Dec. 17, 2022

Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Rod Brind’Amour + NHL Playoff Format Needing Change


‘Rod the Bod’ joins the pod! The Hurricanes head coach spoke on the very competitive Metro division, Canes off-season acquisition of Brent Burns, and practice strategy to keep his team fresh for when it counts the most. Brind’Amour also reflected on his playing days, lining up against childhood hero Guy Lafleur, ’06 Stanley Cup victory, and the ‘awkward’ feeling of hearing his name as a Hockey Hall of Fame snub every year.   

Headlines covers the two other hot teams in the Metro division, Tristan Jarry’s stellar play helping the Penguins to an undefeated December (thus far), and Gerard Gallant off of the hot-seat as the Rangers continue to put up W’s. Connor McDavid’s post-game comments are discussed as the frustrated superstar disagrees with the NHL’s situation room, and Ray calls 'safe' on Ryan Reaves after a massive hit on Filip Hronek. Plus, what the NHL can learn from the DEL and their ‘play-in’ playoff format.

Betano’s Kris Abbott was in-flight racking up air miles during today’s recording. He sent in his NFL picks and the guys zero-in on what should be a snowy Bills/Dolphins matchup this weekend. Ray talks Messi fandom and the guys look at betting possibilities ahead of France vs. Argentina in the World Cup Final.

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