Hockey Hall of Famer Börje Salming received an emotional ovation at the Toronto Maple Leafs game on Saturday, as the Leafs legend battles ALS. Salming’s impact as one of the first Swedish-born NHL players paved the way for his fellow countrymen to have their moment as well. Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s speeches from last night, and their unique careers are discussed as the guys talk what the bar is for a Hall of Famer. Roberto Luongo’s Italian-Canadian upbringing has Ray remembering his NHL journey, and the comforts of home, like freshly ironed boxers!
Headlines includes the St. Louis Blues capturing a MUCH needed victory over the defending cup champion, Colorado Avalanche. If a struggling Blues team can use this as a springboard to save their season, and decisions ahead for GM Doug Armstrong if they don’t. Jake Muzzin’s - perhaps permanent - absence causes concern for the player’s well-being, and also for an already questionable Toronto Maple Leafs blue-line. Plus, could changes be coming as soon as this week for the Vancouver Canucks?? According to Dregs, Bruce Boudreau’s position behind the Canucks bench could be vacant any day now.
Betano’s Kris Abbott was absent as he’s galavanting in Greece; he’ll be saying ‘Opa!’ when he hears the guys praise his NHL bets. However, it was another team ‘L’ on NFL picks as Aaron Rodgers heard the pod picked the Cowboys, and promptly got his groove back. Stanley Cup odds are discussed, rough starts for the St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins have the guys eyeing if those teams rebounding could result in an improbable cup run.
Ask R+D continues the Swedish trend this week as a listener from Jämtland asks about ‘decriminalizing’ the offside rule, and sparks another idea of a ‘grey area’ for the coach's challenge. Plus, the Winnipeg Jets surprise resurgence under Head Coach Rick Bowness - coincidentally Alfie’s first NHL coach - and the brick wall that is Connor Hellebuyck.
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