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Fresh update on "ray" discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News
"Chris Fill our course the Tigers in action, but it's interesting. We barely even think about it. I guess around here the NHL at N B a R R in playoff mode, but we're we're not part of that. No, they are not, unfortunately, but we do have a game in the books in the NHL. Greg, it's the Bruins and the Hurricanes Boston winning 3 to 1. They now have a 21 Siri's lead after the third game of their Eastern Conference first round matchup. Also, the Avalanche of the coyote is just getting underway there just two minutes into their game. No one has scored. As of yet, a little bit later, the Lightning and the Blue Jackets will play than the nights will try to go up 30 on the Blackhawks. And they're serious. That's game's going to start at 8 p.m. Also the Grizzlies and the Trail Blazers playing game one of a play in Siri's of Portland wins, they will advance its right now 31 to 25 in favour of Portland Tigersfirst baseman CJ Crone done for the season as he announces that he'll undergo knee surgery. J. Mark and Ilario will permanently take over the position on the field for now. Crone put up four homers and ate ribs during his short time in the shortened season. Also, the Tigers will need to figure out the rotation as Yvonne Nova goes to the 10 day I L. Spencer Turnbull will be on the bump for this evening, his two e R. Ray by far the best so far among the starters on the other side, a Cy Young candidate Shane Bieber will toss for Cleveland for a 6:10 p.m. start at Comerica Park. Parents of student athletes at Ohio State, beginning a movement in an attempt to get the Big 10 to reverse their decision to postpone fall sports, sending an open letter that the decision made on August 11th was made with haste and there should be a reevaluation of the circumstances..
Los Angeles - Californians experience rolling blackouts during heat wave
"Blackouts are are underway underway in in California California because because of of extreme extreme heat heat and and stress stress on on the the power power grid. grid. It's It's only only the the beginning beginning of of a a weeklong weeklong extreme extreme heat heat wave wave here here and and already already the the power power grid grid is is maxed maxed out. out. With With all of the air conditioners running California, declaring a stage three power emergency and rolling blackouts are now beginning from northern to Southern California. In our long increments, electricity is being turned off. This weekend Temperatures here around L. A could be in the 111 degree Ray B. C's Alex Stone in Los Angeles in New York
Fresh update on "ray" discussed on The Moth Radio Hour
"So The journey didn't take me to a place. Why could knock out injustice in the courtroom? But the journey did take me to a place where I could combat ignorance in the classroom. That was great. Christian Ray is inching ever closer to his doctor and hopes to finish very soon. I hope so, too, because I can't wait to refer to him as Dr Ray. Raye lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his beautiful wife and talented family. He teaches at Appalachian State University. Everybody loves the professor's with stories. His students are lucky. And we're grateful that Ray drives two hours each way to be a regular at our Asheville story slam each month. He's always a crowd favorite. No surprise. This next story is by Elissa Lad..
Officer rescues man in wheelchair before train barrels past
"Came past, a police officer in Central California pulled a man from a wheelchair that was stuck on the railroad tracks. Dramatic rescue was caught on the officer's body camera. Lodi Police department says Officer Erica ran was patrolling yesterday when she saw the man Ray could be seen dragging the man from the chair seconds before the train barrels through striking the wheelchair and the man's leg. That man has been taken to a hospital. By the way, you
The First Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There's A Lot We Still Don't Know
"April when buddies family I started to notice that something was a bright buddy started breathing really heavily, any hadn't mucus knows, and this was the first thing is family notice that you know the first sign that he was not himself. That's Natasha daily a wildlife reporter with National Geographic. Buddy was a German shepherd who Natasha says by his family's account was a very, very good boy. He loved running through sprinklers, Keitel's love like running and diving right into the lake. His family loved address them up for Halloween, is also photos of him in a bunny costume and you know he's just it looks like he's just grinning at the camera and so when buddies started getting sick this spring, just before his seventh birthday, his family, Robert Allison Mahoney and their daughter Juliana. While, they were worried I mean he'd be completely healthy, and then all of a sudden in the sprain he. started. Struggling to breathe and the first thing. I thought was he has the virus. Meaning the corona virus in the reason they thought that. They had also been sick. So specifically, Robert Mahoney, the husband had tested positive Alison Mahoney. Robert's wife had not been tested, but she was showing symptoms. So she had it to. The daughter Juliana who's thirteen tested negative. But when it came to getting buddy attest, that was a lot harder. But he's regular vet wasn't seeing patients. The Vet significantly said, there's no, he has like just you know there's no way and he prescribed the antibiotics over the phone. Another vets gave buddy ultrasound and x rays. But also didn't think he could have the krona virus remember no dog had yet tested positive in the US. And many vets didn't have the tests for animals anyway. But one day. Robert, Mahoney sister saw facebook post about a vet where they lived on. Staten. Island that had just gotten some test kits. Robert. was like great like let me call right now. Get down there, make an appointment, and so he was able to make an appointment for ten PM on a Friday. So it was a very strange time, but it was the clinic was really busy, and so it was the the first law they had available. That was Friday. May Fifteenth a full month after he started showing symptoms a few days later, but he finally got test that revealed. He was positive. This was a huge deal. Buddy was the first dog in the US known to have the virus and the USDA announced the news in a press release on June second. Buddy wasn't named in that press release. The government only identified his breed. In fact, we only know the details of his story because of Natasha's reporting. The USDA said in. June, that quote the dog is expected to make a full recovery. But Buddy didn't get better. He got more and more sick in June. It. All came to a head one weekend in July. And a warning that the details coming up are pretty tough to hear. So Allison. Came downstairs the morning of July eleventh and found buddy in the kitchen in a pool of modeled flood He was throwing up blood. It was coming from his nose. It was just horrific and devastating for the family, and at that point, they brought him into the vet and the decision was made to euthanize him which was obviously really really difficult on top of two and a half months of stress and confusion that the family had already been through thirteen dogs and eleven cats have tested positive in the US for cove nineteen according to public. Records and while those numbers sound small, they raise big questions about how virus can affect people and their pets. Today's episode. Natasha. Daily on why. Some of those questions are still so hard to answer. Allison Mooney said to me that you tell someone that your dog tested positive for Cova. Did they'd look at you like you had ten heads. You know there's no rubric for navigating covert in your pet. I'm Emily Quang and you're listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from NPR. First off the current CDC guidance that there is no evidence that pets can transmit the coronavirus to humans, and that's partially why testing for animals isn't more widespread. We do need to say to that test for animals are different than the test used to detect the virus in humans. All animal tests are processed in different labs are processed in veterinary labs. Not, there's no overlap between human testing and animal testing. So. While some of the mechanics of the tests may be the same. It's not at all taking resources away from humans. But because a covid positive animal isn't seen as a danger to humans, there's been very little scientific study of how the virus can affect those pets or even how it can interact with other diseases are pets may have. That's where we're going to pick up buddy story with an Tasha daily. Yes. So new blood work was taken on July tenth the day before a buddy died, and it was on July eleventh when the Mahoney's brought buddy in. To essentially be euthanized that they found the results of that blood work on and the blood work indicated that he very very likely had lymphoma, which is kind of cancer, right? Yes. Lymphoma is a type of cancer So I I asked a couple of veterinarians who were not involved in buddies case at all to review his full records and they said that, yes, every single one of the symptoms he had could be explained by lymphoma, you know A. A big open question is deity SARS Yovany to present clinically in buddies body, and what that means is did the virus cause any symptoms? For example, the trouble breathing was, and so I think it's it's tough and we'll never have an answer to this was every single. One of his symptoms are the lymph, Oma? Or was some of it, the COVID and the breakdown of fat isn't something that we have an answer to, and you also pose the question. Will. We won't know whether the cancer made them more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus exactly, and that's sort of a big takeaway from his case You know our dogs or cats with underlying conditions like cancer as it turns out. More likely to contract the virus because we know humans are humans It's thought that humans that have suppressed immune systems maybe more likely to contract the virus, but not only that maybe the virus may be more likely to present in ways that are more significant in their bodies if if they're already immuno-compromised. So the same question remains for animals and we just have so little data to investigate it.
Avoiding the Next Pandemic
"Hi It's filled with you. Thanks for tuning in from wherever you get your favorite pod. Now, Phil Corona Virus and has what we've come to learn zoonotic origins. Am I not correct? Correct. Okay. So that's essentially a disease or infection that he's naturally transmissible from animals to humans. So in this episode as mentioned, we'll touch on the dog and cat. Mate, Chiding Southeast Asia and the risks to public hills, and we'll also chat with the CO founder of a business helping companies create experiences for tribal is that a more responsible and sustainable when it comes to animals in communities? We're all for that outweighed every day in Cambodia Indonesia and Vietnam pet dogs and cats US stolen which played. Take the slaughterhouses and Marcus where that killed international charity. Full pools says the dog and cat make trade consists of similar practices that have led to the likely covid nineteen from that market in China and Saas from the similar live market in two thousand and three. Yeah we'll. We'll speak to matt from full polls shortly but first Helen is the CO founder of antimony deal. Then came mission is to protect animals in tourism with ninety percent of travelers preferring a travel company, the tykes animal. Welfare. seriously. We've been going through a couple of years doing as. Genuine I who's the direct we work in animal welfare charities and we working out the born free foundation and Zen basically they're. Doing now I'm I work partnerships to charities and fundraising and he's not. An animal wealth at biologist and he. Stay together when we worked he was very much. A waste of approach from travel businesses to help any issues with animals in tourism because Amb, he animal welfare guidelines Sautin. If you've seen them, they're on. The global guidelines for Animal Welfare and tourism, and it was written with episodes. So the Association of British tour braces travel agents and has been really forever been involved in the area. So we set in the business of a couple of years ago, and we work with travel businesses around the world so that Struggle Associations Chore Rages, Nine Whatever It might be a. Guide on anything related to animals and. Communities in tourism. Alpha names linked. It can be anything like, for example, looking through product selections and helping them with So making sure that they choose experiences that are more responsible and sustainable when it comes to animals and communities rather than what you would know there's a lot of challenges where the Asian elephant camps, for example, huge issue. And I'll see fans in dolphins especially on black ish says, old is kind of big issues animals in tourism ignored he animals for examples in strays and? What we do raise we travel businesses Mokattam on product selection. Policy and Strategy Forum Animal Welfare and Tourism Sites says Paul Authentic, responsible tourism none date, we would focus on the animal side of it, and then alongside got say we growing network of charity? An amicable them that animal protection that. So that charity colonists around the world the Kiwi throw ready trusted. To, try and solve some of the biggest problems venables in tourism in their remits they might be tiny tiny charities and emery at helps us cover the protection of key species around the globe saying he just says more than one. Globe in key destinations and a nine where we're able then to match these charities businesses that we were at grass just most people. Especially in the Ol- bits way moving with will not travel companies. You do paypal lot convinced we WANNA do the right thing by animals. So that just wanted to be told is this something that I can do or not. Is. What old flip. Great always upset if. We work on a project that's bringing travel companies together attract she cool Guy elephant camps, one project which. In Asia because actually a lot of them are really just trying to do the right thing they really not sure what special for the elephants and the local people that are running them, and we created that problem is Western as going in and saying Oh. Let's you know China's into a holiday experience make knows of money, but it was very expensive. So now. It's In an elephant camp as. Many things. Black and white is not like a gray This you know few e can be in contact with an elephant no no. With the negatives rollover and they can kill you in a moment even area and there's all sorts of things that we don't know about as you rightly say travel businesses just when I was supporting them with that ray you're
Pac-12 postpones all sports through end of year
"Sports will stay on the bench, a USC and all the Pac 12 schools, the conference is canceling all sports competitions through the end of the year. Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson says sports are important but not as important to student health. We don't have to play until it's safe and weekend literally guarantee the health and safety of our student athletes. Not just now, but their lives going forward because we don't know the impacts going forward, and until we have more clarity, we're not going to go forward. You see, Eli and USC had been scheduled to kick out the football season at the Rose Bowl next month, 2020 will be the first calendar here. The two rivals have not faced each other since 1935. The Big 10 has also canceled all sports competition.
COVID-19 impacting school sports
"So what's next for college football, volleyball, basketball and soccer players who've been allowed to condition on campus but can't play? Arizona State University athletic director Ray Anderson says, will be up to the individual schools to decide the game plan. We're not driven by lawyers who say well will relieve you of liability. That's not what floats the boat in this conference, so we have responsibilities and accountability. No live football games means millions in lost television revenue. Anderson says. No doubt there will be short term financial pain. But when it comes to Corona virus and People's Health University of Oregon president Shill perhaps summed it up the best When we're on the field, we're going to compete as hard as we can with each other, But we were back in our offices and thinking about you know what we care about Most We're
Uber, Lyft must classify drivers as employees in California
"Blow on the ongoing fight over ride share driver independence is struck against those who oppose the state's new gig. Worker law We don't need a B five Assembly bill five past last year turns some so called gig workers such as Uber and lyft drivers into employees in an effort to protect them through a B five, which has been in a court battle. Since it's passing. Drivers can receive sick leave, pay, pay, vacations, wage and other protections. But some drivers say it takes away from the independence of it. Now they'll have to work the scheduled the company. Set instead of being able to work when they want or need. It'll also limit some say the amount of money they can make, depending upon how long they'd like to work. It isn't what we want. Courts have ruled. Now that uber and lift must comply with the new law. They have 10 days to inform drivers and make necessary adjustments. Both say they will appeal. This latest ruling. Jim
How the TikTok Ban Would Affect the Influencer Economy
"Terror Lawrence walking adverse cast. Thanks for having me you are reports near time see cover influencers the influence our economy, which is what I won't talk to you about but I asked you on the show to talk about Tiktok a while ago like several days ago and I said we should do this as late as possible before we publish because something else will happen with Tiktok and Lo and behold last night according to some Friday last night Thursday night very late the trump administration issued two executive orders one banning all transactions with Tiktok in forty five days, which is September twentieth in the other we chat. Benny. All transactions we chat and we chats parent company ten, cent which owns. Stakes everything from spotify they own all of League of legends they on forty percent of fortnight on religion epic games I want to talk to you about Tiktok. But that all happened what has been the response from sort of the influence or community to that I feel like I should just ask you from the job. Yeah. Well, it's been a roller coaster for them. Maybe to a bunch of people last night because you know earlier this week, it seemed like it was going to be fine like a lot of them were told at trump said even last week that the ban could come as soon as last Saturday and when when that didn't happen. The kind of thought they were all good again, and now they're scrambling it's literally thrown huge swath of the entertainment industry into arrears I mean we saw Forbes released their list of top earning talkers, yesterday, and including people like Charlie, Milio, Addison, Ray, all of these kind of young Internet stars and they're making millions and so you know. All of that money that they're making his in jeopardy all of these big brand campaigns that American Eagle. Other brands are doing in jeopardy The music industry is obviously scrambling. So it's it's a mess. Yeah. I. Want to come back to that thing in the moment but I wanted to the reason I wanted to have you on is I think the influence, our economy, those millions of dollars that you just talked about this kind of not well understood. And you do a great job of covering it. I think I've told you like your coverage has definitely been an influence on our coverage. I think of our creators is a secret business section on the verge like that's bundle mentally what it is it's our. It's our teenage millionaire section like it's a business desk, not really like a memes desk but just to give even that even some context, your personal reporting history has twists and turns the kind of led you here. Can you give people just a sense? Of that because you started as like like a strategist, a digital strategist and you've ended up covering platforms and the money gets made on them, I see a pretty clear through line there. Yeah, I. Mean I've always been really obsessed with these platforms I, mean I graduated over a decade ago now into the recession and got on Tumbler and which I very quickly built some popular blogs on Tumbler, and that was my entry into social media world and yeah, I worked as a as strategist basically helping social media. Brands like household names like Bud light kind of navigate the social media world. This was before branch twitter was even a thing facebook just rolled out brand pages in like two thousand nine. So I was sort of helping brands build audiences online and I got really fascinated by how these deals were being done on the Internet how people were leveraging audience for themselves and yeah sort of did that and then ended. Up doing the same thing for media companies as a social media director for a while, and then I was always sort of writing on the side and then finally about almost three years ago I switched over and started reading about at fulltime. I think also the equator economy I don't think it was truly a beat until that time the way that it is now I think the real money started pouring in. Maybe Post Twenty sixteen.
Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's home
"Fire has burned the home of cooking shows star Rachel Rachel Rachel Ray spokesman says the extent of the damage to raise home in a rural area of Lake Luzern New York is not clear. Local fire. Authorities say As many as 16 fire departments responded to the fire, which started at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and lasted until about 3 a.m. Monday. Great tweeted her thanks to first responders and says she's grateful for what she has not what she's lost. Ray and her husband have been filming her show. Stay home with Rachel, two days a week from their home since April. I'm Margie Szaroleta, the
Top GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI Director for Docs on Origins of Russia Probe
"FBI Director Christopher Ray's been subpoenaed by the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee. The subpoenas for FBI director Christopher Wray and the intent to issue more in coming days suggest the Republican led Senate investigation is intensifying. Chairman of the committee Ron Johnson has set on August 20th deadline for director Ray to provide outstanding records but the origins of the bureau's 2016 Russia probe in an open letter, Johnson also accuses Democrats of making false allegations. Against him and the second Republican in an effort to discredit evidence gathered by their investigators about Joanna Hunter. Biden's dealings in
Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's home
"A massive fire has burned to the home of cooking show star Rachel ray I margins are a letter with the latest original response man says the extent of the damage to race home in a rural area of lake loser New York is not clear local fire authorities say as many as sixteen fire departments responded to the fire which started at five thirty PM on Sunday and lasted until about three AM Monday ray tweeted her thanks to first responders and says she's grateful for what she has not what she's lost ray and her husband had been filming her show stay home with Rachel two days a week from their home since April
When Will Victoria's Death Count Stop Rising?
"Victoria is starting to look like a success story that number is starting to drop. Well, it's starting to live a little bit down there, which Norman is exactly what you predicted last week. I'll look out later thing coming down myself, I, mean we're recording this before eventually. Choose these figures. But yeah, I'd like to thank for coming down, but I'm not going to be arrogant are une humble about my prediction. You'd never you would never noticed a couple of people in twitter asking me to hang on Thursday before take a lap of owner. Happy for Victorians that it's not going up again and does look if it's turning the corner. I guess it is heartening that the cases seem to be trending downwards. The new daily seem to be trending downwards in Victoria, but it is cyber saying that the daily deaths US still increasing unfortunately, that's the case and what you're seeing here is the result of those very high days a couple of weeks ago, seven, hundred, five, hundred, six, hundred cases a day and. And what happens with covid nineteen said before on Krona cast is that if you're gonNA, get seriously ill you get seriously ill in the second week of the illness and that's what you're seeing now is you just see people coming through and some Yankee to thirty year olds fifty year olds dying, and this is what happened two weeks ago in the course of the The owners and as the lower number started flow through the system, you'll start to see a lower number of deaths, but you're probably going to see increases in deaths for the next few days and won't be until the beginning of next week that will start to turn ride. I. Think will not to trivialize it, but you did make a prediction about the daily case. Case numbers, and it seems hopefully to be to be holding forth. Do you have any idea about when we might to see this? This death rights start to drop news probably going to be a week ten days behind behind the turnaround in numbers because you've just got this effect and the other problem with deaths is that people are sick for a long time. It's not as if you get really sick and die very quickly in the second week, is some people get very seeking many of them will get better over time and they're very seek for sometimes weeks on end and our intensive care for maybe a month. This is not a short lived illness, and sometimes they lose the battle ray sadly, and you're not necessarily going to see a reliable click through of deaths in relation to. To the curve and the epidemic curve will be roughly equivalent that. But only roughly because of that long tail of days that go into people who are seriously ill, some of whom will get better many of them fact, and some of them
New York Yankees Cool Off in a Heated Series Against the Rays
"Air off that two and five road trip. They struggled at the Trop in ST Pete, losing to the raise three out of four, including a walk off loss yesterday. It will be the Yankees and the Braves tomorrow in the Bronx tyro. Estrada was called up from the alternate site when Giancarlo Stanton would on the injured list. Estrada Has been sent back to the alternate site. No corresponding roster move has been announced yet by the Yankees again. The
Rachael Ray and family safe after house fire
"Under away into what sparked a massive massive fire. fire. The The upstate upstate New New York York home home of of TV TV personality personality Rachel Rachel Ray. Ray. Several Several fire fire departments departments were were called called The The Battle Battle of of fire fire Sunday Sunday night night in in the the community community of of Lake Lake Luzern, Luzern, located located about about an an hour hour north north of all very representative for Ray said she, her husband and their dog were not hurt. Raise on the house for years and has taped episodes of the Rachel ratio in that kitchen during the Corona virus pandemic.
Washington DC - Fairfax Co. schools release new details on schedules, tech for virtual learning
"Ago, a month to go rather before school start in Fairfax County. So what can they in parents expect perfect County public school Superintendent Scott Bray Brand says the district will continue to provide grabbing go meals through the remainder of the summer. And once the school year begins September 8th, the logistics of that are still being worked out. Laptops and other resource is will be available to support every student in a letter to parents Raber and also says if health conditions improve, the all virtual started the school year could eventually shift to limited in person instruction. But for now, Monday's have been reserved for independent learning. While Tuesday through Friday, will be teacher led and face to face read Ray
Washington, DC - Fairfax Co. schools release new details on schedules, tech for virtual learning
"And their parents expect for the start of the year affects county public school Superintendent Scott Bray Brand says the district will continue to provide grabbing go meals through the remainder of the summer. And once the school year begins September 8th. The logistics of that are still being worked out. Laptops and other resource is will be available to support every student in a letter to parents, Rebrand also says if health conditions improved, the all virtual started the school year could eventually shift too limited. It's It's an an instruction. instruction. But But for for now, now, Monday's Monday's have have been been reserved reserved for for independent independent learning. learning. While While Tuesday Tuesday through through Friday Friday will will be be teacher teacher led led and and face face to to face face read read Ray Ray Brand's Brand's full full letter letter now now at at w w t t o p dot com Brandon Millman w
NHL Playoffs Daily: Win or go home for Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets
"And the Maple Leafs trying not to go home early on their home ice in Toronto, a decisive Game five against the Blue Jackets in the qualifying Serious starts at eight Eastern tonight. The Golden Knights in the West and the Flyers in the east have already locked up the top seeds
Author Chat With Julie Abe
"Hello everyone I'm so excited to have Julie obey the. Eva Evergreen semi magical which here with us today. Thank you Julie so much for a be here with us. Thank. You I've been a huge fan of Simba. But a long time. So it's exciting me here. Yeah. We're old friends I remember when when you first started following I, think it was like two years ago or two and a half years ago. So we're we're so excited to have you. I still can't believe people listen to our podcast to be honest I know. Especially all too. Real ask people listen to our pockets. It's a great resource just as an Asian American. It's nice to know that there's a community of authors dogs that are actually owned voices in legitimate though I love podcast. Awesome. So your book is coming out in two days we're recording this on. August second. So so by the time, you hear this is already out. So we're going to hype up the books our listeners can go and just grab it rapidly listen to his podcast. Thank you. Do you have. I. Guess like jitters like are you nervous about your launch it? Yes. Yes and no yes. Because it's finally here in no because I feel like it's been happening for a long time already. So it's a it's exciting just to kneel to finally have the book out in the world and having everyone. Read it. Done very excited. You had. This is your debut, right? Yes, it's my first and only look in the world as of yet. Yeah. We'd love to know more about your background. I mean we're always a writer and what was the process like getting this book maiden put out into the world I never really thought I would ever become a writer I've always absolutely loved reading when I was little I would read all the time. It was my favorite thing like if I could get some Mike Birthday money are doing that always like go towards books like without a doubt. But I never considered. Writing as something that I could do personally. Won I think is is when I was young. There weren't many authors that were. Not White. And Seeing that I was like, okay that's that's not me like I. Love these books. Obviously, I love these authors but I don't think that's that that is me can I can do? So I kind of actually followed in the fall footsteps in my father like what did Biz Adnan or major fight that All all along I did like I love books nevertheless like I loved. Just, the world of books in how it could take away bean escape. I, looking back I didn't do realize that. I did right when I was anchor I never thought much of it but I did right. just refine. Journal or diary land in Middle School. My teacher had speed. The Martian chronicles by Ray, Bradbury. I really liked the book It's budget short stories sort of like said on Mars in then. So her prompt was your own little Martian chronicles on chapter. And having super excited as. Oh. My Gosh is this homework like this can't be homework? This is actually fun. Did that and I didn't think much of it entered it. I was like a penis assignment. That another instance to that like I think this in fifth grade where we did the committee evil medieval course. I also had to write for that class to end up writing like. Twenty K. word count on. The Story? And super excited about that. But then I never thought about it like elevated could be career. Because all I saw Romney was like business medical health care. Fields so might say loss. Eastern. American conduct. Exactly. which you know I still have my day job. Of course in my day job was actually working out really well right now but I I graduated college. I started started day job and. I've been working before you know like I am. Worked Rosen Yogurt shop in high school in like I did internships and stuff like that I worked in the job through college. But my first day job I sat down as her working has. GotTa be more to life than this. Has To. Be. So. Like go back and forth nine to five day job GonNa Commute. Drive home. There's something missing. That job was the right job for me for one company was on the right bit but. I realized I didn't do something more like a Passion Hobby And so I was like, well, obviously like I love books. So maybe I can write like this for fun.
"ray" Discussed on The Ray
"That's because I'm trying to change the outlook that I have things where have tended to be very glass half? You haven't tried to kind of change that approach. Yes you know. Today it would have been one of the days that you have complained about in principle because you got the flight that landed Pittsburgh and you have one of the worst dries rocky. Where you guys got airport to the city and you hit that the traffic and all that and You know today whereas I probably would have generally in the past and making jokes about the ride or whatever it might that are all just slightly. Skewed negatives I put my headphones in. I listen to something I kind of took me out of that and to that extent I agree with you that Everything feels everything. Feels great right now and I. I took these days for granted because they felt like such a burden and they they never. Should they absolutely your Nanny Gel and you're traveling to another city to play another hockey game. I'm assuming you still smiled when he got to the tunnel in Pittsburgh like I'm almost there yup. Yeah that's when you know exactly right now bobby. So you're you're back with this team that. Oh my gosh through the youngest team around you must feel like thirty two. You must feel like you're the oldest Guy Miley. How do you view yourself as an older guy now or you just want to be a mentor? Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to just be a player? Like what goes through as you step back into this. I think ideally you you kind of you wear every cap in spurts for me right now. I WANNA finish the season as a player and and finish strong right. I WANNA I WANNA private that. I still have years left me because I don't know what my future holds. Two years left on the contract but You know you guys know as well as anybody. That's always that's always able to be taken away from me so I wanNA prove I can do that but at the same time. We've got a lot of kids at that are learning everyday life in the NHL right the the ups and downs and I guess the engine analysis of of dealing with coaching staff. And and you know it's very easy the young guy to get in your own out about things and So I guess there's a there's a sense that I'll be a sounding board for some of them and and you know guys have common. I hope they continue to come to any of these questions about things because you just WanNa you WANNA set their mind right so that they can play and And play to the best of their abilities and the future is pretty bright with a few of them. There's some really really good players that that you don't WanNa see get bogged down by the losing right of of of a process that that is a rebuild to you. You just want to keep them fresh. You WanNa keep it exciting for them and you want to expose them to to new things every now one of those young guys of course. Josh Norris and he's going to be part of the Ottawa. Senators future no question about that. How confident is this young? Because I mean this literally happened at a not last Thursday You've got the empty netter. And he is screaming for the PUCK. Is that accurate yes? He gave a yellow. I heard it Very very briefly and then I I check my shoulder to because I couldn't believe it I had to watch the video to really get you know. He expected me to threat of pass through the fence. That Yeah Eve. Excuse equate the kid. He's going to be a heck of a player. I am Bobby. Right in saying yeah. Yeah that's a first for me. I can say now I have at all but yes. You're he is one heck of a kit in euro. Are you really good hockey player? You're hundred seventy two games from one thousand. Is that His Eddie your brain at all. you know one of the one of the things. I thought about over the time out of the game was that number because yet you sign a seven year deal. Wh Twenty Six. I believe I was give or take. And you think that You know a thousand gain is is a no brainer Given where I was in a time of the contract and all that and you get some injuries and then I mean this is obviously a different circumstance. You look at all. The Man Games lost that I've had unfortunately broken hands and and this that It seems like it's a very you know uphill battle to get there right now but I would I would certainly like to. I'm certainly going to give everything I have to it. I still think I got the Machi lusted meat and That is the plan to keep keep climbing towards. The you mentioned your your hand injuries. I gotTa Tell Ya man. We're doing the broadcast. I've never seen a guy get hit in the hand. Do Wear Mittens. What do you think it's incredible isn't it? You can't you can only do so much. The gloves you guys now and we did a lot of them But you just I mean you can't plan for that I mean they're just majorly majorly freak accidents for you. Go out to block the shot and actually turned out of the way of shots to not get my hands at where everybody right up shop and break the inside fingered. I'm just so you can. I mean you can't write this so I I've been lucky. Knock on wood that I haven't had to deal with them once this year I had a Lotta time off. Obviously but it looks like I might get through one season unscathed on the injury. I gotTa tell you to be honest here. There there is a game. It was It was last year and a shot. Came the -flective hitching the hand. And you want to get looked at the producer says in my ear. Bobby's gone down the tunnel. He got hit the hand. I'm like Oh come on stop it and I was giving it to the producer among hit again. I'm like you're kidding me. And he's Nolan. Then I had A. I had a nice role he said. I don't care if we give up fifty shot tonight because your defense and gets forty eight. Just get out of the way. He's just I want that in writing and I want you not around the league to everybody. That's doing our game some color. Tv radio whatever it might be. Because I'm I need to be able to say that. I got permission to do that. But it was getting to. That point where it was it was almost laughable. Speaking of laughing take us back now obviously. It is a tenth anniversary of the Golden Goal. I did they bring that up with auto. I'm sure that they have right. Of course. Yeah of course they guys. I'm newly over and we're talking solutions but is this true and I think there's a video out there The Anaheim ducks possess the video. Where gets laugh? Perry is a neater buyer. Did they literally nickname you silver? Did that accident happen or or Chirp us at an actual Chirp of them calling you that came from Judea They had never named me. That but Somebody some some genius writer. Did it and I palled silver. It was once a week. It's it's amazing I I'll hear it on the ice around here walking around talent and somebody gets once a week and have just been able to escape it but The videos did turn out. Well I will. I will say that that We did a good job with those. And and I. I do wish I had you know. Read the fine print at that. Nickname was gonna stick with me forever. These former Olympians. Who are who are saying this to you on the ice or is it just some average player. Who got on the players have? Yeah no the players never hear it all the time around town like In Ottawa here from opposing fans. I get it yeah but never from the players thankfully because if I did I mean that's that's a fight on site. I think if he just lets you gotTa have a conversation right away or you can say yeah. At least I was in the Games. You were not well. You don't let I probably only played about three minutes. Then the guy that whoever allies I I remember ticket penalty the went okay. I think I'm GonNa Grocery secure for the rest of the way but that was the longest two minutes of my life. You still have the RV or did you get rid of that. And by the way Ray brought this up because we do a lot of preparation for the Rangers podcast and he asked me via taxi. Said does bobby still of the RV. And I said I don't think so didn't have didn't you name it like Gretchen. Or something like that What was her name Darlene Darlene? Sweet we waited and sold it to us in Idaho and we drove it for a bit. It got harder with kids so we sold it and Keep the family. I sold it to my dad's now takes up room in his driveway in South Jersey Do have to it and and I gave him absolutely zero of a deal. I signed up for every penny that was worth. But it's been some time since I've been in good old Darlie cat forget Darlene bobby. We really appreciate you taking the time to join us. Your great role model. Both on and off the ice and can't thank you enough for being so candid today my pleasure. Thank you for having me appreciate a you know we're fourteen array to be surrounded and what we do on a day-to-day basis and covering the National Hockey League. By so many good people you'll be in ownership management coaching Clearly the the number of players that we cross paths with you certainly on a day by day basis hard to beat the character of Bobby Ryan the adversity that he's faced you know he. He talks openly in the podcast. And the interview about going on a three day road trip. And then recognizing that now there. There was work that had to get done any. Couldn't put it off any longer. He's not that far removed from being away from that treatment process yet. He speaks so openly and so candidly about his experience and his future. I can't imagine even though he was describing it to us that head space of as he's on the ice in Detroit saying if I don't get off the ice now and leave I'm just GonNa Chalk this up to another bad day and grind my way through it and it'll you know and I'll just go on like he whatever rock bottom must have been for him. It had the come to a head in Detroit that day and I find like he said you know he's. He's an extreme introvert and yet he speaks so easily or openly. I just I have always found him to be a super engaging guy and easy guy to talk to in a you only hope for the best here forum for all of these people that go through some addiction recovery. They often talk about the difference between recovery and recovering and recovering is what they're doing. You Know Brian McGrath and has been a A really positive Example of someone that's been a decade has been sober for a decade in. He just passed a anniversary of it and manually. I saw them in Calgary When I was doing a game there he forgot. I hadn't seen him in a while for like how giant man he is and you know this ten years ago kind of brought him to his knees. And he's like I get I gotta get right and I have great admiration for for Bobby Ryan for for what? He's done what he's doing by being public with this and trying to give somebody else a glimmer of hope as to what can be very generous with his time joining us on the brain dregs hockey podcast. We tease this off. The top of the PODCAST and we're shifting over now to throat punch and we talked about how media over the last handful of days anyway as Talked about the major trophy winners in the voting process and really boiled into one right. And that's the quest for the Hart Trophy and I guess the primary reason Ray for having that conversation is because you've got connor mcdavid and Leon Seidel on the same team can two players on the same team be nominated in the top five for the heart and man..
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"Firm ud on partnership with tsn episode. Twenty of the raindrops hockey podcast. I'm Darren Gregor and I'm in a hotel room in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Ray Ferraro your in a hotel room in Toronto Ontario Canada. We're living the life here right. I mean this is this is the lengths that we go to to bring the people what they want what they need what they deserve in just podcast greatness week by week. Oh Yeah it's It's phenomenal. I don't know how Your Hotel Room it's mine is a meat. It's like think of when Rocky Balboa was punching the flanks of beef Mike. Okay I don't know what is going on in my room here but the heater doesn't work or something. It's just like soul cold in here but I'm going I'm going to grind it out. It's that time of year. Drags you gotTa get it done? Z? You'RE NOT. It's not even like you're being punked by a former teammate. Who came in and readjusted the thermostat right so no just. No that was that was well thought out. Well planned by those Gla- by Chris Tamer. Jeff odd jobs and Sean. That was well but they made my room like an oven. This just freezing. Well I'll tell you this You know often almost on a weekly basis. Tiny the rain drags mascot will bark in the background and Our guests who by the way? We've got Tyler Seguin joining us later in the podcast of the Dallas Stars. Who's also a dog lover? So we'll talk about that But tiny will often bark. Create some sort of mayhem Don't be offended alarmed or annoyed. Please Ray at when you hear the vacuum cleaner banging against my door because I can hear the made on the outside. I've put do not disturb. That doesn't matter that doesn't matter if there is aggressive vacuuming. Yeah you can. This used to be a beef when when I was playing so like you take your nap. Hang the do not disturb all right. Well they're doing their job. They're not really concerned about if you're taking a NAP or not. It's the middle of the afternoon. Stop it and that is exactly what you you get the knock on the door but has happened a year. Maybe you got a dirty hall. I literally was just out there. Ten minutes talking with his lovely person saying please. Can You keep it as quiet as possible outside my door now? I was trying to explain the podcast. Apparently she's not a podcast fan. No she didn't care. She does not care what you're doing. She just wanted to make sure my towels refresh in the garbage. Was Was taken out. Okay what do you do when you come into the room though I hang out the do not disturb green choice thing? Yeah if I'm in the room for a week. Nobody enters the room but me right. I don't need someone. I'm the only person in the bed. I use one towel how I assume you use soap when you're in the shower once a week because I don't WanNa waste. Well there you go you come out your clean your towels clean. Hang it up. Dry it off. Use the same towel. Like what do you need more towels for? What come on man. You cannot use the same towel like shower. You Wash your face. You do a number of things over the course of date I I so i. I'll use one towel for a date but I've been in Ottawa since Monday night and I've probably gone through four towels in that time that grosses me out why I have a hand towel that you know when you wash your face wildly wants to know who you do. Your hand tells right Drake's I'm not I'm not eighteen. Would you grow up just a moment towels? You're wasteful man. Seriously I what is wrong with you. Hang it up. It's dry it's clean use it again. I know see I do embrace the idea the green choice when you check in particular but you gotta use it if I just thought how. What the Hell's the difference fair enough? You know the challenge of recording the podcast aside from both of us being in hotel rooms is significant with a trade deadline looming right. I'm GonNa tell quick story so I as I said. I arrived in Ottawa on Monday. Night so I go to the morning Skate Buffalo and Ottawa Tuesday morning and in one of the first players that I run into in entrenches. The bowels of the Canadian Tire Centers Mark Bore Viet Ski of the sands. He limps over. He's got the Bat Ankle and he looks at me and he goes man he goes. You're like the angel of Death. Like what are you doing here? But it's it's one hundred percent because again trade deadline is looming and all of these players. I he's not GONNA get traded. He's hurt number one and Ottawa's GonNa WanNa keep him you know there's talk of a two year extension there but honestly you know you're in the urine arenas three four times a week so it's not unusual to see Ray Ferraro Around the the dressing rooms when you attend mornings gates But in my case you know. They're looking at Megan. What is he doing here? There must be a trade developing or something along those lines. Well the thing is like everybody's so on edge and you know how none of the players follow social media. They all do they all do especially at this time of Year Right. Because everybody's looking for a scoop in you know any. I mean it's your life right so I ended up. You know remembering back to when I was playing in you. Call your agent have you. Have you heard anything because you couldn't ask them? We didn't have. There was no texting so he'd call. Have you heard anything? You'd go? Nope even if he had heard anything he was going to say. No it's because he's not GonNa send you into a panic for something that may or may not happen and then some guy would say. Hey I heard your name pop a discussion. Because his agent might have called him something. It's like it's like the game of telephone where you whisper into somebody's ear and then by goes ten people around. It's some completely different. It's everybody's following because it's it's really such a an unsettling time so I need some advice here so just before we started recording episode twenty A player agent did call me asked about his client and I flat out said No. This is the supplier that certainly on the block and likely could be traded. It's Game Day for this player and the agents will do you think I should tell them. I'm a no now I mean I know would you? You wouldn't have wanted to know that on a Game Day would you that? Potentially you're being graded no. I don't I didn't want I wouldn't want to know that. Like how and and like I said before the problem becomes. It might not happen so talented. The only thing you're thinking about is not the guy across from you you're thinking about. What am I doing here if I get traded? I've got a I wonder where it is. I wonder where I gotTA leave. I wonder like you're not even there and so no absolutely not so. I think we need to Explain something to our listeners. Here rate I sound crystal clear pristine in fact with my fancy road travel. Mike which I remember to bring with me as I always do And you on the other hand sound like you're talking through like a headset with through your ear buds. That's what I'm doing now. It's really funny that you would bring it up because like like you. Hey that's what you sound like. We're on a video hookup. You Idiot I mean we can see each other you know. I've got my headset in. Because my road mike which is exceptional is at home on my desk because I forgot it. Okay so so. You've acknowledged that we're on a video hookup correct. Okay just did I just hold on for a second my goodness you gotTa get in the Gym Man? So could again. I know canton that okay. Can we do the rest of the podcast when the just in a T. shirt? I'm wearing boxers but I don't have found some are you with this. Are you okay with that? I'm I'm totally totally fine. Within as long as you're comfortable and get yourself into the gym I definitely do after you get back into the gym no house. You can't go there and sit there. You gotta get on a machine you got to be. It's one of the reasons why I love traveling with you especially when we're at the world championships for an extended period of time because you shame me into exercise but I need it. It's it's it's not a big deal. You're a good guy it's all about. It's all about keeping yourself moving. You can't just sit there on your phone now. Delivering as Mark Bore. Viet ski says Angel of Darkness News to the players. Speaking of again let's promote our trade deadline post podcast. I mean we're going to be exhausted right at the conclusion of Monday's trade deadline. We're on the air for an additional three hours. Three o'clock eastern is the deadline. Where on the air till six we're GONNA race over into a studio at tsn right and we're GONNA do thirty. Maybe forty minutes of opinion and analysis of everything that went down on Monday as part of the trade deadline. Best part about the trade deadline is when it's over. That's what you have. The teams can't change anymore. You've this is your group that you're gonNA either make it to the playoffs with compete for the Stanley Cup. With or not and I I really kind of like that. This is a great a opportunity for sponsorship If you WANNA jump on board with the trade deadline post podcast you can do that. If you are interested in partnering with US HERE ON THE RAIN. Drake's hockey podcast. You can visit rate and dregs dot com and hit the sponsorship form. That's attached on the website. Let's take a look the five biggest hockey items this week. Ray and We know we're recording this. You're in Toronto for the leafs and the Pittsburgh Penguins So who knows how that game will go when people are listening to this? Love a pretty good handle on it by Jeff O'Neill the Oh dog Carlo Colaco on tsn. Ten fifty radio absolutely nailed the Toronto. Maple leafs This Week. And and truthfully because of the passion they seem to be the faces and the voices of a very angry maple leafs nation. They've got all world skill. Why why is this team struggling? So mightily ably. Well the the thing that everybody keeps coming back to and it's funny the players are talking about it. Mike Babcock was talking about it. At the start of the year Sheldon Keefe is referred to it for at various times in his tenure is that they're they lack urgency. They lacked commitment. They lack detail orientation to their play. It's the same thing over and over again so the game tonight. Which of course. By the time everybody's listening will will know what's happened But the game tonight really isn't about XS and Os and whether Dennis Malkin the new. The newest leaf is GONNA fit in on a third line or fourth line. Or whether they're gonNA change their four check. None of that matters tonight. Really what matters is do they have will.
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"Darren Gregor six hundred twenty. One points see closer it is. It's a forty point gap and you know what it is. It's Mitch Minor. He's going strong. He's Kinda turned up a notch of late. And you don't have Alex Ovechkin which shocks me shocks me that you don't have Alex Avert. I'm glad you're shocked. Your forty points behind me were trailing Kurt. Hanlon who remains in first place with seven hundred seventy three points and Erin brewer man. This guy's a Gamer. He won the first half. He's not that far behind. Kurt Hamlin at seven hundred and sixty six point so as Aaron trying to use this as a retirement strategy. Yeah he was pretty happy. Do you check your instagram posts. I mean replies etcetera. Yeah Yeah I mean Erin send us show and thank you for paying as we said we would have a contest and not pay. I mean I've been involved in some some contests historically where things didn't work out it wasn't it didn't go as promise so good of you to shady. Open your wallet knock. Don't you get into open your wallet? You just made a bet that someone else is. GonNa pay so when you open your wallet. Did the moths actually fly out? I don't have a wallet I have in the Bank on the back of my phone. I got one of those things that I can put three cards in my driver's license my credit card and a debit card. That's it hey by the way did you find your credential and Nashville to find it. I know where it is where it's at the bottom of the elevator. Well yes it's at the bottom of the elevator shaft. You know how hard it is to drop credential and get it to go rate in the open slot of the elevator shaft rate in. Its Second Time. Something has happened to me like this. So but I'll tell you this so we're going into the elevator. Security Lady says Do you have your credential. I pull it out of my pocket drop it and it goes straight down the chute and she says do have more. Id Down at the bottom of the elevator shaft. I don't have anything prior had dropped. A ear pod I was coming into. The elevator is going to work out. I put it in I drop it bounces twice and goes right down the shaft like wasn't he expensive ones or just a No. They're not cheap right down the bottom. The guy standing in the elevator looks at me and he goes. Wow can you believe that? I don't know we just kinda stared at it. And then the elevator door closed. It's never coming back. Miller was right on top of his game though right like he couldn't get the camera out fast enough to snap that for social media. Yeah he enjoyed that he had. He had a nice giggle. He doesn't tell me though that he's going to post it and then I just I'm looking through my feed and I see it and I'm like Oh would you look at that. See I don't know about that. I think that's a dangerous game right. I feel like you have to get some sort of sign off before you do that. He did although I did. Throw a punch Reiner Shaw earlier in the year right for ordering the forty two dollar glass of Oba Scotch and I don't think you you cleared that on non old alligator arms. What do you got going this weekend? I mean aside from Alabama. I'm home for the weekend and leave on Sunday afternoon Have the leafs on Monday at home in Ottawa? So Anaheim Anaheim Toronto. Josh Manson I feel like we might get radioed by that one. But that's okay I mean. We're just talking. And speculative turn what what do you mean radioed like? Somebody's going to say. Oh this is happening. Yeah Ray Ferraro expects Josh Manson to be Toronto. Maple Leaf No. I don't it was just a man. You can't go backwards now. That's what you said. Gee You seem to be a little sensitive about this stuff happen to you on occasion. I'm just distancing myself from you all right so you're busy in a busy week to though by the way yeah it was. It's been A. It's been a busy busy month. January is always really busy and we'll get the two games in and then get a week off so we'll We'll knock off Anaheim. Toronto and Florida. Ottawa and off we go did Riley of the House SPIC and span. When you got back no no Got Back however many meals he ate. This is Those dishes none of them made it to the dishwasher. Eighty percent made it to the sink. The other twenty were just scattered wherever he did stuff. All right you have a great week right awesome. Drake's thanks all right. Thanks for listening. And we'll catch you. Let us know about episode seventeen. We'll catch early next week for episode eighteen. You Bet you can do that..
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"And Tom. Kite will come up on the T. So Tom Kite was a really good player. For Longtime Therese Stone. Cold Tops One into the Gallery abode twenty five or thirty yards to the left of the Thi box any. He raises his shoulders up. Like right like we would do like. Oh My Gosh. That was terrible. It's you really got to see it. It's don't even have time to scream for. The whole thing was that that thing was a kill shot bullets into the crowd. We've got ask green drinks coming up some real great submissions raindrops dot com. You can check us out there or you can check us out on rand's on twitter as well social media channels instagram at Cetera. We're GONNA take between the benches and ray you want to talk about mark. Gorby ask the Ottawa. Senators and I fully endorse this discussion. Because I don't quite understand the approach of Peer Dory and I get it. He's got a slew of free agent sells top of the pages. Jj Patio. I get it. I get it but Kenny Hall and the Edmonton oilers appreciate recognized. What Zack Kassian brings to that organization? So they re upped Kassian four years at three point two. I think that's fair. Value for Zack. Kassian all provides Mart Barbie. That's for me doesn't get the credit for being good hockey player as he is but beyond that. What more can this guy do for the Ottawa senators and yet he and his family are being held hostage here. He doesn't WANNA leave Ottawa. I mean give him a contract extension of three or four years at two and change per and he's probably happy as can be while three years and six million bucks seems pretty easy. The Guy Wants to stay there. He's he's he is. He has been as loyal and as effective as he possibly can be. He lays it out on the on the line all the time. I was in buffalo the other night. He got hurt in the third period. He got his skeet kind of kicked out from underneath them by Kyle Okposo Yeah. He looked like he had heard his hamstring and his back kind of so he comes but he ends up coming back in the game. They're defending lead with the empty net. He blocks two shots from Marcus. Joe Hansen in about five or seven seconds and then banks off the boards for the empty netter in the room after the game. All the comments coming out of there were just the guys just they love them and I think to me of of the decisions that Dorian has to make this as an easy one. Because I don't think the return if you decide to trade bore. Viet Ski is going to be enough for you to make a significant difference in your overall plant he is. He is part of what you need on a team. And aboard the Eski was available for trade. I could see him One of those guys that nobody really talks about it the deadline he gets raided and then in five weeks ago while that was a really good addition because he didn't cost much and man that he play his ass off for us. I I like bore. Viet Sqi a lot and he would be for the guys that have to come in to adjust to a new system. He is about as low maintenance as there would be. And Look. I don't mean to peck at at Paradorn. I gotta believe gotTa believe that. Mark Mortgage is a priority because of everything that he brings to the community and to the Ottawa senators. Well so I hope so because he deserves it to us lots of times guys get signed you you don't you don't really have a strong opinion one way or the other but Viet Ski deserves to be signed. Let's go to the mail. Bag Right As Iran Drake's and question one is from Carol Anne and Caroline says I truly appreciate your guys awesome interview last week with Jayna Hefford? How big do you believe? The women's pro game could become in North America if it was supported by the National Hockey League and its teams and television partners like has happened with the NBA to grow the W NBA. Well when you say how popular I mean are you talking about the number of teams are you talking about the viewership. I think all encompassing it'd be supported and if it had the backing of the National Hockey League would it become as popular potentially as the WNBA? Tough one that's a tough one because you got to remember here you're starting from Ground Zero the NBA's got twenty year head. Start on you And there were lots of years where the WNBA was Kind of in the Wilderness. A little bit right like it was It was a less notable product because people were had to learn about it. If you want eight or ten or twelve teams you gotTa think that's roughly twenty two players per team. That's one hundred seventy ish players where they all come from because you want the quality to be as high as you can. And that's why I think a sixteen league sounds best because you're you're still talking about one hundred and twenty to thirty players you you would have to realize that of course that there would be injury so you'd have to bring people in can they all be from North America or are you going to bring players from from Europe to play if you bring players from Europe. How how do you? How do you pay them? How do you make it worth their while to come and play? And there's a lot of challenges and a lot of work to to getting it off the ground and then once it's off the ground that's just can be the launching point. I don't I don't have a great answer for but tight one. Because there's there's a lot of moving parts to it yeah thank you to. Caroline for that Just two questions. This week great. I'm busy I get stuff to do. Good metoo along from you and not to go all the on you you and says and he loved the digs by the way at Duffy last week. Who's enjoying Miami and Super Bowl by the way? How does Dorothy end up with the third best? Hairdo on that panel. Go Luke. Wilson's got the wild hairstyle. Jabari greer's right down to the would do it. And he's got whatever he does on his head but but James carries an entourage with him right like he's got make people that they might hire locally but I think they actually travel somebody from Toronto to look after and manage the hair. See I feel like I can make comment on hair. Because of my lack thereof right like what's he gonNA say? Oh you've got terrible hair. I know yeah see. I think he dips and he swears he doesn't. I I think that there's been a considerable M- amount of hair dye applied to James Dot these coloring over the years really. We'll we'll have to investigate this at the finals. Make the haircuts the same day or the every time I bring it up. He denies it so he'll denied again. Anyway I derailed. This thing you an is using Duffy as a jumping off point and he says which of the current First Round playoff matchups besides the battle of Alberta. Do you find the most intriguing and hope happens. Un says for him. It's the Bruins and the underrated Columbus Blue Jackets. He thinks could be a six seven game series and an upset special in the making with Elvis shutting out. The bruins possibly. What's your best match up? Who else do we have do. We no no not really I mean Tampa the Tampa Bay lightning Florida. Panthers could be a match up. I Dunno it. Wouldn't it wouldn't have the wide appeal. But I think it would be really cool to have the two teams from Florida. Play play against each other Now is there any way Boston? Philly can play affiliate up the second or yeah l. Boston would have to win the division. Then after billy would have to end up as the second wildcard. Yeah which is possible. Yeah we'll see. That would be a series. I would want because it takes me back to the Old Stanley Cup. Final and stuff like that. You know the one year were Boston. Had the three nothing lead in Philly came back and won four three after David. Krejci broke his wrist and That would be but I. I know if Columbus in a series it's going to be a physical one and yeah so I I don't I don't I don't know unless you unless you're given me exact examples. It's pretty tough to come up with a series isn't it? Yeah but let's thank you in any way. We didn't really answer his question or give them anything to work with but I'd say you added nothing to that fair enough. We have a number of great sponsors on the raindrops eggs. Podcast one of the newest and arguably one of my favorites is cool back and and I think you understand. Why are buds? It cool better now in Canada with their free to play website. Cool BET DOT CO and most importantly. They're picking up the TAB and our dinner bet for dinner bet and Switzerland so a shout out to our European friends cool bet for doing this. I can't wait. I'm really looking forward to this dinner. I'm really pleased that they're on board a loved that they'd like the podcast and they wanted to get involved. I can't believe behind the scenes. You work this. We can thank rob gray part of the backbone of this enterprise for getting this done and by the way you should check this out. Cool Bet as sports betting school on cool bet dot co so you can brush up on how to do your sports wagering the right way especially with Super Bowl. Sunday coming up as of the PODCAST recording this Thursday Thursday morning the current line and the game is Kansas City minus. One point five. Who are you packing? I think that's right so right. That sounds right. Yeah that's right. Okay so I. My Fan says Kansas City because I liked the way they play in love watching Pat. Mahomes play but I think San Francisco is just too good this year. Really really good. I'm with you. I Love Kansas City and part of it for me not to just pile on James Duffy. I mean James. Duffy is a lifelong San Francisco. Forty niners fan. Oh does he ever? Yeah and we don't have skin in the game. He seems to so. That's just extra incentive for me to cheer for the Kansas City chiefs while I guess so what you're saying. You're not really cheering for somebody to win. But you're hearing for James to lose.
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"Who made you laugh? More Hollier Walt. It's tough to beat holly and his sarcasm and I mean just anybody who's watching you trade for a guy the bom watching Rome holy picks up a stick and goes off now. I get terrible thick mood or did you probably did you hear the chirp about. I've never seen a good player with the red stick. Oh God I'm abandoning the All Star game. He says that somebody came in with a ready stick. Never seen a good player with a Red Stanton. God He's I mean. There's no filter as we all know. There's no filter so he's going to say what's on his mind. You know that doubt about that. Eight bronze talk to us a little bit. You're on leafs lunch last week and we touched on this but we want to give you an opportunity. Ray and I are social media gurus especially we are you. Don't he pours over instagram? You've probably twitter ones or at least a union started a company called well inspired travels now rain. I spend a lot of time in Slovakia last year. Beautiful Country Switzerland in May now as the destinations that you and your wife or promoting inspired travel sterling for sure. Switzerland's an awesome location. Yeah no we're you know. What are what's worldwide we're We're we're basically. It's a boutique. Luxury travel business that caters to anyone but our niches athletes and former athletes and and sports executives and sports personalities and people that You know it's terrible to see what happened with Koby and as we're starting this business and I mean that's that's what we're talking about. How how he was with his family. And how invested? He was with his family and a lot of times as an athlete. When you're playing your so invested in your sport and so investing in your game a lot of times. Your family goes by the wayside and it's it can be very Quick as we all know the sport and can be you know you see this happen in your life life in general. You never know what's going to happen at the next turn and when we started this it was about bettering at for other families you know. I never had a travel agent. I never had somebody doing travel. I did it all myself. You know in partnership with my wife throughout my career and and we really kind of you know. I wish I would've had one because I would have gone to more places I would have seen more would have experienced more but I was so worried about eating and training and being prepared and and not losing a beat while we were travelling that we went back to a lot of the same places. Because I knew what I was getting at. I knew there was a gym. And all the rest of that stuff and now with you know in today's era with where all the health and wellness trends and everything. That's kind of gone on with that. And and where where you know from fitness centers to culinary to The spies to all the things that players do on a regular basis. Now you can get more access to that throughout the world and and you'll be able to experience more with your family and really understand What it can do for your family if you look at a new culture and and you know maybe you WanNa give back as talking to a guy. One wants to go to Africa and I was a little shocked. He'll yeah we WANNA do a mission trip. I'm like Oh man. Wow all right so you want to incorporate a mission trip inside of a safari and on and on and on I mean there's so many cool things that you can do And so many amazing places in this world and and it's really just about experience. Get all and you're able to take that in with your family and and and really digest it all and and and understand what it can mean to you mean to your family and in growing your relationships and growing What what it is family is all about and and We're excited about it. We've gotten You know some pretty good traction so far and and made a lot of great relationships and you know. I think the biggest thing to for us on the athlete side is is is the mentoring side of it where I can't tell you how many times you know. Obviously I was injured a lot over my career. But you know especially in the last one with my in my head It it really brought. It brought to me where everybody asked me every single day. How you doing you know when you come back. You know how you're feeling you know. Do you need anything. But but not once. Did anybody ever talked to my wife or my kids and ask them how they were and and I think you know on the family side of things. I think that you don't really pay attention to it. You don't really think about it. You know you know. Nobody wants to say the Word Concussion. But a guys out with a concussion. He's out to three years. And you hear some of the stories about guys not know why they are forgetting what you're doing and all the rest of that stuff and you know if it's a twenty six twenty seven year old with a young wife and a young family. She's a dear. And unless you know what's going on you got nobody to talk. Nobody really knows what's going on so we're excited about about China help and not regardless of all and it's You know you have an opportunity to to try to get back and and help those That come after you and and it's been It's been very rewarding so far and we're looking forward to hopefully A long Long run. That's why it's well inspired travels It's a terrific service. We look forward to learning more about it. we'll let you go this How are you with middle seats and rooms with a windows because that's always refer icon middle seats when I first when I first turned pro in Hartford we? We were still flying commercial so being the rookie. I always got the middle seat. You must have when those yeah. I don't think the people I was sitting beside enjoyed that very much and the windowless rooms. Yeah we don't that's not part of our Bailiwick travel you get a room with a view and quite a few more amenities It sounds great. All the best to you and your family prongs and good luck with your family. Your sons your daughter basketball. I know they're all big basketball. Yes absolutely thanks guys appreciate it. Thanks for the Best Bronx. Thanks for coming on eight. Thanks right sounds like Chris. Pronger rate had a Darren Gregor household. Moment they're getting sketchy you know. The the line was starting to buzz a little bit. Yeah and then. He talked about his dogs. Were GonNA bit Squirrelly because somebody was ringing the doorbell and he's trying to do seventeen things at once and man. Do I know that? Act every week on the podcast and knock on wood. We haven't heard tiny the raindrops hockey podcast mascot in this episode episode seventeen yet. So no one's we've heard tiny off air. It is such a deep rover whatever he does there right so but no. We're thanks to prongs for coming on the last defensemen to win the Hart Trophy You know an amazing player hall of Famer but he was involved a lot of shenanigans. How many times was he suspended eight? Yeah that's a lot and as he said you know sometimes just happen. You remember the one was it the Stanley Cup final. No seven with the ducks any tag. Dean mcammond Oh you mean rate to the button elbow to the head. If that happened now he'd get ten games that it was so and it wasn't even wasn't hidden. It was right in the middle of the ice now that at the time. Everyone's like well. It's one game in. The finals counts as two. Yes and we isolated a clip as part of the promotional work of the Rangers. Podcast where he talked about how. That's the only way he knows how to play and he was like that when he was six years old. Could you imagine you're just starting to skate? I assume Chris was tall when he was saying. It's probably about five eleven at that point. Could you imagine going out there? And you're like Oh my God that tall kid. He's he's mean I don't know if I want to play all right so he has three children. I don't know if we got entirely into this basketball players. Seventeen year old boy is six foot. Seven is fifteen year old is six foot three and hasn't hit puberty so like man the Dean's monsters all right. Who's your Throat Punch candidate? This week I I had to dig a little bit for this one and I don't think you're gonna like it but so because because I'm trying to let myself off the hook I want you to go first with your throat. Punch candidate for episode seventeen. Okay I'M NOT. I don't have a throat punch from this week. Okay so so I was thinking back. What's bugged me or Kinda irk me this year that in the last few weeks or a month or so that I'd that I'd like to use and so I came up with. I got a text in a game from players. Dad Talk about something that I had said on the air about his son and I never responded but I thought I am having a conversation if I choose to get into it with an NHL players. Dad like why would they? This is not Bantam. Like why would you care? I mean I know it's still your son and your emotionally attached. And you don't like that if somebody says something negative about your son but seriously don't send me any tax so ray water. It's a positive tax. What if dad tax you to say? Hey Ray I really appreciate your analysis on little billy's play. I really appreciate that. So feel free to send those but if if you want to critique it's like the old old line that coaches say okay. I've got an open door. Yeah so coming in discuss everything. But you'd better be ready for the answer. If if dad wants to debate like I'm all if he wants to debate something I said then I'll be honest. I love it. This might be my favorite punch of the year and NHL Hockey texting like right so when we see statal all hockey dad's or hot sport parents and then the guy's a pro like who cares if you're a pro enjoy your son planned in the best league in the world. There's there's advice okay. So so from my favorite throat punch of the season thus far too. I'm just going to say this one's lame but I'm thrilled protein. Whoever designed the ten point target for the NHL All-star and the reason is you know? I guess they had to build a frame for this thing so that it would hold the netting so that obviously would catch pucks in wouldn't fall over. I mean they're shooting from how far away up high but but a number of guys Martin are included. It looked like he had put three in the ten point. Target but one actually sailed over the outside frame through the whole and into the net and didn't count so whoever made that frame who designed that frame gets my throat punch. Well I'm not GonNa say it's lame because I understand. They wanted to try something new but that one kind of fell flat. Yeah because everybody just as you would you look out there and you're like oh if I shoot for the one in the middle that's the most points. Why would I shoot for the one before three points over there? That makes no sense. Brad Hall shanking. It took a piece of my heart. I get did I mean he. He just called shanked it. He wasn't even he almost hit the fans on the right side of the building. They needed netting all the way around. Yeah going to the only thing I but this was a approach still in his in his prime these at least retire you know like so he shakes it. You can youtube worst. Pga drive ever.
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"I mean it's just sticking it to the owners one more time intentional or not. I mean not again speaks to. What is a real legit rivalry in the National League? Okay when Jose Batista had the Bat Flip in Toronto when they had that crazy seventh inning In the in the playoffs if united mind that either okay but at the time I hated it. I'm like man you hit your home run you should be pomp and you throw your arms up in the air if you want and because a lot of things had gone on to build the momentum to that moment much like riddick's poke check last night but I didn't like it the more I thought about it. I'm like why don't I like it like that's crazy not to like it like we want the players to show emotion and they've clearly there was so much built into that. And when when I look at it now and I see the highlights of Batista's flip the backflip. I'm like of course he should have done that. Like that was that was great. I would've I would've wanted to do the same thing for sure. So when I saw David Riddick yesterday we we talk about all. It's entertainment as well while man the guys pumped he's in the other building and he's it's like a mic drop like. I thought it was awesome. Yeah and remember. Last year he had they were in overtime. And Johnny gdre think they were in Denver and Gujral had a breakaway in overtime. And before it was in the net riddick had his arms up in the air. He was way out in front of the crease. And I'm like man that's part of his personality. Other guys aren't going to do it but he did. And I don't have a problem with it at all. I'll tell you what if that's me. I'm riding my stick and I'm slapping. My backside do everything within my own realm of possibility to piss off the wall. And you know that they're looking at it and they're like screw you pal. Like they hope riddick play Saturday. They hope they can get one hundred twenty three goals on him right like they just they don't they wouldn't like it but I thought it was. I thought it was actually a pretty cool ending to a terrific night hockey. It really truly was. It's episode seventeen of the rain rigs hockey podcasts. We've got Chris pronger standing by as we've alluded to Ray. Let's get into this week's top five headlines. The presentation of our bowels at lagaras jewelers. You can check them out at LAGARAS DOT com for all of your Valentine's Day shopping needs to remember use code Ray ten and you'll save big box. Lagarto DOT com earlier in the season. You referred to the Vancouver canucks Raymond as the best team in Canada now in fairness it was early in the season and they went through some tough times. Some Dark Times Ashley. Right after I said that here like oh thanks. Yeah in that market. You probably took some heat. It was my fault but back on top in the Pacific division a bit of a sloppy division to say the least but Diaz stand by that claim today given the fact that they've gone through adversity they faced some challenges and they've come together as a team. I still I think if I were do select today I would. I would have Toronto in front of them. Only by a miniscule margin. I Vancouver's the type of team. That would be a bear to play against in a playoff series and In talking with Travis Green. Their head coach one of the things he said that That is really a strength of their team. Is they kind of figure it out themselves? The players like as they play. What's their best style? What's their best way of playing? And they are aggressive. They're fast the really skeet. Like push the pace travis. Wants them to be aggressive in almost every spot around the ice. They've gotten excellent goaltending. Whether it's Jacob Marks Jerome or fatter dempo who was unreal against Saint Louis the other night They've got this consistent high end production from Quin Hughes. Who's had a terrific year? He scored in San Jose last night. Jt Miller been outstanding the best year of his career. Elliot's Patterson is is a star legit star and And then bullhorn VAT his. He's shown I think the reason that they selected him as the captain and he plays this all over the ice style. He takes more face offs than anybody in the League but Ryan Riley and I've left brock besser because he's kind of been put in a little bit of a secondary role. They wanted some balance in their scoring. And the guy that's exploded as Jake Virtanen got fifteen goals now right so i. I like their team a lot. I mean the the biggest challenge I mean. I look at those five teams in the in the division Arizona Vegas Edmonton Calgary and Vancouver. And I don't see anyone that's any better than anybody else I think they're kind of all the same So if you if you fall into a three week slump and you you play nine games and you only pick up a few points that might be enough to put you in a hole that you can't get out of looking so tight and I don't. I don't see anybody running away. I don't really see anybody falling apart. I'll be really interested to see if somebody can make a significant addition At the deadline. That like this could be the one area where a really good player changes the balance of a team's future in this year right and I don't get the sense in talking with connects management that Jim Benny's likely to do a whole heck of a lot as he's made clear to local media in Vancouver most of your shopping was done in the offseason. And I don't know that the Vancouver canucks need to add. But let's switch divisions to the central because the Winnipeg jets as we talked about on insider trading on Tuesday our most definitely identifying top four defenceman. They need some help. They've needed help all season long and the truth is if they don't find help they may be in store for a better draft pick in June than than what they were. Thinking is an absolute. Must that shoveled off? Gozo does whatever is possible to acquire that defenseman. No and the reason I say I mean yes from a on the ice standpoint hundred percent. I mean I did three games at the end of Jenn. What's January now I guess when the heck was it I guess it was two weeks ago. A couple of weeks. Oh Man I don't know one day anyway. I did three games in a row with the jets and in that time they were really excited to get Dmitri Kulikov and Lucas visa back in the lineup and with all due respect to guys who play in the NHL though should not be game changing guys that come back in. But Paul Maurice's had I don't know how many defensemen he's had to shuffle in and out and around the lineup and and then they're you know so that's Maurice's problem Kevin. Chevrolet offs problem is that he's trying to build as good a team as he can. He's got a six point. Seven million dollar hole in the middle of the Roster Drake's. Maybe you know this. Why does the dust in Buffalo in arbitration takes so long like? Is it not like okay? Everybody here's the date running your paperwork. Let's get going on well to be fair Ray. I believe that the players association isn't pushing to schedule a date because nobody is convinced that dust in buffalo is common back either this season or at all so I guess at some point. There's going to be a reason for challenging loss dollars but maybe there won't be. Maybe that'll be part of the case of the National Hockey League. If he just decides that he can't come back that that he's done so I think the Players Association and the League for that matter. I want a better handle on whether or not this guy has any intention of coming back before they expedite that process. Well well how are you GONNA know? Well he's going to be getting you can use right right like you're you're gonNA ask him because I would say you know that can be a yes or no and it really. Does that mean anything right so I I just think it's I think from the NHL Perspective. I'm surprised that a member team is stuck in limbo. Like this young. It's not fair to them. At drags you know. I side with the player. Ninety nine and a half percent of the time and this is the other half. I don't think it's fair to the jets. I don't think it's fair to their fans that they have. This unresolved issue that you know. We never know really what goes on behind the door but it just seems to be hang in there and so the reason I say that Kevin Chevrolet off. The general manager shouldn't necessarily go ahead and do whatever he can is to add. A top four is A. I wouldn't be interested in a rental player. They they gave up a first round pick. Two years ago for Paul Staff Nate and he was outstanding. Last year it was for Kevin Hayes and that fell flat. I mean they were trying. They were in a position they felt they. They could make a difference in act two years ago they almost made made it Stanley Cup finals right now. So but you've blown. Oh first round picks now. I know they've acquired some in the trades that that They've brought back. But if you make the playoffs which would be iffy even if you get a top four guy like if you're in like how much damage can you really do? So I don't know if this is the time be blown out assets. I know the people in Winnipeg. Don't love to hear that but it doesn't matter what happened a few years ago. You're you're in today and you can't you can't blow out assets even though they do have some very very good young prospects coming we see them at the world. Juniors that means there are a couple of years away or eighteen months away. We see those guys. They're in a tough spot and they're they're in a tough spot but I I wouldn't. I wouldn't chase it at all costs. We're we're GONNA talk about the Maple leafs in the Montreal Canadian shortly but just timely you were in Nashville for the leafs and the pres- on Monday so if we stay within the central here the Nashville predators man are they as bad as they look because when I watch the natural predators. I don't see even remotely a level a consistent level of compete. Well I I was really disappointed them. Coming out of the break Now Toronto dominated that game. It was Toronto's first game out of the break and it was nationals first game in Toronto dominated that game virtually the whole night.
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"And I needed that guys like. I needed that because I was on the verge of bailing. Because I was hurting I would look at it. I'm still scared but I was hurting and I was scared and the caretakers and caregivers out there we have to make sure we're looking out for them as well like my. I never saw my wife down and never saw her week. I never saw her worried around me but I sure to hell no is that. When she wasn't around me she would let her guard down in in in. Be Worried so we need to make sure now checking on the people that are sick but also we need to look after the caretakers and caregivers. Because they're going after a they're going through a lot mentally so we need to make sure we're taking care of them and that's something my wife and I have put our our hearts into to making sure that we are all taking care of the caretakers and caregivers but that for me got me back on my feet. Look it we cried. I cried for about an hour after that. Trust me I mean I hugged my wife and I you know I just was like okay. I'm GONNA okay now I. I'm going to get back on track. Your I'm just GonNa go one day at a time not gonNA worry about the next treatment. I'm not going to worry about February twenty first or you know if I don't feel good then okay. I don't feel good but you know so for me that was that was the turning point In my battle and I know there are a lot of people out there that are listening or no people that have gone through it and can really relate and The taxed the calls both of you guys at the forefront of that Um in reaching out to let you know to let me know that you guys were thinking about me here just to talk It helps a lot of people. Don't know they feel like you're bothering them or they feel like you're don't know what to say but just being yourself and getting into your relationship with that person goes a long way so you know. I know there's a lot there but for me That second treatment is where I needed to get straightened out and Diana check Grabbed me by the short hairs and pretty much set me straight and I put back my hockey helmet on and got back that mentality that we all have in his great game and that helped me get through because It certainly tested me and tested. you know my my will to live and proud to say that. I'm going on two years cancer free and got a big scam coming up in March and The farther away from February twenty first of twenty nineteen Better you know the the better that I feel so Very I'm sorry eighteen. Sorry Twenty Eighteen You know the better and more confident that I feel so very lucky. Very blessed with all the help that had the support And the team of doctors that I had a very very lucky for for all the prayers as well. I can't even imagine any the changes that you under go through that whole battle and the time line that you were laying out for us. What's different about Eddie Olczyk? Today than three years ago or Ray. Hook it in our relationship. There's there's there's no bull it's like you know. Tell me what I need to know. Not What I wanNA hear right like th that's that's us that's that's that's and it's like that's what it is honestly ray. I think what helped me get through? I was very much it piece when I was going through my battle because the most important people in my life have always known how important they are to me and how much I love them and I always tell my wife and I would tell my kids you know. Look at God forbid if something would happen to me you know you need to tell me that you know how much I love you and how much better my life has been with you in it you want and they all would say the same thing. I'll stop it stop talking. Nothing's going to happen. Stop but all day today. The big picture. Right like drags you know when you got when you got GM's and coaches calling and texting and telling you you know yeah this guy's day to day or the coaches made it while you know and the big picture we all day today really like all day right so for me Ray. That my my feelings me being at peace with the most important people in my life knew how I felt about them. That helped me get through like I've always told those people my my feelings and that helped me get through the toughest time of my life because look at if they told me. That's all you've had fifty one and a half years you've done all of this. You've had some great friends. You've had incredible family. You've done everything that you could imagine. But it's time I was okay with it. I was at peace because there was no stone unturned. There was no person out there. That hidden made an impact on me and my life and the most important thing in my life didn't know how I felt about them and that really helped me get through and what I like to say. Is that if you read the book and no Ray? There are any crayons with this book. Just for the record. I know you were dying. Krantz this book. Berry impressed agent but but I tell people I hope you do two things one is. I hope you laugh a little into is. I hope you'll love a little bit more and that helped me get through like it really did so ray. You know what I in when I reflected. I am more proud now of what I've been able to accomplish in my life personally. Most importantly my family my four kids and my wife my friends at my hockey career like like before I got sick. You Know I. I was very proud of what I've accomplished I was. I was proud but I think when I was sick. And and when you're sick like that you have enough quiet time. The last you a lifetime so I had a lot of time to reflect. I spent seventeen hours a day in our basement. I that's where I live for six months and I look back at my career and I feel more proud now in look back at what I accomplished in my hockey life as well as my personal and go you know what you know. What yeah you know. You were a pretty good player. You accomplished a lot and I don't think I ever looked at that it it. I looked at it that way before. I got sick so really if anything ray I think it reassured me I was in a great place personally professionally but then I had a time to reflect and I said you know what regardless of what some people may say. And that's what makes the world go round. I I did pretty good but I really don't I really don't I know it's long winded but I. There was important to talk about those two specific areas. Honestly Ray I don't I don't look. I don't look at things any differently. I really don't appreciate anything more so I think what it did with me. Being sick is it just reassured me that I was in a really good place before and now I know I'm in a really good place after and that's really. The heart of the book is that if I can have one person get through the day her help them get through their battle or to keep them away from having to go through what I did. Look it just doesn't have to be cancer. It could be anything I mean. Life is a battle. Look at it I was. I was bullied as a as a young kid. And as a hockey player I mean I had. It was in the hockey news. I mean it was an hockey news. Where a former coach of mine said you know? Jeeze Eddie Olczyk. Oh you know he'll he'll have a good. Nhl Career if he doesn't eat his way out of the NHL well. What's wrong with the hungry hockey player I ask and to? I'm chocolate guy right race. You know what's what's what's wrong with that but like look at if I would say that on. Tv DOWN HERE. In the states on NBC. Where if there was a player out there and I would critique him in and talk about his you know his weight or or you know I mean they would be taken look. It's different world today. I understand that but to think about that like that. It did bother me. You know but look I ended up playing sixteen years in a league and you know I mean look the rest is history but so a lot of that is in the book and and I think it's all ages. I really do. I think he could be relatable to to anybody. That obviously loves our game or is in a battle and I'm I'm very proud of that. And in Perry left. Go who drags you mentioned a little bit earlier. I mean he did a wonderful job a guy that I know extremely well from my days in Toronto and obviously he's a award winning horse racing writer as well so certainly that played into it. But I'm hoping that I'm hoping that people when they pick it up and read it They'll they'll laugh a little and the love a little bit more and if I could make an impact that way then it was well worth the sixteen months pen to paper of doing the book. Well no question. You've made an impact heads and we'll continue to do so. He is Eddie Olczyk. The book is beating the odds in hockey and in life. We've kept you long enough. Thank you for your honesty your courage Edsall and through it all an incredible sense of humor. What we love you guys Drake's and I look forward to I look forward to seeing you guys on the road. You guys do an amazing job. You're not only great friends of mine and people that I respect but you guys do an amazing job for our great game and there are so many there are so many great people in our game But we need more people in our game just like you guys so I appreciate you guys having me on your podcast and and what I read the when I read the promotion in the advertisement for the Ray Drake's or the dregs and ray podcast. It says you guys like to have a wee bit of fun we have A. We bit of fun today. That's what I wanted with that right. That's what I WANNA know Ed. So you accomplish that you you get a chocolate dessert for this today. Oh that's a shot. Now that is a way to end a segment so and love you guys. Happy New Year. And I'll see you guys down the road you bet any. Thanks a lot love. You Buddy got sick love you. We've had many guests on the rain. Dregs hockey.
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"I think what I proved to myself is how much I love the game And knew how important You know the best players on the team but also the guys that are there to to You don't push you to keep the guys loose Make them laugh and stretch the Tiv every once in a while which ended up being my role in that team and in ninety four with with the Rangers. Look at my role was installed even before. The season started Mike in and our coach came into get into the locker room and in our practice facility at In Rye New York play land in in In Our facility there and you came in and he had this great video showing all the championships in New York. And you know all the different sports and video of you know when the Rangers won back in nineteen forty and you know great just great music and you know it's just upbeat right like okay. This is the start of the year. Whatever and he goes around the room we got twenty six twenty seven guys because back then there was no cap and you could carry a hundred guys if you want. It's a Lotta guys in a room. So he starts off as meeting and he goes around he looks at Mount Mark Messy and he goes. You know you're going to be you know you're going to score the goal in game seven to win the Stanley Cup for us for the first time in nineteen forty and you're going to be the first ranger to touch the Stanley Cup Brian. Leetch you're going to be the best defenseman Adam Graves. You're going to score fifty goals issue. Joey Kosher if anybody touches Mark Messier GonNa kick his ass and then he goes in Eddie olczyk PAS PAS baas pause Baas Baas you might not play all year long but you're gonNA have a role on this team and I'm like she's like okay here. We go You know I did matter if I was going to be there and and that was my role and I knew right from that meeting like I knew right from that meeting and of course good friend Glenn Ely of course comes up to me goes on. You'RE GONNA you're GonNa with me a lot this year I co- You're unbelieveable heels. But you know like that's that was the hand that was dealt and have my name on the Stanley Cup. I'm so proud of it. Look at I had very little to do Obviously on the ice for what we accomplished. But I will say that as I I. I am very proud of the impact that I had off the ice to be one of the leaders on that team with the leaders that we had up and down that lineup And also to to to be voted players player by my teammates. is Is is the players player year. We won the Stanley Cup for a guy. Then I guess that had very little impact on the ice certainly met a lot and that's the greatest You know that's the greatest award that I got individually in. My career was to to get that award on a on a team that had obviously some incredible leaders but to be recognized by my teammates You know obviously I handled it the right way and very proud to been arranger and when that Cup in ninety four. We're going to transition a little bit here to talk about your your fantastic book beating the odds in hockey and in life and I was telling Darren Before we got on I remember exactly where it was. It was a Sunday morning. I was in Seattle Cami and I in the boys were down for a little weekend getaway and and I had gone down to lobby to get a coffee and there's phone call from you and so I'm I'm happy. It's Ed Zone. 'cause you're not a foreign guy you're attacks sky and so really excited. I'm like oh I wonder what's up so I'm like. Hey how you doing in you said. I tell you honestly I've never really been knocked off my feet by phone. Call like this before and it was when you told me that you were sick and I I mean right to the core and I can't help but wonder as you were making those calls to people like what was going through your head like like I was scared just to hear it. I can't even imagine where you were and and I guess I wonder like how. How did you just get started on the road? Eddie to try to get healthy. Yeah well there's a lot there ray. And obviously it's very emotional Sensitive you know time in my life and it always be with me. I mean cancer will always be a part of your life but I think I initially Ranger is that you know when when you are told that you're sick and obviously for me look at. I woke up one day and I couldn't go to the bathroom like I couldn't go number two and that was a normal for me and then when it goes two days then. I'm like Oggi's there's something wrong right and the next thing you know. I'm having a six hour surgery in the removing fourteen inches of my colon. And they're taking out a tumor the size of my of my fist. You know and then they're calling me on August fourth at seven seven. Pm On a Friday night. That you have stage three colon cancer recommending chemotherapy for the next six months. And you know and they will reassess from there. I mean the first thing I thought of was okay. Well you know how long do I have? You know like really like you know. Am I going to die But making those phone calls ray which I made the most important people in my life immediately. you feel like you've let people down you've you've worried them you You know stop people in their tracks. That that's what I felt when I would make those calls to notify people that that needed to be notified because they've had such important impact on my life is to hear it from me and to say look like I'm sick. This is what they're telling me and I'M GONNA fight and I'm going to battle hard as they can But like that's what I that's what I felt It's it's emotional. I remember talking to you. And it's it's hard even to this day to remember. Think about that conversation. Because you're letting somebody in your life that means a lot to your. You know you're telling them that you're sick and now you're affecting them right like that's just the domino effect and I've had this conversation sadly with thousands of cancer patients and a lot of us. Feel the same way as where you feel weak. You feel less. You feel like you become a burden not only on your family but your friends and your job and the people that love you and you know and it's it's not you know you're sick but you don't you know people didn't feel like I was letting them down or you know purposely worrying them. It's just that's how you feel and I think just being honest ray like I was with you and you know dregs contacting you after and it's just one of those things where you just say. Okay look I'm you know I almost felt better. Because here's what happened guys. Is that what I was what I was sick and I could go to the bathroom in between that time and then me going publicly about my stage. Three colon cancer battle. I had horse racing periods of parents that I had to cancel. There was a charity hockey game. That I put my my my my two oldest boys Eddie and Tommy were playing in and I was gonNA play in I you know I was in no shape to to be out in public let alone go play hockey game. So I had to cancel their cancelled an autograph appearance. I you know there are a lot of people that were not only say upset with me but I gave them my word that I would. You know. Be there and then now. I'm canceling so my kids and my family had you know. Had to make excuses for me and then I was like look. Initially I WANNA just go hide under a rock and not tell anybody but you know when you're in the so called public. I like we are in our little world. It's hard to just go. No go dark you know to go away and I actually felt better. Believe it or not dregs and razor. I almost felt better when the when it became public And just say look. I'm sick I'm GONNA do everything I can fight through this battle and go from there. So you know the strain that I put on my friends my family my wife. Diana of you know almost thirty two years. You know being there every day Being the caretaker and caregiver of seeing me go through my forty. Eight hours of Chemo every other week for six months and look I talk about it in the book but I my second treatment is where I was going one way and my white grabbed me and got me back on the straight narrow because the razor you know me better than anybody drags. We know each other very well. I've never quitted anything in my life like we're all wired a certain way and for me whether I was down in a game. Coaching a game. I'm at the race track down. I'm not giving up until it's over and look. I went through my second treatment of chemotherapy. I was in it and I was at home and my side effects brought me to my knees like cancer test. You will to live The chemotherapy really does change you. It it it battles you and my side effects were look at full disclosure At nosebleeds had terrible headaches neuropathy in my fingers and my in my in my feet I would thumb it and I would just go to the bathroom without being able to control it like I would just look at. I would just shit the floor. I had no control over that and I told my wife I'm done I quit I. I'm done I see. How am I gonNA get through treatment to which is September fifteenth of two thousand seventeen? How am I gonNA get through today? Let alone get through February twenty. First when they were going to unhook me for the last time. Hopefully and I was going to put this in a rear view mirror and I look at. I had a port and my chest. Were I had a fanny pack that I would wear for. Forty eight hours in the chemotherapy would go through. This wire hooked up to my chest and it would go off every ninety seconds in that sound could still hear it today. It's just a and I have this medicine shooting in to me and I'm just like I can't. I can't live like this and my wife grabbed me. And this is where the so-called tsn turning point. If I could use that Happened for Eddie Olczyk in my cancer battle and my wife grabbed me and she looked at me and she says you're not quitting. You GotTA fight for.
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"Oh Gosh those were the days razor somebody now. We're in a great team but we we had some characters through there right. It's like the air before you got there. Kevin Air there and we've got these young guys. They've called up from the American League Team. Which late in the year. We're on the power play. And he's got. The coach has got these four guys that had just been called up and Kevin sitting there on the power play. We're sitting on the bench and Kevin's like four guys away from me. And he yells down meet so of course you know our voices so loud. He's like raise it. You get a load of this power play. I said Yeah I see he goes no. You can't have loaded these characters on the power play mad we were and you show up and now we've got now we've got another avenue for this so we get this. Guy Kai Nurminen who they sign from. Finland Kai was a super nice guy but intensity the NHL was not for him and you came up with a pretty good nickname for him because he had a thigh injury. Yeah so so drake. Here's here's what happened so we're playing there on and off with you know playing with different guys on the team. Larry Robinson coach Rick Green Jaybird right H J league. Jay Leach was our coach. You know. And so Elliott good bunch of guys. Blakey was there mentioned Doug Easy I mean you know Byron before you know it. Great guys great guys. We had some you know some some new guys and just learning the NHL so so kind and was You know he was like A. He was like Miroslav furniture back in the day with the Toronto. Maple leafs one of my former teammates with the league is that he was like you know he's like that type of player so so we're playing. We're playing a game and it's the three of us so I bought back from center to wing and it's me Ray in in by so we go out there and you know we're going up the ice or whatever and you know razors got the puck and I go to the net and then you know Kai drops in behind ray and you know whatever nothing happened. We dumped it in the corner and then we changed. We came back. So we're sitting on the bench in Chi- is sitting in between me and ray and I could hear Kyko real. Yeah what do you want Did you not see me? What are you talking about Rosa? I was three meters behind. You three meters three. How how far is three meters? I have no clue is at seven hundred feet. Is that thirty feet. So that's what we were dealer with. Dregs we had a guy. It was three meters. I do like is that close as far I I have no clue so we pray the rest of the game and we come back and all of a sudden kyw disappears like he's come up lame like he's not playing he's not skating so you know we find out that you know. We got a Charley Horse. So we don't feel for a couple of days he comes in and go tell you what's the matter? Oh my you know my leg. My Si- hurts so I'm Blake Drake's he opened the door says my Si- her and I'm like well you have just become Feinerman. You not tied Nermin anymore. You're by so from then on. That's or until I got traded at the deadline which is about four months later. He would walk in the room I go. Hey fine how are you doing? He goes no no. It's so it's my name. Is Chi Chi? Go Cy are you. Yes yes my hurts I go. You are now fighting Herman so urban. And now looking. It's I mean about it like it is like probably immature. But look at your talk to your listening soon right pal. That made us laugh more than anything. I think that whole year right right. How many years ago? That's twenty three twenty four years later we still laugh about five at any time. A guy gets a Charlie or in the league or something happens There isn't a text that doesn't fly by a razor. What what what do you think is doing right now in? Ray knows exactly what we're doing exactly what we're talking about. Yeah I know immature Drake's but you know what that's not. I'm not going to argue that point. I'm not gonNA argue that at all and so you bring up a texting and dregs and I were discussing this. Nobody tax like you do like where did develop. I appreciate them. Because when you get a text from Eddie at usually about ten text bars long and included in it is twelve words. Yeah because he writes two words sans it then types to more. I don't know if you your thoughts would appear in there. The apple two letter abbreviation. It takes work through this. Where did you come up with this? Do you know who I mean. Do you know who's texting you. That do you ever forget my need to read it. You're right there. You go there you go. That that is less is more all right. I was told that somewhere along the light of my life lessons more looking. I know I'm not a text I sent. Zeros is is circles or circles zero. My Kids Bust my chops. I look at You know I don't I don't if I'm paying for your your cell service than don't bust my chops on like I could easily cut off the seven hundred seven hundred phones that we have in our family. It seems like so. I don't know what I learnt. I just you know I I answer. I respond right. I'm a good responder but maybe not a good You know maybe it's not good for Maybe not good for the heart. I guess about net. That'd be one of my resolution that I will try to become a veteran texter. There you go like. Do you have a favorite team? I mean aside for maybe ninety four of course with the New York Rangers were part of the Stanley Cup. Winning team you played in Toronto. You played your own town Chicago. The New York Rangers. They go down the list. Is there aside from the Rangers? Let's just put them aside because of the Stanley. They're a time in your career at team. Mississippi that you still embrace I mean I think when you put it all in and I know I know ray and I have had this schedule. this discussion drake's over the years. But you know when you're a player late if if if your family is happy and content if you're playing in your competitive And then you enjoy the people. You're working around in with the trainers first and foremost and it doesn't matter like for me. You know taking my hometown out of it. Just because you know it's home and my family's been here in the five years that I spent with the blackhawks but I mean those are the days that I spent in Winnipeg I mean I you know Drake's knots where we I you know our pass. I cross back in the day but you know I did. I think there was just something there because it was a it was a small town. Came in a in a big city league and You know everywhere you went. People wanted to you know talk and and let you know they support it In you know the Camaraderie. We had on the team. It was a close knit team. Both on and off the ice and I mean it's there I mean I was almost five and a half years so you know I had a pretty good taste of what playing in the peg is is it was about so You know any specific year. No I probably can't say that but I look at my totality in time in Winnipeg and go you know. Gosh I still have relationships there and and people that I've you know that have leaned on you know not only when I was battling my you know my my cancer battle but you know just you don't I mean life's life's rough I mean life's a battlefield and you stay in contact with the people you do and the relationships that you have but you know just that time in Winnipeg was You know I just I really you know I really really enjoyed it. Look I mean my time with Ray and with Arthur Louise and Blakey and in Odi Sean O'Donnell Make like that Cup of coffee that I had an LA. Like I look back at it I mean looking at I mean ray room with look at that year ninety six it. Was You know ninety six ninety seven season? I mean there were rumors about Reagan and traded in Artie and Kevin Stevens getting traded. My name is not popped up at all and next thing you know I'm getting I'm getting traded to the penguins and I was only there for that cup of coffee. I mean that team that we had I mean we had. We had a boatload of fun and and We pushed each other and there are a few arguments on the bench. You arguments on the boss. A few arguments and the car ride home We had players go missing time semi we. We pretty much had everything. Go on and I love that team. Even though I was only there short period of time and The Ninety six ninety seven season Eddie. You know one of the teams that Drake's glossed over a little bit was in New York when you guys won the Stanley Cup. And I've always been so impressed is really not the wrong word. But I admire the way that you're you've got a big personality and even in New York when when you weren't plan as much as you probably should have been how did you. Where did you get that that part of your personality that you're always upbeat? You always charge or were like you were so popular with the guys and anybody. When I went there a couple years later they talked about all the some of the Shenanigans with with Mike Keenan and how you were always the guy that helped charge the team forward a little bit like where did that come from. Yeah who I appreciate that Ray I I would. I would like to think that I learned that as a as a young kid growing up. with You know with my family my mom and dad and then warning that over my my my hockey longevity and then playing you know having played nine or ten years you know actually eight plus years in the NHL and then getting to New York. And then I say this in the book I you know my career pretty much came to a halt when I got traded to the rangers and it it was hard It tested my love and my My Passion for the game But I always felt that you know world player regardless how bigger role is is that you've got two things you do things you gotta do. You gotTA accept an execute and everybody wants to be on the power play. Everybody wants to be out there at the end of the game But we know that that's not possible and and I do in my role was and yeah it was hard. I mean it it it it was. It was awful times but I was never gonNa let anybody see that I was down. I never was going to let the guy sitting next to me or across from me. Let them you know. Take drag them down with me and You know I always wondered what it would have been like if I wouldn't mind. Sorry if I would've went into general managers Neil Smith. Office just said you know what I'm not playing this is about playing and I gotta get Outta here. I never thought about that. I mean it never crossed my mind. It was just like look. I believe. I'm going to get a chance to win. I going to do what I do I'm GONNA prove that I can play and help. And you know the opportunity didn't happen but you know I think just you know. I've I think learning it over the years ray really. I mean 'cause I knew we had a great team and you know I would never stover this day. I would not trade in that experience experience of of doing what we did in New York and ninety four. I'm bringing a cup to their to the city of New York and Ranger fans for the first time fifty four years so it was It was hard it was. It was probably harder being away from the rank than it was being at the rink. Because I was with the guys and the trainers and you know you could go out there and really blow some steam and know. Even if you weren't playing you know you could do things that just. Kinda let things out but you know when I was at home. You do a lot more thinking or if you're in your you know you're going through a game day and you're not playing you just thanking you wander and you start doubting yourself and you know all those things cross your mind so But I I think I just learned it as a young kid and I learned it when I played in the League for eight or nine years until I got to New York so.
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"From Utah in partnership with tsn. Welcome to episode fifteen of the Ray and eggs hockey podcast. We've got Eddie Olczyk. And so is arguably one of the best guests that we're GonNa have ray on the podcast. This season Our inaugural season Clearly we tape this interview earlier in the day. We don't want to give too much away rate out of the gate but normally we kind of Balk. What twenty twenty. Five minute gas. Yeah I think we ended up talking heads off for the better part of forty forty five minutes just because he's a great guy but what a terrific message and story to tell What I thought. What's amazing is you'RE GONNA. You will find this interview. I'm almost certain absolutely hilarious And then incredibly poignant and For a good friend of both of ours man it was. It was really something to listen to to all our listeners. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA love Eddie Olczyk if you didn't know any before you're gonNA love Eddie now. Yeah great stuff coming up with Eddie Olczyk. We've got our throat punch candidates we've got ask Ray and dregs. We've got the usual staples here on the Ray androids hockey. Podcasts is is your microphone okay. I mean it feels like we've got technical difficulties here. Now you're in Winnipeg the time courting you didn't travel the microphone as destructed to travel with the. I forgot that it's on my desk now. You didn't have an adaptor to plug into your Mac pro but now you do have no no so. This is what this is where the real problem was. Unfortunately this was on the video that you guys were watching me. Look for after which I don't have which I don't need hokey because I thought the only way to plug in for the interview into my computer what's to have this adapter attached to my headphones. Okay yeah but I didn't need that. There's just a whole on the other side of the computer like your headphone Jack. But I'm an idiot and I didn't know it was there so it took me a while and I will say it only took me like three tries to find it and you maintain your level of temperament which was impressive You know there is a video element to this. And we're kind of dabbling with the video side of things here ray and dregs hockey podcast But our technical adviser Rob Grade. I I love how tries to coach you through things you know. He's a bit of a guru when it comes to this stuff you know what he needs to be needs to be able to invent some sort of pair of glasses which you're wearing right now as they look at you. That has all of this connected to your glasses so you remember the movie. The jerk years ago at the optic grab he became a millionaire with the and the and the dog's name wasn't tiny was something head to family show. We'll be careful with that but that's honestly because you travel as light as possible as we all do. I mean anybody who checks bag when they're going on a two three day trip you'll find yet. You're you're left for dead so you need the glasses with the microphone. Attached the adapter. That's also attach you just plug your glasses into your Mac pro and while I wouldn't forget anything like seriously. That microphone is sitting on my desk. It's not very helpful there. No An and cameras can pick up the game a little bit because she too is a great influence to the podcast. She gives us unbelievable feedback. Week by week. She's gotTa make sure that that microphone is tucked somewhere near belonging. So I say on. The list of her priorities might is about one hundred seventy third on her list. I understand that. Hey great feedback on Wayne. Gretzky interviewing episode fourteen. So what conversation backed by great guests. And we've got a surprise. You don't even know this So we've got a surprise guest for episode. Sixteen which I'm going to share with you later in the podcast before we get to the news of the day night the podcast which is the Zack Kassian suspension. I I'm going to..
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"And is in great physical shape now but you're it was about six foot five so he had me by the shirt collar pinned up against the back of the net. And Steve Is Herman Skates around. The back of an and he goes. Hey Ray why? Don't you analyze that insatiable you just kind of like a fly by me by the neck and I was like trying to stay out? Stay alive all right so so. I'm actually happy about talking about the rain. Drake's fantasy hockey pool this week in episode fourteen. Why happy well because we we should give a huge congratulations stan. You're a Victoria. Bc Aaron on top wins first place in the raindrops fantasy hockey pool following the winter. Classic Game January first so Aaron Scores. Twenty five hundred bucks in prepaid credit cards as our first half of the season winner. Aaron doesn't know this right but added bonus to the prize. Package is dinner with you and Cammie really. We're would that be all better? Eggers aren't really nice. You and all. That's fantastic congratulations. Aaron Spend Your Twenty five hundred wisely. Kurt Hamlin Rape Behind Erin Brewer. At six hundred sixty eight points rate cruising along my friend. Five hundred seventy eight points. Forty six better than me and some stiff name Robert Reece. Isn't that far behind East? At least six hundred and forty three points so well ahead of you and I forgot to check on Landon. Did you check on Landon? I did not no I did not. I mean these awesome. Yeah yeah all right. So I mean I virtually have no chance of of climbing up the standings and being part of the Shenanigans of the second half but I do like the chances of of Kurt. Hahn who knows maybe Erin. Brewer Goes wire-to-wire okay. Well here's another thing we could do like you already owe me a spectacular dinner in Switzerland. Premature celebration right but keep going You we could maybe have a second-half bet own no you know what was our first half but the dinner not. I. I bet there wasn't one you were so confident you were. GonNa win until you're clearly dragging up the pack here. I don't know maybe we could come up with some for the second half to keep the people interested because it's a route right now. It's not even close so the thousand dollars. Us that it's like a unit cost me in. Lausanne isn't enough like what are you. What are you proposing? I'm GONNA give this a thought for the week and I think we have a chance here. Okay how about this for at least one segment that we do on t s and dot ca the world championship. You after. Wear my suit jacket and then I have to wear yours. That would be awesome. All I can think of is Tommy boy. Tommy don't do that and I love. You wouldn't get my suit coat over your elbows are abroad. We got we got a cruiser What's your week look like? I know you mentioned. You've got a jets game coming up for the next few days and leave on Saturday. Night Games Sunday in Winnipeg and Tuesday in Winnipeg Thursday in Toronto and back in Winnipeg Friday so busy busy week coming back at it. I was thinking we could record the podcast in studio in Toronto next week but I'm actually in Connecticut. I'm doing NBC next Wednesday. So I got defy early Wednesday morning. Okay well then you'll be up to forty five. Am Eastern. Because that's kind of your sleeping patterns so I hope not man. I hope not all right man. Good work have a good week a great week. Everyone you bet we want our listeners. To rate the PODCAST and Sherrit so other hockey fans can jump on board with raindrops hockey podcast. We need your feedback. You can present that at ray and Greg's anytime any day thank you to all our great sponsors for supporting the podcast and we invite listeners to support them as well we're talking about no dot com luxury outerwear the you simply cannot beat. Andy Dot CA. Use Code Ray. Fifty for the fifty dollar discount off your wonderful mattress. Sure hell thoughts here. You can call them at one. Eight four four two three five. Sure ten SWATCH DOT CA. Thank you for the great guests gifts and our favorite jeweler LAGARTO DOT COM. Look forward to episode fifteen. That'll drop at some.
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"Uh-huh all right time for everyone's favorite part of the rain drake's hoc you. Podcast is throat punch. And Ray. I've I've got something special for you bulldogs all right now. The problem is I don't know how to shut it off. Hold on the part working on it right all. Come on. Shut it off series. Obviously that's the penalty box from the world junior hockey championship in the Czech Republic. And I've got a feeling that after hearing at one time. That was enough for us at fair. I can't stand that song. Now this is this is what people I don't think understand so we're doing two games a day. Most people were watching the Canadian Game. And maybe part of the other game though in the first game. Say there's ten penalties ten times. I hear that Song the Canadian game. There's seven penalties that seventeen times a day. Somebody thought that song was a great thing to play as a player. Any pressure filled time goes to the penalty box. It sounds like it reminded me of the old Benny Hill thing. Benny Hill theme get. I hated it. I couldn't even I. It would come on and you'd be like I can't even ignore it how much I dislike. Know what it was called. I think it was called Charlie Charlie something. I'd like to meet Charlie. Tell him to beat it. So Charlie gets a throat punch for sure what is going to take away from the throat punches as you were playing the song people can't see you were kind of dancing and shoulder shuffle gone. I'm not I can see. I can see why Holly thought you were a great idea back in the day. Oh what a smooth dancer. Hey you know how we met by the way It was actually I if you're old enough to appreciate this but in small town I'm GonNa say Canada but it was a Western candidates. Scotch when they used to bring in. When the ice was out in the summer they would bring in like a Roller Skating Company. Right and once a week. There'd be like a roller skating party in the Land Bird Arena Landaburu schedule. And that's where hall and I met for the first time I was like fourteen. Fifteen at the time admire skin-tight GW. Jeez on sweet ass. Like I mean really really nice and on top of that. I was wearing a Pittsburgh pirates. Remember the old Pittsburgh Pirates Hats. That were lawsuits. I mean like coke wouldn't want she's always human anyway. It wasn't my dancing. It was a masculinity on roller skates. Not Blades Skates these. Things had four wheels man. Did you have your own? No which is. It's a personal pet peeve of mine. That's the reason I don't go bowling and roller skating. Gross me out because I'm wearing somebody else's toe jam and I'm not digging it. Yeah I can bring your own socks to bowling. Oh yeah I wear socks but I guess they sprayed them. I don't know what they're sure. They did back in the eighties. Spreadable rights anyway. This is what happens when you bring pauly or tiny. I've always got a story right. And then they're usually ridiculous. That's good but my throat punch goes to the goal song because I couldn't stand it bugged me. I would give a secondary one to Corey. Perry for his play in the game. Yeah because it's funny. You can defend if you want but the stuff piles around the same guys all the time. It's coming from the side. There's only one place you're gonNA hit the player. And that's Ryan Ellis. Yeah there's only one place I didn't like that place. Oh did you think I mean five was the maximum without the in person hearing so I thought it would have been Alderman. Yes absolutely I just. I don't see how there was any other result that was going to happen from trying to make a hit right in that position. Well Yeah I'm not struggling with this but it's it's not as defined as I would like it to be normally the throat punch as you've described is it's individualized. It's either again. Your candidates Corey Perry for the five game suspension. Being perhaps a bit light for dirty play or the penalty box song. I get that I'm going with anyone who continues to oppose more three on three overtime and I get it be as I've talked to general managers about this coaches. There's at least a hint of concern that you're going to stress overplay your top dogs your top players because those are the players that are going to be out there in ending standard window of three on three but I've also talked to players and I've talked to goaltenders and there wouldn't be many who prefer the shootout over an extended three on three so my throat punch goes to anyone who says now we're good with what we have five minutes with three three overtime and leave the shoot up and in fairness that might go all the way up to the Commissioner's Office because Gary Bettman as always been a strong proponent and advocate of the shooter for me it's an individual's skills competition. I want and need more three on three. I don't I don't understand the on board with the debate over it. You know it's more ice time for your stars while if it is than us some other guys yeah right now because the the shootout. I liked it when it first came in I was on board with it. I'm like this well. Then all of a sudden there's too many games going to shootout and I'm like It's not that overtime. Toronto and Winnipeg last night was spectacular. Well they're not always spectacular right all the time they you know you don't get the best version you know you guys kind of. They're going to control the park. They're GONNA come back to center. Whatever it might be. I would much prefer that to me. That's closer to real hockey. Then you have to You know to the shadow and the reason that they will always look for an ending is because the ties were just they were unpalatable to the North American audience. Like in soccer. You have tie on the European tie it just finishes tie basketball they play. They don't go to a free throw shooting contest or three or three point shooting contest. They play overtime till it ends. I would prefer that too. I'm with you on this all right. We've got to ask Ray Andrey coming up. Do you WANNA play. You want me to play Charlie one more time Ray. Is we leave throat punch or should I just let that Rusk? I've I've almost had enough of Charlie You know what's really been interesting to drake's is how many people send it to me on twitter at me to the group that will be tweeting it at in the very near future perhaps as part of the limited promotional work that you do in supporting the rain breaks occupied cast on. These are all right. Let's go between the benches and we're gonNA start with a positive and then we'll shift over to somewhat of a negative story. Line your thoughts on the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Arizona coyotes if you look at the Columbus Blue Jackets radio months ago we're talking about Columbus. What is going on with the Blue Jackets? I mean at that point a month ago their way out of the playoffs and you know all of a sudden now. They're right the thick of things yet again yet. Well it's funny. I would say that you know we. Can you know we? It's pretty easy to to point out. What what amuses us at times from from John Tortorella when he snaps at the podium when he you know any is so fiery. The Guy can coach because their team was decimated in the offseason. They lost rate. Now are Tammy perine had sixty points New York. So they lose him they lose Brodsky. They've got to totally unproven. Goalies and Yoenis corpuscle. Who got hurt and Elvis? Moore's Lincoln's there forward group is just gutted with injury and yet now they've got fifty points on the season there. Ten One and four in their last fifteen games. They're they're at the second wildcard spot two points behind Philly two points behind Carolina I find it astounding and of course nobody really notices or none of us really pay much attention. But you're like damn they're doing unbelievable and I think it has to be knowledged Arizona's We talk it on earlier and talk to him. About what A. What a great job. He's done in the coyotes of done. This division is jammed up. You've got between first and fifth. You've got four point separating teams but Arizona's at the top of the heap. They got twenty five. Wins the both goalies on a lineup? Anti rant is hurt again and Darcy Camper got hurt now. It's down to goalie three Eden Hill and they went again talks. Done an amazing job out there but getting Taylor Hall adds another level to their team. Kessel start to warm up to the deal and they're not going to be an easy cure and some credit to John. The general manager. Who knows I mean? That's that's a coup that's a big deal and acquiring Taylor all may not be done between now and and the trade deadline. If you pay much attention to this I think you do you know it's always fun. When you see basketball players tee off show personality we see it in the NBA. Of course we see it and in the NFL to some degree on occasion. You see it from baseball players. Rarely do we see just pure personality from NHL Stars? There are a handful. There are a handful. I everytime Brad Marchand opens his mouth. I want to hear what he has to say. And and there are other players who are like that because they're not afraid of the media and they've figured out a while ago that you know what it's part of brand building is part of brand building now you can go to the extreme with. Pk Superman but then you can take it all the way back to Connor mcdavid. Who clearly doesn't doesn't love the camera. He knows that you know being captain of team matters and he has to speak with the media. I don't that he's. He's intimidated at all by media. I just don't get the sense of the enjoys doing it. Is that missed opportunity by? Nhl Players in failing to build their brand because they're not embracing the opportunity to give us more. Yeah it's it's a mess. It's a mess by the players in. It's a missed by the league. Now the league brings in the top players at the start of the year they have that media junket and they film a bunch of commercials and things that get shown throughout the year. Like I saw him You know the magician. That's doing all these tracks with the players. That's all done at the media tour. I really liked that stuff. Because you see the guys are laughing trying to figure it out now. Not Every interview has to be a grand slam but what happens too. Often I think is the players so either are uninterested or distrust what the interviews about. They don't give anything and it's not that you have to give up deep dark secret. Just pretend to be entered to to be interested watched Kesari cap and in the other day. Do over the boards interview before the game and I and I guess I am picking on him but I don't really mean to. It's just the latest one.
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"Tony almost passed on us. I hope people remember but yeah that minor green in your resume. Actually my house through a super bowl party that we had and went light down and thankfully his wife a spur enough to realize that it was worse than just a headache and we went to the hospital and had hours of surgery and consequently you know he's fine but listen he was just all hurting soil You know ray never. He never cheated. The game at all. Practice played heart. They love the game and just I was so blessed to have him as a roommate. he was my last roommate after he couldn't go anymore for a while. I decided that was it. I was going to get my own. We're stuck at France today. Chat with them quite a bit and I always remember how good that line was in the Toronto series of Corey Mellon Mike Donald. Tony Granato they got the game winning goal or they put us up for two three in that game seven But nobody plays more hundred more desire and and pound for pound the toughest guy that ever played with. Just the pleasure play with excellent Gretz. We WanNA thank you for joining us and taking a good junkier day away to to be part of the ranger eggs hockey podcasts. Thanks for doing this great day. Thanks guys thanks wing. Man Ray number of stories there that I hadn't heard before coming from the great one wing. Gretzky we we. We spent the better part of probably twenty four twenty five. Maybe twenty six minutes talking to this guy. We could've talked for hours because when you when you hear wing tell the stories you can you can hear you can almost feel the passion that comes out of the history of his game. I'm I'm most amazed with with the detail that he watches a play with these breaking down mcdavid goal and and of course the way that he played but he talks through establishing a new frontier in the in the southern United States. But he's given credit to everybody else you know. It's always been a trademark of him. His humble he is. I'm just astounded for as much as Wayne does for our league. There would be no end to the asks for him. What an ambassador for the sport that he is and can be It's it's really remarkable. I I loved listen to them. Tell the stories that he did. Did you appreciate the Audio Cameo from tiny? The ran drugs hockey on ASCA. Pretty clear that tiny runs at home. So as we're recording the the interview I've got a dog walking service. Normally they just opened the door and tiny goes running but apparently it wasn't the usual dog Walker so there was a stranger at the door. Hence the outburst from tiny the RENDERINGS MASCOT. I ninety with not having any of that. No luck we We need to FAG. Nobody right I I'm pretty sure it was warm. Ish in Astravo was it or or did you require the novus jacket. No no I needed it It was warm ish and then all of a sudden the wind hit and it was cold. So if if I didn't have it I would have been caught in a bad way. Warm comfortable The jacket is fantastic. It looks good to start with. But it's great if it looks good and it doesn't keep you warm doesn't do it. It's supposed to do Minorities jacket was hit it out of the park again over and Estrada the and everything you've just said applies to notice and this podcast really is about novus because early in the podcast. We talked about you doing laundry and you talked about just talked about how windy it was in the Czech Republic. All novus jackets are wind. Proof right are you probably felt that you experienced that Czech Republic they're breathable and perhaps just as important as any of that their home so you can just fire that thing right back into the clothes washing machine. What do they call them? The washing machine. I had to close watch. What we I'm like. What are you four is? I don't know what I'm doing is just given full props to our pals at Novus for making you look good which is never easy making when me look good which is next to impossible so thanks to novice for Always being there for the rain dregs podcasts. Guests.
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"Was probably becoming predictable and then when the players start to smell it then you really have to make a move. You like they were traveling. When the heroics of this effort came into play in Toronto Connor mcdavid goal versus the Toronto. Maple leaves on Monday. I know you've seen it obviously multiple times. I mean when you see once you've got to watch it a dozen times just to to make sense of what connor mcdavid did Morgan Riley and the impact. He finishes in in scoring an unbelievable unbelievable goal. You know we use goal of the year as as Cliche but I mean this one has to be an early. Favourite candidate is hitting the hot for two thousand twenty. I assume something might be able to challenge it but the sheer brilliance of what he did at the speed he did against the defenseman. That is a hell of a player and Morgan Riley. Now you put it all together and I mean it was. It was a thing of beauty it really was and I did watch it. I was on the plane I saw you know on on twitter and then I watched it again and then I watched it at home and like one of the things I was most terrified of in the NHL was getting a pass. And then having a one on one against the defenseman. Because I knew I could never beat him. No matter who was back there was no chance that I was going to be able to get around this guy. And then you got the whole rink looking at you like this kind of embarrassing. Because I can't get by the guy that guys were good and I can't get by him. That's not my game and he took it and just undressed riley like it was spectacular. I mean the edge work this. Yeah the deception. It was all there is. It was a thing of beauty. His level of confidence mirrors his athleticism and creativity. I think that's why I expect the unexpected now and as as glorious as that goal was and it probably will be the the goal of the year. I'm waiting for the next one because I know there's going to be a next one from Connor mcdavid. I. I can't debate it. I just I'm trying to figure out how could look if a better his ability to go super fast in one direction and then changed. Directions without losing speed is astounding. I would say is I think about the changes in the game with the players. That ability across the board is has grown more and more to the player's ability to change direction on their edges without losing speed. We couldn't do that. We could change directions but it took a lot lot more time than this. I mean that that stuff is broken. Thinking of the guys I think a Jack Eichel how he changes directions right like these. You can go across that nate McKinnon like then of course Mick Davids the. It's the prime. He's he's number one at at all. Well Wayne Gretzky perfect seat in Toronto. Watching that game no question. He was out of his seat in celebration in the Mcdavid goal he`ll. He'll join us on the rain rigs hockey podcast. Coming up shortly. speaking of greatness. And you know it's it's a category that we have to put mcdavid in now. Obviously Wayne Gretzky for many top of the list. Alexander Ovechkin Ray. Six hundred eighty four goals scored two against the Ottawa. Senators in our wrote of the sense Earlier in the week. I mean it's conceivable now tied for eleventh. All Time in goals was six hundred. Eighty four with James Salani. It is conceivable is it. Not that he could. He could catch Gretzky's eight hundred ninety four. Now there's a two hundred ten goal gap as we're recording the podcast here. Who which isn't chump change by any means. But are you a believer that it could be done? He's thirty four or do you just get. It's it's an impossibility at this stage. I don't think it's an impossibility in the reason I don't is because obese game in my opinion will age pretty well because he'll still be able to get to the front of the net not as often but he's still going to wait two hundred and thirty pounds. He's still going to be a horse. He's going to get in there. You can stand there like a statue in the left circle and score ten to twelve goals. A year can score thirty year. Thirty five goals a year. We have another fifty goal year. Pass this one in. Because he's GonNa need a year or two. That are big ears. Yeah so what does he have now? Does he have twenty nine. Twenty eight something like that. Yeah we don't want to say twenty six. That sounds right. I think he was twenty four going into that Ottawa game. So is going to be near fifty again you know. Can he do it again? One more time that that's going to be critical to whether he can score of these two hundred ten goals you know. He's going to have to have one big year. He's going to have to average near thirty five goals a year. It's possible I hope he gets close and I think Wayne would hope gets close to because the excitement for the game would be astounding like the records that could be challenged. Just think the most all time goals that that would be amazing. Now Wayne is both most humble person. You can come across but I would never cheer for anybody to break my record away. Plus Stamkos has as four hundred nine plus. Now he's all right right and I saw. Her name was was was an achievement. No question yeah. I saw this thing like He was You know it was quite a milestone for him you know. He was really excited about passing it. I was hoping it was going to go into a six year slump. Be Honest with you. I'm sure you were by the way one thing about lovie because I think he's GonNa get close. I'd like you'll be in the ballpark anyway. Put it that way whether he gets there or not. I guess is is. It's you know we'll we'll we'll find out but it's astounding. He did this. You know the the number of goals he's got to tie Salani. That's three hundred less games. I know and also think about three hundred less games. Amazing what he's done well and that's six hundred and eighty four goals in eleven hundred twenty nine games and again just as a as a point of Reference Wayne Gretzky scored eight hundred ninety four goals in fourteen hundred and eighty seven. Nhl Game Salt provided over. You can stay healthy. Obviously you know we're saying he's got a chance Let's kick over the Montreal Canadians. Wrap up top five rape. They lost to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Seven-game winless earlier. This season are seven-game winless. Now as we're recording earlier this season they went through an eight game winless stretch. They've now lost to the Detroit Red Wings three times this year. They could miss the playoffs for the fourth time in five years can can you make sense of this because the market in Montreal is getting warm right now and starting to point fingers and call out names? Well I can make some sense of it on a couple of things that that really are tied together. Montreal doesn't have offense that's GONNA come from explosive players guys that can change the game. Standalone player you know. Their offense has to be across the board right. It has to be depth. It has to be one through four lines. They have to play really near the top of their capabilities to be a successful team while Joel. Armenia has had a fantastic area thirteen goals last year. Got Eleven now. And then he's out along with Brendan Gallagher you know. They're they're top score along with Paul Byron along with Jonathan Drouin. Who had been playing terrific hockey? So you ask any team or look at any team. They take four of their top nine. Four words out of the lineup. They got problems. If you don't have guys that can carry your team while then you got even bigger problems. That's kind of where Montreal is offensively more Berge and the GM said look. We want to stay in the race until the end of the month and we get healthy. I don't even know if they're in the race. Still no you know and so we can look at the immediate and then if you go back and take a look at their draft choices in the first round only from two thousand nine to two thousand fourteen with the trade of Michael McCarron Nashville. Six straight first round picks and they don't have anything for it not so good and those those guys are between twenty eight or twenty nine and twenty two at this point like. That's that's safe. Four of those six picks work you know and there's Nikita sure back and Louis Leblanc back in the day and Michael mccaren you know or those are three of them and they just Jared tenacity is another. They just haven't worked for them and they're paying the price for that So would you be among the chorus of preaching patients or do you think? Berge has to step up even as difficult as it is to make meaningful trades in season. It can be done. Otherwise have done it. He's done it. Would you be patient and allow the Montreal Canadians to meander forward? Missed the playoffs again. And do their work in the off season. Or would you be one would be preaching for Change at the state why? I don't think they can make anything happen right now. That will change the season. The only way I'd make a significant move now as if it if it has benefit going forward the problem Montreal has talked about the first round. Picks they've got some really good young talent and then they carry price Shea Weber in the middle part of that is really where the issue start to sit so. I don't know if you've ever tried to do two things at the same time. It never works no right. You're looking for your keys in your conversation. Now you forget what you're talking about is you're looking for your keys or you go to pick up your keys. And you forget the conversation when you straddle the fence you can catch yourself right in the middle do exactly. And that's where they are. They've got these. You know these stud older players in price who by the way has been not even average this year. His statistics are not even average and Shea Weber had a fantastic year. You've got them at one end of the roster then you've got a bunch of young guys that just doesn't work. They're trying to get younger and better. And then they've got these there twenty million dollars tied up in two players. I don't know how you make a meaningful trade now to fix that but getting into the draft. They've got to use some of their cap space. They could take players on that. Other teams are looking to create cap space with. Yeah you might be able to get high price player from somewhere else because they can afford it rather teams can't do that good stuff rape. We've got Wayne Gretzky. The great one coming up on the Rangers Hockey podcast. And of course a little bit later a weekly staple throat punch ask gray and grades.
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"He's now playing professionally in Europe but at the tournament in Toronto at Twenty fifteen and Slovaks made it to the semi finals. They were chanting his name in the building. Eighteen thousand people chanting his name. Where is he ever going to get a greater moment than that? Was there pressure to it. Yup You bet there was and that's just the way it is the tournament itself Yes. Tsn has helped make it what it is. They've broadcast for thirty years but if this tournament was going on in the middle of the woods while would anybody care what anybody watch? Would there be anything to it. No of course not. This was an opportunity to connect to something that most of us feel when we watch our kids play our kids watch it on TV. Our Kids WanNa be these younger kids that we see Keel Akil Thomas with the winning goal or Barrett hate and plank through a shoulder injury or you know the brilliance of Alexi last frontier. They WANNA be these kids. What's I don't even can't even build a case for what would be wrong with that. No absolutely nothing all right well. We'll we'll exit the Czech Republic With this cute you had some issues getting to the Czech Republic. Well I know I mean you you eventually got. There has to fly along the way. I mean that stuff happens. Coming home was it. Flawless was again like clockwork smooth. Is June on broken glass? It was it was just fantastic. I I'm not sure if it's because I missed the flight on the way over. But somehow all my seating got thrown into the blender so we get to the gate to the check in counter and in Frankfurt Germany. And so I go check in get by Seating Passes Forty D. and twenty eight e. Neither of those are seats. That I'm particularly interested in also in there are no pods in the fortieth row. They're they're smaller pods. You Sit Upright frozen road and so I do fly one hundred and fifty thousand miles a year and I am kind of like a million and a half miles you also you kind of get moved to a more comfortable seat. There were no more comfortable seats. I'm not sure what happened so I'm at the gate. I'm checking in and the there's a connection that Mrs somewhere else so a seat in thirteen thirteen opens up man. I'm all over that like you can't believe so the the woman at the gate. She's really helpful and she says okay. This is your seat. There's still a chance you could get upgraded to business so now I'm like man. I perked up like this is going to be great. Yeah so I'm just waiting around the gate inch. I hear her say into her cellphone. Vonda bar and I'm like and then she hangs up and she turns to me and I'm like this is unbelievable like I just came from Forty D. and I'm going to end up in a pod and she goes good news and I said Oh. I just want like that not for you. The other passenger made so far not doing the bar for me so I ended up enrolled thirteen which was a hell of a lot better than forty. That's awesome and then if Gore had been on his game now if I were there there would be pictorial. Evidence of this would on another to light to Gordon other flight. Which was so. Gordon went Toronto going West but I will say this I will give Gord props. He put together this trip that that we went to Berlin to watch landon play. Yeah he put together a couple of other things that I would have never figured out. The trip turned out to be fantastic. We were we had a great time and come back and I'm jumping back in. My first game is Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg and the jets. The jets had an unbelievable Yup game last night against Toronto looking forward to getting back into it all full. Nhl SWING AND WE'RE GONNA kick over into the top five topics that we wanted to discuss this week but before we do that. We've gotTA pay some bills. I WANNA thank our great sponsors for making a podcast possible going to start with. Novus dot com great luxury outerwear that both and I enjoy and a number of our guests as well Andy Dot CA. You can use code ray fifty for fifty dollars off your matters. Sure how thoughts thank you. You can call them at one. Eight four four two three five sure and watch dot CA. Thank you for the great guests gifts and LAGARTO DOT COM use. The code rate tend to Get an unbelievable discount there as well. If you're interested in jumping on board and supporting the rain dregs hockey podcast go to rand. Dregs DOT com. There's a link there for more information on sponsoring the PODCAST Ray. What about the Tampa Bay? Lightning holy smokes. I mean before you left. I think in fairness many of us in the media were wondering with all the coaching changes and whatnot. You know with John Cooper survive and if the Tampa Bay. Lightning didn't respond in some fashion in the second half. What would you embrace bond do now? At the at the time of this recording here on Thursday the Tampa Bay lightning of one eight straight and their second in their division points percentage. I mean that's a fairly remarkable turnaround in relatively short period of time. It's amazing what eight games does for you and I think we're all kind of sitting around waiting for Tampa Bay to catch fire. They they got kicked in pants pretty hard last year when Columbus just shove them out of the playoffs not just that they beat them but they beat them in four games. Tampa looked The looked rattled when they when they got knocked out. And so I think the view was all will see how they respond. But they're not going to be able to really be evaluated until you get into into the playoffs and then pretty soon. October rolls around. They went into New York around the end of October. And they just got spanked. They got crushed and it looked bad so now they've got all these issues. Why checked in a little bit in Tampa and talk to a couple of people there and they felt that early on that. They didn't outside of that week in New York where they were terrible that they'd played. Okay didn't get any points in overtime. Because they never got any games to overtime they they lost didn't regulation so now they're a little bit behind the eight ball. They hadn't played as many games as everybody else sold their. You know your points are GonNa lag a little bit in the in their division. I was given this stat so this this kind of made me look at things a little differently in the Atlantic Division. They've been in the top. Three in points percentage for ninety of the first hundred days of the season. So while we're looking at the points it's really the percentage that matters because everybody's GonNa get to eighty two games anyway of actually right. So they were. They felt like they had played better and not were and weren't rewarded. I don't know if that's the case. All the time like there was another gear there in Tampa for sure but the things that they're working on drake's or trying to be they're trying to be harder in front of their net and in front of the other net. They're trying to take less penalties. Be More more disciplined. They've been practiced. They practice focused that they. They think they're making progress while this stretch would tell us it. They're probably a pretty good groove right now and no matter what happened in the first couple of months there. We are with Boston. Toronto in Tampa sitting at the top of the division again and in whatever order Boston's played themselves back to the pack the lease and the lightning. Or go on the other way. And they're gonNA Mishmash around for those top three spots in the Atlantic well while the Tampa Bay lightning round a good groove the Nashville predators in a nasty rut which ultimately cost Peter Laviola job. Peter Laviola out as head coach of the Nashville predators. John Heinz in tough start for John. Heinz I claim on on the bench. But you know it. Was this somewhat predictable. I guess the only reason I was surprised a little bit by it was the timing. The fact that David Paula general manager probably a week prior to said he wasn't contemplating coaching change but in fairness deployable he. Also then you know as part of the Media availability when the change was announced in hiring of John. Heinz was now said. Look you know the tipping point for me was the classic and how the the Nashville Predators essentially folded in in the outcome of that game man. Coaching is tough is I mean. It's tough but when you look the record of Peter Laviola divisional wins with national presidents trophy a trip to the Stanley Cup. Final do do you just Kinda Slough this one off by saying look every. Nhl Head coach has an expiry date and a shelf life and it was time for change. Why I don't I don't recall ever hearing anybody saying Peter. Laviola doesn't know how to coach your that or that is teams. Don't play style at the players like to play and I do believe eventually that you've got to change the record a little bit and by that. I mean that a coach is going to get let go. I don't sometimes it's not fair. I would say in Nashville. Peter had been there five years but the expectations are very high in Nashville. They've been so good for so long that the team seemed to have lost the reg there. They lost their their ability to play well enough for a long enough period of time to win enough games and so a couple of things. That always are red flags for me. I whenever a coach gets fired I look at I look at three things. immediately Look at the power play. I look at their penalty killing and they look at their goaltending And say what are those because the goaltending will always sink a coach anyway for some but the the special teams if they've got good personnel. Which Nashville does if they're not right. That's kind of a red flag for me. So they're powerplays twenty-third their penalty killing twenty nine. Not You know obviously very not nearly good enough. We know the goaltending has been awful. Aca Rene is sixty second in the NHL. Eight ninety four save percentage which would be fine except this backup is to behind him. Uc Sorrows is sixty fourth. And he's got an eight nine thousand two. You have goaltending like that. Your coach all of a sudden becomes pretty stupid. Be Good goaltending. The coaches really smart. So if you look at their team the goaltending has been good. The special teams haven't been good. They've had a good many players that have under achieved by a long shot kyle tourists. They're paying him. Six million bucks got five goals in thirty five games. He might benefit because pretty clearly him in. Lavi let were not even on the same page. They weren't even in the same book. Michael Greenland is a free agent. At the end of the year. He's got fifteen points is is lowest point total in thirty six games in right his career. Arvidsson got nine goals in thirty games. He's a hell of a player. But that's not nearly enough for him and Ryan Johansen who he traded Seth Jones for. Yeah right like they traded. Seth Jones one of the League's best defense and he's got twenty six points in forty two games so you mix all of that in the only guy that's really had a good year is Roman Yosi Llosa's on eleven game history l. Yet nineteen points. He leads. Filip Forsberg by fifteen points. So you gotTa defensemen leading your team in scoring by fifteen points..
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"New Year everyone and welcome to our first episode. Two Thousand Twenty. It is episode fourteen of the Ray and rigs hockey podcast. Darren Gregor along with Rape Ferraro. Rare you well rested I I mean. I'm I'm watching on twitter this week. You're back from the Czech Republic. You're back in the NHL Grind. But YOU'RE GETTING UP TO FORTY FIVE. Am Pacific. I mean clearly clearly. You're traveling your body clock aren't meshing right now. No happy New Year Drake's to you and to all our listeners. Hope everybody's got the nice start out to the new year. I am not even close to being on time. So yesterday. Today is. I believe Thursday. So yeah it was. Wednesday is up to forty five. What do you do it to forty five in the morning? I'm better be sleeping on the day. I do a lot of things at two forty five. Imagine but you weren't you haven't gone to bed yet. No no so. I did a couple of loads of laundry my expenses and book my travel for into the end of March so I was very productive at six o'clock. My head hit my desk like a stone and slipped till eight when the kids got up. And we're ready for school so I'm limping along but no I'm I'm getting there. I'm getting well look. We had Cami on the podcast not that long ago and she described meticulous and sensitive. You are to the cleanliness of your environment and I've witnessed this firsthand traveling with you and obviously sees on a day to day basis in your home but let's back up here a little bit. I share in your appreciation and O'Kane of doing laundry because to me. Laundry is like a fake chore. It seems like you're accomplishing a lot. With very little effort you throw the clothes in there now. You don't even have to worry so much about whites and darks and all that just because all of that and then you let them dry but I I where grow weary of doing laundry is the folding part of things and and you know if one sock doesn't match on pissed off like who would do that. Put both socks in the hamper. And let's get let's get going with okay so I don't mind the folding I I like it to me. It's like it is fake work. It's not like it's hard No. I'm not washing the clothes like my grandmother used to do like. I just pitched him in a machine and I throw them into the other one. The the socks thing he drags you are. You're a few steps in front of me. Okay I've got a thirteen and a ten year old. The chances that those socks all get into the dirty clothes is about zero percent. My favorite is when they clump them up in a ball and throw them in so they all I either. So that's my that bugs me and could anybody throw a shirt in? That's not inside out now that that's not happening so anyways. I like the. I like knocking off all the laundry. I like it clean but I just I go into back. I turn the music on like we're the laundry is and music and folk laundry. Not that's there you go so so looking at value in episode fourteen. We're we're now presenting laundry tips on the podcast. Do not separate anything. It's a waste of time and goes in together. Do not dry your wife's jeans and then she's really sour at you. Because what are you doing all? That's bad news. I get strict instructions when it comes to my wife or my daughter's clothing. Don't dry this or better yet. If you're drying for an hour stopping at thirty and make sure that you hanging so that. I'm going to do that all right. I'm telling you when I push starting the next time I go back. There is what I hear the thing. Go off all right. Talk about kicking off two thousand twenty with a mega guest. Wayne Gretzky the great one is going to join. Us later in episode fourteen. I this guy need as me for a lottery isn't a hockey aside. But he pops up and curious places and he does a ton of travel and it's not all hockey related travel specific to the oilers obviously is son-in-law Dustin Johnson kind of a big deal on the PGA tour. So you'll participate in that. But he's kind enough. Ray Takes fifteen twenty minutes to join us later in the PODCAST NOT GONNA lie. Get Nine on. The podcast is twelve better efforts. I would say I would say I would say so. It is it is amazing to me. How certain athletes and certain sports transcend time because there? There's a period of time when an athlete retires. Now they're still really relevant because everybody remembers them but now you're you get a generation or two away from their playing days. Gretz retired in right around two thousand right. Nineteen Ninety nine nine now. So it's twenty years so anybody. That is twenty five years or twenty eight years old or younger. They have no real recollection other than highlights our old gout. That's on of the brilliance. That Gretz had we talked yet. They know him and then we could talk about this later. But I I. I know you on on twitter earlier. We're of course all in all of the congregated goal in Toronto on on Monday. And we'll talk about that later in the show as well coming up as part of our top five items as a matter of fact but then someone tweeted something about video of Mariel Bugle and it must've been obviously back in the nineties eighties whenever it was but he was getting hooked and hacked and everything from his defensive line pretty much through threes homes and he's still scores a goal of. What would amuse me about? That was all of the backlash that we see. And we hear about almost on a game by game basis for those who are connor mcdavid fans and I think we all are obviously about how he's you know obstructed on a shift by shift basis that it's not even close. Who's watched that video if you haven't seen it Ivory tweeted it. You could find it my twitter account. Just watch it and please note at no time. Did an officials hand to go in the air so I tweeted out. There were six hooks on this play and Andre Kole. Petar answered decide. You missed to hold as well. It was it was A. It's an amazing piece of video. Know what I do remember dregs about that about that time when Mario complained about all the hooking and holding he actually was criticized. Pretty roundly furthering complainer. Now you look at it and you go well. No wonder at the time. We didn't even notice. That was just the way the game was but he was like. This is ridiculous and he was more than right. And it's proven to be right because the game has changed so much that the video is fantastic by two referees. Imagine the number of goals. Mario would've scored Wayne. Gretzky finished his career with eight hundred. Ninety four I mean if the game were called the same way you would have scored six hundred goals. Gretzky widow scored over a thousand. I mean and Mary Likewise Mary would have been literally unstoppable on the six foot or yeah with that ability. Just think of him. Eric Lindros in today's game. How were you gonNA stop them? Cau- Mario's at a different level but Lindros injuries aside. Who is going to stop him? You wouldn't you just. You just couldn't know all right. We've got plenty coming up on the podcasts or throat punch candidates or warmed up teed up ready to fly. We'll take you into the segment ask Ray and dregs. And we'll also announce her first half winner of the rate and Greg's hockey fantasy pool. Now you're just back from the Czech Republic. Tell me if I'm wrong here. The gold medal game between Canada and Russia has to be has to be up there among a highlight game. That you've called to this point of your broadcast career. I would say in the top few that I've done to them. Gold Medal Games. One of them was the other day when Canada down three one in the third period came back to to win against Russia. The other would have been twenty fifteen Canada Russia gold medal game. Was this six five wild crazy thing in Toronto unbelievable and what I what really connected me to that game dregs was. I was between the benches for this last one. I was up top like you could see these kids just like emotional swings in the game. It was just amazing. This tournament gets better and better More and more people watched we had over four million people watch on tsn and rds. And that's a game from Europe. That was eleven o'clock in the morning back here in Canada On against some pretty heavy traffic on. Nfl playoff weekend and things. But the game just seems to draw more and more people in I can't remember a better final in Europe that that we've gotten to call. It was amazing. I want your thought on travel experience coming back because that that always amuses me and our podcast listeners. But I'm feeling a little testy but feisty today so maybe we'll we'll leave the European experience with this. I I give him noise when media or fans start the tournament. And you can you. It's like clockwork every year. Where they're like Oh. Dsm puts too much pressure on these young boys. You know this is all about TV. This is all about ratings. I mean these kids would give anything to make this team and to have the opportunity to win a gold medal for their country. Of course there's pressure but isn't there pressure on an eighteen. Nineteen twenty year old Blair in playing in in the Memorial Cup or in the playoffs or any big game in college junior etcetera. I mean do you get is annoyed by The the negativity that comes prior to this. Turn on the so-called pressure resided. Of course I do. I mean now that I. I've done the tournament nine times. I'm certainly more sensitive to it. More sensitive to the criticism that as you say is like clockwork when the tournament starts funny. Part is most of the people that are bitching about the tournament. They're watching it so if it so offensive to them. Don't watch now. The tournament is fantastic. It these kids play their hearts out. They get a chance to to wear their country's flag on their chest and for many of them a good many of them. These are the biggest most important games that they will ever in their lives. I remember a goalie. Dennis God la the first place for Slovakia at.
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