Oct. 13, 2022

Butt Checks and ‘Lucky Luc’ Interview Bombs w/ LA Kings GM Rob Blake

Ray’s former teammate and LA Kings GM Rob Blake joins the show! Blake talked everything from his playing days, to the current Kings roster. He recounted his 2001 Stanley Cup victory with the Colorado Avalanche, a bone crunching ‘butt check’ on Andrei Kovalenko, and going from playing ‘GM’ at the back of team busses to now actually holding the position. Luc Robitaille HAD to join the fun as the President of LA Kings hilariously ‘interview bombed’ the pod. 

Headlines covered the latest news after a busy slate of NHL action! The guys discussed Toronto Maple Leafs' defensive woes, David Pastrnak saying 'Show Me the Money' to the Boston Bruins with a 4-point night, and the Edmonton Oilers erasing a 3-goal Vancouver Canucks lead to start 1-0 on the season. Plus, is the availability of Barry Trotz a looming threat in the league’s ever-spinning coaching carousel? And, Ray lays out an idea to ease salary cap woes as team are forced to limit their roster sizes. 

Kris Abbott talked juicy Montreal Canadiens odds as the Habs bested the Leafs in the season opener, and early jitters making for great NHL underdog bets. The trio also made their NFL picks of the week; Ray takes his 3-0 record and makes a Mark Messier-like guarantee that he will stay undefeated!

In Ask R+D, Ray is asked about handling setbacks in his hockey career, the biggest ‘break’ while trying to achieve his dream (the answer might surprise you), and favourite arenas to broadcast games from.

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