Jan. 17, 2023

Canucks Re-Build/Re-Tool, Evander Kane’s Return, & Tragic Passing of Gino Odjick


Ray & Dregs kicks off with a ‘wild’ weekend in the NFL, Ray draws a hockey parallel to the Jacksonville Jaguars wild comeback win over the Los Angeles Chargers. The guys deliver another packed pod for your hockey listening pleasure!

Headlines covers the latest NHL news, which features the Vancouver Canucks a lot these days! Canucks President of Hockey Operations, Jimmy Rutherford, delivers a press conference that points to imminent  changes in Vancouver. The guys talk Bo Horvat’s support for head coach Bruce Boudreau, likely departures amongst Canucks leadership, and the salary cap causing a stagnant trade market across the league. Plus, the tragic loss of Canucks legend Gino Odjick, his impact in the community, and the legacy he leaves behind.

In other news around the league: the long awaited return of Evander Kane as the Edmonton Oilers look to get back on track, Calgary Flames finding ways to score, and the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche sitting outside the playoffs. Ray gives his ‘between-the-benches’ perspective on the new Torts ban on iPads, and whether the tablets can be a distraction for players.  

Kris Abbott joins the show and recounts ‘Super Wildcard Weekend’ in the NFL. Kris talked a rollercoaster of emotions watching his bet in the Bengals vs. Ravens matchup, and how a 4th quarter defensive battle worked out for him in the end. Ray takes another ‘dub’ in the pod’s NFL picks, and makes sure Kris and Dregs know they missed again… just like a certain Cowboys kicker.

Ask R+D sees questions on GM’s vetting players from other teams before trades, David Pastrnak hitting the ‘cash register’ with every point, Toronto Maple Leafs trade deadline needs, and Mr. Bryan Mudryk puts Dregs’ curling knowledge to the test. 

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