be the best line in the entire. Nhl that's how they move the puck dougie. Hamilton we've talked about him. One timing the puck before no one does it smoother but to me one of the more unique players in the entire game and i don't know how to describe him either then he is a new school version of an old school player. Is jacob slaven. Because here's not someone that's gonna put up. You know sixty points in a season or seventy points in a season. He's not gonna win the norris that way but he is the new school version of the defensive defenseman and whenever i watch him play. I'm like you look at old school. Defenseman is the new version of what the old school guys love. Here's a defenseman that has the nerve to focus on defense period and the secrets out right like there's no more secrets about jacob slaven. Everybody knows now a lot of those guys. They aren't all hose. Not a secret. Worn fogel a secret. Still how versatile that guy is a swiss army knife on the team. Yeah i would say he is. But i even special call did not you know until. He scored the lacrosse school. There were a lot of doubters now. The guy's a stud. I mean look all know what happened with hamilton. He's always going to be a polarizing guy but that's life yup. Everybody knows patchy they're good team. I just think that this is a big year because they're gonna have to make some big decisions after. Do you think they can be tap on a seven game series. I think there see. I think there are better regular season team more so because tampa has taken a knee because of injuries etc. I just don't know about the play offs and to me. That will come down to goal tending. And i'll take tampa all day long in that one. All roads through this division go through tampa first of all. You have to get there to play them. That's number one but number two. You know you've got to beat that team in seven game series. Get the tampa here in a sec. chicago. We talked last couple of times about down the middle. What it looks like with the Situation withdrawn the tapes. And kirby doc jeremy collagen and gets a two year contract extension. Some new faces in including keita's adore off with yan mark. Carl soderberg comes in those not there yet not there yet but this is a team that is headed. I mean it's headed for the lottery elliott absolutely and you know what like i knew. We haven't been able to say this for chicago in a long time. But it's probably them in detroit at the bottom of the division. Yes so i thought the most interesting thing about and getting two years is now up at the same time. Our stan bowman jeremy colloton. Patrick kane duncan keith. And get well soon jonathan tapes. Yep but does that tell you is that is that deliberate. Yes i think it is deliberate. I think it is. Let's see where this group is in two years and we'll start to make some decisions now the one thing. I'm kind of wondering about here. And i don't want to go out of control on it because i just don't know is what's going on with seabrook in what sense the hasn't been around. I don't wanna guess not guessing. I don't know i don't know if it's a covert related a situation. I hope not will start finding out during the season because they're going to start naming players who are out because of covert or contact tracing but we all know that you know seabrook was hurt. Didn't play in the return to play when out of his way to get healthy. You look at their situation and you could see where they're kind of saying there's not room for him to play here and you know what pride that guy has and how much he cares. I just don't know where that's going to go. He's got three years left and it's sort of a situation. That chicago was punted. They punted it last year to this year. And now we kinda don't know where it is so it's just something worth watching because you know he's a guy who loves being a black hawk and he cares but you know this team this year. You're hoping debrincat bounces back and gives you some life but you're not counting on very much. Now you're looking at doc and a high pick and debrincat. Is that your next core the blackhawks. There's some younger defenseman. You probably have to throw into that mix as well. Don't you whether it's adam both fister ian mitchell you probably a. I'm talking about the. Oh we'll debrincat and doc played right like they've got a bit more of an h. Resume even though docs only been around a year You're kind of looking at that right. But you're that's what you're kind of looking at from chicago to columbus and everything around the blue jackets. These days involves peer lewa brought in domi in the anderson trade. Welcome mccoy veuve and berg bought out but right now columbus is all about. what's next with. Pierre luke dubois. So what's next so. I really assume that this was going to be an nc's in deal or at and this season deal and that you know will kick align was gonna take time. I heard in. And i really believe it. I think some teams have really stepped up. Jeff i just think teams are here. They're saying guys like this. Don't become available and we're not screwing around. We're not gonna hear that. We weren't serious and the player went somewhere else and i heard that carolina was surprised at some of the things that were being thrown his way like. I think there are some teams who are saying. We're willing to talk about good players. And you know i don't know where that stands. I don't know what that means. It's still yamaoka lines timetable. Decide but. I do think he's been thinking about it more in the past few days than maybe he thought he was going to. The one trade guys still talk about with joe thorns right. Yes and how. He was limited. The boston picked san jose. And that was it right. And it's been fifteen years so you know there's a lot of gm's want around anymore but that story gets kind of passed down if you find. There's somebody out there like that. You have to be in on it and you have to be serious. And i think that's kind of where they are right now. I think teams are serious. I wanna peg in montreal or there. I think there's teams that haven't been identified there and at the very least i think carolina's got things to think about i. I've just heard that things have gotten to him that i don't know if they're more than expected but they at least have made them think when you look at teams like winnipeg and montreal. Here's my first thought on that. And here's perhaps why teams in my mind might be more aggressive right out of the gate this year instead of just playing footsie. He's going into trade deadline. If you're winnipeg or your montreal you know that if you make that deal you're still looking at a two week quarantine and you're not you still not going to have the player for awhile. I think you'd rather do it now. That's what i'm saying like you to get it done as early as possible. And that's why you know. Listen we're playing euchre you're leading with the right bauer. Here's our offer. Let's do this. We're not playing around. I think there's truth to that jeff. I think the other thing that's going on here is that some of the team's kind of looked at it like would we need lt. I help and columbus can do that too with dubinsky rates. It's entirely possible that some of the teams who were looking at this. We're looking at it now because if you wanna maximize your l. tr you do it at the start of the season. And he's a player. You can do that if you need to with. But i don't know like i don't profess to know which way columbus is leaning but i do know that they've been forced to think about it. Maybe a bit more in depth. Now okay so. Outside of pure luke dubois. Then i mentioned max domi comes in mccoy who comes in. What do you make of columbus the team. Now what's john twitter. Rela dealing with you know the thing is interesting to me. Because let's just say they decide to keep him okay Like in a lot of years. You'd be worried about your fan reaction and you know what the building's going to be like you know what's gonna be yelled at him and stuff like that but this year. You don't have to worry about that. But we're going to say what happened to the blue jackets. Who was it last year said and they made a big stink about. We only playing with guys that want to be here. Well the the thing about i know was damage control from panalpina broschi but still but they'll rally around that again. You don't think that you don't think that torrellas gonna use that for them to rally around. It just got to be such a difficult situation while he's there. Well i think he'll be a pro. I have no doubt that he'll be a pro like everything about i. Listen i've followed this guy. Going going back to junior and everything about him is i remember. He was like seventeen years old and listening to trainers from opposition. Seems that keep britain would role in. I talked to guys from other teams and they'd say like you know this kid. Sixteen seventeen year old kid like he does activation like he's a pro like he's a he's a longtime any sheller like he's like they're everything about like i'm with you. Everything about pure luke. Dubois is pro style and those players will be pros because they've been through this before tortorella he talked about. We're gonna bring this in the dressing room right. You know we're gonna we're gonna bring this out and we're gonna talk about this. I heard that meeting last year with perrin and bobrovsky when they talked about it like one of the players told me you have no idea that that was something else. So they don't hide they get everything out there. I think they're going to be typical columbus and they're gonna fight and they're gonna scrap for every inch of the ice and they're gonna make life really tough anya. How do you like them in this division. I think there are a playoff team from blue jackets. Go to the stanley cup. Finalists and that is a dallas stars and covert. Was the story in training camp. No major moves in the offseason and once again we say with the dallas stars. They need healthy bodies you know. They're starting the season the first team to be shut down listening to Tyler sagan's interview with us on the podcast. And what does he talk about. He talks about that. The roller coaster year they had last year and they handled it. Because are really mature group right They went through a lot and they could really handle it. So i think that bodes well for them right now you know. They don't have perry and they don't have sagan so those are two an apparent have a great regular season last year. But it's part of the attitude right say is is a big loss for them. There's no question about it but other than that. They have the same team. And you know they're going to be really professional. I think they're going to be fine. As long as everybody stays to the same level they were last year. You know the goaltending holds. Hey i think is a chance to win the norris trophy this year long as their defense continues to be a strength. You know alexia keeps getting better. I think they're going to be fine. So does john klingberg hundred percent yup from dallas detroit red wings detroit With is once again at the draft have six picks in the first three rounds one of the first three in the second two in the second some of the offseason acquisitions as well screamed deadline or in some situations. Maybe seattle vladimir nabokov. Bobby ryan Sam gonyea mark stall choice. Thatcher thomas greiss. What do you think about the red wings for each well. The the thing. That last year. That i think steve is urban said was. It's too easy here. That gets too easy to play against us. Losses are too easy. If we're gonna lose we gotta hold ourselves to a higher standard. And i think that when you look at their team right now. They're just a better team. Are they going to finish higher than seventh. I don't know about that. But i think you know they're going to be better. You expect their best players to be better there. D- looks better. obviously i think with greis. Their goaltending looks better. I had a couple of guys tell me they thought juice was a was a really good. Pickup i just think that as a team what they've done is they've just they've got more. Nhl players on the roster. And are they gonna blow it anyone and win the division. No but i just think they're going to be a better group you know. I think that that's one thing. I think is looked at guys like larkin in mantha who are gonna be key parts of their team for years to come. They hope when they're good and they said that they can't lose this much in this easily. And i think that's the that was his goal for this year to make that better. I just wanna watch more exciting play. And i don't think i'm alone in that one. The app you won't see him this year. no. I know. But i'm saying like there's a lot of there's a lot of players. Detroit has on the horizon. They have a lot of good players and if the in the lottery again. I mean this is year by the way the he talking about. This is the year that if you wanna defenseman year to get it. So load up on your first round picks Florida panthers new general manager. Bill zero We had anthony declare on the podcast. Not too long ago marcus. Navarra comes in radcow. Gouda they pick up noah. Jolson gustav forsling alex. Berg comes in as well thoughts on the cats. The thing here is that they wanted to change their culture right. I think they feel that. It's too easy there. And what have they done as you said. They've made a lot of changes. It looks like keith. And all his games played streak. Which is the fourth longest nhl history and the longest among current players is going to end very tough. Tough spot for yandle. I mean you know how much how much that means the players when they play eight years in a row. I think the panthers are a team that is saying it's been too easy here and we're going to change that like i like the one thing here there. There's a mill right. I think is at the top. I think dallas is up there. I think carolina is good. I think columbus those a chance to be good. I think detroit and chicago probably at the bottom. but i think there's a middle ground in this division. That could go in a lot of different ways. I think florida's one of those teams. Like i think the panthers looked at their roster and they said we need to create more competition for jobs here and i think that that's one of the kinds of things they said. Is that if you were here and you had a job. It's not guaranteed to you anymore. I think that's one of the reasons. They traded tro check. And now you know you see what's happening with yambol. He's in the second group you know. They're trying to change themselves and that's not. I don't believe a one season process. The big one is going to be borowski like he just has to be better this year. And i'll tell you. I spoke to one person who really lousy brodsky. And they said the culture shock for him from going with the team disciplined to columbus to undisciplined. this florida. It really threw him. They think he'll be better. he's gotta be. he's not skate. And no i know so. It probably means dreger starts the year right or multiple. Yeah it's it. I don't know. There's a silence around around goalie bob right now. How does he handle. Play out here. I mean we've heard that we've heard the whispers going back to last season about yandle. How does this play out. There was a rumor going around that he was in the doghouse. Even before. zito got hired on k. Like i don't think he wants to be traded. I think he wants to be in florida. He signed there. He's happy there and his family loves it there. He wants to be there. I think some of this even predates bills to arriving but last year when it really went bad for florida in the bubble you know there were people who said to me. That's gonna be one of the things that they do. though they were. They moved tro check last year in a deal that surprise people and then they said that's the next guy who they're kind of kind of look at and i don't think he wants to go anywhere. He signed aries happy. They're like i said and yandle said today. He spoke to george richardson florida hockey now and said that they have never asked me to waive. Okay now it's not like yandle is not gonna play. He's gonna play but he's not in their top six and not only was he not in top six but they've also picked up two guys on waivers tells you what they think of their defense not just yandle so they they pick up foiling and they pick up jewison from montreal so i think this is a team. That is obviously looking for different mix. Now you can see the writing on the wall. And i think it's a really difficult contract to move. I'd heard they talked to the islanders about it like the islanders. Were in a cap problem and yandle got a big ticket but if you take a couple of their salaries in exchange for taking handles could you ease up a little bit of cash for them. I think florida was willing to do that. I heard it didn't go anywhere. I just think it's a really tough spot. I think that here's a guy who's very proud and florida is trying to say. This is a hockey decision. We just think that as we start the year. You're not one of our top six here. Here's always the thing too. We've talked about this before when you sign in a no tax state Getting no trades is pretty important because if he goes to know if he goes to a stat attacks state now whatever. The deal is going to be. That's more off his paycheck and that does happen nashville predators so in our predictions for sports net dot ca elliott The team that's going to surprise. I put in nashville. Because i still can't believe that a team with that much talent can underperform like we saw of recent note. You know the interesting thing about nashville is the whole time. In the off season they made a couple moves at the beginning. They signed mark bar viet sqi and they signed matt banning for depth on the blue line. And you know. They went out on draft. Day trade for lukanen. Gave up nick benino. They signed brad richardson so they went for depth right and then everybody kept on saying all. They've got one big move coming. They've got one big move coming and we kept on waiting and we kept on waiting and we kept on waiting and we kept on waiting and they were in undo claire. You know i think they were in on hoffman. They resigned grantland which you know caught me a bit. By surprise they got khawla. Which i thought was really good signing you know. I think that what nashville has done is. They've said to their biggest guys. You've got to carry the load. We pay you this much money for a reason. And you got to carry the load like no questionable. Yosi was very deserving for the norris last year and ryan ellis. He always gives them everything he's has but i think they're challenging their top players to say a forwards to say. Look you guys are big ticket guys. You can't keep doing this every year. You guys have to deliver for us and there are a little deeper and they should be a little bit better again. I think they've said to these guys. Johnston duchenne you. Gotta be our guys. You've got to be the guys. But who's the most when you look at this team when you look at the forward group like just focus on the forward group. Who do you think the most skilled player is because to me. I see filip forsberg. Well i i meant to put forsberg that as a as i look at forsberg and i say to myself. This guy has the skilled scored forty goals every year. Yeah i should have put him in there. I completely agree with you. I just looked at the guys making eight. I didn't look at the guy making six. Yeah like i know. They're a lot of guys on the big tickets that that aren't performed. But i not gonna pin the whole thing on filip. Forsberg has been there for a while. Though i look at him and i say this guy's got forty goals in every single season but i think that's what nashville is set. Is you guys have to carry the mail for us again. Arvidsson to like i. I like arvidsson himself last year as injured he was he was he was. He was injured so when he comes back is is he going to be himself again. Like you know like. I like those little death moves. I thought bora viet sqi. I thought banning like i like richardson. I like khawla. I think they did a lot of the things around the edges. That are going to be very good. But you're big guys have to carry the mail. This last year for rene a who played more games last year in the regular season wasn't pekka rene no to tampa We made a lot about the salary. Cap pretzel and the kucherov injury help but brisebois got himself out of its But there are injury concerns. Are there stanley cup hangover concerns. We know with dallas like. It's a banged up team. And that's what they're carrying into this season outside of of corona virus. But when you look at tampa. Wasn't that long ago they lifted the stanley cup and they have guys that are banged up to guys. That are rehabbing injuries. Do we look at stanley cup hangover for the tampa bay lighting at least in the short term. Here i don't worry about these guys. I think there are pretty mature group like the thing about last year. I look back and i re watched some of their games from from the the playoffs. And you know what they really did. They can get enough credit for. Is there were nights that they said. Okay we'll let you dictate the tempo like you play the way you wanna play. And they'd beat you with that game you a lot of times. They would impose their own will but there were nights were other teams. Got on them and they said oh. You wanna play this way. I mean we'll handle that and we'll beat you with that. That was so impressed with them. That that's my highlander. Yes that's a team that did that. The dynasty islanders are exactly what you're talking about like that's exactly how they played like there'd be times they come out needs squish the bug. Other times you blake okay so you wanna play a rugged game. That's cool. Gary howard bob nystrom clark gillies. You wanna play a skill game. Well you know. Here's mike bossy. Here's brian trotz. They they had any pod fan. Who could do all of it. They had something for every situation abbott. That's what made the others have made the islanders great and that's why i love tampa last year. I'm with you and you the things like what's the stanley cup hangover now. But what is that like. We're a healthcare now stanley coming. That's fair All right so we'll see what happens with tampa now we move along to the west and we'll start with dallas aitken's squad you like then reprise. The anaheim have to pick a surprise team right so this is the way i look at this division. I see three. Teams are gonna make the ploughs as for sure as i'm willing to bet colorado vegas and saint louis and then what what do you got that. I think gibson could win the vezina. You got improving minnesota wild team I have no clue what san jose's gonna come out with absolute. I have no idea. Los angeles is getting faster and they have a lot of kids so who knows there. Yeah maybe anaheim if you were to tell me that any one of those five teams are going to be the fourth playoff team. I'd say okay. But look at this. So i look i look at gibson. I liked their d. Now the question is are they going to get some scoring. Raquel was not himself last year. He can't be like that again. He's got to be better. But jones has got to take the step like you know hainan's gotta take the step troy. Terry's gotta take the step all of a sudden this. The last year of ryan gets last contract correct. And you know he's really tied at the hip with with bob murray gets life. Is the one guy that that marie really talks to their. If you ask guys played there like all those two are tied at the hip. They discuss everything together. So i mean guess laugh obviously plays a huge role there. I liked them from goaltending out. Can they score. I don't know if they can score. But if you believe the defense can win you enough games to get in. In the regular season. I think anaheim could be that team arizona They bring in. Derek brisard brass That's right became indeed Barrett hating turn himself into that. You know Legit and each other like they believe high end that we've justify the draft position What's happening with the blue line. We know the goaltenders are good. Darcy kim for an anti ranta. What is up with the coyotes fridge. Well is there another team you you just don't know top to bottom like all of season. They talked about moving out money stripping it down and then it didn't happen partially because it's so hard to move money right now. They've got great goaltending. You know kemper had a great year last year. Maybe he wins the vezina. If he doesn't get hurt he was that good christmas time. We were all talking about it. I think some of their young players of steps chicken. I think is taken a step garland has taken a step hating you. Hope you'll take a step this year. But i think they got two guys there who you're looking at and saying guys like it's time and that's clayton keller in nick schmaltz regardless of how arizona does if those two guys take steps this year. It's a win I'll tell you this talk. It's in the last year of his deal too. I always wonder whenever new. Gm comes in you know what does it mean the by. I think that the most important thing you need. If you're arizona's keller and schmaltz to take those steps this year colorado avalanche Ready a legit stanley cup or bossy. Well that's just zero because already a legitimate threat to win the stanley cup. And then they go out and add brandon. Saad and davante saves the only question. Mark goaltending preach. Yeah i i could see them adding someone at some point if they don't like what they're seeing look like byrom gonna play. You know the other thing. I heard was guy you not well timmons. Looks like he's really come onto. I mean that goes been through a lot. I really rude free. Connor timmons i. You know. I pride myself in the minutia of Stats stats about. Prospects has one blue eye and one brown eye. That's what i can give you about. Connor tenants whose e kate and sale. But he's good to dad went to cornell. Big red meat says the name of the shop used to never talk check in insouciant marine Connor timmons dad at every single game would like fly in drive wherever to go to go. Watch his son. Good prospects like has been through a ton physically to get there it stanley cup robust. Yeah they're going forward. They're in all the way. I wouldn't be surprised if they add. Then this move to la and they got quicker with andrea south an issue They bring in early modern on the blue line. You know young kids whether it's Gave lardy former windsor spitfire dots down and outstanding player quinton by field. Alex turcott on the horizon like there are some players come in for the los angeles kings. We know that they have a great prospect pool. How close are they to winning. Though fresian. a see the ends of the rebuild. You think you're kind of in the middle of it now like what you got. You got all these players and you know not. All of them are going to be great. But you're like thinking okay. I just need a few of them. That'd be great. I'm curious about by field. How's it gonna look in the nhl. You wanna see a lot of these guys. Take steps dowdy. I've i freaking love dowdy. I wish everybody was like he's mad. He's not on team canada rosters. I love it. I love it. How does he play. I think this team is going to make life difficult on some opponents because if you get them on a night where all. Their kids are really going. They're going to be a lot to handle. But there's gonna be nights. Where all their kids aren't going right. Sure look. i don't think it's likely they're the fourteen. It's wide open. I just think that you're looking at them saying. Do your young players all get better. This year does doughty's show that he's himself again. Those victories this season. I'm curious about tobias buren fort named the ball. Like i'm no. But i mean he was on the team like he again beginning of like that was one of the surprises yup and played in the american league. That's the i love l. A. because of what you're talking about so many question marks i want to see is how much turk play this year. How much is kelly of going to play this year. How much is by field going to play this year. How much coupons are gonna play. And how much is it killed. Thomas going to play. Those are all the forwards bjorn a defenseman. But how much are all these guys can play on a night where l. a.'s on tv. I'm going to be as much looking about like okay. Who's in the lineup. S you know what's happening. I wanna see all these guys play also want to see carrillo capris off play. Let's get to minnesota. Yeah we've talked a lot about him heading into the season. Minnesota's waited a long time and now all of a sudden you know. Does minnesota have the guy that for the first time since marian gaborik we can say they have a calder trophy candidates. Yeah you know. His odds were too low a. I didn't put them in my odds to look like because they were just too obvious right. Yeah i'm curious to see him. I'll i'll be tuned into minnesota's first game to see him for sure. I'm as eager as anyone else to see this guy. Play this here and see where it goes like. This is a guy that they're not only hoping he's good. But they're hoping that he can breathe new life into their franchise like they got stale and he's there to breathe life in there as much as anything else again. They're d is fairly good. They've got a great defense. I don't know what to make the goaltending. I don't know how much they're gonna score. I mean that's the one thing. I see when i when i think of capris of is does he have enough around him because he's going to be the target every team plays minnesota's gonna look at him and say that's the guy we gotta stop. Yeah so it is. He have enough around him. That's going to help them score. That's my question about these guys. Does you breathe new life. That injects a team that really need it and also can they score. I still think the got and this is not exactly a revelation problems down the middle. The center spot. Whether it's the they were definitely looking for uk's dad benino ericsson ex been. Dave wanted him to be that guy for the longest time. Victor rask or go right down nikos term like dave. They're in a tough spot. You know maybe long-term marco rossi is going to be. That don't know that's a shame he got hurt. That's a real shame is a real shame. Real nice guy and you know what that was the one guy. I know we talk a lot about the juniors. We take away from and we talk. You know stewart's slow with germany. We talked to all canadians. And all the americans. I gotta give it tomorrow rossi. That team got crushed and the goalie to and he gave it every single nights and never vote. Nothing i got. I earned tons of respect for marco rossi coming out of that tournament. We mentioned the question. Mark around the san jose sharks and i don't know what to say about them. I have no idea what to expect about san jose. I look the lineup. And i say to myself how do i look at this line up. And then look at the performance because the two don't seem to sync up. What do you make a san jose. First of there's the story that broke a couple of days ago about a vendor keen right and the bankruptcy that he was being sued and then he filed for bankruptcy. And i don't wanna get into too much like i. It's not me personally. I've seen bankruptcy firsthand and it. It absolutely sucks you. I read the filing. There's also a filing From his former agents newport detailing how does them the over half a million dollars in commissions. It sucks there's no question about it. Just forget the circumstances for second. I know everybody's got an opinion when all that dirty laundry is out. There absolutely sucks for you now. Bob buner was asked about it today. Tuesday and he said look as far as were we know and evanger kings told us. He's in all year and he's gonna play one thing in this about not playing opting out or terminating his contract and that caught both the nhl nhl pa by surprise because first of all the out deadline had passed and secondly the players association would really have something to say about a player terminating a contract with five years in two thousand nine million left on it so from a hockey point of view. Bogner said kanaan told them like he's all in so you know we talked about before about teams that you wanna see your guys get back to a certain level you look at kane who signed for five years including this one. You look carlson. Who signed for a time including this one and eleven and a half million. You look at burns. Who signed for five years including this one vlasic six years including this one jones four years including this one as much as anything else what you need there is. You need those guys to play. They have to be themselves. Those are not movable contracts in this day and age and you simply have to say okay. We need those guys to be who they are going to be. Now the top thing for san jose is they're not starting the season at home. They're the one team in the national hockey league. That's not beginning of the year in the market. And you've got that added uncertainty. And i heard on the call on the players association to accept the right to play the san. Jose guys were the most vocal about Out blame them like you don't know this is all hard enough. So where are they as a group. I think buner has an additional challenge there. It's the one team that right now as we start the season they don't know when they can go sleep in their own beds. Everybody else component at the schedule. And say yeah. I'm going to be sleeping in my bed tonight. These guys can't and that adds another level like they're good enough to make the playoffs they are. I do not remember another season. Probably in the last twenty years jeff. Where there's been less of an expectation on this team. Because they're always supposed to be good. Always saint louis lose not that far removed from winning a stanley cup. The latest news around them is the signing of my kaufman to the one year. Four million dollar contract We talked plenty on this podcast about the acquisition of tory crew. As well they brought in other players and we think of the the cow. Clifford's of the world are redo the deal. One year with vince done. I look at saint louis and even though we weren't asked about this for predictions for sports net dot ca. When i'm looking at breakout players players that are right on the cusp of really doing some damage in the nhl with that acquisition of hoffman. Knowing that he's gonna play with robert thomas on that second units. Yup i think to myself. This could be the year there roberts hamas in he's in the last year entry level deal. This could be the year. That robert thomas really hits it big. What do you think saint louis. They've got the same stanley cup. Odds is washington a. It's a tough road. They gotta go through vegas and they gotta go through colorado. But i don't disrespect a team. That's a year and a half removed from winning the stanley cup. Now it'll be interesting to see just without portray angelo. How does that change things. You'll he may not be the biggest talker. But he was a big part of that group bennington. He wasn't there in the playoffs last year. He's gotta get back. I still liked their team though. And i'll tell you this there was an with. Terrorists goes agent in russia where the agent was very unhappy. The tarasenko did not get a letter. I always wonder. Is that just one of those things. It appears in halfway around the world somewhere and then goes away or is there are there there by the way tarasenko There was a there was a player this year. That was badly injured in camera was ice hockey or ball hockey and it was. There was a gofundme me For him and terasenko donated Three thousand dollars or something like that. Moore's wife did and they were talking about it in the same interview that he was almost embarrassed that it got out because he wanted to do it privately but you know it was very nice gesture very good gesture of him but you know i always wondered like those kinds of comments like you know my clients upset. Because you didn't get the like does that. Just go away. Is that just a one day thing. Does that last anywhere. But he'll be coming back during the year and that's a huge ad for them free player. I wouldn't count out the blues. I i like them a lot. I like their culture. You mentioned yes. you mentioned alex patrol angelo His new team the vegas golden knights. I put in there. Because you gotta take shots at these things on our sports net dot ca predictions yup for norris trophy. I put shea. Theodore had him inside the top five of my picks last year Vegas has a real luxury. Vegas has the luxury of at any time. Either alex betraying jlo or shea. Theodore could be on the ice all game long. Yup that makes that team that much of a tough roads. Your thoughts on vegas. I like their group allot. I think it was a difficult off season there. I you know You know. I think they've calmed down. There was the flurry right from the moment. The album walsh tweet hit the golden knights. It was unstable at times and they really had to pull it back together. Who were upset. They didn't like all the rumors. Schmidt was a popular teammate. They hated to see him. Go but then you get a transplant on your wall. Like that's a hell of a player. You know the one thing. The golden knights have shown a very short period of time. Is that if there's a player out there that's gonna make us better in well. Maybe you've made moves already. We don't care that's a good player. They don't become available there in like. If you told me they were in on dubois. I would believe it. Because i think that's the kind of way that that team. Oh he's a good player. We should get him. Look flurry ladder. The got good goaltending got a lot of players chandler. Stevenson really really liked them. Liked liked him last year. I think they've got a really good team. What if that outdoor game on the pond next to lake tahoe turns into a brawl between the avalanche. Cool nice did you see. That's three of andre brickowski. Speaking of that game. No what did you say. He had to break the news to peer edward belmar that they're not actually playing on the lake. I'm excited about it. I really like. I have never skated on a lake materialize. It's not only notes decided. No yeah it was only tell playing on. The waiver couldn't even no real madrid. Oh my god that's funny it's awesome. It's it's it's really good by the pause. And what do you make of that. I love the the field of dreams. Like i've i've talked about this before i love the just take a rink and put it somewhere like i know this is due to the situation. They're all in so you know you're not going to put it in a stadium because you can't have any fans no matter where you put it. I just love the visual. I think it's fantastic. And here's what i'm doing in the future if i'm the nhl if you do this again he's say look next year we're doing it and fans can attend. Can't wait to those days happen. It's a contest to get a ticket. Tell us why you should have a seat at this game. So and so it's limited. Limited numbers are these are just like the premium seats limited numbers. I love it like you open your you open up. Some season ticket holders absolutely. Yeah but i think it should be a contest. Kate were playing this game in mystery. Alaska do you want to be there. Tell us we have five thousand tickets available. Make your pitch campaign. Why should you get one of them. That's a great idea like that. Okay let's move along because We're being leaked greedy with people's time here on the podcast this week to say nothing of being greedy about tamils time all of this. You mentioned how much we love you. We're gonna hit a break though per take a breath have a drink back with the north division because we haven't talked about the north quite enough here on this podcast we'll finish up with earth division. Thirty five a a fan. This all Fat sir oh man. This is a great band. You're listening to scenic route to alaska. We've had them on the podcast before. Elliott song is called polarized this beheaded just so good Appropriate there from edmonson. And so we are in the north. And we're gonna get the oldest here in a second We'll begin with the calgary flames and they brought in the vancouver canucks in the off season for that. I mean marks from town of and liivo. Some new faces around calgary. What do you make of the flames marks from going gonna do great things for them. I think town of is gonna do good things for them. Valla machi- that's a big one. He was trending in the right direction. Got hurt you just want to see that. He's back to himself but again like a lot of other teams. I see hannifin. I see good role. I see monaghan. You need those guys to be your flag bearers among them and i just think you need them to be better. Your biggest improvement has to come from internal. I'll tell you this. I am rooting for louisville. He's had a tough go. Yeah hurt last year like i. I heard the difference in money between him and the canucks in the flames was like fifty k. And you know. I can't blame guys for that like you know. You're you're squeezing everything you can out of your career while you still have a chance. And he's a guy who was desperately looking for an opportunity and some luck. I hope he gets it there. I just saw last year and goal when things went badly as a team. They lost their confidence march from going to solve a lot of that problem. Long-term a tough contract but for right now you can understand why vancouver may have looked at that and said man. It's tough to let this guy go but that that's a tough contract to sign. I know that the odds are that. But like i remember lundquist when he signed thirty one got an eight year deal and people are like that stupid and why he lasted until almost all of it you know. When did he really hit the wall. Last year can make. The argument of his body is healthy. Yeah and that's if i understand. That's the risk. I think marcham can do it. Don't forget like you look at his career. And when did he really start playing a ton again. It wasn't it wasn't until his mid to late twenties. Yeah so what was the theme though the theme was there's no way this guy can play back to back. Remember coming out of vancouver is like oh he can't play and again the analytics always say dummy. It shouldn't play goaltenders back to back but it was. This guy's body is not going to handle back to back games. I mean we'll see like they're all risk but this guy had taken huge steps last couple of years edmonton oilers. Have you ever had shoulder. Problems elliott. yes it's awful. I can i every time. I hear oscar bomb talk about playing with what he has. In the past couple of seasons. I cringe because i've had shoulder issues too. He's gone for the season. That's one of the stories around the edmonton oilers New faces coming in or whether it's tyson. Berry whether it's cal- tourists dominic cahoon. I love the hoon contract. I think that's a great deal. It's a really nice deal Nice player yes. He pull the rv a new player but he shouldn't but he is. What do you make of the oilers. Well obviously the goaltending you look at that and you say they're going to have enough goal. Tending to win can all and said today. They're gonna carry ninety. Yeah at least at the start. I think this is going to be a fascinating team. They've obviously got elite elite talent. You know are they gonna keep the puck out of the net. I thought that thing that was really interesting. Was that you know tavis. Just ate them alive in the face off circle and they went out and they got kyle tourists like. I don't know what happened. To tourists in nashville. I think he is so much of a better player than that. I'm very curious to see what terrorist is. Maybe coming back to canada re-energize zone where he played his best hockey in ottawa. I just can't believe the guy we saw in nashville is is really kyle terrorists. I don't get it go back to the team's communist second ago because this is what the greats always do. We saw this with sidney crosby in our connor mcdavid spent a large part of the off season. Doing snow that Yeah what doing face offs. Yeah like i don't know that he's going to get to the level of crosby out as quickly as crosby got with face off would crosby get chewed up early. Can we all remember that story. And then that was it. He's just spent a summer and it's just like all right another bucket drop drop drop drop. Drop another bucket drop. drop drop. Drop drop and sidney crosby one of the premier faceoff players around the nhl. Don't know the mcdavid gets there. But you never doubt the great say people didn't think the crosby was going to be good at it right. That's it became. One of the best. I can his work at it anything more on edmonton preach i wanna see how much bouchard place right carrying a lot of defenseman. Yup and he's worn them a montreal canadian's surprise the pittsburgh penguins surprise themselves rate trade deadline. Siam they're throwing in the towel they find themselves team twenty four The make it in the bubble penguins in the qualifying round lose the philadelphia flyers and then mark version. Van goes to work. Jake allen joel edmonson tyler toffoli josh anderson of recent node. Michael fra league corey. Perry some new names from new faces around montreal camp. How we know the difference. How much better if at all are they see. What an advantage in this time to have an owner who says go spend money sports. There's a lot of owners who are saying. No you can't do that right now And so what an advantage for mark bourbon and the canadians that his owners said go do that now. The only thing. I wonder about with montreal and i kinda wonder about it with toronto to is if you look at their team. They've got so many players. Like i remember. Bruce boudreau in in two thousand ten the capitals Go out and at the deadline. They added eric balaj. They added joe corvo. They added scott walker and or this was around the trade deadline and bhutto said i too many players and he said it affected us in the playoffs and guys were mad. It affected the group. Like that's the only thing. I look at toronto and montreal. Nice say is there a chance you could have too many guys in the thing will berge oven is you know. He wanted hoffman. I think he really wanted hoffman. He couldn't make it work. I think he's in on dubois. Is he going to be able to make it work. He just never stops because he's also like if good players are out there you have to try to get them. So i think he could do even more providing he can create the room for it. I think this is going to be a really fascinating team to watch. They have a lot of good players. I don't think they're getting enough respect. I think they're good enough to win the canadian division. I think price i saw. He was ranked eleventh among vezina trophy winners at one site. Which i think is crazy. I think the canadians have a chance to be really good. Are you hearing anything around. Then i heard that you know dino had very high desires for a contract and i just don't think they were willing to do what he wanted. I i look at montreal right now and we also at nick. Zucchini astbury could kenya me. Did in the playoffs. That's given montreal. Canadiens fans are real sense of hope for a key position which they have struggled with for years. But here's filipino. Turned himself into one of the best two way players in the entire nhl. He's on most people's top five for selke safe to safe reach filipino. One of the best two guys in the nhl an almost seems as if he's become the forgotten and guy they're like the mantra canes have the luxury of a player with a completely unique skill set in filipino. And they're going to hand a ton here to knicks. Zucchini sperry cut can yemi. Where's the no fit into all of this. I think he goes out. He has a big year and then they see where everything falls and he's in the last year of his contract but the thing is like he's a good two way center right. Yeah like there's there's always room for those guys always room for senator every team but the tough thing right now and and and jeff like the avalanche said and i believe this land is caused gonna retire an avalanche but i think that the fans and the cap situation. It's affected his negotiations ryan. Nugent hopkins and edmonds. I think he wants to be an oiler but the situation is affected. His negotiations denault would be no different one of the reasons pattern. Lonnie wasn't trade was because teams are like okay. We know are going to have to give them. It's a cap for maybe years. It's a challenge everybody's affected so he's part of that group no question about it but if goes out and he does what he does. It'll work out for him. Because that skill set is always necessary are a few more teamsters. Wrap up another addition of the podcast Step in dad off pockets Watson cockburn good branson brown ottawa senators. I like what they did. You know we talked about it with detroit before. It's it's almost like too easy to beat you like. Dj smith his teams play hard. And i think they did play hard last year but i think again like when you're coming back you wanna make it harder on your opponents him cope. We pause. i look at this. And i say this is so much. Dj smith just the muscle that they've brought in like tough players to play against. You know even like pat cats like tough and annoying guys to play against. It's almost it looks so much like a dj smith squad. And i say to myself this. Ottawa saying we have a lot of young kids here that are going to be given the room to develop and they're going to be given the space but some of them are going to get big rolls. Like you look at josh. Norris and drink matheson there with brady chuck. Yup and studiously is with two. Nhl wasn't norris with chuck in the program. I think that was the center of the program to like dave played. They played together before. Because matthew had a matthews matthew had matthews and brady had norris pretty sure about that anyway continue. Okay well there you go and then you've got stoops low with a step dad of like with two h. l. player. Yeah those are two pretty good lines. It's a challenge for norris and i'm looking forward to seeing him get it you know. Connor brown and these off tyranny. Is you mentioned. Paquet austin watson galkina. They have a lot of pros there and again you know their blue line. It's big good branson colbourne added to that group. Obviously shibat i mean a big key is matt. Murray is got to regain his confidence. He worked with the goalie. Whisper adam france celia generally france scillies got a very good track record forgetting goalies back on. He's got another big one this year. Because i know he does work with san jose so you know he spent a lot of time with with der guys to martin jones but i just think that pure competitive nature of the divisions going to make it hard on ottawa. But i think they're going to give people a rough ride. We haven't mentioned colin white. You got a big deal last year. They need to see him true. You know. get back this year. But i do wonder if this is the year that logan brown gets moved. I've heard it. The centers are wary of it. They think he's too talented to give up on. But i i do wonder if you start to hear his name out there a bit more. The maple leafs a brown a former first round. Pick their the queen of canada right now on the preseason market. Yup most people i know are picking them. I don't know how much more we can say about. The maple leafs maybe from me doing it every day at a on hockey central. But i don't know how much more we can say. What the maple leafs at this point. you know. it's so funny. I got one guy who's lake He always tells me. I'm so sick of merrick. Talking about the maple. You do realize. I'm the host of a hockey show on toronto radio station. Yeah i don't care. I'm still ripping all right. I'll talk more about kids. And the duck firmer toronto coach. I think we should talk about them a little bit here. I like brody with riley. I think that's good for riley. I think riley is going to get in game rest that he didn't always get and i think they're forward lines. You know talk all about foreign. I don't think thorns gonna play every shift of every game with those guys. I think you're gonna see moments. Were hymens out there or someone else's out there and there's going to be somebody on team whether it's robertson or it's bear a ban off or someone maybe it's going to be and mckay of moving back up but there's gonna be someone on that team right. Now's not starting in that top six. Who's going to end up there a couple more one of the reasons. I'm most excited about the north division. The canadian division is connects twitter. I've poked every night. It's gonna it's gonna make this. I'm not making fun. i'm just saying to me. It's the most interesting twitter group in the nhl. Nate schmidt is in brayden. Holtby is in travis. Hamic is in. And we have questions about travis green and his contract. Your thoughts on vancouver. Well i just think reno bet on himself because that's what he does. I'm sure he'd love to have it done. But when i when i see green i say you know what he likes to take chances on himself and i think that's exactly what he's going to do is himself that That he can do this. I think the on the pederson hart trophy train. Yep i think it's coming. I i think he wins it sometime next. Little while number one for me is the goaltending but number two their depth ward for them in the playoffs last year. Those guys beagle solder. They really battled they really really battled. I just wonder if there is deep this year. I think there's some holes there in and around the lineup. Toronto's deep montreal as deep. I think they got some holes around their lineup And who's going to step up and fill them thought on the net mining's we talk so much about how vancouver was bailed out in some situations by jacob marks melissa. You could have made the point the past couple of years if you look at the body of work not just from one year to one year but like a complete two seasons he may have been the best goaltender in the nhl. And they don't have that anymore they go to and hopi. We all know what thatcher emco was able to do specifically against vegas Last year in the in the playoffs in the bubble. Your thoughts on the net minding in vancouver. Someone has to grab the net. We all talk about. All you have to have a tandem. I don't believe that somebody has to be your number one goalie. The conservative way is to say hold. He's that guy right. Yeah that's why they brought him in. But i'd no no no see. I don't see it that way. I want to say to go. You're grabbing that net. Are you that. Guy like maybe. Nobody's that guy. The way he played against vegas was so good. But are you close to that guy. Is that a true picture of your ceiling. I wanna know now now. You can't really do that a ton when you're in it to win it connects aren't interested in taking a step back or anything like that. She can't really feel your way through it. But if i i'm vancouver. I'm sitting there and saying i want to see thatcher dem go grab that number one job by the throat and do it now. No the few guys missing from their practice. On tuesday and travis green didn't know what their status was going to be for edmonton. So you're already starting like that. Which is a real challenge. I huge challenge. But i think the canadian division is release split between almost too deep and teams that have real elite talent but holes and i would put vancouver in that that group will finish off for the winnipeg jets. Okay answer this question. Patrick line a raw slavic will one be traded to be traded or none traded. Well ross leveque. I think is going to get traded going there. And he's just waiting last. I checked it. Had been quiet and watch will record the podcast. He'll get traded line a mls. It's columbus. I think more likely than not. He doesn't get treated this year. But i i think he is going to have a massive year. Because i just think that it's the best thing that can happen to him and the team. The jets have been through an awful lot. You know what they just need the quiet year. Just play again. If i could root for something for the jets this year. It's a quiet year of just play. You know and again. I think it's a team with with really good players jack raw slavic. The reason wants out is he cannot play on the top six. Maybe even top nine of this team. Greg good player. It's a you know. I want to talk about the team. They have all in guys. Yeah like hockey or hockey lifers amused. The name of bruce boudreau boudreaux's book. But i mean there are guys that live it and breathe it just like hockey fans do shy fleas. Front and center there blake. Wheeler is front and center. There i know can kinda grind on other teammates. If you're not that guy. I understand that But just from my perch. Gimme a team of lifers all day long. Because you know they even. They're out of the play offs. These guys are still all about hockey and the draft well and they develop well and they scout well like the peon thing is good. Yeah yeah it just shows you that they. They know players. I gotta tell you one thing. Actually i was really surprised. Nobody took oliver showing on where he was. The one guy the pseudo for a lot of people and that's mainly because of the skating. You look at chillington skate. it's glorious. i've always maintained. I think you're on the same page. You can skate like that. You have a job for life. yep. I'm surprised that no one took a flyer on chillington okay. So we're looking forward to the season. I know it's been a challenging year for everybody. Everybody's year is messed up. everybody is out of sync. Everybody is doing things. They didn't think they were going to have to do. Everyone's lives have been turned upside down. I'm excited freezer. Hockey is coming back for a couple of reasons one. I love hockey and two. I think that this is important for people at the end of the day even for no other reason than to remind us what time feels like and by that i mean to have something to look forward to and a reason to look at your watch and say we're five hours away from a hockey game that at the end of these days and a lot of people's days are brutal If you're a healthcare worker you know exactly what i'm talking about. People that work at the grocery store people that are teaching either at home on video. You know what you're we know what your days are like. You know what your days are like. And if for no other reason than to have a little treat at the end of a tough day. I'm happy that hockey's back preach. Let's end it on that. I can't see any better great job. We'll leave you with this from a band we've already featured multiple times on this podcast and early on as well. This is call your from their fifth album. Time for yourself. Here's scenic route to alaska. He's skies. At all your friends so sermons shit mate it's

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Spittin' Chiclets Episode 166: Featuring Brandon Yip

Spittin' Chiclets

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Spittin' Chiclets Episode 166: Featuring Brandon Yip

"Whoa. Now. Everybody to episode one hundred sixty six of spitting chiklis presented by new Amsterdam vodka, gentlemen. It is the playoff season injected into my veins three games going on right now as we record. We'll be checking in periodically. Let's say hi Joan. And I Ryan Whitney will go to you. I where you right now. How are you guys at Pinehurst? It's actually I don't know if I'm getting this, right? It might be the home of American golf beautiful place. I'm here with eleven buddies. So as everyone parties and drinks and watches the playoffs in Campbell's. You know what I did? I played golf, and I came in here, and I prepared and I looked up what we're gonna talk about. And I'm ready to go. There we go next up Paul Bissonnette, dude, you up all over the fucking internet lately. I every time I turn around video drop, a new content drop, and where are you right now. I'm in Toronto. I did that fund content piece for John Scott off you guys watch it. But it is on YouTube through sports that you can check out my Twitter. Us sports that an Amazon it was we we raise Sam bones in Toronto. John Scott was lucky enough to beat me. I think I had a slower machine though. So you guys can watch video, and and you know, make your own your own predictions are not predictions. But I mean your own assessment of what went down. But yeah, what's what's up? I watched it. It was funny. I was laughing like the hairpin the hairpin turn. You took is was like harder. Just natural. Yeah. It was just weird. I mean, we got a few tests laps just to align. The course with Zamboni, but driving them is definitely hard the center of gravity on them is is more towards the back. So like, it's almost like the the front just turned Sasser. So anyway, I I thought I did. Okay. Once again, I do think my machine was a little bit slower. So John Scott, congratulations on your victory. And yeah, I got that meet-and-greet tomorrow. And then on Monday doing that NHL first timer game three of the Leafs Boston series, folks. As we mentioned last pod, we will be breaking down the games that are going on right now while we're recording on Wednesday night, especially the eastern ones because those will be finished by the time, we're done recording. And of course, we still have the three playoff series that breakdown that's are on Thursday. So while we are excited and great to see a fellas yet will be doing those reviews previews in a second and last, but not least reduce my eager. And who it's at their brother. What's up? Boys guys, I just like to make a special anniversary to our guy Paul Bissonnette one year ago today when the podcast dropped is when he joined us. So what does you've taken us to the promised land. And we we can't thank enough, buddy. It's boys it's been such a fun run. And how ironic that we drop the Avery content. Just before our one year anniversary people are loving that one. Some people hating it. But we don't care about those types of people in. We'll also be doing a busy twenty twenty percent off sale on all spitting chick lit Smerch for this Thursday April eleventh on on the one year anniversary. So I mean, there's we're dropping a ton of new playoff March right now. Johnny hamming cheese shirts. Russia, mafia shirts. We'll go get twenty percents. And just reminder to all you people out there. Never go up to a strange woman on the street with the Boston Bruins shirt and ask him if she knows who Rear Admiral is because she will tell you to go fuck yourself. That was unbelievable. Yeah. That could sound wrong. We do have a guest coming up a little later. You played with him at BU, right, Brandon. Yep. You didn't you? So you're I missed we missed playing with each other. But he went on to win a national title BU incredible group guys he was on the team with their lot of NHL. He goes into that. And this is one of those things that I brought up a bunch of times where I have a lot of fun. I think you guys do to interview in that bodies of mine close personal friends that maybe didn't play a huge role in the NHL, but have had pretty cool. Interesting careers and yipper spent some time in the NHL, but he's a great guy. And now he's playing over in China. He talks a lot about playing and he's Asian. He'll go into how he's a phase in actually that's the funny. But either way I think that a lot of people are going to see that we have some interviews coming up with friends of mine who played pro hockey and still play pro hockey that aren't well known names put if you listen to them, I think you'll enjoy Grenell. I said to you after two did you think those is good as I didn't you thought it was awesome. Yeah. I thought it was unbelievable and just the type of guy Brandon. Yep. Is after we went out that night in Boston on Thursday night. I just had one message on my phone the next day from him, Instagram, DM, just saying dot dot dot what a league. Yes. And I say this, and it kind of sounds like on like trying to defend if people are chirping that. Oh, you don't have any all serves on who's this? I actually don't give a fuck because our podcast, and I have a lot of fun and my buddies. But I think if you give it a chance everyone will enjoy it. And so you're was a blast. We appreciate him coming on. I actually had a different DM on Instagram from him. He wrote dot dot dot what happened I blacked out. So I don't know what happened that night, but he disappeared on thin air. And hope I'm glad that he found his way home. So what what are we going up by the way quickly before we won the big spitting chick outside is just like when you're at a club in you have like bottles and signs coming out. You just that's still wash look in the world. If you asked me like, I'll never I remember. Clubs when I used to rip up clubs. I said, hey, yeah. We need some more bottles. Do not even fucking think about bringing a sprinkle or do they call sparkle sparkle? Bringing fire alarm went off. Over and you guys I was so happy, and you guys looked like you both wanted to kill me. I run away. I would have strangled doing fucking popularize out like the mountain to the viper in game of thrones. If I could've at that moment. I didn't tell them to do that. I did not tell them to do that. That was what we didn't say did. I just I'm one to if I'm going to club, and I'm going to do stuff. I I wanna dark in the corner, and let's get into the dark stuff not lie. Hey, whereas laser light show, I want everyone to see that. I'm buying a bottle of grey goose. So I'm not a club guy right there. I quick score. Update actually Tampa Bay up three to one after two island is in penguins to two in the second in Winnipeg up one nothing after one, and I wonder if Patrick line is spitting chiklis listener a little fight up with episode. Listen anytime, I criticize a hockey player on this podcast about their game. I want nothing more than for them to shove it right up my hoop. You it go. Go light the lamp it was a beautiful goal by line. Just a flick of the wrist bar down. And you're gonna have to shoot like that in order to beat been nasty and that and then net for Saint Louis. So that's definitely a series. That has already gotten chippy. We don't want to get to the breakdowns. Just let's move onto the playoff series analysis for the Thursday games. Exactly. Potential monkey off the back though. Yeah. After five series kicked off last night. We got three months starting tonight Thursday. Now, we're gonna take a closer look at each one. I get a rematch of last year's highly entertaining first round series between the Toronto Maple Leafs in my Boston Bruins. This death. Third match up in the last seven years with Bruins win in the first two and seven games each. Moneywise? Bruins are six seven favorite which is hundred forty one hundred on the Bruins or one hundred to make hundred twenty Rondeau the season series of Bruins took that three. One Toronto hasn't made the second round since two thousand four it's been a while Bruins allowed the third fewest goals per game this year while Toronto was fourth in scoring goals per game. So it's kind of like. Resistible immovable object type thing here. We got obviously, Raskin Anderson, that's the big deal. Neither one was good in the series last year was very running gun series. Each was kind of the inverse of the other the other this year. Rask's started slow got into some hot early kinda tail off late. So gonna be interesting to see what version we got biz. What do you what do you got on this one while this one there's a lot to breakdown? Lot of story lines on the Toronto side, of course, kneeland or getting paid didn't have the best playoff last year. Of course, a lot of expectations. Come at a Matthews Taveras is is I mean to me going to be the biggest difference considering that series went to seven games last year. And they didn't have Johnny t very interesting to now at him into that mix. Another story line is. I mean, you know, Jake Gardner needing to bounce back. I know he's coming back from injury. I don't know how much that's affecting him. Another. Another storyline is house. Anderson gonna play he had that tough tough game seven last year and last banal lease man, I'd say there's a little bit of pressure on Babcock too. I mean Wednesay gonna turn the corner with this. This group of Toronto players to break down the lease more. Because I know you guys are going to want to do do do Boston. I would give slight advantage as far as old overall skill in depth upfront to Toronto and some people may think I'm crazy that's fine on as far as the back ends concern. I mean, I call it a wash I mean them adding Muhsin was huge depending on the health of Dermott who came back and Gardner, of course, who who we don't know how injuries lagging on will determine on how they actually play and how much pressure will be baby on on a guy like Morgan Riley. If those guys are one hundred percent, so very interested to see how that the D ups. Come out depends. I should say. And then as I said goal timing. I I'm feeling a big year for Anderson playoffs. Now, I'm gonna pass it over to wait for the boss and break down. And then I'll give you guys my overall breakdown who I think a win that series. Yet. It's a it's probably the most anticipated first round matchup original six and also how good both teams are. I went on Toronto sports radio. And we were talking. I wanna say it was February ish, and we were kind of talking Bruins leaves and. I wouldn't to the point of that Toronto should have confidence this year that that it's pretty much the same team, you know, adding Varas and Muhsin, right? Like we got to game seven against this team. And we had to spectacular pieces one being a legit superstar interest. But then the Bruins went on that run. And it was a fifteen own four run in the year. They got pointed nineteen nineteenth straight games. In the craziest part about the entire situation for Boston for me was that. I mean, not one guy on the team played in all eighty two games. Right. They dealt with injuries to almost every key player on the team. I know Berge on mistime chara mistime posture knock miss time. And it's like they just kept winning the train kep role in CHU CHU? Chu CHU here that I'm not Bruins down that tracks. So the fact that they never slowed down with. Key guys being out. I almost said why I did say to myself like I don't know if Toronto could beat these guys in. The one issues that like Toronto for me. I look at a team that has a ton of skill. I don't think there d is is great. I think they got some good players, but there's also kind of a lack of depth a little bit. I would say Anderson is a little bit of a question, Mark. The Bruins on the other on the other hand Rask has been great. And people say Raskin the playoffs the questions arise. You'll how will he be? He's gotta be better. It's like the first bad goal. Rask gives up, you know, the the Bruins fans. Go bananas. Well, you know, he may not give up another one the rest of the game. But even if he struggles a lock was so good this year. I mean, what a signing and what a job by the Bruins to bring that guy in and it's insurance and you remember her lock, and this is a long time ago, but fucking people in much our saying trade carry price keep heloc. This guy has done it in the playoffs. No matter if it was eight nine ten years ago, they have a backup plan case to really struggle. So there's so much more to go into in this entire series. But but Boston being as good as they were this year. Really really did surprise me. I thought they were playoff the thick. They were this good. But they have not slowed down. No, mater what adversity they've hit and for them to have home-ice. I just think they're they're not a huge favorite. But definitely the favourite in this series. I mean, would you guys agree that even leave spans would say that the Bruins of the favorites here? Yeah. I don't I don't see how you can say that not favorites right now. I mean, if you gonna rely on the season series of Bruins, Adam three to one there. They had a better record them. I did just even on paper. They're better team Toronto's de lash last players. There was an absolute disaster. They should be like said they picked up Jake Muhsin. I still give the Bruins the overall edge. Like, you said what's did the D debt? Just isn't really that. Great. The bruins. I think they're spread out pretty nice as far as forwards the loads of talent on bowl teams. But you know, Toronto. I mean, they they got does them Qadri is third Senate. That's not too shabby when you get a thirty stores you third Senna. I actually give the edge of info. Rondo I agree with you? There biz off the magic saviours. I mean knee land in modern. I mean, that's that's ridiculous talent. I know we got pasta Birger on my Sean, and I'll tell you who to keep an island David Creech net. He had his best season and probably four or five years. I'd say he looked good out there really have any injuries. And if you remember the two seasons the Bruins went to the Stanley Cup. He was the leading score old seasons. Twenty eleven and twenty thirteen. So keep an eye on him. You know, we've already had to fun series this decade with these two teams. I'd expect another the Bruins of look almost unbeatable in the last couple of months, I I don't think that we could say the same for Toronto show. I'm also expecting the same result except in six time instead of seven bronze and six. Are a great point about David Krejci. And this is a guy who like you said really just had such a key part of lead knows teams to the Cup win in the Cup finals he actually tied his career high seventy three points this year. And he's thirty two years old. He turns thirty three at some point Naperville might might have already happened but incredible year by him. And and for me looking at this. I mean. Picking the Bruins. I'm saying seven. I mean, I don't think anyone would be surprised in the least to see this this series. Go seven the way. These teams have battled back and forth. And for me, I'm gonna pick two guys that are really watching. And and I think that this is a huge playoffs for them. And that in Toronto it's Austin Matthews and last year was two points in the seven games, and he signs huge ticket and incredible player world class talent. But in a market like Toronto you have another seven game series six game series. You get two points questions here. They come. And then on the Boston side. I'm actually looking at Charlie McEvoy. And I think that for him to hop out a B you and join that playoff run against auto. He played great. He looked awesome last year. He didn't have a great playoff. And I think he'll be the first he was battling injury. It was a tough time. And I think that he's going to dominate. I think he's going to come in. And be that if defenseman the place twenty five minutes a game in the playoffs and this. Playing power play PK and a true number on demand for the Bruins. And if he does do that. They're going to move on. I mean, I'm not saying he's the he's the only reason they would, but he's a huge part of the Bruins seen. I think he's gonna take a huge step. We got Bruins and seven, okay. Going back to two Rask. I would I would say that last year. I know that series went to seven games. But I would say Boston fans would agree that the reason it did. So as Rastogi struggle in that series against leaves. He was not very good. You know? Luckily, the offense built him out. No room for error for him. He's got he's got to be sharp in this series and helped that team out. You mentioned it to with as a backup. Nice little nice little signing by the bees to have a guy to go to if things go south the net. Quick I would say the bees overall team game. It's battle-tested they play better team defense. That's my opinion. So I will give him the edge on that. Lease leaves not taking the underdog title lightly, though, they're saying we're very coffin this group. We're not taking that that that Labone here. Number two going against number three. We weren't far off this season guys. My segment of is this I have the same feeling of this series as I did of the Pittsburgh Washington series last year. I have a feeling that for whatever reason it may be the least you're going to win the series in seven games and all all signs point to Boston. And I will concede and say that is the better team to me based on all overall analysis. I just I got a in. You said this yet what did you say wash last year? Right. I just I have that Yeary feeling about it. And as I said Toronto there's a lot to prove here from from from goaltending to their back end where it comes Gardner. He's got step up. Morgan Riley's gotta show. He's got to do it in play offs. And of course, those two names. Upfront that you mentioned in in Matthew's in the land or so that's what I got boys. I'm not just going against the grain. 'cause I just got this weird fee. Now that's team. That's gonna come back later in these previews and one more note on the backup. Should they really come into play? Like, we've mentioned to lock was basically a one eight this year Rask while Toronto rod. They just brought in Michael Hutchinson. They drop GARRETT'S box down to the minors. After his last appearance. They picked up Hutchinson guy who hasn't played since January. So they better hope, and you know on his game because you don't really want to throw a guy ice cold out there in the playoff. So. A little note. Enter boy Anderson just bought a nice gold AP off Larry flowers a beautiful timepiece. So I just feel like that's going to give that actual spark walking into the rink with confidence that big swing in dick Davey, and he don't let me down. But. Next is the final series in the Easter kick off. It's the Cup champs Washington gap rose versus a team that hasn't been in the postseason for decade. The Carolina Hurricanes capture seven eight favorites. Not a huge favourite. That's a buck. Sixty to make a buck on the caps or one hundred make one forty on Carolina. The caps won all four games in the season series. But I think this is another interesting matchup if only because we've never seen the canes here before so we really don't know what to expect them their team that has a phenomenal worth at work ethic. Much like their coach when he played rod rod Brindamour. They kind of rotate a bunch of guys out your they got some nice high end talent Sebastian I'll let a thirty goal year their goal tending their another two headed monster similar to the island. Is they got Marazov mcelhinney have a combined thirteen playoff games played. Whereas Brayden hope he played in twenty three playoff games just last season. So that's a huge probably question Mark for the the hurricanes. But I I don't think that's a big story for this Whitney when you got on this one. Am I crazy to think that everyone's not giving Washington enough credit? I feel like they could they could go repeat that's very hard. But I I would be shocked if they lose this series so much show that before I even give him a little breakdown. I'm taking Washington five games. I think Washington Washington ran over them and every regular season game. They played against them this year. They're better team one thing that a little Where're some and and a lot of fringe hockey fans may say this doesn't matter. They would be like what are you talking about? But Michael company is defenseman who came over to Washington had a huge role in that team going to the Cup and winning the Stanley Cup last year. And he's gone. He's over the years, so Christian juice, hops, and he played like ten minutes a game last year when he was in the lineup on the run to the Cup. So losing defensman of of of that caliber. I mean, it hurts at the top four maybe maybe the fifth defense, but either way similar to Boston and Kevin. Miller it sucks, and so that's that's a loss but looking past that their offense and how hard they came on at the end of the year and how good they looked. And hope he finished the season. Great to he was feeling it from the all-star break on and Jacob Ron a guy who took that huge step a big year for him that I think we interviewed Brooks or pick. He said the kids. Unbelievable. I remember he was taught he was talking. I'll good he is. And so it's no surprise. But Washington, I mean, they fucking did it last year. They finally figured it out. And I think Carolina said a hell the year. I think that they've had a special season and making the playoffs. Great. But I don't think they stand a chance against this cap seen biz while auger start off by saying I wanted an apology. So the Carolina Hurricanes fan base because I was a little bit critical of their antics season. Not heavily like, Don. Sherry, I wasn't calling them jerks. I just said, you know, it wasn't wasn't my Cup of tea, and you know, when they. Ended up Clinton a playoff berth. Just see in the fans reactions and everything that considering that they'd been through in the last few years, you know, not having greet teams. Not having much to route about after they last won their Stanley Cup seems like the hockey culture kind of disappeared there. And that team rob Brindamour, and Justin Williams, it what they have gone in there and done in Indiana shifted that culture has been pretty cool to see in for a group of guys right here on this podcast at all were about as entertaining hockey fans and given back to the hockey community and drawing the game and they're doing that in a place that's not traditional. So I wanna apologize for being critical. And I wanna wish you guys luck against the Washington Capitals. And I hope you guys make a series of it. Now, I'm gonna start by breaking down the caps and start with the goaltending. I think that there is an advantage to be had about the fact that they got it done as a pair of this year, very similar to the islanders goaltending situation where they share the net. So so none of them going. Into playoffs really burnt out. I mean, I would imagine Meraz it gets the start. He was pretty fired up when he got interviewed on the bench after they after they had clinched. I don't know if you guys saw that video. There was a bunch of IRA videos of their canes when they when they had the one of Brindamour getting confirmation that they had clinched Razek on the bench. And of course, all the fans and the top section. So do I think that they have the goaltending advantage going in Faulk? No. But hey, something to to maybe help their spirits is the fact that Razek will be will be fresh onto the I to me I look at this de and in a Finney thing, I'm might give them the slight advantage because they get done by committee kind of like a poor man's Nashville. And once again, that's not an insult. They have four guys back there with twenty nine or more points. Of course, led by Dougie Hamilton who had a big year offensively eighteen talks. So if they're going to have any chance in this series. They're going to need that secondary scoring from the back end for them to contribute. Of course Falk is another guy back there who had double digits and goals. I believe he had eleven this year another puck moving guy. So they got some guys back there who can move a North America Deekor four American players to Canadians. So as I said, I would give them slight edge and up front. They got those few high end guys. But I mean man, this is this is like a David versus Goliath type situation on the offense. In order for Carolina to win this series. Everything is going to have to go, right? They're going to have to to fuck and dial it in mentally and be disciplined stay out of the box. And as I said just play the perfect series. So I pretty much shut it all about Washington. We know exactly what they're bringing our A. And I'm going to have to go with Washington. I'll be generous and say six K. What did you give it number? Did you said five right gaps and five? Okay. Yeah. I agree. It's obviously the couch. Get the edge offense in on defense old. They got seven guys. But at least twenty goals. I mean, it came no slouch they had four guys wet at least twenty on paper. I don't know how you pick against the caps. But you know, what I think the canes just going to be one of those teams that doesn't stop common. They're going to give them a series. They just had that kind of Jenny say Kuala right now with I don't know. I could see them upset in them. I could see maybe the capital's maybe a little sluggish to having such a long season last year. They won the Cup. They played well into June. I don't think. Anyone's really bringing that up. They could be maybe a little tire little prone to be tied more than other teams show. I think the canes are going to upset him. I do I'm going to take the canes and seven so I know that's off the grid a little bit. But you've been picking up sets before we got finished your tonight. I wanted to go back on all bizarre trip. I know this guy because he gets one right? He's going to go on fuck and on and on. I picked this one. You take nine of them and one of them go. I trust me. I know are a and how this is working. I tell you what after he gave his Dallas breakdown which we had to cover a lot of series. I feel like we didn't Dallas enough credit and already did. And one thing. I don't even know if you mentioned was the fact that zuccarello is coming back, and that's just another spark to the offense. And then I blab during on about how good Nashville is defensively. Well. Dallas was better as far as how many goals they gave up last year. So that totally went by my head. So Bishop had a great season got a great backup there. So already you're going off the grid a little bit. But at least you're bringing some good breakdown. And and you might have shifted my opinion on the Dallas series, not so much this one. But I'll give you that. Thanks, man. And like you were saying about Toronto on paper. You don't know why pick them. Well, that's kind of my reason with what the canes. I just I don't know. Just something about him. I think they got a little something not the sound Coney outrageous stroke in each other off with the Kenai brand CBD. This get a little fuck in. His mother in law's foot. You'll foot job a busy. I know we weren't going to bring it up between series right now. I I don't we've been sitting on our hands for the last vowel but Columbus was down three nothing. When we started these previews they've scored three I'm sorry. Three to one dollars three times since we've been talking. They'll take a four three lead with two minutes off hockey, man. It's crazy. I know that Columbus locker room believes. And that's not an easy team. They're not gonna lay down boys. Hey, guys. I already had some stats ready with hippos three enough and all of a sudden on my Jesus Christ. And I saw this once debt the last presidents trophy winner to score three or more goals in the first period of the first game of the bluffs was the avalanche in ninety six ninety seven they lead Chicago three nothing after one period, they won six nothing. You know, what happened though now lightning losing? Are you shitting me with we'll tappan here? And what's crazy? What's absolutely crazy is the Tampa Bay Lightning have won their last one hundred and six games when leading by three or more goals, and all of a sudden now they're about to lose game one at home against pesky blue jackets, who I would be surprised in the least who are down three nothing and maybe toward rela or maybe fully, you know. Maybe anyone in that locker room says guys we're in the world. She got nothing to lose at this point. We got it. Fuck let's play loose. Let's go and I haven't seen the entire game, but to comeback and all of a sudden for three that's crazy. And when they were down three nut and I want to live bed Columbus because I say what the fuck Amine talk about. How three nothing's call three zero zoo big comeback when I went to bed. It was there was three one. But I still took Columbus on the live bed plus a thousand. Nickle on it. No, I don't even fuck and put a chintzy as hundred on actually might my lag. That's max the two hundred. So I can only put two hundred what does that mean hundred one thousand one hundred one Columbus was down three one. I put one hundred on them to win a thousand. Yeah. All man. I hope you win that bet RA. You're a savage to fuck it. You know, when in Rome, so yeah, I figured we'd take a little while we were in between Sierras you take a little a look at that game. And what you love this guy. Your boy Anderson golden assist in this one. So far, you call that you need you said he needed to have a big series, and he's already been bringing it. So he thinks you help ease like that Hemsworth guy in the avenger fucking. He's Jack and he plays like a complete savage, so one one appoint get a fight at the end of the game to already how. And let's not forget to some of those guys in that Columbus lineup. I know they don't have. A resume the NHL level as far as winning, but they came up from that call or Cup winning team the Lake Erie monsters, I played against him in that conference. Final of the west when I was with the on -tario, rain and Anderson was on that team. He was a fucking beast plays with a chip on his shoulder. But I was in his ear, and like I'm not saying I'm like, Mr. fucking crazy tough guy. But I was in. I was barking his ear, and he was looking to me like shut the fuck up and sit out he ain't scared of nothing. So he's old eagle school. I guess and we're rescues on that team. Actually was my good buddies eve imager was on that club. Now a scope for the New York Rangers doing well there, and he was telling me we'll rent scale good. He was and apparently those games in Cleveland were like they were getting eighteen thousand and it was sold out. It was Anna lands and in that will Renske is when I saw him play 'em. This guy's j Bohm Easter he's gonna step in at a young age and he's gonna play a fuck and twenty year career. Skill to it. Yeah. A little bit more natural offensive skill and just overall great defense. And speaking of Bom Easter who I just mentioned might as well segue into his contract extension RA. Yeah. Absolutely. Let me scroll down a little. Hey, yes. Saint Louis defenseman j Bubis the signed a one year contract extension for three point two five million. Thirty five year old was scheduled to be UFA to summer, but he likes the situation Saint Louis feel as mutual so reupped three goals. Fourteen assist. This past season. He was paired with golden Perico as a shut down here for the last half of the season. But you know, he's a guy who made a lot of money in his career. Seoul was probably easy for him to take three and a quarter million for this deal. Well, let's go back to the start of the year member. He's he he was healthy scratch the first time in his career. And then Saint Louis blues Twitter ripping apart and I stepped in. They said, hey, show some fucking respect. This guy is the ultimate professional. He shows up to the rank every day with his work boots on and he doesn't get away from the. The path. He stays on his head down fucking works and sure shouldn't turn to season around. And I've been breeding blues Twitter and they're raving about him. Now, all of a sudden, so there's a guy you knew he was going to turn things around especially older and his career, and I'm so happy for that guy to get another year extension and hopefully keep up that plagiar- in playoffs. Oboe me, sir. You're awesome guy to me at training camp one year when I came in as a water bottle, filler and juster and your great guy. We'll get you on the pods. Sometimes even though if we get you on you, probably wouldn't even say a word and the whole thing unless you had twenty four beers. I'll tell you right now to he's made so much God damn cake that guy point two five just so he can have some cash car line for the rest of his life. He's like all right. I'll just sign this one extra year that way every time. I get my car washed. I'll have cash to hand out to these guys. He him are ahead the same more drug. So you know, ain't spending that either Bom I serve was my draft. He was the biggest deal in the world. And I remember I met him. He didn't say one word, then all of a sudden we had some beers. It was actually at the top prospects. Go to the draft biz like who they think's going to be high picks. It was myself Upshaw Lupul Djabel Meister, and I forget the fifth if there was one at Beaumont asserted have beers. And all of a sudden up away from buddy what's up for the summer? What the swearing? He flips switch when the as a couple of pops. How about that crucial? Loops and up. No one else got laid on the soom. I know I was the biggest nerd in the world. Meanwhile, looped and up here's run around the. Whol just crushing anything and everything in sight being the hottest guys in the league. Meanwhile, I got an afro the biggest ears in the world. And I've never had a tan. Those are the first guys ever frost their tips to and back, then it was all so you knew they were just getting all the posts. Let's I think we should break down that Calgary Colorado series. Which is I put that a second to most anticipated other than the Boston Toronto series. That's my opinion. Anyway, RA well as everybody knows game of thrones is back Sunday night. So it's only appropriate that we have a series of fire and ice as the Calgary. Flames Conrado shit. Word play. I ever postseason meeting of the two franchises the flames of the second. Biggest favorite and round one nine eleven favorite favorite. Which means you have to put up two hundred twenty to make a hundred on them or one hundred to make one hundred eighty on Colorado Calgary won all three games of the season series. Only Tampa had more points scored more goals than Calgary this year. The flames have tons of weapons up front. Good dro-, chock, Monaghan Lynn home. The only team would add also at five plays with the least seventy points. Giovanni was the fifth one there. He's gonna be Norris. Final was probably going to win. It this solid on the I think the goal tendons the question, Mark. You know, you got thirty seven year old Mike Smith didn't have a great year though. He did finish strong twenty six year old David Riddick. He's only got I think three or four playoff games in his in his career. I don't know if this is it looks like Calgary on paper. But what do you got on this one biz? I really like Calgary as far as their depth upfront. And I think that's what's going to lead the way they not only do they play with skill speed. Ace, but they got some guys who can get to that net front some guys who play meat and potatoes, style hockey. So I feel like they have the perfect balance line lineup front four playoff hockey. Hey, boy office is different beast, and it should be interesting to see if those guys can continue that offense of pace because we do know after all star break Gujral Monaghan limb home they slowed down a little bit. They weren't producing to that same rate. They were at the start of the year when things were going really well for them offense looking at the back end. I they're solid obviously Jere Dana's the main topic of conversation when it comes to the back end for the flames. He everything kinda runs through him. And I like whether out there, but we I mean, goaltending we don't need to get into this should be very very interesting. The good news for Calgary is have we gotten confirmation on who's starting game. One. Knock-off formation. But it's it's going to be my Smith. That's what I was assuming. And now I mean Riddick played more games than him this season. But hey the minute if smitty has a bad game open up to series. I say they do not they do not hesitate and they go right to the backup. I would say he's got a shorter leash Rask. I would say Rask has a stinker. They're going to go back to them for one at an off. You guys agree with that? But Mike Smith has a very small Asian game wine will be very interesting and considering the Colorado probably one of if not the hottest team coming into the playoffs. They're getting a big boost back in Renton that top line. We'll be back together. I would say the best line in hockey at the start of the year. And it went together and healthy. I would say they're better than the Bergeroo online. And you guys can disagree because they're Boston team Grenell. He's going to have fucking anthrax the my house because I said that I mean the problem with. Colorado to me is just maybe a little bit soft on the back end where they're going to get worked around by team Mike Calgary where their their second third lines. They can wear you down they cycle. They played the big boy game as I mentioned, and then and just just the depth upfront. Just just lose your pack. I gotta have to go Calgary in in six games. Okay. Okay. I'm excited for this too. And I think it's great for Colorado that looks like Ron, and it's going to be back. That's just an incredible three players with Lantis, Gordon McKinnon so to have him back that's meaningful. And what a year it was. I mean, I'm the first to terrible this, by the way little off topic is different team. But Reeves text needs at you, mother fucker picking us you. I love. But I said reason just because I said when when mantis cog went down a call, and you know, right? When I set it, obviously, they picked it up. They got points and ten of the last eleven games. They come in on a high exciting team. We've talked about Tyson Barrie what a year he had a credible. But I do agree with a little bit of the defense kinda struggling not moving the park but defensively a little bit. I think that if you look at dealing with Calgary's offense, it's going to be too much. And I'm with you in a sense that Gdre Monaghan or one thing and you talk about your own the seasons. He had season. He has had offense. How good it can be. But Matthew could truck man. I mean, he kinda changes everything for this team a little bit. Because you look at the fact that. He makes everyone he plays against hate him. And drew out. He's been the biggest story in terms of despising Matthew Chuck on the ice. But dude. When you see anyone he plays against can't stand him. And it's playoff hockey. It's finest. And I think he's gonna be great in that role in the fact that this year he gets thirty four goals, you get seventy seven points. I mean, do this does not just a pain in the ass. He can play its marshawn like into add that to the DRO, and and Monaghan and maybe James Neal takes step. I actually should have said that it's definitely healthy pissed. You know, nealer, I you're asking the wrong guy, exactly show. But if I if he's ready to go, I mean, he's probably looking for a new start. You know what I'm saying up to tough regular season. So I think it's going to be a great series authencity. There's a ton of stuff to get excited about. But I see Calgary getting this done in five five maybe six games, I'll go with five because you should six or you mentioned the James Neal thing in a fresh start in our before Senate over to you some people are like, well, why is gonna flip the switch. It's weird because playoffs play that such a different pace and regular season. All of a sudden. All those like, no bad tendencies you had and regular season. All of a sudden, not hitting your pockets in places at the right specific times. All of a sudden that changes because certain lanes are open up that wouldn't be because guys might be over back checking or guys might be a little bit more tense, or you know, the game just a little bit faster. So that lane ended up opening up sooner than it should have. So who knows for a guy? That's a pure goal score. Like, James Neal. You know, maybe he finds his game. And if he can get hot, then they just added a fuck another thirty goal guy to their lineup which for guy who struggled all season and for for anyone out there. It's like anytime you've played hockey. No matter what level it is. If you do have a regular season where things don't go your way. You don't play great. No matter. No matter where it is. And no matter why tapping your struggles you still can always look and say, oh my God. I'm so fired up for the playoffs. This is like a fresh start because have shitty regular season. You go light it up in the left. No one remembers thing. So it's like a it's like a fresh breath for guys who maybe didn't have the year. They wanted to get to the playoffs. You don't have a lot of guys who struggled but still there can be a certain amount of guys on every team in the playoffs this year. He was like, man. This is my this is my time because this year didn't go as I really hope for in the regular season. All of a sudden, I'm going to step it up in the playoffs and Nobile remember thing. And if Colorado does have a chance to win the series already. I don't think we've talked about him in office the end of the season that grew our had what a pickup by them at the end of the season last year. I believe that was involved in the or pick deal where I don't I don't exactly know the details. But what do you think of him? It's funny. I was just we're going to bring that up as a point on first off. I just miss read. My notes Riddick doesn't have any plant fishery. So don't tweet me at that. I don't know about that one say a word. I was actually well gets when a second. I was grew. Because he's he went nine two and two down the stretch biz with nine five six nine five six eight percentage since February twenty third he'll probably get the nod. He's only got four career playoff game. Does the thing. I just misread Simeon volumme off used to be the Donald longtime. He's got twenty six playoff games on the his belt, but nonesense 2014 Whitney Migo rant and is definitely going to be good to go. I saw checked out on Twitter earlier. So they're going to be able to roll out one of the best lines in the game. They should forty-one percent of Colorado's goals this season. But after that offends out quite a bit. So Calgary's able to shut them down. It's going to be tough. I think for Colorado to have to beat them, basically, regardless even of Calgary's goaltending is power. I think they have so much offense that it's the lack of depth on Colorado. I think that that's gonna fact too much. I see Calgary's maybe even get all played a bit. But I just don't think the apps have enough on on offense. I get Cal. And six on this one. Alright, and our congratulations you on your bet while what a comeback by the Columbus. Jackets Jones with the game winner and boys. I mean that big boy line the big all the big boys for Tampa Bay getting shutdown and game. One at home thoughts on that. I wouldn't panic at all. I mean, I think that it's upsetting you get in the locker room. But those guys are like, dude, it's over grab a dinner. We ready maybe a couple of guys skate tomorrow pre-game skate, depending who wants to be out there. But either way I mean, the Washington Capitals, we're down to nothing to Columbus after games one and two in Washington last year, and they went to frigging double overtime and game three. So by no means are you panicking? If you're Tempa it's a little whereas some to blow a three goal lead for the first time in one hundred six tries and it happens to be the first game of the playoffs. But I think that they approached the game the exact same way they approach tonight when they play on on. Friday and another thing that might be getting off in the shuffle. Here is that, you know, been is nursing something, I don't know if it was a foot or ankle. Did you guys know what he was nursing? He he missed the last full with they turned it up a body injury. But he did bang his head. I think it was haggling whack this face off somebody's helmet. And then they think he might have got mild concussion slight concussion from that. So when a body. Body. I was close. It wasn't his ankle. It was his head. It was out of his body Bishop from the heart either way. Shocker fuck it away off. But all of a sudden you throw that thirty minute defense in back in the lineup. It does shift the rhythm a little bit. And those guys they're very. A very skilled team and their timings of big part of their game. So you know, that might take a small adjustment. But I imagine they get back to themselves in game two because if not boys holy shit pressure will be on in that locker room. I mean, I know Cooper just got that extension. But Jesus Christ man like you. You can't go down around one that we talked about how how bad that matchup was for tap, though, show to my boy Brad may mayday mayday mayday the man who got a hole in one. And then forgot to put the ball in his bag and hit it seven hundred yards out of bounds. The next hole to lose the whole in one ball. But he called e called the Columbus upset around one. I saw on Twitter he was defending his take too. So that's obviously a nice start for for maisy. And went one thing that you actually asked me to remind you of was the fifty fifty in the first game in Boston. And you said it was for charity and a great 'cause I did not wanna forget you to mention. In that. Yeah. Thank you very much for reminding me. And before we go into your present of your this is a really really sad thing to have to bring up, but it's a great cause. And and last summer three year old kid calling McGrath. He was actually killed. He was in south Boston. 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An absolute pleasure now to be joined by good friend of mine. Current member of the con- moon red star in the cage Shanghai fits in very well over boss university national champion terrier played in the NHL, Brandon. Yep. Thanks for joining the spitting Shukla. Hey, boys. Thanks. We have me. This is an absolute pleasure. So people who don't know yipper, and I spent a lot of time in the summer together out on the links, and if I could describe his game he goes from a point to handicapped seating three hundred and twenty are drives on shrink for fourteen holes to attend sprays. One dry was and then fucking golf fuck. And we drive home just at the game. But he probably always birdies a loss hall. And that's what brings them. Back percent, Sears typical thing. I think he had a bad stretch on the back nine. And then everything was maxed out the hog press on eighteen shelf onto two foot. dR Burdette all the. Rat. Around cost. And then I think we're old sandwich last time that happened to you for like five hundred and we're walking back that rock that we hit two hundred fifty years. You're like, okay. Like double or nothing. If we hit this rock, you miss it can Bing right after. Who haven't played old sandwich? It is exactly that you play you have eighteen. So that's where a lot of bets are decided, right course old sandwich. Also has a nineteenth hole. They have a little ninety five yard hole to a green. And they actually had the same green has a different teebox. That's about a buck twenty. It's the nineteenth hole. It's it's it's the settle your toll. So fucking this kid word is eighteen he gets all get all this money already. So I'm like doubling off on the nineteenth. He beats. And then if you drive down around the corner, there's a little Matt an actual driving mangement and there's a rock one hundred forty two yards. Maybe one hundred thirty eight yards on a string right in the middle of the pond or the back end of the point. Nobody's ever hit it with me. I mean, there's win. It's fat. You don't know club to hit. And I'm down five hundred on my fuck that's nothing yet. And what he in. No, he Gerald hit the wrong. The wrong token like you. I was mad. Yeah. That was our last round glass. I never invited him back. Yeah. We gotta get there soon. But I wanna get into what kind of going on for you right now. And that's the last two years play on a new team in the cage L in China for people who are don't own. Don't fall. You had a great year this year. I think you're vegan goals and the right? Yeah. It only took me ten years Perot, but managed to find the back then that so it was a good year. Yeah. So what's going on there? Because you're the captain like I said you fit in people who are seeing it little Asian in them. And it's in perfect in China. So how is it Ben to kind of be the leader of that team to it's been an amazing experience will first of all to to tell you little bit about it. We're we're trying to do kind of like what the NBA did with basketball, but for hockey so bring it over to this huge market. Teach everyone the sport. But. It's not like basketball where it's kind of easy. You know, like you take the ball. You put in the hoop like hockey. There's so many different facets of the game. And you know, it's like hockey stick puck in that. Like, oh, yeah. Shorts worker fusing. Why was there? Why was there the puck employees? Explain this to it's not like we go to Phoenix where it was a new market when you're there people knew what hockey was like in China. They don't even know what the fuck it is like hawks not chopstick hockey stick. Early. It gets lost in translation. So, but it's it's been a great time. And the thing with basketball as they had Yameen and Stefan marberry guys who had a ton of success in the NBA. And unfortunately for hockey like hasn't been like China's guy that's done very well in NHL, but you did pretty no luckily for meals the closest to. I think a big deal with the NBA worldwide popularity is the dream team when they went to the Olympics. And that's why I wanted to ask you like how how much does this hurt NHL worldwide recognition? It's when I wrote on the dream team. Like, you just mentioned the NBA. It seems like there's a huge untapped Michael is a billion people just between alone any tells dropping the ball here. Exactly. They have done a little bit. They had some exhibition games guys seen that Shanghai. Bruins. They played the are one teen that's very involved over there. They actually have a hockey development program. We're going to get Derek on Sean on the podcast talk about it. So are one of the teams that have gone another very smart organization. Their owner and shoots who owns a company. He's like worth probably twenty billion. So he's he's pure business. Mine where he understands that you need to get there first and they doing so get back to your point. That's the whole thing. Like, we're trying to bring hockey they're mainly because they're hosting the Olympics in twenty twenty two and they wanna be, you know, quote, unquote, competitive in men's ice hockey, they obviously get automatic bid by the problem is like there's no Chinese hockey players. I know, you know, but there's there's guys like myself that have played on lake a lower level that are Chinese Canadian Chinese American that we're bringing into kind of coach up and get ready for Olympic similar with the south created this year eight except they had like white guys on their team. But. Was like you're Asian. Yeah. So I'm like like a fake the guy the boys. My boy Brandon defies who I played with them. I I think you guys at Mike Ladd on. Other beauties and they would call us the phases. The fake agents. Could you speak? No. But I'm it's so as manager and you don't. You can I get general speech Mexican. So it's actually pretty funny. You know, like you trying to learn the language because all gonna be think how when he walks up, and he's he's talking English when they're like doing your own off to us all they sniff meal, and they know a fake they come up to me, and they're like street also like taller than everyone. You go to little don't wanna forget this thought because I never thought of this. So you brought this up. But what about you getting your path? Exactly. So that's what they want to do with all the physicians. They wanna get us our passports eventually so we can help help the team and playing the limbic. So it'd be would we show you almost don't wanna think about now because you don't wanna get your hopes up? That's that's get surgery on his eye. Open the NHL guys Trump Asian look that animal speaking a language, man. It's a tough language to learn do like, it's insane. Like just to give an example, although tones so like Ma Ma Ma Ma mean Ford completely different things fall. How would you own away? Are you at the point? Where like, I don't think. I'll learn. Yeah. Kind a half too. But I've only taken like five one one class Charlie's killing. This guy's a fucking idiot right away. They're like a kid went to be you what? Yeah. I can barely speak English. Don't first of all don't be too Harnish has completely do everything with the way your mind works, and what side of the mind, you work left or right. Was that deters because there are certain people who can memorize a textbook, but they can't have normal conversation. Like, I went to school with people who are highly intelligent where you're like, man. Like where the fuck is your common sense. So don't be streets. My you're good at some take with the bed. Now, this is not an insult to char-. Because now people are gonna be oh what you don't think you street smart. But he's a guy who can memorize languages. I believe he knows seven languages. That's crazy isn't Mandarin is that. Yeah. Visi speak Cantonese too. But that's like more south, okay, Shanghai Shanghai. Who would I even could I even picture what I'd be seeing? If I go there, I've not even have a clue so think about this. There's nine million people in New York City, which is so much is twenty five million people in Shanghai. That's a lot of fucking Chinese people whole mind is one way light. Ilian how much one point five billion to it's insane. How much of a horrid horror nightmares is the subway. It's it's fucking packed. But it's actually very clean and to get around. It was actually pretty surprising as good, but the first week I was early. There's so many people. There's people lose like, no. You know, when you grow up, you're like, okay left right left like when you cross the road. Yeah. There's nothing like that. Like, it's three hundred sixty head on swivel. Like, this guy's fucking scooters going everywhere guys walking around, and you know, the first weekend like trying to dodge people. But now, I'm like taking the corn. Just fucking bouncing off goes like a seven year old lady like grandma Chinese lay would not be afraid to just cold shoulder and Barry just keep walking. Russia has that aspect very much to in Russia. There's no lines ever in Russia. So you're going to security at the airport. It's just bully bully and ends up. You know, you go in, but I can kind of picture that is like they're just survival. It's like everywhere on the road, and they banned. Yeah. Man. So yeah. I mean, typically the greatest drivers you understand when you're there because it's kind of like driving like, you just you just go. And if someone gets in the way, like you're either hit them or they're gonna fucking stop. You don't get anywhere being nice. Yeah. Exactly austin. Yeah. Exactly. So you gotta just fucking go. I have so many other questions what about fan wise? How are you guys doing kind of a struggle or like because you as a good, right? It's kind of want here. Just give overall Cessna of what China's light. Yeah. It's true. Yeah. We can get into that to a funny story. Actually, bring on my way for saying show enjoy this if you want chick, that's there's only two things he'd better. Fuck it mention me, and you better tell whit tonight talk about any parting fucking kill them. This. You know, we we can go on party. This is a good story. But how crowded is so it was New Year's Eve, and we're going to meet the boys and everyone else for dinner and. There was just millions of people on the street. Like, we're in the main drag there's fuck and just people everywhere like you can barely walk and to describe like, we're up top at one of the highrises. No big deal. You look down at look just like a bunch of fucking ants on like an end Hillman going in every direction. Yeah. Humans. Oh. So we go back down to street level. And we got across the street, and I'm within we're fucking lead. Obviously. And I'm dancing on people. Whatever across the street, I turn back and you see this in. She's like weren't six inch heels near the blonde hair, dander, just fucking Liz. Liz like, she's like you like if you get a personal space. She has no time for that. So she's like elbowing fucking these Chinese people. I'm sitting there like it's blonde on de LA. That's the paint a picture of how many people how many head turns would she get walking down the do. They just stare you, man. Like did. Steer me stare at her like, blonde hair. Some American anyone ever offer money or anything? And I'm like, well how much? They like Papa rata their person has to be somebody. Why are they here? It's got that alone Germany to they always think she's some celebrity. You know, is it clean. You know, what I do like going over there so worried because you know, you go to like Chinatown everyone's local Chinatown. It's very congested. It can be dirty very crowded, but you get to Shanghai, man. It's like living in the future, so clean. It's very spread out. It's very westernized. A lot of people speaking less you get all the nice restaurants and hotels, all Americanized ones. And so there wasn't much of a culture shock for us. And it's funny because you right away when you went over there. Remember we were golfing, dude. Like, I have this deal in China. But I'm I'm like, I don't like this is like a panic. It's a first your cage LT Macau, he's they could act down. And I remember being like dude, you could be like a monster superstar also over there on billboard. Yes. But quickly I was I was also now. Thinking with what you're saying? It's probably one of the best places to play in the cage L people love Helsinki. But now, I mean, China this is an incredible city, dude. It's it's amazing. We're going to actually move to Beijing next year. A whole attitude is like we struggle that we didn't make the last two years. But now we're going to try and kind of form it into like a north Americanized team. And because we can have unlimited imports. Like if you're in Russia where you play you played in Soji only four five five now, and you could be the only North American on your team, though. So you could have no until like hang out with during the day, and blah, blah, blah. But for our team we have like fifteen North American guys in the phases. Like myself, we're North American too. So it's like you have an North America team in the cage L kind of odd ribs still like that. Right. Yeah. But they folded a couple years very similar it week. I'm going around these crazy like Russian cities and all that it's a blast. Because you with all your buddies, Tim Brent played in the cage. I believe they might have been. He was in many ways shows in Magnitogorsk to remember. He was kind of weird they win. He played on a team at one point. I believe over there that it was similar where they had all North Americans. They might have went to the fine. One year or it may progress. Ugh. Prog as where it was similar where they didn't have an import rule or maybe they were allowed charts. Now check that. And you know, just all gelled and played together. Where of course, you go to Russia. You got a little mix of imports and the Russians he can't even speak to each other. Yeah. Exactly chemistry. Yeah. Exactly. And I remember it, and you get lonely men like you probably went through it. Well, I was lucky because Corey Emerton was. He was a guy from over here. I live like right next door to him. And we had Swede. Andre Pederson great guy and like a fin. But you could be an American or Canadian go over there and actually have imports that you'd never even really hang out with. And then you're because you just don't hang out with in one. And then you in some shit city play with one of my teammates, Kyle trip magnetic. Which is like a. What you talk. Your home. You've never done that to me busy. You kidding me? Right now on. On. I don't know what you guys Chipper Chipper a city. Like is that a sponsor is that you say K U N L U N. Kunlun? Yeah. That's I think the the region. Okay. Okay. Yeah. But I don't really know what it means to be honest. I should find that out. Now the region we read ster if they embraced the team. Yes. So the problem is we have been in Shanghai the last two years and we've originally supposed to be in Beijing. So they haven't dumped a lot of money into marketing and bringing and bringing fans so the game which has been a problem. But now that we're moving to Beijing all our sponsors are and where the lympics is going to be I think we're going to track a lot more fans. Going back to the time you spent in the NHL. So I was actually I don't know if it was your first goal came down to snipe point in Colorado. I was on Anna. Holy fuck yet Bor. But we'll what was that experience. Like because you had a nice little run in Colorado. Is you OBI was the crew that bunch of the Riley Riley would factor. We'd Chris Stewart which Shatti. Yeah. Good team. When young players we were we sort off really hot. I remember that story because he told me in the summer where golfing. I remember my goal of. It was actually my first goal in the NHL. That's what I was wondering. And I think a dump the puck in like hit the demand the demon God through to the wing skews fast. Good hit the winger they brought his own curled up. And then the hit regroup and passing Scott need Myer who retire that. You're probably because I passed them and I went down and sniped on Hiller. And I remember you telling me, and then remember you telling me when we go new like you went back after the first period, and you like. Gets off get came up who the fuck is Chinese guy flying around out there. Dying laugh, but boy. On us. I don't wanna say definitely gets remember somebody in the room goes who. This Chinese guy. Why are on the ice? Goldman he played for you. They won the national championship. Well, should we talk about? Yeah. Man. We missed each other. We miss it by I think couple years, actually, maybe a couple years. Teens who the NHL is on a lot of guys. Who'd we had like when we won my senior year. I think we had like ten to twelve guys playing the NHL the next year or two after that deco ridiculous. You know, MAC you'll ROY Brian street. Kevin shattenkirk Riber I'm looking at the table or soft ski Kobe tone who was studying sex. That was our city. That was our city even name. He didn't even name the forwards. They had all Wilson. Nick Benino Chris Higgins who played in Vancouver. No single taking Krista sukey. The Belfast Datu nobody he he was like one of those guys are just fucking nasty and college, you know. Oh, yeah. Human skills Jason Lawrence's on team, but we had Benino myself. Johnny Mack guys made inch also team was a wagon team. British Columbia grew up. Right. Yeah. Yeah. No. I just ended up there to bunch offers and actually went to Saint Cloud. I and I didn't know college was coming from Canada. And I went to Saint Cloud to visit because they're were the first team that like showed interest in me. So I was kind of being loyal to them. So I went there for the weekend came back, and I was like had the best time. Like, this showed me around, you know. And I was like dad yet. Like, I'm going to say cloud place was fucking amazing. Oh my God. He's like you should really check out another school, go one more. Visit. And he's like, okay, go to Boston go to and I went down and met all the boys, and the I think I probably would have met you. I don't know. They all the boys took me on came back. And I was like I'm going to be you. Some other schools. We just gotta get him for. What they're saying cloud, and there's the sky named Bugsy poor, my drinks. Remember the night? I woke up next to three chicks. Like it was he got game when he ended up sleeping with the two blondes, the huge boobs. Yeah. No. So that well switcheroo sqi. So well, then you give me the the breakdown on how you decided. All right. I'm kind of over here. Trying done over here. Trying to make the NHL going to Europe. That's that's the you guys go through that because you guys playing in a long time. But that's a tough decision, man. It's really tough and. I made it probably a year too late but going back on and looking back like you always want to get back to the NFL. Like, I was like I can't give up, you know. It's my dream. So I was there knowing right? And you know, if you play there, you're not gonna be at a place, you just need that opportunity, blah, blah, blah. But as you guys know the league, it's it's a lot younger and the new crops coming cheer. So Finally, I think like healthy scratch in the and all that. So I got some offers over in in Europe and decide go to Germany, which was awesome. Because I kind of fell in love with the game. Again, you know, it's tough getting called up and down again, healthy scratched, and blah, blah blood. You might get traded you go over there. And you know, you're on the team, and we ended up winning a championship there. So is it really made me fall in love with the again. And it was awesome. And who is the play. Oh, metropolit- Glenn. Rewarded guests face light up? When you say. Give us a story. I don't know. That's tough filter comes out your tell the ten best one. We get the eleventh best. Yeah. He's he's awesome. And he's he's always ready to go. Scrappy backstory to man, not man, you grew up. The projects Toronto at a tough upbringing. And he really he really came Bruin. Right. Yeah. He played like roller hockey tilles fourteen and then decide to play ice hockey went like all the way through the ranks is coast like these crates don't even knows. And then he plays fuck in like five hundred games in the NHL. And he plays till he's like forty two beagle. For for Vancouver. Now. Apparently, he wanna championship in the coast. He getting called up played in the American League and her she ended up winning a call last year. And then last year when he won the Stanley Cup. He was he was the first guy to everyone ever win the championship and all three leagues and people just lumbering home up stories because you know, nowadays you get drafted in the first three rounds. Like, you're going to keep getting opportunity after opportunity just based on your your the fact that you were drafted high like I mean, even back, then if you're a first rounder, you would you would like Gilbert Birla who you play with there's another example he would bounce around from team to team. Get you get extra lives. Get extra lives. You're like a cat. You get nine of them. And he's actually doing really well in the cage. Bruce is always issues making Bank. Yes, he ended up signing late Novosibirsk. You know, what you've been there? It was like a ninety. He's like an idol dos. Working sound his dog light steadily. Lights tally up, but he could time player for the Rangers. And now he's going. He's a superstar in that league much like job relate like there was a little bit of a tough patch here. Considering quitting. Hear the story when I was playing with him in Phoenix. When he was there Domoni want him. He thought he could be the finally the GM to crack the code into them as a full-time guy. Dave tip. It wasn't crazy, but it's two hundred game. So he was just there practising mostly he'd get throwing the lineup, but like in a fourth line role. So they were trying to send him down. He just wasn't answering his phone from Jim O'Neill team security guy head over to his hotel. And he was sitting by the pool, and they're like, hey, man, we've been trying to reach you like you have a flight leaving out here. You're going down the miners. He's like, yeah. I just tell them not going. I quit. O'neill had to call Donnellan in tip and be. Yeah. He's by the pool like he's just enjoying the sun. And he said he's done. I played through ten times. He was nasty and the Wh freak this study. He went like top five overall sex. I think you six if I remember also a crazy story about him. It's there's article article written about it. He was he's a huge music music. I think he loves you too. Well, he was driving along one time. And he saw these two people stuck in the pouring rain. I think it Stanley park in Vancouver. It was pouring. And he picked them up turns out, it was Bano from you bond with somebody else. So it's pretty crazy store. They ended up talk and he wore relates on the on the stage for concert, but what else okay in the middle of conversation. You remind me of something you said he's making Bank over there. A huge year there. No Russian teams looking to pay you some Bank twenty the teams call. Those there's some there's a few teams interested for sure. Is the Russian gas Ville for China team Russian guests. Heard about what what I say. Don't you? Have you heard guys in the league with the with? I've before the game. Yeah. But I can't like I'm still planning. Using it happens in the league. So I feel like it's not like I feel like everyone knows did you ever catch wind about us or more more. So wit getting by the media from the game show. Really? Yeah. There is there were the news. The fact that he was trashing on the country. No, no. It was about me saying that the women were like, oh, yeah. Yeah. I did see something like that. Depends are one back. So with the media women complain. Katharina the eleven point three or all the point six. What are you gonna do? I think it's not really an insult talking with the Russian gas. You can't really. You're not sign what anyone for next year yet. No. But I'm obviously in negotiations with Kuhnen, obviously, that's gonna probably be my spot. Yeah. Coach North America. Yeah. We just go to new coach crew Fraser's in the NHL for several Dallas and Steve Kasper and Kovalov covy. Oh. We still has like he will when you know in the healthy scratches play three on three after practice because you know, about it. So I. So he's still fucking nasty. Like he goes around there and just dangling guys like talk Titi. So he's still sick. He could still play oh easily Stevie cash, but he was known as well, not Wayne Gretzky shutdown guy. Everytime. They when they played them the Bruins plan. They put casper on shut down. They sell shutting them down was like getting to one and said a three and three got coach again, but he got ran out of town, basically. But he's he actually stands Ray Bork nearly evens and he put him in the lineup. And then he stapled to the bench all game. He just let sat in the all game. Which like I offense and sell them to these veterans and then second off you handicap team by fucking bench by to ask night. And then that was it. He was done. So after that hasn't coached the funny story about Casper's. You know, you do the drills where the coach passes the puck, and he was struggling this one drill. And last comes out to me. I see way when the Selke. That's funny. What was he like over there? My vigil. We're talking about we call them lattes. He was on the podcast. Yeah. One of my good buddies over there. Yeah. He's a beauty. You can't really be tough guy there though because you get one fight and you get suspended the next time. You know, it's funny for Russia because it's such a fucking crazy place. Yeah. I think they stopped the fighting when like those crazy like Chris Simon and all those guys over and read the fucking wheels off everywhere on it was always nobody wanted to play. It's gonna drive me nuts the team. I don't remember the team right now sought my head, but we dealt with them. Yeah. You play against him. It wasn't like that. Then already kind kinda change. But they had a couple years. You're right YouTube clip of Jeremy blonde ski and nasty morass ity they played over there too. They played on that team together. And they actually got an off ice bra. You can go watch it on YouTube. I think some people were like a wedding, and they were they were in a bar next door at the next door to the hall or something. And there was an argument that ensued. And then all of a sudden, you blonde skim rasc- just throwing with all these these Russian KGB, boss. I think it's Vitas that team. Moscow. So they play random Osco few times. How bad is the travel? The travel is fucking brutal, man. Like, there's no going around it. I don't mind it because what shows. Yeah. But I can't they little bit can watch two eighty for that. But I play cards like we do the same thing we're doing now shoot the shit. So it's not too bad this one. So when we go to Moscow to to Shanghai. You gotta stop in Nova Siberia sleek halfway to refuel. So this one trip which just went on a heater like we want to get mood. You know, haven't beers wine on the plane, whatever we're two hours outside of Moscow the plane starts turning around. I'm like what everyone's what the FOX going on. I dunno up to the GM. What's going on? Why the fuck turning around? He's like the stewardess forgot to go through customs in Moscow because she thought we were going through in Nova Siberia's. So we had to turn around go back another two hours one for this fucking Stewart ago, go through customs parishes. So this. Ten hour trip just turned into a fourteen hour chill fifteen. So the boys it'd be sixteen. I'm not a math guy, but you drove to you to go back to and then retrace the two yet despite the Asian not very good. S NAMA strong suit. What's the longest flight? You have going from one city to another there. That's the longest one that went to slow van which is in check. But the thing is like you'll fly. It's not like you're going there and back like we go to Moscow, and we'll stick around for like ten days to weeks play all the teams around there. Yeah. Exactly. And then you get long home stands. So we're sometimes we're in Chiang for like a month in Donald move. So that's that's how are the students. Stews pretty decent. Calls them fart sniffer on the plane. You're off at ball, especially your beers. And there have food from Coon. Yeah. Exactly. And they're just. And then they come up there. Hey, you want anything else in there kneeling down beside you, and you're like, oh, these are so nice and. Just drop the bomb, and I know she smells it. But she's keeping that smile on real professional real when you guys played like Scott and Tesco today. Just trounce you all my good. Yeah. So sick. They're nasty. Like that Scott team saint-peres they had like last year. They had debts hoop Kovalchuk goose f f guys Seattle nasty. Those guys that that there's like ten Russian names have never even heard of. But they're like disgusting, and they would never even consider coming over. Don't wanna make Bank and Russia and drink vodka and they're making Bank legends in their hometowns edge. Who is there one person that this year in the cage impressed, you the most your that goose office? I know how is he never like I thought erronous how old is the very old as another cease guy. That's really a Capshaw. He's no wild guys. Go to come over soon. I think we've talked about that recently. I apparently he's got like two more years over there because contra really wild. Thing with Kovachev got enough. This was a rumor, but this is what I heard the reason why he left all that money on the table with New Jersey that hundred million dollar contract because he went to Russia and made that money in five years now he's fucking back in. Eighteen didn't get taxed on it either. Yeah. Exactly. So I wanna to ask how's the grub? I know people in America Chinese food is how Chinese food taste and China. But that's not really the case is the food. Really good over there. Yeah. It's awesome. And you can get everything then it's so westernize like you'd have no idea like if you went there and didn't he didn't have to Chinese food. But yeah, I mean, there's there's some fucking weird food out there, but the real like kind of high Chinese, it's awesome. Like, it's never tasted anything better. But you go around to like there's this place called the garden, and it's like a tour spot, and they serve like live squid like on sticks and like scorpions and shit. And you're like what the fuck, and I'm like all four like China everything once, but like I can't even hold a dead square because I'm scared of it still gonna eat it. If you shell it just fry that thing for five minutes. Who was a headache? I think ahead like cow testicles or some shit. But I didn't even know. I was eating it like Tony after it wasn't too bad. You rented the one time Don over there. Right. Donny does. Donnie does. Yeah. We're over. There. We go for beers. Every now, and then and he's a great, dude. He has some great content over you watched city is probably one of the best bar or creating he's a genius recently using Afghantistan or something. He's he's nuts. Yeah. He did. He came out on the road with us one time into the skit for us. So it was pretty good. Yeah. And I think it was against. The next year you beat him. And he wasn't there. Exactly. Which was which was huge. It was right before the trip. I told you you play with Vojtech Wolski, we'll skua, and he he broke his neck a few years ago playing H L he ended up having a miraculous comeback and these back to the top of his game. Yeah. Exactly. What a scary story that was that you guys should actually have monies as some he has some pretty fun rushing stories for you. But yeah, he broke his neck down there and not really the place you wanna break your neck, and he was telling me like every lake procedure. They did they did wrong embraced. But he's he made a full recovery. So good holy shit. One about I know I know we've taken up your time. Here any any like stories that come into your head of Parker. She act Parker be use napping on you, Jackie pack. The rangers. Coach now is your system coach when you guys wanted all xactly. No parker. His typical thing for me would be a twenty mile bike Sunday morning. Just be brutal. Puke up. You know, the story. Nettie haven was originally the guy who told me he's another Boston guy about when the kid had the jammer. And then he still made it on time for the meeting and he. You don't own time one hundred. Oh, yeah. That's like honestly that story would have to be told by net or somebody else. It's like three minutes story that we couldn't even get into right now. That's that was legendary. Boston eagle, but. Story. Tell that one. Well, dude, I man I thank you so much for coming on. I don't know if there was anything else you wanted to chat about boys. Listen over there. Oh, yeah. Everyone listening love it. I love it. That's cool. Let's see what else up top. I wanted to talk a little bit a little bit about owner. So building a agok who's he's he's the best guy in the world multi-billionaire multi like over ten I guess, so funny. Introducing the people I'm like the Billy goat K. This Billy short for billionaire. He's the best and. He would he. So the cell riches are going to tell two stories of hell rich. This guy is because he always has an entourage around him. And the last couple of years, I'm kind of golden boy. So we've been become pretty tight and he came in this year to Shanghai. And he's like, let's go let's go for dinner or something or drinks or whatever. So I met for drinks. And we're losing at the time. We wanted to know what was going on with the team, anyways, he comes there. And this time it's one on one. And there's this guy kind of behind him, and he doesn't introduce them. So I'm kind of like weird like who the hell is whatever we sit down with sitting across each other. This guy's like sitting like a little bit behind him. And Billy takes a sip of his wine and like hits a little dribble on his chin in this guy reaches over with the napkin, insert padding his lips. Oh my God. He is a fucking personal Butler. I'm like holy shit. And before the meal, he like the Butler, take sodas pills starts Phoenix pills gives them as water Billy sitting over his his hands down like that. As you think? Head. Yeah. Oh my God. Like, I'm not used to hanging out with people like, you know, I'm used to hanging out like pigeon millionnaires like you to not like billionaires. So somebody to white my age when I get at me while present guys could've put a my head. If I don't answer the right crashes to why we're on streak. Yeah. Exactly. You're getting again, I'm thinking now shouldn't go sheet that into my next contract have a Bali ticket hundred K off give me a Butler when the Bill comes to even bother trying to reach in fail. Given the courtesy like back, she the Chinese culturally they'll fight over bills. That's a culture thing. Well. I at home the fence man, like literally stay at my house replacement. They're getting sucked off by a geisha. And the other story billion fuck enriches he has. So I met one of his pilots this year. I was over in Sweden. And he was telling me he's like two huge one private jet. That's a two hundred series. Got a twenty seater jet that he uses regularly 100-seater something stupid. So y'all on seven forty. Yeah. Exactly. Like, I dunno planes, seven forty seven and like some crazy three hundred foot or like three hundred yacht in the south of France bolo, which I better be going on soon. Billy. So he tells me he's like any smoke cigarettes, always flying. So he's on his jet and every two months, he gets his whole carpet change and all the upholstery because he spits on the floor. So how much does that cost like change every two months that, you know, you're Levin when you're doing shit like that spitoon, exactly. But that's when you know next time, yet per goes, back and flies player within that. Same guys. Just eating spit. He's. Instead of on the floor. Wiper this guy. Hey, this is going to call you after and be like ham trying to recarpet my apartment in Scottsdale. You wanna maybe, but I'll take that stuff ripping up from the plane. He's actually he's actually very humble besides having like a personal Butler and all that. But he's he's the nicest guy. One finding not really, but he's learning, but one funny story about how like positive this guy. And he's always giving us double bonuses. And triple bonuses. He'll come in there and be like. Double bonus clap. And it's and the boys like. So anyways, we got we played that Saint Petersburg team. And Keenan was coached the first year. So I just got we just got pump seven one I think the only goal. So thank you guy. Did my Dr bonus. So if I spent guy so we're like fuck Billy's at the game like Keenan's gonna come in and rip us, and you know, after you lose a big one like that you're trying to hide and Billy comes in the room. And he's like yoga like what he's like why no music like why not be happy fun. I believe in you guys. It's okay behalf being starts clapping. And everyone's like what the fuck. I look over a key. And there's just steam coming out of his ears. He just wants to fuck and rep someone. That's a story of health like positive the skies. And he really wants to my. This is my cheated stores keen dog he's actually still part of the organization. So I can't go to them. But you told me you guys got along you share? He got along. I got along with them play hard. He likes. You're you're gonna fight and you're gonna respect to me like he obviously can gave it to some guys like really bad the one funny story Keenan. So there's this guy in her team Zach you, and he's another fish, and he came from Vancouver any played in the he planned the east coast. Right. So he's come from the east coast to the cage L, and we had this meeting. We lost like ten in a row on Keenan's going around ripping guys. Like what the fuck you doing other? Like, you're supposed to be a leader. Like what I blow, and you know, you just take it from guys like use like, okay? Like you. Don't talk back all sunny starts giving back and Zach just fucking fires back. We're all like wrong or. Paul. I'm like stop starts up. So they go at it back and forth. Bubba we go to the airport and in we're in line at customs, and he's like, Yup, come here. I'm like fuck. He's like a vol my years plan hockey, I've had to fucking guys talk back to me like that Brad hall, but now Zac fucking UN. Now the other guys a hall of Famer. Thought he was going to like it. I know what you mean by that. So keen and challenges guys, and he has a lot of respect for guys are certain coaches like that or a lot of them that you know, maybe you might have had a bad game. But if they come out you challenge them, and then you go back at them. They liked that. Because now, especially if you say fuck, you put me on there, and I'm gonna deliver now and shove it up your time. Hitch Hitchcock's, very similar. He doesn't care. He's doing it to get you going some coaches take like for sure like that in Adrian Aucoin said the same thing like you said a couple of times, he, you know, he went back, and did you not tell the story about Mogilny going back at them like shit like, oh, really like mcgillion bread hall. That's what I'm saying. Like, of course books, but it's not like Zach you, and you know, pretty good for sack you and be able to say him inbred hall of something in common xactly degree story. I love that. I forgot money family money. He made all his money and energy. So I guess he owns one of the legal energy companies. China all natural caffeine inhaler picture this year of the view in that fight. Maybe the best picture ever seen when you're. Connecting with the guy's face or you just wound up. We gotta get this out and drop this. I don't know if I connected or not. But the guy like I think it was last year and the guy quit he just fell down. So it's like, whatever. And what about the other clip? I saw the share of the fight. When did the guy not swing sticky, humid, you see that was easy? It was six on five and empty net. And I scored the empty net goal. And this guy was just he was just pissed off. I guess like I didn't know it at the time. But he just threw a stick at a frustration was a key theatrical, very similar though. So I just is perfect time. Like, I turn the same way where he threw a stick and all his fucking stick. Come an EMMY. So I ducked an instantly. Chuck my stick back in that direction. Unfortunately, miss him. And I hit a hit Taylor Beck in the chest. But then just an instance grip. For the gory. How to take it? What else you got written down that laptop for the boys? They didn't wanna leave anything. Masseuse got hit in the I like that. God's fuck. I feel so bad for to Topol historic and. Yeah, no, he just just pick me. The worst guy. It's crazy. How diverse team is in. And we because you can't it's hard to find. Chinese hockey players like bottom line. So last year, they did a good job of just looking for all these guys and we had guys like Luke Lockhart played at UB, just graduated and we found this other guy. Brayden jaw who played for years at Harvard. So you know, when you go to camp, and you're introducing yourself to everyone and always like, hey, how's your season last year? Where'd you play last year? So I go to Jauzion Jauzi, you know, would you play last year like how to go like, I was an investment banker. So he was an investment banker for a year. And now came back to play in the cage. L Cal crazy. Is that like all fucked bear we're going to be? Give them credit. They do they plan on fourth line, and they buzz around and they do a great job. And they give the boys a lot of energy. So they've been doing really, well, that's awesome. They build any rinks or anything China to get Chinese pleasure. Need to kind of get some ground going. Good question. So. When the Chinese people want to get something done like fucking, do it, you know, so they wanna bring hockey to to China, and they just built one hundred fifty rinks of this past year. One hundred fifty they now have it part of the curriculum for kids in grade one through seven to play hockey in school, no way, like so they're just trying to it's all government backed like they want hockey to be like basketball or soccer like when you bring these westernize scores into even to early though it hasn't been long enough where there's possibly something like thirteen fourteen year olds are making noise somewhat. You know, what I mean for sure I think there is the problem with it's not popular over there. So you see like the actual Chinese national team the guys who've had been playing in China born and raised and they're really fast a lot of skill. But the team game lacks a little bit. So they need guys like some North American guys that know the game that can kind of help them and teach them strategy and positioning and all that. Have you been to that? You just mentioned gambling Macau Macau. It's it's it's right off a Hong Kong. She went to Hong Kong, but I didn't go to Macau. But I'll be going there for sure I heard it's just fucking Vega. Twenty Shane apparently. If you've done that one yet. Oh, you know. No, it's fun over there. Have you heard of the fake markets? Yeah. Canal street. Yeah. Like, so. No, no. Like there's these fake markets in Blake, you know, rate fake markets in Shanghai. It's very famous so tourists get attracted these spots in its underground like. Say train station with all these kiosks, and there's people trying to sell you like it's all fake shits fake duty. She right. Yeah. Canal. That's what it is. Okay. Yeah. It's like that Matanza million. And they're pretty pretty cold on can't tell but they have everything they have like beats headphones like like anything guys different. Yeah. It's fake. But like a Louis Vitton Bill like the one I'm wearing right now. But yeah, I mean, it's legit. But you can get a fake when you wouldn't be able to tell right, but guide Vialli beats headphones that are figley. Why the fuck you by knows it's going to break in the audio quality sucked. So I don't get something that you're wearing that'll be fine technology though. But but we'd go there on on off days, if we're bored. We'd go there just negotiate with the ladies because it's so funny like you go there, and you walk in and the like you want you want shoes like how much she's a thousand three thousand arm. So it's like one arm Rb. Or one dollars six hundred three thousand five hundred bucks a mask lake around. She's like three thousand fifty. She's like, no, no you. No, I need to feed my family the little she's like twenty five hundred MC. Nope. Fifty five. She's like, no you bad. Boy, Bebel bad blow is this fucking rub and tug Lee with going on trying to buy fucking Gucci shoes. So I'm like eight dollars. Eventually, she's like, you know, one thousand take particularly, and that's what most people would like peer thousand but not fuck that you got to walk out the door. So I walk out and before you get five steps, she's like, okay? Okay. You negotiate and you come back come back. Then you give thousands. I always give her like a little bit more just because I feel bad. But but it's more about you learning go. She actually find is like fucking with an agent. Yeah. Exactly. I'm not gonna love it. Busy love it. I should actually make a trip down there. Yeah. We'll do a couple of cast. Planted and we plan going in the Olympics. They're exactly twenty twenty two but not that far away believing on your playing. Here's my saying right here right now, I'll go to the Olympics and Shanghai. If yipper on team team Cheinal, refusing Beijing Olympic, okay? After still speak Mexican, he's speaking Asian business longer. You wanna play me, you gotta think at least three or four years if we're talking about that we're doing the lympics it's three more seasons. So the only thing that I feel like you don't like, oh, well, you said you found the passion for hockey went Ernie. I really can tell it is back for you like for a while there you like dude, I just wanna play golf. Every year. I feel it still wanna play golf. That's what I'm going to say sucks leaving sorely soul ban Europe. It's got to leave a month or month and a half early, obviously, get home earlier. But like what if you right now? So that's why if you're living in Florida, great you coming back, and it's not doesn't make sense. Why won't they have the season at the same time? I know they don't they wanna enjoy their summer. I don't get it. Well, the cause of the world champ. The NHL is ends before the world championships. A month before the world championships agree because it really I mean guys don't care. They're looking to make money they're doing whatever they need to do. But it does it just sucks when you're leaving August or January thirtieth. You're like see a wet. I'm like, wait. What? All that sunlight for the three day training camps. Yeah. Exactly keep playing so I couldn't anymore. I mean, it's you got fucking all you have is a dull toyed once you're done playing. You gotta like Warren. Yeah. Exactly. And forget is like myself, you kind of pass threshold where you know. It's not like you're playing in the NHL and making tons and tons of money or entire career. But there's there's a time where you hit like twenty eight twenty nine. It's like, okay is do I stop playing hockey and focus on a new career or do? I just ride this fucking thing on make up. Experience. And it's a great way. Like always tell guys, and we're we touched on a little bit earlier when you when you make that decision NHL's over it's a tough one. But and when I'm trying to recruit guys come to my team. I'm like, hey, listen, like, no one can tell you what to do like that you own decision. But when you come over here like when I was in Germany, do I like the great experience, you meet new people, you get these like crazy like two or three times you get like seven day breaks in the military. And so we went to like we went to the mall dis went to do by like my first year in Germany. I went to like twenty different countries went to Europe, Italy, Switzerland. We're going now moving in China Hong Kong, we're going to Moscow Saint period, like a Catholic stand. You're gonna live feel like name the fucking country like we're going there. So it's a pretty cool experience. You get a little bit of a chance to go back to be in the top line guy right at the end of over here. And then you go over there. You're I'm playing power play. Now. Yes. It's fun again. Yeah. Exactly. What it's like to when you're on your way on you only playing like five to ten minutes night. And you just try not to fuck up there. And now you go to and the guy. I mean, it's awesome. Nice of you for joining voice. Thanks for having me. Appreciate X time. We dig into your NHL. Not again, nothing. Billy haven't bringing the gentleman. He will he'll come. Jet. If you re sign their done that interview was also brought to you by door. Dash have a long day at work rough day at school still stuck at the office. Will treat yourself to meal, you deserve on demand from your favorite restaurant restaurants. Come to you with dash door. Dash connects you to all your favorite restaurants, and you city ordering simple just use the door dash app and choose what you want to eat in your Daschle bring it right to you wherever you not only is that burger pressure level Berga place you love on dash already. 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I can't imagine. How great that would be me China either way a really cool interview from your burners interesting to hear what's going on in the cage shell and trying to grow hockey and China and and him being in boys. He's ready to go. Are they going to go out there and do a content piece with the want on on? I know really eventually. I mean, you know, you guys know I like to get content for the fans, and it'd be fun for me to go over there and experience the cage, especially in China. Who knows man what if I are brand pops off, they're like boy band style. If you get big in China boys, we'll be living large. We'll be living like that billionaire owner who spit on the ground in the walls of his fucking his PJ. Just say he was chewing when he was spitting luby's. I take us just just like. You don't you? Don't wanna reminded me of when they're when he was talking about that the scene in in ace Ventura like tuna. My boy my poll will bridge we were at Steffi's on Newbury Grenell e one time sitting outside beautiful spring day. So busy, you know? It's a nice restaurant, and it's got the the door seating. And it's right next to the sidewalk there's just like a fence for the door sheeting. So technically like you're kind of on the sidewalk, but you're in a restaurant, even though you're outside. Do it by boys. Spitzer the forum? I read what do you do it is or outside pro like inside the gates role? We're inside the kingdom. It's over on this yet Hakko after agree with you there. I know it's cement, and you feel. You're on the sidewalk. But if you're inside the gates man, you can't be spitting on the four of technically. What is the restaurant you on that RA? I agree. I mean, I'm a city kid to probably was thinking I'm outside. I'll just spit here. But yeah, you once you're entering a restaurant. Even if you're on the patio. Yeah. Allred rose like edibles and falling asleep with Abel's. Find just come on on the ground here. A long day. Was I thought they said five milligrams fifty. How 'bout that draft lottery? And we'd why don't you? Why don't you lead us into that? All right. What a night. Yeah. And New Jersey won the draft lottery. They get shot at Quin Hughes. What was crazy though? Jackie's Accu is I'm sorry. We talked about Quinn so much on here. I write it down. I think my to come up on the auto alley popped up. He's like, that's my boy, exactly. I might get a residual kill at the fact that I like look like if we do the live show at Vancouver this summer, I was looking at you grill. That's why said Quinn, but what was crazy guys that TV blip like twenty minutes before that somehow showed with three finalists were so whoever caught that screen cap like tweeted it out, and then it it proved to be true. Now, the I think people think that it's actually live like nobody knows who won who wins the NHL has to do some sort of rehearsal. I would imagine before for live TV event. Obviously they fucked up majorly because everybody knew who that's refinance roar when I saw the ranges up there. I was definitely thinking like Patrick Ewing all over again with the NBA they're going to rig it they're gonna make sure the Rangers get used. But obviously, that's not how it turned out. The devils had eleven point five chance of getting a top pick. And they got it Colorado. They had an eighteen point five chance. They ended up with the fourth dick. So man that the devils are looking like they make a franchise player, and that'll have a big effect on whether or not he signs another UFA take AU FA ticket. That's right. What's? Yeah. It was crazy and Colorado twice. Now with the best odds to win the lottery and haven't got it done. So that's kind of bad luck. I don't know. Sorry for them considering they got there once in a generation player. Mackinnon. I don't really. I won't feel sorry for efforts overall pick. I understand that. But like, Pittsburgh gut Crosby and Malcolm and flurry. It was like I don't feel bad, but you can change your entire direction of your organization based on how that lottery goes. My main focus on the draft lottery night, though was. The GM's and the guys that were representing the teams. Holy fuck. Guys, spoiling smile. It was like they were just like panting ratio was laughing and kind of telling stories ratios awesome. Yeah. I think he was probably like what's going on right now. Like, you know, there was a Bill Daley. David amber was describing who was representing each team and go-to every guy. It's like just like it's like a mugshot like oh my God. Guys. You're at the trap water mix. Chuck smile in the mix either way, I will say that. I got for sure Chicago who's gonna win once they were in the top three on my wall. Dudes imagine junior k juniors coming to town. I thought it was really fun though, how it went down. And to see these teams that you didn't expect everyone going in figured, it'd be call Arado and the LA kings. And and then all of a sudden these these original sixteen and the devils are involved, and then hauls he just lit. Lit the internet on fire with those tweets. I the first one I was laughing. I was laughing loud at I texted him. But after that, he just kept going. He knew what he knew how to run with it all coming from guy for with an organization who has no lock in the draft lottery. Airasia I won't even consider complaining because it's not as bad as Vancouver. I have never seen a run of with the team who has had such bad luck with the draft. Lottery is Vancouver dropping a couple spots. I don't know from what to what? But it seems like every time they have the opportunity. Let's say top three or you know, maybe even jumping up a little bit. They get back. I don't know what the status, but one of their one of their people who tweets out for the nuts organization was just saying how bad it was and proved it by statistics, somebody Churton me for how I say that am I saying that right statistics. You said it wrong once a couple of weeks ago. That's what you get tripped on this show. You know, you say it's statistics statistics. Speaking statistics, mystics the tissue. I think when you when you bring it up, and you start thinking about it too much, you know, but the Vancouver's pick and tenth, by the way biz. And they got back from where move. I don't want to say at least seventh. Yeah. They dropped few other teams to Arizona. They're picking fourteenth your boys. I think that if they really wanna make that show. Even more exciting, though, busy having you or I or both of us on there. And they would allow us to like maybe like when a team thinks they're getting first overall. And all of a sudden they dropped before we get to interview and be doing how pissed off for you right now, we're trying to get. How is it that the Rangers are getting the second overall, pick Thome your opinion? I just read Twitter and people hate your guts because you think you're the bad luck charm, and they they want you to quit as GM. How do you feel about the pick? It looks like you're in a Morgan the in the in the intro clip for you, guys Jesus. Yeah. Pretty crazy stuff, man. Like, I said halls he you know, as a free agent. That's something to him to think about now. But maybe he could be prognosticate pick and all these friggin draft Laudi when his wits five and nine Brunelli. What what's what's his hot streak get? Yeah. He's actually five for nine in the actually had a funny tweet about it. He said they talk about Gretzky's ninety two goals or sit lers ten points in one game as records, but the in they'll never be broken. But winning five draft lotteries in your I nine years in the league in two different draft lottery. Aaron no less that has a record that will stand forever. That's a long tweet. Twenty two because he was a number draft lottery guy too. So it comes from him on another tweet that maybe that it said in six of nine in the six of nine seasons Taylor halls played in the NHL. He's won the MVP or won the draft lottery. Wrote that I have no idea. But whoever did it you made me love. I don't remember. I we were just talking about front office, boys. Well, we'll switch over to behind the bench. And what we knew pretty much was gonna happen Sunday when recorded became official Monday morning as expected Joel Quenneville was named the next head coach of the far Panthers. Monday morning till I get to that. I just wanna talk to you about Indochino for a second. I'm not sure if you guys have used them yet. But unreal man, I went hooked up with a nice some fat Doug not so long ago. 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And they weren't outbid, but that you wanted to work with deal town again, and you want to work with Bach off, which was interesting also worth noting Aaron love plan for Q in Chicago. And which will further fuel the Perry to this room is. But this is a story we surprise here. We basically know what's going to happen. What's? Drager told us that that was probably gonna go down the next day if not during the week, and it's a pretty cool pretty cool move. If you're player on the Panthers. Well, maybe not everyone because of sure KUA, but like he ain't point for me next year. But I talked to Keith ganders. This is unbelievable to get a guy like this is such a big deal. And Dale talent in the press conference. I was watching he said. Giddy right now, I've never been this excited. And I think that he has all the all the respect in the world for Quenneville. And why wouldn't he in what happened with those two guys in Chicago and building that team? And I just think that this is the type of coach that really can kind of change things, and I wouldn't be surprised at all. Now Aaron goes there Abrahams. Maybe they get both. Because I do think goaltending was in enormous issue for the Panthers this year. It does suck. We talked about it with with dregs. Also that Bugno. Noor out -sarily at all think he was a bad coach. But to get Quenneville is definitely a step up, and that's no knock on Bupe ner. But this guy's one of the best coaches of all time, and if a couple other guys sign there because of him and all of a sudden if you're fear a fan of a team in the Atlantic Division, Boston Toronto, Florida Faulk day could be a really good division in what I'm not even saying Tampa yet. So it's a good time to be a Panthers fan the seven of you. Boys. You guys have pretty much covered. It all I don't need to say anything other than the fact that I don't know if you guys listening are aware, but there's zero personal state income tax in the state of Florida. So coach q is going to be taking home a little bit more than he would have if he was in Saint Louis C, Chicago or new unconvenient LA or New York more one of those fancy cities. So he's gonna go to Fort Lauderdale. He's gonna keep a lot more money that he earns because once again, no state income tax. So the biz that's all I got to say about that and boys quick note here Peron is tied things up. So we are one one Saint Louis in Winnipeg right now. So that's another series are going to be very exciting array what else is on the agenda. Just well rounded the island is three minutes, I'm taking a one series lead. But still a little ways to go just while doing scores. One of the coaching note one time Hyannis put president boost Bruce booth drill. We'll be back behind the bench of Minnesota next year. GM Paul Fenton was asked about an extension. He said BRUCE'S my coach next year. So was a little bit of speculation about him coming back, and he will be back. We just talked about Ray shero minute ago. He had a hell of a Tuesday. Not only did he get the number one draft pick also signed a multi year contract with the devil. So he'll be around for a little while. And I'm not sure did you catch that clip? Boys of the Swedish Hockey League vote. John. I don't know if it's Kanoute's cannot not. So what he was found in his gear celebrating a huge win with fins thirty six miles from the arena his team played in. He was celebrating. I can pronounce correctly Alexei IS promotion back to Sweden's top division after winning a best the seven series. He was shirtless in the snow in Sweden. So he's still at his blades on. Nobody know how he got there. A wary ended up the aggressively. They tracked him down two days later. We got that audio. Let's run it men to Larry's. Mostert check on August. Call. Skits. I don't even know what he was saying. And that's funny 'cause you tell how big of a bender he'd just been on. I think I think he thought he was trying to keep up to over Eur something after that Cup way last year. What do you think all right between Lovie and when putting away with what SuperBowl was it? I wouldn't he when he was smoking a cigar. Good talk like this at my God. That's that's exactly what it reminded knows in Russia. And I remember watching the rundowns in Russia because it was like, you know, you look forward to something to watch every day. And that was like the best the best rundown of all time. He's like cat. Couldn't even speak. So. Those those good those could ship. All right. There are a couple of series time tonight. So I gotta give a couple of picks. Do a quick little gambling corner here for the folks who are still tail and me, obviously, I just said like the Bruins. They're only six seven favorite minus one forty put up seven hundreds of making nickel. It's not they're not too big of a favorite. So I thought they'd be a little higher gonna the Bruins for five units during the series also per cost them take them in game one for two and a half units. Also gonna take the canes. I like the canes for an upset them. Title tired. Empty their net. Empty writes? It was hold on. Fuck you Borelli, and you scumbag fan. Poor team it rocket one timer. I'm watching the fucking game in a Amir. So he looks like a lefty he's a Brighty in real life. That's a rocket. That's the game at which big better the money line of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Let's. To the fucking jail in two boys. Everyone's got the Pence tonight in this household seriously. Give a quick show to my boy that haven a hole in one on the cradle course today. Oh, you gotta help them one. Yeah. But kinda doesn't count because the Pinehurst built this awesome nine hole par. Three course the host the distance ranges from about fifty yards to one hundred fifteen yards. So technically, I guess it doesn't really count as a home one. But for everyone here got a hold want. So he ripped his shirt off ran around. We were crushing John Daly's. It was a great day. And we got Thursday. We got Friday. It's just the beginning. But the house is ripping it with that penguins goal. We didn't overtime would are sorry about that. I just went not got a right behind me. So continue your gambling Goerner. No problem, rather. So again Bruins for the series five units ruins game one for two and a half units. And I'm going to go the canes man, fuck put my money where my mouth this canes to win the series for five units in game one for two and a half years. I'm not touching Calgary. Colorado Calgary's too high of a price and I don't like Colorado for an upset. So this week's gambling corner is brought to you by ZipRecruiter. Hiring is jealous. 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That's what one this week, boys. Any other final note before the weekend. Totally off subject. But I got a couple of tweet saying that after talking about free solo the documentary with that dude climate Elcock baton the not. Yeah. Apparently, he did it the night or two nights before. And then went and did it again because he wanted to know he could do it on camera. He was going to die. I don't think he wanted to be on camera. So kind of crazy that that it really did come off as that was his first time, but it makes a little sense to me because he did get to the top. And it wasn't that excited. I didn't maybe he's so weird that he wouldn't have been an exciting when he was alone. But maybe it was obviously, not maybe, but he obviously had a tough time acting if he had already done it before on his own. So I was interested to hear that from a couple of people on Twitter, and I figure I'd give Jimmy Johns update of the week because I continued to get messages in my inbox this from another guy more, Jimmy, Johns slander. Hey, busy. I just listened to new podcast. I have a co worker who was a Jimmy John's store manager for a while and said the same thing about them being cheap. He said they make a real big deal about the napkins too. And that's why they're behind the counter, and you have to reach over the county at them. So holy shit. So so any Jimmy Johns employ who has things to complain about just sending to my inbox because these guys are getting torched. And I mean, this guy this guy would both be in the bathroom waiting for the Bill to be paid. If we went to dinner together, I would never go to a place that kept the napkins by the fucking behind the counter where else would I get the napkins to my glove compartment, if they keep the counter, how are you gonna fucking towel off after shower? Oh, well, what's up with nothing? I also forgot to mention that a while back somebody Pinehurst caddy. Remember, he called into the barstool sports golf fogcast for playing badmouth me. And I said when I went there when I was going there in April. I was going to find this guy will today I went down there. I said I said to this guy. Hey, it's anyone know this guy the cat who calls into four plan. I don't know his name one of my buddies here listened he said, it was Brandon Brandon. The guy goes on your talk about man, we've got a bunch of people here. But I'm going back tomorrow. I'm going to try to re explain it again. And I'm going to try to get some answers for why this little fuck scumbag rat didn't say a word to my Facebook called podcasting slandered my name Cornell. You look on the say, I mean, we have a lot of listeners that I'm sure they listen to four play too. I think they could identify his name real the guy's name. It doesn't. I went down there. I said who's to caddy here who called in the bars reports. I mean, it's a factory here. They have a nineteen courses in the carts coming in say. So I'm like, how do they not know one guy? But you're saying. Fifty employees might not even cross paths that a little. Whatever we're going to get. But don't I didn't want anyone to be like, oh winter partners. He's not going to do what he said. No, I'm gonna do it. I said I got a quick story too. So I did that that Zamboni race with sports that Nambisan to one John Scott, the content piece. I talked about earlier in the show. And I was like why why are we calling these things ice resurfaces and not Zamboni, and they said. Well, yeah. But apparently Ambani's like is an own name. It's like we couldn't use the name because if we would've used the name Zamboni, which everyone calls, those they would have probably sued us, and I think they reach out to them, and they confirmed that they would have came after like what the fuck is that it's like when you can't say the word Super Bowl during the Super Bowl. Like if you're doing a broadcast before the game, and you don't be daft it. They can't say Super Bowl is fucking insane. Out there. So it's Frank Zamboni your new Neo whoever that rapper was wouldn't let us their song. No. It was. Kyko. Kyko. He's he's Frank Tim. Okay. So then even further like we were having a discussion with the crew there. And I'm like really Mike people are out of control like if somebody there's a bar that put up a spit and chiklis chalkboard like where they drew it in and they were serving pink Whitney's like I'm not going to send a cease and desist. Like, you're you know, it's just like. Not to that extent in even the fact that they're profiting off. I mean, maybe there'd be like a deal to work out later if they kept doing it, and he got out of control. But like to say the word Zamboni is ridiculous. And then we talked about it. And they were saying that even in movies or TV shows. Now, if you're like in LA, let's say in behind you. There's a building that has graffiti on it, you have to fucking pay that graffiti artists, and I'm thinking what I'm like that even if he got permission to do graffiti, let's say on a wall. That's that's a property. That's own. How does the guy graffiti on building that's not his get paid? And the guy who's building. It is doesn't see a dollar of it. That guy owns the property place property tax on that land. So all of a sudden, you graffiti on a wall, and you tag it. And all of a sudden, I gotta get a paycheck. If somebody wants to put it in. If it just so happens to be something even in passing by not if you're doing. Piece on that exact tag. I don't know. I just got a little irritated by that. Where just seems like everyone's so sue hap- read, then fucking greed, greed greed is right now that was a great show, boys. I hope everybody enjoys Stanley Cup playoffs anything better than the first round of Stanley Cup. And listen golf season's coming and I'm the happiest like right now. Like, if you need a loan call me now, like, I'm just an incredible mood. So these games are awesome. We get some more ten o'clock ten thirty starting soon and the next two three four weeks. We got games every night. So it's a great time to do a podcast. And it's a great great time to listen, spitting. Schick Lech a lot of free hockey tonight to boys. Yeah. Yeah. That's right. Bucci overtime challenge. I well. Let's do it. That's that's predict. I mean. You know up is I got a good idea. You're not a usual gambler all of us. We're going to throw in. We're going to throw in twenty bucks guy. I'm not going to go high stakes twenty bucks guy, and I'm going to start and I'm gonna pick who scores the goal for the islanders if they win. And then we snake draft. It it'll go ARA biz in green Lincoln pickup. Pittsburgh player. I will twenty bucks guy. I islands Jordan Abberley. Can I step in here for one second? I think to make it fair for the whole group. Grenell bet. So when right, but twenty bucks may be a bit much. I see time out. I see we do the challenge. And if nobody gets it that stays in the pot. So the next game. It's another twenty bucks. One hundred percent. Oh, yeah. So you wanna stick? Rollover. Okay. Roll over two islanders Everley RA, who's your respect? Island is I'm going to go with. Fac cool. Cool Nakamura KU Nakal again tackle your fucking Coon Akyl. I'm gonna go with Andres -ly. I got Casey's Ezekiel and you got Pittsburgh. I prac- I'm gonna go Jake Gansel. Wow. You fucker God. I'm going to go with the fucking golden. Boy, I'm going sit baby come on sitting there. Go judo ball called. So I go forth, and I get kessel fill the thrill. He's only got one a night. All right, boys. Nobody gets it. We got eighty in the pot for next overtime challenge. And guys when when sid signs are send one five all on letter just van moment that money tonight. And thanks for this piece out wet good luck with the caddy. Thank you very much. I said, please don't be a lefty. All my eyes punch shut. I was gonna say shadow boxing in that mirror. Cat the caddy. Oh, yeah. It was me. You have an issue that you have fighters. I don't like.

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Spittin' Chiclets Episode 301: Featuring Ian Moran + NHL Draft Recap

Spittin' Chiclets

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Spittin' Chiclets Episode 301: Featuring Ian Moran + NHL Draft Recap

"And. were. Welcome to episode three, hundred, one of spin chips present the by pink. Whitney. From my friends at New Amsterdam Vodka the Basel Sports podcast family Oh boys obviously the draft is the big nuisance last episode we're GonNa Bring on a form any gel who also happens to be an expert on prospects and a little bit bullets to say hello catch up little bullshit little I. I produce producer Mikey. Granola what's going on Brat Guy what's going on guys draft as always disappointing for me another year no calls. So just trying to get by how mad were you at that giveaway right? There are two Grenell you kinda fall shook his head out I. felt bad. I was like Fox just early I wouldn't notice it until you really showed the true disgust. Yeah, I hate three to one because I'm going to say something else wrong later in the show 'cause they have a fucking mob so I hate some. More work for growly but have not even a minus one I just trip all the Blue Line. That's all. Right. Back next now is coming out pre game ceremonies. They got the laser light show in the fog. Machine and you can't see where the carpet ends and you can stumble out of the gate right in front of all the fans waiting. Semi pro style. Let's up the BIZ. Paul does nasty listening nothing much. I was doing a little prep for Moran coming on a little bit here. Realized that he was traded from Pittsburgh to Boston for a fourth round pick in two thousand and three and Shir Shit that ended up being the fucking draft pick the penguins ended up picking me with in the fourth round and I figured you know it's the draft episode. So bring it right back there, and it's just crazy how the world works, and now we're going to be getting this guy on. So he changed the course of my life sky. Pretty Funny Magic Magic on Boston I don't think he would've lasted two two long up here. Biz, all the respect. I would have been on the I. I would have been on the second program I would have been on the second program when a Quick Cup and get my Dick wet and I'm Outta town piece homeys. I love the. Bruins won the Cup but you wouldn't know snap making them. Hang onto negative one may. I, kind of. And the think I would get laid as much as Tyler Seguin to for crying out loud just very naive here. That last voice, of course is Ryan the Width Dog Ryan. Whitney what's going on buddy? What's up guys great to chat with you. I watched your fishing video biz. You're pathetic how you had nothing in that video snoozing down there are a you're crippled by the end of it but the the the hand off from Doric to you not being staged was actually hilarious. To see on camera, you describe it to me when I ran into the next day. But pretty pretty entertaining video I liked it cornell. He caught a fish look like a bitch trying to hold that thing. Have you ever held a fish before Mike I have not all my God I haven't done any sort of fishing I've still held a fish but nonetheless. The entire time I was just laughing at Donnie does that guy is? was that just a random go out and save you move by Ra? Struggling now is we were playing it up I'm actually a pretty good swimmer, but we fuck for content pieces. I definitely wasn't drowning in for my pasty skin the people comment on it look it's first off it's September. We made the video we were swimming in Boston Hybrid September. Second my ancestry's from fucking donegal the northern part. Of the Republic of Island with a pasty people were prone to skin cancer. That's why I'm not I. Don't even take my shirt off in the. SUMMA. Wants to see it anyways. No need to explain here and you go and you go on the dark but. Let's go to why are got so crippled and that's kind of my fault because I didn't expect to get sick I took genes those those like, what do you call it the trap? You call. Your big swells. Yeah. All my goodness and it was like we were getting air every time and I'm like I'm not used to this. I'm used to the inlet where we go on the boats in Vancouver and Victoria to where it ain't choppy. So I was like, oh no, I'm I'm GonNa last night even before we start rolling the camera here and then Grenell he goes up to IRA's a busy. We got a man down we need you to step it up. He just started cranking drinks and turn into an electric factory. So thank you for battling through that Ra their you're right back to even you went minus one first shift tonight now you're back even. Retro Retroactive Plus One I guess Yeah Gee said Hey we need a big win for me today so I sorry. Those Pink Whitney Nips with those Bud, Light Celtics started chugging and now I'm glad everybody enjoyed it. Because we did we really had fun I know me and G with the to cut official day just a couple not even keep as. They always say the old bumper sticker a bad day fishing is better than a good day work even if we will work in fishing. Saint Time. Also Biz. WanNa, give a big shuttle to Tim Stapleton in Boise's those guys took care of us on the fishing trip. Hopefully, everybody checked out the video. If you haven't yet, it's on Youtube. It's fantastic stuff. A lot of fun lot of laughs most importantly checkout boogies. It's the best of Biltong you can try out there I. G I, See Pink breast cancer shared on was selling t shirts sweatshirts Boston store, obviously one hundred percent of the. Proceeds is going to breast cancer obviously after the costs if you don't have any of that swag yet g tell them what they yeah. Roots and wings. It's a great foundation to help raise awareness for breast cancer and Pink Whitney spitting checked we have tons of sweat shirts, t shirts everything in the Barstool sports. So just barstool sports dot com slash Chiklis you can find it in one hundred percent of all net proceeds go to roots and wings. That's great news you fuck cancer everyone everyone check those cancer. I can't say that enough. I didn't see too much of the game. The other night was as much of disasters twitter. Made it sound like? It was an absolute going by just finished up golf and then stayed down old Sandwich Watch the game I took the chiefs. Minus Eleven. Yeah, minus. Seven and a half I did and. I didn't know I don't care like I. Want the Patriots to win. But in my mind, I was like this Patriots team flew today they have to they're going to get blown out this chief teams. Amazing. They had no business covering that game. It was such a pathetic performance by Brian Hoyer I can't. I know do I'm the I'm the what they call it the armchair qb or the Monday Cuba Monday morning quarterback Monday morning quarterback dude I mean fuck it's not an easy position but he's played forever and before half is the only thing this guy can't do to make sure he gets three points is take sack get sacked, and then later in the Game they're driving down the only thing. You can't do as fumble redraws back and fumble. So I covered I was happy and then I get an awful drop. But that Patriots team has some swagger to for lots of prove Bella check. Now Gilmore's got covert that sucks I don't know what the NFL is going to do seems to becoming an enormous issue. But yeah. In for me gambling. Wise but horrific loss if you're a real die hard patriots fan as far as. What's going on the NFL you despite all the different cases on different teams that are popping up right now? Yeah Yeah. Because it's getting a little 'cause they're I think the Patriots moves their qb and now who's the best defensive player? When can they play again and it's just I don't know like it just seems it seems like it's League it's not going to stop playing. CNN. The NFL. Be Putting the also there in uniform to play season before they cancel it. Using guys, left and right. Shane. Falco Favorite movie ever the replacements that he would. He would tie-down. Tally just what position would you play if you play today? ME. The D. Back. I would probably have to be the mutant that runs and tries to tackle people off off on that guy. Eight or copy kamikaze goal get go get ct every single play you play and then just like fucking sit there and don't lose your helmet a bad day fish way better than a good day added torpedo guy a bill, check what eight me up and spit me out if I played there he kinda reminds me the lamb Murillo of the. Of the NFL but I think. Wow. That's lap in the face of Bill Belichick like Luton. Yeah Lula. Merill. I mean. fucking. Generals both. Yeah but I just think bell checks at a totally different level success. Wise. But I think back liberal obviously has done this forever and the devils were such a wagon he he's got. But Bill Bella check is way different level. Yeah Okay Fair. Abraham. Beaumont's closer to ballot check than than like Lula morale. I don't think you necessarily ran a tight ship. You McCartney would've flew on on the Patriots. I mean. Aaron? Yeah I don't know. If you don't think. Scotty. Bowman ran a tight ship. You started titus not as tight as Bill Belichick. Aaron Hernandez on his team he murdered. Talking, about Darren, McCartney's own partied quite bowman was an absolute fucking die hard like science sticks coming in after midnight get caught by a bellboy hey. Man I'll take your Hernandez comment and I'll double down the fact that you do. You think bill bill check would ever got vetoed out of practice. No, that wouldn't happen. Well, there you go. But as far as I know I, think guys battle. Playing for Bella. Check. Now I'm not even saying Scotty I think bell checks next he's the coach and the GM he made he does both so we're talking about. Coach time bowman is GM combining and maybe bill check I'M A. Fan Though. Yeah. I met full body of work. So anyway, but hey, I thought that was a good discussion there and it was a great comparison by me. So you're welcome stop in busy I did you did mention Ian Moran a few minutes? Oh. We're going to have him on a little bit but we did want to mention the first three picks of the draft NHL draft round one, the other night no surprise Alexis La Friendlier went to the Rangers. The was the first beck play a go number one overall since Marc, Andre Fleury back in two thousand three. The number two pick Quinton by field once the kings becoming the highest drafted black plainly history of indicate and Seth Jones both went forth when they got taken in number three, which to me was the coolest pick of the draft Alex Trebek's coming out. He's been obviously battling cancer still doing Japanese still workings balls off did the senators number three pick tim stood so starts like I pronounce fifteen different ways. So I, don't know if I'm butchering it but the way they set up like jeopardy style it was just really cool the way. Okay. So the TREBEK's thing was unbelievable and then some senators like Fanta cow tweeted out. Now now, the settlers are officially bankrupt. After having a Pacer back to get the third track saw I. I'm going to say this guys I had a blast watching the draft much like the bubble situation. I thought they hill out of the park given the circumstances. The Morgan Riley thing. Roman see coming out to fuck in. Flood. Flood warnings all NHL cities when that guy came on screen with the with the I think the his last button up was right at the bottom of his chest and he looked like he was ready to do my. Dry Seidel Cologne. Advertisement for me when he'd be the perfect nice. Also can do that because he he's from Mannheim Germany how also you mentioned before? We started recording. Mel Kiper I mean, Craig Button screaming screaming in your face all night. She's Bob Mackenzie as part like. No wonder they were separated. It wasn't because Cova does because he knew boughten. US, all night I was loving it because it had that like very slow pace to it because they were stretching out every time. So then when he would get back on on air and he would give his opinion on something it was going it was a jolt of coffee needed he apparently at these Tony Robbins conferences, they play music. Every twenty minutes get everybody back up. All right. Let's get the energy back of the room here now. Is kind of a guy that's a little sketch in my mind. He charges like six grand to go to one of those daily shows I'm not saying he doesn't help people is and. I haven't even read one of his books I'm not I'm not making it opinion on that but I'm saying is like he was like a jolt of coffee in the room that we needed to las drafts of shuttled Craig Button, great to see Bobby Mack involved again and I thought I thought Pierre. McGuire. was bring the juice too. So I got to watch the American feed although there was one really funny thing to happen on the Canadian fee that went viral I don't know if you guys. WanNa talk about a quite yet. Oh, on with Columbus big with Columbus pick and this guy was ranked one sixty. Yet Yegorova Chenikov I think. He was he was announced as the selection from your corker. Corcoran and. They go back to the Sports Desk Sam causing who's an expert knows everything about every draft pick he shuffled. Newspapers, hundred miles an hour. Go over by Burke he goes he's a Russian winger. Elliot start saying I just saw the panic in everyone's eyes. So off the board selection that. You could talk about. People like dog got pick and say, what are you doing? You feel like you have skies that you know way more about you know way more to expect. But this is a guy who can't really judge how he's drafted. I. Think that. They they have an idea of a player. They're going to get now the argument and happy to take a risk on early. The thing is. You look into the Bruins Kinda member. That's the risks they took with a couple of those guys. You know they could add Barzel what year was that? All right all man like I don't know sometimes these first round reaches they're they're a little sketchy if I'm a blue jackets phantom, not loving it but at the same time, they probably none of them could really name who went after them. So really it's a crapshoot, these eighteen years old, but to not have anything down on the kids shows that this is way off the board I. Think they have Boston had three picks within that area bars row. Three in a row debrusk ended up being like he's a, he's a solid player, but the other two I believe were Mrs going back to your point like yeah I mean I love this situation as as a non Columbus Fan because I'm like, wow, what's this guy seeing and whether scout seeing that nobody else's this is like an insane move for the Fact that if he was at one sixty, how much later, do you think that this guy would drop most teams like you saw Calgary do twice they just bumped back there pick where if they don't see him as being a threat I, don't know how many other teams had this kid on the radar but now all of a sudden like this guy. Within the next two or three years you gotta hope like going to at least pocus head into make some type of noise. So. He's he's indicate shell this year I mean he has five goals in twelve games already. So I mean that's pretty impressive. He's a good team home. So I listen there's there's a Finnish guy on that team may maybe he's talking to the GM in Columbus and like this kid is legitimately incredible and people don't know about him. You never know but I, hope that it makes it. It'd be exciting to see a person that's that kind of. Lowly rated but somebody that nobody thought they'd be a first round pick to be picked in the first and then light it up. You're good story I want also mentioned to the French the number one pick. One Future sub we have our and I'm sure Ian Moran could tell us a little bit more but number one pick in the Quebec League draft C. H.. O., rookie of the year. The player of the year then C. H. L. Player of the year again, and then player of the world's best player in World Juniors and the number one picking the NFL draft. So A. Full blown prodigy on our hands and I think that he is so perfect for New York City I. Love the fact that Rangers got him first overall pick it just the rangers and I should I kinda hate the rangers I was on the penguins I hate the islanders but the Rangers Madison Square, Garden I love, and so I think that they should have a first overall pick they should have a superstar in the League to the New York Rangers And I think from what I'm hearing to boot. He's got that like extra. You know where he's hyper focused on it like he's kind of like that Sidney crosby mentality, the ones who like they wanna be Great Nathan Mackinnon those types, and then of course, another Canadian and a one and two Combo first and second overall pick acadian. So that's that's a proud moment. About other moments too busy ideal. How church widow crystal announced the pig jets pick at number ten. Of course, he would number ten, the Tenth Year of odd will the second stint in Winnipeg, just a really nice touch though to bring her on and also Doug Wilson Junior used sign language to make shocked pick I believe it was the last one, the first round Ozzy Wow we splat a waste. His mom is is deaf. So he actually signed the pick to her and I read up on that family man, they've they've. Really struggled quite a bit it's a single mother. The father is no longer a pitcher, the divorced I should say she's deaf and she's got five kids. So they all had to learn sign language y'all learn on their own known the kids. For the five kids boys the all played hockey. They've had a I. Guess You'd call non benefactors people who know how good these kids were at how nice get nice of kids they were. They would anonymously donate these kids fees. So they could go on a plane of the air equipment. So I it was it was really nice touch. They added that I just figured we'd throw that pro. Not Forget. Jake Sanderson you guys ever heard of him because he's probably going to be a superstar NHL defensive or maybe have a podcast in fifteen years because it's an American born player former NATO Geoff Sanderson son. Picked fifth overall a smooth-skating defenseman with monster ears. I must have had four thousand tweets to me all the shit. Here he is. He took over for you you. No longer are the fifth overall pick with the biggest years of all time this. Way better than I did he's way more physically mean now they got him with Thomas Chabad in in Ottawa what player going to be but the similarities and look between me and in this guy. Who He's got to be a little bit where it hopefully, his ankles don't hurt. I well, before we get to eat Marin, are you sick of cable? We are too. 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S. for fifteen percent off your first month and a free trial once again that's Fubo TV dot com slash chocolates yes. So if you haven't checked FUBO TV Now. Especially get a little discount little free trial can't meet that stuff biz. No you cannot and are just remembered one more funny thing that happened towards the end of the draft. Perot's son was drafted and Yannick parole was probably getting a little bit nervous because it was getting later in the first round and this guy a war gray dress. Sure. This guy had the biggest betters I've ever seen in my entire life. It was they were worse than Lanos when we did that sit down interview in Boston they. I bet you the circumference of a basketball maybe even larger. Just, you had just a natural human sweat your legit. That's like saying what a sweat this game is what a sweat, the first rounders my son picked maybe he's a natural swear you can't go with the gray water look go text me immediately they were giant they were like the pancakes uncle buck made in the movie. I don't know I don't I don't think I've ever seen him that big of course. Yanic, Perreault had a pretty good career. They call no panic Yanic. That's a great nickname. Nickname good on face offs I think more of a defensive minded pair player but. Apparently, this kids started offensively. Right gang well I think we should just about over eating Marin off his draft expertise do. Now. To bring in a man that's been requested on this show many many times former Belmont Hill Stud went onto play a couple years at Boston college where he went hockey's rookie of the year, they went on to a fifteen year pro career play for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston bruins the Anaheim ducks he played in Europe Ian Moran who now helps run. Neutral zone which scouting service will get into that along with helping player. Agent Matt and player development. Thank. You so much for joining spin sugar tell you Ben. Great. Thanks guys a little nervous after that INTRO I. I do a good job at doing the intros usually it's not my thing, but I try to step approach challenge once in a while. Right now people wondering home are as had a little power. We don't know if he had forty five years or the power actually did go out. By lightning. Struck by the bud. Lightning. Nhl Drops going on right now first before we get into that, why don't you tell us what the neutral zone is quickly what you guys do, when when was it started and and House these couple of days gone for your team. So neutral zone is it's a scouting service you can have NHL teams, Major Junior College USA Joel Teams. prep schools all the way down into individual drivers. more or less patterned off arrivals. So, you get the you know the five star kid was going to Georgia. quarterback who's going to Tennessee, whatever maybe we started doing with hockey. So this year I run the NHL draft for them and they owe to birth year we have four years of of notes on these kits where the trajectory of the background of where they've been where they've come from you. Fourteen seems like it's really young but were class school. They're looking for kids that are coming in and WanNa know you know go to boarding school with go to shattuck where they wanna go to mouth Charles now that kind of thing they look at selects academy, and then from there, we'd have all the levels juniors where he could have USA Jal, the all Yeah Chelsea to your one-two-three. CDC to a certain extent knowing a major junior in the colleges and we have a lot of division one most division threes because they don't have the resources and then obviously we have individuals subscribers. So we don't just watch and try to pick out Stutz we're trying to. Add value to the division three kids to the kids that are playing mass high school hockey or maybe a kid who goes to a tournament APPs we rips it up. So it's a little bit different than rivals where we would go down. What we'd have we've figured out is a five Star would be like Jack us from last year draft and a two and a half star would be a kid who's kind of hanging out and being club in college but we have. A Pretzel Right now am I gonNA fucking Pretzel I don't know how you even remembered explained all that you'd be at three, seven, five, you'd be Division One kid might have to pay some money, but you'd be able to play you contribute del Cais right. What was wet? Well, it was a start what would be a four seven, five dot com. Get giving them a five, four, seven, five, zero point. Four seven five he's he was big moved well great. First touch shot contribute offensively he was. Going to improve his game defensively as pro is going to play for Parkview, he's a good. We will wash to wash law. We would have not a ton about him did know a ton about. Four, seven, five for sure. He. got. Billet House would you? Would've liked that. Background and all that kind of stuff. They have a pretty good idea what's going out with these kids and where they are where they get in trouble they feel like a good resource for. Stocking them. Grow their groceries are yeah, I know I'm very aware of what they what they do, but I I, don't really want any of the kids get in trouble like I took care of that for them. I just want him to They do get in trouble I I can be a resource for him. It's all about their feedback under him as get headed in the right direction you know just that kind of stuff but as far as. Where the stars would be. Bene- four seven, five, three, seven, five would have been a five of you didn't have that fucking sale on inside of his face sold them down out there. I probably wouldn't messed up his ankles. He was just like looks like against a win. Argue I. We knew. His Foot problems before returning pro. So there's to be something going on with it but definitely definitely We're. We're just going to say we're just messing around the kind of how silly the whole draft was and all these funky little story lines but. As far as this year's draft like what do you know about some of these guys that there weren't a lot of background on like let's talk about maybe the fifteenth pick I believe it was for Columbus, came out of. Work it nobody knew anything about him. I can tell you that he He started playing in the cage right now he's an old one and playing and he's got five goals game. So I don't think if if there's not the delay over here, I don't think he's a first rounder, but I, know it doesn't Hell of a job was columbus. So they they knew what they were doing. He my common him last night when that went through as yet. NHL Hair right now look confident is profile picture. Yeah. So there's there's a reason why I. I would would've been horrified who was. They're like wait a minute. He doesn't wear Abercrombie tracksuits to the rink. Guys I think if we're going to. He's all about. Yeah Right. Like balcon right to the. Atop. Can get into the maybe the unknown guys like the French like. Are you talking about a guy that for for four five years? Is Ben five started I mean in a sense like who can you compare them to in the? NHL. Fringe as biggies every year, he's add something to his game. He came in scored a ton a ton of goals his first year by the that they started that was an assist guy. This year is more physical You know that's your Hewitt he would have been in the debate to be a top couple in last year's draft easily once we he would fall ally with those guys but to me, there was really no doubt that he was going. To be the first overall this year, he's MVP of World Juniors he missed games with injuries lead the tournament scoring. He's a good. He's going to go to Arkansas is gonNA have a blast. He's GonNa do Great. He's He's a big cities French looking kid he is exactly what the what the Rangers looking for when you said he got physical so would you can paramore McKinnon than let's say crosby like what what's the style of of? Yeah, he's gotTA. Definitely he's He's elusive make as missed one on one but he's a bigger kid than crosby stronger a Yeltsin huskies, brain y'all not many do but as far as his type of play in what he can do, he's not afraid to go to the net. He's not afraid to bang a guy cuts across the middle into got his head down. He's he's GonNa hit he's not. GonNa look away not not gonNa try to steal the party's going to send a message. He's at guys for years major junior trying to go after him and he stands out for himself. You know he's not a fighter, but he's an he's not afraid by any stretch. He's he's to me he was a number one, pick all along and he has been for multiple years. So awesome. What about the German that went third and I don't want to skip over by Phil. We talked about him quickly with that German. I know everyone's kind of talked about him for a long time now. But what type of player is is he and were you surprised he didn't go second because all the mock drafts I had Kinda had him there. Seattle, I had him going later. So I so. I don't know. Did you guys ever go over and play the deal I never did so I did for part of year I was in Berlin. German kids at ended up going in the first couple of rounds stupid. The is the went you third overall I thought he was going to drop to about ten I know he's eighteen year old playing against playing against men and all that. But. I think about myself when I went and played the deal I wasn't the most physically fit kid. I was having hydration issues if you know what I mean. I'm sure that some of the pros he's playing against are taking it the same as it did when they are the American league trying to get to the NHL or is hr bags. Are Purely is what you're saying. It's it's more than that, but it's There's there's definitely I mean you're in Germany sits. Bureau. Crystallized with Lemons on top and it was it was glorious. So it was it was been stopping not taking anything away from him but you know he was used playing against guys ben in the NHL or Ben in the American League in I don't think they were trained in his ben benefit were still over here over here doing it I don't think that's good. Better different. I think that's just facts and I think there's other kids that are playing in the or the Western league that are. Competing against kids are playing their balls off every night and trying to get out there trying earn a deal and earn a contract and a draft pick and you know I think he's GonNa play it, and he's GonNa play in the NHL but I I wouldn't have been shocked I had I had it later that I haven't ten but it was he's going to I think he's GonNa play it was more that I think the DL. Isn't isn't what whether you're making it out to be. Gay, you could argue I know what you're saying you can argue you planning. On His. Press said, it was officiated. Weird. It was just like a weird style of hockey. It is. There's there's. If you hit too hard. You get a penalty any any contact to the head was a five They played a style we played his style pure project was our coach. Darren quint. So choir was a base give you played lefty you play the entire game because you never did anything other than go back into the dump and then you went to sign me up. Pretty much basically sound back starts now involvements zone and it was the the the center of the left wing can pinch from the goal line all the way goal into goal line in the Right d one goal line to goal on on the other side and the left he just hung out and played in the middle. So is this weeds play store Pedo type type for Jack in what we were doing there and everyone was doing was the left Egypt hung out winner as far as I know he could still be playing over there. You barely break a sweat give these great passengers little tiny stick but. You know it's it's it's just a little bit different. There's definitely not as physical is not clutching grabs not as grinding. Don't take anything away from those kids. They're just say it's it's a little bit different. Who was a guy that that maybe you're going to look at is I can't believe they got him that late in the first round, a team that's gotta be thrilled getting a guy maybe. Way later than they had him ranked. I'M GONNA go with the Russian goalie asked her out. He's a kid that he could. You could easily been a top three. Here's a chance to be specially started out cage or they get a shot out one goal game right away. He is he blamed international tournaments has been unbelievable, but he's a kid that. People might look in a couple of years they how the hell was in this in the in the top couple what's happening in Russia that all these kids are coming out now there's been like a crazy wave of dominant young Russian goaltenders. I have honestly I have no idea. I. Think that the the money in the cage L. maybe keeping kids around longer there's more motivation to stay in play to come to the states or North America to to do it but. You know there's mean there's a Dunnock is there's also another Russian Kidney Azarov who who Toronto took it was a skit he could be somebody like Kucherov he. He's a little lefty Katie strong the pots he somebody that you know exactly what I mean when you'd have a draft pick and you see there was a first round or you get your first day of training camp. Thank all this gets done the water he he doesn't have a chance but then you see a kid who might have been a second around earn you know you do the drills, all these anti passes. That are crappy and he's got it smooth. There's no issue with it and Amro's like daddy's Russian Katie's. He's got really quick release. He can protect the puck and only about and sixty five pounds and the least got him in the first round. So he he's a kid that also could be question was in the fire. All my God the leafs fans listen to this right now, we're going to be stroke in themselves. Also went on a run offense like they went second round, right? Around and then I think they went I think they've had four or five fins overall who are like I think the you know they play in a high sheet is not as big as an Olympic size smalls small NHL. So there's a little more grinding, but they I'm not sure who Toronto's finish scout is who had European scout is but he's gotTa. Be Hell of a salesman because I think when I walked out of the room there they're still a couple of weeks. Left I. Think I think Detroit taken four or five cents you know they're all. The are like they're going to be hard to play against the protect the PUCK. Well, they might not be huge, but they've got good skills, good feet and. That's kind of what trials guy right now and they're in there. Are. You saying for the hybrid ice as far as they're able to adapt to the North American game better. Because I think there's more grinding all like everywhere else in Europe their plan, the Olympic sheet it's just a big shares. Ever, get in. Sweden, if it's a your orebro where it's like a football field know like you is just so damn big. It was unbelievable button Finland, it's it's it's in between it's not as big as as Olympic another smalls NHL. So there's a little bit more creativity, but you know you get the kids like like. But who is in our age group that was playing he's five nine kid who was quick as how protect the packers is used to battle in. Additive in you know those are those his trial was just trying to get right now it's funny. I think that that Finns had the reputation of being so hard to play against and over time you play with Swedes the same way but your friends have always had that edge to them. I remember the same thing it was twelve mall route to a Koivu planning at them. Eighty threes. It was like Oh. My God, there was the one who was the one you play with in Pittsburgh or was he not there yet your article route who is in? Pittsburgh with Yong Man he was. He was he he had a fucking edge to them I. Bet you a lot of people listening in probably hate that fucking guy he was the guy, the play against the defense personality. Wise. They're much wider than the Swedes sweetser so stoic and just so you know they don't they don't get after defends it I played with you know they were Yanni Logan was hysterical kid really Niemann would. A curfew curfews at midnight. He'd walking every day at twelve one just. So miss curfew standing lobbying. See if anything happened. Like depends were dramatically different than the than the Swedes that I that I played without. Tough year for in the first round. Wise. Like US players Do you think it's just kind of one of those? What was it was it to kids picked the first round. Was Sanderson in Brisson resigned paper science kid Sanderson is Jake Sanderson is Jaffrey. Jeff's Anderson's kid he's got big ears like me we talked about this. Years on. Them Yeah. I don't know I think last year's glasses thousand one class they were Sodi and so skill that they were kids who were going to be first rounders just they were GonNa beg do things to be creative that the other kids did not think it's interesting. You talk to the guys who were coaching college this year, and they played against the euro to national team and they've been thought that this team was much more difficult to play against because they were physical and they played a much more grinding role. Traditionally those guys aren't the are the high end. But Santa Santa's start I mean he is. He controls the game every game I saw him play you control the temple. He controlled the pace. He's got great feet. He's he's a leader he's. He doesn't skaters is not as fast as father he's equally as smooth. And then give us a little breakdown because I- papper San's a legendary agent and hockey for Longtime Sidney crosby religion his son goes in the first round. What what type of player is he? I, think he's in the USA. Chelsea committed anywhere for school yet as we should go into Michigan he he started out at shattuck and then went USA by in Chicago Chicago at a wagging last year in the US they were just running through everybody and he is a kid has improved every year since he was a check you fourteen into his draft year he's ultra competitive. Of grateful GRIMY SPUNKY got skills. He attacks than that. He not the biggest game, but he in there, any jams he is I'd say the beginning of the year probably going to be third rounder that zero went on when you can see the. Potential sneak into the first round is going to Michigan Michigan as a hell of a class coming in. It's amazing. How many kids they've got there all all high end kids high school kids that have the potential Evan Nhl career No he wasn't picked as a patty. He was picked does he earned it on his own and he honestly introductory how he's improved over the last couple of years has been unbelievable and he was the real. said that the Chicago Seal, Team USA Challah they. They were the best team by quite a bit. They were the deepest and he was the heartbeat of that team. The German was supposed to go second professionals had them there. But that Quinton by feel and we glanced over earlier played Sudbury I think he's the highest pick in wolves history. Highest actually black player ever drafted right at second overall is the real deal. Yeah he's big. He's a study skates really well. To me be somebody like he's I. Don't know if he's if he's going to be a guy who gets fifty goals, but he's GonNa be a guy who's reliable two way guys God. He's that good. He's a good agility. He's he's GonNa get stronger. He's an athlete. he had he was a real difference maker on very without him. That team really struggled with him. They competitive every game and he was playing against the other teams. Top guys a draft picks all that kind of stuff he He's got a chance to be special. There was talking to the beginning of the year that he could maybe maybe gone overall Thought about it for a little bit. But just when it came down I, think it was the Frangieh no matter what just because of what he's done in his body of work. But by a chance in a couple years to to be a kid is like holy crap he's big. He's strong he makes plays got. Type. Yes? Yes are. Always like. He was To. To me honestly the guy that I think he's like Primo. He's big like that I think he's bigger than Gutsy I. Think you might be a potential to be stronger than gase But I don't know leadership wise he's going to be the way we got is or not, but he is a US a chance. He's a big hit. He was a target he responded well every night we answered the balloting and he always always well, he's going to have I don't know what will happen within this year, but he's GonNa. Play in imagine they're going to let the world juniors and he's he's GonNa put on a show. Law that. I also want to get into your career a little biddy in. A long time with a lot of legends but you had. Kind of those lean years tough years is that why you're only there for two and you and you turn prone or you just ready? As a little bit of both. So we went in. At that time, there was a ninety two Olympic team in ninety four Olympic team is a condensed and. BC. Had Eleven kids left for that that ninety two Olympic team whether they turn pro or not so we were playing eleven freshman my my freshman year we were fine. We were five hundred which swayed expect eleven freshman and then my sophomore year we had a goal you turn pro the day before school started in. No use was what was that? We didn't win many games but I know swipe be you that year, which is which is really remember. College. You know that wouldn't have brought this out. There for me, it was nice and easy and then that that spring there was world championships and I was on a college visit was selected to play and You know went from there to the ninety four team ended up getting gas from the ninety four team at the end and knows. How many days? So it was like Ralph Cox Eighteen, they didn't. Box and Billy Garin and It was myself in Chris. Ferraro they we we had. We had a really good team going through the preliminaries. We had a great record and get a winning record against the NHL teams with no US deem it ever out and we were a tight knit group of guys. We've been living in a hotel on Cromwell Connecticut since July first and traveling, and that was our base and then. The caught me and they cut Chris Ferraro in remember Chris had a twenty year and they were Chris Peter, todd, marchant or aligned. They were leaving scores and when. Chris got got that line kind of fell apart in. You know I certainly wasn't wasn't a big shot like like those guys putting up the points but I think just the cohesiveness of the team was kind of dead. They added in teddy jury and Peterson. Bagley. A- inundate struggled when they went over there but that was a great group of guys like John Lilley was on there David Sacco Laviola was my roommate we had. Snow and Mike Don were goalies, all these guys are mass now she's back. There was a ton of guys it was. It was a it was a good group of guys I asked. I think when Chris and I got caught not that we are the difference makers think just the. Gel guys was was kind broken. They went over the the pre-tournament and finish finish in last place and I know there was I heard afterwards. Some of the guys went talked about trying to get Chris back as Peter Peter was lost without Chris was the first time. They'd ever really played a part and it just didn't happen to team went into the Olympics and do is really too bad. Was a great group of guys in. The team had done well, all year, but Chris decided to go over. It's a little hammer in Norway and watch his brother play and. Signed. With Pittsburgh, couple of days later and finish that you're playing. In, CLEVELAND. Well that's pretty How do you break up to twins lit and? Confetti. Coach. Then was Tim Taylor and Giancana. Guys you know it was it was to me. It was shocking that you would Chris just goes. He's with Peter and they were playing on the most offensive line with Todd marchant and they had done well, and they were draft picks and all that all that kind of stuff wanted. However broken broken. That was that was the way it went like the in brothers kept bring up the city brothers I mean. To me just. I'm building a team and I've I've I've GONNA add chetty jury was playing in Y-. With Calgary. So they assign them to the team of greater value was playing over in Europe, and I think I'm going to guess if I've got guest kids are unions one of them who's the other kid while I'm not gonNA guess a twin you know like The opening mines welcome both yes we. Make sensory guess somebody else and it's just it's all of the other guys as. Good as you would have been back on the team though. Yup not been something else who knows what happens from there. But yeah, you play with some pretty legendary players on your career and pits I. Guess Your whole time they're like, Ron Francis. Like that was that was a little bit after when they'd won their cops crack up. Yeah. So I turned pro ninety, three, ninety, four season was was the fan base dwindling a little bit that point or because I was still able to sustain that like it was a it was a nut house when. It was still good that we saw teams You know still guys are leftover from the cops that were playing Mario Yager and Ronnie and. It was there were guys there that were draws there were potential MVP's or Joe are Ross no scoring guys all that kind of stuff we draw and it was always interesting playing Pittsburgh that we couldn't play at home in the fall on a Friday night. This is school football without dross have a light crowd, and then on Sundays we couldn't compete with the steelers and the fall but we play on Saturday because nobody really gave a crap about it football at that point marina was done. Even playing NFL for awhile but we still a good crowds. Sagredo is jammed was packed. It was Was Loud they had good music all that kind of stuff and then A couple of years. Later, we had Howard Baldwin who was the owner. And I'm not exactly sure how it all played out but I know through state legislation Pennsylvania was going to build build buildings and they built the three arenas or stadiums in philly and they built a new football and baseball Pittsburgh and Mr Baldwin said the penguins didn't need the new arena. They just needed these customs seats and I'm sure when you got there right though the blue seats over in the middle basically for Blue Line, the Blue Line. That was what? Said you could take the place the luxury boxes from that point on it was just kind of a circus. We had multiple bankruptcies and all that kind of stuff. Yeah. You were there. You saw the end of the dynasty and then you've got into the beginning of the real dark years but I'm curious what? You know the practice facility in Pittsburgh we were we were there last year for the fall classic, which is the USA HR and they've got all the banners up at one end and we're looking at and Scott Stanley Cups, and then there's a dead period and then there's all his come standard with my buddy and he looks at me he's looking at the bandages like, when when are you Pittsburgh Ninety three to? Ninety, three, two, zero, three, and he's looking up he's like so that whole stretch, there's no banners when. Afterwards, and it's just perfect like he took a picture my head in the middle of the banners on each side will know you were and three, and then I came in and then I was gone before any cups skate of the Boston Tradition, God? Yeah we just. Don't trust it. Your. Rookie I think. Maybe a year or two in the minors but what are your first memories of Lemieux and Yager playing with these two guys as you just kinda come in and trying to prove yourself as an NHL Ozzy Mike. My first day ever was I flew into a bit and I signed. We gotta do a passing drill and they made me go mario started out I was absolutely terrified nervous I couldn't do anything and I was cold my stick. So damn slightly was ridiculous in that we did that practice got sent to Cleveland Cleveland was a great group of guys are record we were absolutely horrific I. Think we know Shit I think mathematically eliminated February twenty third like it was we were horrible I think. Including preseason I. Think we played Cincinnati. Twenty six times lost twenty, six times. It was something unbelievable, and then young played the lay the next year I started playing that. That's playoffs they started playing. I remember my first NHL Shift was on a power play. It was that point I was still an offensive deman-. A member of the face off looking around and I was playing the off point. At look down at Meyer on the mid while riding Francis taking the dry yager Larry Murphy I literally member thanks myself, Holy Shit. I gotta figure something else out or I won't be here long. I don't fit in with these four. I don't know who it is. Maybe it's Murph because he's older. God I did a drill one time in these a breakout one and I Miss Mario with one and they've blew it down. Made me restart. I. Was fucking my heart rate was like why? It just wouldn't when you're making a play to him if it's not perfect, you feel like the biggest tool yeah, we were. Later when Eaters right before he retired in ninety seven or when he came back but I was playing right Daego indeed in the neutral zone he curled through when he was going for a stretch of the middle and he wanted to pass on his backhand as a righty and gave it to him on his forehand rick and pick it up and I. He could pick it up on his right hand and curl in between and You picked up on his forehand curled back at me and took a snapshot into my stomach and know I'd like. To settle to again, we dumped in I went to the bench. And he looks down any points to the back end of a second gives me a thumbs up spins a stick around with a forehand and shakes no. Coaches Randy Hillier. Like outside of handle that bathroom as like yeah. Mark on my chest he just literally middle a Game Journey Dundee right into my chest. So could have gone in breakway. Thank God we're not. Hey you had a breakaway there. My I didn't want it there. WanNa make an example. Remaining sample this young buck when did you realize though that because you're an offensive guy that maybe wasn't going to be a role in the NHL. Realize it on that power play. But when did it kind of switch over to you being PK guy defensive just like so so hard to play against. Pretty much that's over. We got we got knocked out of the playoffs that year I went home and basically changed my mindset. When I was growing up, they thought there's no way I can penalties there is no way that I would. Be, that Kinda Guy. That I basically went home and said screw it I'M GONNA learn how to block shots I'M GONNA learn how to. Learn how to be tough guy to play against all that kind of stuff and I just said I'm I'm I'm playing I don't give a shit. You know it was Jimmy meant more to play in the NHL and be a role guy and block shots in break feet and all that kind of crap than than anything else. So it was it wasn't a tough decision it was. Buddies at asks how the Hell Do. You do it. There's just like out and block chatelet area. You know it's A. Song does suck though like even I I liked fighting better than blocking shots. That's how I prove my toughness like that is like it's not it's like getting the lanes is something you can learn but having the willingness to do it as. You said it's a mindset. Yeah. You just gotta go down and eat it and. It's weird because I a lot a lot of the superstars you play with that. They can do that kind of stuff you know like, but Yager is is a shot blocker. Understood everybody's role on a team under he understood that he had no interest blocking shots. He had he had no interest in in being grimy. So when you when you block shot, it was a Block shock and changeable Manno. It's obvious but you've come to the bench is the first guy giving you a high five he's talking between periods. He just loved it. On and for me, it was a way to to carve out a little niche in able to stick around and stay. So it was. It was a pretty obvious thing for me to make the change because I knew I couldn't stick around as a as an offensive demand and you guys didn't have those shot blockers back down what do you think of these new guys with these shot blockers help Jay wrote nine and feet block shots so I'd love to have those things. Really. Must have missed what hundred games? Done. WAS ON A. Shoulder Surgery I had four or five knee surgeries. Ankles don broken bones. To bones in my hands, all that kind of crap. Now. got a fake lesbian, a fake right, hip. So already pool to those replace. Don I I waited too long. I was stupid and I went. I saw my hip, my knee I knew I was going to have to have it done. So I ended up having seven surgeries on before I got replaced but my my hip, all doubt went downhill unbelievably quickly and it got to the point where I couldn't. I couldn't move. So I might have done in my need on about eight months later and it was easy recovery didn't hurt. It was just felt like ordinary that you could move in then the. The need was dramatically different than the I was the game. was walking eighteen holes a month later I was laying in bed thirty five days later I I had a hell of a time with the. Same and I think it's fucking out my hip now to suck. Yeah. Yeah it's I wouldn't trade it for the world you go back. The second take twice as much. Bringing on Bitch. Without. Maybe more than two hundred games though I would've. Labra. Just go down and there's one job down eat it. Yeah. I'd love the chance to go back in time and just flamingo one more time share, right Hey. What you saw I mean you saw eggs in the most dominant, some of the most dominant NHL years history. In in practice I can't always heard it was it was a different ballgame for him. Maybe you guys are doing drill that he not partake in was that ever the case? My first years in Pittsburgh, we didn't have to wear shoulder pads. Helmet practice in that he exit where he were at Duke, come out with it anyways and then. You do drills and if he didn't WanNa, do it. We didn't. We didn't do it greeted breakouts just. I'm sure he's doing when you're with me to go out and you just Yell Red Line and you just fired out to the redlining, pick it up for three unto and never come back in but Is As far as a kid era player who loves scoring love love the limelight of others not like him I mean he he loved to score and. I think about somebody his is is speed and what he can do the puck and the rules now I don't think you could stop them. He he loved to score. Loved it. Loved it loved it. I'm surprised to hear. He wasn't taking practice very serious play with them by the way I. Miss. Stein. I know. Yeah. What am I thinking? Yeah. Just got Roy just ran my show in New York after the lock on I think he won MVP. That year was uses Jews a joke. Yeah is he was unbelievable. He was so much bigger and stronger than people think and. He put in the e e put in the work. That's the thing that he might in practice he might have been half assing in digging around but he would go back to the rank at random times and then shoot pox and skate and workout and lift me and he was useful. He was a big strong guy, his legs were massive his. Here's like Tudor embodied types. His belly button up was like a wiry lanky kit and then belly button down eight of massive ass and massive thighs news just a big strong kid and. I think when he got traded to Boston I, I honestly think the Birds Roundabout Sean at noisy out to play with them because he doesn't want anyone near he wants everybody to get Delaware amongst ICAN, send guys off and find him and. burs, Ron rashawn being in his pocket. Fuck away from y'all sign. Yeah it was a bad fit for. You know. Nobody like scored more than him. The other guy to that. So I played, I got the chance to play with Patti loves. The national program then he went onto his father Mike. I. Was He coaching you in Pittsburgh area? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So he was telling me that he'd get to go on is say seven or eight years always like Alexi Kovalyov was the most insane player I've ever seen in. This stuff he can do he's he'd say that he keep away with the kids and just have forty five minutes. Keyboard with US and have over forty five. She was unbelievable. The thing with Mos Gobi like making people look stupid more than you like scoring argued, he'd come any beat somebody turned back, beat him again and beat him again and he'd come to the bench and be like value scored there. They call I know but he looks so stupid. Skilled. Guy. Wasn't even close he would. He could he could take a brand new net and put a put a black mark on the post about ten inches up twelve inches of the pipe and he could sit and you get hit it over and over and over and over and I don't mean like joint within two inches. You get it the mark over and over and he was just he'd come down and you. Do it in practice I never saw doing a game where fake drought pass and drop it to his foot new spin on the Puck, and then take it back up to himself and as demand you know what the fuck you was doing. It always achey just keep going and he'd is begging a strong use a real short stick that was ultra steph in Noah's you'd like Ibo with. And he would just laugh you the whole time the Popeye, they call them 'cause risk for so big he had short little state can he could? You just hold the past. It's crazy and the fact that he could get a even get it off the ice for that short and. Is Not, they said he used to do those one arm journals. Like just. Flick it over the net like probably harder than my slapshot and that fucking new Amsterdam commercial you remember when he was in Montreal. In. Boston at the time in the Bruins are up on Montreal the serious. About Kobe Trion, and then somebody would after all of a sudden, he was walking on a mission and I. Think. We should just let them sleep. Let them sleep. They might win a game, win the series, and often you decide you wanted to make a difference. Then we're done I mean he's you'll level is incredible I thought of. Was the year member he went down with like the fake jewelry. Yes. He ran into Surrey and you guys want and then all of a sudden he just everyone was like what the fuck you doing fake interest injury and it was like, Oh yeah he got pissed he was that was it. We have just let him sleep. There is no issue there. Must I mean it did look bad though he did kind of. Up I mean and Glen Murray went in and Snipe when I remember that I use probably getting ready to go golf but it was you got pissed off the is something to prove was a true. You Win Skate all summer. He just show up and throws gear onto I'm probably I have no I mean he was. Just a big fluid kid his hands ridiculous I mean even if you wasn't skating hadn't been doing something because he is he would get out his knees at center ice and a bunch of, and he wouldn't flip the pocket throw sauce and they would land consistently on the top of the net from the red line like over and over like I've learned that that's legit like gland. You get on his knees of the red line and you know everybody else would be trying to flip it to get it there take rich go off the glass and he'd be throwing sauce would go up near the ceiling overcome on top it was. It was foolish what he could do. Not, that's totally true. The end up getting his pilot license he fly himself round. Was He doing that then was the process of trying to get? Yeah. I don't know if he had or not. But he was definitely flying I don't know who's able to do Solos then but he was definitely flying. was he a showman like that off the ice to as yours? Like like walking weird outfits and Shit? No nothing nothing crazy. He was just a normal normal guy e. E E didn't have crazy suits or anything like that. The Russian guy that had the the electric suits was Alexi Morozov. Had the precise stuff, but Kobe was go. It was pretty pretty normal retained even coming from New York. But he He was what he could do with the pocket of nobody I did I wasn't with anyone that can do anything with like he could do. You play with Joe Thornton to yeah. Always not even close Joe is different job asses Jos Jos more like Ronnie Francis than than anything else Kobe's skill level was. The bottom of stick with like a field hockey stick was like was no lie to it. You know like you and I would use a five or six, and he had like a stick at toby allied seventeen is he will be lie to so he can handle the pocket but his hands wherever we wanted. To. All sorts of weird should none of us could do. When you ended up moving on from Pittsburgh to Boston we surprise with that fired up to go back to the hometown team. How did that all go down? So. Basically that that team at Christmas time, we were in first place in the Eastern Conference away a team Party and you know Craig Patrick was the GM and Craig called everybody in the back and said, we are about to go on another another bankruptcy if we had any any anyone that any value is going to be gone by the deadline and You. At the time first or second we were we were pretty good and then the next day we traded about you guys were the next couple of days. We traded guys to the Rangers got guys back from there was A. Kind of everybody knew that we were. We were GONNA get dealt I. think that I think that deadline day from Pittsburgh like night of US got traded and. Everybody was kind of expecting it night or church stories going into the day that I was GonNa go to. Saint Louis actually never happened obviously so The deadline was at three or four o'clock. But my my phone rang and I saw was great patch you're gonNA. Answer it and I honestly thought he was asked me to go go to the airport and pick somebody else that we are traded for and Out in the driveway playing hopscotch with my with my daughter who at the time was probably to and and he said, hey, we weren't going to do it. But Boston called the last minute your Boston catering hall got a chance to win it and. ellery wrote down O'CONNELL's number in shock and in the driveway nosy data flight and flew out about two hours later. So it was. I was. I GonNa Pittsburgh it was it was fine. It was a great place for me to play it. Kind of grew up there got twenty twenty one and got traded out I was thirty I loved it there when I think about I think about myself was a penguin more than anything else but getting on the plane and flying into Logan to Boston was was pretty awesome. Realizing that team in the group of guys that the the Boston had and the chance to win Cup in Boston would have been pretty awesome but. that. Was Fun who's dating mcgillis Nike together and that deadline deal. A he in from San Jose he played it northeastern any yeah guilty. Yeah. Same, same age is a big strong I don't know if we. I don't know if we mentioned it in the interview so far, but you actually went over to Boston and Pittsburgh got fourth round pick in that and they picked me that next are. Often I've always thought if I'd stayed in. Pittsburgh. I could be sitting there doing the Pink Wendy ads. fucking begging will give you a swipe up. Maranh twenty. Get the Miranda. So. POPs. How did you end up going obviously went over to Sweden and then in that year nodding and where I think Biz. Played in that League right? Wasn't that Nottingham the. Shell and I don't know how it was at the time. I'm actually going to interview soon, one of my teammates the one who he was a doctor as well but that league has made tremendous strides. I don't know what it was like when you were there. We went over in the lockout over with US d McKenna. Nick Boynton started out in Sweden. Just didn't work out there. I was in town called. Karlskoga It was. I went alone I wife in to kiss. My wife just said our third. Son Who just turned sixteen yesterday he was just born and I think I left the next day for six or Sweden so it was it was a tough grind I thought they were going to be able to come over a one bedroom apartment it just wasn't GonNa work so we ended up going from Sweden Finland and had a different set there was A good that he was fine. We had a great time. Here's a ton of flights I was shocked at how many flights there were and you fighting. I bought a couple of times. Yeah. No turned into a bit of a Gladiator League there at one house. Sure. The crowds are great. Nottingham's crowds are great. Sheffield's a great member London played in a weird rank, but they like air currents was there and they had a bunch of lunatics, but it was It was fun. I had a great time. It was There's a bowling alley, attached the rank and we go to practice then go bowl every day. So it was worse I had a blast rushing great drinking culture although they get banged up and let them they let them sleep anywhere all over the bar. Pass out just chilling. Them Is. Bitch is Malone says. So then. Come back the next year. Thornton. Got Dealt. Were you injured that season Yeah Ankle Surgery? Angle surgery when he got dealt I was there when that happened it was talking shocking shocking to say the least he was He was he was he was he was a captain. He was everything You know we were. Having a meeting with management and they were saying without in the long run, the team could be better and stuff all of us to process I advocated win MVP. Nah It'll midseason in say that but. I think management that point decided they were going to go around as is the number one center minute try to win with him. O'Donnell. Did it and made the deal wasn't around for the long term for that but. It was definitely a messed up trade, but I had dealt with the IRA trade indulge getting traded. It was just seemed like it was just kind of part of it and yet to. Move On. You know. That's the, game. We're talking we're talking now about. Do you think it's weird. Now here you see so many buyouts and you just like I was saying earlier in this episode like I think deals are you guys signing deals teams almost? No at the end this probably won't work. We're just signed him for the first three or four years of this. I. Think it's it's almost as an NFL mentality where the guy sign and they know they're going to. Get a six year deal. They're no. They're going to be there for maybe four. The last two are bio that's just the way it is and. Now has guaranteed money, but the teams are willing to take risks of the caps. GonNa go up and You know it's you know what? You guys sign a long term deal like you know right away they're not playing the last two. It's the same as NFL. Guys you're like Whoa that that is not going to last. Yeah. I mean even even guys that are that are studs that are having career years for a couple of years you can look at and say there's no way they're keeping the supper four straight. Then you had two more after that it's not happening. They're gonNA see what they can do and they're going to have young kids coming up they'll take the buyout of the cap goes up and they'll they'll deal with the ramifications. Then fuck I'm up by a team that's the way GM's or thinking. Wasting all my goddamn money should be goes yeah. GonNa be owner Angie I've so cheap. Could you imagine me? Paul what about terse if I was the on that team who? have. Been Hot. Out as crazy, I saved eight million on it at least you saved a little bit of box. That's true. That's true. But you've added short term pain for long-term gain, right? So you gotta look at it. Air Miles sold. On Air Miles. So with neutral zone like Ken, Ken kids like work with you guys on their own or is it teams like? If, you're a young player looking to get better. I mean somebody like that call and you guys know so how it works is You go to different you go to different tournaments you go to a college game you go. So primarily focused on kids that are under eighteen. Up until this year than the drafted sweetness that we've gone to kids at are maybe play in the USA. Twenty year olds. With major junior, we stopped once the once their drafted in Shell This year we changed our, we started tracking the draft eligible kids or maybe a maybe lay `round for free agents I kid but you know we go to a tournament. We've got guys that either coached in college or they you know coach Division One coaches got guys who management the OH. L.. We've met guys in management in the Western league guys who played in the queue. We've got guys who played. Everywhere everywhere. So they they know. Not GonNa say they know what it takes, but it's somebody made a comment the other day that were its pros. At the argument we're doing scouting pros for the tour the pros because we have a pretty good idea what's going on with these tournaments so you know you and I around Boston go watch the you know the fourteen or fifteen kings play. We were pretty good idea that those. Kids of their studs or they're playing for the EAGLES THEY'RE GONNA end up at their they're going to end up Saint Sebastian's Wester track from there. Are they going to go? How's IT GONNA work? No. Our guys in the Mid West or the Midwest guys play their plant. You Sixteen I users and then they're playing are you sixteen for honeybaked? Then they're playing eighteen if they've they're still playing eighteen. Yard late bloomer they get. It's GONNA be for eighteen year and be able to play in the USA or in the Mid West Plan in the Gel So we we have guys know kind of the kind of path the track and how it works and how it doesn't where where they fit in and how a kid looked who's a stunt at one thousand nine, how he looked at sixteen. Because you were seeing them three four years. Yeah I mean we have these guys getting getting drafted right now I've got nothing in front of us. We could go through names or anything but like we've got, you know twenty plus reports on all these kids from whether playing at you fourteen nationals go to national camps or they're playing their freshman year wherever they can add involved. Yeah. Everything has to. It's Kinda wild because it's When I was playing, I don't think I would have ever believed but I when I go to the rank I honestly, I, you look homeless I'm wearing a Hoodie have bystander Zamboni door and I, don't want anyone on their now these massive at the massive over my face I just stand there and I watch. I don't really WanNa talk to anybody I just want to. Watch and see how kids interact and it's amazing. How many times end up getting college coaches that will say Oh can you just go to the parking lot sitting your car and watch how they warm up with their teammates they just want to see how this kid warms opera go which really interesting and I've told some kids. This is that you'll have the coach just go hang on the lobby and See how they treat their mother. If they're you know their air college coach and a kids, a dink to his mom odds are is to get on campus. He's to be thinking they're going to deal with headaches that they don't want to deal with and I've told that to kids you come out you could have a shitty game and be in a bad mood, but you better be respecting your in. The ASS. Lager on paying the s and the ice. But you're respectful coming in and out don't feel there's a kid. A couple of years ago is highly touted kit everyone thought yet. You know questionable attitude he's bitch and Moan comes out bitch and Moan was parents about his tape and escaped suck a just right in the middle of sidewalk where there's a there's a grandmother grandfather just turns on Logan that's it, and it's like what the? What the hell you thinking like you know just just that kind of stuff where we we see the kids in different settings and we're not we're not trying to put it down. We're just trying to put him put him in red guidance to where where they are. So if you're a five star, you're start if you're a three and a half star, you're going to be a borderline division one division three kid primarily kit if. You're in the northeast where you could be a division one. Kid It all below that you're you're gonNA figure out where you are. We can. We don't help you and say, Hey, you should go to instead of Gada owned, but we can say that you're you're always your honesty. Read it. The guys that we have we have guys coach the NASCAR goes division two or three with a tell you you know for me to go latch. north-american acne game I have a real hard time differentiating between the kid is going to end up at a division one or division three school but we have guys that can pick it out right away you know but you know you and I go watch the US Ahl we we can pick out a kid who's GonNa be draft pick and you can pick out a kid from there. Who's got a chance you know. But I I have a real hard time picking out and differentiate him to in Division One division three did yes. Simple as that sounds but it's it's hard for me. It's really hard. The the old saying you it's like I just remember my father saying, you never know who's watching. It doesn't matter if there's one guy in the rinker it's packed. It's so true. Thank God neutral zone wasn't around as like mom I said I wanted a cold gatorade. drafted. After. Biz. A and we WANNA. Thank you so much for coming on. It was a longtime common and it's pretty cool work you guys got going on around very much are man I love this and how many guys are working working with you? They're going into Kobe. We had seventy, and then we had to wear the shut it down and. We don't have a lot of full-time guys. You guys that were you know coaching retired and they like being in the ranks and they know how it goes but we got seventy guys. We've got women side that has right now about twelve. Twelve twelve people working for Heath Gordon, he'll grow. So Gordo's or just got dragged named director US women's scouting for us. So he has a big yet because he was coaching assist goes to the private Palmera so Our goal is to get out there, and in many cases, we can whether it be studs or kissing, just help them find out where they're supposed to be. So our owner, he had yet acquitted ended up playing playing a I. think it was con-, College Collagen. He had an experienced required after sophomore year he he more or less what would happen if you knew where he really really wasn't where he lined up good at a different experience goody of something else been different from there. Would started years ago this fifth season and we're We Are we are. We going to rank and we bullshit with everybody I. I want a quick answer who had the biggest steel in the first round and one. Had Gone to Toronto so. That's. Already talked about that in detail on the last one coal perfetti out of Saginaw. To play the spirit I don't know people were surprised to see him drop to ten. Steel there is is smart and clever offensively as anyone in the draft the knock on Emma's going to be his skating To me that we might not have the breakway speed on Blue Blue Laugh through the neutral zone. But as far as being able to maintain and gain speed off a contact especially in tight areas in the corner and keep his head up in his is up in finding lanes and finding is he's as good as anybody he We talked about guys are in Ontario in when he gets drive-thru escort start your legs he could end up being unbelievable I mean his his vision or you can put the Puck is is exceptional in his off. Ayob isn't this an? As yet judy wants to prove people wrong. While that's what you did long career. We thank you so much for come on and love to catch up and grab a beer with these sometime we appreciate it. Thank you. For joining us with his Stories he's he's a funny guy. Actually I've met him years ago I wouldn't trying to get him on the show for a long time. So it was nice to finally get them on here, Biz a couple of the notes to little draft related you and the sixty ninth guy from the Oh three draft to become a quote legit any NHL that is the most on brand thing before you even a brand of the heard of I believe it was Jason Gregor who wrote this article and I I mean. I don't know what? SIGNIFIES ILLEGIT NHL? or I thought he had a pretty good breakdown especially as a fourth round or who ended up playing over two hundred games and what the percentage of action being able to accomplish that at how many guys have he kind of had a full breakdown of like how many guys for each drafted in each round played how many games and it was. It said that that oath redraft that I was a part of and I've been harping on this I think it's the strongest drafts of all time. He backed it up with a lot of numbers. So very, very unique article and fucking rights take being the sixty ninth legit NHL. Her from that year drafted might I would have never considered myself a LEGIT NHL The last one to do that, he said in the draft or was there people after you with any number sixty nine? Sixty ninth to accomplish it maybe or. Maybe, he kept moving the bottom of his ranking to like where I just not get at six hundred I think that's an appropriate number because you are indeed a team player and there's probably no better number to signify that then you'll six. Give a little give a little right. Back, you remind little reciprocation. Get a little isn't it? Because? I don't fuck no dude, it's whatever we wanted to. Talk by now give a little give a little. The GOP in the NHL announced that they're gonNa Target Gene First of twenty twenty one for the start of the next season. Again, that's just a target date. The quote estimated timing for the start of training camp will be communicated at a later date. 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We're we're going to definitely try to throw through these through these pond hockey tournaments this winter maybe in February march. Two Minnesota I've only I've only been in Minnesota like maybe forty minutes and that was just catching a flight at with the airports to catch a flight from Minneapolis to Vancouver back. You've been in the state but never left the airport. Yeah. So I don't consider. I. Right I'm not saying it was visited literally telling you to change planes. That's because I'm saying I want to go there to actually great spot great spot winter and summer. Yeah. I'm looking forward to hopefully sooner rather than later but anyways, boys lots of news lots of science lots of Shit to get to. Brenden dillon his standpoint in DC, signs of four year fifteen point six, million dollar deal just under four million dollars average annual value slash kapit is going to be thirty in November of course. Washington, picked him up at the deadline back in February for a couple of picks one of them was conditional. He must liked it. They're obviously it's a marriage dibble's comfortable it. So he is he up for four years there anything on this one. just type of defenseman that's going to be on your team can win a Stanley Cup with this guy I mean what? He didn't San Jose's he's just very solid his own and he's hard to play against these mean I I like to hit the cockpit I mean and he Turning thirty so I mean you're not. Until he's thirty, six, thirty, seven, I liked the deal I also mentioned this to hear Well, I'm not going to jump ahead but he could be playing in front of a goalie that that we know his name Oh. No, we can jump ahead for Henrik I mean is this going to go down King Henrik to Washington where he would Be. The backup on paper. Right. Or you looking at that like he could go there and become the starters. I would imagine they're probably thinking mentor backup right now but as soon as I thought Washington. I pictured them in the Jersey in the white one on the bench. Just, like with his Nice Tan the good contrast always hat on always a hat on the back they can pay his salary with selling the seats right around where the where the backup going hangs out just make it the ladies section. Sell Hey get the ladies night every time he doesn't he start right around the glass you get the fucking beer vendor sell selling dildos in that section. All of them are fucking jam themselves to Henrik Lundqvist. Backup Tandy. Get terbal nitrate. Get the clock puck three thousand. Washington obviously, the high unim- Brian McClellan GM said, we're looking for a backup veteran goaltender. I mean he's a really solid candidate forest `enrich did tweet I still love to compete. I. Still Love The game I still want to win and there was a translated tweet from Sweden that said he is going to sign with them on Friday. Obviously, that's not official yet, but also mean you're talking about a young kid here and Samsonov who's only played I think twenty twenty games and you know that's a pretty small track record if this kid comes out of the gate slow I, mean had could I guess theoretically and the? In Washington if things go south with what this young I guess that is interesting. The quote by McClellan saying S- back a veteran backup So they have high hopes and rightfully so Samsonov what I do think like you said right there. Henrik goes in and catches fire I mean it's not like the Rangers were very good. The past few years is a better team in Washington in front of him and who knows what what can happen, but I would love it i. any anyone who signs that's got a younger goalie with a high upside. It's a, it's a great sign. It doesn't matter the team. So you're basically saying he's the hockey version of Cam Newton he's on a revenge tour he's going to sign for cheap. And then he'll probably end up being the starter given that the but I just look at the how deep the goalie market is I would imagine they would have somebody. That you think the Sampson kids going to be there for sure. I mean. Very high on them yeah. He's. He's. He's legit. Giving, these guys the net like crazy now this. Football. Hockey analogies and making me that turn that gift for the guys like. I'm going a little hard on the football. I'm I'm I'm trying a little harder. It's all. It's all good. Well, you first round pick though like five years ago busy I think it's time and he's he's proven himself. Jason Betts GonNa to be back in Toronto for another year for seven hundred, thousand dollars. He had nine goals. Sixteen assists in fifty games played last year and I love this quote from Kyle Dubious. If you're a major league baseball movie, he said quote I think the image of Jason is he's a veteran in the mold of Raja dawn but I view him Auras Jake Tale type of course, Major League Jake. Tale was the the gritty. Grimy catcher who loved playing for the team Raj Don was the cocky third baseman who was teammates hated so I mean I never I never knew people thought of Spitzer as a roger join type, but it was speaking of cross splits references, Biz I thought that was a pretty good one from dubious He's great. I was I was barking at them to do something crazy because they had the pick after the TV commercial break and. Is. He do he he captures. Morgan Riley and Mitch Martyr hostage and they make them do this Jersey presentation. So they came back with some fire Morgan Riley looked a hilarious with his mustache pretty sure. He shaved that into that knowing that he was being forced to do it but. I don't know they. They had a surprise pick as well but yeah. Doing his thing small skilled forward. Let's see. Let's maybe it's an excellent martyr, but you got to address the toughness and apparently they're talking to Wayne Simmons. Yeah you. You could be you could be finally getting one right with the Simmons Call Biz but back to says I love the signing and and. The Roger during a doorns not who you WANNA be. Compared to like I think I would have been compared to Roger during you know he's like a wigner and stuff jake Taylor ultimate leader and if you don't know what we're talking about, I, don't care if you're eighteen years old and you don't know what Major League is. One of the best movies of all time is so fucking funny. I was actually watching this movie probably was on maybe a month ago. One of the movies that if it comes on I'm watching the rest of it. You know Bob Euchre. You know the famous. Comedian right or the guy who's the announcer? was he a real real announced her red baseball players slash announcer. Yeah. But he was also like funny as hell like basically a comedian. So I guess I had that one wrong but he's funny. So he's the Yankees in the. Movie. They're bringing in a reliever. Bob. All the bringing this guy, the Duke and The quote I had to look it up. The Duke leads the League in Saves strikeouts burning and hit batsmen. This guy throughout his own kid and a father son game. So. It's one of one. Dopey like calling Abberley when I was telling him about great movies. If they didn't know about Tommy boy, they wouldn't watch call boy because they'd never heard of it. Don't be the guy who won't watch an old movie. Yeah. No, that's that's a great one and I know sometimes rambling on. As a resigning I feel it's kind of like that Patrick Marlowe vibe the fact you don't gotta Pam five million or paint them seven, hundred it a fairly good year. Last year is based on numbers, and now if you can repeat that at at making seven hundred and to be that mentor that all these younger guys like in the locker room, I mean, that's a that's a steal. People were ecstatic from Toronto who watched them all year last year seeing they got them for that cheap resigning. So he gets to go home and hey, maybe they can make a little noise and and he can potentially bring a cutback to his home city. One of my falls made. The joke is that said that Morgan righty look like todd pocket from boogie nights when there abouts rub the coke deal the anything you can open the fucking save in the fuck. It forward give all the fucking money because he had the fuck a mustache. Looks like pretty. That's a good comparison. Somebody said a lot skinnier version of a mall COP. WHO's the Guy King of Queens Guy Paul Blot ooh yeah that was. That was good. So Organ Riley bringing that sex fire after Roman Yosi one up them they'll stash action are another sign in the fly signed defenseman just Braun to a two year three, point six, million, dollar deal basically the reason this happened was madness going and decided to retire. He had told the fly a couple of weeks ago and they said, well, you know takes time to mull it over. Apparently, he didn't change his mind. He was scheduled to make five point seven, five, million this year now, I don't know if he officially put in his paperwork obviously, you can say you're retired and not put your paperwork and so you know, I, know the team can suspend so they. Cap that money won't count against the cap they haven't got to that. But either way they brought Justin Braun and two years three point six, million dollars deal kind of I. Guess a stopgap measure because we lose a guy of miscreants quality. I mean, I can respect the guy who can walk away from that much money. I know that what the uncertainty what's going on and and I think he's just like I've made over forty million dollars. I've played just under nine hundred games I don't WANNA beat up my body anymore games but that that I I thought he said just over nine hundred games I think he's at nine forty eight make lie closer to nine fifty anyway but. I gotTA. Stanley Cup. I what? That's a wonderful career. That's shit. He's had an unreal career in I. think that he went to he was in Dallas and then he went to Pittsburgh really kind of blossom there and went to Washington was great philly ended shows. You know you're giving up that much money and you're also giving up getting to a thousand games it. Kind of proves that when the minds done, you know it goes the body falls it's he probably didn't have what it tastes you. You start thinking about what what it takes to go into getting ready for a season and just mentally a lot of guys are over it. So congrats to him on an amazing career, Anna Stanley Cup and plenty of money. Here's Here's another football analogy. WHO's the? Talib. To lead the guy. He got offered a deal by the Patriots at the being this year and he just was like he's looking at the other tight end who he's going to have to play against these like I'm just a little bit mentally checked out and I don't think I compete at a high level and I think they were offered on like six million and most of it was going to be guaranteed. So you know to I I commend guys who can walk away when they know they're not into it and and now that team gets to go save money and spend it somewhere else on guys who actually. have their hearts into combat. Very commendable. Well said well said. Next up Winnipeg jets signed defenceman Dylan to a four year twelve, million dollar deal. The twenty-seven-year-old was obtained from Ottawa Pride said the deadline for a third round. I wasn't making a ton of dough before this but I'm guessing Winnipeg like what they see not him four years twelve million dollar deal with did the surprise you at all at that number. Maybe a little bit. I mean. It was three or was it over that? was. It. It wasn't even three. Three now but before I'll double check but it was before it was significantly smaller less on his last. Name look at him as a guy is going to be in the top six. I don't think you're breaking the bank at all and you you obviously acquired him in a trade. So you have your scouts when you're thinking about trading for pieces and you look at players that you're possibly talking with, you know their teams, the GM boat now's the guy they like. So then he came over and gave him the ten games he had no points or anything but he played in the playoffs in the four games for Winnipeg and I don't know that much about him. But I know that he's he's obviously doing enough where they think he can be in top six for the next four years. I don't. Down I mean pretty good for not knowing. About them yeah I, don't I don't know one thing about this guy. You know, I Know it I'm not even chirping him I'm GonNa Watch now good fucking deal for him congratulations. That's a payday so I'm not sure There's only so much storage up in this. Noggin of mine. I think actually might have played against somebody who's playing with the San Jose Barracuda go named south. You got a nice race. He was making nine hundred grand last two years. So going from that to three, million, three, hundred. San Jose because they're playing like meaningful games and he's autoways you know. We. Didn't mention by the way the difference in the second overall pick to La in the third to Ottawa talk about fight to WanNa. Go number two overall forget began higher L. A. or Ottawa. Yeah. That's A. But auto auto did get a couple of really good picks like they ended up and doing. All Right, I? Think those are going to be guys. It'd be able to jump in the lineup in the next few years from what they're saying from what the experts are saying for what Craig Button's yelling to me on television. Love Credit. After plan last season in Finland after previously requesting a trade from Edmonton, the oilers brought back at number four overall pick in the sixteen draft. Yes He. Inked two year two, point three, five, million, dollar deal at one point one, seven, five Av. He's on loan to cop hat over in Finland but he can rejoin the oilers wants next season's details ironed out. So it looks like these two at a little bit of a pissing match on both sides over it and they're going to bring them back into the fold win of the NHL Stotts back again Biz. Or Baby. Do I fucking love drama and the Battle of Albert and this is like another thing that like I know it doesn't have to do with each team playing each other but who knows what this is going to be they were very high on him. He could end up being very big piece. Some of these guys take a little bit later to develop. That relationships obviously, not a great place finally met on on contract and what he wanted. With I don't even know enough. Does. Not Burn a year off his deal because you went and played a year overseas. Like. He's going to be restricted for the same amount of time. He would've as just got back year. So for me, it's Yeah I o age wise because he's older. Well, the thing is, is that he he left because he wanted more ice time he was like he basically wanted things that he hadn't earned yet. I thought and there's tons of talent there but he certainly wasn't doing anything warranting him being on the first line with mcdavid. So. Maybe you went over there and kind of last year he had a great year in the Finnish League but you still don't know if he comes back and he's going to make a difference it. What's weird is that they were seemed to like. Men Men with the issue, they fixed the issue pretty quick between the team and the play. I don't know if they said, you're gonNA, get every chance to plan on top to line, and that's what pleased him off for the money was enough I just I. Don't know what he's going to give because there was times you look great. There were times you're like I. DuNno I dunno the hockey I accused there. So I'd love to maybe talk to some oilers fans maybe you can reach out to us like are you are you fired up about this kid still or are you thinking oh? My God we had the fourth overall pick in two thousand sixteen in which you know Matthew Chuck went after it's like Whoa, surrogates have went after them. Are you more thinking like faulk? What did we do? So I, if you give them the chance, he succeeds great for him and if he doesn't, it was a total whiff on a very high pick and good draft I. Mean. If you're the oilers fans all you just gotTa be like you got to see this as a positive because you know you could end up winning the lottery. It's a scratch. Ticket at this point they need they need another piece I know there there's a couple of guys there that they're not going to bring back Anthony Co I. saw that that they're not going to qualify him. It is right now in the NHL man, you're going to see so many talented players knock calling qualifying offers just given with what the CAP situation is. It's a bloodbath out there right now with. The the pandemic is caused such uncertainty with everything and the issue of trying to get under this flat cap and. It certainly sucks the year that you're a free agent when this is all going down and then also I I don't understand how teams are going to approach like. That are there was a long list of the guys Toronto didn't didn't qualify and you never would never would see this many this many players by each team not receiving their qualifying offers but you just gotTa make tough choices and I'm glad I'm not making them. I think that in what is judging I think even given those there's a there's a hard cap in the NHL. Now it makes teams able to compete in a quick amount of time like the you you can have quicker rebuilds because of it. In this case scenario, I think you can see teams who are like bottom feeders like Ottawa become like an unbelievable team in like two years just because so much of the. So many of these young guys are having these impacts and like I don't Kyle tourists is not a player he once was but like guys a that caliber like all of a sudden they miss they lose a step and these younger guys coming in even faster than what they were before, and it's like guys like that or just GonNa, keep getting bought out and weeded out like crazy. Yeah. The thing is the buyouts their so calm and people wonder why are people getting bought out now and they're giving these contracts? GM's knowing there's a chance they're going to get bought out I. I'm I firmly believe that guys are like listened like gotta pay him this. Now, they're not going to be worth it worst case by them out it's just going to be happening more really more. Yeah. That's fair. Tourist is young enough where they. Certainly none of them are hoping the guys are going to be bought out, but you understand now in this in this age, what the cap is and where you need to get as a team to maybe try to win a Stanley Cup. If you think a player can help you do that. You know the last few years of this deal was some of these. This certain deals with some of these guys is is is the guys either gonNA retire, which probably isn't going to happen unless your skin and you just don't give a fuck about six million or we're going to have to buy him out. Yeah I just I guess incur Tursis case you gotta think in with Nashville being a smaller market. Like they probably have a lot less leash order to like sign these guys these risky deals where Oh. Here's the thing I think that Nashville they traded Benigno we'll get into that and they and they bought out because that's a sign to me. They want to go after somebody like art hall maybe they want to go after Taylor. Hall. So they're freeing up room but in the end they're probably GonNa go after science somebody to a deal that in fucking six years, it could be the same thing so. It's it's weird time. It's definitely a tough time to be an older player that's kind of been happening for a while now, but this is only added to it. Your Biz. Point. Pull pull Yav. He actually did finishes entry level deal on the two year daily science. So he will still be RFA after this contract is up so the Edmonton will still have his rights after this current contract occurs fake you are absolutely and we do have some trades like you said, what some trades going down San Jose obtained both goalie Devon Dube Nick and fought Ryan from Minnesota in two separate deals. the shock, Scott Dube Nick and a seventh round and twenty twenty two for a fifth round. In twenty twenty, two they got data for third twenty, twenty, one, the thirty, four year old Goalie Dominik is in the last year of a six she deal that pays employee point three, three, million, twenty-four-year-old Denardo has one year left at a one point nine, million dollars deal. He'll be an our faith next season. Billy Garin sheds over six million salary. He had about twelve and a half in caps. Obviously these moves happen the different GM's but the organization. Again, this isn't pick on Garin at all but they ended up kindred at. Jolly. Coil for a fourth in third in after seeing the way, he's performed the Boston last couple of years. That's just that's tough management acid against start guarantee a preceded him but that's not a lot to get for guy of a player, his Co., his caliber for Shula. That's a tough one. Fair making Minnesota's getting a little noisy really. Jess Bill Bill Jeez been a busy guy your. Couple of weeks ago I. IF WE WANNA change, there's got to be changed. So you knew coming after the stall deal and I still think Ryan on can be a good player. In. The NHL really do so get a bigger probably a better chance to have a bigger role in San Jose and. Duke, Nick, they needed to go. We talked about the possibility this because the rumor was flying I. Think the last episode unless that was just talking on zoom but. They needed help and goaltending right and do next been able to have a career where he's bounce back from from a time when it looked like he'd never be a fulltime Nhl Star and he went on to just be one of the best for few years. So I think he goes to San Jose with a lot to prove and also in a competition to win that starting role. Nose run the only move Minnesota made the also traded Luke Kuhn in a fourth round pick to national Nikki Bones Nick Menino and a second and third round picks the thirty two year. Old Benigno is in the last year deal Panam four point one million. It's only two point four and actual dollars though that many has to pay him. Of course, you won two cups with Pittsburgh, the twenty two year old Gounon just finished his entry level deal. He's a restricted free agent at fifteen goal sixteen assistant sixty three games last. Last season. So again, it it just seems like young guarantee trying to make a culture change in the locker room we. Took over our facebook page. I don't know if you guys remember from the World Juniors Twenty, sixteen he did a facebook page takeover for us. Yeah was he was he on screen doing anything or was Later. Charlie mcevoy in Colin White from the World War. Three. Don't take a rat rink. PA We should we get him on again? Come on the show maybe. I was surprised by this move I think that Garin brings in a veterans won two Stanley Cups, I love bones. He's got one year left on that deal but Kuhn Museum is first round pick for years ago. Now maybe economy was asking for more money than Minnesota's willing to pay and they figure they'll get a veteran and what will the draft picks in this deal ra? Kuhnen in a fourth to Nashville for Nick Benino O in a second and a third round. Okay. So yeah. Then Garin thinks I'm gonNA. Get up. I'M GONNA. I'M GONNA get an extra pick in the draft both of them higher than the one I'm dishing out. I I think you can't judge this trade at all yet, which is normal I mean who's going to say you can judge a trade the day after fucking stupid comment but. Kuhnen could go in light it up and be oh, really good second player in Nashville for a long time, and then the trade could be like Oh Minnesota gave up on a kid young or bones has a ton of value next year for Minnesota, and then they use that second and third pick draft some studs as opposed to the one fourth they gave up. So view, it's going to take a few years to figure this one but it certainly. Makes Sense if Garin wants to make changes and maybe can't sign a guy that's a young kid looking for too much money or more money he thinks that he's worth. Speaking of can't way can't waiting so that make sense can't waiting to See something play out this Matt Murray deal out of Pittsburgh. That's like the one I'm most 'cause. Rutherford's made a few bad moves the Jack Johnson signing wolf. That's a tough one right. Now as of late, he hasn't made the best moves. What like I mean I know that bringing bringing Murray back probably wasn't likely based on what he wanted money are a and I would imagine we would have been already going over to that subject correct. Yeah at at a little further, but it's all in the trades the tricks yet hey. Yeah. The Penguins Sint Goalie Matt Murray to Ottawa. Jonathan grew in a second round on. Wednesday. While the which is the fifty second overall pick in the draft Murray. Of course currently RFA he made three point seven, five mil the last three years grew twenty twenty year old fold taken in the fourth round of the eighteen draft played in London though any experience yet but Jerry to see what kind of number Murray ends up with not a man I mean. I think at least five million dollars for status. I read online so it must be true I think he was asking for. North of five and I want to say it was closer to six. So it's obvious that Pittsburgh wasn't going to be willing to pay that thinking that Charis the superior goalie and you met you hire pick younger and has been far better as of late I. Just I don't know man like flurry went Marie. Maybe even did auto even find out if he like I guess he has no option he's aura fe. Ballsy move by Ottawa. They don't even know if the guy wants to be there or like what he wants for money unless they're just thinking. All right we figured out we talked to people we nobody wants. This is what will give them. It's still yeah. It is weird to see how that's going to play out and not. Auto, but also getting a goalie where you're going to be able to sign a starter within reason because he is restricted right because when you're making that trade your trading over the fact that. He's going to have to sign with Ottawa and I don't feel like not to shed on Ottawa. But maybe a lot of these Frisian goalies are like, yeah, you're not on my list, right? So Just, just just taking a huge mass of Sky Dump on the sketch sixty shots a game. She just sent over quote from Haley Salvi and she covers the other sense for the athletic from Theodore, and he said without a doubt we see Matt Murray as a number one goalie in this league. So I don't know I think money can can easily convinced the guy if you don't want to. Sign, their he's an asset I'm sure somebody would would grab them give up something for him. Some Nice New Jersey's and auto to those things are pretty fresh. They went to the old school. 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They are actually golfing together when they got word of this trade, which is pretty crazy too is all golfing together and get treated for each other twenty-six-year-old Anson's coming off at three a deal worth one, point eight, five, million per. Year, but he battled injuries last jeff the scoring twenty seven goals. The previous season Domi had seventeen goals twenty seven assists in seventy one games for the last year he just finished a two year deal that paid him three point one, five mil and he's got a nice little raise this just come over the wire he signed two, year ten, point, six, million dollars deal Columbus point free a year that deal will take him to unrestricted free agency. This is a very I'm curious deal with would say. Yeah I wouldn't say. Sorry just Mike, but I would say that it proves an especially the Dome quotes after that he and Julian did not get along there was no love lost between those two. I don't think Julian liked him as a player and I know dominant like planet for him I think when asked about it he said no common wasn't great or something where he's Kinda open he wasn't happy with this role in Montreal. Josh Anderson's exactly what Montreal needs. I think he's physically he's fast and. I was a little surprised at how much money Max Domi God. He's had one huge year. He's been consistent on that while he had kind of a tough playoff this year for Montreal and you know after that, it wasn't a surprise to see him get moved him sure. He didn't want to be there anymore. Anderson was a guy who I kind of felt like he loved. Columbus now I don't know him that's totally me guessing and maybe that's just because how hardy plays and where he would do that anywhere wouldn't be surprised at look like he loves wherever he's playing but I like the trade a lot from Montreal I think Max if Max Domi can can have a year I think what was it two years ago? We had over seventy points. So you notice times well, he can be dominant out there and the way he can kind of. especially in the power play like control the. Half fog is great vision, great skill, but Josh, Anderson, such a completely different player. I. Mean. He's in your face he's running you over he's more of a power forward so Much the first Montreal Dome Used Great. So I forgot I thought it was the Arizona the last year there. So I guess it was a little surprising. I was more surprised that Anderson was Columbus that I was that Domi was traded from Montreal? Yeah I mean I'm going to take nothing that happened last year just with the injury and they're the no. Production Jesus. Going back to your before seven goals like you think this guy giving his size and the way he can skate and score goals. It's evident that that's much all type of player that they needed. They needed to address size because the minute they get in the playoffs, they had a lot of small forwards as far as Max don't be concerned he's gotta be ecstatic with that number I mean, especially after having an off year I think he's being paid above market value for what he did as you mentioned the year before that. Plays into it. Now, we talked about his you know his ability and and maybe adding that physicality was game I I'm GonNa Guess that's not going to be much of an option going over to be to play for torts like I'm sure that's one way he's GonNa WanNa. Molten more of into a full two hundred foot player who has a bit of bite to his game and I. I'm interested to see how that relationship goes because i. mean he's not. He's not in here. Any easier to play for than Clo- Julian so. Very interesting trade got a shit popping online yesterday. So it just to see how this one pans out as well ARA. No doubt knows golfing when they found they were golfing together your golf. Buddies found out they get traded for the I'm pretty sure they play journalists together random that is pretty random one of trade no too busy boy all of lassen lessons Friday deadline for trade to either Boston Vancouver the agents said that there's no deal by free agency he staying put in Arizona I don't know if he's bluffing or whatever. But either way that's agents said of no deal by then you stay in putting Vancouver in Boston. The two teams that were hot forum. So keep an eye on that Rabi right fucking now. We had some buyouts man like you said a few minutes ago Bayelsa all the rage. This week deals the team signed a PS bill a little bit of regret right now the haves bought call out. Carl Alza. He had two years left that a little over four and a half left per year he's going to get eight, hundred, thirty, three Keva each of the next four years and the cavs capital various cap fits for the next four years as well. I can read the numbers but they get pretty boring after a while. Jack Johnson was bought out by the penguins. He had three years left at three point, two, five, million per. The move to save about two million and cap space for each of the next two seasons for the team I've Johnson will get roughly five and a half million of that contract show. He'll get some of that go back. Just an advocate was also put on waivers for the purpose of a buyout. He had three years left on his deal at four point two, five per I get just over a million for the next six years the redwings will have. Varying degrees, the next five years and national guys all guys that losing a step you know skating isn't there anymore the skating wasn't what it was when they were at their peak and that's exactly what Biz and I were talking about. That's when that's why it's surprising that some of these guys said that many years left on their deal. That's when you really wonder when a deal is signed. Can you tell right away? Oh, I don't about this one in a few in a few years from now. The NHL buyouts, the cash for life scratch tickets get bought out you fucking the Bobby Baena special. It's probably like that Alonzo Mourning Bhai gift where he's like out tonight. Explaining. Tourists is buyouts insane. He. All he was the next one national put tourists same thing unconditional waivers for the purpose of Biot-. He had four years left six million per he's going to get two million a year for the next eight years out of treads will take a two million dollars cap it as well. But it gives the prince four million and cap savings for four years remaining on his deal show. Almost eight million can socks all my are you kidding me with as much? He's made out I'll see on my fucking island. By. Do so he's got well before this one a look him up right now I bet she's got. At. Least thirty five, million made. Already. I've already an estimated career earnings listed as thirty four on capitol. Assume. I mean, that's GonNa drop. That's going to drop t t to twenty six. Eight of the million that's probably included. I guess that's not up to up to date. Okay. Well, my apologies, but I still think that that's a boatload of money that you'll never run out of and he can go live on. He could find an island in Canada somewhere to live on my did say. What island you were thinking Bahamas where you? Well, that's your own fault. Swimming makes asset a you. Also two guys. I. Know You talk to losing a step, but some of these guys could also be potential steals for teams next year because they made their money, the not going to be looking for big money chatty I mean exactly a guy like Taras man I mean you know I knew he wasn't too successful national but you plug them in on a top nine on a contender and he could have productive. Yeah. He's not be worried about the DOE 'cause he's already made it. So I don't know we've seen it happen could happen again. So, anyways, these transactions have been brought to you by Bud Light. Seltzer. You've heard US talk about it before, but it's delicious Hod celts of Bud light just one gram of sugar one, hundred calories and five times filtered for no aftertaste bud light salsa just launched three new flavors in the variety pack remix edition with Pineapple cranberry in grapefruit and not sure if you guys saw this. But in honor of the Tampa Bay lightning finally winning the Cup Bud Light is going to be rolling out bud lightning special edition packaging in the Tampa. Bay Area. Checkout Bud light twitter to see them for yourself and if you're a lightning fan look the mountain stores soon as always spit chickens listens can always get bug white dot com slash delivery to get bud light and Bud light salts of delivered. Right to your door. Once again, Bud light dot com slash delivery get that bud. Light. Bud Light Seltzer delivered right to your door. Biz You mentioned. Ken. Hall a few minutes ago said, he's not GONNA be making. He doesn't think he'll be making qualify office to AETNA. See you is also ought to the Matt banning like you said, feeling around the league, there's going to be a lot of these guys not getting qualified going to be a Lotta Ufa's probably out there we also want to send best wishes to Appel Conic David, he tested positive for Covid. It sounds like he's doing all righty z. a young healthy guy. So hopefully, he'll get get through it fine but I texted him I tax yet until I come on the show I'm like what's up bro come in the show we can rip on your contractor again and then you know two minutes later I'm scrolling through twitter and then I think I got a text from you Grenell e about it about the fact that you got. It's like skype probably thinks I'm trying to bait him into an interview about his fucking diagnosed. I. Sent Him Attacks Right after I was like dude, I just found out yet golden my apologies we're not trying to gouge you for an interview. So get well Khader sorry about that. But if you WANNA come on after you're healed up and we can rip on your contractor feel free to it'll be busy gives covid mcdavid via text eleven well. I'm. Not. The first time yeah. I'm still waiting for my idea. You can send somebody attacks Fart to bury them right in the face when you don't like the smell they smell oh? Yeah. We just mentioned the sun's going back to the old uniforms, Calgary flames and doing the same as well. I'm always said before I'm a huge fan of the lint, the flames jerseys, and they're going with them full-time basically pretty much all red none of the black and the flags and all the other kind of I don't bells and whistles they had on it just a nice clean, Neat Look Jersey. So looking forward to seeing Matica chuck them that next next season they did all that video to release. Did you guys see it like like back to the future retro night style thing with Thunderbird they rolled in. So now he's called no more Johnny Hockey. It's Johnny content. He's the new content he's doing it all their in college looking. For he had a poofy jacket on I will say that more rumors. Hey. Now by the way, by the way, we're revisit this Johnny. Gujral more talk about him on the trading blocks are can you back me up on this place? I mean it depends who it i. that's my thing always is a room is like one of the big guys in Canada? Where did you hear from? The Inter, you're this again, the last episode. Where did you read it? On on twitter what the fuck is this like. Groundhog Day. We did this last week. So K. Listen I'm gonNA always onto who I'm gonNA eat it okay. I'm going to it but I'm saying if it happens within the next year and a half I was right if he goes over to Philly. Yeah I mean you right. Yeah Yeah. Okay you're right. One, hundred percent you. We'll be right. But who did you who tweeted at this time and I think this US time and your twitter and there was no, there was no tweet. Though I don't want to reveal my sources is that what they say is that the? That's the line. An insider. Okay well, we'll see well, that's been the rumor mill corner brought to you by nasty. We're going to. We're going to end this up because we just lost. Ra is power went out of his hotel you gotta storm going on in your neck of the woods as well. Right wit wins holling through Massachusetts right now. It's honking wind. That's the term hawking. When you're back in the day your party and last thing we'll say before we end the episode. Golf. On goal with Taylor Pyatt on Friday we're going to start going once a week but I'm okay Biz. But I'm playing where the ball out ball and cup I'm GonNa find out my actual handicap not fucking guineas not allow all the rules don't stuff absolutely not. Fair enough fair and just we just released some new driver head covers. Some would covers for on Barstool sports, dot com slash Chiklis Chiklis branded stuff. Again, be having some more golf stuff coming out soon and Peter Millar sandbags coming Holy. Shit we got like beer pong tables we got flasks we got ball goes. Jammers. For the for the Washington Capitol Games when you're sitting right next to this on. So it comes they come signed to sign lundquist the jammers mold. Of Cox we sell chapstick we sell like fucking pencils the one stop shop it's going to staple sports bar birth chocolates. Got staplers like the office based I was my stapler stapler stapler. Also, you digging that movie last thing actually will say is speaking of the office, the Anaheim ducks strapped room looked like that was. How Angry Bob Murray Look Oh my goodness like. All of anger that Guy Oh my between between that and the the hostage situation in Toronto that that was that was pretty funny as far as setups anyway guys. We've went long enough hopefully enjoyed the episode and. Go Yachts. and Janis Johnny's GonNa Philly. have. A great one everyone this guy work with. So fucked up. For All of you work with people are completely tapped in the head send me a message. De. Biz Twenty Promo Code Swipe up. One last note guys wanted to add Tuesday was a very sad day for music fans for rock and roll fans and guitar fans as the legend. Eddie van. Halen. Succumb to cancer at just sixty five years old the battlements disease for over a decade. Quite, simply Eddie van Halen was an absolute wizard with a guitar I. He inspired generations kids to pick up an acts like he did and I've said it before I'll never be a music teacher. I can't say who who's playing, what time all what's going on but I can always tell when it was Eddie van. Halen. He had that distinctive sound like a Jimi. Hendrix are Chuck Berry before Him event, him created own sound and it'll be copied fraternity and it's been copied for forty years. Now, it's going to be copied for another one, hundred forty like a lot of rock fans. I was Event Hill and fan sold nineteen eighty-four dropped the album and then everybody was van Halen fin a superfan everybody in the mother of Jump Panama. Hot for teacher. I mean those are still songs that I- Today and Advance was the pulse behind all them. So I guess the best part about Him we could say it wasn't just as playing. It was the fact that seemingly everybody loved the guy. Who tweeted about nine on people pass away everybody tends to say good things. But these are people who might not otherwise saying Nice things about people. All had good things to say about Eddie van Halen was well loved in the best part was every time you play the guitar he was having a blast out day. He looked like he was a fifteen year old kid just having genuine fun ripping up guitar and that's the image Al always have complained that white white, black and red vintage guitar. We always had so sympathies to his friends and family ED event the hell of a legacy both as a musician and as a human being. So we wanted to acknowledge that so again. Our condolences to his family and friends regain that should wrap up episode three hundred one once again. Big thanks to Ian Moran for joining us for draft expertise and the a reminder we are back to one episode a week. So we will see you a week from today. Have a great week integrate weekend everybody as always. Thank our sponsors here on spitting tickets. Big. Thanks to everybody over at New Amsterdam Vodka, and Pink Whitney. Big. Thanks to everybody over at Fubu TV. Huge. Thanks to our friends over. Talks big dance to everybody over at Ziprecruiter in each. Thanks to our friends at Bud light cells. Paul growls. The third degree. Turn.

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Best Of Week 114 - Live From Borrelli's

Barstool Radio with Dave Portnoy

2:45:56 hr | 2 years ago

Best Of Week 114 - Live From Borrelli's

"Uh-huh. All sports will be relocating to Manhattan, we want to take it to the world. But we're trying to take the site crank. It. Conquered thing at your. What an in now barstool takes over the Sirius XM Airways. What's going happen? Real honor things club, the scumbag, you I q marry American again kilter slots on the dick controversal here. I believe we're funnier smarter better prettier than everybody else. Who's doing our stick on the internet by the comic for the common, man? What good afternoon barks radio? Welcome back. Ladies and gentlemen, we got Dave Tommy and myself March madness March fever, everybody's kinda got it. That's the general theme. Dave hasn't really been on the show in a little while. 'cause you're obviously distracted championship week backwards talking about Gaz, which is one of my favorite stories. I didn't really realize this. But the blog know, he Paul and see sales guy as long as I'd known him. And he's not in today. He left Thursday Thursday afternoon. He left I don't know why he said, why do know it was. He heart Paul. So since I've known Paul he takes his birthday like very seriously. He basically treats his birthday like a major national holiday right up there with Christmas fourth of July. It's his birthday. The expected to like do anything. Nope. Thank him like a girl in college. Like it's birthday week. That's him with his birthday things as I remember early days of like, hey, we have this coming up this weekend anybody wall and we'd being like late January beg. Yeah. We have to do this for work. You can't call us. My birthday. It'd be like that. What do you mean? It's your birthday, you bet. Yeah. Now, it's like, I'm going always something planned. So this week like I said, he I think Casey actually mentioned it to me in passing like you going to get his birthday week. I'm like what? She's like, yeah. He's trying to come pert they week like so. Week like what he he left? I know he left New York Thursday afternoon, and he does to his credit or like will fake schedule things around it. So I don't know why he said he had to be in Boston big-time, boondoggle guy move. Yup. Love everything about that. Using Newport for the Saint Patrick's Day per he hit like seven new Pat same. And it's funny because we're talking about it. Frankie asked me like I saw Gaz post. I'm like everywhere. My. Yeah. I would never the lease. Like, I actually he's like is self the Southie. Parade fun in for boss. I'm like, you know, it's the last thing we do just a ton of gases running around like shit faced lie party people. It got me thinking, oh, it's also his birthday week. So he was in Newport for the parades and sell the parade. He's booked interviews. Documentaries one inch of you in each city. He's conveniently going to Chicago. I think he was there for the parade. He's going to Nashville like to do Nick Benino UN, Nick Benigno interview anytime anywhere anyplace, but suddenly Paul has to go to Nashville for twenty minute interview. He'll be there. So it's his birthday. We can Casey mentioned because he was I guess pitching it as his birthday week any takes it dead serious. He planted himself. He's there all the time. This is what he does. Earth Day week. So just I'm never heard of a guy doing that ever. Like, I don't think is generally care about their birthday girls. Do it all the time. Yeah. Yeah, girls. Do you? Gotta just get out of their way. Let them do it. Yep. You know, keep them happy with that fun guys doing it. I mean, and you're saying Gaza's not doing this like radically. No, he doesn't do. I Ron cly at all. He's I'm telling you when we start our soul. I would when we'd Sarda getting busy, and it'd be like, okay. Good Paul, Marcus down. We'll go to this. He would be months. Advance cantu. At. That's my birthday. I'm out that week. Like, I have a million different things. I have the fa- guy video. If you guys wanna see him on standing on top of the bar. Yeah. I mean, it's not great for radio. But it's one of the all time here watching. Yeah. He's a dish. If you didn't know Paul you'd Hayden. Oh, he's doing the double. Yeah. Put that back. Now, it's it I have it in just like an old dropbox like he's somebody. I didn't know him. I'd be like he's the biggest asshole here. Now. He'd never be on the bar doing like Barcelo connection. So we're friendly with. But. Just a total asshole. But that's birthday week does Bertha. We guess. Yeah. I don't know that out of a guy. I just don't know that I've ever really seen someone NBC's. I've seen guys he said, I will say it's my birthday weekends organ. Like kinda you're almost making fun of old thing. The thing that people give up. It's like, oh, we got a reason to drink. Whatever fact that he's serious about it and telling people like AOL, Casey, your vitamin my birthday. A concert tour like different cities it when she was telling me like the agenda going all these different cities. Like how many days are? Okay. The parade when you're get up on the bar guy. And I smashed beers. I would always have like the video that you just showed me Tommy Gaz on straight Warf and forget ease up on the bar Smith in less just one World Series or a major championship. I would always have a very difficult time justifying getting up on a bar in dancing people care who the fuck. I am I yeah. Even then like, you need to be a certain type of person, I'll guys. Do something like that. Otherwise, I never get up. Or if I am I'm looking like, how can I get office bar immediately? I've said before I like to stand but not on a bar like not where there's like like to stand in a corner. Why could just have a bird's eye view of the entire place about one half to do anything while I'm up there? So I wrote that book how old is tooled to celebrate birthday week. I think being a male in your mid thirties. Clearly too old now we'll say it's easy to turn around us. I did the aspect because DP forty two we'll be taking place in Vegas. But again, that's really gas to like it starred as the public gang. I never put that together. They in. He continued this tradition. I would have been fine not going like, I'm I'm actually not even my I mean, it is. But I'm waking up in the casino on my actual birthday. This is just a trip to Vegas that happens to keep happening. Because of the March man is Bud Light aspect of it. I really don't care about my birthday. I don't even say cards. I don't do anything for birth. I don't expect presence. I don't give presents. I certainly don't do week long worldwide tour. For that. I have blocked off on my calendar. Like, he you his birthday literally. We've had these changes where I think he's joking. I know I can it's my birthday week. Was ever mean? I know some people who've gotten into some bad like family drama because of missed happy birthday texts that may you're talking about me. No, no, my family takes a very sec-. Some people are very, yeah. My my parents are those ads actually no joke that wasn't like shouted. Cousin? My no, no, and my mom, and I'm terrible at it. I don't care about birth. Like, guess what? Everybody has birthday. You didn't do anything spent if you're alive you had a birthday like you don't what do you want like a fucking cookie Gaz will galvanic across the country, celebrating it. I think he organizes. He does everything. It's like birthday. I'm curious how he actually told Casey was birthday week. I just know. She's like, yeah. He's going like sixteen different Saint Patrick's is part. They week back agus a little bit cheese. I know she always thinks he's throwing her under the bus. Yeah. Yeah. I don't think she even met it. Like, she didn't mean it pass. You like are you going to Boston as Gaz birthday? What she I could see. Yeah. She I could see her be like, no that's legitimate. He's he's doing all right. I think we should maybe go to that. And again, he I don't even know why pretends that he's doing work at these things. Like, you're not in Boston that Friday, you don't leaving early. It's not your birthday like we know that. So don't try to. You're not going to Nashville you not doing any of this like, we know. I know I know you Paul. You know, again as a social media team than not even here coli has just quit. Basically. I don't know what he does. He just gallivanting has das- excuses and Gaz just like our top social media guys during champion tweak, March madness just out gallivanting birthday week birth birth home. What do you think you're always say homes at the end of that? They we calms maybe dog. Dog man, what a world deadspin you're up against deadspin in this. I don't know who posted this. What was this hate talking about this bracket? It's spun they do whatever year. I've never mentioned every I mean it every year. I never mentioned it because it's such an obvious click bait and a works ton of people because you know, who loves talking about themselves people in media we're talking about I'm talking about. But like nobody loves talking about this bracket more than the people in the bracket. So it's a great trick. They get a ton of clicks. It's clearly effective. Hillary's I wanted to bring it up is because obviously we were just talking last week about you challenging too. That's why they got me to talk about it. Because it was me. I'm four seat verse deadspin, but all of deadspin. Which inherently is a huge insult to Desmond. They don't have anybody who's a big upper well-known enough name when they put it. So they had to put the whole company, right? And they didn't write barstool sports versus deadspin remote. Dave portland. I think the PMT guys are in this last year. I recall with me, they somehow and again, I don't we're talking. I dunno. I dunno. Everyone's like, you're gonna kill them on my, thanks. That means the more knowing there either way spent. Yeah. Like, we beat that's been again or its way mortally. Yeah. True. Yeah. I had come out is that how you wear this brand new Travis Matthew Gough hats is your brand new Travis. Matthew Gough fats? They'll be available. I believe next week is the first samples we got any like. I'm neutral. I haven't decided so I think a lot of the golfers. The Amish were were very high on him. I think big cat department take Kaiser very high on 'em anybody out there. There was a Travis may kind of the circular logo. They do for a lot of golf clubs or whatnot. We whipped up our own little patches for barstool. Do you like it? I love it. I'm big fan. I like, I don't like. Well, I don't know on. I'm not gonna Travis Matthew. What what is this? Yeah. Golf branch, you they're very cool offer and they do. Yeah. Loved it took my breath away. When I saw I love that like raised patch. That's like I all I buy even if it's like zapping tireless out. So we have more Tyler Asser great to you know, we're like throw different options of a bunch of. But Keegan's big Travis Matthew guy, I loved the brand we still have those golf shirts that I don't think have sold out you which I don't understand because they're fucking off got buried in. Our in our holiday stuff black Friday stuff Stokes. Yeah. The two tribes. Matthew polls we got in. There are fucking awesome. Those are wants to like every time. One of us wears you're wearing your black Peter of a couple of weeks ago, and people go crazy where the hell is that's still be marketed enough, but Travis Matthew big time golf brand they make some cool shit. So these hats will be available next week. I break are so ready. Get allowed to Dave back here paying attention full tension. We do I mean is tough. And I'm gonna be on. If you want me on radio eat me up saver me today. Tomorrow Wednesday Thursday Friday gone Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, I'm not gonna be on the I've read as radio the next two weeks. Savor it, folks. All you're gonna get savor the flavor that's a little that's somebody says that savor as new thing people call us at but some people call in disease with no cure savor the flavor. Dave. Stay with us. We'll be back in a few. John, muddy got should worry. It does. Marriage john. So I don't know if you the most recent spent chiklis episode, but bid said that him char- you take on Gregor Rowzee. What do you guys think? What he said he biz said he and chara would be Ronda Rousey and McGregor. Okay. That's exactly what I know wrong. I'm totally on Charon visit side. Yeah. I think charring and and as we kill them. Totally. I disagree streetfight. Or is it USC rules? Well, here's thing char is going to beat McGregor by the size. Sorry. He's going to beat them. He's nine thousand times the size of them. And I mean, don't get business NHL fighter rows, he's going to get the mall. She's a curl right around the block of. Yeah. Combo is not like he's not a fighter he is. And he's just way bigger. He's a male verse. He's not a male chump. He's a male who can fight he'd knock runner as out. In doubt is the bigger mismatch whether McGregor would be able to put like charring some sort of like ankle hold. I doubt it. He's that much bigger. I don't think you can overcome. We'd have this at what what point no matter how great the fighter is the size and weight too much overcome. I think they're char- McGregor. He's six nine two. He's used but I just think like having that much experience is good. That fucking best in the world. There is well, no he's not he got out of saying he was somebody that on that level. But okay. So that one I think maybe there's a little more degree of uncertainty because like the tap out. Whether you just grabs him by the ankle, I still don't think you could do it. I don't biz would kill Ronda Rousey 'til her. That is a fact I don't know if I with all my God he killed her. I wouldn't be surprised if it went either way. No, she's not even like any. No, he killer. He would kill her. That is the easiest question that I don't know if I agree with that. I don't know my God that is just idiocy. I think the strategy would be for Charlie takeout, Rowzee first because that would just be so quick. And then they can both double team Gregor. I don't know is that the is that I don't know how this fight actually work. It's like a run matching all four and a cage. Yeah. That's what I'm wondering too. As an rings cage. You just business biz clearly. I'm going to be chara no chance on that. But now, but it's too too. Right. So that's why kinda had I was thinking. This was chara verse McGregor and biz verse Rosie away, the caller phrased it could biz take Rasi biz would kill Rosie every single person NHL who can fight would destroy Ron. That's if I could go big game hunting on that. I would put I would put my entire net worth on that. I wouldn't even hesitate. I put every cent. I had on biz would kill. Rhonda's won't even be close. It will thirty seconds. It's here's biz is like huge. That's I get like he's a guy's guy girl. He's going to be stronger everything about it's like look at any sport. Like, the best female basketball player like play a worse NBA, no busied killer. But not. But I don't know that I guess I'm just not convinced the being an NHL fighter is necessarily the same as being the worst enemy fighter in if he grabbed her Irag won't even close the strength difference is apples and oranges. He would destroy. They should be able to get in there and get him in some sort of. No, no fucking Seattle. I'm not I don't think I this is the dumbest thing you've ever said this. I've been more convinced or more positive that. I'm right about something than I am about Paul being able to. Absolutely destroy Rhonda rousing fight seven inches one hundred pounds on her. He would kill her is it that much different bigger. She she's five seven he's six two he'd killer, and she's one thirty four he's probably about hundred pounds heavier than he'd this killer. No questions asked. I don't know if anyone is using that. But. Wiz Robbie get Robbie here. I let's Neak our final break of the of the hour. We'll get Robbie here to break it down to finish out the first hour radio. And I were talking fighting you hear this preface. So I don't know what we're talking about Frank. Good. Good good. So caller came up. I guess this is on spitting chiklis they talked about this. Okay. And I guess kind of like a tag team match fighting. But we're we're waiting it. It's a two onto but it would be today. No Charro would be fighting con McGregor. Yep. And biz would be fighting, Ronda Rousey, and like they're both going at the same time. I think that's the way it was. I don't know it win. You can even look at these individ like who. I guess let's say you when you're match then you if. If chara and biz wins clear, it's to nothing if MacGregor chara C N, let's say McGregor. Go fight the winner in if rouse -i in McGregor wins to nothing them. If it's one one than the two winners have to face. I don't know what they said on the show, but I took it that like McGregor can run over real quick kick bit. So well, maybe anyways interpreted havi want that's the end we're saying like street fighter. Like honor flight anything goes. It's tough. Because so like how big is chara huge six. So he he's too big for McGregor. He he'll. Yeah. He it's just like a simple fact of like he's too big. There's I guess the off chance that McGregor could somehow sweep the leg and like grab his back and choke him out or something like that. Because if mcgregor's is able to pull charts to the ground, I think the fights over McGregor can figure out a way to tap them. He's Brown belt. Pretty good. No big deal champ champ biz. And rhonda. It's another one where it's like Bizet's. How big is busies six to yet east too big for Rhonda thought. So it's where like if biz Lanza punch on Rhonda, she'll probably be on the ground in trouble. And that'll be the fight. If Rhonda is able to get inside on biz and grab him the fights over for him. See I I we're we we agree on the McGregor chara analysis. I don't think there's any world. The planet and he situation where Rhonda rows as chance biz see if Ronda Rousey, literally if she ran up and got biz in say like a clincher like a hug it's over for him. But I think he could just toss her like the second. He got he could just keep throwing her off like he's that much stronger than she is ida's is a professional fighter. I I mean, I I agree that he's that much stronger. But they're the technique. Also plays a factor when you get in the hold in the position that she is she's an Olympic judoka. So like sh if she grabs you the technique will take over, and he wouldn't know how to you not you need to know how to defend a judo take down. It's not a matter of strength. You can't just power out. Like if he if he gets grabbed she could definitely step over flip him. And then she grabs his arm. I don't think so I think but like I also think like if he lands anything on her he'll knock her out. I definitely think inaugural. I also don't think she'd be able to get in a clinch. He'd just be like. Nope. Not doing that. I mean, if you definitely lands what clear I mean, the other definitely waif Essy's and Olympic level athlete. And he was he's a professional athlete. What are you? He was you from passed out. Nobody pass that class. Listen, I love I love biz. I sit next to young page all day. And you know, he breaks down their careers for me from what I've heard me. He was in the NHL player was and runway. Ronda Rousey was an Olympian which is Olympic are. She first of all she's an Olympic judo person. Is that we said yet you fourteen women doing judo? No, there's a long there is there's a fucked on. No there isn't there? We'll have to see the list, and she was like the list of all the most overrated, and which I said in real time M a athlete of all time because she was like she was like a Phil helm youth poker player in which she started in an era where relevant new not. On a women. And when it star game overrated the right term for that. She was way ahead of her time. It's it's almost people say the Babe Ruth shit where like a pitcher now would strike Babe Ruth out ten times at a ten and it's like will was Babe Ruth overrated. Or was he just in a different time? Oh, there's a difference is such a such a young sport. But there is difference. Because if you go back using now z like there's pitchers or whatnot from olden days that you know, you're gonna rate are throwing a hundred miles per hour. That's like what people throw now like if you're playing poker, and you win the like films one like that's why I say poker won like, eight bracelets. Well, like there were forty people in the tournament. Now, you're playing thousands of just more people and more competition to get to the top and stay there. Now when we continue this if you put them in term today. Today. I like Conor McGregor. I'm pick Benicon McGregor. It doesn't sound like anything. I just when you get your like ask whipped you have to take a step back which he hasn't done, and it's diff- to take a step back because he's not the best. There's a guy who's better than he ever was. All right. Breaking news. We got busin- Asti. I believe is on the clip of Robbie's reaction when I said, biz was professional athlete. Busy there. Yeah. I'm here. I mean, you're gonna roll the clip with laughing at me. I didn't wanna talk over it. I don't know how fast they can pull it up. So I'll paraphrase it firmly on where it so we've caught wins a caller gave us a buzz. Like, I don't know if you heard the latest chick Litz, but we're talking about what would happen if fight. It was you and shower verse Conroy Gregor, and this wasn't like a two on to fight. We just I mean, the the conversation arose through a tweet or something because somebody said that Connor could beat up Dana like it would be nothing, and I'm like wall like, and then RA kind of backed it up with like all Connor dummy. I'm and I'm like, well, this wouldn't just be some easy fight. Like, we're talking about a guy who's got a wrestling background six seven and probably weighs. What probably has at least eighty pounds eighty way more than the now only with you on this one for sure. Yeah. I was aware. We're all on your side. We we're both one. I the bigger one to me was you verse Ronda Rousey, I said, I would have put all my net worth a million times on you. I don't even think it would be close. I think you destroyer in a heartbeat then Robbie came in. We asked him. He actually picked the Dane over McGregor because just too much size. And then when he he was a little more confused on Rhonda, I'm like, well visits, a professional athlete and this noise came out Robbie. But I I it wasn't meant to be ricochet ricochet shot against you. I just hear, you know, the legends of business from these guys in the office, and they they don't trashing. Nobody's nobody. Nobody's trashing him. But just like, I don't know. It's it's, you know, locker room talk. That's not athlete is pro athlete. I I mean, I don't care who I think there's a pro athlete in Olympia. No, the thing is Robbie is. I think my career as far as like, you'll wise is laughable, but the reason why the rosy situation came up because my buddy said that he thought she take me, and I have to see them be confident my ability to to maybe life or death situation beat up a girl. I I wouldn't want to click bait headline get thrown out there. But the fact I think I can take a woman, but I think life or death. I you know on the line. I think I'd be able to handle her head. I think I think hockey beats anime in both of those scenarios gun to my head. I think biz beats Rhonda chara beats Connor. But I think there's the chance that Rhonda if she's fast enough and gets in on inside on you can flip you and then no chance. Day knows got a better chance of beating McGregor than I would've. Rhonda, and I'll conceit that wrong. Don't I Clint is agree with that more? I think there's zero percent zero point zero point zero that people are underestimating male strength female star. You're considering where I'm at now with just having gone through lefty, yell surgery and still have to get my right done where if I got dropped on the street being out of shape right now. And then it was go time. No, I'm not like Rhonda just hit him with an oblique kick right away. I wasn't either. I wasn't thinking that either. But Rhonda rows is also like had her face run arouses. No, great fighter and this judo just this. In level for listen. I could treat train Kate to be an Olympic level judo could not. You've had understanding o. Your hate me for this. But I would say they're the two most overrated fighters of all time house Conor McGregor overrated. Well, Ronda Rousey, definitely body of work in what he's made not not saying that he's throwing the guy that was unbeaten for ten years in Josie Aldo person that many would consider the greatest of all time Connor beat him. Connor beat Eddie Alvarez moving up in weight class. I ever champ champ Connor destroyed. Chad Mendez Connor beat the current feather way chat logs Holloway. With the education right now. So all all all all back office. It you could say Rhonda's overrated Connors not overrated. Okay. Rhonda thousand percent was I said that real time is not because he female or anything the sport was so nascent I've used the poker analogy. It's a great word. Yeah. Well, voca I've strong. Listen, I've never heard that. I'm gonna Google search that word while you guys. Can I always liked to pretend dumber because then I can I can get on the same level with all the listeners, and they they become one. I try not a word of the day. I try to let big words out because. Hi me. Keep it very unbelievable to do an hour a week for the intellectual. I wish. Didn't let the true, Dave Portland. We just lost listeners. What the fuck? They're going over to lesser network. But row rows e there's just wasn't competition. And it's like who is the one before her. Gina Caruso, Toronto one effort another but all-time smoke show. Oh, yeah. Very pretty Rasi. Was she just she? She's very overrated. I sort of agree. They'll mcgregor's not overrated. Great showman. But people act like he never I mean, he got his ass fucking beat. And he's still runs around. Like the champ champ. He is the champion. Right. Correct. Is the champion. But he is he's the champion. Where likable condos right afterward. He was like that took my lex looking for the next one. So he just I like his attitude about it. But I would definitely say a bit overrated. Beijing the fact he's the faces UFC where there's other guys clearly more talented a more dominant in their classes. I mean, of course Jones. But I mean, his his his off the reputations gonna kill him with the drug use in the other shit shit into sorry. Well, I can't believe busy even think that Rhonda would have she wouldn't well again with your injuries and whatnot said you'd have a chance against a Mitri. It's johnson. Then he stood next to you. And you're like, all right. I I'm wrong on this one. That's because Mantovano integrity. I mean, that's another guy though. I didn't realize he was pretty big one hundred twenty five pounds wanna Rosie's were like sizes. I chance for surrender. How's it my shoulders into? That's that's. We were debating whether or not you would have a chance Rappaport, and you you have a chance against Ronda Rousey. Rappaport nowadays is what what's he doing? Now kind of patch things up. No, he's doing us knowing patching up. He's trying to see. He's soon us overall. But is not is not working very well for them right now. Because he he has no case. You in Bob memory. Now, he's a trash. He's my least fair person on the he's the most that guy. I said earlier in the show. I don't like frauds. That's the only I don't care if you're bad person. Nice person mean great, whatever as long as you're true and don't have a different public persona as private than I'm fine. I don't like frauds. I put him these are people. I'm putting into the fraud bucket. They all have one similar trait on who. I don't like in. That's they're very different privately and publicly, and that drives me crazy Travis same thing. Yup. Exactly. We're finding a trend on who. I don't like. All right. You're not clay Travis go out to well. I I one time vape frighten his face like I literally took smoke and puffed it in his face. And he just army smokes mad at you took over. I learned from the best. I just what biz here's what you gotta think. Anything that's trending viral on the internet. I probably did it five years before it was popular. That's just what happens when you've been doing this long as you are you're out you're out of control. And you know, why I the same reason I love Avery is the reason I love you is you just fucking stir the pot constantly, and I know you an Avery. I don't know if you have the same. You're just like, maybe not Dowell them. But you're you're very similar in that regard. Well, I've never met them. You just see me on emails trying to set up meetings and whatnot. Maybe one day. We will. All right wanted to come in. And now, I mean, whatever I liked what he got into Frankie was very good. That was a good fight. Yeah. I know that was good. That was good content. I that's that's a page at barstool radios books right there. No. I loved it. You're going to be in town to this week, right? Yeah. I'm coming in on Thursday Friday. I'm actually doing a sitdown interview with Andy O'Brien Sidney Crosby trainer. And I knew I know you're big on the no free ads. But we we're launching us. She'd be in cannabis Spacey recovery sport drinks with cannabis and CBD implemented into them. And that'll be launching in about a month time. So we wanted to sit down and talk, and he'll know more about the scientific background of it where I just know the effects in how the us that I take. And so I don't know. It's should be fun. You know, maybe get some insight on what Crosby does in their underground loud. And why you so sick. And dominance started age does. Well, we'll see Thursday gonna hang up. I don't know what he was just talking. Sound like he snuck in a little plug there. I would love to see Rhonda Rousey beat your ass. I mean, there's literally not a single bantam weight woman in the USA, you would have a single shot shoulders this locate, Dave if your shoulders were in perfect tact. You have your channel up and see what I did to our portly friend big cat during sumo wrestling. I remember what I've talked him into the ring like he was a feather. I just don't this. I remember, call a stout human. I've thick like everything. I just my shoulders just locate pickup portly words on this today. Unreal. That one before I go to I was trying for the cast specific. I didn't want going fat. I didn't. So that was nice. Thank you trying to shrink. Yes. So he was so he he, obviously if business like knee is going to collapse because he just surgery, whatever. That's I'm saying if he's healthy killer. I mean Rhonda's a shell. Rondo forget run rows got her face. Bastion by Hawley, home and go and public for like three years back. I didn't. And she came back and got her face bastion by in unions GIO forget that one critic. So she's just and then quit, right? So she's way past she's just still has I'm with you. I think biz lands a punch. Rhonda's on the ground fight over. There's a there's a very legitimate chance that she dodges the punch 'cause she's much faster than him without a doubt. I don't think runaround head mentor. I think she is you put too much stock in Olympic judo. That's that's a huge accomplishment. Judo is one of the biggest sports in all of Asia. And europe. I'm not I hate to do it to Kate. But what if I just make her train to be judo? It would be very very difficult one of Russia's military one of Russia sports. I mean who else is gonna do Alex from caller, daddy's home a judo star Elliott. We just made Elliott too small Kate. It would have to be Kate Rica. Do it probably. I don't think Long Island judo. Yeah. I don't think she has the like desire wherewithal. I mean, Kate has the desire. She I mean, she was marine, right? Yeah. So I mean that says something I pretty sure if I wanted to carve her into an Olympic judo medalist, I could I know the fact that you couldn't well, I mean, then we medalists. Come on. Serious. How many women art maybe one of Russia's biggest sports Russia Asia? There's billions of people over there. Yeah. How many people you don't think could get it the Olympics? No tarez. No, yeah. How many people do in the America women hundred? Honestly, how many women are doing judo in America hundred and there's weight classes, I assume Kate has a beat out like fifty other girls. Probably look, I think it's preposterous. You get her in the Olympic. But the fact that you originally said meddle in the Olympics is crazy good. So in the US, there's a hundred thousand registered to. The like judo organisations USA ju just go onto a website and do that how many are actively doing it? That's that's active right now currently a hundred thousand but that's males and females together. This is that validates what I'm saying is one hundred thousand judo Odal in the US postal mail. Probably probably eighty seventy percents third Cates marine. I'm pulling I could easily do this. These are people that have been training since they were literally like two three. You know, what I call those people losers. Go play a real sport. They can't. So they're like on go do judo, you you can go from like red belt wealth white belt to aren't belt, like ten seconds. Those usually takes about ten years. I see little kids all the time. They're different color every little Kate Holloway Gail diskette changes wants to turn Kate into a chic represent the Olympics judo else. Kate thirty. Okay. If that perfect on that's perfect judo age. Yeah. I don't speculate on perfect judo age age of other. I don't want to do it by almost half to now. I almost have to. I know for fact that you can't now the fact be always I can't because I don't know anything about you. I would hire judo coat. You got the means higher. Just stand there and make train just guarantee, you know, more disease. Hey girl now too, right? Cute. Okay. I know I know I could. Sure, I don't have doubt that that Kate would take to it. And be a good judoka. I have doubt that you could get her to Olympic medalists level her coming in. Chopped away. And I already tell Kate. I don't know that we're gonna do it because I don't like to do things that are in terms of time commitment and what but I'm saying, and I'm pretty sure with your marine military background in the fact that I only think there's like fifty women in the United States who actively trying to get to the Olympics judo could get you to represent the United States judo. I think if we trained for like two years if we train for like two years, and I really put say we re my contract with April gang. And we up my, and, but it's like, that's all I do. Correct. But you know. No, bog. Now what happens if I don't get to Olympic two years from now, we'll just turn around. And we say, oh, I was wrong. Five minute radio segment day was wrong. Thirty two year old blogger from New York judo, Kate, by the way, Dc tweeted this, and he tagged this Kate so Kate barstool he tagged barstool Kate. He's like Dave porno was gonna train parcel Kate to be the next to champion. I clicked thanks. She's like New York, whatever love in life like three hundred dollars. Filing. Portnoy what? But yeah, I'm in until she do. Honestly, I I'm assuming you're like coordinated person with the wrong about that. I fell hiking this weekend and busted my knuckles open. I don't know. But it's a big hit here. No. I think she's being, but I could have be son of someone coordinated to be I hope so to be marine. There's no there's probably like twenty twenty thousand women countries in peril in the US that are training judo actively like twenty or thirty thousand probably right. Maybe. Yeah. But how many of them are actually like Olympic yet? Right. And how many have the full like support where that's their full time job training doing it on the side. Only four right. Exactly. I've always said this goes back to my Olympic grant anybody the Olympics. If you picked the right sport and have the where all the TRAN so what's the qualify process. Like, he by no. Probably in the final. There's there's like long tournaments that are like Nate like worldwide, literally like, Rhonda, I know had to compete like I think she competed like in Brazil, and then maybe in Russia. Emmy, you go. Judy would be awesome for the right? Ryan. Also bronze medallist she won't a bronze medal, and she is like one of the best that like our country's ever seen and me and her pretty much the same. Well, again, I have backed off a little bit meddling may be tough trained training since she was like to face broke twice. I not you know, I'm just saying I could get her there. I don't know about winning. You're saying all these people in Russia. Do it fine. I don't know about that. I'm not above earmuffs to anyone who matters same. But I'm not above juiston for the right price. Do this test could be break time. Then goes my plan. Well shit. It's one of those. I'd like to see it. I know. I'm right. Just like, I know biz no wrong. I know. Right. You know, anything about judo? Neither do I know. I know a little bit more than you. I'll think about it two hundred grand deal. A month. Okay. Right. Where I just know him, right? I was many many moons ago. I was in shape like I had the Madonna arms that you're like well that. I don't know that ever been wrong when I've said, I know, I'm right? That has to be wrong. Absolutely. That just I don't think that that is wrong. And we have a borstal fan dig up the twenty thousand times Davis said I know, right? Let me change predicting a game. That's not. But like factual things like that. When I say Noam, right? I'm right. Always say, I'm I'm scarred. Because of the shuttlecock thing that was the last time that is classic. I know that was the hardest. I've ever been that was the most confident I've ever been the perfect just a dumb ass wrong. And that was one of them is very similar. Let's do it. I still get emails from people that are scarred. Like ricky. I'm with you. I cannot believe but that is very it's like something that if it happened. I know him, right? That's the it's like, oh, I know him right here with the cock. I never I know. Right. I didn't even this again. I know him, right? It's just I can't control. I can't force. Well, maybe I can you to be a judo person the right price. I will get shit beat out of me. Yeah. I'm gonna look into this. Right. And maybe I can do biz verse Ronda Rousey. I think you probably I know. Well, if that's the case I'll have to let chaps no that look. For thirty which comes out comes out tomorrow. Another Friday twice a week thirty. It's only six dollars make the US team. By the way, was only ten who tries. So we're. All right, judo, Kate. We appreciate it. Let's go to break partial Ray. We'll be back in a few. Good afternoon barstool radio. Welcome back. Everybody. We are live from Borelli's restaurant out on Long Island monumental day for the Borelli mile, right? Right. Since I hired him. He's been trying to get us out here to show or make money for his dad. This has been a big triumph for Frankie jazz whole operation. The fact that everybody's out here. The fact that we're all promoting Borelli restaurant. And I think what I what I wanted to do. And I came in here is happening right now. I one success. Look, I got my lobster ravioli that always get when I came out here that was something. Dabbled a little bit. It was special. It was it came out in about four minutes. You texted me saying that you were going to starve yourself for the rest of the day. Just because you knew you're coming to barely haven't eaten all day all day. So good move. Yeah. No. You gotta come. You're hungry. The smell you get very nice even Dolgin and chicken parm talk about as good. It was good. Very good. It's a big day for us. Obviously got the islanders. The Bruins tonight. Dave got your jacket on which everybody's been complimented. On thing looks great. Marina may the Frankie's saying that we're going to Borelli's and Bruins colors is actually I think out in the dining room. There's more Bruins fans and their fans. Eighty percent Bruins fans. It seemed like in here last time it checked the push of a number eighty percents lot. But tickets going I think for seventeen bucks calling. The. I heard between sixteen seventeen bucks. Time about the Nassau Coliseum. You can get in the you know, the opposing team there. They can see that they can see their team on the road in a nice venue for cheap. You don't have to go. You know, the TD garden spent one hundred fifty two hundred bucks that's supply and demand. And you also said you say things that contradict you because you keep talking about how you need the new stadium in there. Like, there's some vote that just happened in no one turned out again to vote this this'll be a second time. So now, there's a petition going around the thing with the calcium is there's so much politics. They just can't build a new stadium. There's can't do it because you guys don't vote to build the got done on its own. But there was this lady Kate Murray in any island fan here know that she's the worst you say that. Kate Murray for like, a legislator is maybe the most everybody broaches put their fork style. Donald Trump like moves the needle Kate Murray. And moves the needle long came early. Like that's not a navy, right? Have you? Did you guys? See the picture of have you seen the picture of Frankie's dad, by the way, the two thousand ten year picture. It is. Man is east meadow chamber of commerce man of the year missed like a magician. Exact the exact quote that. I had I tweeted out that picture. I think I've actually talked about before my Sartre, but said this man will sell you three used cars used suit and a chicken farm self before you blink. All the comments like the comments below it. Which may be the most accurate is like he looks like somebody that like Joe Pesci kills in a move. An extra. Right. There buzzer. He's given that okay shine, and that, you know, he looks as happy. Okay. So that's what I thought. So parole is the logo they have for the restaurant. Yeah. It's that guy doing that symbol, which is far as I can tell is clip art from the internet. And so we travel we do the views we've seen that exact logo twenty five times in every the first fifteen he's like they stole it. Our logo. This is just a standard like a talion looking guy doing thing that was never yours to be fair clip. Art wasn't around in nineteen fifty five. Right. So you said originally somebody in your like, drew it. Yeah. That's what I thought. Maybe that's something that my dad lied to me about now. It's finally come true because I'm traveling the world now doing pizza views with you and every single frigging state. We go in this place in Youngstown just still are. General logo comes on pizza boxes. But yeah, I mean when I saw that Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead came out with an album that had the Barilla's logo on it. I'm like, all right. We don't know because he's coming out with an album saying pizza slices with that guy. He's supposed to by the way that we're here from new Ashton. Yep. Vodka drinking right now. Actually, I got an all right, Frankie. I'm drinking. It's got a little islander color hint to it. It's pretty delicious pink Whitney's here, which I don't know who said on that one. I wasn't pink. Wendy's a Whitney's a coward for not being here though. He's out in Turkson Kato's act. Have you seen the videos of the more? He looks like he's a mob informants unbelievable. The blackout his face because he's like on the beach. Did somebody like how do you not know that you have the camera the wrong way? He's just doing it. Have you seen this? He's I mean, he's blackout while also that whole team, they're all yes-men. So nobody could tell them. Hey, turn around. We can't fucking boy. Melis time. Yes. Big time. Those clips you get biz like little normal spot as apartment or house wherever he is. And then. Easy. The beeps. On the beach at the pool. Are you gonna come to Borelli's? You talk all this shit about the islanders me. And you have this little rivalry when it comes to hockey, you're gonna cut the Rosie goes. Oh, shucks. I'm going to be in Turks and Keiko's on the beach. Oh, man, all these messages like one after another. You know, what I'm actually be on the beach that day Franken? Yeah. It's classic pink. Whitney's again, vodka delicious, seven seven. Yeah. That's right. That's early. What time was the was that the same time as it was. That was also at seven I'm petrified of getting home. I'm not gonna live in thinking about getting. We'll talk about that all week for a muff since I went to the last game when they beat the Leafs. I've been thinking how to get out of here because they killed the lease when we came. So I left like early in the third, and it still wasn't the easiest thing to get an Uber. I thought you had the Marriott then he'd give you the Mary. Yeah. Cheat code. Yeah. Everybody would know that. No, I was gonna say when you go there's two buildings you can see one of the college. The other one's just married. Sure. Sure. We like to think we have little ways to do things. Don't you know took us good? Our twenty minutes to get here in and half. I hadn't thought about getting home. But that right here got me thinking about that was tough. I go this is going to be. But I was we pulled up at the perfect time. 'cause I get carsick as fuck. I was like it was right about puke will the most basis like on sets thing we've ever had feel like we're each indifferent universe. This is the light for your own little personal space is very frankly, I should question. So Grenell kind of spread rumors early last time. We went to Cali with you. There was like three or four hundred open seats. They not selling this thing up three or four hundred open seats. Grenell came to opening night. Yeah. The other all right because I was just say Grenell came to one of the best ones. Is that true? Yeah. But like, okay over seats. Listen, there's been some patches here and there, but how could they be seven percent filled at the costume this year the the rink filter. Bruins sell out every night. Every night. Also, like how big the thousand people thirteen thousand. Well, that's the thing. And the Bruins aren't going anywhere. It's not like you're not gonna seem you'd think the call him. If the islanders aren't gonna be playing their farewell tour. I'm surprised there's any open seat. Islander blue jacket game. That felt like a playoff game is needed to win it. And there was some patches I wasn't happy with it. From what I'm learning about the islanders since getting here between the the votes, and this it seems like you guys don't really want. You want to be able to bitch about not having islanders point down. There was a vote ten years ago that happened when they were like all right? We're going to do it on in the summer on a Wednesday night. And we're only going to allow Nassau County residents to vote on whether the the new costumes going to be built or not. And you have all these people that don't want their taxes to be raised because the only option they gave them for a new calcium. Was that taxes are going to be raised? So you have these older people that live in garden city in. I don't really care about hockey. They just don't want their taxes go up. So they all said, no. And all the fans I said, yes, it just wasn't enough. You know, all that should you. If I recall, you're nowhere to be found out. I was also a little too young to vote, but you could have been out canvassing. That's what when you can't vote. You can vista get canvas. The whole place was filled with vote. Yes. Kill Kate Murray. Like, the real Coliseum on the wall. Right. Interesting. Those videos were like the local council videos. Always go viral crazy like lady yellow to the city officials, and they never care. I need Mr. brillian there. Yelling about the calcium. We have to have that we're too because the future this team is like in Belmont. That's where everyone wants it. But I think in everyone's heart just wanted to be at the cost. Like, I don't know why the pushes so weird. Do it down the block? I mean, the place. Awesome place to watch game. Granted you that. It's I mean, it's a dump places thump unless you're in your seat watching the game. Every other aspect we needed like help to go to the bathroom going to the bathroom is not is not possible. They have two bathrooms and either side and all thirteen thousand people filed impossible so like most ADM's have like a level on the bottom level on the top. So that if you're on the top section, you have that concourse and the bottom, but the Coliseum everything piles into all thirteen thousand believes the same and it used to be sixteen thousand it was horrible. It was hard. It was unlivable to be how many bathrooms I would say. There's probably like what four men's bathroom. That that it's an untenable situation. If you have to take league have you just do the numbers as tough. Yeah. But it's the best place to watch a game to game. I don't care about the golden for can bathrooms at the garden has dot com. Bathrooms? Just the ability to get out. More toilets in a more efficient way to get to them. Bottle. Is that what you do? I don't do that. If we have to be that type of person, I'll take that. I love that great place to watch game. Have you've never been inside. Never know. It's good place to watch game. There's no doubt about that. Marinas? You've never been. I'm surprised that is this the first guess the first time Bruins here this season. In brooklyn. We went to Brooklyn last season and own seventy Bruins at home. Rookie at this. Microphone really good introductions the first time ever on the panel. Well, I'm usually behind the camera doing the social so nice to be included important. Well, it's a big day. Bruins. It's a really big day. I mean, this is not. It's it's Frankie's day. We're going to give him his day. And then we'll we'll be unders and it's going to be. But this is not a big game for the Bruins or really the island. No shit is for the islanders also gonna stand. He's they could easily finish third or first right now. So that's a huge different Bruins playing leave very much locked into playing. You guys are still fighting for home said, yes. But I wonder is this a must win for the on. You've been saying every day as a must win game while the islands. Fucking since you thought, you know, since you thought you're gonna lose you thought you had to win to keep tha virus you like we don't win. He's going to be like, oh, I can't win here leaf feels like there's been no days since I was like twelve. Yeah. So anything. Ride for no reason, take it for granted. Now that I don't know when you're serious of there's going to be a game where it's actually Muslim, frankly. No, one cares about. That was a game we had to win holy shit. I just saw this picture Pella. Check the Alabama gear. Alabama pro day. That's intimidating. Did you see the video Alabama tweeted? No, Bella check. And it's like kind of like a sensual shot set to porn music. And it just says like even the goat loved Bama. It's it's a wild wild video, Al. Football. We did it. Yeah. Today. I think it was all been football. I tweeted it. All right. But the video to see. It's real took a while music in the background and just like panting around Bill Belichick is it widely quiet here. Pin-drop right now, we got the full restaurant. Everyone's staring out as north really making nosers. Listen to the show. There should be more cluttering going when we've been in bars you hear like background noise here. I feel like I'm gonna library much to call into a mimes like eating lunch bodies. There's not making noise trial crowd feeling. I'd like to hear more clinking. I dunno. It's why Klinka somebody clinging having. All right. We are live from always restaurant. We server dribs. The new Amsterdam vodka, which is quite delicious. We appreciate it. We got a big game tonight. We got a whole radio lineup right now. We got fights. We got Frankie. We got Dave. We've got marina making her debut. We're gonna hit a break. We'll be back in a few minutes. I love this. Oh, it's awesome. Yeah. Girl. All right. I don't know if people can hear that. All right. In the middle of Perot is restaurant. Yeah. I mean, that'd be great for everyone. No doubt about that. You gotta put your thing. Back onto people can hear you. Dave. Tilt that guy down night. Why heard the chant? Well, yeah. Triple crown winner. All right. Frank the horse. Oh, yeah. So yeah. I do I do that. Get the name rose. What do we know that? No, no. I didn't know we're talking a war. I gotta be honest. It was I Sola. You're you're because that's down. But it was all right. Frank cigarettes. I said the wrong name. I know. All right, Frank. He's gonna run at Saratoga. This this coming summer, they'll be his maiden two year old race lot of shit going on with horse racing. Actually, I'm probably paying attention. But Senator Anita has been shut down twice send he'd is like a premier racetrack in the United States shutout twice. They've had a a rise in horse death. So yeah. Like twenty have died in a very short amount of time. So they shut down looked at the track. What happens then what happens if you own the orchard horse dies sucks view. I mean, it has insurance shit. And what happened? What happens if I don't know? Anyone dies you die. I wasn't say does the horse come back to life. I don't know what you're saying that the if Eaton's I. Yeah. Maybe like to get your dad on the radio some point tonight. The fact that his dad was in the mafia. Different story different. I've heard enough we've told the story, but Frankie's grandpa was definitely something strange was going on by the way, he tells the story if we come to browse, and we don't get that story from Mr. Borelli on the air. That's that's a mess from us. I mean it. The way I understand it everyone at his grandfather's like honeymoon was paid for guy who paid for an entire resort. Are they showed up? They were the only ones that showed up at the honeymoon because he gave them a loan in the past. Then we pass away. Everyone brings like who are these people on black suit to them kissing my mum's like hand, it's like connected. His it come on come on. You can't say when it comes to this. Yeah. What we want to be careful. We don't want obviously one of. For the record. I had nothing to do with this. Just I don't know who's on convinced, by the way, Frankie tell stories that. I guess it's your dad was somehow involved in. What do I say? It wasn't involved with the mob. But but. You basically lead with? Say. On the radio, and he has no idea where speaking into your on Sirius XM radio national north of the whole world say we're not gonna. We're not. Tell tell the story the honeymoon in in. I guess it's the funeral part of the two those are the two stories that Frankie told I'm like what's going on here. So far. I got the story wrong. Honeymoon was my honeymoon told that. Yeah. Yeah. All right. So explain my dad was a nice guy when people in trouble helped them out like you, Dave. Right. Guys are trouble beginning debt. Nice guy bailed them out to help or hurt for. This is literally the beginning. This one guy. This guy was in trouble. My father helped them out like ten fifteen years ago, and he's gonna have to pay my father back so returning to favor. When Bethany I got married went on a honeymoon. He went to a robot in this guy said to Rupert to concord and aspect has guy Ritchie von casino director. We got married you go. There we go ten days. We have lost his drinks. Sweet. And after the whole the -cations of I go to pay the Bill not knowing if anything's thinking, it was just like go to calcium ask somebody. So at the end of the week of six days on honeymoon. The registered thing is ringing up to. I don't know if I have to pay, you know, at gambled for ten days, and I'd probably one like fifteen hundred dollars for the week. But that was enough to pay the Bill the Bill was a three hundred sixty dollars per taxes, so pack bags we ran out of there. So my dad being nice guy the guy returned the favor. It was pay back. Normal thing. Yeah. My dad was very nice guy with people in the neighborhood when they need a favorite health, and he didn't always make them pay back. But then you could pay him, but miss the day would come when he receive a favor back. It literally is donkey that's. That's. About how he used to play poker poker rooms in New York City out. Poker player. Also, I mean, you mentioned the funeral that there's like one of the one of the I mean, obviously, the funeral one of the things I remember there was a line of just men all black suits coming out the entire thing. And they're all kissing nanny on the hand. I'm like Papa what's going on? It's people paying their respects gods. God's judgment. Worst-case? This. Restaurant in queens, called new park. Right or pucks, Parkside, right? And there's a place very known as all these people go there, and they sit in the back room. And we went for an engagement party wants all of a sudden, my Dag, I wished into a back room where the hell Daegu. It's the guy who gave him the free honeymoons like back there. Kissing him on the cheek. Heartbreaking coveted by. Judgment. But I mean, you have a fool not to say Borelli's maybe are involved in arts. Well, we appreciate you coming on miss umbrella. Think you did a great job really enjoyed the food. Johnny. I got ravioli it was delicious. Always. So we could you imagine. When I was sitting here watching Barsa we'd have bar so radio back not at all. This isn't. It's amazing. Have you made up who introduced you to Chris? Chris, Chris, I know we only have a minute here. But there was this. He's he he started me a bar. So Chris Christie is a starting up parcel. He showed me what it was I fell in love with it. And then all of a sudden like like something happened. Like, we got. Fair run. We didn't talk for three years. This guy. I mean, you're talking big fan hours working, we still didn't talk. And now now we're really good friends. So he I'm sure for him. It's like a wild experience that we're all here. So his side of it. I know. Story. This story. Chris. You thought. Well, we're both. I mean, we both held a grudge for like two full year Rodriguez you all right? Well, that's I our bar Sauria live from Borelli's. It's been pretty electric. I have to say the crowd. Some interesting news really did nothing ever been more this show. I'll try to be denied. I don't think that's ever avid second hour bucks. Ready on new Amsterdam vodka drinking delicious. We appreciate you. Appreciate the Bradley's Mr. Braley. Thank you very much. Once again, we'll be back at the top of the out. We're back second half of the radio. Let's go. Islanders chance out things paying. Paying? Took a walk around. You can't see from our secret or non the state's places. Absolutely. At least ordering chicken palms and people and chicken. Chicken chicken problem was very good. Very good. There's a line at the door at this place. I mean, nobody loves pumping Borelli's tires door. Eighty turnpike, nineteen fifty. Day when he came in. We got this address do. All right. What is I don't know? Just read it's like. Awesome. Really you couldn't handle the straight just like just. All right. This was hoping you were gonna Ron burgundy. It's all about a multi generation talion restaurants. Give him back to the guy who's working his ass off back. They look we don't know from what we heard it might be very important at this restaurant does well, very important, very Dilip greatest life Frankie ever told. So he was so bad when I hired him. Like, he had a good interview. Which is why hire them, and I don't know whether you are timid or scared, but he was useless for like the first two months like he just want to talk you won't give me any direction. So I sat him down outside. It was vessel a pizza place. I basically like fired him like, you you stink. Like, I was like you're not doing your job. You're not doing it looked at me straight Figo's. My dad won't give me my job back. That was nowhere to go. My dad wa-. I'll never be welcome back. All right. Well, I don't know that that's a really. No one's ever had a more easy situation to walk back. Jobs gone. My dad like hired somebody like nobody would even notice. Be right back behind the bar the front of that's so perfectly you though because you're so bad at firing people. Firestone. Stick. What do you mean? I'm fired where am I going to get Honey point? Okay. Dave, I hear just can't happen. Go back. You're right. You're right. You're right. You can't go back. Two or three month. I'm like two or three more months as I don't fire. Well, like, it has to be bubbly gang where it's so obvious. You're fired fired in that stuff was the best one ever. Hey, hank. Ten times. Going up and call Paul what I do just keep showing up. I'll close I'm close. I was saying to him I'm close to back in the same situation with cows and coli or social team who now both just gallivant and don't come into the office because they have they have what's his face? They've Chuck in. They have Jack madman who are both awesome. And work a hall IX who never take any time off in. They do all their work. So it's like they have the two guys you almost that's the gas really going get a fire underlings because then he gets back in the mix. Because once he finds somebody. That's why that's why I fired Hank. The first time you don't want to be hired by gas. I was screaming at Hake and just started. I'm like, why am I screaming at you? You're like twelve years old. I barely know you gather telling you to do everything and I'd be like as Weisenthal getting done. He's like, oh, I told Hank to do it scream at Hank. And finally, this is wrong. I should not be yelling at Hake. Hank? I have to fire you so it can really. The first. Well, we'll say you kind of have an opposite of Frankie talking about the islanders affect. He's got the book. What would you do fire someone? It's huge fucking deal. It water. It says it takes a lot to legitimately be fired. Right. Like you. It's almost not being bad your job. You have to do something that I feel has like you've like cross me or something. Like, you've you've done something. Right. Don't trust you anymore. Not just you stink. Like, Frankie just spunk. It wasn't like I knew he was doing like devious shits like you're just adding nothing to this mix stinking like just sticking Barzel is actually he even you to him. Kit rose, early paints views pump into people fury like you had no census around eight just walk into people with a camera. Like, what is this fucking from deal with the guy was just sitting on this booth? And my dad me and my dad has worked together for our whole lives. And I work for Dave Portnoy the next day like well what the fuck do. I do. Now, I don't know how to hold the camera. Pizza view. Oh, yeah. Like right near the. Square eats. You just kept bumping into people. Frankie can sit down. What are you doing? Like, I don't know. I don't know what I'm watching you video yesterday. Like being a fan. I'm filming you don't know what the fuck do it. I think it all worked out the end while we're in your restaurant. Shoes. Honestly, just went like this. I swear to the first thing. I I went to the kitchen is now on my dad great job. And the first thing he said he goes that was their crew that made before I made sure we mopped the floors this morning. All right. The floors are discussing dirty it has to be because of all the tasks that would be has to be. I mean, you'd be you'd be out of business with the flow is credit to the staff here. Bradley's. I didn't even ask for there's brought me a refill on my new ad. Five or passed out wasted? Is going to be a monster. Drank that will be like, I I don't think new incident actually knows how popular at that drink is going to be so fucking is that going to be like in restaurants is that like a drink. It's gonna be balled up and sold. It is going to be highlight have to say that. No. Yeah. Say no, we're not allowed to talk about never mind. No. Michael Scott, the guy declare that that was not saying. You cannot admit that you just heard that. What we'll cut that deal live radio. But whenever cut it. Speaking Whitney, he got he got little response on Twitter to some of our chatter about him and his Turkey Keiko, sin his beach trip and all that he goes to be getting back on the boat after snorkeling like a champion and see this is upsetting low blows when I can't even defend myself because I'm in Turkey Keiko's in the Caribbean. That is not like a thirty million dollar NHL guy. That's what I thought. It's not no no arts is where like Barth is like over hype now to go to Saint parts. Strong disagree. I feel like I what he tried to buy my apartment Boston couldn't afford it. How is that back moved to New York when we sold he called up. He's like, I'm looking for places south, and I can't find any like how much is your told me like it's a little my price range thous before we now, it's a real badge of honor. Look, I gotta be what's how are you? Are you living outside because he thirty million dollar contracts job. I have a lively he like, he does spend chiklis. But before he didn't really have he had to make that money last the rest of his life. That's true quotes Whitney's life or. Dirty dirty dirty five million. Would you rather have his life where he played hockey may thirty five million done? No more money for the rest of your life. Or just a hedge fund manager that's gonna make like seventy million eighty million. We had to work until you're sixty athlete him kidding me. You're gonna personifies everything about. Hundred million after it when he's sixty sitting Whitney Whitney thirty five. So you take Ryan. Every time you look he's playing golf. He's doing spin. You wouldn't want to be like a pro athlete hockey player thirty six how am you think that headphone guy would pay millions to be like let me have his pro career true? If you gave me all my money and be like, well, we have a good gig. So I won't say if I had money, and it wasn't something. I like doing I don't think hedge fund like inherently loves that. But you could go be like a minimum wage professional baseball player. I would go play baseball so much more fun. She'd be like you'd be right fielder for the Yankee. Or like the Red Sox and make like two million young here. Then make less rather than like grind work in New York City. Yes. But make one hundred million dollars. Yes. Really? Yes. Because you don't get to that point to make a hundred billion for awhile either really graduate right up to that point which is shit. I mean, those hours suck BankE hours suck. I mean in a weird way. I think you can even look at are still like as everyone knows are entry level jobs. We don't pay like Tony gotta work your way up almost everybody would rather. Like people are quitting jobs to come work because the key to everything the one thing through which no like lying. I think raises probably the same way. He had a job fight over never had one. You had a different situation. But waking up at hating your job. I don't care how much you make. That's the fucking worst. The absolute worst. I always think about I don't know how the people that didn't have real jobs before this like, I don't know if they can or can't appreciate he's because job. He's like suicide. I was on the seven bus like Southie. Seven bus going into downtown. Boston every day was the most like miserable moment. I could imagine for anybody just suck dick like I haven't gone to work that same feeling of going to work in three a huge quality of life is pretty much what we're getting down to your job sucks, and you ate your job that's worth a huge amount monetarily and soon as I had my first call Dave, I was a sophomore. I think in college I dropped out of college my savings for school, and I built my website. But everything for the demand just worked my butt off. Just to get everyone. Found out who you like who is marina to hurt cry. Still don't totally get how you do shit. But she had goals like she was putting goals online from Bruins game. Like as they have. It's insane. It was like high quality kind of like we're talking the way over that. Jeff low video he made the Browns it I watched it. And I'm not Browns fan. It's like an unbelievable video. I wasn't like pumped up to the browse as more like fuck did he make this like, where's he getting rich from house? He pulling house everything triple HD like I couldn't do that forever. Marina was doing that in real time with every hockey. I I know I know you were it was the Birger on account. Yeah. We can have Burgis. Yes. So it's like this weekend Bernie's, and I always get frustrated a little bit when it's like somebody that I don't like this account is kicking our ass. Like, we are starting to have resources in whoever this is. And then I told me, maybe guess, she's like, yes, she's like a sophomore holyoke, right Yukon. But those holyoke. Whatever uconn, and it was like, well what the fuck I was this happening, and then you got to the other day. So I found this app that I guess a lot of the guys use clip it thing and get us that. So like, I I always tweet about the every always talking about good talking about every goal and every play tweet about every frigging game. And and just the other day, I found this app, and I'm like starting to tweet out like more clips about it. You can go back and whatever's on TV, right? I didn't know you could do our last game. I start tweeting out more like goals and passes and stuff. And of course, I walked marina. I'm like you see my tweet game SAS, pretty solid. She's like, oh, yeah. The ones with a really bad quality. Destruction. Really she pulled up on our lot greenie. These are like, are you kidding? Like, what are you? You guy usually put it up on this. I asked you to teach people at one time, but I tried to watch. Three screens while picture Marino. Like layer bap, K, all these screens and everything. And like, oh, here's a two on one break. I get it. Ready? Tom Cruise in minority report. Like if I didn't get it out. I like I like five hundred dollars. So if I didn't get it. Oh, I like I like, no one's gonna care. She cut her teasing the Boston. Bruins gif it became and you go right to the top two different. We've had a lot of Boston more than any city with caravans. You we have like the people were just very good at what they were doing. And now, they all I would still say kind of work for us. Like, I don't know. There is I'm not gonna say his name. There's a new Boston kid that we have on his coming in the office. We're very good at getting the early who are clearly doing the internet better than anybody else. And I still think it like all my videos have my own reflection in it right back in the TV sitting. Makes your videos your. Perfect videos. It wouldn't be the L Presbyterian. You can text Franken. Marina, and they'll get it for you to seconds. It's like, Nah, I don't wanna do that. I think it was for version for marshlands winner where I was like I actually felt really proud of myself because I knew turn out the light behind. This high-quality. Yeah. I have in on the side. So you can't see anything bad, call college basketball and its video in days apartment. You see him screaming? Watching the play with watching. We're literate looking at the reflect and those games. Nobody is watching there on the channels. And I'm legitimately like furious. What did you think of McGregor at the Bruins game? You see that? I liked it. I like the I am a little bit off on McGregor right now. I like Conor McGregor. I'm a fan. But there's something about the fight game. When you get your ass. Absolutely beat like he did last time, and you don't even take like a step back. And he didn't he was just like still the greatest champ champ Robbie FOX champ champ. He got the amount to shit. He talked to commit a med. What's that? Khabib to just get annihilated and show like to me. It's like it never even happened. There's something that I don't love about that. I feel like he disappeared for a while. I think he's coming back on the scene right now. Well, it's all for his whiskey. Right. Right. And he's an Irish guy. So it makes sense. He was in Boston Chicago. So I think it's very cool. I I mean, I'd argue he's maybe the number one like most well known athlete right now. Yeah. Robbie's defense. He is the champ champ. I know he's not though he has one championship. You get like he was the gym. But he is boxing. You always say that times change. Can you say it when he retires like one he's done? You can call them the champ when you're not the champ. You can't call him. The champ. Getting beat by could be was bad. He got the ship beat out of it wasn't even club and he got the ship. And after all the talk in the hatred that wasn't like two guys who respected each other like the stuff that happened after like after fighting Al give them credit. He'll fight anybody. Anyway, class any of that, I'm not a huge guy. But if you get your ass beat I don't remember in boxing, necessarily, where you maybe Mohammed Ali would do it. But he'd rematch where somebody just gets dominated in. It's like they're still. Ali's digressive all time. Right. But like even referencing him like, oh, that's what I lied did. A pretty good company. What do you what do you? Event every loss. He had like if he wants to be beats could be go back. All right, go back. But you you got to like, I don't know what is wrong. What does this personality though, that he can get by could be and he can like not be the champ right now. But still be the biggest name in me right now. He is the best marketable athlete. Hold world right now. He's a showman. He's very good at what he does. But then there's a part of me. And it's like, I don't know. He's cross. It doesn't matter. If he wins or loses anymore. I mean. Biz biz was trying to say he thinks he's the most overrated 'em guy of all time. He was saying him in Rhonda Rowzee. I think he's at big fight. I don't know enough. I just zero humility ever talking all that shit and not just losing. But I love that. We just dominate. Yeah. So I guess I don't think that's a function of how much different today's day and age is in terms of like brand building like he can't disappear and his earning power. But there's a window there. I can't fucking disappear. I need to be back to be in the spotlight working. He literally. Well, he run he ran that parade parade with McGregor and a very city like that. I think like if you asked on this like a sexist statement. But if you ask like, all the girls and crowds, the prayed, they'd be like Diddy win his last fight. They of course, he did. Like, they don't know. I don't know that he got like a Nyla didn't go to his credit to me. I. He has become a marketing machine. There's like if you can make it where your power and your star power is still just as big whether you you can't I guess you can't fault him for that. No. But it bothers me. I think that's fair. How unbelievable is Marsh and doing them Gregor strike that. That. The opening puck drop when? Who focus on that? He said I put him through the folk. Which is all set all over the Bruins logo. Did he get your for that? On the piece logo. He went right across it walk in the locker and Reddit cards. I went in the locker room. I almost got tackled by ten were you with that? No. You went by myself. So I did the interviews and the Bruins locker room and all. Jake brown. You thought, Dan? Hainan was draped the Brooke. Dad? That's right on the best. Here's I've ever seen crying the medium like that's not him. That's where my hockey knows some people like we're like, oh, there goes presi trolled them. You had. Well, I told them don't stand in the other guy's doing mediocre. Well, you got to be better. I was an inch away for didn't know you can step on the logo. And I mean like ten guys almost tackled me in there. So I can't believe Gregor stepped on who is. Yes. That's I guess if they thought they could be like we talked about yesterday. No. And I'm not to go back into it. So we'll go quick. But this came up on spending checklists, it was an and biz clarified. It was char. If three fights chara verse McGregor and biz verse Ronda Rousey. I would take I would take chara and. I don't know. I guess I probably go round the oh, see I thought let's go. I said the same as you char- Charlie was easiest answer of all time. I was the only one that was double immigrant business. Right. He's like, you're telling me my life. I just think the strength of a man versus woman and not just a guys like a fighter NHL fighter. He's overpower. I was pretty on with the. She's I went with char because he's one hundred pounds chart. Probably a good point if McGregor can somehow lake sweep char it's over but house even get that close the reach. I mean, charged not this like unbelievably flexible guy where he can like say. Yeah, he no. He's like, yeah. His father Sivakumar like wasn't Olympic. It'd be honest. That's not great for my argument. When you say training, yet jarring boxer six nine this picture of who's big ogre. Hungover? He's like if you chose a different big guy. I probably would have gone McGregor. I know other mind fighter Tyler Myers. Rob. Rob rob you was in. He's an guy. He was definitively char- like you just pick them up. I remember, and then, but he was a little less on the Rhonda, I if you want to fight into different there's like people were sending me like under fifteen boys soccer teams compete like the women's Olympic team. If you put any division one basketball player, they'd beat by far the best player in the US the women's Olympic team. Yes. High school we played the US revenue. Played only our third and fourth line played pretty much every other shift. We'd beat him like seventy to the gold medal. Shit on it. But that's just like male female the different. You see it in field hockey. You'll see like one guy who's average will suddenly be like five are the best player like they'll take teams to state championships and in other countries males play field hockey. They don't they come over and they play and then suddenly they fail. Like when we played these women like they were sick like their stick skills. And all that we're sick. They're passing their playmaking. Unreal. We just had guys that could just Louis. Take the puck from them in scape. Pass them scores. Basketball. Yong-kon women is one of the best dynasties of all time. Right. They dominate every single tournament there in. But if you take the best male college high school basketball team, they're going to beat them because every single item handle because every single guy on that best high school basketball team is going to division one male college remedy, totally different way, bigger your bigger. Taking that house fight game. My argument, though, was that like these people we're talking about like some of the best fighters in the world guys. Like a couple of guys who I don't think are professional his out. She knows. If she does do it. We talk like business one of us. He's not he literally. I don't care. They didn't play games. He's a professional fighter. Right. I think if it was any other NHL, and it wasn't someone who fought like fighter on the ICS like he grabs. He hasn't Bach. That he liked trained fighting was Grenell. The only reason I chose because I know he's like off ice trained fighter. I don't know. Like even Rowzee she's been punched like as she got punched in the face by Amanda Nunes, holy home, knocked her out viz definitely pug. Would you take his would you take visits and amateur boxer? Like a small amateur boxing five foot eight boxer. No, no. All right. So now you're talking like, but one thousand fights like an amateur boxer like amateur bustle sham. She's like five seven, whatever. One five destroys people though. No, not really she lost the last two, but an amateur boxer would destroy run arousing. A male amateur boxers, very wrestling all that. I mean, rob knows more about it. I I wish we could make this match happen. Never. I ever went out. I can't. Yeah. When when the when they were playing at Fenway, and it was like they played like four nights four days in a row. I think they paid like fair Taber if it like a bunch of doing the prep schools, and they got worked every time. I kept yelling. Why are you still playing this? This isn't great Mark. You're just getting run out of Fenway. Guess ten one. Are there was the training? I think that's what they're closed doors to the to a practice scrimmage it at Fenway. I. I. That's a really good point. Actually, I still can't on this Bruins game me. It means because I think it's because pasta is not officials. So there's a little injury tag next to it that won't let you change. The Bruins are becoming heavy. They've gone from one fifteen now minus one twenty but he must not be official. First of all, I wanna say something very clearly to all these islander fans. I know they well you haven't. When was it last Cup nineteen Eighty-four were, you know? No, no. Some thirty thirty something years old. So then nobody here outside like, your parents, the everyone's been dead since the islanders barely born. You wanna playoff series right now, we wanna play to fifteen. Okay. So this game outside the fact that we're all Boston your sixteen. Doesn't mean anything now playoffs. It'll be a whole different story. This'll be very animosity. We happen to play. Is like base tonight. The New York honors and the Bruins face each other in Eastern Conference. I may have to take off pizza views that week. I mean that would be that would be that would be a lot a lot. Frankie tried to put its Casey's Zeke his bobblehead on his on my desk to try and like make video whatever. And I was like Frankie do you want this bobblehead to exist or I'm gonna break? Michelle put it on. So should marinas more ruthless than you are. Oh, yeah. She thinks a lot more out of the bar. You guys are I would say passionate of fans. Something because you're crazy. Yeah. You're segment. She's more Rina's another level. She's ruthless. She thinks that's how the box sometimes I'll be offer pizza pizzeria comeback. And there's like Bruins stuff. Just like sitting like like randomly little little nooks and crannies in my desk. I have to like I have to find it. I told the story we're come back West Virginia Welch West Virginia driving to be like midnight one in the morning and he's driving. We're going back. He pulled over on the side of the woods in made me drive. So he could like follow the islanders came. It's like we had a math LARs L T shirt ready to release. And I'm like, this guy's just got it to something one night. So I can release this God damn shirt. My first time ever releasing Alan shirt. Matt Moore's L put up a hat trick against like the coyotes. And I was like pullover. I said I'm pulling over you have to drive I told Dave porter. He does. I'm gonna go car down. I'm gonna drive fucking right behind the wheel right now twelve we sold like to. I'm like all this confident. Like, yeah. You get behind that. We all myself. We select ten shirts Saltanov the bars. How much you sell driving actually weirdly enough zero weirdly enough, we've sold far more shirts before you were here that yes, yes. Yes. Good one that like sold a zillion. Then also were those are playoff season desisted us. And then they just took the shirt, and a t-shirt gotta respect fuzzy KFC running that to which was well, I can't. The band or the self-proclaimed now like, well, no Ralph macho he got he got a big big of plod there. And you who else is like a Connolly, Kevin Conlon? He me and him talk after every game. He is you all. Got a message from Kevin Connolly straight. I honestly thought it was from e the character. It was like three o'clock in the morning. I think he was shooting a video out in like the Carribean. And he goes the message started Kevin Connolly, it's three AM in Monaco. What are the islanders doing? And I'm like e. Me and him. Always like go back Kevin Connolly's to sit like right under this monitor time we used to keep this table open for him. He used to come before every like all the games, and he would come to. We'd get him to everybody comes through here. So right, you're paying famous islander fans. Billy Joel I think he was like a fake on fan. Right. Billy. Joel has banner-hanging g Billy Joel wants played a concert at the cost. And my dad gave him a Barilla's t-shirt threw it up there. And he put the Barilla's t-shirt over the piano and play for the rest of the concert. That's what mob ties. Billy, joel. Maggio? Kevin connolly. And then I don't know. I can't assume anyone else's in. I don't know. That's easy there that few. Yeah. Like, you are one of the top five. So we're to go on loggers. What would you say for Bruins fans? I just like none of them really vocal by just kind of tennis Leary default think that anyone bombs like Matt Damon. Ben affleck. Those to me are Red Sox them firmly in the Red Sox category. Who were patriots? One. Right. I think I'm the number one patriot fan, you are the more. I think I've become the number one patriot fan different levels. Like, I'm not the most famous person who's a fan of. Patriots whose even second Walberg s- big. But he's fake. He during fake everybody knows that. Right. So our world knows that there's like the celebrity like my Nina nuno's, Maria menounos, the Celtics I'd say Aflac Damon are Red Sox. Bon jovi's kind of patriots because of the bell. Check tie. I guess Simmons Bill Simmons is Celtics though. He's he's known as Celtics. He's a legit Celtic fan. I don't know. He did. I remember it went to Bruins game. I Trump for that. It's like his first time he up Stanley Cup. I don't know Dennis Leary for some reason sticks out to me as a Bruins fan. Yeah. He does like the voice overs for behind the b- to say, I'm trying to think what he Bolger. Boy, that's a huge. You're risking your freedom to go to game. You're a big fan. So I agree. Cross international borders as on the FBI's most wanted list went to. Donnie, Wahlberg huge. He goes every he goes to ton. That's legitimate. I see him there. Whenever I go. I don't know. It's tough. Now. I mean, we made on the Linders but McGregor toots. Bruins. I don't know. The Bruins would be Ralph macho guy that every time he goes down. Again, the show them on the screen. He was there is the got the show on the screen every time it's like an old guy with a beard and a hat. Guy. Yeah. They'll usually show. I mean, there are always like athletes on different teams there them. But no, there's not like a regular, you know, it's like. You know, it's like the third period. All of a sudden they show like the karate kid seen. You know? What's coming next? Yeah. When you think of that when you think of the number one for each sport like the Red Sox? I would have to say Aflac would be probably just because that jaylo picture like I haven't seen athletes Red Sox that guy drink water, but he's not he's like liberty. But I think of him when he. He hasn't been sitting in them. It's tough because I don't have always the main feed feed. We're overdue for a break. Cowardice? I do a double. We're gonna do. Nice whole double. We're live from Borelli's cooking with gas right now. We're good time. People are. Yeah. Chant five thirty. Braille is. Double. Good afternoon, folks, we are back welcome to bar schooling radio. Thank you all for tuning in its myself. And Tommy Dave is around imagine Hopi in here in a moment. I think earlier in the week he tees basically these three days Monday Tuesday Wednesday. It'd be the only three days really you're gonna get Dave probably the next two weeks. It was a luggage today. I'm useless a map Sali's, why would happen. Don't say that with that. I'm useless useless. I am. I didn't sleep. Sacramento Kings, bail out special last night. They. Blue. So I came in. I wasn't going to bet anything actually yesterday. Just wait for the tournament. Wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow's the big day the big dance in that. What is the guys named goes picks forgoes picks onto the boss? I had to block him on Twitter. I like him nice guy met with them. But you can't is a stew finer move. He DM me at ten AM ten AM yesterday jump on providence. That's the that was the DM. Hurry up get 'em providence. Like, my houses of the lines gonna move. You. Gotta be all over province. He never does that early sends picks late. I always norm. Never do the way. He did this the context caught my attention that providence providence money line smush never in the game loss by hundred came up. Kaka wallet was five and one yesterday. He says to me after a Mike pro Jimmy one pick. In one can block them. I won't be surprised we tried to call in. But like he's better off just not talking. He's dead to me. And it was whatever study if you're going to have to win. That's just a fact. I then are looking at the board. I'm like, oh, I love all the favorites in the IT there at home. I think they're not. I think they'll be motivated. They all lost all so bailout special late night, Sacramento Kings, kind of Indiana Pacers of a more that kings had him every which way they blew a thirty point lead in the fourth quarter eight thirty point lead in fourth quarter. They were at home. I think I haven't done the research physics. I have to imagine is the biggest regular season home collapse in the history of the NBA. I saw it was the nets biggest comeback in franchise history team at home in the NBA has blown that big of a lead in the fourth quarter. What I went to bed. Were you watching it? Nope. Because he's taking winter winter you're up thirty in the fourth quarter. You think you probably have it woke up looked at my phone sort out of the corner. My I as I what is that. Like that was literally my what is that in? I looked like they lost. Then I just I was stunned in at that point sleep was no longer in play for me. So I'm very tired. Yikes. That that happened than the other one the black the black one, I will say there are a lot of people on Twitter embarrassed for you for not saying that this hat is these hats, all of them are just fire. So Barras for me feel bearish for Dave having that take on those hats everywhere else. It's all thought they were just listen nobody wants to move merch more than I do. So I would just say what I like the black one more. I I actually love this gambling sweater line that we just unveiled. Oh, yeah. Veiled that is. So Dan, and I I have a slogan because it's so stressful. Get caught up. So we started last time with like I had a play deep because doing all unders like play defense. He had like kick it out reset. But we're going more. It's like stay calm like lots of game left and a whole line of like everyone. Therapeutic line is really what it? Yeah. Like everybody eventually dies anyway. So. Is true. When you look at that way, you just lost money. It's only money like people their health. So like that could have been one at least you have your health. So they're all these white hoodies with black lettering, and we didn't put much thought into it. It's like, hey, spider run out and get us these sweatshirts. So we can wear them. We're getting more hit music. We should just sell these for the fuck of it. But it all Nestle looks like things that hips like Brooklyn hipsters would wear. Stay positive. Yeah. It's definitely gonna be very basic. But kind of cool look, and somehow it'd be great. If these got into the pipeline of those those hipsters bottom, not ironically, or whatever you want. Yeah. The. What is? The failing upwards guys would wear those in some like park while the final four was going on not knowing that they're gambling sweatshirt. Definitely. Yeah. That's that's what you need to get into you need to plug them into that world. Those might take off just like one of them was just stay calm. Just like you have to everybody eventually dies. Anyway, very hipster thing. Just live baby. Right. What are you getting so mad? Everyone dies everyone eventually dies. Anyway. That's what it is everybody eventually dies. Anyway. Yeah. The sun will come out tomorrow. And that's true. The sun will come out. Like, no matter how bad last night was guess what? Guys, son came out today. I'm still here. We're all still here. So in the moment, it's like the worst thing. I thought you'd be in good shape because you double winner the island game double winner at the islander game triple winner in Belmont. I was like doing the board. But. Where I got killed was providence. In all the games lost. And those MBA I the NBA games. I lost all uniquely tragic last night. The Sixers lost to Charlotte, Charlotte thought Sixers will come out slow after that huge winning Milwaukee. Jeremy lamb just missed a wide open layup and the game just wide open. Just an MBA guy. Never as the best. They're the best. He just wide open. Layup. Should have college doesn't have. Nope in. Now was a finger roll. Well, he didn't use backboard. But it's still easy shot. Indiana Pacers plus five and a half. The ball eight seconds left inbounding in the NBA one hundred one hundred times as either shooting foul shooting missing. It's over what I didn't plan on broad Don of it. She says he just he fell down. And he threw the natural biorhythms of the play. He he slipped in the ball just rolled away from him into a scrum and scrum in sued for this loose ball with like two seconds left. And the clipper guy picked it up and the NFL are just put them in a pair hook, and there were left Aref literally no chance of but to call foul like one second left, and they hit one one of the two free. Throws pushed it from five to six five and a half tragic. I mean, he just fell down. I was watching the play unfold right one. Because there was no way to lose. If he missed it the game. If the ball went in no matter what it was going to be shot with no time. He just fell down. What is? Worse that URL loss providence like one where you just never had a chance or one. That's though is much worse to win those coin flips. I'd rather get. Demolish providence has got demolished goes PEX worse pick I've ever seen. But he was five and one on the night. So I should feel better about that. But you gave me one pick goes pick. And you gave it to me at ten AM like screaming at me to get it. I don't know why it goes pick better info than like use your head. Dave toneless goes back kind of bizarre for him. Like if he's if he's going to hang his hat on going five and one and whatnot. Just give you one pick. All right. Give all of them and play your percentages. And you also can't be like was five one. Like, I don't care goes back. You gave me one pick your best peg. How going into tomorrow raid time, he goes going excited emotional tired shaft up you need a big night sleep tonight. I do I think that's gonna be those pardon me. I was gonna skip out. But I know it's my last. I'm that tired. I am that tired and you need to be ready to rock all cylinders tomorrow. All cylinder. What time you guys going over there around eleven or sleeping over? Wow. All right. Well, tomorrow big day. We what's the lives does their livestream schedule. We've kind of winging it. I just got a bunch of graphic sent to me that made me kinda laugh it's like good because they've so bad. It's like me is like the same. Adam. Yeah. That's good. Is that a legal? Can we do that can't be legal? It's nice to be legal for a little bit. Tommy you excited to sleep over at the sports book. Tommy should be equally as nervous excited apprehensive. As I am because he's been saying, well, it's only the tournament in which I do it even though I feel like we're betting all sort. Yeah. That lasts bought brought back from the dead at the final four is an MBA game. Right. No. I know. No more excuses tomorrow. I'm gonna wear a suit. You're not wearing a suit write your own the gambling because it would be like a long day to being the suit there. But maybe I should I don't know. That's what we did last year some bringing it back same suit. I wore last year. No more excuses. Just pure confidence brain homeowners for Friday, another special thing lined up. I'm ready. I'm ready to win. Yeah. You have been hanging your hat on whenever you get chirp for Dave losing. And you just bringing. No, yeah. I mean, that's just that's just a way of life. Things though is tough. Like, I. Hate excuses. But we lose in tough tough place to be a huge day. Tomorrow is just a huge day or you're going more big game hunting, right? I'm gonna try to. But that makes me almost sick just thinking about it. Like, you have to have a certain type of constitution ago. Pig. Aim hunt. Tell you shoot a couple of zeros, and you miss the elephant, you're out Aero's elephants. Tom you to death great analogy. No. I mean, that's exactly what could have and out of out of the gate. I mean day one to you got to if you're going big game hunting. It's killer bee killed quickly which which changes things for the rest of the hunt. Imagine sitting there during the hunt, and I'm out, but do you think it's harder to that's that's going to be the fastest way to get out of the whole. All right because otherwise, it's the fastest this doing. I'm doing Anka do it bent in every game thousand would promise. I don't really like anything that much. Are you off the unders no I would never be off the under? You would never would you ever do that for big game hunt? I don't have enough money Davey under for one. Nobody because I have no idea. What unders- good? Gotcha. You just have to run the board. Otherwise, almost seems like the more. I like an over the better the unders. Magic livestream just turned into right after the first hour Dave's a mauled body in the corner for the rest of the time. I would actually out of money in our which would be shipped on a money outta request a lion to come in and claw me to death. A livestream to get back. My money. I'm going to be gambling tomorrow. I wasn't gambling last week last year ahead, my eleven dollar pets going. It doesn't really matter. If Davor on the same side or not because I'm gonna refers anyway, but at least I'll have some action on the board and maybe do thirty forty dollar bets. Now that I'm gonna full-time salaries opposed to intern salary. So we're pulling out all the stops tomorrow the winning streak begins. So this is big tweeting. The kings were eight games back last night, very little motivation. They're up thirty in the fourth quarter. What do you need issues need to play basket? You just to show up. I get five fucking idiots from here and not blow a thirty point lead in the NBA in that is. We have confirms the big I can't think of how a home team. Well, I I know maybe there's like the chip Jordan's bulls playing like the worst league. But this is like two teams. It was a two point spread the house. The home team blow thirty point lead twenty seven twenty. Let's say the six this entrance looks. It's true aren't at those thinkers, so bad. Now, we're the LTM iphone doesn't even work. Like, I don't know how that could even be affected by the WI fi. I don't know. I know it is crazy. I'm the same. You could try to talk to Pete about a good luck with that. Of course had the game last night. I don't know how much we you wanna touch on a ton. But we have to mention that Frankie got his teeth kicked in at the Cali. Frank thought let's go Bruins chance of Kali chance. Hurt me to my core. But I said this last night, I got way too cocky, bringing bar so to three straight calcium games. I brought parcel to the opening game. It was one of the biggest successes of my life. Brought them to Toronto game which was the biggest success in my life. That was best night in my life. And then I tried to roll the. Days. And I went to third time. I mean, just took a huge L. It was due for one. I was due for now. There's no way there's no situation, which I take Barcelo Dave and all these people to the calcium just walk away with three victories. Yeah. I mean, you would rather have it as well. I think you have to be feeling better. They got blown out rather than they gave it their best and couldn't beat the Bruins. Yeah. It wasn't even close. I mean, the first minute I shot game over I asked you this earlier. But who was the most annoying Bruin fan? Grenell? Iw was within the first minute granola was slapped me in the head and putting his arms all over me. And tell me like I was a loser and shit like where the hell the Grenell. Come from. Yeah. That always bothers me Grenell. He's he's an annoying. He tried to. I will say he tried to early on comparative selves to Gaz how I feel. Yeah. Oh, oh, stir the pot. I couldn't tell you try to stir the Potter say he was gonna he was going to take over Gaz crown the king of your something that we talked about that in the radio, no radio or we talked about the birthday week. We talked about the birthday week too. But yeah, but yeah, Grenell. He did he you know, he goes kind of quiet one of our buddies. And then he was just all in your face. Right. The whole night just the entire. I'm literally starting to get a little bit of a sore throat. That's about sign tanking take an emergency. And you got I think I'd take an emergency and get outta here. That's gonna go. Take one of those pills, I'm knocking to get out of here. But I do have those thick pills joke on I just think sleep. All right. The man. No, I'm not leaving. I'll at least through the hour. But but Dave, and I need some sleep. I knew it yesterday. When that. That's where I come up with those sweatshirt ideas, by the way, like at four AM when I'm just sitting there. Dave, it's only money you still got more than everybody else. Like. See put that switch it still got more than everybody else. Also shut outs off-line Zimbabwe line. Yes. Retards just shirt. Bob shirt. Yes. Parcells first ever African Bachelart is almost too good looking to charity shirt like I feel guilty buying it. Because it's like I'm buying it not to support this tragedy. But it's just an awesome shirt. I asked I tweeted house like a mile out to say that the shirt is fire tragedy was I guess like if it was a wildfire, you probably yeah. Good-looking that I have actually once this tragedy. We've raised as much as we can to support the cause and hopefully everyone buys a shirt because it's a horrific causing crazy like lack of attention to it. Like, I don't even know this happened is I didn't work here. Believe it or not. But we're going to release the wine. He's going to go. This is after we've exhausted as much as we can to raise as much money for this for the natural disaster out there after that, we're gonna do our first ever African line pies. I will say based upon this shirt. This is the first this is the most must have t shirt, I think I've ever seen from barstool you feel guilty because you want it not zaas leading with this. Then we're crazy. Not to just go had a couple of other patterns. That's where we're going to sign a hold tribal pattern for you. He's he's into it. Which is obviously want we're gonna wait till everyone is bought this shirts can raise the much money as possible. But watch out we got all sorts lines. We get the gambling line launched. We got Africa Biza is going to be launched. We have the there. It is having it Africa. Is Africa scroll through store part might take four play. We got some bosses Africa is definitely being like this later like void like Africa by south. We had the tricks in the office logo was fucking awesome. I saw that fire. I was like who's what is that? I asked din yellow, I didn't even know what it wasn't like a cool sweatshirt. What is she like chicks in the office? Call her daddy's. Always we are like suddenly the cool guys. Yeah. We are tell you. That's a good idea. Dave's gonna get a pill or going to break checkout. Go get yourself. One of these one of these shirts. All the proceeds all the net. Proceeds are going to the relief from cyclone idea is that how you. Day is that is that how you pronounce it? The cyclone the cyclone the cyclone the terrible, national herb natural disaster that hit Africa. So get share again. It's one of the most amazing shirts. I've ever seen Africa is all I will follow. Once we have exhausted all possible money that we can raise to help out in the relief effort. We're gonna go to break barstool radio. Hopefully, Dave gets himself a little bit better can finish out the hour may finish out the show myself and Tommy Dave radio. We will be back. All sports will be relocating to Manhattan, we want to take it to the world. But we're trying to take the site crank. It. Conquered thing internet. What an Borse tool takes over the Sirius XM Airways. Real things club the scumbag Q American again shelter. Filter. The dick traverse I here. I believe we're funnier smarter better than everybody else. Who's healing are stick on the internet by the comet for the common, man. Each. Good afternoon, folks. We're back. Welcome back to barstool radio March madness Thursday the first Thursday March man, it's always one of the best days of the year. One of the best sports days of the year, and it has delivered. There is just drama all over the place. We've got myself and smitty right now, the officers shit show, partial sports in total is a shit show. Dave big cat. That crew is of course, the fan duel sportsbook being shout out to our guys fan. Do we love vandal there at the casino gambling from what I've seen it been getting their absolute asses, kicked Cass apps. Hey, I and if anybody wants a nice little tip on how to win today. just say, Dave, it's pretty much. All you gotta do unfortunately life. And I'm rooting for Dave. I'm root for his not ruined harder for them. Not because I wanna see millionaires make more millions. But when Dave's happy and usually now that has to do around his financial success, solely everybody's happy around here when days miserable. Everybody's miserable around here. Why? Because Dave makes it that way. So I'm rooting for Dave to be as happy as a clam outta fan tomorrow. And it's not looking good right now. You know, they say happy wife happy life absolute for us bar sports that same exact thing. Just applies today when things are going well for Dave Portnoy, all of our lives are better. He's happier. He's happier. Boss and everybody understands that also he if he walks out a fan duel, someway, somehow with the million dollars in cash, we can go into his office on money and ask for it. Whatever we want. Oh, you want to Cousy? Okay, about why not approve you won't five thousand dollars to do this. Yes. Sure. If you walks out negative million dollars. There's gonna be someone. Are you going office? And yes, right. And he's dragging on radio collar and air you out and scream at you make your life miserable. So we're rooting for Dave. There's no doubt about it. Now, we've we spent almost all show yesterday sort of preparing for today talking about today what to expect Dave was a noodle as he likes to stay yesterday during during radio pretty much during the hold eggs he sleep because of how bad his Sacramento Kings loss was the night before. So he did also said very clearly gambling woman. You cannot get away from. So you're really waking up. You really looking once the game started at noon, you're you're browsing through really hoping to see some good stuff. I mean, it's so bad. Tommy got kicked out. Tommy smokes. Our buddy are Tommy smokes on his way. Here. We've also got John fodder. Berg is going to be an few minutes. They're doing the rundown because like I mentioned the offices such a shit show. They got people everywhere. Trying to do this try to do that. So we will have a couple more bodies. If anybody didn't notice or you're not up to speed Tommy cut his teeth for a couple of years. And then really exploded this time last year. He was on the call for the March madness for all the live. Streams Dave got hot lucky, John Dave made and clover to his house a couple of different nights for when he gambled and Tommy's really hung his hat on the fact that when he's around Dave wind Tommy's Dave's little on the spectrum rabbit's foot. You know, I I hate to bash him until he's here, then we'll bash them to his face. However, we do have to relay information that information is that Tommy's luck was so bad today that Dave kicked him out kick them off of the livestream. I got a text from Frankie, and I haven't watched every minute of a livestream. I don't know how much of this was caught on how much wasn't what? Frank Riggs Tommy got booted from the sports book. He's coming back for radio. Dave called him an ice cold used come rag and told him to leave a building brutal. That's brutal. That's bad a day as you can have when you're Tommy. And he has been doing the excuse train for months. Whenever Dave loses Tommy's there. He says look my good. My good, Mojo. My good juju. It comes to remark madness. March madness hits I'm gonna have my suit on I'm going to be doing the call. We're going to be winning don't worry. And then he had what I just read to you. That quote was delivered to Tommy kicked out of the sports book. So our guy Tommy, I feel you know, feel bad. I feel bad for him. I love Tommy. But he hitched his way wedding on being the good luck charm. And unfortunately when it comes to gambling who's the biggest winner of all time Sam Rothstein in casino. That's like the only winning gambler. I can think of other than the great stew finer in which God knows what you're looking at when you look at his books. Yeah. I don't you know, how does do fire. Cooked. He's such a shock factor guy. Even know what his Pixar. How does I know they really the only real knowledge I have of house to fight or does was like three weeks into and they were doing advisers, and he was like two and thirty. He's made a living off it. So I guess he's doing something. Right Stu like week. I wanna say six this year came in and was going around to everyone's desk, and he had like a big plastic bag with them. And he just comes up to like, smitty. Do you want some weed or he's like do you smoke? And I was like, yeah. You know, Toko here, and they're like occasionally, not like, you know, some sort of hippie wherever you're thinking, Stu he's like, oh, I guess we'd do you want some Sherman? He reaches into this garbage bag picks out a handful of weed and just put it on my desk. You have like forty pounds worth the Weeden garbage bag pile of we just pile. We'd we do it, man. What thank you. But what do you do not in like, some sort of new garbage, Anais fashion? Yes. That's great. That's why that's why you can man. I'm looking at this. I mean all business Pete with an all time Dave Benue hunting. And you know, how genuine it is. Because Pete doesn't laugh never. He can't fake a laugh now, it doesn't correct not capable of fake laughing exiling that is the only human traits. I've ever seen at a p today during that clip. And that's that's sinister motherfucker Pete is genuine as they come all of his reactions. You know, he's the dry all business Pete. Everybody knows beat at this point him just covering his mouth because he's laughing when Dave loses thirty thousand dollars. He's a big game hunter now on LSU, minus six and a half. I mean this big game hunting. I love it. But he basically went on safari and ended up being stampeded like new Fossa. There's really no other way around right now. It's not that. He's losing these games. It's how LSU was up covering the entire LSU up eighteen points in the second Yale hits four threes in the final minute to back door. Cover. Tommy, of course, like I said sent home I'm excited to get him here. Hear his perspective. He. I guess he doesn't have to sleep over there tonight. Which is maybe a good thing. But also. I wanna east twenty three years old. It was like a it was exactly what you said. It's a sleepover him. It's not business. Use afford to build a fort. Yeah. I mean, build a fork sounds great amazing. I would love to build a four Lutely sleep at the sports book. I was even maybe maybe this week and I'll just go to the fan casino casino longtime longtime the sports book. It's not a casino. There's but it yes. Correct. Sports books somewhere where I can sit in their place, bats. And it's it's kosher great time. That's what I'm looking very everyone went to Atlantic city's many as what Memorial Day ago. We did good. We ran hot. Oh, we had an awesome starts absolutely hot a few times at a casino or I can say that like from gained. And I just didn't also we played like geniuses. We played like v most conservative not like most conservative. But like we left at the right time. We picked up we are happy with our wins. I've always said like whenever you get my my general rule and everybody always breaks this. I break this myself. My general rule when you're gambling was that when you're winning big, whatever you're like peak is or whatever you you get to whatever your peak is when you drop. Down to about seventy to eighty percent of that peak. That's when you leave you can never leave at the top. Because then you're like my leaving money on table. I'm on a heater. Nobody fucking leaves in the middle heater. That's a possible. However, if you're up five thousand dollars, and then you get down to four thousand or somewhere around there. That's like perfect time to leave. I think exactly, but you have to be up I which very rarely very rarely happens to me to get to that point. And I did that weekend. And we had lunch hooters. We were. City baby down to good old Avalon. I'd never been down there before I decided to spend Memorial Day weekend with the Smiths and smitty crew from Philly down there for on the down the shore down the shore for that weekend. And we were like, hey, why don't we hit on Thursday night? Why don't we just hit Atlantic City? Couple of gambling guys. That was when we were betting every fucking night. We would bet play cornhole all the time like five hundred dollars a game that we didn't have. And and man, we swap anybody who has the story we stop by Atlantic City on the way we went in. We were up what like your grand or two each which was which was awesome decided to treat ourselves to a huge lunch slash dinner. At hooters, just a couple of guys went back to the tables just crushed retrieving jacket cokes. Atlantic City that place the places interesting. If anybody I kind of like it landed city, I liked it. So grimy I liked that. Nobody's there. Yeah. It depends. Where you if you have the gotta I would say that's more closer to Vegas than anything else there. But if you're the wild wild west casino and are playing dollar blackjack hands who people that have no idea how to deal blackjack and they're playing beer pong for five bucks up. Yeah. Sure. Legitimately legitimately weird place. Atlantic City is I can't. Yeah. I don't know. I can't get a vibe. I guess I've never really spent more than one night there. Yeah. It's wonderful just passing through. It's been more than one day there. It's trash, but you know, sometimes treasures in the treasure people people accept that many, quote that is trash turns into treasure a couple other little storyline. That's that's developing. I was talking with our boy Nate Dogg right before we came on. He broke this news about RG three. He's got sources now he's all pissed at rap sheet because rap sheet started tweeting about it like a Cup. Hours after Nate wrote the blog revealing that, you know, his sources have our three he's close to signing. He's got the details. He's tweet. He's tweeting amount. He blogs out doesn't get credit from rap from Rappaport within the last half hour. Eight started tweeting about this stuff. I was just talking to him. He's all fired up like Nate Naty sources deep in the breaking news game. Nate Nate was so happy when he got the text that he ran over and like showcase Marco when you even showed me. Wow. That that's you get you got the backup quarterback game on lockdown. Kid. Good for you. That's just genuine happiness. I mean, if you're in that game, and you get that kind of news. It's gotta feel good. I mean, I think that's kind of the crack cocaine of being in that game being in the in the breaking news game. So good for Nate Dogg. I would like to let look to the break. We're gonna take a bunch of calls as well. Eight three three eight five stored like to hear from Nate Dogg of south. Because like I said he was fired up. He's out there. Breaking news getting into it with with the with the top, upper echelon. He's also. Drinking which helps. Surely. Kick them in you baby extra. We're going to break barstool radio common radio. We'll be back. A lot of calls eight three three eight five stool, I'm gonna wait probably later to go through most of them once they once they kind of stack up here. But I do gotta get to Nick because the capture that they wrote on there is very funny. So Nick what's going on? What's going on guys? Look, I don't think Tommy should be such a fucking pushover bitch. He should've turned around. He should've said today. Look do you ever believed in me? Now is the time double down for fucking sixty grand Tommy puts that fucking microphone on and the damn game of his life. That would make some goddamn content right there. Let me tell you. But you know, what? No Kami fucking ran out. The middle of a call or just called you a pushover bits for leaving. Yes. He did. Hey, Tommy, what's up pal? What's up Gak? How are you? I've been better. Okay. Been worse. Nice suit even worse. When have you been worse zero chance you've been worse death in the family? If you really wanna go, but I do look at in the suit. Yeah. I still off pink. Well. What was the question? How are you? Not good. Not great. But. You know, you're come right? Many. You know, we there was no luck tonight. I've no excuse me. You think you're gonna like like in your apology? You said I'll be better next time. Do you think you're gonna get another shot? I feel like you've been I've been exiled a few times. Now, we'll know this was the official XL always cameras. Now, the first time you've been called the comeback, and right, but that was yeah. No. I mean, if if I'll be prepared if there is another if there is another call ice cold used come rag and told him to leave the building. Yeah. Yeah. That did happen. There's no denying that that happened. You also released a statement saying that you would have no further comment at this time. The. I mean tell you, but we're on radio now. So we're gonna have no you need to comment. That's actually the whole point of the show. So tell me what what happened walk us through your day a little bit. You know, you you wake up this morning. I felt lucky felt good. Okay. Took a long I took like two hours to get there. Okay. Interesting rain the late on time on time. Good L drug dealer over whatever we'll sedan. Driver was nice. I felt bad. He was going to watch his father in law later that day who is suffering from dementia. Oh, no. That's riley. Having me him taking all the way to New Jersey sort of cutting into his time. It could get their first father in law anyway got to fan started off good, Minnesota one. Minnesota won the first half LSU cover the first half that was up one unit. Minnesota then covered under hit today was up one unit heading into the LSU yell. LSU was embarrassing all game. If the end of the game, minus six and a half was the line yelled to the bunch of threes. LSU missed the free throw or two and they didn't cover I was told to leave which is fair. So I left I peed. I came back came back there. And it was like that goes, I he did say, it's not your fault. He was like looking at me new. I look at it was kind of like, it's not your fault. But there's no there's no lock like you can go back to radio. And so I did and big cat is now texting being like you should come back after radio tiny should come back. Hi. Like, I don't know. I think you need to go back. Nick nail. That yet. He said Tommy's go back in there. And he's a turnaround. He'd say, Dave, I got this. Call the game. I live put X amount of money on this. Let's do that areas that thought. Cars at sixty K. If you go in there and demand down sixty K there's so much more to lose from that than there is a game. I disagree. I don't know. What happens? What happens when spider becomes as little Fordham? I mean, they lost. I bet. That's there was therefore. Thirty day. Yeah. But you were there for the pretty much of it. Yeah. But they post clearly like following it a little nervous about that. I can I can tell now I'm not totally. Yeah. We'll say maybe. We'll see maybe I'll go back. I'll see how they do the rest of the night. I don't wanna show up if they're on a hot streak, and then have it. Go south. Show up you show, they're down and out and it's destitute. Maybe I'll I'll go back and get rubbed the. Yes figuratively. But also. Whatever you rub the genie or whatever. And you see if there's anything. Now, you meant literally I did it worked literally as well. But I meant figuratively. You just sound pretty dejected. You know, just in general, if you go back, you cannot go back with your tail between your legs and had out here up you need to go back with a lot of fire. You need to have some possess. Something needs to go. But you need to go up back zone, your shoulders or something. Yeah. No. I have if I go back. I know. I know what I would do if I were to go back. But it's a question of will. I go back. I don't wanna go back. And then they'd be like say go back again, there would be a waste of three hours. That's that's that's a big waste. But I mean think about late the investment that time for the rest of your year. Just like staying in Dave good graces, I don't agree that it's a waste of time. At least you showed him that you are invested in him. If you're vested, but I'm also just obeying what just doing what I'm told. Yeah. But you care so much. Tommy that you want to be there. I do. But is there any worry about this new this new young kid he's bringing in? No, I'm pretty out of the loop on that. Okay. Just I've never seen. Dave like so excited around some young whippersnapper. I mean, it's just you know, we always say there's there's a new young kid added. Frank, Frankie knows Frank gone. Frankie was watched out for you. If if you being called a us come rag the day after an eighteen year old had a meeting that was just giddy about and was like, I mean that meeting ended tape hang come back. Let me give you my personal information. I don't even know what that means. But I don't either. Anybody? Here has Dave Purcell. Yeah. Having his social security like it was personal information number who says who's this? My let me give you my number as my personal information. But I mean, Dave, he was really I think that kids sitting out there. I think he's hired. I believe he's watching the game right now. Get my chance he gets a call and says the jersey I need you. Power to them. If he does I hope they went. Not sure. The biggest lie you've ever I'm still I hope Dave wins his bets for the rest of the day. Just come right chatter right now. Right. Even if that means you are deeper in the Cymru game. Right. I don't think that puts me deeper in the comer I game it does. He win. He's winning with somebody else, you're becoming harder and harder. Now, I think rose if I up hard little come rag on the floor disagree. Tommy him winning put them in a better mood. Tommy. But, but you're you're just going to be forgotten about you're going to be the come rag onto the bed that balmy fines, like six months later. Nass. What is this? This is like you claim in this when smitty tried to claim that he's rooting for false that he really wants. There's nobody there now Dave is like there's no new me their quota. All. Is not they're fucking rumor here. There could be a. Dressed exactly the same today. He's in this picture. And I think he's in blue pants sit in front of that TV right out there that kids just waiting for the call look. It's a circle you, you know, you it's not a circle. To not be a circle you can go take the bull by the horns. But you're not and you just left. I'm not gonna go back already know, you know, I agree with your plan to see how if he's doing. Well, without you, let it let it fly. But if they're doing back to get back there before he tries to find another good, look try. It's it's only people here. It's people there too. There could be a bum. Taking a piss out side. Dave walks out. He gives them a quick glance. All of a sudden Dave's up forty grand. He's going to get that bomb and pretty soon next week he'd be post and borstal radio. We'll see I don't want to host the bum. Tommy, saying, you might just get, you know, I'm not worried, you know, I'm not where people try. I'm not worried about like getting fired. Like, I I like something guys word environments know, I had my last March was justic run as a good luck charm allowed me to have other opportunities. I would like to still continue being a good luck charm, but it's out of my. Tommy, this has come rag chatter you need to leave on your own firms. If you're gonna leave. All right. You cannot be blown out like this you need to go back you need to stamp your foot. He needs to tempt to get back on top. And I will maybe do that depending on how the rest of their what if they wake up and you've cooked breakfast. You got coffee's ready for everybody. You know, something like that need to have a plan. There are possible plans. I have. But again, if they win the rest of the day up at the end of the day, I'm not showing up tomorrow because I do think that's fair. Brush wanna make sure you have a plan. I have plans potential plans depending on how the rest of the day plays the rest of the day like games are going on nine forty tonight. Yeah. So I would go tomorrow. See that. That's just the lack of initiative that really bothers me like you should be on the spot legitimately be back on the trail. I understand that. But it's about showing the effort at least to get back there. I'm going to show the effort, but if it takes an hour and a half to get there. I could leave tonight at seven o'clock they could be losing by the time. My Uber ride is over say could be winning. And I'm just worried about wasting your time gives a shit. You're not worry about wasting my time. It's just that. What am I going to do if I get there? And they're still wondering fucking hang around. Go back. Go back the other room. There's a place. I was all anybody know you're there. I was just going to have to sleep. I would I'll see today goes. You're just going to pass you ever seen Lord of the rings? No. In Lord of the rings photo bag in San wise, Ganji K, they're going. They're trying to take care of the ring of power Frodo gets consumed by the ring at one point is best, buddy. Sam wise. He kicks him out. He says leave get the hell outta here. They have a little bit of a falling out. Instead of just obeying that he stayed by. And let them know he stay by eventually later on when frozen horrible trouble about to be killed by spider. Sam wise comes out of the clouds saves his life. He says, I'm so sorry. Thank you so much for believing in me and trust me and not listening. When I told you to go away forever. Because I didn't really mean in my heart point. Is you need to be around you need to be there to be available for we need you when you're here. And you're like, oh, we'll Uber this or that come up. That's the biggest hurdle. I am going to go right now. I'm he said, go back and do. So I went back. I did radio. I will see how things go. And if I feel like I'm needed, and I can make dramatic re entrance. I will do that at six oh to if he's pushing anything less than up you need to go back. All right. We're overdue for a break. Tommy out know, we're rooting for rooting for you root for Dave. They've happy. We're all happier lives. Good all that good stuff. So we're rooting for you. We have Tommy in the house who was called a a useless. I think coal is cold cover out pulled the leave and kicked out of the sports book. So we're talking to him interviewing him having followed him. It's far radio. It's column radio. Hopefully, pick up the pace here. We get a little more excitement going hopefully people start winning bets. That'd be nice. You'll see stay with us do three eight five stool takes calls. All right. Final segment of the show big day for time. He smokes, I mean. Terrible. Just for horrible one really couldn't have gone much worse up to this point. Tommy that photo of you in the morning of a lot of good luck today and your suit all giddy. I was how much how much blame do you put on the fact that they've lost his wallet? We've found it. Because he lost it. You know? Yeah. No. I didn't. I honestly didn't know he found it. So yeah, I guess lead with either. Yeah. That's fair. Let's go to Bob, Bob. What's going on? Was rigs they doing. Radio my radio down. Yup. Not on here myself. So it's. The vice. All right. Tommy, I think you I think you really just take the opportunity to feed off the disrespect. You got from Dave today and you start whether you wanna call it team, Tommy smokes or team vape. God. I'm sorry to stop. But I just got a text from David just said come back. It is often special. Wow. So I will. Oh, good girlfriend. Just call the up, and you're like, she's a baby, you know, what I want you back. Smile. Gravelly? We made a mix tape baby. I just got that come on over. Let's watch a movie. No, it's it's nice to hear that. So once we finish or try just go. Now, I gotta go. Now back to your still sitting boys. Says I won't because I'll be at fan dole winning back all of. Picker up at parade her around like the que- that she. Good for you. The moment. Fuck in her. I didn't wanna tell us it for Tommy. But like day's gonna text them before he gets there being like never mind because heated in Dave wanted that reveal on once he finds out that the reveal has already been made, basically, Matt. What what's he finds out that Tommy's announced that he's going back bay is gonna be mad? They've wanted to be part of that reveal. It's a really good point. Yeah. It is gonna be really. Oh, no. What's more degrading than come rag that we can call him tomorrow? Really? I'll know if there is much, but I will say that. I just it's almost unfathomable. It's almost impossible to fathom this ins well. There's there was no way. Once that happened that happened. There's nothing. There's nothing good that can come visit anymore. It's, but I'll say this to like people call in it fun to listen to the callers, but everyone has such a bad idea on how to handle every everyone who hasn't spent time with Dave has just no idea how to him. What do you think is the proper way to handle, Dave? I think I think you, and I do it pretty well, ignore basically. Yeah. For the most part, right? Just it's like an you have to let any of his punches or liquid everyone to call them. Just roll right off. You are never going to win funding back because he will try to end you if he doesn't he will keep going into. He does I learned from fights. I think I learned from you you learned from Kevin. No because Kevin goes out. I guess I learned just from being in the office in learning. I learned from all the other younger people. I was in the office with. Oh, Tommy has walked back into my laptop. I have text from Dave. Dave Portnoy does come back does conversation. When I go to my phone. It's not there. So second where I was like did I lose getting a text message? But I mean. Comeback five fifty one. I mean, it's not on your phone. I get I messages like later like it's from internet sucks. Yeah. Yeah. I mean now you're in real no-man's-land. Tough spot you announce it on the radio, and then it's not true. What if that's one of those that came in from like seven months ago, or did you come back that would be an all time. Like, my MAC book having worked in so long. I get random text at all points. All the time. I don't know what's happening on my phone now. Buddy. There's yeah. No. We're rooting for you. But no, I just learned from all the other younger like when we were all kinda young there. I just really just watched other people interact with them and was like, that's that's not working, and that's not worth, it's exhausting. I learned from you fights because it was it was a it's against my personality to just kind of like, let things roll off me. Usually I kind of like fight back and get into it and like in terms of takes whatnot. Obviously, that's different. But when Dave might be actually upset about something or chirp me about this or that, I pretty much learned to kind of like just laugh let it roll off yet. And then everything's fine because because he's just trying to make continent of it. And if you're like, all right, there's no content and just like fucking their mind. It was that video Dave confronted all of us come into the office late like a month or two after we moved into the office, and he just hit with like fights. It's eleven thirty. And you're just walking in. What were you doing? You're just like nothing. Why are you late? You're like, I just kind of am. And then he was like all right, go your seat. All right. And that was it. Whereas I gave him that was when I came back with the check your fucking times, log I've learned significantly to shift. How I reacted. I guess maybe it was my gut the first time I that exact video is what happened to me million. Where Tom Zola was argued about getting his keys made and get new apartment and Davis freaking out. And then he asked me why are you late? And I said, I'm sorry. And he's like all right. To do. I also I've just learned in general mmg topic that with my mom his answer. Is he always says, I don't know. Or I forgot to go to I forgot, you know, the right thing to say, it's usually the hard thing. But not what you really want to say. But he's like, it's the right thing to say. And just say just say it's over speaking of it's over we're not next up high haters of the chaps Kate you have a great time. March madness good luck to everybody out there. I mean, we back. Good afternoon. Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for tuning in its barstool radio. We got a little common man radio action. It's one of those common man days of the entire year is this weekend. These two days these Thursdays and Fridays every year about is. You know, kind of I don't know what to call it boondoggle. But you're mailing it in your watch. And March madness all day every day, you're gambling your dick off a lot of people are just kind of reserving pretty much an entire gambling budget wherever you're gambling budget. Whatever your sports gambling budget is for the entire rest of the year. You pretty much put that aside for this week as well. And hopefully doing better than a lot of the guys that we've been following. I know Marty Moshe got kicked out of the livestream believe not that long ago. Tommy boy, Tommy has had a hell of a roller coaster since yesterday. So it's a good day. It's a great day. March madness got a lot of hot action Virginia's losing again. Last. I checked down by nine we're having a little debate in the other room. We've got Trent daddy in here for a few minutes. Yup. Trent daddy big win for you. Yeah. I wanted to come in for at least a second gloat about Iowa's win. We were underdogs against natty ten seed versus seven seed, nobody gave us a chance. And you know, we pulled it out, and I'm one win away from going to Las Vegas, which I'm very excited about we got probably played Tennessee. They're they're kind of beating up on Colgate right now. So the team that all play delivers for you. You know, they do the whole reason I'm sitting in the studio right now is because I will want to put game because they're all about fundamentals. He kept telling me throughout the game. I'm sitting there watching him. Sweating. I starts out terrible. They were down by a whole bunch. And it looked like he was going to get ugly early and Adam Smith keeps walking by and just saying fundamentals it's all about fundamentals, which I don't need to hear that when my team is getting killed. And then once they started a win near the end. I was like all right, maybe fundamentals are what one us this this basketball. Thank you. I will bask boy obvious. It's not Indiana by contributed to Hoosier basketball, Gene, Hackman four passes before you shoot hit the rock. There you go fundamentals. I would have a lot of white players. So that sort of I wasn't not me. Smitty got a little bit of my brother in. Yeah. Where you guys get you both get phrase, and you just kind of just the only thing you'll say over and over again, a really good example was golf triple year ago. My brother, and like we were to ban dunes and Oregon we'd caddies like we never get caddy. So having like caddies really cool and one of the first things that got caddy said on like the first green was like, yeah. You gotta really pay attention. Kyle brothers names. Kyle everything breaks a little bit towards the ocean. My brother for the rest of the fucking trap. No matter what. There could be severe slope clearly breaking away from the ocean. And he'd miss a buddy forgot it breaks towards the ocean. That's you. You with fundamentals nonstop. Bohannon who's been who's been great for the hawks. Most of the year. He shoots he'll go on these runs. Well, he'll shoot thirty five foot for three not a fundamentally sound thing to do he buried one. So he was in the back fundamentals. That's not a fundamental, but he made it. So I guess I'm hey, look trend. He squared up the shoulders. He bent, his knees. He followed through it's about fundamentals. I'm very happy with where we're at if it's fundamentals that got us there than great. I will say there were some people on the internet. I won't name any names. Maybe they're moguls of certain companies who are very mean to Iowa on the early going of them. I'll read some of their tweets right now. I is so bad Iowa has no manhood. I'd be embarrassed to be from Iowa very mean things said on the internet. You can talk slender on u-turn day. I'll be Dan you talk about Dallas Clark and Tim tweeden f s and George kill and George kill. And Reggie Reggie. Read those tweets are very mean spirited and hurt my mean-spirited about as me. I'd be embarrassed to be from Iowa. That's very mean thing to say. I've noticed that a certain mogul. He he does get sort of vicious during this time, very vicious thing. That's crazy us being very mean into money BUSTER selection. My name got drawn. I I walked up there. And I said I'm picking because that's where I'm from. I want them. And he said, I was sticks. They're terrible. We beat the brakes off of them in the big ten tournament, which that was true. And then today he bet them first half and the whole game. So I don't understand whose fault that. Is that feels like it's his? Yeah. He's also, you know, when you when you when you're in the position that Dave's in. I'm sure he just changes and flops wops all the time. And I mean when we were picking would we pick on Tuesday think that was when we picked when we're picking Dave is toria sleep horrific ambler. So if he says that teams horrible, I mean. Like Dave could hear something from a bum pissing across the street and bump could just be talking about Iowa that day, and it gets in the back of days mind, Dave. Well, then the irony say that I would agree with that. I'm walking down the street, and I see some fucking drunk bum like pissing themselves. Like, no he's over there. Like, I love Iowa. Okay. Okay. Okay. Well, let me tell you this. If if a intern here will come up and in passing would hear David here. The intern say oh Colgate. They're you know, they're underdogs here, but they shoot this percentage from three points. And you know, what they got a shot Dave might ninety here that or want to hear that. But it will stick with Dave in which like a day later. He'll be like Colgate. I think they got shot here. I don't know why. But I think they got a shot. That's the way Dave works. That's why you need to implant ideas in Dave's head to make him think. He thought of those ideas when you want to do something for your trying to implant continent. He is. Yes, you have to inception. Dave into thinking it was his own idea. Everybody knows everybody. Understood that and you know, the more success. Are here is dependent on how effective you are at this inception technique all that good stuff when it comes to gambling, China like inception. Or or if you mentioned anything gambling related, Dave? You're fucking idiot. Usually people realize that it's gotten so much to the point that I would actually I would like to make a an official statement. This is an official statement statement statement. Anybody who was the four resolutions? Now, this is just exe- statement. I wanted to and I plan to and for all intents and purposes, I did in my head text. Dave happy birthday today. However, I didn't actually text him. Because if for some reason, you know, he was winning last night when he went to sleep wakes up gets a text message from rigs, and he never gets then starts losing gambling. It could somehow be related to me. So my whole point was just not be on his radar at. All right. Any reason whatsoever. So you can't get blamed for anything. So I would like it to be on the record Dave than I mentally. I woke up I'm going to have you purchase a nice thing to do. But I didn't because I didn't want to be involved in any man. Who knows how the system works? Thank you. And also, I will say that the bring the full circle. That's why when I saw that he had bet on Iowa I was worried because now on his radar because I'm not on the basketball team. But I am from there. I'm the person he knows from Iowa. So I'm on the line there. But the irony is he. You bet Iowa first-half plus two that was a dud. He also bet Iowa game plus four and a half. And he bailed on early in the first half or in the second half because they were playing so horribly and he ended up winning like no money at all. Because he ended up bailing Iowa came storing back, and he would have won his bet. So it's a little ironic that he was shit on him in the first half. And then they he bailed on his full bet, and they completely off who had no balls, no conviction when it came to that came to Iowa, not I'm not I'm not going to say those words, but that's just what happened. I'm not, you know, I mean, I didn't say it in the in now that it's already happened is not affecting what happened right? He just had. He had an stuck his convictions with what he would have won a bunch more money a lot more money, others facts. Yep. It's really hard to dispute those facts bottom line, I will want. I'm happy. They're probably gonna play Tennessee in the second round that will be my game to potentially go to Vegas, which would be extremely excited about because I've been to Vegas one other time, and it was when I just turned twenty one years. And I was broke. And I went with a couple of buddies. It was really fun. But there's a couple of ways to do Vegas. That's one of them. And then going with Dave Portnoy and all those guys is much much different. And I want to experience that we're kind of Trent regent in Vegas. It like pub Trent on steroids or gas has been rooting for me the whole time he wants because I doc gases invites to go to get drinks going for beers or whatever everybody does. But I can't duck him if I'm all the way across the country. I'm in Vegas. I have to I'm gonna let loose if I get to go to Vegas. That's that's just the fact the first of all when you get the invite to go drink with gas or to go to a bar. You're not going to have a couple Cosmo's and sit there and have our sation. You are you usually do I'm saying like New York Manhattan, sit there. I don't know you have a little beer to go back and forth. Gaz you're getting a funnel, not even a beer funnel funnel and. Having to kill us shot right down your windpipe. Like he's trying to fill up a can against the last time. I went out with gas which was months ago because I have to I have to space them out because the hangover's that happen afterwards are biblical. But by eight o'clock, we were seventy kilos shots deep. And you're just like what about what is going on? Here's the problem gas gas. Yes. I love gas to actually go out and drink. I dunno seven Bud Light bottles with me over the course of two to three hours that would be an awesome time out very much. Enjoy that the problem is that gas has evolved Benjamin button style drinking where we've all gone the opposite way. Right. When you're twenty three twenty four first job out of school. You start to have a little bit of paycheck, not saving any money. But like you have some cash and your Bank account some cash flow. When you go out you're trying to get hammered. You're buying shots. You're going crazy. Then you evolve went to get around thirty thirty some odd years old you get into this. You know, you drink beers. Maybe get into fancier drinks. Maybe you're into like Manhattan's maybe you're into gray. How whatever you're into you get your drink your scotch, you kinda sip it here. Very happy going to bed pretty much before like midnight. Almost every time. We go out Gaz is the exact opposite. Now, he's gotten the last two years gotten worse and worse, it's more. He doesn't even start with a beer. He's just like you wanna shop. You should we talk about six o'clock. That's nice that he asks you. Want because when I get there. He just he just starts lining them up. And I'm looking at gas to the glass right now. He's like, yeah. It's a fun time going out guests. So if I going to Vegas if I o b to the play the next round I'm gonna I'm gonna let loose. I'm gonna go crazy because I think that will be very very fun experience that I want to want to go through. And I mean, how many times do you really get the chance or do most people get the chance to go to Vegas, basically as VIP? Here's your comes guests and rip it up and go full him. Oh got coming in. Trip is the best fucking trivial ever go on. It's the best trivial ever on. You. Can I can't go back to without going with Dave? Now, you get to go anywhere you want. Anytime you want with whoever you want wearing whatever hats all day. It's amazing. It's unbelievable trip. And you don't pay for thing. It's it's you can grab if you're into chicks. You can all girls will come into your table because they're just like push that way. It's a great system there, and there's certain people who reap the benefits most of that's and that that those people are who you become during this trip in that. Yeah. Dave like, I said, I did it when I was twenty one I had no money. Gambled. It all away. And then it was just like, oh, I'm broke college. This isn't this fun. I I want to experience the flip side of that. Which is which is Dave point. I've been there before my buddies and either have a little convenient mart the street, and we went in and bought a twelve pack of bud lights, and then we took four each or three dollars three three each and we walked up. On the strip until we finished off. And then went into the cheapest we could five it was awesome. We had a blast. This is the exact opposite of. I to do it went to like pure wake at Caesar's like ten years ago settling for three and a half hours. Got in for like, fifteen minutes a rebel block for twenty five dollars. I was like out of money. L? But I was like Vegas is awesome. My brother type brought a flask and a bottle of of. I think it was whiskey and they give you soda for free. So he would go to the soda machine. Get a half a Cup of coke, and then pours, whiskey there and just drank whiskey cokes trip. He's like how much money you spend house gamble. The minimum of the table. I probably spent a couple hundred bucks Jesus Christ. So you can do it that way. This is the exact opposite of that. And like you said, I mean, there's really there's hot chicks everywhere of your chicks top of the line booze. His just seems like a great see cousins I was saying I mean, he was there. And he was my first time in Vegas, and he's he was pretty new and in in that crew. And all that. And just was like, dude, I've never even experienced said, he couldn't even believe that. There was a slot machine. When you got off the airplane, and then the trip really picked up. Shit. It's all went from getting excited about running water to being on the fucking first class state that that's true. The running water. So. A little bit of shot there guys while we got junior speaking shots. I mean, there's a lot of talk about like my tequila shit. I don't know. I don't understand the narratives really what is what is the quite porno going nuts on Monday. 'cause I went away for Saint Patrick's Day called it my birthday week. Then I was in Nashville, and I was in Chicago. But documentary when I say that whenever you and I go out. It's there was just the fact that when we're usually like five to six to kill shots shots deep before. It's eight o'clock. Yeah. That's fair. I guess that's all I said, I don't even know what we're saying. Probably talked about when I offer you shots rigs. And you're just look at me like fuck you like pets. Wants to fight me. Like, he's not even kidding. Like, very mad take. No, no, Rick's, Briggs. Riggs Riggs never fell for Trent falls for it. What happened was I felt for it like two years ago for the first time before man, which one time. But that's time. Stiffer like you're good times get super fucked tequila shots. Stan of the bar up bottles. Mine is like just like slink my way to the corner. Drinking a couple of bud lights make a couple of quips about people make fun of a couple of people on the bar. And then leave Gaz knows how to do with me. At least the first time we ever ripped like four or five years ago in Boston. The first time I met you. We were at stats, of course. And you were just feed me drinks all night. And then the one thing you kept saying to me was you don't drink. You can't drink don't drink. And that was before I knew gas wasn't what his way of life was and I just kept drinking drinking, and it really just end up DJ. I ended up. And then I came to and I was at the deejay booth DJ at some lost in bar that is such a different trend. It is that Trent Rupp laments Trent DJ at stats Trent the video that you tweeted today where when you and I went to the big ten shame twenty fifteen. I was dancing with all the Hawkeye fans. That's a little bit of a different Trent. It's just I get knocked out of the game by guys, I guess because my hangovers are incredibly horrible all for all content purposes. People need to be rooting for Isla. Oh, you will. And you will have a good time in Vegas. If we go that gift you look like you were in the game you were in the zone content. We were having a good time club Trent I need it. I need it. I don't even know what club Trent does neither. I'm not a cable club Trent ever been out. Oh, gee, do you. Remember the first weekend, we were here in New York, or maybe you were here in New York fulltime, and we went to this was even a great bar, but it was a bar, and we're all trying to get into like ten of us in your in an Iowa sweatshirt, and they wouldn't let you denied they denied you. It was like normal bar denied straight up tonight. You I was like let me I didn't say let me, but they were just like you said, no, no across the street. We went across the street to drag bar. We did that of just sitting down as a whole bunch of drag around been to that bar nail fifteen cents never seen someone get denied going backwards hats on it shit. They looked at Trenton is rhetoric like, Nope. That ain't coming in here. All and you said, you gotta wear whatever you want on this trip. I might just wear. You can't I learned the first Vegas trip. I went like button up that. Type of thing 'cause where sport coat like you kinda douche. But so we go and then Matt Walsh who used to play in the NBA with us. And he goes in sweatpants white t shirt hat got the hair go and Zealand guide New Zealand guy. Yup. And getting he's like everyone, and he's like, then he actually played because like if you dress like you don't care people like this guy must something. And then like everyone's into you like all the girls are going up to him. He's he's doing. He's like six six whatever helps event from now on. I was like dude, I'm not going in bald. I'm going in hat, like whatever. Mega Bank as my promise us that. I will not change my look whatsoever. I will walk into Maccabi was in George W O and like a straw hat. And he was dancing around. You're right. And he's the kind of guy you said that could pretty much just his attitude is vibe, he could wear whatever the fuck you want and people flock to where if I try to look over my shoulder. The whole time point me out you buddy. Buddy. Sure about confidence. Yeah. Like the clubs are hip to it. So it's like, welcome barstool. Welcome this. You know what? I mean. Do you have your own security? They're taking your private bathroom. So you're not even waiting with like the pheasants. It's it's ridiculous. It's a ridiculous trip. Peasants noth- pheasants Vernon. Click pigeon, starting my own God birds, and the club that sounds very very fun to me that sounds very awesome. So I'm very much like club, guys, usually. But when you Dave he likes to have a private area, we do it every couple times a year. You did it with him down in Miami win for that rip. It's great. It's a great time. Can't do that every week and you'll you'll die. But to do it once in a while. It's an unbelievable now. It's it's something I want to go on to all need. I just need North Dakota state to be Duke. And I'm there, and then they have to another game too. So good. Yeah. No booked my flights. Definitely. Yeah. Sweet. All right. Guess well, we share your coming on tonight. I wanna go on. I will say that conversation was fun. I could see I've kinda wanna go get it to shout. Cassie gases. Biggest veteran move. Everybody wants to take this tip was when you move into a new area that has a couple of bars. I know what's coming. Yeah. Gaz moved into New York and every single bar that he went into he's juice himself to the bartender. You know, shot the shit a little bit a couple of drinks and wrote down the bartenders name xylophone notes. So every bar. He went back to bartenders like they might recognize you again. But like they usually get like shit on like time and time again, and you know, it's good to see if a million face from time to time Gaz will just go into a Barbie. Hey, john. What's up? Hey, kim. How you doing? Hey, Ashley, and they fucking love it and just eat it up bar go to now Gaz in New York City. It's like cheers. When you walk in there like their gas Gaza's here. Give them a couple of beers get him this. He he knows how to do it. He knows how to play the system. It's veteran move. Even ever since. Then I feel like people some people have taken it to the next level. Lurch? And I we go when we moved into our first place, which I had heard that for gas when into our local bar down. There picked one that we thought was going to be the spot going to be the scene you go in you get like two or three bud lights low tab have a good time. Same deal member names all that. Then give them like a forty dollar tip afterwards. And then just walk out every time you go in that after that they recognize remember your face that you remember their name. Boom. You're good to go next. That's nice. So you can get away with the names to names, huge names big time. All right. We got March madness actually going on Trent daddy has advanced through route one through game one gotta get to this week sixteen rooting for you. Thank you could luck to you you go to a movie yourself. I think I'm gonna stick around the. Bettors rent for Colgate. Here. They're giving a game. Are they? I mean that would be great if I had to play on Colgate. Do we know who's on the chicks office? Oh. Oh, so it'd be a little showdown between chicks in the homebodies today. Great. That would be fun. That's always a good time. Great the third number two seed like the past ten years to win the first round chicks in the office. Thanks. Classic god. All right, March madness. Actually, we got common radio Trent daddy, smitty myself. He's had Gaz on. He's not on radio very often. So you never know what you're gonna get stay right here. We'll be back in.

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